A couple of days ago, RIMM announced their newest tablet computer in San Francisco. The tablet is said to be a strong competition against Apple’s iPad because of the Playbook including some features the iPad lacks.
These features that are missing on the iPad would be both front and rear facing cameras, making telephone confrences that much better. Also, Adobe Flash will be included with the Playbook which will bring the user’s online experience to a whole new level. Besides that, the Playbook will include traditional Blackberry security features and it will also be smaller as well as lighter than the iPad. And to top it all off, the Playbook will be able to access the internet through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
As for now, no prices have been set. The tablet isn’t said to be released till early in 2011 but so far, it looks like it will be giving Apple’s iPad a run for its money.
What do you think?
Recently announced, the new Samsung Fascinate is going to be available for public pick-up later this week (or tomorrow online) for Verizon customers. It will be sold for $199 with a 2-year contract. It will be hard for the phone to fit into the Android “lineup” but by looking at the specs, it does a nice job of fitting in perfectly.
The Fascinate is part of the Galaxy S lineup and the first of its kind to come to Verizon. Like I said, it does fit in very well. The phone will have a 4 inch touch screen with 2GB of internal storage and the customer will have the option of upgrading it with a 16GB MicroSD memory card. The Fascinate’s 1500 mAh battery is said to be about equivalent to the Motorola Droid x battery meaning that it should definitely last you a decent amount of time.
The phone itself looks to be amazing. It will have a 1GHz processor making navigating the phone quick and easy. Adding to that, the Fascinate will have high end 3D graphics and video acceleration bringing multimedia and gaming to a whole new level for customers.
Also, the phone will include a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and will also allow the user to record video in 720p! The Fascinate will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability and will also include a 3.5mm headphone jack for all of your music and media playing needs.
To me, this phone looks great and I think it will fit in with the Android “family” perfectly (considering it is better than some Android phones).
What do you guys think? Leave a comment below.
Samsung and Boost Mobile has recently announced the release their newest phone, the Samsung Seek. This is something new for Boost Mobile. It is their first touch screen and slide out phone (slide out QWERTY keboard). It became available on Boost Mobile’s website and selected stores on August 25th for $149.
The Seek has a 2.6 inch touch screen with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution. The phone also includes Bluetooth, GPS, social networking sites, and email/instant messaging. The part of the Seek the seems to drive customers away is the pathetic camera built in. The Seek has a 1.3 megapixel camera. To be some what nice, I give props to Samsung because it is pretty hard to find any phone on the market that has less than a 2 megapixel camera. Besides that, the phone also supports up to 32GB of internal storage which is a must for the built in music player.
In my opinion, this phone is a little bit caught in the past. Besides the touch screen and the ability to access internet, there are not too many things about the phone that seem to compare with other phones that recently came out, even the failure of a phone Dell Aero seems to beat it in a contest. The main things that turned me away from the Seek is the small screen and the extremely low quality camera.
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Samsung has recently announced a new smartphone entering their lineup, the Samsung Wave 723. No exact date has been set, but the Wave should be released to the public sometime in September of 2010. The phone will cost around 240 euros (or around $300).
The Wave itself has a very nice metallic look, but unfortunatly there is a leather flap covering the front of the phone connected at the bottom. To me, this does not sound very convenient. Sure, people like to protect their phones from scratched and what not but that’s why companies make cases, to give the owner the option of purchasing one or not.
The phone will have a 3.2 inch touch screen display, GPS, Wi-Fi capability, and Bluetooth. Not only that, but the Wave will also have a 5 megapixel camera with flash and a 3.5mm headphone jack which is becoming popular among smartphones. The down side to this phone is the small amount of internal storage. The Wave has 90MB of storage while other smartphones, such as the Nokia N8, have around 16GB of internal storage with options of upgrading to around 48GB.
The phone is said to be heading to Germany and later will go to parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Even though it will be available in all of these other countries, it most likely won’t make its way to the US because of the hype of the Iphone and Android devices. So if you are interested in getting this phone, your only option as of right now may be to get it on their online store.
Sprint has announced a new Galaxy S phone to enter their lineup called the Samsung Epic 4G. The phone differs from other Galaxy S phones by giving users the options of a full slide out QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard’s layout is somewhat larger than other QWERTY keyboards on the market. The buttons are larger and the and are spaced further apart making texting or typing much easier and giving the user less chance of accidentally hitting the wrong letter.
The Epic has a 4 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480. The phone has a 50,000:1 contrast ratio which in return, supports movies and games to the max. The Epic also has a bulit in 3.5 mm headphone jack and also a 5 megapixel camera with a LED light for both camera and video. To add to that, there is also a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera incuded on the Epic compared to the 1.3 megapixel camera on the HTC Evo.
The phone runs on Android 2.1 along with a 1GHz processor making the phone very quick and responsive. The Epic also has 512MB of RAM, giving the Iphone 4 and the HTC Evo competition. Having 4G connection, the browser is able to run on top speeds out there. However, 4G is a relitivily new service so not everyone will be able to experience it. But when it becomes more popular, people will be astounded on how incredibly fast it is (this is a big addiction to the “epicness” of the phone).
I believe that this will be a great addition to the Android “family”. It provides the customer with a bunch of the latest qualities on a smartphone including the 4G network and a front facing camera. And giving the Iphone a challenge, I think it will be interesting to see how many people pick this phone over it.
What are your thoughts on the phone?
Lately, there has been a lot of hype of rumors about the upcoming tablet made by Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy tab. Samsung released plans explaining the tablet earlier this year but it seems as though they will be launching the device in the upcoming weeks at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.
The tablet itself will have a 7 inch Super AMOLED display screen and will run on Android 2.2OS a.k.a “Froyo”. Besides that, the tablet will have a 1.2GHz A8 processor and will come installed with 16GB of internal storage. Although it only comes with 16GB, it can be expanded to 48GB if you so choose.
From all of this info about the new tablet, I believe that it will be a big hit compared to Apple’s Ipad. With the large screen, 48GB of storage, fast processor, and the ability to play flash videos, it’s hard to not like this device.
Will you be buying the new Samsung Galaxy Tab? Leave a comment explaining why or why not below.