Archive for October, 2009

By October 21, 2009 Read More →

Dual-Screen phone – Google Android-based E-book Reader, Hyperlinking Text with Multimedia

image001 Spring Design today announced Alex™, the first e-book based on Google Android featuring full browser capabilities and patented dual screen interaction technology, the Duet Navigator™. The Alex livens up text with multimedia links, adding a new dimension to the reading experience and potentially creating a whole new industry for secondary publications that supplement and enhance original text. Alex’s dual-screen display design brings together the efficiency of reading on a monochrome EPD (electronic paper display) screen while dynamic hyperlinked multimedia information and third party input on its secondary color LCD screen, actually an integrated Android mobile device, opens a rich world of Internet content to support the text on the main screen.

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By October 21, 2009 Read More →

Reel Director – iMovie for iPhone – released


Some of the iPhone apps are beyond amazing. If you thought that some kinds of apps are not possible because one needs a full computer for them, think twice: iPhone gets them!

Reel Director allows for sophisticated movie editing inside of an iPhone:

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By October 21, 2009 Read More →

Slow start for O2’s Palm Pre, claim staff


As anticipated there has been a slow start for the Palm Pre uptake in the UK and this should hardly shock anyone. I know of a few people who picked one up and generally I’d say it’s been roughly as exciting as any other phone. O2 need to step it up as I’m sure Palm will be thinking they shouldn’t have bothered with exclusivity. Perhaps many customers are waiting for the multi-network iPhone or even the exclusivity to end on the Pre, much like myself. After the break is a pretty interesting article from Mobile Today.

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By October 21, 2009 Read More →

Acer F900 review


With the takeover of Eten by Acer, lots of new phones are hitting the market with a wide range of ‘Tempo’ branded handsets from Acer suddenly becoming available. Acer also recently launched the powerful Acer neoTouch which comes complete with Windows Mobile 6.5, so can the F900 compete?


The Acer Tempo F900


The 10 second review:

Device: Acer Tempo F900
Price: £189.99 – £184.99 with a £5 voucher which you can get HERE.
Summary: A good looking handset which is a value for money alternative to the HTC Touch HD.
Best of: Decent auto-focus camera with flash. Screen and built in GPS are a great Sat Nav combination.
Worst of: Battery life not the best, can become a little sluggish at times.
Buy it now from: eXpansys


What’s in the box?

  • Acer Tempo F900
  • Battery
  • Spare Stylus
  • Screen Protector
  • UK Mains Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Headset
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • User Manual CD

Take a look at Matt’s Acer F900 unboxing video for more.


Acer Tempo F900 Specification:

  • Processor: Samsung 6410, 533 Mhz
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro
  • Memory: ROM: 256 MB / RAM: 128 MB
  • Display: 3.8-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 800 X 480 WVGA resolution
  • Network: HSDPA 1900/2100 MHz 
    Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • GPS: Internal GPS antenna
  • Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixel colour camera with LED flash
  • Audio supported formats: WMA, WAV, MP3, AAC, AMR, SP-MIDI, MIDI, MMF, AWB, RMI
  • Video supported formats: 3GP, MPEG4, WMV, H.263, H.264
  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
    -Capacity: 1530 mAh
    -Talk time: Up to 7 hours
    – Standby time: Up to 300 hours
  • Expansion Slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Dimensions: 117.5 X 63.5 X 12.8 mm
  • Weight: 155 grams


The front of the F900 is dominated by a 3.8” touch sensitive screen below that you’ll find 4 touch sensitive buttons.

F900 front view

Acer F900 front view


On the back  a 3.2MP auto-focus camera, LED flash, speaker and battery compartment.

Acer F900 back view

Acer F900 back view


To the right we have a couple of scroll buttons (also for volume control) with selector in the middle, MicroSD socket and a dedicated camera button.

Acer F900 right side

Acer F900 right side


Left side we find the MiniUSB connector and power switch.

Acer F900 left side

Acer F900 left side


Both the top and the bottom of the handset are clear of clutter with just a space for the stylus on the bottom.

