One month trial with BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry OS 10

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Last month we reported that Brad at Engadget started his one-month trial of the freshly baked BlackBerry Z10 with also a brand new operating system the BlackBerry OS 10. Now that the trial is finished he published his final impressions on both the handset and the OS. While he wasn’t converted he did point out that BlackBerry has done a very good job and that the BlackBerry OS 10 is the best brand new operating system but unfortunately is lagging behind other mature operating systems such as iOS and Android. Still overall it does offer some features that might tempt the corporate world to stay or switch back to BlackBerry. Head over to Engadget to read the final article.

First 3 days with BlackBerry 10

It’s been just a couple of weeks since BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) launched its own brand new OS the BlackBerry 10 along with introducing Alicia Keys as a global creative director. There have been numerous reviews posted of both the new operating system and new handsets. Writing a review or actually living with the device as your only smartphone option is totally different experience and gives a way better look into a new device. That’s why we are happy that one of the guys over at Engadget decided to give the new BlackBerry OS a 30-day trial and posted his first impressions after first 3 days. Head over to Engadget to read the full article and check the official press shots of the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 which are both available in black or white colour options after the break.

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Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC smartphones announced

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Looks like Nokia isn’t the only manufacturer that will offer colourful Windows Phone 8 devices with HTC announcing two new smartphones simply called Windows Phone 8X and Windows Phone 8S. The 8X packs a 4.3 inch screen (1280 x 720 px), 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 16 GB of internal storage with colour choices of yellow, blue, red and black. The 8S packs a slightly smaller 4 inch screen (800 x 480 px), 1 GHz dual core processor, 4 GB of internal storage + micro SD slot with blue, black, gray and red colour options. As we have come to expect from HTC phones both the 8X and 8S will also pack Beats audio technology. Check the photos and specifications after the break.

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Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 smartphones announced

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Nokia announced two new Lumia smartphones – the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 – that hope to make Windows Phone 8 relevant in the what is at the moment an iOS/Android smartphone world. To achieve this Nokia has packed quite a few new features such as PureView camera which brings optical stabilisation to smartphones for the first time ever. Then there is the PureMotion HD+ screen which Nokia claims it’s worlds brightest, clearest and faster touchscreen ever while also being responsive even if you use it with your gloves on. On the software front there is Nokia City Lens which aims to take the augmented reality in smartphones to another level. Check the photos and specifications after the break.

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HTC Desire C video hands-on

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If you are interested in buying a new HTC One phone but can’t just manage to shell out about £250 for the cheapest model the HTC One V SIM Free then HTC just might have an even cheaper alternative. The HTC Desire C is not a member of the One series but it does look like one. With a 3.5 inch screen, 600 MHz and somewhat low resolution of 480×320 pixels it looks to us like a hybrid of HTC One X design and HTC Wildfire S spec sheet and pricing.

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Budget Friendly Smartphones

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It seems like the latest smartphones come with a rather lofty price tag. With today’s economy, many consumers are on tight budgets. While they want smartphones, they simply cannot afford the high price tag that comes with many of the latest models. However, there are some cheap mobile phones that can serve the same purpose without a huge expense; check out the following mobile phone reviews and see if any are right for you.

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Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Review

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With Galaxy Nexus smartphone released into the wild reviews of the new Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich started popping up on the web. By far the most in-depth review we have seen was done by our friends over at Engadet.

By the looks of it the Ice Cream Sandwich is the tastiest flavour the Google Android operating system we have seen so far as it brings the Honeycomb UI to the smartphones while adding loads of new features. It still isn’t the most noob friendly OS out there but current Android users will definitely appreciate all the goodies.

In case you can’t be bothered reading the long review Engadget also created a series of videos showing off the most important stuff. Hit the source link for more info.

Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone video hands-on

Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone video hands-on

Nokia and Windows Phone haven’t come up in conversions about buying a new smartphone for quite a while but we think that Nokia Lumia 800 (and a large multi-million pound marketing campaign) will change that. For the first time we feel like the Windows Phone 7 finally got a desirable handset and Nokia finally got a decent touchscreen operating system that actually has got a future. Nokia definitely made us a believer this time around. But that’s not all Nokia Lumia 800 will be available from £26 per month with no upfront cost on either Orange, Vodafone or Three. If you decide go SIM-free be ready shell out just above £400. You can expect Nokia Lumia 800 to hit the stores sometime in November just in time for Santa to get a hold of a reasonable stock for those who are not iPhone 4S crazy. Until then check the video hands-on by Cnet and official press shots after the break. Come on… you want to… Continue reading >

iPhone 4S is a Welcomed Upgrade to Apple Phone Series

iPhone 4S is a Welcomed Upgrade to Apple Phone Series

It is not often you get exactly what you want. Although the iPhone 4S came as a surprise to everyone who was expecting the iPhone 5 it seems like a welcomed surprise. The iPhone 4S has impressed and received a lot of positive media reaction now that the dust has settled. So, what are its strongest features?

Well, iPhone 4S’ biggest leap comes in the processor area and the new dual core A5 chip that comes with it is one that massively increases the speed of the phone. The chip doubles the power of the iPhone 4 and when you add in the new GPU you have 7 times the graphical power of the previous iPhone.

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Apple iPhone 4S officially announced

Apple iPhone 4S officially announced

Apple finally revealed the new iPhone 4S. It looks pretty much identical to iPhone 4 but it does bring some new features to the table. Starting with a dual core Apple A5 processor which according to Apple should be up to 7 times faster then the previous version. Also the camera got a much needed spec bump with iPhone 4S featuring an 8 megapixel camera that is capable of full HD 1080p video recording.

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