BlackBerry Bold 9780 Pearl White hands-on

By on December 2, 2010 at 1:05 PM.

BlackBerry Bold 9780 Pearl White hands-on

Our No. 1 UK ninja just hooked us up with an unbranded OEM BlackBerry Bold 9780 in Pearl White, and we wanted to give you guys a detailed look at it.

  • For starters, the device is visually identical to the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in white. While the black Bold 9780 traded in the chrome bezel for a glossy black bezel, the white version of the handset still sports the chrome bezel and metallic white paint job (Pearl White, as RIM likes to call it).
  • We would have loved a solid white finish on here, as it would look a bit more high-end as opposed to this glitter-laced white — oh well.
  • As far as the backlight is concerned, you might remember we had serious issues with the BlackBerry Torch 9800 in Pure White — we couldn’t use the device as a daily driver due to the fact that the cutouts for the keyboard backlight made the passing light look “blurry” to us. Thankfully, the 9780 is better. There is still an issue, however, and that’s the fact that there does not seem to be a backing to the keyboard like the black version has. RIM opted to simply leave the cutout letters and symbols bare, and this makes for a really poor and uneven lighting situation. Is it usable? Definitely. It’s just not perfect, and we kind of feel like it should be.
  • The soft-touch mid-plate of the 9780 is a shade of medium gray as opposed to black on the  Pearl White version. You know what’s even better than medium grey on a white handset? White.

Head on over to our Pearl White BlackBerry Bold 9780 hands-on gallery for some more shots.

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Dell Streak now available in red, white; unlocked units ship with Froyo

By on November 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM.

Dell Streak now available in red, white; unlocked units ship with Froyo

Dell announced in a blog post Tuesday morning that its supersized Dell Streak is now available in two new colors. Additionally, the device is now being sold unlocked and contract-free directly from Dell.com. Dell’s 5-inch smart-tablet-phone can now be had in “Pure White”, as seen above, or “Cherry Red.” These two new colors are in addition to the black model that has been available since the summer, and they will be available exclusively through Best Buy in the U.S. While these two new color options will both be sold running Android 1.6, Dell is also now offering an unlocked Streak for $579 that will ship with Android 2.2 (Froyo). Current Streak owners aren’t being left in the dust, of course — the Froyo update is also currently rolling out to European Streaks, with all U.S. versions set to be updated some time in December. More →

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Pure White unboxing

By on November 8, 2010 at 5:27 PM.

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Pure White unboxing

You thought we’d let the Great White Hype go without an unboxing? Nope! We have RIM’s flagship BlackBerry device — the Torch 9800 — donned in almost all white armor, and while you would think we wouldn’t have any feedback for just a color change, we do. Here is the deal… our opinion of the white iteration of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is — obviously — subjective, but… to our eyes it does look incredibly clean. If only the entire handset were white, we’d be in love. RIM kept the main frame of the device in soft touch black and this includes the camera lens cover on the rear of the handset. It breaks up the aesthetics of the device and we’d have loved if “Pure White” meant purely white. One huge, glaring problem with the all white Torch that we can’t seem to move past? When using the device in dark lighting conditions, the backlit buttons are blurry. This seems to be because of there being no “backing” on the underside of the keyboards keys. It’s hard to explain, but it is ridiculously, mind-blowingly annoying, and is actually preventing us from switching to the lust-worthy BlackBerry 9800 Arctic Winter edition. Don’t just listen to us break it down for you textually, though, we have our unboxing photos all ready to go in our BlackBerry Torch 9800 Pure White gallery below!

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BlackBerry Torch now available in red and white at an AT&T store near you

By on November 7, 2010 at 9:55 PM.

BlackBerry Torch now available in red and white at an AT&T store near you

You’ve read our Torch review and you’ve decided to take the plunge, huh? Well, you might be happy to know that AT&T is now finally offering the Blackberry Torch in two additional colors: Sunset Red and Pure White. The phones are live on AT&T’s website and can be picked up for $499 without a contract and $99 when you sign up to a two-year agreement. If a color other than black is your cup of tea, jump on over to AT&T’s website to get your order on. Just remember the white after Labor Day rule, ok? More →

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New Motorola DROID 2 Global details emerge

By on November 2, 2010 at 9:25 AM.

New Motorola DROID 2 Global details emerge

The coming introduction of Verizon Wireless’ DROID 2 Global isn’t exactly shrouded in mystery at this point. It suffices to say we know almost everything there is to know about this incremental upgrade… short of its release date. Now, thanks to a leaked comparison sheet slapped together by Motorola, we have an apparent confirmation of most of the key details. First and foremost, the DROID 2 Global will include the rumored 1.2GHz processor upgrade we’ve been waiting for. It will also come in two colors — “Dark Sapphire” and “Winter White” — and it will feature a 3.7-inch, 854 x 480-pixel touchscreen display. Other highlights include:

• Remote wipe of device and SD card
• Document editing with QuickOffice
• Inbox filtering
• Invite attendees to meetings using GAL
• Free/busy lookups for meeting participants
• 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash
• Dual-band CDMA and quad-band GSM
• Physical keyboard and virtual Swype keyboard
• 8GB internal memory plus 8GB pre-installed SD card
• Android 2.2
• 3 UI profiles
• 3G mobile hotspot capability
• Flash 10.1

Hit the jump to take a look at the full comparison sheet. More →

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Motorola DROID 2 Global launches soon in black and white; T-Mobile Comet to cost $149.99

By on October 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM.