Acer F900 top view

Acer F900 top view



  • Nice looking device
  • Comes with good features for the price
  • Good price
  • Camera with flash and autofocus
  • Nice GUI
  • 3.8” Screen
  • Wi-Fi, GPS and HSDPA


  • Battery life seems worse than advertised.
  • Screen a little too shiny
  • 128MB memory should be more.
  • Sluggish at times


When I first looked at this phone, I thought it was the Glofiish X500 with a couple of changes to the buttons under the screen. It is quite a sleek, if not slightly heavy, device with a rather large screen.

The Acer shell is visually pleasing and user friendly. The shell works with two modes, either that mimicking your office desk, with calendar, memo, phone, CD player, etc on a desk with the ability to scroll left and right a frame for more of the desk, or if you scroll the screen down, an interface not dissimilar to that of the iPhone appears. It does come with the option to unload the shell if you want, but personally I quite like it. I thought the gravity sensor was slightly on the sluggish side but a nice addition to the unit.

In terms of the GPS the F900 performs quite well. I tried the F900 with google maps and it doesn’t take long to get a GPS fix from cold and probably around 10 seconds from a warm start, quite acceptable. Accuracy is pretty standard, sitting at home there is a certain amount of ‘drift’ when you are not moving but when using the handset in the car this really isn’t a problem. When you consider the cost of this handset and how much it would cost to add on CoPilot Live, for example, then it does make for a good value SatNav device with a generous size screen for in-car use.

One area that the F900 does disappoint is the headphones/headset. The F900 does not have a 3.5mm headphone socket which is now becoming standard on more and more devices. Instead the supplied wired headset connects to the handset with a miniUSB style connector forcing you to either use the supplied headset, which is quite poor, or else purchase some kind of headphone adapter in order to use your own. What a shame that the adapter is not supplied.

Where the F900 trumps the Touch HD is in the camera department. The 3.2 MP camera on the F900 comes with autofocus, flash, and lots of settings and effects. It takes about 5 seconds from pressing the camera button to being able to actually take a picture, which I thought was slow. Quality was good, flash was average, but no one is expecting to take a photo on a phone that would make it onto the cover of Vogue magazine, that said the quality is better than its competitor that has no flash. Now before you all start screaming at your computer screen I know that the Touch HD has a 5MP camera but it’s not just about the number of pixels, the F900’s camera seems better in my opinion and the flash is pretty important to many people.

I know that I’ve already made several comparisons between the Touch HD and the F900 but they are so similar in design and functionality that it’s hard not to. If you consider that the Acer F900 has been around for just a few months and you can get it for well under £200 which is less than half the cost of the HTC Touch HD at the moment it becomes a matter of economics, the HD has little to offer over the F900 with, perhaps the exception of TouchFlo and maybe the headphone socket.

The Acer Shell user interface is much the same as we find on other Acer handsets on the market at the moment, it’s kinda like Acer’s answer to TouchFlo from HTC and it’s kinda cool. You are presented with a simulated office desk complete with a window and a wall. Items on the desk represent various things from a telephone telling you how many voicemail messages you have to an envelope with your unread email count. The calendar/clock on the wall tells you the date and the time while the view out of the ‘window’ shows you the weather.

Acer Shell on the F900

Acer Shell on the F900

I’ve mentioned earlier that the handset suffers from a slow down periodically. I suspect that this is down to two things. Firstly that the handset has ‘only’ 128Mb of RAM and that the user interface itself is pretty graphically intense. Once you start loading up other applications, especially SatNav apps. you might start to notice this more. It’s not a huge problem but means that you might have to manage your application usage a little more carefully than you would on a device with more RAM.

Not forgetting of course that the F900 is a mobile phone, the call quality of the handset it pretty decent. I can hear callers clearly enough and they can hear me fine. I would like to be able to make the speaker a bit louder though as I had it on the loudest setting all the time, it would be good to have so headroom for those quieter calls but that said it’s not the quietest handset that I’ve used.

General call quality is good, didn’t have any dropped calls during the review period and no break up. Reception is adequate, on par with the majority of other smartphones that I’ve been using recently but by no means spectacular and wont compete with your average Nokia handset for signal strength, but then I’ve yet to find a smartphone handset that will – why is that?!

The large 3.8" display is good, and 800 x 480 pixels gives you plenty of room for web browsing. It’s reasonably responsive to touch and you’ll get away with using your fingers or at least your fingernails for most applications. One bug bear with the screen is that it is extremely glossy, which is pretty much the norm for handsets now, but it’s performance in strong sunlight is poor, you’ll find yourself angling the screen to be able to see it properly. Probably not such a big deal as we only have about 3 days of sun each year in the UK but more important elsewhere perhaps.

