Archive for December, 2009

Bell launches the Nokia N97

Bell just annouced the Nokia N97 today. It’s $599.99 straight up or $199.95 3 yr (minimum $50 voice and data a month).

Here are some of the specs:

  • 3.5″ 640×360 touch screen
  • slide out keyboard
  • 32GB storage built in
  • 5 megapixel camera

Bell is really pushing the N97′s video calling feature. Unlimited video calling is $5 a month.

I reviewed the N97 a while back. Check it out:

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Bell launches their first Android powered device: the Samsung Galaxy

Bell just annouced that they’ll be carrying the Samsung Galaxy. The Galaxy is Bell’s first Android powered device. It’s as low as $99.99 on a 3yr with data.

Besides Android it has an 3.2″ OLED display made from scratch resistant tempered glass, 8GB of storage and a 5 megapixel camera.

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TELUS officially launches the LG IQ

TELUS is launching the LG IQ today for as low as $99.99 on a 3 year. Not a bad deal.

To recap the IQ is a WinMo 6.5 device with a 3.2″ WVGA display, 1Ghz processor, QWERTY keyboard and a 5 megapixel camera.

If you haven’t seen it check out my hands on with the LG IQ here:

I’ll have a full review of it in a couple of days.

2 comments December 10th, 2009

Video: My review of the Blackberry Bold 9700

Here’s my review of the Blackberry Bold 9700:

click more to get a quick run down of what I thought:

BTW most of my reviews are in high definition so check that feature.

I liked the Bold 9000 and while it has been a long time since it came out chances were I’d like the 9700 as well.

Turns out it was true. Here are some of the improvements the 9700 brings ot the table:

  • trackpad (no more replacing trackballs)
  • smaller form factor
  • better build quality
  • slightly high resolution display
  • OS 5.0 (unless you upgraded your 9000 too)
  • 3.2mp autofocus camera

You do lose a stereo speaker and I guess you might not like the smaller size if you have huge hands.

You still get

  • good messaging capabilities out of the box
  • pretty snappy performance (with the exception of the browser)
  • very efficient multitasking
  • reasonably good integration between apps
  • a good QWERTY keyboard
  • decent battery life for a HSPA smartphone

So while I really liked the 9700 I’d like to see a better camera. The 9700′s camera doesn’t really suck but it could be better. Especially 3.2mp is basically status quo. The browser needs to go – RIM, hurry up and bring a new faster browser out!

Howard Chui

12.08.2009

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