Posts tagged ‘blackberry’

September 24, 2011

Blackberry Playbook for $249 next week


While many Canadian Playbook vendors have cut prices, Blackberry Playbook price cuts might be coming to the US next week. Crackberry’s tip indicated that a 16 GB Playbook would be on sale between 9/25 and 10/1 at Staples for $349 with a further $99 mail in rebate. This is not comparable to the HP Touchpad ($99) fire sale but I would think a living Playbook is better than a dead TouchPad!

November 16, 2010

Nexus S


Just a couple of weeks back, AppleGirl was saying how NFC technology will lead us out of the technological stone-age and that Apple will lead the way.

Well eat your heart out AppleGirl, Eric Schmidt announced today at the Web 2.0 summit that the Nexus S (Google’s 2nd phone) will have NFC technology. Not only that, Schmidt announced that Gingerbread (Android 2.3) will be released in the next couple of weeks.

Check out the pics of the Nexus S. The phone looks super sleek and thin! I guess I know what my Christmas present will be 😉

P.S The Nexus S is produced by Samsung, of course not officially announced.

source: engadget


GoogleChic, I am certainly interested in the concept of NFC but not psyched about the fact that it is tied with Google. With all the user privacy debacles that Google has been having recently, I would be scared to use the phone as a credit card. You would not want a Google employee vacationing in the Bahamas using your credit card information, would you? 🙂

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have joined hands to form a national payment network, called Isis which is expected to roll out in the next 18 months. It’s essentially a mobile commerce network which will create a more convenient shopping experience for customers. Other phone manufacturers like Blackberry and Nokia are getting ready to jump with both feet into the NFC puddle as well.

GoogleChic, you might be able to get NFC on your phone this Christmas, but I doubt you would use it much until next year, when iPhone 5 is expected to be launched.  Doing things at the right time in the right way is important for a business and that’s what Apple does best 😀

October 10, 2010

Enterprises love Apple!


RIM is getting some stiff competition from Apple these days. RIM’s Playbook needs to play catch up and gather some enterprise customers before they all go for the iPad. A mobile activation report by Good Technology for May to September 2010 shows that Apple iOS devices, garnered upto 50% of the net new activations while Android, even with a huge army of devices is lagging at 30% of the net new activations.

It just makes sense to combine both form and function into one device. If you own an iPhone as a personal device, why would you want a lug around a Blackberry or Android, when you can do the same work calls and email on the iPhone.

Recently iPads have been spotted on high profile movie sets such as the Transformers, in the hands of a Saudi Arabian king and they just turned Government worthy as well. iPads are now at work in the Canadian Government and the German Parliament as a paper replacement strategy.  GoogleChic, let’s hear all the important faces and places that Android has seen! Or are you going to say its only the geek boys and girls who use Android devices? 😉


AppleGirl, I’m confused.  You think that RIM needs to play catch up and gather enterprise customers, but how do you know they’re not doing that? It is pretty interesting that  Good Technology is reporting that Apple iOS devices is the most used amongst enterprise customers yet RIM is not included in the study. Since RIM is notoriously known for its support of enterprise customers I say you can throw that study out the window; it’s only a little skewed 😉

Check out the report that the Nielsen Company released several days ago. In the overall market (not just Enterprise), Android devices are leading the race.

As for Android devices being spotted, it’s been spotted on Top Chef, Project Runway, Entourage, Lie to Me just to name a few. Most importantly, the US Army is looking into using Android devices for solders in the field. What’s interesting is that Android pretty much clean sweep the Army’s “App for Army” competition with 10 Android winning apps out of the 15 that were chosen.

August 11, 2010

Who’s sexier?


This one was too funny to pass up. okCupid thinks iFans are twice as much sexier than Android. GoogleChic, I can’t believe Blackberry guys beat Androids. ROTFL!


Hmm, Android users having less sexual partners than iPhone users. Does that mean Android users are just smarter and wiser with their “choices” just like their choice in an Android phone versus the iPhone ;)?

What do you think?

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July 25, 2010

Another crackberry contender?


Blackberry 9780, a new blackberry phone has been spotted. To me it looks like much of the older lineup from RIM. The only visual difference is the chrome bazel which has turned darker in this model. Clearly, RIM is suffering from design paralysis similar to HTC’s name paralysis (more on this later!).

While this RIM phone is said to run OS 6 and 512 MB flash memory, all the other internal spec seems very identical to 9700.

So what does this one have to stand out? Absolutely nothing! Hopefully RIM throws a curve ball at its release by throwing in a new feature to attract the masses.

Well RIM, to win me over from iPhone 4 you will have to do way better than this.


I’ve never been a big fan of the blackberry or understood it’s hype. The Blackberry bold 9780 looks to have the same screen size as the 9700. Since the screen is so small, it makes surfing difficult especially since the device is not touch screen it makes navigation more difficult as compared to an  Android device  or the iPhone (yes that evil word).

However, most blackberry user are corporate users who utilizes it for the email  capabilities and its dependable call quality (unlike drop calls on the iPhone).  Another plus for me is that unlike the iPhone it has an external storage system (microSD), no hassles here if your phone dies, just take our your SD card and you’re good to go.

We’ll have to wait and see to find out what new features if any the Blackberry bold 9780 will bring to the table as compared it its sibling. Nonetheless, it’s going to take a lot more to get me to ditch my Nexus!

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