Posts Tagged ‘touchscreen’
  • Surepress: “I’m baaaaaaack”
    by Mike
    Posted May 28th, 2009 at 5:02 am
    While new info about the Storm 2 was revealed last week, most importantly, the observation that the Surepress "click" touchscreen was missing, would lead one to assume that said technology won't be present on RIM's next rendition of the love-it-or-hate-it Blackberry. However, after RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis sat down and layed the record straight at D7 yesterday, the Storm 2's typing abilities are now even more in question. Mr. Lazaridis was quoted as saying: "Surepress is here to stay", which a...
  • T-Mobile Austria lets slip a 32GB iPhone
    by Mike
    Posted May 22nd, 2009 at 7:14 am
    While consumer electronics companies such as Apple try as hard as they possibly can to keep products from leaking into the open, resellers and business partners often run a slightly looser ship. In this case, T-Mobile Austria may have possibly slip some info about Apple's next gen iPhone. WIth a flurry of rumors surrounding Apple's next latest and greatest including features such as a larger 32GB capacity, FM transmitter, improved camera, and video recording just to name a few. Adding furth...
  • Blackberry Storm 2 spied!
    by Mike
    Posted May 15th, 2009 at 3:09 am
    Blackberry Storm users who are just starting to get aquainted with and into the rythmn of things with the current first gen Storm may be happy/sad/angry that we now have pictures of the next iteration of the Storm floating around.  From the pictures we can tell that there isn't that big of  a difference.  The sides and back have slight changes.  Perhaps the biggest physical thing we can see right away is that the standard answer/end/back/berry button are now incorporated into the glass/t...
  • Uh-oh…Blackberry OS 4.7.0.141 fails Big Red’s wireless testing.
    by Mike
    Posted May 11th, 2009 at 7:43 am
    Blackberry Storm users who were desperately waiting for the latest 4.7.0.141 update to drop on Verizon bringing some much needed TLC to RIM's often talked about Blackberry Storm, your wait has just been extended. According to a BG ninja, the latest firmware update failed Verizon Wireless' testing because of the ever persistent glitches that have become a nagging problem that just won't go away on RIM's first foray into the touchscreen world. So what does RIM have to say for themselves? Noth...
  • Legalized theft: Nokia N97 NAM now available *almost* half off!
    by Mike
    Posted May 8th, 2009 at 4:37 am
    As with many high end smartphones/cellphones, coupled with their widespread nonacceptance from carriers, lack of local availability, as well as their sky high price tag, adoption of said units is often fairly low.  High end Nokia handsets often to ever get to see the light of day in the U.S. for reasons unknown.  However, Nokia, in an effort to desperately make some more money and stop their falling market share is reaching deeper into their pockets to make sure you don't make a "mistake" ...
  • Orange Vegas: Making touchscreens more affordable
    by Mike
    Posted April 24th, 2009 at 8:19 am
    UK mobile phone buyers in the market for a cheap "feature phone" that eschews traditional and clumsy buttons in favor of a touchy feely screen will have a nice little option starting now.  The device, the "Orange Vegas", is a new low cost offering from Orange UK that is the latest phone to claim the title of cheapest touchscreen phone.  Now we all know that cheap doesn't really ever mean better as features get cut and specs get lower in proportion to the price.  However, the Vegas isn't a...
  • Nokia 5800 soon to receive capacitive touchscreen?
    by Mike
    Posted April 17th, 2009 at 10:06 am
    If you are a current Nokia 5800 owner and have a certain beef with the current resistive touchscreen your fortunes may be on the up and up.  It is being reported that the next iteration of the popular Nokia handset will sport a more accurate and easily navigated capacitive touchscreen.  According to sources at a Taiwan handset component supplier, Nokia is ordering up two million touchpanels for their new 5800 handsets that are set to ship between May and June.  Some purists and golden old...
  • Shortcut Berry updated to 2.1…Blackberry Storm now supported!
    by Mike
    Posted April 3rd, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    ShortcutBerry has been updated to 2.01. It may not seem like a big number change, but it does bring one big advancement with it...support for the Blackberry Storm. Finally Storm users can join in on the shortcut nirvana that is ShortcutBerry. Enough blabbing. Come inside for the feature list...again... (more...)...
  • Opera Mobile gets a new touch happier face.
    by Mike
    Posted March 5th, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    Touchscreens are by far the biggest "gotta have it feature" currently on the market.  If you cell phone doesn't have a touchscreen somehow it becomes quite a bit less relevant.  While the latest handsets are being designed specifically for finger friendly use, many older touchscreen phones that are getting newer software ported to them are becoming victims of shrunken screen/clunky navigation syndrome.  Opera saw this developing problem and has responded accordingly.  Debuting "FingerTo...
  • Motorola’s outs possible first Android phone?
    by Mike
    Posted February 23rd, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    MWC has come and gone and many Android faithful are still feeling neglected and unloved.  MWC was hyped up to be the first big event for Android.  However, while a few Android handsets were shown, it was far from the "wow" effect that many had been predicting.  There just wasn't any "omg I gotta have it" moments.  Continuing the talk of disappointment, Motorola hasn't quite revived from the lull since their popular Razr handset went out of style and has been desperately trying to recapt...
  • Nokia’s pride and joy (N97) coming in June 2009
    by Mike
    Posted February 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    Nokia's bread and butter, pride and joy, cream of the crop, call it whatever you want.  The much hyped Nokia N97 is coming!  Mark you calendar folks for June 2009.  That is the month in which the N97 will be available to mere mortals.  If you've somehow forgotten, the N97 is a 3.5" 640 x 360 pixel touchscreen beauty featuring haptic (vibration) feedback.  According to Nokia's announcement at the 2008 Nokia World Event back in December, Nokia will in fact just barely make their 2nd quart...
  • Logitech Harmony 1100 touchscreen remote is awesome!
    by Mike
    Posted January 6th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    If any of you have a home full of AV equipment you'll know that pain it is to have to constantly switch between a million different remotes.  You'll also hate it when you can find one of those million remotes.  Universal remotes are nothing new as they have been around for many years.  In recent years however, they have become increasingly complex, almost like miniature computers.  Logitechs Harmony 1100 touchscreen remote is the sequel to last years 1000.  The 1100 features a black ano...
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