Archive: April, 2010
Blackberry Pearl 9100 3G Review
The new Blackberry Pearl 9100 3G will be available on the big 3 networks in Canada – Rogers, Bell and TELUS in a few weeks. The Pearl 9100 is the smallest smartphone in the blackberry line up. At 4.25 inches (108 mm) x 1.97 inches (50 mm) it is almost identical to the first generation Pearl 8100s. But it does come with a few enhancements.
The Pearl 9100 is essentially a supped up version of the Pearl 8100 with the enhancements which indicate the growth of the smartphone space, particularly:
Apple’s iPhone and iPad will soon be able to run more than one program at a time, a feature that all iPhone users have been waiting for. Many of Apple’s rivals already perform such tasks making some Apple customers anxious and contemplating a new device. We won’t see these changes on the iPhone until later this summer for the iPhone and the fall for iPads. With the new operating system, users will finally be able to do such things as surf the net and listen to music at the same time, or use Google Maps and pull up contacts or use another app without having to quit an application before starting a new task. This is the most anticipated feature in the new OS. Read the rest of this entry »
Is it worth doing a Back Flip?
The latest Android phone to touch the North American markets is the Motorola Backflip. Now # 5 on the release chart for Android phones and # 4 for Motorola; let’s see if there are any significant improvements worth ditching the old for the new. One thing for sure the unusual back flip design is definitely raising some eyebrows. It’s all about “Look & Feel” with this device.
If you dare to compare, the BackFlip and the recently released Motorola Cliq, both have very similar specs:
- 528-MHz Qualcomm MSM 7200A processor,
- 320-by-480 screen
- 5-megapixel camera
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- 2GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB),
- Full HTML browser, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS Read the rest of this entry »