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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Blackberry 9900

Today RIM announced two new BlackBerry QWERTY bars to join the Bold lineup - the Touch 9900 and Touch 9930. Both smartphones feature 2.8-inch VGA touchscreens and run on the newly announced BlackBerry OS 7
The Blackberry Blod 9900  is a GSM device with quad-band GSM and tri-band HSPA+ support (up to 14.4Mbps HSDPA). The Blackberry 9900 is a dual-band CDMA phone with support for quad-band GSM and dual-band HSPA+ global roaming.
Now that we've made clear the specs. Both phones are virtually the same inside and out. They are each powered by a 1.2GHz processor and 768MB RAM. According to some previous information the chipset we are talking about should be the Snapdragon MSM8255(GSM)/MSM8655(CDMA) with a Scorpion CPU and Adreno 205 GPU. But we guess we'll have to wait and see if that's accurate

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900/9930

The Bold Touch duo have 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreens with a VGA resolution (that's 287 ppi density), slightly redesigned QWERTY keyboards, 5 megapixel cameras with 720p video recording, 8GB of internal storage and microSD card slots.
The connectivity package is impressive alright - there is dual-band Wi-Fi - 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz and 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz, NFC support, GPS with A-GPS and Bluetooth.
Both Bold Touches are 10.5mm slim and run on the newly announced BlackBerry OS 7 - it separates personal from corporate data, comes with an upgraded browser and HTML5 video support.

BlackBerry OS 7 browser beats iOS, Android browsers

The Blackberry OS 7 listed browser improvements as one of its major selling points. Some benchmarks from RIM show impressive results – the browser bests Mobile Safari and the Android Browser at JavaScript and page loading times.
Tests were run on the new BB Bold Touch 9900, which went head to head with the iPhone 4, Google Nexus One and Nexus S. An old BlackBerry running the BB OS6 with the old web browser was used as well.
The new browser in BB OS 7 loads pages 1.6 times faster than the one in the previous version – 7.8 seconds to load a page on average versus 12.4 seconds for the old version. Panning and zooming is much faster too, says RIM though they didn’t provide numbers for that.
The JavaScript engine, which got a JIT compiler, flew past the mobile browsers on iOS and Android. The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 ran the Sunspider benchmark in 2.84 seconds (lower is better), while an iPhone 4 passed it in 3.23s, the two Google droids posted times between 5 and 6 seconds and finally, the BlackBerry OS 6 browser did it in 10.8 seconds.
Of course, what RIM neglected to mention is that all things equal, the Bold Touch 9900 has a 20% advantage in pure clock speed – its Qualcomm CPU runs at 1.2GHz, while the rest of the competition have their run at 1GHz (and the old Berry runs at much lower speeds of course).

Friday, 15 April 2011

HTC Touch Cruise

Windows Mobile, HTC this week introduced its latest smart phone, the Touch Cruise.
Like those smart phones, the Touch Cruise sports HTC’s proprietary TouchFLO technology, which essentially works with an advanced touch interface onto the Windows Mobile GUI. This HTC will challenge Apple's iPhone in every way.

As a result, the Windows Mobile 6 Professional is capable of recognizing and responding to the sweep of a finger across the Touch Cruise's 2.8-inch, 240 x 320 pixel (QVGA) touch screen..
TouchFLO is even supposed to be intelligent enough to distinguish between finger and stylus input and then responds accordingly. Sweep your fingers across the display to launch an animated, three-dimensional interface comprising three screens: Contacts, Media and Applications.
TouchFLO also delivers finger touch scrolling and browsing of Web pages, documents, messages and contact lists.
With it, HTC bumps the integrated camera, for picture and video, up to a higher resolution 3 megapixel over its first two TouchFLO models, which sported 2 megapixel shooters.
The Touch Cruise measures 4.3 x 2.3 x 0.6 inches (110 x 58 x 15.5 millimeters) and 4.6 ounces (130 grams).

LG Optimus

LG Optimus, to get the gingerbread software.
The LG Optimus 2X will be getting updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread this summer. That’s according to the Denmark’s support site. The release date for the update isn’t as specific as some of you might have hoped for, but it's still something.

LG is staring to take off in a big way, how ever not so in SA. The Gingerbread soft ware will go along way in building the LG cell phone market.

For those users who are looking for a cheaper version of a tough screen this is definitely the way to go.

Nokia W7

The latest handset launched by Nokia the Nokia W7 and there after the W8 have ahd some mixed reviews.
It seems they could try to make a bigger impression with some completely fresh designs to really shout about the birth of the WP7 Nokia but what we actually receive could still impress

having said that there are ixed reviews this handset has cirtianly got the specs to make an impression in the market place. The W7 is currently being used inside Nokia as a test Smartphone and will be launching soon. As for its design it is said that it will have full resemblance to the recently announced.
On the other hand chances are that the next Windows Phone 7 Smartphone, the W8 will have resemblance to the currently available and will be launching later this year. However several reports claim that the Windows Phone 7 Smartphone wont ship until 2012.
So folks will you be interested in getting your hands-on these new upcoming Windows Phone 7 Smartphones?  Share your thoughts with us and stay tuned because more information is about to come

Monday, 28 March 2011

Benq-Siemens Snaked

Benq Siemens Snaked Concept Phone

Benq designers thought of women too and presented Snaked. This is a "reptile" looking phone, creepy somehow, but still is very cool. The Snaked is a fashion phone for sport loving women, because it also has body monitoring sensors to help the ladies keep those fine shapes.

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Watch Designed Handsets

Though the idea of a cellphone watch is not so new, the TripleWatch designed by Manon Maneenawa has an interesting triple flip technique that allows the user to transform the watch into a normal cellphone. When used as a wrist watch, the phone has a speaker button that allows the user to answer the phone and hang up while driving.

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Somehow similar to the Snaked concept, the NEC Tag is a flexible phone concept that can be , for example, hung from a belt or wrapped around the arm. Interesting is that the phone has shape-memorizing material and sensors that allows the phone to change its shape according to the mode.
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