Sonos has long been the best modular audio system you could put into your home for unlimited music in every room, but now the company is changing the game. With the introduction of the Sonos PLAYBAR, a sound bar for your television and home theater set up, you’re now able to use Sonos’ existing speakers and subwoofer along with the PLAYBAR to provide wireless, high-definition audio for your movie and TV-watching experience. More →
BlackBerry is back! Or is it? With a brand new operating system, brand new hardware, and a restructured company with some new people, Research In Motion (RIMM) has done everything possible to make the company’s brand new flagship smartphone a success. It combines the tried and true hardware we all know and love with a new take on the BlackBerry software experience. But is it enough to fight through the sea of iPhones, Android phones, and even Windows Phones? More →
Research In Motion (RIMM) is largely responsible for shaping the modern smartphone, but the company rested on its laurels and sat still while the rest of the industry underwent a major shift. The result is the debacle RIM faces today. The future of the company now rests squarely on RIM’s next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform, and the world will now get its first official glimpse at the two new smartphones that mark the start of RIM’s comeback attempt. We already know plenty about the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry X10 smartphones thanks to a series of leaks, but today we’ll hear all the key details surrounding these two phones straight from the horse’s mouth. We should also find out preliminary launch details during today’s event, as well as with some details about RIM’s sales and marketing strategies. Our live coverage of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 unveiling follows below.
With Apple’s (AAPL) announcement (and confirmation) that the company will start selling a 128GB iPad with Retina Display, it clearly shows exactly what Apple thinks of the industry — computers are over, even the company’s own computers. At $799 for the Wi-Fi model, the new 128GB iPad is just a stone’s throw away from an entry-level MacBook Air… you know, an actual computer. But if you look at Apple’s press release and how the company is positioning this product, it’s meant to be a computer replacement, and for a lot of people, it’s really starting to become one. More →
We asked a bunch of people what the best product to giveaway on BGR would be, and an overwhelming majority told us it was an iPad mini. That means we’re up to bat with a brand new iPad mini of your color choice and all you have to do to enter to win is follow a couple easy steps below.
- To enter all you have to do is take a BGR survey which will help shape the site going forward and that link is here and below.
- We will run the contest for one week, until February 4th at 11:59PM.
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- The contest is open to everyone ages 18 and older, and it’s not limited to the United States.
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Apple’s (AAPL) iMac has been the star of the all-in-one desktop category ever since it made its debut in 1998. Over the years, Apple has taken their usual strategy of refinement and churned out some of the best desktops in the world — forgetting the iMac G4. The iMac itself hasn’t changed too much since Apple settled on a size and shape. First it was white glossy plastic, then alunimum. But for the last while, you’d hardly be able to tell the difference between a new iMac and one from 2007. This year, however, Apple brought to market a brand new iMac, one with 5 milimeter thin bezels, an amazing laminated display which finally reduces all of the glare and reflections of the screen, and advancements in hard drive storage with the Fusion drive. Even Apple’s packaging has got smaller, lighter, and better. More →
With BlackBerry 10′s official launch just around the corner, we happened upon a few photos of the final gold master version of the operating system running on a BlackBerry Z10 handset. Well, thanks to a close source at BlackBerry, we actually can show you about 100 photos of the phone’s operating system in full detail. Every screen, every option menu, every app — let’s take a ride together. From RIM’s voice recognition assistant (think Siri), to the BlackBerry Hub, to BlackBerry’s new NFC features and everything in between, we have your exclusive first comprehensive look at BlackBerry 10. Research In Motion’s (RIMM) launch event takes place in New York City on January 30th and on top of debuting the new OS, the company will formally announce the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry X10 smartphones. Lastly, we have heard that RIM is planning to launch the BlackBerry Z10 at a price point that’s under the standard $199 price tag for a flagship phone, so expect something at $149 or below with two year agreement.
I remember it still — people flipped out about the Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii. Yes, its name was mocked for a while, but there was genuine excitement around what Nintendo was doing with motion and the entire gameplay experience. While the original Nintendo Wii was almost an Apple (AAPL)-like product — Nintendo focused on the gameplay and not on specs; the company didn’t even have HD graphics when every other console did — the Nintendo Wii U clearly demonstrates how far Nintendo has fallen and how out of touch the company is. More →
Research In Motion has just sent out media invites for the company’s global BlackBerry 10 reveal on January 30th which will take place in New York City. To say the stakes are high for RIM is an understatement, though thanks to various leaks and the company itself showing off some of BlackBerry 10 hardware and software, most of the announcement seems to be out of the bag already. We’ll be covering and reporting from RIM’s BlackBerry 10 event live the morning of January 30th.
Apple has had quite a bumpy car ride so far with its mapping product. That all ends in just a couple hours, however, because late Wednesday evening Google is planning on bringing Maps back to iOS with the release of the company’s own software. AllThingsD is reporting that Google’s app will be available for download in the App Store shortly, and we’ll provide some initial thoughts on it soon after. More →
I’ve had a fascination with gold phones since… forever. But no one really does gold phones properly. They’re heavy, they scratch, they dent, and the gold blocks the signal. Plus they’re extremely expensive, obviously. When I found out about Anostyle’s anodization service I immediately was interested, and I ordered a gold and black iPhone 5. More →
Who would have thought a couple of years ago that Research In Motion (RIMM) would be on the ropes and Microsoft (MSFT) could be getting close? Well, me… but not many others. Microsoft’s latest strategy of trying to make a no compromise tablet has resulted in, you guessed it, compromise. It’s not as polished as an iPad, it’s more limited in almost every possible way, it’s slow, clunky, unresponsive at times, offers a worse display, weighs more, and is thicker. Plus it costs over $100 more when you factor in a Touch Cover or Type Cover keyboard. Plus, you can’t even run Windows applications even though you get the actual Windows desktop. More →
Look, it’s kind of like Blue Steel versus Magnum, but there are two visible differences between Apple’s (AAPL) Wi-Fi-only iPad mini and the new iPad mini Wi-Fi + LTE. For starters, there’s the antenna cover at the top and while Apple decided not to go with a white plastic cover on previous white iPad models, this time it pulled the trigger — white on white on aluminum. Also notably different is the SIM card slot, but besides that, these two units feel identical. Verizon’s LTE network works beautifully with the iPad mini, delivering the amazingly quick performance we’ve come to expect, and the rest has been covered at length. There are some comparison photos of the iPad mini Wi-Fi and the new Wi-Fi + LTE model in our hands-on gallery, so make sure to check those out. BGR’s full review of the iPad mini can be found here. More →