Archive: December, 2010
The year 2010 in Review
It’s typical during this time of year to reflect on what transpired over the last 12 months. Well we did just that and came up with our own Top 10 for 2010. This year was a big year for the wireless industry in Canada, with the new entrants finally getting off the ground, the iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Torch launch just to name a few. In fact you can easily identify 20 stories which would make this top 10 list, but after rigorous debate, name calling and some hurt feelings, we managed to reduce our list to just 10, and here it is:
The world’s most powerful cell phone: LG Optimus 2X Review
LG electronics unveiled the Android LG Optimus 2x as part of its Optimus line up for next year. This is the first commercially available cell phone with a dual-core processor. I remember just the other day imagining that a cell phone will have more computing power than a desktop computer. Well no need to imagine any more that time has come. We’ve entered a new era.
The LG Optimus 2X processor was developed by NVIDIA which is known for developing amazing graphics capabilities for desktop computers and laptops. The daul-core Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip runs at a clock speed of 1GHz which runs with low power consumption and high performance video and audio capabilities. This phone is expected make web browsing, application usage and multitasking “super” smooth and easy to use.
Bud Phone to the rescue for Canadians
I know what you are thinking. Bud Who? Yup, thats right, Bud Phone. It’s an application for your smart phone that will give you free long distance in several cities across Canada and it just might be your new found buddy. Freephoneline.ca and Budweiser have partnered to bring this amazingly simple, yet powerful application to the masses so kudos to them both.
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Let’s take a look at the new HTC Desire Z!
A review of the HTC Desire Z seems to be timely here in Canada as we gear up for the Christmas season. This cell phone is available on Bell’s network for $79.95 on a three year term for those holiday shoppers looking for gifts. If you are wondering what’s the difference between the Desire Z and the Desire, well it has a new Z-hinge slide-out keyboard and touch screen. It is essentially the HTC Desire with a slide out keyboard, the regular HTC Desire just has a touch screen and its larger cousin the HTC Desire HD (available in the US) also is without a keyboard. So for those cell phone users out there who feel more comfortable with a keyboard maybe this phone should be on your check out list.