The smartphone market is set to heat up over the next few months, with the big guns all rolling out what they hope will turn into summer blockbusters.
Some of the most eagerly anticipated handsets include the third-gen iPhone, Samsung’s Android device, Blackberry’s update to the touchscreen Storm and Palm’s new Pre phone, running their shiny new webOS.
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With the US launch of the hugely hyped Palm Pre handset just ten days away, rumours, leaks, screengrabs and videos have been leaking all over the web.
The guide to Palm’s innovative gesture-based interface can now be read in full online here, detailing how actions like opening apps, closing programs, scrolling and zooming can be achieved.
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The LG Arena is undeniably an attempt for LG to tackle those who would be tempted by the Apple’s iPhone.
It’s smaller than either of the 2G or 3G iPhones, slipping easily into the back pocket, with a feel of quality about it. It feels solid and reliable. The hard polished metal front edging is complemented by the light, aluminum back.
The whole interface of the phone is touch screen, beyond the power, photo and volume buttons.
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It’s been a long time coming, but Palm have finally announced the launch date for its eagerly awaited Palm Pre mobile phone in the States.
Available through the Sprint network on June 6th, the Pre will cost $199.99 (after $100 mail-rebate) on a horribly long 2-year contract.
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Some time ago we whined long and hard about T-Mobile’s Inexplicably Stupid Upgrading Policy and kept on moaning straight through to write Part Two, a few days later.
Our tree was rattled when we tried to bag a new T-Mobile G1 on contract, confident that our ten years – count ’em! – as a loyal paying customer with T-Mobile would surely be rewarded with handsome discounts all round. Sadly, we swiftly learned that in T Mobile’s world, a punter coming off the street is worth a whole load more than a loyal customer – to the tune of a hefty £305 penalty coming our way.
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Championship Manager, one of the most hideously addictive games ever created by humans has been released for the iPhone.
Simultaneously wonderfully playable and hideously anti-social, we had to force ourselves to give up playing the game way back when it was an Amiga title.
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Growing up in an age where hoverboots, weekend breaks to Mars and swooshing automatic doors seemed an absolute certainty, we’ve found ourselves a little disappointed by the subsequent lack of the promised lunar thrills.
However, while we may be in the gutter, we can still look at the stars, and that’s a job that’s going to be a lot more interactive and fun thanks to Google’s fantastic new mobile phone application called ‘Star Droid’.
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Currently oozing through the pores of the Internet is a new video of Samsung’s first Android device in action, the i7500.
The quad-band GSM, tri-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA handset serves up a full suite of current smartphone specs, offering a 3.2-inch, 320 x 480 pixel AMOLED touchscreen with WiFi and GPS.
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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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