On the matter of web browsing the F900 has Opera Mobile included and as you’d expect from the tried and trusted Opera browser, it does a decent job of rendering webpages, looking much like their desktop equivalent only smaller. Opera seems to be speedy enough though. However, one area that does cause a problem with Opera is the g-sensor or accelerometer. When you rotate the handset in your hands to a landscape orientation then naturally you want the screen to rotate to suit but for some reason Opera simply refuses to play ball most of the time which is quite annoying!

We’re often asked about texting and text entry on handsets. The F900, as you would expect, has all the standard Windows Mobile text-entry methods from handwriting recognition to the normal QWERTY keyboard. You probably wont want to use the normal WM QWERTY as on the 480×800 screen it’s tiny and not easy to use even with a stylus let alone with your fingers. Thankfully Acer have included their own larger QWERTY keyboard for text entry and this takes up just over a third of the lower part of the display. The ‘keys’ are well spaced and large enough to press with your fingers without having to resort to the stylus. Text entry is otherwise uneventful.




I like the feel of the phone, and the interface. It is slow at responding to some tasks but I think this is down to the the UI and the amount of memory available to run the software, but at the price and with all the features this phone comes with, I think it’s definitely good value for money!

The F900 is one of Acer’s best efforts so far, now I wonder what they can do with the neoTouch!?

In response to a Windows Mobile 6.5, it looks like people have managed to upgrade it with ‘cooked ROMs’, but not via an official update from Acer, so far.


Review by: Gary/Matt

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By October 20, 2009 Read More →

N900: Quick Look


As release day draws near, maybe you haven’t had a chance to see how the N900 ticks, check out this highlights video from Matt Miller showing off all the best bits of this mobile powerhouse.


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By October 20, 2009 Read More →

Samsung Omnia II review

The original Samsung Omnia i900 was an extremely popular device and I loved mine when I first got it. Unfortunately as time goes on and smartphones get better and better it didn’t actually take me very long to swap my Omnia for a bigger and better device. Lets see how Samsung’s new offering, the Omnia II, compares in a market that is being pretty much flooded with new devices at the moment.


Samsung Omnia II i8000


What’s in the box:

  • Handset
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Software/Manuals
  • Case

Take a look at Matt’s Samsung Omnia II unboxing video to see what the device has to offer.


The Ten Second Review:

Device: Samsung I8000 Omnia II


Summary: Pretty much everything you could want from a phone plus more!

Best of: Nearly everything!

Worst of: On screen keyboard


Samsung Omnia 2 Specification:

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
  • 8GB Internal Memory (17GB available)
  • Processor – 800 MHz
  • Amoled Resistive Touchscreen, 65000 Colours, 480 x 800 Pixels, 3.7 Inches
  • Operating Frequency – 2G Network – GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G Network – HSDPA 900/1900/2100
  • HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
  • Wifi – 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
  • Built-in GPS with A-GPS
  • MicroSD socket supports up to 32GB
  • DixX / XviD / MPEG4/ H.263/ H.264/ WMV player
  • Camera – 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, Auto-focus, Dual Power LED flash
  • Li-Ion 1500mAh battery
  • Stand-by Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 430 h (3G)
  • Talk time Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G)
  • 118 x 59.6 x 11.9 mm
  • Weight – 117 grams with battery



The top of the Omnia II contains the 3.5mm headset jack and also the USB slot.


Samsung Omnia II Top

The left side of the device houses only the up/down volume rocker.


Samsung Omnia II Left Side

The lock switch and camera button can be found on the right. In addition there is a cube menu shortcut button.


Samsung Omnia II Right Side

On the back can be found the 5MP camera lens and flash.


Samsung Omnia II Back

On the front of the device are the send/end keys, the menu button and at the top can be found the front facing camera.


Samsung Omnia II Front



  • Wi-Fi/HSDPA
  • Camera
  • OLED Screen
  • UI
  • 8/16 GB Storage + MiceoSD



  • On Screen Key Board
  • Finger Print Magnet



A few months ago I did the review of the Samsung Jet and was extremely impressed with it, so I was looking forward to the Omnia II and expected good things.

