BlackBerry Curve 9360 review

With users rushing to denounce BlackBerry and announce they’ll leave the platform, RIM really needs to pull a belter out of the bag to put the horrors of 2011 behind it.Which is where the BlackBerry Curve 9360 comes in. The range has long been one of BlackBerry’s most popular – affordable, but not cheap; sleek, but not too flash. And the bestselling Curve 9300 has now been updated to give even more bang for the buck. 3G, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and, of course, BBM are all here and accounted for.The first thing you notice is just how thin this smartphone is. The Curve ...

LG DoublePlay dual-screened smartphone

LG’s funky DoublePlay smartphone, the one with two touchscreens and a split-QWERTY keyboard, is now available for purchase from T-Mobile. The DoublePlay runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and its two screens measure 3.5 and 2.0 inches across the diagonal. It also has a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture. The LG DoublePlay can be yours for $99.99, after mail-in-rebate, with a new two-year contract.source: T-Mobile. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Nokia to bring LTE, CDMA handsets to market in 2012

During the main keynote speech at Nokia World today, Nokia president and CEO Stephen Elop revealed that the company intends to bring LTE and CDMA equipped Windows Phone handsets to “applicable markets” in 2012. Though he didn’t specifically say the U.S. market was one of those to get the LTE and CDMA phones, it pairs nicely with the promise that Nokia will bring a suite of phones to the U.S. next year. The company did not reveal any of the products that will be headed to our shores at Nokia World, but we have heard that announcements for U.S. devices will happen very soon. ...

Nokia N8 gets minor software update

Nokia is pushing out a software update to its N8 smartphone that addresses a number of bugs in the Symbian Anna platform that runs on the phone. Unfortunately, the update does not upgrade the N8 to Symbian Belle with its myriad of new features. Things that are improved with the update include quicker email and messaging, faster GPS locks, and fixes for minor bugs. Users will get a notification when the update is available to download and install. Tweet Vote on HN ...

HTC Rhyme Android smartphone now available from O2 UK

The HTC Rhyme is now available in the UK with wireless carrier O2. The Rhyme, which is being offered in the same plum color as Verizon Wireless here in the States, offers users Google’s Android 2.3 operating system as well as HTC’s own Sense 3.5 user interface on top. The sleek smartphone offers a zippy 1GHz processor under its hood as well as a 5MP camera with HD video recording capabilities. O2 is also throwing in a free headset and Bluetooth docking station in the sales box. For more, visit O2. ...

O2 UK now offering HTC Sensation

O2 is offering its UK customers HTC’s Sensation XE smartphone, which includes studio quality audio from Beats Audio by Dr. Dre in-ear headphones. The smartphone offers a speedy 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch qHD widescreen touchscreen display, and Google’s Android OS. The device also sports an 8MP camera/camcorder and 16GB of memory. The HTC Sensation XE is offered free from O2 with qualifying contracts. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Sony to Buy Ericsson Out of Joint Venture

Sony today announced that it is going to purchase Ericsson’s share of the two companies’ Sony Ericsson cell phone joint venture for $1.47 billion. Once the purchase is complete, Sony Ericsson will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony, which intends to integrate the handset division into its other consumer electronics products. As part of the deal, Sony gains five essential patent families related to wireless technology, and also struck a cross-licensing agreement with Ericsson concerning other, non-essential patents. The transaction has been approved by the boards of both ...

RIM confirms BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0

RIM has taken to its blog to confirm that the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 release date will be in February 2012.The company says that the OS has been delayed “until we are confident we have fully met the expectations” of its customers and developers, obviously keen to avoid yet another misstep after a catalogue of errors over the past months.RIM has also decided that integrating BBM directly on to the tablet will have to wait until “a subsequent BlackBerry PlayBook OS release”.The company hasn’t given a reason, but it sounds as though RIM’s having a spot ...

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