Nokia N8 torture tests give Windows Phone fans a taste of what’s to come [video]

By on February 18, 2011 at 2:15 PM.

Nokia N8 torture tests give Windows Phone fans a taste of what’s to come [video]

We’re big fans of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform here at BGR, but we have to admit that the OS is seriously lacking when it comes to top-notch hardware. Even the 4.3-inch display touting HTC HD7, which we thoroughly enjoyed in our review, felt a bit light and plasticky for our taste. Right now the Dell Venue Pro is easily the most solid Windows Phone available, but that will soon change thanks to a little deal Nokia announced earlier this month. Nokia has a laundry list of strengths and hardware is definitely somewhere near the top, as any Nokia fan will attest to. If you haven’t had the chance to play with a recent Symbian phone to see for yourself, which is pretty like if you live in the U.S., Russian site hi-tech.mail.ru put together an N8 torture test video that should help convince you. We can’t say we approve of this Russian Nokia fan’s choice of swimwear  — you’ve been warned, readers — but he definitely helps stress just how solid and durable Nokia handset are. The N8 laughs in the face of a key, a blade, snow, ice and even sand before finally dying after being submerged in seawater. Of course, Nokia’s N8 isn’t a waterproof phone, so we’re not sure why this smartphone sadist chose to submerge it in the first place. Hit the jump for the full video. More →

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Verizon Wireless launches the Samsung Haven

By on July 25, 2010 at 9:18 AM.

Verizon Wireless launches the Samsung Haven

Verizon Wireless is addressing the needs of all it customers today by launching the easy-to-use Samsung Haven. The Haven, which we told you about previously, is targeted at the older crowd with adjustable fonts, a 2.2 inch easy-to-read display, well-being and medical management tools, and a dedicated In Case of Emergency (ICE) button. The flip phone also features a speakerphone, speech recognition, support for text and picture messaging, and includes 56-note polyphonic ringtones to jazz things up. The Haven is available now online from Verizon Wireless and will debut in stores on July 29th  for $39.99 with a two-year agreement. More →

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