Archive: December, 2011
With CES 2012 just weeks away we are already looking ahead on what’s to come in 2012. This year’s show is scheduled for January 10 to 13 in Las Vegas to be closely followed by February’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Competition in the smartphone sector will remain cutthroat in 2012, as vendors look to improve performance using LTE (Long Term Evolution), high-resolution screens, quad-core processors and GPUs (graphics processing unit). Read the rest of this entry »
You read that right and the first question probably going through your mind is, well, why the heck not? Three months ago HP’s Touchpad, Web OS and their whole computer business were in the garbage, but today’s move could resurrect Web OS and spur a whole new level of interest and traction for HP down the road. Read the rest of this entry »
Transferring my contacts and other data from BlackBerry to Android
I’ve been a BlackBerry fan for the last 5 years and I got tired waiting for my ideal BlackBerry to arrive on the scene, so I made a switch….to Android. The decision to go to Android wasn’t rocket science, our company leverages Google for mail, calender and documents, so to keep true to work commitments with a little bit of play – can you saw “Android market” and its 10 billion downloaded apps – it made sense. My device of choice is the Google Nexus smartphone made by Samsung. Read the rest of this entry »
When your down and out it seems nothing goes your way and today a federal court in Albuquerque granted BASIS International LTD a temporary restraining order that prevents RIM from using the BBX name. I know what your thinking, how did RIM find itself in this position to begin with? They do have lawyers, right!
I really don’t know, so let’s assume it was just an honest mistake and shit happens, but perhaps more importantly, it would appear that RIM has decided to fight another fight. Here’s RIM’s response following the court order, “BlackBerry 10 is now the official name of the next generation platform that will power future BlackBerry smartphones!”
So there we go, from an attempt at being creative to the same old safety net. I guess we can assume RIM’s next generation smartphones will be called the BlackBerry 10,000 series. Let’s test that, the BlackBerry 10900 or the BlackBerry 10099. If that’s the naming convention, it really doesn’t inspire any excitement or energy, kinda feels like the same old shit. Let’s hope I am wrong but more importantly, let’s hope that RIM releases some phones that people want first and foremost.
Anyone else care to help RIM out with a new naming convention?
For fans of the BlackBerry Curve series, the 9360 model gets a decent grade for its purpose - a value based messaging cell phone. Its affordable at $50 on a 3 year contract or $350 without any contract or tab discount. Let’s review some of the key features of this phone as compared to its predecessors… Read the rest of this entry »