Motorola DROID 2 Global launches soon in black and white; T-Mobile Comet to cost $149.99

A fresh new Verizon Wireless rebate sheet emerged yesterday and brought with it some confusion. On the sheet, the upcoming Motorola DROID 2 Global had two associated SKUs. Since two separate versions of the unreleased DROID Pro were recently discovered — one with a camera and one without — it was assumed that these SKUs represented a standard DROID 2 Global and a second version sans-camera. But you know what they say about assumptions. So your pals here at BGR did some digging and we found our answer where all answers are ultimately found: Costco.

The screen shot seen above, delivered from an anonymous source, shows two versions of the Motorola DROID 2 Global within the Costco inventory system. The difference between them, as it turns out, is the color. Fans of white phones will be happy to learn that the DROID 2 Global will be released in both black and white when it finally does launch next month. Both versions will be $199.99 on contract. And while we still have no firm release date for these 1.2GHz beasts, hopefully the white DROID 2 Global doesn’t get delayed endlessly like the white iPhone 4.

Also of interest, the T-Mobile Comet — a mid-range Android phone rumored to be launching on November 3rd — will cost $149.99 when it finally sees the light of day.

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New video promo reveals the truth about the white iPhone 4 delays

By on October 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM.

New video promo reveals the truth about the white iPhone 4 delays

Allow us, if you will, to inject a little humor into your Friday afternoon. The comedy troop over at JLE have uploaded a “Banned White iPhone 4 Promo” spoof to video-sharing site YouTube. The video has some amazing one liners and lets you know that “if you’ve waited for the white iPhone, you’re an idiot” as you’ve “waited for 5-months for a phone that is a different color that you’re just going to put a cover on anyways.” The three minute spot is after the break, enjoy! More →

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Apple removes white iPhone 4 from website

By on October 28, 2010 at 7:28 AM.

Apple removes white iPhone 4 from website

It’s not looking good, boys and girls. Late last night, Apple removed the white iPhone 4 from it’s website’s purchase page. No more placeholder with a “not available sign”, nada.

We reported that we had heard Apple might cancel the white iPhone 4 model entirely the same day Apple announced another delay until Spring.

What do you think? Is it gone or just hiberating through the winter?

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Apple cancels white iPhone 4?

By on October 27, 2010 at 11:54 AM.

Apple cancels white iPhone 4?

Adding on to last night’s Apple announcement that the company would further delay the release of the white iPhone 4, we have received new information that paints a different story. According to a previous source of ours, we have been told that Apple in fact has no plans to release the white model iPhone 4. Our source hypothesizes another “delay” communicated around March leading us into an iPhone 5 release time-frame in June / July. Something interesting is that manufacturing sources our contact has are keeping quiet on the matter, not confirming that this was in fact a manufacturing issue at this point, but that there might be something else going on behind the scenes.

Oh well. We’ll always have CNN.cn.

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Apple confirms white iPhone 4 devices not available “until this Spring”

By on October 26, 2010 at 7:12 PM.

Apple confirms white iPhone 4 devices not available “until this Spring”

So, so sad. According to Reuters and Digital Daily, Apple has confirmed to that the white version of the iPhone 4 is still a far ways off. The official quote?

We’re sorry to disappoint customers waiting for the white iPhone yet again, but we’ve decided to delay its release until this Spring.

We’re not sure what to make of it. We previously heard from a senior Apple source that Apple’s fixed the white iPhone manufacturing issues about a month ago. Does this mean they are timing it with the mythical Verizon iPhone? If not, and it does come out in the Spring, why release a white version at all at that point?

Apple will most likely have another model out by June/July anyway.

[Via Digital Daily] More →

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White iPhone 4 shows up in Apple’s ‘Store’ app, reserve yours now

By on October 26, 2010 at 8:16 AM.

White iPhone 4 shows up in Apple’s ‘Store’ app, reserve yours now

Last night, Apple released an update to their Apple Store iPhone app. While there wasn’t anything new in the way of features, it did contain something notable… the ability to reserve a white iPhone 4. Navigating to the store of your choosing, selecting the “Reservations” tab, followed by “Reserve Product” will actually allow you to select the white iPhone 4 in either 16GB or 32GB configurations. The device is — obviously — still not available in Apple’s online store. Could this be a sign that the albino iDevice is going to be making its way into the wild? Looks like it. More →

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The T-Mobile myTouch 4G's four colors pictured

By on October 22, 2010 at 2:00 PM.

The T-Mobile myTouch 4G's four colors pictured

It looks like blog CellPhone Signal got their hands on several images of T-Mobile’s yet-to-be-released myTouch 4G HSPA+ set and all its color variants. As originally announced by T-Mobile, the device will be available in white, black, red, and plum. To be honest, we’re a little disappointed T-Mobile didn’t jazz up the color names — we were thinking abyss blackluscious lavender, $4-cabernet red, and lion’s tooth white… or something like that. Regardless, if you’re planning on picking up a myTouch 4G, and prefer a little color in your pocket or purse, have a look and let us know what you think. More →

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White iPhone 4 spotted, explained?

By on October 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM.

White iPhone 4 spotted, explained?

Blog Pocket-lint managed to bird-dog a jacketed-gentlemen at a New York City press event carrying a white iPhone 4. The albino iPhone was promised way back in June, but has yet to actually be released by iMaker Apple, Inc. The publication queried said iPhone user as to how he came to acquire the seemingly un-acquirable and his responses were quite candid. According to the anonymous man in the suede jacket, Apple has hordes of white iPhone 4s in their Cupertino headquarters; the iPhone-owner has a friend who works for Apple who managed to pick one up for him. The person went on to say that the reason the iPhone 4 is so back-logged is due to the fact that the white paint used on the “home” button and the white paint used on the case of the iPhone 4 do not match. Apple will not release the product as is. Sad for all those iPeople that love white phones. We’ve reached out to Apple for comment and will update the article if they respond. More →

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