Their Blackberry Storm may have failed to impress us and we’ve never really felt much love for the OS, but Blackberry are scooping up punters galore in the states, scoring three out of the top five best selling smartphones for the last quarter.
Sitting pretty in the number one slot is the venerable RIM BlackBerry Curve (all 83XX models), which overtook Apple’s iPhone to become America’s best selling smartphone in Q1 of 2009.
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It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the Android 1.5 update – better known as ‘Cupcake’ – will be squeezing itself onto T Mobile G1 handsets sometime next month.
G1 owners looking for new toys to play with should overflow with pleasure as the Cupcake OS update comes with the alluring promise of an onscreen keyboard, video recording and Latitude for Google Maps for stalking friends.
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In what looks like a truly desperate piece of attention-seeking, some bloke called Gary Go (we suspect that’s not his real name) has said he’ll be going onstage with his iPhone during a series of support slots at Wembley.
The solo singer is due to support the well-ripened
boy man band Take That in the summer, and claims to have written some songs using the virtual four-track studio iPhone application.
Continue reading iPhone Dork Plays Wembley, T-Mobile Flashmob Rip-Off Part Two
Opera is claiming to have seen “explosive growth” for its Opera Mini mobile phone web browser, with a massive uptake in use over the last year.
The company claims that the browser has seen a whopping 157% year-over-year growth, with more than 23 million people using Opera Mini in March 2009. This represents a 12.1% increase from February 2009 and more than 157% up from March 2008.
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When the Android OS was announced back in November 2007, we eagerly anticipated a stream of hot handsets from manufacturers like HTC, LG, Samsung and Motorola who had signed up to the Open Handset Alliance.
Despite positive reviews about the software and some interesting apps hitting the market, the total number of Android-powered handsets currently available stands at just one, the T-Mobile G1 handset, with the HTC Magic G2 follow up expected to be released next month.
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Apple’s snazzy glass trackpad may have got the fanboys cooing, but Sharp has trumped them in style with their new Mebius PC-NJ70A laptop sporting a built in LCD touchscreen trackpad.
The LCD trackpad supports a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, and cunningly packs in its own light sensor which adjusts the brightness depending on the ambient lighting.
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The long awaited follow up to the T-Mobile G1 ‘Googlephone,’ the HTC Magic has now gone up for pre-order on Vodafone UK’s site.
The second Android-based phone in the known universe, the Magic dispenses with the slide out QWERTY keyboard of its predecessor, serving up a slimmer, sleeker package which Vodafone will sets shoppers pockets a-tingling.
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It’s had a bit of a spluttery launch, but the bigwigs at LG are now ready to lob their LG GC900 Viewty handset at the general public and hope they feel the love all over again.
The original Viewty proved to be one of LG’s biggest hitters, shifting over 6.5m units and the second version sees the high end handset get a comprehensive leg-up in the spec department.
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With a deft yank on the new product velvet rope, the covers have come off Nikon’s new D5000 upper-entry-level DSLR, which packs a fold out LCD screen and HD video recording.
Elbowing its way into the Nikon range between the D60 and D90 models, the new snapper inherits many of the features of the latter, packed into a slightly smaller, simpler body.
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If you’re frustrated by the limitations of the basic Notepad application that ships with Windows and are looking for a fully featured – but lean’n’mean – text editor, EditPlus for Windows could be worth a look.
It’s been our first choice as a text editor for writing stories for this website for some years now, replacing the bloat of Windows Word while still offering enough tools and features to keep things moving along speedily.
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