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By March 4, 2010 Read More →

Another BlackBerry Slider Picture

BB Slider 3

If you were interested in seeing the photos of the BlackBerry slider we published yesterday then here is another. This time its sitting beside the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and you can see the similarities. Initially i asked could this new slider be the next BlackBerry Storm? Looking at the photo I would say its more likely to be in the ‘Bold’ range judging by the keys on the keyboard but we will have to wait and see.

Remember this has not been confirmed by RIM so nothing is for sure. Once thing I have spotted on the device that is different to the current BlackBerry smart phones is that the four buttons under the screen (send, end, BB and back) are all one piece of plastic. On the other devices each button is separate. Could these be touch sensitive?

 

Anyway, we will let you know if we find any other news on this BlackBerry as I have a feeling it will be big when and if it hits the market.

 

Posted by: James

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By March 3, 2010 Read More →

Could this be the BlackBerry Storm3?

bb-slider-2_4I spotted this today over at bbleaks.com   

While the pictures are not confirmed, as RIM have made no announcements they do look pretty real. If this is close to what RIMs first BlackBerry slider will look like them I am certainly excited about it.

This could be what BlackBerry users have been waiting for. A big touch screen with the added bonus of the hardware QWERTY that so many millions of BlackBerry users love, including me.

Could this new slider also be launched with OS version 6.0 and maybe the forthcoming new BlackBerry web browser?

I would love to hear your thoughts on the forum. Please head on over and lets discuss!

 

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By February 14, 2010 Read More →

HTC Photon to be the HTC HD Mini?

On Thursday last week Matt mentioned that he had heard rumours of the HTC HD Mini and wondered if we’d see it launched by HTC at MWC. Now it would seem that there are a shed load more rumours about the device we expect to be the HD Mini and we expect that it may well be the device we knew as codenamed HTC Photon.

We first ‘saw’ the HTC Photon in the HTC 2010 roadmap leak back in December last year. In fact it was one of the few Windows Mobile handsets to be mentioned on the roadmap.

 

Check out the spec of the HTC Photon and possibly the HD Mini after the jump:

 

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By February 13, 2010 Read More →

Windows Phone 7 Series it is then!

win-phone7 Well we’re all pretty certain that Microsoft will be making some announcements about Window Mobile 7, or Windows Phone 7 as it should be called now, at MWC early next week. The guys from Engadget have managed to dig up something interesting. Outside Microsoft’s hotel, Hotel Catalonia, you’ll find a large banner with the words Windows Phone and an area just underneath covered with a big white sticker.

Using their digital camera and some Photoshop magic they’ve managed to reveal what’s sitting under that sticker it is ‘7 Series’ making it officially Windows Phone 7 Series then!

Personally I don’t think we’ll see to much of the new OS, maybe some fairly teasing screen shots and a lot of talk about features but it’s my guess that there’s still some to go before we see WM7, my money is on Q4 2010.

James will be at the Microsoft press conference on Monday so we’ll be sure to send you the news as we get it!

 

Posted by: Matt

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By February 11, 2010 Read More →

HTC HD Mini

Rumours of a new HTC device starting to surface, Tweets from two different people this morning mentioning the HTC HD Mini. Very little information about the rumoured handset but I wonder is this may actually be the ‘new’ name for the device we believed to be the HTC Diamond3.

We assume that it’ll have atleast a HVGA display and guess that it’ll have a screen of between 3″ and 3.5″. Will it be Windows Mobile or Android? Again, we assume WinMo to fall in line the other HD branded models but who knows!

If anyone knows more we’d be happy to hear from you. We’ll be sure to get back to you when we find out more!

 

Posted by: Matt

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By February 8, 2010 Read More →

HTC Bravo on Orange?

Coolsmartphone have published the below document allegedly sent to one of their readers from Orange.

Bravo 2

HTC Bravo

 

As you will see it gives the details of the HTC Bravo and the source states that the handset is due in March 2010.

 

Bravo Orange

Allegedly from Orange

 

Although the document does look like an legitimate Orange one is also looks a bit like a Photoshop job if you ask me but hopefully i am wrong.

The device is surely coming soon but to which carrier and when is still to be confirmed.

The HTC Bravo is very similar in spec to the HTC Nexus but noticeably minus the trackball.

