Archive: October, 2011
Android Handsets continue to dominate the market with 10 of 11 phones listed below all having the green robot against their name. The one category missing from this line-up is Window Phone (Mango) devices which Nokia is expected to release early 2012 with Lumia 800 and Lumia 710. As you recall BlackBerry released 4 new handsets – BB Bold 9900, BB Torch 9810, BB Torch 9860, BB Curve back in the summer and is rumoured to release new Bold 9790 which encompasses 9900, 9780 and the 9860 and is expected to be widely available in Canada on multiple carriers later this year. Still yet to see the new line up of BBX devices but don’t hold your breath as we probably won’t see them before Q2, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
Windows Mango – Nokia Lumia 800 and 710 Review
Let’s face it, Nokia and the North American market are like oil and water – they don’t go well together. In fact, Nokia has lost significant market share over the last 2 years largely to Apple and Android devices. But can its partnership with Windows turn these fortunes around?
The latest device from HTC is nothing short of impressive. The HTC Amaze is loaded with features and functionality that make it one of the must-have devices of 2011. The upgraded version of the HTC Sensation, the Amaze delivers a great user experience. So let’ see what’s under the hood. Read the rest of this entry »
Given that Google bought Motorola this can be considered the new Google made phone. It is the thinnest smartphone in market today at a slender 7.1 mm – by comparison the iPhone 4S is 9.3 mm. This cell phone comes stacked with a powerful dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 MP Camera, a front facing HD camera, and will have Android 2.3.5 (ginerbread) installed. The Droid Razr ships with 16GB of memory, that’s 16GB on board and it also comes with a microSD card slot for expansion. Don’t let us forget its 4.3 inch Super AMOLED advanced display with qHD resolution which makes it capable to stream Netflix content in HD (first cell phone to do that).
One of the coolest devices of the year will be coming to Canada soon. Samsung and Google have officially launched Android’s first ice cream sandwich smartphone called the Google Nexus Prime. The Nexus Prime promises to deliver an impressive Google experience. The features and functionality on this device are sure to blow users away. So what we can look forward to with the launch of the Samsung Nexus Prime? Read the rest of this entry »
Upcoming WP 7.5 Phones
With the latest announcement from Microsoft on its new and improved Windows Phone 7.5 “ Mango” OS, we wonder which of the handset makers will adopt this new platform? We do know HTC with its upcoming release of Titan and Radar cell phones will feature WP 7.5; Samsung’s Omnia W to be released in UK end of October is also slated to have Mango. However, Microsoft is still relying on Nokia to deliver its real big-time status. It is rumoured Canada will get the full suite of Nokia WP 7.5 devices (Seray, Sabre, Ace & Sun) early in 2012. Stay tuned to get release dates and best pricing on these devices but in the meantime checkout what Mango has to offer. Read the rest of this entry »
Updated: January 6, 2011
I’ve had a scary experience unlocking iPhones that I hope no one else has to go through. Having unlocked phones already, mainly BlackBerry phones, I thought that unlocking iPhones would be just as easy and not as complicated – boy was I wrong. Here is what I learnt…
In an attempt to stay relevant, RIM announced its latest feature called TAG. By simply tapping one Blackberry smartphone with another, users can exchange documents, contact information, BBM contact info and multimedia content. So what does this mean to user?
The BB Tag feature looks to provide an efficient and real-time solution for sharing information. Unlike Apple iOS and Android that use Bump, which uses cloud based algorithms, BB will utilize NFC (near-field communication)wireless technology. For BB users, this is a nice have. In order to take advantage of this feature, the user will have to download the Blackberry 7 software update, when released. The recently unveiled Blackberry Bold 9900/9300, Curve 9350, 9360, 9370 will support TAG. RIM will look to promote TAG to the developer community, through its API’s, in hopes that they utilize the functionality within their own apps. (Very un-RIM like)
As cool as TAG sounds, I don’t perceive this added feature as being a must-have. Existing BB users will like it, but will new users come because of it? Probably not. The key will be what else will we be able to do with it as NFC technology develops.
If you are in the market for a new iPhone, you are likely wondering whether or not upgrading is worth the money now, or if you should take advantage of the many deals we are seeing on the – soon to be older – iPhone4. The deals for the iPhone4 have been amazing of late and i mean amazing, even free in some instances. And if you think that isn’t great, the iPhone is never FREE on a contract so this is a big deal.
Looks like we all got it pretty wrong today with Apple’s non announcement of the highly anticipated iPhone 5. What we did get, however, was a serious upgrade to the existing iPhone4 in the same package called the iPhone4S. The new iPhone 4s enhancements are really all about the guts, you know the inner workings, but for many a little soft on the glory. You see, once a new design for the iPhone was off the table or a new iPhone5 many peoples expectations were thrown a curve ball, so everything else seemed pale in comparison. However, the new iPhone 4s with iOS5 – the new operating system – has over 200 new enhancements such as…