Archive: June, 2011
What are the differences between 3G and 4G?
If you have been listening to cell phone companies in Canada and the US you can get completely confused with all the “G” symbols and what it means. To make matters worse, Apple complicates the discussion with its iPhone labels, 3G and 4. So what does it all mean? That is what I wanted to find out myself so I did a little research and this is what I found.
RIM’s future will hurt Canadian Pride
I just returned from a trip to California, home to some of the biggest companies in the world – Google, Apple, Facebook, eBay, NetFlix, Zynga to name a few – and it was an enlightening trip to say the least. While en-route, I observed what appeared to be an abnormally high number of people that were all part of the white head phone wearing, or white AC cord charging tribe. It seemed like everyone was part of the – you guessed it – Apple tribe. Like any good business person, we want numbers; after all, numbers don’t lie. So while waiting for my connecting flight in the Dallas airport (Major international hub by the way) I decided to move my analysis from anecdotal to empirical. In other words, I was determined to get some metrics to share with my team and prove my observation right or wrong. So I literally used the time (4 hour stop over) to count the type of smartphone devices people were using. Here are the results from my observations:
Blackberry’s latest smartphone combines the look and feel of the Bold 9700/9780 with touch screen functionality. Those loyal to the Bold series will definitely love the touch screen interface. The faster processor speeds will be noticeable to the traditional blackberry user.
The BlackBerry Storm 3 with OS 6.1- Is this the winning matchup?
The BlackBerry Storm 3 9860 code named “Monaco” will be released in Q4 of this year along with other popular models such as Torch 2 9810 and Bold 9900 Touch. We’ve seen the previous Storm generations and from all accounts this Storm sequel will position itself nicely among other top market phones. It comes with 3.7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display that support multi-touch input and an eye-catching resolution of 800×480 pixel. Read the rest of this entry »
The title alone should send a few shivers through the RIM camp and rightfully so. BBM is the glue of the BlackBerry experience today and iMessage, just announced by Apple at WWDC today, threatens to rip that badge of honor right off – literally and figuratively.
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Is your cell phone really dangerous?
With the WHO recently declaring cell phones as “possibly carcinogenic” there has been renewed interest in the health risks associated with the technology. It is easy to agree that a reasonable level of caution is called for when addressing how elements of our lifestyle, like phones, affect our health.
But do cell phones cause cancer? The truth is that we don’t have a conclusive answer one way or the other.