Tag: cell phone
iPhone 4 vs iPhone 3GS – my big purchasing decision.
When Apple announced the new iPhone 4 would go on sale in the US on June 24 and likely in Canada at the end of July, many people became excited about the prospects of having the latest and newest iPhone. There are many reasons to be excited about the newest iPhone, but for someone looking to purchase an iPhone should they automatically go for the 4 or are there reasons to choose the 3Gs? Let’s examine the pros and cons of getting the new iPhone 4 versus going with the current iPhone 3GS with the corresponding upgrades.
10 reasons to skip the iPad this year
On Wednesday, Jan 27 – Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s new device the iTampon, I mean the iPad (sorry bad joke and it has been overdone) with alot of hoopla and media attention that no one does better than Apple. When the iPhone came out it was truly revolutionary – it changed the cell phone game but this device, the iPad is not likely to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor.
Why not? Well for one the smartphone market was (and still is) taking off and Apple entered the game late after RIM had demonstrated that the cell phone market was going to Smartphones in a big way. But the iPad is not a smartphone it’s a tablet PC or Apple’s iTablet. And tablet PCs have been around for more than a decade already and it hasn’t caught on. So Apple is attempting to drive a new category. What that category is – is not clear. I’ve heard – it’s not a smartphone and it’s not an eBook – so its a Smartbook. I’ve heard that it is in the netbook category and I’ve also heard of course that it’s in the tablet category. Whichever category it’s in, this is more niche that mass.
LG Chocolate BL40 Cell phone Review
Before you test your taste buds, read on to see if LG’s latest Black Label cell phone, the New Chocolate BL40, lives up to the high quality standard of some of the past devices like the Shine and the Secret. Take your pick, the New Chocolate is available in the keypad-toting slider or the full touch screen with both handsets running LG’s S-class user interface.
The BL40 is not here just for the unique look but the quality feel of the user interface as well. The user interface and touch screen input is very smooth and sensitive, and commands are easily entered with the lightest of touches. Also, with the support for gesture controls, you can access menus by drawing simple icons on a touch pad and set up each of your frequently used menu items to be accessed by one of the twelve gesture icons stored in the handset.
Nokia N97 Cell phone Review
The wait is over, the widely anticipated flagship cell phone for Nokia, the Nokia N97, is now available in Canada as of December 10 th,2009 exclusive to Bell and just in time for the Christmas Holidays. For the smart phone lovers what this means is yet another device that you can dare to compare or simply add to your wish list or Santa list which ever will make it a reality.
The device specification sheet reads like a must have list: 5-megapixel camera, tri-band HSPA, WiFi and Bluetooth, Qwerty keyboard and tilt touch screen, GP and MP3 Player, all features which are comparable to most smartphones in the market today. Also, the Nokia N97 cell phone makes use of a large 3.5 inch touch-display and can be used as a pure touch phone in many instances which rivals the Apple iPhone. It is also similar in size to the iPhone and Blackberry family of phones. But the question is does the Nokia N97 live up to the hype? Read the rest of this entry »
It’s Not Just Green it’s Clean
Last thursday as I was putting out my recycling box by the curbside, reading the news on the climate change summit printed on recycled paper, drinking my orange juice from the recycled carton, while my laundry was being washed in eco-friendly cold water detergent in my energystar rated washing machine, I recieved a call from a charity company about recycling old clothes, but was thinking about my to do list of places I needed to drive to in my low emission vehicle, to pick up some eco-materials to make the house more energy efficient when all of a sudden the phone rang again and it came to me. In my consciousness to make all things around me environmentally friendly as much as I could I realized that the device closest to me was not….until now! Read the rest of this entry »
Garmin Review – Navigation Good, Smartphone Bad.
Garmin introduced the G60 cell phone at the 2008 Mobile World Congress in Spain and it is now just arriving in North America. It has been a difficult and long road to market. For Garmin’s first attempt at a smartphone, the G60 seems like a product that is half complete. The design is a simple box like shape with a special soft coating that makes the phone feel very secure in your hand. It has a 3.55″ resistive touch screen with a 272 x 480 pixel resolution. The screen isn’t the sharpest picture, but it is clear. Blue-tooth, Wi-Fi and 3G are standard. Read the rest of this entry »
Blackberry Tour 9630
The Blackberry Tour 9630 is a gentleman’s phone with a ladies touch or switch it around which ever works for you. It’s sleek and sharp styling makes it a perfect fit in your hand or in the smallest of purses. The built in Internet browser along with multimedia functionality, email capability, social networking and a wide variety of other applications make it truly a mobile solution for those on the go or just simply looking for a great smartphone. If you are anything like me, a good camera is a must have feature in a phone. The 3.2 Mega Pixels camera takes marvellous pictures with its automatic focus feature, LED flash and a two times digital zoom feature. It also allows you to record videos to capture those once in a life time moments. The famous video formats include WMV, H263, H264 and MPEG4. Read the rest of this entry »
Great opportunities exist to recycle cell phones
Why is it when we think about reusing or recycling, we rarely think about our old cell phones? It either goes in a drawer somewhere or straight into the garbage. But you can do something about it. Give it to someone who needs it, donate it to charity or recycle it.Why are we not making every reasonable attempt to reduce our carbon footprint? When we think of going green, why don’t we think of cellphones? In Canada, there are over 20 million cellular phone subscribers and studies show that Canadians, on average, keep their cellphones for roughly 24 months. Read the rest of this entry »
8 Key Palm Pre Features
A far cry from Palm’s glory days in the PDA space the Palm Pre enters the smart phone market with much anticipation and is expected to return some respectability to a company that has struggled for several years.
However, let’s not dwell on the past and focus on what the Palm Pre brings to market:
1. It’s beautiful and it comes with a full slide out Qwerty Keyboard with 3.1” touch screen and 320×480 resolution.
2. The Palm Pre works as a phone when slid open or closed so the ergonomic design is even more appreciated.
3. Connected Calendars & Contacts allow you to bring multiple calendars into one logical view of your appointments, so contacts with information scattered across multiple sources (Gmail, Facebook, etc.) are all grouped together.
4. Universal Search, as the name implies, searches all of your contacts, applications and Google or Wikipedia for that matter to narrow down results as you type and intelligently present the results to fit your search.
Key features of the LG keybo cell phone
The LG enV2 or VX-9100 aka KEYBO is a handy messaging phone, with intuitive functions and a QWERTY keyboard for easy text, email, and instant messaging. It also comes with a 2.0 megapixel camera/camcorder with auto focus for picture and video messaging. It comes with a 1 GB memory card expandable to 8 GB to store thousands of tunes. There is a small internal screen, stereo speakers, and GPS. Read the rest of this entry »