Archive for January 13th, 2011

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Is this the BlackBerry Dakota?

BlackBerry Dakota

BGR.com has posted yet another new BlackBerry on their site, this time the BlackBerry Dakota which could be the perfect BlackBerry for millions of users. The Dakota is rumored to be of a Bold form factor but this time with a touch screen. That sounds pretty perfect if you ask me.

The Dakota allegedly comes sporting a mobile hotspot, HD video recording and BlackBerry 6.1

You can see the full specs after the break:

 

Posted in: Rumours
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BlackBerry Curve “Apollo” info hits the web

BlackBerry-Curve-Apollo

The guys over at Boy Genius Report appear to have scored a bit of a scoop – information about the next generation Blackberry Curve codenamed Apollo – including the image on the right.

According to BGR the new device is going to have a 480×360 screen, a 5-megapixel camera, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSPA 7.2Mbps radio with NFC capabilities.

Other highlights include Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, 512MB of eMMC, 512MB of RAM, a 1050 mAh battery, a Tavor MG-1 800MHz CPU all running BlackBerry OS 6.1 and squeezed into a unit just 11mm thin.

For the full article head over to BGR at http://www.bgr.com/2011/01/13/exclusive-next-generation-blackberry-curve-appears-brings-specs-with-it/#

Posted by: Iain

Posted in: News
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SSD bypass for a Netbook

OCZ With Christmas coming, I decided to give my netbook a present – performance upgrade in the form of a 64 GB SSD hard-drive from OCZ. Was it a practical gift or just an expression of love for the undeperforming cutie?

Remember when Apple charged an arm and a leg and a kidney for a 64GB solid-state drive in the original MacBook Air? Fortunately, those days are gone. With SSD drives prices in a slow free-fall, a very decent drive can be had for less than £100 pounds.

That still wasn’t the case a year ago when I purchased my Toshiba NB200 10Z. A great netbook with superb battery life but limitations of netbook-grade hardware were sometimes too annoying. Having maxed out RAM already, transplanting the hard drive was the only performance upgrade left.

I do confess, though. The final impetus in my decision-making were the new MacBook Air’s benchmarks – supposedly underpowered machine achieved surprisingly good results. I know, it uses different solid-state storage technology, but it convinced me that the upgrade would be beneficial.

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