Archive: November, 2009
Cell Phone Batteries Lasting Till the End of a Contract?
To all of our benefit, battery manufacturers have made a significant improvement over the years on the life of our cell phone batteries. Many of us can not live without our phones; I have mine glued to me at all times. One of the greatest challenges for cell phone batteries is their limited life span. Can a cell phone battery actually make it to the end of a three year contract?
There are several types of batteries that are found in cell phones, two of the most common are nickel metal hydride and lithium ion. Older cell phones used nickel cadmium batteries which had a memory, meaning the phone will only charge to a certain level, no matter how long it stays on the charger. Read the rest of this entry »
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Sony Ericsson is no stranger to the Android mania that is quickly spreading through the wireless landscape. Set to unveil its first Android phone in early 2010 nicknamed “Rachael” but officially named the Xperia X10 Sony Ericsson, now joins the ranks of handset makers such as Motorola and HTC to use the Google Android operating system. The phone runs on Android 1.6 platform which is one step down from the latest Android Version 2.0 and features a new user interface called UX. Read the rest of this entry »
Motorola Droid Review
I’ve seen the commercials on TV and heard about the launch of the Droid, Motorola’s comeback smartphone which has its eyes targeted at the iPhone – the new standard bearer in this space. While this device was launched in the US on Verizon’s network with much hype, it is still unclear when it will be launched in Canada. Rumour has it that it is likely to be an exclusive TELUS device and while we would like to see this device for Christmas in Canada Q1 next year is more likely.
So what’s cool about this device! Read the rest of this entry »
Garmin Review – Navigation Good, Smartphone Bad.
Garmin introduced the G60 cell phone at the 2008 Mobile World Congress in Spain and it is now just arriving in North America. It has been a difficult and long road to market. For Garmin’s first attempt at a smartphone, the G60 seems like a product that is half complete. The design is a simple box like shape with a special soft coating that makes the phone feel very secure in your hand. It has a 3.55″ resistive touch screen with a 272 x 480 pixel resolution. The screen isn’t the sharpest picture, but it is clear. Blue-tooth, Wi-Fi and 3G are standard. Read the rest of this entry »
Motorola Cliq Review
In this corner weighing in at 4.8oz, standing at 4.5in tall with a 3.5in diagonal display, a built-in capacity of 16 or 32 gigabytes drive, standby time of up to 300hours(12.5days), sporting either black or white case options, Apple’s touchscreen smartphone Assasin the iPhone3gs
The Challenger; weighing in at 5.6oz, standing 4.49in tall with a 3.1 display, an expandable microSD up to 32gigs, standby time of up to 325hours(13.5days), sporting titanium or white case options, is Motorola’s social skilled monster the Cliq. Read the rest of this entry »
The truth is that there is something terribly wrong with the cell phone industry in this country, isn’t there?
If you listen, you hear frustration and confusion. But what do you do about it? What can you do? You are but a single individual. How can you possibly make any difference? Individuals have no power in the wireless industry. That is what we’ve been conditioned to believe. But it is not true. This is the reason why we are here; to remind you that it is individuals who always hold the power. The real power. Individuals like you. And individuals like me. We created myCELLmyTERMS to offer you a voice, a solution. Our goal is to give you a positive cellphone experience. An experience without frustration, trickery and free of confusion. An experience where you have the power to choose as you wish. Read the rest of this entry »
Quick side-by-side comparison of the BlackBerry Bold & the BlackBerry Bold 9700
The new BB Bold 9700 is RIM’s latest flagship device. The Bold 9700 is slightly smaller than the older BB Bold by about 5-7% (i.e. Length, Height, Depth) but has a much sleeker look and feel than its predecessor.
Beyond the smaller size, the first thing you will notice is the new track pad as opposed to the older track ball. For those of you who have had problems in the past with the track ball this is a welcome change. For those stuck with the older BB Bold for now, a little bit of rubbing alcohol on a q-tip seems to be the remedy of the day for the track ball problems. Read the rest of this entry »