07/13/2009, Samsung has been busy finding a way to conveniently add a keyboard in its touch phones and this is one of the ideas that they have patented… That’s interesting, but it seems really hard to hold. At the moment, there is a delicate balance between thickness, display size and typing speed (physical or virtual keyboard). There’s something for everyone, but I bet that you all want the best of each, […]
07/13/2009, You have been warned that the Samsung Omnia II was landing at Verizon soon (this month?) but here are some photos of the black version. Do you prefer it to the white one? If you missed the boat on what the Samsung Omnia II is, here are the highlights: 3.7″ AMOLED 800×480 Display (yes!!) Windows Mobile 6.1 667Mhz CPU GSM, 3.5G 7.2Mbps 5 Megapixel camera, 720×480 video recording at 30fps […]
07/09/2009, The Nokia N97 is the tip of the spear in Nokia’s smartphone lineup. It is the most powerful, smartest and fully featured phone of the company. It is also the first Nokia phone to make use of a large touch-display and that alone has raised the expectations from die hard Nokia fans that have refused to switch over to the iPhone. And Nokia has put quite a lot of work […]
07/06/2009, Telus will be making available the BlackBerry Tour and HTC Snap later this month (on the 15th, to be exact), followed by the HTC Touch Pro2 on the 21st. You will need to fork out $249.99 for the BlackBerry Tour, while the HTC Snap is much cheaper at just $29.99 (albeit with a contract). Apart from those, there is no word on other pricing options, but rumors point to a […]
07/03/2009, If the hacking group called iPhone Dev-Team won’t release their Jailbreak, it seems like someone else will. Developer George Hotz has released the Purplera1n jailbreak software for iPhone 3GS and by all accounts, it seems to work. This one runs on Windows XP and Vista (Windows 7 and Mac OS aren’t supported, apparently – it’s weird for Windows 7). The jailbreak assumes that your iPhone runs with OS 3.0 (for […]
07/02/2009, O2 might get all the media love with its Palm Pre win, but Orange has already rebounded by offering the (not as cool, but still nice) Toshiba TG01, a smartphone with a zippy fast Snapdragon processor. You can’t tell on the photo, but it’s big, I mean, comfortable. It’s true that the display is impressive and we’ve played with it enough to tell you that it is fast, and reacts […]
07/02/2009, Last week, HTC officially announced its new Hero Android smartphone that will hit the market in Europe later this month starting via Orange UK, and Orange Spain. No words was said about the US /Canada market. Today, it got the FCC approval, with 850/1900 MHz 3G bands, the ones that AT&T operates on. Some recent rumors claim that Sprint could also launch the Hero, but we need to see a CDMA version […]
07/01/2009, We’ve known for a while that the BlackBerry Tour would be available at Sprint for $199 (w/ 2yr contract), but the date is now official: it’s July 12. It’s actually the same offer (and the same day) then what Verizon has, but it’s the best BlackBerry offering for both carriers. Official page.
06/25/2009, We can certainly understand that there’s nothing like playing with a new gadget and the iPhone 3GS owners, who have been eagerly waiting for the video support, agree. Over the past 5 days, the iPhone 3GS is said (by YouTube) to be responsible for a 400% increase in mobile video upload, which is appreciable, even if mobiles represent only a small part of YouTube’s uploads. It will be fascinating to see […]
06/25/2009, Verizon Wireless has just rolled out its latest HTC handset that will run Windows Mobile – the Ozone. Using this will further deplete our ozone layer due to the amount of greenhouse gases emitted during the manufacturing and transportation process, and isn’t green in any way – but then again, how many handsets are environmentally friendly? The HTC Ozone will come with Wi-Fi connectivity, global roaming capability, VZ Navigator and […]
06/23/2009, Palm’s Pre is a pretty decent handset, but that doesn’t mean their older offerings aren’t solid enough for today’s use. The Palm Treo Pro is now available for just $399 unlocked, knocking off $150 from its retail price in a bid to woo more customers to their fold. For those who want to pick it up at an even cheaper rate, make sure you qualify for a 2-year contract with […]
06/23/2009, The HTC Firestone is back on the rumor mill in what seems to be the first clear render of the smartphone, and it is tipped that this model could see the HTC Touch HD being relegated to being its predecessor since they both boast a rather similar design. Meant to function on Windows Mobile 6.5, features of the HTC Firestone will include a generous 3.6″ WQVGA display, a 600MHz processor, […]
06/22/2009, We were playing with the TG01 and the Kinoma Player Recently The Toshiba TG01 has finally launched in Japan. Docomo is the first carrier to offer the Windows Mobile smartphone. The TG01 is known for its large size and slim profile, but also for its speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that runs at 1Ghz. We’ve recently experienced the device and it is true that the TG01 is very snappy. While the […]
06/17/2009, LG has just announced a new GW550 smartphone that will target business users with its Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, and will occupy a similar market as with the HTC Snap. Features on the LG GW550 include the following :- QWERTY keyboard 2.4″ QVGA display 3-megapixel camera 7.2Mbps HSDPA/2Mbps HSUPA connectivity Stereo speakers Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE Between the LG GW550 and the HTC Snap, which do you prefer?