Archive for May, 2009

SE Intros Yari and Aino for Multimedia Line

by Elias Chiddicks on May 28th, 2009

While its really the Satio that got all the attention today, the Yari and Aino deserve their own too. The Yari is a new, somewhat conservatively designed slider from the company. The Yari is designed with gaming in mind, and with that focus comes Wii-like gesture-based gaming, which promises to be pretty interesting. The handset […]

Samsung Spark Passes Through FCC

by Elias Chiddicks on May 28th, 2009

The upcoming Samsung Spark, a touch-screen device headed for T-Mobile, has just made it through FCC, suggesting the planned August launch date is well on its way to fruition. Specs still look pretty decent, with a 3 megapixel camera, 3+ inch touch-screen, aGPS, Stereo Bluetooth, quadband GSM and duelband 3G designed just for TMo’s wacky […]

RIM’s “SurePress” for Blackberry Alive?

by Elias Chiddicks on May 28th, 2009

Well, we are a bit miffed. If you hadn’t caught our earlier mini-rant on the lack of RIM’s most interesting invention for touchscreens, SurePress, in the latest Storm 2 the gist of it was: why desert the feature so early in development? Well, apparently they haven’t yet. RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis has declared loud and […]

Sony Ericsson Idou Becomes Satio

by Elias Chiddicks on May 28th, 2009

Sony Ericsson has finaly spilt the deets on its upcoming handset, previously called the Idou. First off, the Idou has been renamed the Satio. The Satio comes with a whopping 12 megapixel camera and is Nokia’s latest attempt at an all touch-screen phone. So far we know that the Satio will be running Symbian S60 […]

Verizon Prepares to Launch Casio and Motorola

by Elias Chiddicks on May 28th, 2009

We have the skinny on two new handsets the Verizon is planning to launch on June 10th. June is already a pretty exciting month for launches, so maybe stack these two up to “thems that care.” The first handset is the Motorola A455. This little texting machine comes in at $99 on a 2-year contract […]

Three New Sammy Sliders Heading for AT&T

by Elias Chiddicks on May 28th, 2009

Now hopefully what we have here is a bunch of Samsung sliders headed for AT&T, and hopefully the last of the leaks because frankly, this flood of leaks is getting tiring to report on. Come on AT&T, can’t you keep anything secret? At least the sliders have got some pretty killer codenames going on, but […]

Motorola Android “Morrison” Coming to T-Mobile

by Elias Chiddicks on May 27th, 2009

Thanks to a leaked roadmap we now know that at least one of Motorola’s Android-powered handsets is coming to T-Mobile, the so-called “Morrison.” There isn’t much to know about this device yet, other than it looks sharp and has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The roadmap also gets us a date and price: October at around […]

Shots of HTC Dash 3G Surface

by Elias Chiddicks on May 27th, 2009

The original Dash was great…two years ago. With a life cycle that is comparable almost to the RAZR V3, it’ll be nice to see what was originally a good formula refreshed for T-Mo users. The biggest update for the Dash will be the inclusion of 3G (naturally), amongst other updates to the specs and changes […]

Google Ion aka HTC Magic Gets Handled

by Elias Chiddicks on May 27th, 2009

Engadget managed to get its hands on a copy of the Google Ion from T-Mo with 30 days of service. The design, they say, its excellent being sleek, thin and generally pretty sexy. The device feels great in hand, with high quality materials. It is currently running Cupcake, and although typing is questionable in portrait […]

Samsung’s Trance Gets Reviewed

by Elias Chiddicks on May 27th, 2009

MobileBurn has gotten their hands on a Trance and managed to snap a few photos, a video and make a fairly lengthy and in-depth review of the music-oriented device. First is the design and hardware. They seem to like to overall sleekness of the design, noting how compact and thin it is, however they do […]

AT&T Product Leak Turns to Flood with 4 New LGs

by Elias Chiddicks on May 27th, 2009

Remember yesterday when we foolishly tried to organize the upteen slide leaks that were circulating the internet into one story? Yeah, not so. It looks like the leak has turned into an all out flood of new handsets, all of which should be out by the end of the year. The selection ranges from a […]

Two Samsung Sliders Due This Summer

by Elias Chiddicks on May 27th, 2009

It certainly has been a busy news week for Samsung, but then again the company is known for pretty prolific product releases. What we have here is two feature-phone sliders, the C5510 and the S6700. The C5510, which is pictured on the left, has fairly basic specs, with a 2.2″ QVGA diplay, 2 megapixel camera, […]

AT&T Product Leak Continues Parts 3, 4 & 5

by Elias Chiddicks on May 26th, 2009

That’s right, rather than just publish an endless number of stories about AT&T leaks we figured we’d just grab that remaing three leaks (for now) and put them in one, easy to digest story. We’re thinkers. Samsung Trinity Like the Infinity (Samsung/AT&T is really liking the “inity” today) this handset will be a mid- to […]

Nokia’s Ovi Store: Lets Make Disastrous Product Launches History!

by Elias Chiddicks on May 26th, 2009

If you have been keeping tabs on Nokia at all lately you may know several things about what has happened today. For one, Nokia officially flipped the switch on its Ovi Store globally. And two: the launch has been a complete and unquestionable disaster for them. The Ovi Store of course is Nokia’s answer to […]

AT&T Product Leak #2: Samsung Infinity

by Elias Chiddicks on May 26th, 2009

Samsung has always been good at making the masses feel like they are getting something pretty special (read: shiny, metal-like) for small amounts of cash, and the upcoming Infinity is no exception. Although the device looks great, and one would expect a larger price tag to go with the looks, the result of a quick […]

LG Monoco to Come to AT&T?

by Elias Chiddicks on May 26th, 2009

LG and Microsoft have been best pals of late, in an apparent attempt to get some Windows Mobile devices to market. The LG Monoco aka Pico is the first handset to materialize from this relationship, and it looks pretty promising. The design is growing more common these days, but that is because the slide-out QWERTY […]

Rogers HTC Dream and Magic get Priced, 6GB Data Plan to Return?

by Elias Chiddicks on May 22nd, 2009

We have two pieces of information for those interested in the introduction of Android to Canada, via Rogers. BoyGeniusReport ninjas have been able to get a hold of pricing, and it looks like both the HTC Dream (G1) and Magic will go for an off contract price of $549.99. This seems a little odd considering […]

Samsung i7500 Renamed Galaxy with July Release date

by Elias Chiddicks on May 22nd, 2009

Samsung has recently passed this touch-screened beauty through FCC, and we hope to see it out on T-Mobile sometime in the fall, but it looks like the i7500 will see more action over in Europe first. French carrier Bouygues Telecom has announced that it will start shipping its first Android-powered handset, the Samsung Galaxy (aka […]

Blackberry 8900 Shows Face on AT&T’s Website

by Elias Chiddicks on May 22nd, 2009

AT&T decided that it would suprise us all and launch the 8900 a day earlier then rumours had it pegged, but that is just dandy with us. The slick smartphone ships for $299.99 before a $100 mail-in rebate after signing a 2-year-contract. There is bad news though, the device comes with BB OS version 4.6.1 […]

Blackberry Storm 2 Hands-On & Vid

by Elias Chiddicks on May 22nd, 2009

Engadget has managed to gets its hands on an early version of the Storm 2, rumoured to be soon on its way to Verizon shelves. Engadget seems to like what they see of the new device, but we were left a little wanting. First, the big news is that RIM has dropped the SurePress screen, […]