Blackberry Classic Smartphone

Is this real? Yep. Introducing the Blackberry Classic smartphone, a return to the days pre-iPhone and Android. If you still daydream about having a physical keyboard then you'll be happy to hear that Blackberry's bringing this design back with a...

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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung has unveiled the latest addition to their Galaxy line of smartphones. Design cues come from its predecessor, the GS3, but with the screen size bumped up to 5-inches. Expect to see the same rounded edges and narrow physical home button button in a slightly thinner and lighter body. Other enhancements include the screen resolution being maxed out at 1080p, an increase in battery life, a faster 1.9 GHz quad-core or 1.6GHz octa-core processor and the rear-facing camera now with 13-megapixels.

These enhancements were all expected from current and hopeful Samsung users but Samsung’s focus on creating specialized software is where things really get interesting, allowing the global tech manufacturer to really differentiate itself from the competition. One standout feature is the dual video call mode which allows callers to see what you’re looking at during video calls. The TV control app, translation tool, and eye-tracking and gesture capabilities alow you to pause a video when you look away and let you hover a finger over an item to get a preview.

Look for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to hit stores late April in both a white and black variation.

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

Another year, another iPhone 5, folks. Apple’s released the highly awaited hardware and it’s everything the rumor mill’s been swirling around over the past few months. It’s a thinner and lighter design than its predecessor and features a larger 4-inch Retina Display as well. More details on some of the iPhone 5’s new features after the click.

Introducing | Jil Sander Mobile

Introducing | Jil Sander Mobile

Jil Sander has unveiled their first ever smartphone in collaboration with LG Electronics. The high-end luxury brand continues to push innovation and design and the Mobile is great looking phone that packs a punch. It features a 5 MP camera, wi-fi, FM radio and 16GB of internal memory. The phone runs on Windows Phone 7.5 and comes with an exclusive Jil Sander app. The app and the device’s user interface allow for vivid interaction with the brand, creating a dynamic interface between users and its seasonal collections, and even connect them social media activities and extra content. You can shop right through the app and even look through locations of international boutiques.

The phone’s design features Jil Sander’s signature electric blue and will be found throughout the line of accessories as well. The phone will be distributed through selected retailers in Germany, Austria, Italy, France and UK and will be available online at starting October 7th.

Apple’s iOS 5 Unveiled at WWDC, Available this Fall

Apple's iOS 5 Unveiled at WWDC, Available this Fall

Steve Jobs and Co. at Apple have done it again, delivering looks at iOS 5 in all its glory and wowing a massive audience in the process. This year’s WWDC kicked off with a bang, no doubt, with iOS 5 and the Lion OS for Mac leading the charge. There are over 200 new features built into the new iOS for the iPhone and iPad and here’s a breakdown of the top ten.

iPhone OS 4.0 Delivers Multitasking, iBooks and App-Switching

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 [Multitasking, Unified Inbox, iBooks]

For anyone that missed today’s major unveiling of the Apple iPhone’s 4.0 OS, we’ve got a quick breakdown. Some key enhancements to look forward to include the highly anticipated multitasking feature. The masses have been asking for it and now Steven Jobs and Co. will deliver. You’ll be able to run multiple apps at the same time, like using Skype to make a call and getting directions from TomTom’s GPS navigation app. You can run other apps like Pandora and check your email, without having to worry about the song going on pause. This feature will only be limited to the iPhone 3GS, while the 3G and Edge versions will be left out in the cold. Sucks for those guys. 

Sprint 4G: HTC EVO Packs Android 2.1, Answers to Dying Company’s Prayers

Sprint 4G: HTC EVO Packs Android 2.1, Answers to Dying Company's Prayers

Sprint‘s first WiMax/4G phone has been unveiled and no one is surprised it’s by HTC. What is surprising is this beauty’s power and versatility. The Touch HD2 was a looker and had a Snapdragon processor but didn’t pack the data speeds to keep users happy. The HTC EVO is special as it’s got the aesthetics, features and the horses to really be Sprint’s savior. AT&T and Verizon can keep comparing maps, but the fact is Sprint’s had the strongest data network for quite sometime. Now, with the company promising to get their 4G to nearly 120 million people by year’s end, this is the phone of 2010. So far.

Highlight features include a 4.3-inch screen (480×800 TFT LCD), 8MP camera, as well as a front-facing camera 1.3MP camera capable of HD video recording. Under the shell is a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Google’s sleak 2.1 version of the Android OS. Oh, but wait, there’s more. The Evo is also fitted with 1GB of built-in storage, 512 RAM, HDMI output as well a kickstand for easy viewing of that 720p video. HTC’s latest creation will also work as a hotspot for up to eight devices, even your iPhone or Droid. Damn these guys. With the Nexus One and HTC Evo both coming to Sprint, other carriers might want to start paying attention.

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The GameChanger: Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series

The GameChanger: Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series

Today at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Microsoft launched the Windows Phone 7 Series OS that looks to ditch all the work of versions past. Starting from scratch is no easy task but they have manager to Windows Mobile and brought a product that the masses may actually want to use (including us). Don’t look for the Start button because there isn’t one. Instead, the design is more like that of the Zune HD interface, but with much more depth. Along with the newly crafted home screen and user interface experience, there’s also robust Xbox LIVE and Zune integration, and freshly improved social networking tools.

Much of the focus is on social networking, but Xbox LIVE is looking to be a legit addition — LIVE games, avatars, and profiles. The Zune integration looks to be a carbon copy of the standalone device’s features (including FM radio).

Expect the 7 Series army to be a large one with carrier partnerships including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG, Orange, SFR, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telstra, T-Mobile USA, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, and  hardware partners including Dell, Garmin-Asus, HTC, HP, LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Toshiba and Qualcomm.

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How Adobe Flash will Look on the Google Nexus One [Android]

Adobe Flash on Google's Nexus One [Android]

So we’ve already shown you everything there is to see about the latest Android phone from HTC and Google, but now it’s time to check out something the masses have been yearning for but have yet to actually receive. Adobe’s been working on Flash 10.1 beta for quite sometime and they’ve finally got a decent build ready and Adrian Ludwig from Adobe’s Flash team shows us how the service will render on mobile devices. The one thing to note is that the Nexus One has a very powerful processor from Qualcomm, something proves to be handy when using a power-hungry service like Flash. Guess the mobile devices of 2010 and beyond will be smart and powerful.

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Web Meets Phone: Google Phone Nexus One Packs Android 2.1, 1GHz Processor

Web Meets Phone: Google Phone Nexus One

After all the hands-on reviews and final build speculations, we’ve finally gotten an official release for the Nexus One from Google. So what sets this HTC-built Android phone from all the others before it? Well, for one, it’s got Android 2.1, the latest build of the rapidly growing OS. On top of that, it’s got a slim body with a whole lotta goodness – 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, compass, GPS, accelerometer, light and proximity sensor, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a multicolored LED under the trackball. Beyond the essentials, it’s also got two mics onboard, one on the bottom and one on the back, for the purpose of noise cancellation à la Motorola’s CrystalTalk.

The unit can be custom engraved with two lines of text at the time of order and can be bought today off contract with a T-Mobile compatible radio for $529 unlocked, with shipping to the US, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong, or with a two year T-Mobile US contract for $179 (both with free overnight shipping in the US).

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