The Bravo is rumoured to have the following specifications squeezed into a handset only 11.7mm in thickness:

  • 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
  • 3.7" AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with WVGA resolution (480 x 800)
  • 5MP camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • HSDPA
  • HSUPA

 

Posted by: James

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By January 30, 2010 Read More →

Samsung Galaxy 2 Leaked

In a day that news seems to be flowing from pretty much every angle of the web we see pictures of Samsung’s much better follow up to the first android based device released by them of the same name.

galaxy2

It seems now though that you aint no one unless your Android device packs a bit of fire with the 1GHz snapdragon processor, and well guess what? The Galaxy 2 has one too, so that must make it someone (right?). Among the other specs we can expect it to run on Android 2.1, have a 3.7 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 3.5mm headphone jack, 5 MP camera and 32GB of internal memory (nice!).

No details have been released as yet however it’s expected that the official word will be released at the MWC just some weeks from now (James can keep us all updated).

Posted by: John McKenzie

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By January 29, 2010 Read More →

Toshiba Roadmap Leaks TG02 and TG03

A recent leak of the Toshiba 2009 / 2010 roadmap has revealed some very interesting information about two upcoming handsets by the name of TG02 and TG03.

Roadmap

Both handsets will be powered by a Snapdragon 1 Ghz CPU and aren’t a big improvement on the existing TG01. Strangely the TG01, TG02 and TG03 all have the same dimension of  129 x 70 x 9.9 mm, 4.1-inch 480 x 800 pixel screen.

TG02 specs TG03 specs

Unlike the TG01 the TG02 and TG03 are said to be running Windows Mobile 6.5 right out the box which may halt or even cease deployment of the TG01.

So what makes the handsets different from each other then? Well the TG02 will be splash resistant  and can be used with wet hands without the fear of getting damage. The camera is unchanged from the TG01 at 3.15 MP. The TG03 on the other hand will boast a 5 MP camera and has 5.1 audio channels support which is a big, big plus.

The roadmap also mentions  the Toshiba K01 and K02 handsets. Again both devices will be powered by WM 6.5, a 1 GHZ Snapdragon CPU, HSPA and have camera resolutions of 3.15 MP. The K01 is in QWERTY keyboard form with a 4.1-inch capacitive touch screen display, while the K02 is a clamshell with a 3.5" resistive display.

K01 K02
Toshiba K01 & K02

Dates for release are based on the roadmap seen above but who knows if they will slip or even be brought forward. The main thing here is knowing that Toshiba’s return to the handset market is on witch will feature fast processors, windows mobile and stylish handsets.

Posted by: John McKenzie

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By January 28, 2010 Read More →

HTC Bravo Found Hiding In Poland

We have all seen leaked photo’s of what is said to be the Nexus One for the UK (HTC Bravo) but to date none of them look as good as the one spotted in someone’s hand in Poland.

htc-bravo-real
HTC Bravo?

The Bravo is rumoured to have the following specifications squeezed into a handset only 11.7mm in thickness:

  • 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
  • 3.7" AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with WVGA resolution (480 x 800)
  • 5MP camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • HSDPA
  • HSUPA

Originally the RAM was as 256MB then someone mentioned that it was 320MB, but in the end it might turn up to be even more (the Nexus One has 512MB RAM). The other features that differ from what we already know include the trackball being replaced by an optical trackpad and that it will run on Android 2.1.

There are two different rumours floating around for this handset at the moment. The first being that the handset should show up on T-Mobile UK by the end of January on a £35 per month contract (hardly likely since this is the 27th) and the second is that it will be released in Europe sometime in March. 

Again as we learn more about this handset we will post it here.

Posted by: John McKenzie

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By January 24, 2010 Read More →

HTC Supersonic with Android 3.0?

HTC Supersonic Screenshot There have been a couple of news items about the rumoured HTC Supersonic over the past few weeks. Early information from US carrier Sprint’s inventory list has the HTC Supersonic down as an Android 2.1 device. However, Boy Genius has some screenshots of a device claiming to be the Supersonic and claiming firmware version 3.0.

There’s now some ongoing discussion about this device, as it was originally believed to be a Sprint exclusive but with shots of the screens of the device also appearing with T-Mobile as the carrier it’s looking unlikely to be a carrier exclusive.

The HTC Supersonic is slated to be the Android version of the HD2 complete with 4.3″ display and Snapdragon CPU. There’s also said to be a Nokia N900 style kickstand on the back too.

We’ll be keeping our eyes open for more news on this one!

Who can tell us what advancements Android 3.0 brings us then?

 

Posted by: Matt

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