Category Archives: MOBILE

Mobile communication devices including standard mobile/cell phone, smartphones of various platforms and OSes.

Blackberry Curve and Torch gets colored by ColorWare

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(photos: ColorWare) Colorware Blackberry Curve 9360 (US$600) / Torch 9860 (US$800) | www.colorware.com

can’t get enough of Blackberry? we applaud you for your dedication to this corporate mobile device but that black is not something young, trendy corporate professionals like you should conform to. lucky for you, ColorWare has expand its Blackberry custom color service to include the Curve 9360 and the Torch 9860. though the parts for color customization are not as varied as the Bold but it is still a good effort in breaking an otherwise too straight face corporate look. oh, in case you are wondering, the Torch has customizable frame and back, while the Curve gets a little more with customizable front, frame, and the back. seriously, we can’t help but be amazed by how some colors could make the Blackberry smartphone look so different. Continue reading Blackberry Curve and Torch gets colored by ColorWare

Porsche Design P’9981 from Blackberry

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if you are still clinging to your Blackberry in hope that RIM will come up with an Apple or Google-beater, then you be glad that not all hopes are loss. instead of grabbing the usual Blackberry that is largely clad in an uninspiring black plastic, there’s a more sophisticated solution. meet the Porsche Design P’9981 from Blackberry, an official Blackberry smartphone as styled by the Porsche Design. clad in Porsche Design’s trademark forged stainless steel chassis and powered by Blackberry 7 OS, the handset features a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8 GB of onboard storage, Near Field Communication (NFC) support, dual-band WiFi, a 5.0-megapixels camera capable of HD 720p video recording, QWERTY keyboard, Liquid Graphics 2.8-inch touchscreen display, and dual microphone setup for a less noisy conversation. Continue reading Porsche Design P’9981 from Blackberry

Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Windows Phones

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(photos: Nokia) Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Smartphone | US$tba | www.nokia.com

finally, Nokia has unveiled its first pair of Windows Phone – the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710 – after announcing its long overdue decision of ditching its homegrown OS in favor of Microsoft Windows Phone some months ago. frankly, Nokia is now know more for simple phones that most senior citizens would prefer and not so much of a smartphone company. anyway, here they are, the phones that everyone (or not) is waiting to see. common features to both handsets include Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 aka Mango, 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor, and connectivity such as WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, microUSB, GPS/aGPS and 3.5 mm audio jack. both phones are also blessed with two microphones and host of sensors like 3D accelerometer, proximity sensor, magnetometer sensor, and ambient light sensor. Continue reading Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Windows Phones

Google Galaxy Nexus Smartphone – coming this November

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(image: Google) Google Galaxy Nexus Smartphone | US$tba | www.google.com

Google is Android and Android is Google, and with that in mind, it makes perfect sense to have a phone powered by Android to be branded under Google’s brand name. in the short history of Android OS, we have seen two other Google branded phone, the Nexus One and Nexus S, and for the third iteration, Google continues its collaboration with Samsung to out the new Galaxy Nexus. in case you haven’t know, this sleek device will be the first device in the market to run the Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich and will feature a generous 4.25-inch high-definition sAMOLED multitouch display that yields an incredible 1280 x 720 resolution and running the clockwork is a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM. Continue reading Google Galaxy Nexus Smartphone – coming this November

Motorola RAZR – Corning Gorilla, KELVAR, 7.1-mm thin

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(image: Motorola Mobility) Motorola RAZR Smartphone | US$tba | www.motorola.com

remember the popular clamshell RAZR that literally gives Motorola a new lease of life several years back? well, it is back but in an all new touchscreen smartphone guise and from the look of it, it is going to make waves like its clamshell predecessor did. constructed from hi-tech materials like Corning Gorilla Glass, KELVAR fiber (yes, its the KELVAR used in bulletproof vests) and splash-guard coating all over, this phone is definitely looking more than promising. Continue reading Motorola RAZR – Corning Gorilla, KELVAR, 7.1-mm thin