First impressions out of the box were positive. The device feels great in the hand. Its fairly large but lightweight and I imagine would sit unnoticed in a pocket. Due to its nice rounded edges it actually feels smaller than it is.

In terms of build quality the device feels solid but very plasticy (is that a real word?) The phone is defiantly a finger print magnet but at least with the new OLED screens, that Samsung are now using, a swift wipe on a shirt sleeve will remove these marks.

All the buttons on the handset give a real click/press and feel like they will stand the test of time.

Like when I reviewed the Jet, once I turned on the Omnia II I was amazed with the screen. The colours are super vibrant and sitting beside my HTC Touch Pro2 it really put my phone to shame!

The screen is also wonderful to use. Its really smooth and makes gliding your thumb/finger on it feel almost effortless. Good work Samsung.

When it comes to the user interface on the Omnia II you have two initial options. You can go with the new Windows homescreen or use Samsungs Touch Wiz interface.


Windows Mobile Home Screen


The Windows Home screen as seen above is made up of a list of most common features and you can either scroll the whole list up and down or scroll the highlighted bar that selects the feature you require. The OLED screen make this a wonderful action. The home screen picture can obviously be customised. The device didn’t come with the above eye. I just liked it!

Screen01 Screen02


The TouchWiz option is like on many other Samsung devices and comprises of three homescreens that can be changed but flicking the screen left or right. You will see three bars at the top of the screen which shows you which screen you are on. On the left hand side of the screen is the widgets bar. From here you can drag and drop widgets of your choice onto the homescreens giving you access to common features. These can be positioned anywhere on the screen you like. The new addition on the Omnia II homescreen is the block of features at the bottom of the screen. Again these can be customised and you can have up to 10 applications here.

Both options work well as the screen is so responsive. It just comes down to personal choice which one you use. I preferred the TouchWiz option, sorry Microsoft.

When going into the menu on the phone you again have two options. You can either press start on the top left of the screen and like on all the new Windows 6.5 phones this will show you the new improved menu.


6.5 Menu

Option two is to press the hexagon between the call send and end buttons. This will pop up Samsungs own menu which is made up of four screens that can be scrolled left or right.


Samsungs Menu

As you will see above there are three option keys at the base of the screen. The “others” tab takes you into another screen that contains mainly the Windows apps that Samsung have not included in there menus, such as Facebook, Marketplace, MyPhone and Bing. Why they didn’t just put it all together baffles me but that’s just the way it is.

The cube option presents you with a onscreen cube that you spin using touch and it has multimedia features on each side of the cube. Use this if you are not in a hurry to find what you are looking for. I found it it be a bit of a novelty.

The “edit” tab does exactly as you would image. You can remove items from the menu screens and add others if required.

Both menus do the job but the Samsung one lets you edit properly and therefore I think you will find the desired app quicker than using the Windows menu where the only edit option is to move an item to the top of the screen.

Another nice feature that Samsung have brought to the Omnia II is the quick access connectivity manager.


Connectivity Manager

By touching the top of the screen it gives you quick access into Bluetooth, volume control, power options and the wireless manager where you can manager things like airplane mode. This Samsung add-on is a welcome option and makes getting to the connectivity tabs quicker than on other Windows Phones.


As the Omnia II is a phone I thought I had better cover the phone options. The home screen gives you quick access into both contacts and the dialer. The dialer is really nice to use. The keys are big and sensitive. The contacts section of the device has been tweaked by Samsung and gives a few added options over some other Windows Phones. At the top of the contacts page is a bar with five tabs on it.  These are phonebook, category ( where you can put contacts into groups), speed dial, reject (where you have the option to reject or accept all calls) and search.  As with all Windows Phones the amount of contacts you can store is virtually unlimited. Another nice touch Samsung!

Messaging on the Omnia II is pretty straight forward. You can set up multiple email accounts very easily and using SMS was as simple as expected. However I did have one problem. Although the Omnia II has an accelerometer I only managed to get it to work in a few applications excluding messaging, so when compiling emails or texts I had to use the keyboard in portrait mode and this caused me problems.

