Posts Tagged ‘blackberry’

More picutures of the new Blackberry Flip?!?

05/05/2010

There must be a crack surplus at BlackBerry HQ, because they really seem to have lost it with these new designs. The old half-and-half BlackBerrys have something special about them, something fundamentally strong. You know it’s a good phone because it’s refined. This flip phone (the 9670) and that slider we saw a while back, however, present a slightly less promising picture.

It’s probably not final hardware, but the general size and shape are clear… gah! Looks like a kid’s version of a flip phone I had back in 2003. Sure, the new BlackBerry OS is going to be good fun, but if it’s launching on this hardware, they’re going to find it a tough sell among the “people with eyes” market.

Blackberry Slider? New spy pictures

04/05/2010

Ok, we’re all used to the blurry, shaky spy shots that usually accompany phone leaks, but these photos take ugly to a new level. I mean really, what setting on what camera could mangle a photo so thoroughly?

But enough of that, you aren’t here to listen to me rabbit on about photo quality. You want to know about the phone, don’t you?

So, if peer deep enough through the fog of filth, you can see what looks to be a BlackBerry slider. If you peer even deeper, you may notice that it seems to be running BlackBerry OS 6.0.

BBLeaks sourced the photos, and claim that this is the BlackBerry 9800, which will be the first device to launch with BB OS 6.0. They have one other (even lower quality) photo, too, if you’re interested.

It’s early days yet, so no concrete time-frame beyond “Summer” is known. But I’m sure all you Berry-heads out there know that we’ll update you on any more info the very moment it arises.

10 Reasons the iPhone is still the best (Part two)

14/04/2010

Part two.

The display!

I’m probably going to get alot of s#”t for this, but I think the iPhones display is the best… ever…

Why do I think so? First of all, I hate slow, sluggish and unresponsive phones (Read: SonyEricsson Satio, Nokia 5800, HTC Diamond) and like many smartphone users I text a bunch, I send 20 – 50 emails a day, and I’m on Facebook and Twitter. For all of these tasks, the iPhone screen is perfect. It’s fast when writing text / email, it’s accurate, its forgiving when typing fast, and so on.

Lets face it, capacitive screen technology is not a new, mystical technology. It’s availible to every manufacturer, and I claim that Apple is the first of these manufacturers that has really perfected the use of touchscreens. I agree that there is bigger, brighter, shinier screens out there, but they don’t compare to the iPhone… at all…

So there you have it. You can hate me all you want, and if you would like to prove me wrong, comment or email me!