Colorware Blackberry Bold 9900 – custom color your Bold

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(photos: ColorWare) Colorware Blackberry Bold 9900 | US$950.00 | www.colorware.com

if you still swear by the Blackberry smartphone but yet, not wanting to be tied to the mundane black corporate look, then the custom color Blackberry Bold from ColorWare should do the trick. Colorware is offering up the new Blackberry Bold 9900 with customizable colors for the frame, front, outer back, inner back and the logo. putting up together colors that you adore has never been easier and it will probably be one of the kind. what are the odds of someone having the same taste as you. i’d say its pretty rare. but if you do find the exact same, i say, marry him or her. nah, i am just kidding. Continue reading Colorware Blackberry Bold 9900 – custom color your Bold

Jil Sander Mobile – smartphone powered by Windows Mango

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(photos: Jil Sander) Jil Sander Mobile | €tba | store.jilsander.com

luxury fashion label Jil Sander has partnered with Korea electronics giant, LG Electronics to launch their very first smartphone, simply dubbed as the Jil Sander Mobile. fancy name, it does not have but judging from the images, it does have some sleek lines there, accented by the Jil Sander’s signature electric Blue. naturally, LG provides it with the necessary electronics livery that includes a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen display, a 5.0-megapixels autofocus camera with LED flash, HD 720p video recording, WiFi, digital compass, and of course, GSM/HSPDA+ connectivity. the Jil Sander mobile will run on the latest Windows 7.5 aka Mango. Continue reading Jil Sander Mobile – smartphone powered by Windows Mango

article: why am i not surprised when there’s no iPhone 5?

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Before the sad news of Jobs’ passing came, there was a short but strong buzz on why there isn’t an iPhone 5. Frankly, I was doubtful if there was ever going to be an iPhone 5 this year. Why is that so, you may ask. Let’s take a look at iPhone launch history, starting from iPhone 3 proper. iPhone 3 was launched in July 11, 2008 and it seems like it is a second test bed after iPhone original was launched (that’s June 29, 2007 – in case you didn’t know). Then it happen again, this time it was the iPhone 3GS which was launched in June 19, 2009. All in all, the same aesthetic (or design, if you prefer) remained for two years before iPhone 4 came about in June 28, 2010. Hence, it led me to believe that it is unlikely that an all-new iPhone will be announced. It makes perfect business sense. Continue reading article: why am i not surprised when there’s no iPhone 5?

Vertu to out first touchscreen phone, the Constellation T

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(image: Vertu) Vertu Constellation T Smartphone | US$tba | www.vertu.com

luxury phone maker, Vertu seems to be slow in catching with the 21st century tech wind. its phone only got smarter some months ago with the introduction of the Constellation Quest and it is said that the firm’s first luxe touchscreen will touch down this month. never mind the fact that the economy is not in the favor for everyone else. according to CNET UK, it is still not official but it has reportedly received its Bluetooth certification. i don’t want to bet if this will ever arrive, but not to have a touchscreen is like signing a death sentence and i am pretty positive that’s not where Vertu is heading. Continue reading Vertu to out first touchscreen phone, the Constellation T

sorry folks, no iPhone 5 but there’s the iPhone 4S

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(image: Apple) Apple iPhone 4S | from US$199(with contract) | www.apple.com

finally, the anticipation is over and first, the bad news. the dream of bigger screen and an all-new design, aka iPhone 5, is blown. yeap, there’s no iPhone 5 after all but the good news is, there’s really an iPhone 4S. iPhone 4S is essentially an iPhone 4 with new guts and more memory, and when combined, should run your apps faster. and then, there is the Siri, a personal assistant that uses voice commands for organizing your life and an all-new 8.0-megapixels rear-facing camera with several tweaks. under the hood, the iPhone 4S is now equipped with faster processor and graphics. since there isn’t much to shout about in term of design, let’s take a short run down of some of the more notable enhancements over the current iPhone 4. there’s an official iPhone 4S intro video available after the break. Continue reading sorry folks, no iPhone 5 but there’s the iPhone 4S