According to a survey conducted with Elon University in North Carolina from December 2007 to March 2008 of 578 leading Internet activists, builders and commentators mostly agreed that mobile phone technology would be among the most significant developments in the years to come. “The mobile phone — now with significant computing power — is the primary Internet connection and the only one for a majority of the people across the world, providing information in a portable, well-connected form at a relatively low price”.
2020 is so far away… I hope we get to the point of using the internet as our primary option way before this date. I mean, it’s 11 years away and look what we are doing these days.
We’ll have to wait a few months for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic to come out in Canada, but this does not mean we cannot enjoy some early unboxing videos. Here is a 11 minute video with good background music to pass the time. The 5800 is smaller than I actually though and looks impressive.
This was released mid-November with TELUS and I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to get them with some sort of promo over the next couple weeks.
Currently available in-store only for $199.99 on a 3-year plan and outright for a whopping $649.99. This touchscreen and side slider has a 2.8″ LCD colour screen, 640×480 VGA resolution, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and camcorder, GPS, Music player, speakerphone, slide out QWERTY keyboard, TouchFLO 3D finger swipe navigation, Accelerometer, Handwriting recognition and weighs 165 grams.
Our HTC Touch Pro video review is here…More info soon
If you live in the Manitoba area, MTS has a pretty sweet deal going on! Their current promo is on for a limited time and when you buy 1 BlackBerry Curve you’ll get another one free! They are just itching to make us all CrackBerry addicts!
We tend to stay away from posting commercials on our site because the last thing we need is to be hit with more advertising. However, occasionally we see good commercials for mobile phones, kinda like when the iPhone was first launched in the States and then the same commercial launched in Canada via Rogers/Fido.
But then a brilliant commercial with all the right messages makes its way into Canadian homes. The WirelessWave commercial called “Skipping Stones Brand” was created by Grey Vancouver and is currently in the midst of a national rollout. The actual commercial plays every emotional feeling of what to do when you fall out of love with your phone:
The “GettaGrip Musclephone” is still going through the patent certification but according to a feature in the December. 12th Financial Times:
“Forty seconds’ vigorous squeezing of the GettaGrip Musclephone gives a full recharge of the lithium-ion battery. That’s 20 seconds per hand. No more scrabbling around for a recharger. No more rationing calls because the battery is getting low. And all the while developing a grip like a gorilla.”
No word on actually how much the grip weighs but image if you could charge your phone like this… and develop a grip like a gorilla… the possibilities are endless!
Wowzers, not even the Financial Post can get their hands on a BlackBerry Storm! Flipping through the paper this weekend we came across a section that promoted a few cool phones in their gift guide. We noticed images and write ups of the Apple iPhone, Samsung Cleo, Nokia E71, HTC Touch Diamond, BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 and the BlackBerry Storm… no wait, not the BlackBerry Storm… another pic of the Pearl Flip with a write up of the Storm. No worries… January is coming soon!
With the limited amount of phones that Koodo offers and its convenient “Tab” we’re pleases that they just keep dropping prices. Last week we saw a price reduction in the Samsung U410 by 25 bucks. Now the same $25 price drop for the MOTOKRZR K1m brings this to $150 outright, or $0.00 with the Tab.
The actual device itself is basic and comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, speakerphone, voice dial, contacts, calendar and MP3 player. The MOTOKRZR weighs in at 112 grams with overall dimensions of 43.2mm x 104.1mm x 15.2mm. This gem comes in 2 colours: white and “Dark Pearl Grey”.
A new game was released by NickelBuddy called “Marble Trap” for your BlackBerry models, specifically looking pretty sleek on the Storm as you can use it by swiping your fingers across the screen, or simply with the accelerometer. The object of the game is to roll your marble through the maze and avoid the traps. Purchase Marble Trap for $9.95 here. Check out the video here
Nokia has filed a patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office that shows a device with a display that swivels to make the screen size wider. From the diagram it looks like it’s a version of an E71 type Smartphone with a full QWERTY when closed. But in figure 22 it gets more interesting as the display swivels and becomes the actual size of the phone… making the display an estimated 114×57 mm!
No word on further details of this patent yet, but imagine watching all your video, movies or TV shows with a screen that size. Or Nokia could be taking on the previous RIM patent we saw a few moths ago that was a cross QWERTY keyboard touchscreen. Things are certainly getting interesting in the mobile space though… remember the flexible screen Samsung put on display at the recent FDP International Show in Japan.