Verizon to launch BlackBerry Torch 9850 on September 8th for $199.99

By on September 6, 2011 at 3:35 PM.

Verizon to launch BlackBerry Torch 9850 on September 8th for $199.99

Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday that it will offer the BlackBerry Torch 9850 on September 8th for $199.99 with a new two-year contract. The Torch 9850 offers a full 3.7-inch touchscreen display with an 800 x 480-pixel resolution, a 1.2GHz processor, support for global roaming in more than 200 countries, a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p HD video and 16GB of storage. The Torch 9850 was first unveiled during a RIM event in Toronto on August 3rd where we published hands-on impressions of the phone. It is the best full-touchscreen smartphone RIM has sold and its browser is much improved, but the BlackBerry 7 operating still feels stale in comparison to Android, Windows Phone and iOS. Read on for the full press release from Verizon Wireless. More →

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Verizon DROID BIONIC could launch on September 8th for $299

By on August 19, 2011 at 8:01 PM.

Verizon DROID BIONIC could launch on September 8th for $299

The long wait for Verizon’s Motorola DROID BIONIC may soon be over. According to leaked internal documents obtained by Android Central, Verizon’s next 4G LTE flagship phone could land as soon as September 8th for $299.99. While that may sound a bit expensive, it’s in line with what Verizon charged for other 4G LTE phones such as the DROID Charge. The BIONIC was first unveiled during CES but has been delayed and placed back in the oven for last-minute tweaks. The DROID BIONIC will likely offer a 4.5-inch screen with a qHD, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD video, a front facing camera for video chat and an HDMI-out port. More →

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GameFly to launch unlimited game download service this fall

By on August 11, 2011 at 1:00 AM.

GameFly to launch unlimited game download service this fall

GameFly announced on Wednesday it will soon offer a new service called “Unlimited PC Play” that will allow gamers to download an unlimited amount of games to their Windows or Mac computer. Much like Netflix’s business model, GameFly will provide instant access to more than 8,000 rental discs or more than 1,500 instant downloads for a monthly fee. The service will require a desktop client that will include news, a feed of HD trailers and screen shots of the latest games. GameFly also said there will be a social component that will allow gamers to interact with one another in real-time. A closed beta will begin on September 8th for current GameFly subscribers and a public launch will occur during the holiday season. Read on for the full press release. More →

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