Exclusive: BlackBerry Torch 2 gets detailed

By on January 13, 2011 at 1:12 PM.

Exclusive: BlackBerry Torch 2 gets detailed

Research In Motion’s “best BlackBerry ever” — the BlackBerry Torch — definitely wasn’t the most competitive device to hit the smartphone market place. But it looks like RIM is trying to change all that with a new take on its QWERTY, horizontal-slider: the BlackBerry Torch 2. BGR has exclusively obtained a photo of the BlackBerry Torch 2 along with the device’s full specifications. Was the Torch’s 600MHz CPU a bit too underpowered for you? You’re in luck, as we can now confirm that the BlackBerry Torch 2 will feature a 1.2GHz CPU with hardware acceleration. Full specifications after the break! More →

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Nexus S appears on Google website; launches December 16th, starts at $199 [Updated]

By on December 6, 2010 at 10:58 AM.

Nexus S appears on Google website; launches December 16th, starts at $199 [Updated]


We’re still waiting on a formal announcement, but considering the Nexus S has already been shown off by Google CEO Eric Schmidt, why not just put it up on the site? Google’s much rumored Nexus One sequel is now live on the company’s site, along with complete specs that include Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) — which also hasn’t yet been formally announced. T-Mobile is listed as the device’s carrier, and integrated VoIP/SIP support is listed as well. Other notable specs include a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 16GB of internal storage, a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera, a secondary front-facing VGA camera for video chat, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, software-based noise cancellation, NFC support and an anti-fingerprint coating on the display. While the Nexus One helped usher in the next generation of Android devices when it launched earlier this year, the Nexus S features specs that are anything but impressive considering the coming onslaught of dual-core devices.

UPDATE: The Nexus S is now official — it launches in the U.S. online and at Best Buy on December 16th, and in the U.K. at Carphone Warehouse on December 20th. Pricing is set at $199 with a two-year T-Mobile contract or $529 unlocked. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

By on August 11, 2010 at 9:42 AM.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

RIM’s mythical sliding device finally got official after years and years of rumors. It’s being released tomorrow exclusively on AT&T and features the all new BlackBerry 6 operating system. We’re talking multitouch, gestures, redone multimedia applications, and a whole lot more. It packs the best camera of any BlackBerry, a touch screen, full keyboard, and even an optical trackpad to help with navigation. Not to mention it has a web browser that is actually usable, and everything is packed in a pretty tight package. We have been using a BlackBerry Torch 9800 for over 5 days, and we’re excited to share our thoughts on it with you. More →

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Sprint HTC Hero thoughts

By on October 7, 2009 at 8:31 AM.

Sprint HTC Hero thoughts

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While Sprint’s HTC Hero is housed in a different and arguably less sexy shell than the standard HTC version, the internals are the same. That’s a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and a whole lot more running on Sprint’s CDMA voice and data network. We’ve put together a bunch of things we loved as well as things we disliked about the Sprint version of the HTC Hero after the break along with some photos.

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HTC Touch HD Pro in the works?

By on October 21, 2008 at 5:02 AM.

HTC Touch HD Pro in the works?

If the HTC Touch HD met the Touch Pro and the sweet touch screen was accompanied by that sweet keyboard, you’d have one hell of a device. Don’t hold your breath, though, because it’s just a rumor right now. We already know that the Touch HD, with a wicked 3.8″ WVGA 800 x 480 touch screen isn’t officially coming to the U.S. We’re also going to be missing out on that 5MP autofocus camera and 3G goodness from the device whose screen blows the iPhone’s screen out of the water. It’s probably not too far-fetched, or maybe HTC will come up with something similar, but for now combining the two would make one thick, hefty device. What do you guys prefer – the touch screen on the HD or having the convenience of the keyboard like the Touch Pro? Can’t we have the best of both worlds?

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