The LG Voyager is available through Bell and Telus and is the big brother to the KEYBO that was launched earlier this year. The Voyager has an external touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, 3G, 2.0 Megapixel camera, weighs 133 grams and is 118×54×18, MicroSD up to 8 GB.
Some of the features we did like was the touchscreen, but found limitations as we couldn’t move any of the applications around on the menu screen like the Dare. Also, the keypad is well designed and the keys are spaced out perfect so you’ll won’t get frustrated re-typing your messages. This is a brick in your pocket as it weight 133 grams and felt they could have improved this area… but generally, we liked the Voyager and made a number of calls and found the quality of reception to be clear.
Here is our video review:
Telus is offering this on the following plans:
$99.99 on a 3-year contract
$199.99 on a 2-year contract
$379.99 on a 1-year contract
no contract for $429.99.
Bell is offering this on the following plans:
$74.95 on a 3-year contract
$224.95 on a 2-year contract
$374.95 on a 1-year contract
Outright for $499.95
Feeling a little anger and need to punch something? Don’t take it out on others… use your iPhone! One of the latest apps to hit the Apple AppStore is “Punch-o-Meter”. This works by gripping your iPhone and pretending to throw a punch – it calculates a score based on your accuracy, speed and strength. You can even challenge your friends via email, text message or face-to-face. This costs $0.99 and you can see video here
Our friends over on the east side of Canada gave a nice wake up call this morning with an internal e-mail that states the BlackBerry Storm will launch shortly after our friends in the USA:
“RIM’s latest product innovation, the first touch screen BlackBerry is expected to arrive in the US with Verizon on November 21, 2008. The Storm will be available in Canada closely following the US launch. Testing on the Bell Storm has begun; Bell & Telus will receive the device for sale at the same time.”
Also, all training for the new touchscreen device has to be fully completed by Friday, December 5th… so this could mean it will be available December 5th, or on Monday, December 8th. No word on pricing yet, but Verizon is selling this on a 2-year contract for $199.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate). We know from the Bell “Win BlackBerry Storm Contest” the Storm has an approximate value of $650.
More to come soon!
Nokia said the mobile phone market would fall in the Q4 and next year due to the possible economic slowdown. It forecast 1.24 billion phones being sold worldwide this year (down from 1.26 billion last year). A statement by Nokia said: “In the last few weeks, the global economic slowdown, combined with unprecedented currency volatility, has resulted in a sharp pull back in global consumer spending”. More here
This touchscreen gem comes loaded with a wicked 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.
More info over at Bell here… and we will have a review soon!
This certainly didn’t take long at all – Just a quick 10 days after it was officially released with the price point of $49.99, the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip has been price dropped, or put on sale, at Future Shop for $24.99 on a 3-year plan.
This is good until November 20th – as a bonus they will throw in a $25 gift card as well. More here
Now that’s a good start to the Holiday Season!
It was not long ago (November 5th) that TELUS released the new colours for the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 in Red & Blue. The price then was $49.99… however, what a difference a week makes! TELUS has decided to be festive and offer a Pearl 8130 for $0.00 until December 25th (minimum $45 voice & data plan)
In addition, the Windows Mobile team states that “this browser will provide a high-quality browsing experience on your device that more closely resembles a desktop browsing experience.” About time.
For anyone (specifically developers) who want to experience what it will be like click here for an Emulator.
Some of the cool features available with Internet Explorer Mobile 6 are:
- Improved fidelity (support for full fidelity desktop rendering)
- Layout fixes to accommodate a mobile screen (text wrap)
- Improved multimedia experience (Adobe Flash Lite 3.1 for Adobe Flash content)
- Deeper integration with search
- Enhanced cursor navigation model
- Touch and gesture support – pan support
- Multiple zoom levels
- Easy switching between mobile / desktop versions of sites by specifying UA strings.
Speaking at an investors conference today, RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie said the current environment is difficult. “This is a more intense time than I’ve ever known — more variables, more need to navigate, more hands on the wheel, eyes on the road right now. If you don’t, you do it at your peril”. We say just bring on the BlackBerry Storm… release this and all your worries will be over! Read the article here
Vancouver Island resident Jerry Rose is seeking $2 billion in damages from Microsoft, Telus, Wal-Mart, the RCMP and others over an alleged “brain-wave control, satanic rituals and witchcraft”. Rose claim states “that he has been subject to invasive brain computer interface technology, research, experiments, field studies and surgery”.
Justice Fraser Wilson has refused to dismiss this “bizarre” civil suit and has heard from the lawyers lawyers who are all arguing that the case “is so ridiculous it should have been dismissed immediately”