We took a bit of time to pound out music and throw on some tunes with the Sony Ericsson MBS-200 Wireless Speaker. Similar to the MBS-100 review we did a few months ago, this little nugget packs some serious sound.
The major difference from the 200 to the 100 is the overall design and the addition of a OLED display that shows the song name playing from your mobile phone. This overall dimensions are measure10.5 cm and connects via your wirelessly through your Bluetooth. In addition, this has a range of 10 meters and weighs 249 grams. You can find this online for about $100.
For an entry level slider phone, I’m really impressed with the new Fido Samsung f266. Apart from your standard phone features such as contacts, calendar, to-do list, calculator…this is a great phone that can do more than your basic needs. I mean for 25 bucks on a 2-year contract, or outright for $150 it is tough to go wrong. (I actually thought the price should have been $99 outright)
The design I was impressed with – has a nice chrome/silver shine to it… and it’s lightweight at only 99 grams. You can even call this “moderately” classy. The keypad is revealed when you slide the phone up. The numbers and letters are well spaced out so you won’t have much frustration when dialing or typing a text message. The f266 also has dedicated keys for your music player and menu items.
For the price, it comes with an impressive 2 megapixel camera that can take video. Also, you can load up to 8GB for extra memory for any music/games/pics.
A couple items that need improvement though:
1. You should always make sure the phone is locked when you put it in your pocket. Where the Internet button is located makes it easy for an accidental unwanted surfing and can possibly rack up your data charges.
2. The speakers are not the best, acceptable… but need a little bit of work.
Otherwise, for the $25 this is great phone:
If you want to access your spreadsheet data on the go, Google has now made it possible to edit your Google Docs spreadsheets right from your mobile device – you can “add new rows, edit existing cells, sort by columns, and filter by terms”. For us Canadians this is available on the following:iPhone (plus iPod touch) and any of the Nokia S60 devices.
Check it out at m.google.com/docs from your mobile browser.
Looks like Solo will join parent company Bell with launching a new device on March 6th. You can expect the Samsung m320 to show up in grand style.
In addition, you can also expect Virgin to release this device on the 6th (or somewhere around this date… more in our Forum here). I believe this will replace the current m300 that is in the lineup.
No price plans have been released yet but we got images of the dummy phones and a very blurry doc showing the m320 actually looks like a great phone… but the front catches some unwanted fingerprints. Sprint in the U.S.A. is selling this for $0.00 on a 2-year contract so I’m hoping Solo/Virgin will come through with $0.00 on a 3-year contract.
This flip phone comes with less than stellar 0.3 megapixel VGA Camera , Bluetooth, text messaging, calendar… overall dimensions are 91 x 48 x 18 mm, also it’s a light phone as it only weight 76 grams.
More to come soon…
TELUS has reported their Q4 2008 results and specifically the wireless portion increased 7%. Some highlights from the financial report are:
- External revenues increased by $77 million or 6.9% to $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008, compared with the same period in 2007
Following up to our story yesterday with news that Bell is set to release some wicked devices.
We now received images that the Palm Treo Pro is set to officially launch Thursday, February 26th. No word on pricing but from what we hear it will come in around $199.95 on a 3-year plan.
In addition to this glorious news, the image shows the Pro snuggled with a couple other Smartphones that Bell is giving to us Canadians. We can now be thankful that the long awaited BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 will be available in Pink and Black on Friday, March 6th. No pricing yet but hopefully this will be launched with a promo price of $0.00 for a 3-year plan.
More to come soon!
What is missing in Canada is definitely Google Android… rumours are flying around that we might have this OS this coming Summer. In the meantime, check out the latest app called “My Tracks“.
From the video it looks to be an advanced version of Nike+.
The official description by Google says “My Tracks is an application for your Android phone that enables you to record GPS tracks and view live statistics – such as time, speed, distance, and elevation – while hiking, biking, running or participating in other outdoor activities. Once recorded, you can share your tracks, upload them to Google Spreadsheets and visualize them on Google My Maps.”
It’s really amazing to see what can be done with you mobile phone now. Check out this video:
We usually write about ColorWare for the custom work they do on BlackBerry or iPhone devices. Seems that they can also make your docking station more exciting. For a small charge of $65 (USD) plus shipping… so it will come to about 100 bucks you can create your own custom iPhone 3G docking station.
I personally like the “Ferrari”
If you have a Sony Ericsson device and want to pimp out your phone this Valentine’s Day… head on over to their website for some free themes, images, wallpapers and ringtones.
Looks like The Source by Circuit City (or soon not to be) is feeling the love these days. They are joining all the others and hopping on the Valentine’s Day bandwagon.
To spice things up for this romantic occasion, you’ll be able to get yourself a great deal on several Rogers BlackBerry devices (all with a minimum voice and data plan):
- The Pearl 8220 Flip is price to sell at $0.00 on a 3-year contact
- Curve 8310 can be yours for $49.99 on a 3-year contract
- Curve 8900 is price dropped to $99.99 on a 3-year contract… the best price we have seen yet!
- Bold 9000 $149.99 on a 3-year contract
To give you some comparison, Rogers directly is selling the Pearl 8220 Flip for $9.99; Curve 8310 for $99.99; Curve 8900 for $199.99 and the Bold for $249.98.
The sale goes from February 12th – February 25, 2009 and can be found here