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BlackBerry 10 to be unveiled from six countries

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We already knew that Research in Motion would be holding the BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30th, however today invites have started rolling out and the web page for the date has gone live.

The locations for the launch events are to be New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Johannesburg and Dubai. We are still in the dark with regards to times but at least I know that I am going to the London one so if we don’t have a review unit prior to the 30th we should at least get some final software/hardware video footage on the day.

And that day can’t come soon enough for me.

 

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Samsung ATIV S now in stock at Expansys

samsung-ativ-s-16gb If you have been waiting for Samsungs latest Windows Phone 8 device then the wait is over. After a few delays the 16GB version is now available to order from Expansys for £459.99.

Hoping to convert Android fan boys and dedicated Apple iOS users, the Ativ S is a serious contender in the bloated smartphone market. Not only is there the fantastic new Windows 8 on board with all the top specs but as Windows TeamBlog described it, "The ATIV S is flat-out beautiful". Samsung have moved away from their usual plastic affair, garnished on the Galaxy and Note range, and have used Apple-esque brushed aluminium instead, the result is a classy looking handset. Also it has a slim 8.9mm profile and weighs in at 135g so it won’t weigh down your pocket.

The Ativ S sports a whopping 4.8 inch, super AMOLED screen which is layered with the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 2. This means you have a tough but gorgeous HD screen that does those vibrant Windows 8 live tiles justice. A 1.5GHz processor lurks underneath, along with 1GB of RAM so that tile interface should be buttery smooth to use. 16GB of storage is built in (expandable for up to 32GB) and there’s a respectable 8MP camera on the back which can record full HD video, as well as a front facing camera for video calls. Samsung seemed to have heard people cries for longer battery life on smartphones so have given the Ativ a large 2,300 mAh sized battery (enormous compared to the iPhone 4S paltry 1,432 mAh battery). All in all the Ativ S is a stunning and exciting package that could well be the phone that cracks the Android and iPhone reign.

 

Posted by: James

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