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Google CEO caught sporting a BlackBerry

July 10th, 2009

Apparently the only way to stop people from continuously sending this tip in is to run it, so here we go: Eric Schmidt was caught rocking a BlackBerry. Oooooooo. Sure Google’s CEO can have his pick from the current stock of Android-powered handsets and likely from amongst a handful of unannounced devices as well. It …

Rogers drops the price of the HTC Dream and Magic to $99.99

July 3rd, 2009

Though they have only been on sale in Canada for one month, Rogers Wireless has just lowered the 3-year contract price of both the HTC Dream and Magic by $50. This means anyone who wants to pick up either device will be able to do so for $99.99, a very good price for such capable …

Comparing apples to apples: two year smartphone cost examined

June 29th, 2009

Over the past few month, we’ve seen several sites run cost comparisons on the latest and greatest smartphones from each of the top four carriers in the US. Good — presenting readers with cost analysis is always a good idea. We’re finding that just about all of these comparisons do so on the high end …

HTC CEO reportedly confirms Sense UI coming to current Android handsets

June 24th, 2009

Sure, current Android handset owners, it’s understandable that you’re looking at HTC’s new Hero handset with a bit of jealousy. The new Sense UI alone is reason enough to be envious of course, as HTC has seemingly done for Android what it has done previously for Windows Mobile — added a UI layer that boosts …

Palm Pre Review: Part 1

May 29th, 2009

We know, we know. You wanted the review sooner. Well, you know what? It’s here now and we’ve busted through this handset like a Japanese tourist with an SLR in Times Square. So how does the Pre stack up against the competition? Can it contend with the top-of-line smartphones that are currently on the market? …

Palm Pre First Hands On!

May 28th, 2009

Yes — you’re looking at the first site in the world to have a Palm Pre (or at least be able to post it up). There’s so much to say but that’s going to have to wait for our full review. In the meantime, here’s a couple first impressions of the phone and a few …

The Rogers handset that came locked in a safe…

May 23rd, 2009

We’re not going to lie — BGR definitely has its perks. One of them is that our pals from FedEx drop off a lot of packages at our office doors and today was no exception. Although it’s a Saturday, the FedEx truck just pulled up and handed us one heavy ass box (12lbs of heavy). …

HTC Dream and Magic to run $199.99 on contract from Rogers

May 22nd, 2009

Following our scoop yesterday putting Rogers’ outright pricing for the upcoming HTC Dream and Magic at $549.99, we’ve just received word that the price point has already been adjusted — for the worse. While things could certainly change again, our ninja just let us know that the outright price for each handset has been bumped …