Verizon Wireless has just announced that one of their most powerful smartphones, the Droid Bionic, will be going on sale this Thursday (September 7th) for $299.99.
In case you are unfamiliar with the Droid Bionic, it is the first Verizon phone to run on a dual-core 1GHz processor to run on Verizon’s fast 4G LTE network. And besides selling the phone, Verizon will also be selling accessories for the phone such as an 11.6 inch lapdock for roughly $300.
This lapdock was first brought up at the CES this past January showing the ability of the phone to connect and run the laptop through its powerful processor. This would give users a full keyboard and large screen to do whatever they like such as edit documents, watch movies, or just browse the web on Firefox.
Although the price of the new smartphone may be high, it is in fact the only smartphone on Verizon that runs on the 4G LTE network with a dual core processor. Besides this, the phone is also now the slimmest phone on the Verizon market being only 0.43 inches thick and weighing in at only 5.6 ounces.
The Bionic will run on the latest version of Android (Android 2.3.4), and will support up to 32GB of storage. The phone also has a front and rear facing camera with the rear one being 8 megapixels putting the phone in major competition with newer smartphones.
Although the price is high, it seems the Droid Bionic packs quite the punch and with the external lapdock, it could even be used as a new cheap laptop!
What do you think? Leave a comment below!
Earlier today, Verizon announced the launch of their newest BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry Bold 9930. The phone will cost you around $249.99 with a new two-year contract as well as a $30 monthly data plan.
The BlackBerry Bold is the thinnest BlackBerry smartphone yet measuring in at 10.5mm. The Bold is also the first BlackBerry to integrate touch screen with a BlackBerry keyboard. It will have a 2.8 inch touch screen display and will be running on BlackBerry 7.
Some other key features of the device include full QWERTY keyboard with trackpad navigation, a 1.2GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera able to take 720p HD video, and memory can be expanded up to 32GB through a microSD slot.
Besides this, the phone is also “global ready” meaning that customers can enjoy the high speeds in over 200 different countries.
A series of photos have just been posted on XDA Developers forums showing some of the features on HTC’s upcoming phone, the HTC Holiday.
As seen in the picture above, the HTC Holiday seems to be rather thin. The device is running off of a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and has a 4.5 inch display. Because of a leak earlier this year, we also know that the Holiday will also have 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear facing camera, and a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera.
The phone also appears to have a conductive charge port which means that you will be able to plug the charger in your wall and the device can be placed on the charger. (wireless charging).
The HTC Holiday looks like it will be impressive. Perhaps a big competition to the latest iPhone 5?
Check out the full report here.
The phone, the Conquer, is built by Samsung and on Sprint’s network. The Conquer has all of the “bells and whistles” that a normal smartphone user would look for including a 3.5 inch display, 320×480 resolution, 4G network, as well as running on Android’s Gingerbread software (Android 2.3). Did I mention that the phone is only $99? Yes, this is true making the Conquer the cheapest 4G Android 2.3 run phone on the market.
Besides all of this, the Conquer also has a 3.5 megapixel camera, 1GHz snapdragon processor, and a 2GB SD card. Couple other interesting features is including a front facing camera and also having mobile Wi-Fi hotspot functionality.
This new smartphone from Sprint seems to be a great deal. With all of these features and a $99 price tag, what’s not to like?
That’s right, as the title says, multi-core processors have now come to the mobile phone industry. Earlier today, LG announced that Europe and Asia will be the first to see the first phone with multi-core processing power, the Optimus 2X. The smartphone is a Google Android phone and comes with the dual core Tegra 2 chip made by Nvidia.
Now not too much is known about the phone but the dual-core is enough to draw some people in. With this new processor(s), the phone’s overall speed will increase significantly, it will be able to playback 1080p video without any lag, and it is said to increase webpage loading by an outstanding 33%!
So although not much else is known about the phone, I already give it a big rating because of the dual-core processor. What are your thoughts? Comment below!
The main appearence of the phone is the shell-like structure built on it in order to make it “life proof”. Motorola says that it can resist impact, waterproof, and dust proof. This is the first phone that will actually be able to resist water. Motorola also stated that you would be able to take the phone in the shower and it would not be affected at all. If this is all true, the phone will be a great option to those people who are clumbsy or just not careful with their cell phones.
The phone itself has a 3.7 inch touch screen with 480×854 resolution. It also includes a 5 megapixel camera along with flash on the back of the phone. The Defy also includes a QWERTY touch screen keyboard that many reviewers have said it to be fast and accurate. Also, the new form of typing, swype, will be installed on the phone for all of you who like to text or type faster.
On the down side, the Defy still runs on the outdated Android 2.1 software and has only a 800MHz processor compared to most other smartphones that run on Android 2.2 and 1GHz processor. It doesn’t support 3G networking yet but that is likely to change not too long after it is released this winter. On the bright side, the Defy is one of the few smart phones that can run Adobe Flash 10.1 so you can fully enjoy the features of the internet right on your phone.
I think this phone will be a great addition to the smartphone “family”. Besides being able to run Adobe flash and having a 5 megapixel camera, the fact that the phone is waterproof is just amazing.
What are you thoughts?