Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 4:11 pm
The maker of the BlackBerry phone said today that a modern smartphone with a physical keyboard will be available in Canada in the coming weeks as major wireless companies started taking advance orders.
Details on when the BlackBerry Q10 will go on sale elsewhere will be announced soon, Research In Motion said. Advance orders are already being accepted in Britain.
The BlackBerry, pioneered in 1999, had been the dominant smartphone for on-the-go business people and other consumers before the iPhone debuted in 2007 and showed that phones can handle much more than email and phone calls. RIM faced numerous delays modernizing its operating system with the BlackBerry 10. During that time, it had to cut more than 5000 jobs and saw shareholder wealth decline by more than US$70 billion.Read more
Courtesy : www.nzherald.co.nz
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at 5:09 pm
Sprint today announced the availability of the LG Mach, which officially ships on November 11th with preorders starting today. It’s far from the most flashy of Android devices, but a svelte build with a QWERTY keyboard makes it a practical buy, especially at $99.99 on contract.
Powering this 4-inch WVGA handset is a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor. Assisting is 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera capable of capturing full HD video, and a 1,700mAh battery. Despite boasting a slide out QWERTY keyboard the Mach measures just 12.1mm thick, making it one of the thinnest of its ilk. Tipping the scales at 168g doesn’t hurt either, and nor does the 8GB of storage expandable by way of a microSD card slot. Other features include Android 4.0 and Bluetooth 4.0.Read more
Friday, November 2nd, 2012 at 4:06 pm
Today we announce the Nokia 109, the latest step forward in our strategy to connect the next billion and beyond to the Internet.
It’s designed for people who want an easy-to-use and affordable Internet-capable phone with the familiarity of a traditional keyboard.
Happily, armed with the Nokia Xpress Browser, they’ll find it easy-going. This cloud-accelerated browser reduces the data consumption of web pages by up to 90 per cent to deliver an easy and inexpensive web experience.Read more
Courtesy : conversations.nokia.com
Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 2:12 pm
At this point, we already know just about everything about the LG Nexus 4 when it comes to hardware specifications, but the latest leak hints at some upcoming Android 4.2 features that we’ve yet to see before. The picture you see above comes to us from Carphone Warehouse’s very own pre-order page for the device that has unsurprisingly been taken down. Also found is a picture of the online retailer’s inventory system that shows off two color options for the device.
While Android 4.2 will still remain under the Jelly Bean branch, there seems to be some interesting features that are sure to impress. One said feature could be a “360° Camera”, which will be interesting to see in action. Then again, it may be as something as simple as a 360° panorama photo. We could also seem a new Swype-like, gesture keyboard feature in the upcoming version of the OS.
Expected to land just a day after the official October 29th announcement, the Nexus 4 looks like it will be offered in both black and white, much like the LG Optimus G. According to the leaked inventory shot, you can also expect the device to to run you £389.95 (around $630).Read more
Courtesy : www.intomobile.com
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 at 5:15 pm
Best Buy is selling the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G for $99.99. This will tie users to a two-year contract with T-Mobile. By comparison, the device was priced $150, again with a two-year contract from T-Mobile when it was launched last September 19. Meanwhile, those who want a contract-free device will have to shell out $549.99 for the handset.
The Galaxy S Relay 4G’s main feature is its full 5-row QWERTY keyboard which can be slid out of its side. This feature is useful for those who prefer a physical keyboard instead of an onscreen one for sending messages or browsing the Internet.
It also comes with a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and 233 pixels per inch.
Courtesy : thedroidguy.com
Sunday, September 16th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
In all fairness, if you prefer a physical keyboard on your smartphones you don’t really have too many choices, unless you have no problem rocking a one-year old device. In the more-recently-launched category there’s the Motorola Photon Q at Sprint, but if that one isn’t your cup of tea then you might be happy to learn that at least one more QWERTY-ed device is set to join the market this year.
We’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy S Relay at T-Mobile (previously known as the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q). After T-Mobile officially announced the device at the beginning of September, the carrier has now spilled the beans regarding an exact launch date and price tag as well. Interested in finding out the details? Join us after the break.Read more
Courtesy : www.gforgames.com
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 at 11:14 am
Samsung and T-Mobile have partnered yet again to release another budget friendly handset to the market. Previously known as the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q, the new and upcoming Galaxy S Relay 4G (gasps for air) is the official name and we have a full 360 degrees view of the phone now. Head down past the break for more info.
This little slide-out QWERTY keyboard rocking dual-core phone is set to arrive on T-Mobile soon, although we don’t have all the details quite yet. Paired with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and decent hardware similar to a mini Galaxy S III with a keyboard this should be a nice phone.
The Galaxy S Relay 4G comes with a 4-inch display (not 720p HD) and the same 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor as the Galaxy S III and many other smartphones as of late. This ‘faux’ 4G device from T-Mobile was originally rumored to launch around the 15th of this month, but sadly that date has passed by without a peep from either side.Read more
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 at 3:07 pm
A leaked press shot for the new Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q may have revealed that the new smartphone will land at T-Mobile later this week.
The excessively named handset adds a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard to last March’s Galaxy S Blaze 4G.
The press shot, which was spotted by TmoNews, shows the smartphone with the date August 15 on its home screen, a not-so-subtle hint at the device’s launch date.
The date in the press shot confirms a leak last month where internal T-Mobile store documents offered the same date when discussing how to set up in-store displays for the Galaxy S Blaze Q.Read more
Monday, August 13th, 2012 at 6:11 pm
An unlocked and SIM-free version of the Nokia Asha 300 feature phone has finally arrived in the United Kingdom via Unlocked Mobiles after having been announced as early as October last year. The device was first made available in India last December since the phone is targeted mainly at emerging economies. UK fans now, however, can already get their hands on the device for £84.98 including tax. The price covers a 24-month warranty.
A touch-and-type phone, the Nokia Asha 300 features an alphanumeric keypad instead of a QWERTY keyboard along with a touchscreen. It has a monoblock form factor and dedicated hardware keys including Volume, Message, Lock, Call, and End. The display measures 2.4 inches and uses a portrait orientation. For its display, the phone has a 2.4-inch touchscreen of the resistive kind with a resolution of 240 × 320 pixels. The Asha 300 has an internal memory of 140MB that is expandable up to 32GB. It is powered by a 1110.0 mAh replaceable BL-4U battery. Read more
Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Japan’s Elecom said Tuesday it will launch the world’s first smartphone keyboard that uses NFC touch-card technology to link with Android handsets.
The keyboard is designed with a large gap down its middle in which a phone is placed between the keys controlled by each hand. Because it uses NFC (near field communication) technology, the keyboard requires no plugs or pairing as with Bluetooth connections, although an initial setup is required via a special Android app.
NFC is limited to a range of several centimeters, and currently is used mainly for touch-card applications, such as train passes and e-payment platforms. It is standard on most Japanese phones, and is increasingly built into global models such as Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S3.