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.
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.
With loosing out more and more smartphone market share to iPhone and a flood of Android handsets RIM is trying to strike back this time with a refresh of the touchscreen/qwerty slider. BlackBerry Torch 2 might look almost identical to its predecessor but it does offer quite a few improvements such as screen resolution bump to 640 x 480 px, increased RAM size and latest version of BlackBerry OS 7.0 but perhaps the most noteworthy is the processor which now ticks at 1.2 GHz compared to the measly 624MHz of the original Blackberry Torch. Intrigued? Then check the video preview by Engadget after the break.
BlackBerry is the face of the business phone and has been for the last decade or so. The mixture of QWERTY keyboard and Blackberry messenger has come together to create a formidable phone company. The new Bold is being released to a whirlwind of acclaim and naturally has been the subject of much interest from the business world. So why will the BlackBerry Bold be the choice of business users?
The last time a Nokia got top marks for a smartphone was probably for the Nokia E72 and E71 QWERTY smartphones. So it is good to see that Nokia will refresh the lineup with a Nokia E6 which is essentially all the we loved about the E71 and E72 plus the capacitive multi-touch screen. The 2.46 inch screen might sound small but with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels it is an absolute delight to use. Yes, Symbian isn’t perfect but since this isn’t a full-on large touchscreen smartphone that is not much of an issue. If you are after a great QWERTY smartphone and BlackBerry just doesn’t do it for you that the Nokia E6 is definitely the one to watch. Check the video, photos and full specifications after the break.
Nokia has also announced a new QWERTY slider smartphone. Unlike the HTC Desire Z slider the Nokia E7 will be running Nokia’s own Symbianˆ3 which truth to be told is not as polished as Android and seems a bit outdated but it does get the job done well. Nokia E7 features a 4 inch touchscreen, 680 MHz ARM processor, 8 megapixel digital camera with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video recording. Expect it to become available from most providers fairly soon. More info at Engadget.
Remember the uniquely designed Motorola Flipout QWERTY mobile phone that was announced in June? Guys over at T3.com just posted a review and concluded that the Motorola Flipout surprised them as it packs all the right features for the social media including the interchangeable back cover, Motoblur, WiFi N, QWERTY keyboard and Microsoft Exchange email support.
Usually we don’t write about mobile phones exclusively launched in US as we are UK based but when Motorola announced a world first Google Android QWERTY smartphone we just couldn’t pass it up. It will feature a 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen and an enhanced version of Motorola’s MOTOBLUR user interface for Google Android 2.1. Read the full story for more official photos and details.
Have you always wished for a QWERTY mobile phone but don’t like the serious looks and high price tag of BlackBerries? Love to twittering and facebooking? Then you will love the cheap and cheerful Samsung Genio Qwerty GT-B3210 Social Networking Mobile Phone. Edward Chester at TrustedReviews posted a review and thinks that the Samsung Genio GT-B3210 mobile phone certainly doesn’t offer most features found in business QWERTY smartphones but it does positively surprises with the quality of its QWERTY keyboard and the inclusion of the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
We used to own Nokia E71 and absolutely loved it so we were very happy to see the review of its successor the Nokia E72 as we wanted to find out if Nokia managed to keep the high standards it set with the E71. Frank Lewis at Cnet posted a review and his verdict was that the Nokia E72 is just an update of the E71 so it doesn’t bring anything revolutionary to the table. It features same great keyboard, build quality and messaging service as the E71 so even some BlackBerry users might want to switch.