If you watch any tech news at all you cannot have missed that Blackberry is launching a new OS and device. From reading reviews, there are a lot of things that are similar to the old Blackberry OS and a whole bunch of new. Certainly, the look is a whole lot different.
The Z10 model is completely touch screen, but for those of you don’t want to make that leap, the full qwerty Q10 model will be available soon after the Z10. When we get our hands on one we’ll post more of a review!
Possibly one of the best Android phones on the market today is Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2. It breezes through whatever tasks you throw at it, thanks to a top-of-the-line, super-fast 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. Under the hood, this is a muscle phone for sure. It’s up to date operating system, Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean), and it’s 5.5″ screen make it an incredibly easy phone to fall in love with and use. Sold in colors of White and Charcoal, the Note 2 is making big waves!
HTC’s Droid DNA started shipping this week and packs a whole lot into one device. Here’s a quick look at the specs:
Fast processor – 1.5GHz quad-core processor
Loaded with RAM – 2GB of RAM
Solid camera – 8MP rear camera with a 2.1MP front facing camera
Exceptional screen – Full HD 1920 X 1080 resolution
Storage – 16GB of onboard storage and no SD card slot
Software – Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1
Pricetag – $199 with 2yr agreement
The Droid DNA looks to be a powerful contender to this fall’s Smartphone Superphones available from Venture Wireless.
Via a leaked internal notice it looks like the popular Samsung Galaxy S3 will start receiving the Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean update starting October 25th and continuing for several weeks. So, while you might get your update right away keep your on your notification area for that Jelly Bean goodness.
Motorola has announced that their new Razr HD and Razr HD Maxx will be in stores on October 18th. The picture above, from SlashGear, shows the new Razr HD sporting a brilliant 4.7 inch AMOLED HD screen cranking a 1280 X 720p HD resolution. The Razr’s camera is 8 megapixes verses the incorrectly reported 13 megapixel camera. It will pack the snappy Qualcomm dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The Razr HD will be powered by 2,530 mAh battery for all-day life while the HD Maxx boasts of the massive 3,300 mAh battery that was so hugely popular in its current Razr Maxx model.
In a series of photos released by Belarusian site Onliner the new LG Nexus 4 can finally be seen in perfect detail. The new device code named LG960 is based loosely on the Optimus G, it has the Quad-Core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2G Ram and a new 4.7 inch 1280×768 display. The new LG Nexus 4 is currently loaded with Android 4.1.2, but may see 4.2 by the time it’s Oct, 29th announcement date hit.
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Samsung just confirmed the S3 Mini is coming. German Tech Blog MoblieGeeks,whom is responsible for the render above, has reported the new device to be packing a 1GHz dual-core ST Ericsson U8420 CPU with 1G ram and 16G of on board storage. All of that will be mounted under a 4-inch WVGA SuperAMOLED display, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. No word on external storage options yet. It will be wearing the now familiar Nature UX; Samsung’s latest version of TouchWiz , Skin. The camera is a 5MP shooter and battery weights in at 1500mAh.
While not exactly a full blown S3 packed in a 4 inch casing, this phone should scratch the itch of those that want the latest smartphone but aren’t willing to deal with the exploding screen sizes.
Would you be interested in a phone of this stature sporting Jelly Bean and a smaller, more hand-friendly screen size? Let us know in the comments.