In portrait mode the keyboard looks nice but I found myself making so many mistakes it was ridiculous. When tapping a key it does give you haptic feedback and also pops an image of the key you have pressed above where you have pressed it, but I struggled. I recently reviewed the HTC Touch2 which has a smaller onscreen keypad but I was much better with that one! In landscape mode its fine but if you cant use that when messaging it kind of sucks. Maybe I have missed something in the settings but I did have a look on the internet and found some other people that had the same problem.


The camera on the Omnia II was better than I expected. The interface is very nice with lots of on screen options. You can have the flash on, off or on auto. Focus options include macro, face and auto. You can change the exposure so in low light conditions you can let more light into the lens. There are many shooting modes including, single, continuous, smile, mosaic, panorama and action. All work well. There are also many scene modes – portrait, landscape, sunset, dusk & dawn, night, text, sports, indoors, beach & snow, fall colour (autumn), firework and candle light. Samsung really want you to get the best results possible. Its a shame the other major manufactures cant supply as many features with there cameras! In the settings you can alter white balance, effect, ISO, contrast, saturation, sharpness, metering and quality. There is a timer and an anti shake option as well.

Samples – click image for full screen


Sample in auto mode (no sunshine)



Sample in macro mode


The video recorder was not quite as good as the camera but that’s no surprise. The videos were okay and looked great on the phone but once on my PC they were a little grainy.


Watching online videos on the Omnia was great. It has a built in YouTube player that is fantastic. The Omnia II supports many formats but as its Windows Mobile you can always download Coreplayer which plays pretty much any format.

Music was another superb feature. Through the speaker the music was loud and of good quality. The music player interface it pleasant and easy to use. The supplied Samsung headphones do a great job and really boost the quality of the music. Its wasn’t the best quality I have had on a mobile but not far off. The “Metallica” test was a big success! If you prefer to use your own headphones you can do as the Omnia II comes with a 3.5mm headset jack. Bonus!


The calendar was also very nice on the Omnia. I think we are finding out that most things are! Its very easy to use and there are multiple ways to view it, by month, week or day. Entering appointments was simple and nice work Samsung for re-skinning the calendar interface. It looks real good.


MSN weather comes pre installed on the device. Here you can set up numerous cites and see them in a list showing the current weather. Click on the city and it will give you a five day forecast. Nice!

The clock options on the Omnia II have also been heavily tweaked by Samsung. As well as the normal multiple alarms you get with a Windows Phone there are also tabs for anniversaries, world clock and a stopwatch. All which are really easy to use.

If you listen to podcasts the Omnia II has a podcast application. It does comes with the standard WinMo RSS reader but having a dedicated podcast app really is a bonus as podcasts are becoming more and more popular.

Being Windows the device comes with Office Mobile. This allows you to not only view, but create Word, Excel and OneNote documents. You can also view PowerPoint shows you either put on the device or receive via email. And its free of charge unlike some operating systems!


The device comes loaded with two different web browsers. The first is the latest version of Internet Explorer which I am not so keen on. The second, and better one,  is Opera Mobile. This was one of the best features on the phone. As the Omnia screen is so good, web browsing looks fantastic. Scrolling is super smooth and it scrolls faster than some other smartphones. You have the option to view the web pages like you would on a PC or you can select “mobile view” which takes away a lot of the adverts on certain websites and presents the page to fit the phone screen allowing you to only scroll up or down. I prefer browsing this way and the Omnia rendered the pages beautifully.

An added bonus, which I was not expecting,  is that the Omnia II supports flash. For example – when viewing I scrolled down and found an unboxing video. Now on a lot of phones you cannot watch the video but on the Omnia II you can just click play and the video starts just like on a PC. The video quality is not the best but its better than the other option of nothing!


The Omnia II comes with some nice games as standard. As you would expect from a WinMo device you get Solitaire and Bubble Breaker but in addition Samsung have also included three others. The first isn’t really a game. Its a set of dice. Shake the phone and the dice spin. Handy I suppose if you play a lot of board games. Next we have Asphalt 4 which I was expecting to be rubbish but its actually really good. You race a Mini around circuits and use motion to control the cars movements. Tipping left and right to steer, tipping away and down to use boost and pulling up and back to brake. I think I will have another go when I have finished writing this! Last is Crayon Physics which is a bit odd! Its a puzzle game which involves drawing on screen different shapes or lines to complete the puzzle, Its quite clever but not my cup of tea. Maybe I would have a good crack if I was really bored.




