With all the fuss surrounding iPhone 4 announcement you may have missed another announcement made by Apple at the WWDC event. Steve Jobs mentioned it when talking about the pricing of the iPhone 4, so understandably the attention was focused elsewhere.
So yeah, the rumored 8GB version of the iPhone 3GS is finally seeing daylight. Read more »
Last Friday was a busy day for the employees at Sprint stores – it was the day when the mighty HTC EVO 4G hit their shelves. The Android-powered flagship has single-handedly improved the carrier’s 1 day sales record – and quite comfortably at that.
Sprint’s previous launch day bestsellers were Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct, but the EVO 4G (previously codenamed as HTC Supersonic) managed to sell 3 times as many units and even caused temporary shortages of the device at some of the 22 000 sales locations. Read more »
Have you ever wanted a BlackBerry or Nokia E72 running on Android fuel? Well, dream no more – the QWERTY bar Acer beTouch E130 is exactly that kind of device and will be released later this year.
The Acer beTouch 130 packs all the basic features – 2.6-inch QVGA touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel snapper, 416 MHz Ericsson processor (now that’s a first), 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, microSD card slot and the nice front-facing full QWERTY keypad. Read more »
Tablets are a hot commodity these days and it seems almost every company has a prototype on display at this year’s Computex. Unfortunately, there are only few tablets available on the market despite the huge demand. It’s like all hardware companies either totally missed this wave of touchscreen tablet love or manufacturers simply lack the optimized OS needed for creating a compelling tablet computer.
Whatever may be the case, the Intel’s Moorestown platform currently seems as one of the most promising upcoming tablet solutions. The Quanta Redvale tablet shown off by Intel at Computex is a living proof. Read more »
The HTC HD Mini just got what appears to be its first firmware update. Unfortunately, it only brings some minor changes. In fact there is only one improvement – the ringtone sound quality. So if you were unhappy with the way your ringtones sound on the HD Mini, it’s time for update.
When it comes to contacts management and telephony the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S has got several nifty features up its sleeve. We can hardly find any compromises Samsung has made in that department. But you should know that if you’ve read our recent review.
We decided to get more graphical so you can see more easily how well everything works. We shot a new demo video of the Samsung Galaxy S concentrating mainly on contacts management and telephony features. Read more »
No, Firefox web browser is not likely to appear as a native iPhone application anytime soon. But Mozilla are already working on a native iPhone app that syncs your browsing history, bookmarks, and opened tabs. Meet the Firefox Home for iPhone.
I’ve been using various workarounds to sync my currently opened tabs with my iPhone. I’ve tried saving those pages to ReadItLater. I’ve also tried bookmarking the webpages and later on accessing those through the Xmarks website – the service I use for bookmark syncing. But none of these are as convenient as the upcoming Firefox Home.
Microsoft demonstrated Windows Phone 7 interface and gaming abilities at the reMIX event in France. Their latest mobile OS was up and running on an unidentified Omnia HD-like Samsung headset and performed quite impressively.
The results from the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S dedicated video playback battery test are out and they might be quite surprising to some. A lot has been said and written about the Android handsets poor battery life recently but obviously things aren’t as bad as they are made out to be.
Our testing procedure was pretty standard: we charged the Galaxy S until it said full and looped a standard definition XviD video with the screen brightness set to 50% until the battery level fell to 10% (beyond that point the handset automatically turns off the video player and doesn’t allow restarting it). And in the case of the Samsung Android flagship that took some good 7 hours and 25 minutes. Read more »
Nokia is really pushing hard when it comes to promoting Ovi Maps. Their latest PR stunt is unleashing a fleet of black Ovi Maps branded taxis in some UK cities – they’ll give you a free ride and let you play with a Nokia X6 while you’re traveling…
If you live in London, Manchester, Birmingham or Glasgow be on a lookout for a special kind of black taxis. The Ovi Maps branding should make them easier to spot and this promotion should last a week. Read more »
Keys are notorious for being lost easily, but who needs keys anyway? A couple of Holiday Inn hotels are getting ready to begin a tryout, which will test how good are smartphones at being keys to your hotel room…
The SuperAMOLED screen on the Samsung I9000 Galaxy S is getting a lot of attention – and it’s well deserved with its excellent image quality and sensitivity. But talking about it doesn’t give you a clear idea.
So, here’s a video of the Galaxy S screen making the screen on the HTC Desire look bad at multi-touch… Read more »