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    by Published on 05-02-2011 03:13 PM
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    Here’s my review of the Motorola ATRIX.

    The ATRIX is a solid phone. Personally, I think 4” is the perfect size for typing on an Android. Despite the ATRIX beefy hardware, it’s more or less the same size as similar single core phones. As far as the build quality goes, the ATRIX is a pretty solid device despite the fact that it has a removable back cover. What I like is that the back cover doesn’t completely cover the sides - that means it doesn’t squeak or creak when you squeeze it.



    The screen measures 4” and has a resolution of 960x540, higher than last year’s crop of high- end Android phones. For example, the Galaxy S and HTC Desire have 800x480 displays while the Motorola Milestone and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 are at 854x480.
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    by Published on 05-02-2011 09:26 AM
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    Today RIM announced new additions to its Bold lineup of BlackBerry smartphones.

    New BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Smartphones are the Thinnest and Most Powerful BlackBerry Smartphones yet, Featuring the Renowned BlackBerry Keyboard Together with a Brilliant Touch Screen and the New BlackBerry 7 OS

    Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today unveiled two new BlackBerry® Bold™ smartphones. The high-performance BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones feature a stunning and iconic design that integrates an incredibly easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard with a brilliant, high resolution, capacitive touch screen. These exceptional smartphones are built on a new, performance-driven platform powered by the BlackBerry® 7 operating system and designed to deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity for users around the world.

    "The new BlackBerry Bold smartphones and BlackBerry 7 OS are inspired by millions of customers around the world who want the ultimate combination of performance, functionality and style," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Research In Motion. “These fully-loaded and beautifully crafted smartphones offer a highly refined user experience with blazingly fast performance, a brilliant touch screen and an outstanding typing experience.”

    Thin, Sleek, Iconic Design
    Distinguished by an iconic design and the industry's best keyboard, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones feature the premium materials and finishes that characterize the BlackBerry Bold line. Both models have a lustrous exterior with a brushed stainless steel frame and a high-gloss glass-weave backplate. They are also the thinnest BlackBerry smartphones yet, at only 10.5mm. The quality materials and optimized design of the new BlackBerry Bold smartphones are instantly evident when held in the hand.

    Performance-Driven
    These BlackBerry Bold smartphones are built on a new performance-driven platform featuring a 1.2 GHz processor, Liquid Graphics™ touch screen, and support for high speed 4G/HSPA+ wide area wireless networks.

    The Liquid Graphics touch screen, a key new feature powered by BlackBerry 7, delivers fast, smooth performance for highly responsive touch-based navigation, web browsing, pictures, video and graphics intensive games*. Offering up to 60 frames-per-second performance with instant UI action/response, Liquid Graphics gives customers a visually rich and immersive experience that's responsive to the touch. In addition, the smartphones feature brilliant displays with an eye-popping 287 dpi to deliver crisp, stunning visuals.

    The new platform also provides support for 4G networks; the 9900 supports HSPA+ connectivity, and the 9930 supports CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and HSPA+ global roaming on GSM/UMTS networks.
    Full press release here.
    by Published on 04-29-2011 12:45 PM
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    Verizon has sent a letter to congress saying (among other things) that they will be putting location tracking warning stickers on their devices to inform customers of the devices' capability to determine their whereabouts.

    Read the full letter here.

    Forbes | Via: PhoneScoop
    by Published on 04-29-2011 09:36 AM
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    Forthcoming BlackBerry OS 6.1 is now being called BlackBerry 7.

    "we're now calling BlackBerry 6.1 BlackBerry 7. It's such a big update from 6."
    It will be shown off at BlackBerry World 2011 being held next week in Orlando, Florida.

    What do you hope to see in BlackBerry 7?

    CrackBerry.com
    by Published on 04-27-2011 09:47 AM
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    The long-awaited white iPhone 4 launches tomorrow and will available in Apple’s online and retail stores, AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

    What's your take? "Finally!" or "Big whoop?"
    by Published on 04-26-2011 07:43 PM
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    by Published on 04-26-2011 09:47 AM
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    Sprint announced today that the Nexus S 4G will be launching on May 8th for $199.99 with a new agreement.

    For more info and to pre-order the device, check out Sprint's Nexus S 4G page here.

    Via: Phandroid
    by Published on 04-25-2011 03:31 PM
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    Bloomberg reports that a Federal lawsuit has been filed against Apple in Florida by two iDevice users saying that Apple is violating the privacy of iPhone and iPad users by tracking their locations.

    At issue is the recently discovered file stored in the aforementioned devices (and in their computer backups) that contains a history of their locations.

    “We take issue specifically with the notion that Apple is now basically tracking people everywhere they go,” Aaron Mayer, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said today in a telephone interview. “If you are a federal marshal you have to have a warrant to do this kind of thing, and Apple is doing it without one.”
    What do you think of this? Tempest in a teapot or real privacy concern?

    Bloomberg | Via: Mac Rumors
    by Published on 04-24-2011 03:30 PM
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    I just got a Rogers branded Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Here’s my review.

    The Arc has a very large 4.2” 854x480 LCD but at the same time it has a very narrow bezel. The Arc is about the same width as my Google Nexus One even though the Nexus One has a smaller 3.8” display.



    My Arc from Rogers came with the phone, micro USB cable, 850mAh (4.25W) AC adapter with USB port and a 8GB Micro SDHC card. It didn’t come with a micro HDMI cable. There is no Rogers branding anywhere on the body of the Arc. Only the software is customized.
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    by Published on 04-23-2011 09:35 PM
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    BGR has scored photos of a supposed iPhone prototype that is compatible with T-Mobile USA's 3G service. Whether or not (or when) it will see the light of day considering AT&T's planned union with T-Mobile USA remains to be seen.

    Check the pictures out here.

    Via: Mac Rumors
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