The Omnia II is an amazing device. Its a million miles away from the original Omnia. That one was good but this one is supa-doopa with a cherry on top!

The screen is without doubt the best I have seen to date. Windows Mobile 6.5 works flawlessly and a lot of the time you wouldn’t even know it was a Windows Phone.

The Omnia II offers pretty much everything you would expect from a high end device. If you are happy with a touch screen only device then at this moment in time I think this is the one to get, however there is some competition coming very soon – the HTC HD2 with some impressive hardware and a 4.3 inch screen.

Let the battle commence!


Posted by: James

Posted in: Reviews
By October 20, 2009 Read More →

3 to sell HTC Hero with Spotify



Mobile operator 3 has unveiled a plan that is sure to appeal to music fans of all ages. The HTC Hero on 3 comes complete with the HTC Hero and unlimited access to the digital music service Spotify via your mobile or PC for an entire 24 months, this service alone is worth £240.

The HTC Hero will be included for free, but the package in full will cost £35 a month for a two year period as well as an upfront fee of £99. Other benefits of the Spotify Mobile tariff includes 750 minutes to other mobiles, unlimited texts, unlimited calls to other 3 customers, unlimited email, internet browsing and Facebook as well as free Skype-to-Skype calls.

Initially exclusive on the HTC Hero, 3 expects to extend the service across a range of products including Mobile Broadband. By having Spotify on your mobile, customers will have access to the extensive jukebox the service provides whenever they are in a 3G network. Even when offline you will be able to access any playlists you have created, great for listening on the Tube!

Spotify Mobile on 3 will be available from November. More info here.

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By October 19, 2009 Read More →

Microsoft and Danger recover “most” Sidekick user data


These past two weeks have been one hell of an emotional roller coaster for Sidekick users, but it looks as if all isn’t lost as Roz Ho, Corporate Vice President of Premium Mobile Experiences for Microsoft posted this message on T-Mobile’s Sidekick forum:

We are pleased to report that we have recovered most, if not all, customer data for those  Sidekick customers whose data was affected by the recent outage.  We plan to begin restoring users’ personal data as soon as possible, starting with personal contacts, after we have validated the data and our restoration plan. We will then continue to work around the clock to restore data to all affected users, including calendar, notes, tasks, photographs and high scores, as quickly as possible.

We now believe that data loss affected a minority of Sidekick users.  If your Sidekick account was among those affected, please continue to log into these forums for the latest updates about when data restoration will begin, and any steps you may need to take. We will work with T-Mobile to post the next update on data restoration timing no later than Saturday.

So just what was the cause of this who debacle? Oh you know, just another one of those “system failures” caused by a mischievous data gnome that triggered a “data loss in the core database and the back-up.” Oh well, it happens. At least you’re likely to get getting your data, one months free service and a $100 gift card for the inconvenience. Or maybe not the last two parts?

[Source via BGR]

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By October 19, 2009 Read More →

The Blackberry … watch!


You might recall that RIM was rumored to be following down Sony Ericsson’s path of branded Bluetooth watches to accompany its phones, and now, it looks like we might have the first real renderings of the final product before our eyes. This here wrist candy is possibly called the "inPulse" (not to be confused with Verizon’s similarly-named prepaid offering), featuring an OLED display, real-time message preview, and presumably some sort of glance-able caller ID to make needlessly pulling your Tour out of its holster a thing of the past. Interestingly, it seems like the watch isn’t being developed in-house — instead, work has been farmed out to some company dedicated to the BlackBerry aftermarket with an official announcement expected "soon." As far as we know, Sony Ericsson’s watches — which arguably look nicer on account of their analog / digital hybrid design — haven’t been hot sellers, but who knows, maybe RIM’s got some neat tricks up its sleeve with this one.

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By October 19, 2009 Read More →

Firefox heading to Android

fennec_logo2 With little or no chance of ever being able to make it through the draconian approval process of Apple’s iTunes App Store, Mozilla, the not-for-profit organization behind the Firefox browser, is betting on two major, if emerging, mobile operating platforms: Maemo, Nokia’s new Linux-based operating system, and Google’s Android OS. But don’t count on Mozilla supporting RIM’s BlackBerry OS anytime soon.

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