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So we finally got around to uploading the hands-on video from last night at the Porsche Event held in New York City. Initial impressions were quite nice in my opinion, and it feels somewhat like the former P’9981, from a material perspective. Of course, a whole different device, and operating system with BlackBerry 10. Under the hood it’s a Z10, but cosmetically nice and definitely stands out next to any other smartphone. Some things I was really fond of was how specific the branding goes here. The ID card enclosed as soon as you open the box, the Porsche style clock (digital and analog) and even the battery itself branded with Porsche. In the video, we take a quick dive at the device prior to attending the Porsche event. You’ll see a quick comparison with my Z10 so you can get a good idea of what to expect from aspect ratios and all that good stuff. Enjoy the video. Also be sure to check out the images below showing the device in all angles.
After being very well acquainted with the BlackBerry Bold 9900 form factor for quite some time now, it was nice getting my hands on the all new BlackBerry Curve 9310. The device recently launched for Boost Mobile in the United States, bringing an up to date BlackBerry to the prepaid carrier at last. In the past we’ve seen Boost get the Curve 8330 and Style 9670, but both devices were outdated by the time they reached the carrier. For once, Boost customers seeking BlackBerry devices can keep up with what’s in this season.
figured that it would be very basic device, that only the entry level user would enjoy. After using the device for a couple weeks I was quickly sold that it is a great device for all BlackBerry users, from the entry level user to the high end abuser. Want to learn more then keep reading.
Out of the box the BlackBerry 9360 Curve comes with of course the device, charger, usb cable, battery, and headset. So it comes with the essentials like other devices. Now unlike the Curve 8520, and 9300 the 9360 comes with a flash on a 5MP camera. (The other devices come with 2 or 3.2 MP cameras and no flash) For me this was an instant win. Flash comes in handy on cameras when taking pictures in darker settings, or in lower light. Another win for the BlackBerry Curve 9360 it is loaded with BlackBerry 7 OS, which builds on previous success of previous OS with some new improvements.
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As you know, the BlackBerry PlayBook is exhibiting as we speak at CES 2011 in Vegas. RIM has made it possible for folks to touch and experience the device for a real hands-on experience, not like what we had at DEVCON 2010. So it looks like sites who have reviewed and gotten a chance to experience the PlayBook have more positive things to say, as any complaints really exist only because the tablets are still in beta. So here’s a quick round up of reviews and hands-on experiences for those of you interested in seeing what people think of the BlackBerry PlayBook.
- BlackBerry PlayBook hands on! | BGR
- CES: BlackBerry PlayBook (hands-on) | CNet
- CrackBerry’s BlackBerry PlayBook Review
- Gizmodo’s BlackBerry PlayBook Preview: The First Great 7-inch Tablet?
- RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook 4G Tablet at CES 2011: Hands On | PCMag
Although the BlackBerry Pearl 3G was originally announced at WES earlier this year, it only recently came to AT&T in the United States. I won’t speak for everyone, but I was very excited to see a new generation Pearl launch with enhanced specs, and as we now know – supporting BlackBerry 6 OS. I spent the last month testing the BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100 full time, just to see how it suits me as I have become used to the Torch for a little while now. Hit the jump for our full review.
So there wasn’t much hype at all for the BlackBerry Curve 3G since it was looked upon as a fresher version of the 8500 series Curve which is not entirely false. It is indeed a fresher version, but along with it comes a few goodies. We see enhanced memory in the Curve 3G 9330 along with a new face lift – but keeping the same form factor and overall design. So over the last few days, I used the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9330 full time seeing how the experience would be from entry level point of view. Hit the jump for our full review.
We’ve been waiting to get our hands on the BlackBerry Curve 9330, to see how much better it is than the previous BlackBerry Curve 8530. So this morning we got a unit in and of course we’re jumping right into hands on experiences and reviews. Over the last few days, we got a little buzz on the email from users asking what the big differences are between the two devices and I strongly believe many others are wondering as well. So we’re going to get into it more like a comparison to the 8530 and how it has evolved from it since that’s what many want to see. My first impressions on the device are going to be with the out of box OS which of course is 5.0. We’ll round more up later with BlackBerry 6 so don’t worry folks! In any case, we just got the device and as we always do, we’ll be giving you the first impressions. For a basic Berry, so far so good. I’m liking it and will be using it over the next few days full time. Hit the jump for thoughts on the look and feel.
Over the past few days, we’ve been having quite some fun testing out the 2011 Ford Fiesta and seeing what its technology capabilities are. So you’re asking why a BlackBerry oriented website is reviewing an automobile? Well, we see a lot of cars these days communicating well with mobile phones, so Ford gave us this car to review. At the moment Ford is very famous for its Microsoft SYNC system, which allows the vehicle’s head unit to communicate very well with media filled flash drives, MP3 players, and of course mobile phones. Here of course we are completely focused on the BlackBerry. Given that the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is the latest of the greatest from RIM, we decided to use it for this review as BlackBerry 6 is the next operating system and it would just seem “obsolete” to do it with OS 5.0. Our adventures with the car were really fun, and it made us realize how much you can still enjoy your BlackBerry smartphone without physically holding it in your hand. Continue reading for our full review.
It’s been a really fun week testing out the BlackBerry Torch 9800. Reviewing this device was unlike any other as everything from the hardware to the actual OS was all new to us, providing a different experience we haven’t had before. For the past year, I had switched into a BlackBerry Storm 2 quite a few times just because it felt nice to have a touch screen BlackBerry. Then there were other times where I quickly ran back to my Bold 9700 missing the feel of an actual keyboard. Overall, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is an excellent device for those who favor both touch screen and physical QWERTY along with a trackpad. Here we give you a review of the device and our full yet realistic experience.
The Application Management on BlackBerry 6 is awesome. Finally RIM has added a live CPU monitor allowing you to trigger down what could be slowing your device down when experiencing issues. It allows you to check out stats for that live moment, a day before, or for the full week. But that’s not all. You can swipe back and forth between different fields including CPU, Memory, Usage, Application Storage, and Applications. You can change the time frame for all five of these and it’s just interesting to see even if you’re not having memory or lag issues.
So how is this menu accessed? Hit Options, then go to Device and there you will see Application Management. Alternative? While you’re on the home screen, type in the all-in-one search “application management” and it will come up. You don’t even have to complete the words since it will come up as you are typing. In the search results you’ll see Options (1) come up. Just click that and you’re ready to go.