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Sunday, February 20, 2011

iPhone Nano true or false?

The latest iPhone news is that Apple is about to make a smaller version of the iPhone to appeal to the mass market. Now before you get excited, some anonymous sources were quick to debunk those rumours. 

Now while an iPhone Nano sounds delish, these sources do have a point in stating that an iPhone Nano won't be produced. First, developers would have to rewrite their apps in order to play nice with a smaller screen and the last thing Apple wants is for the iPhone to be fragmented since they've been calling Android that for years.

It is however, more likely that Apple is looking for cheaper components to make the iPhone appeal to the masses. Well, even though it won't be an iPhone Nano we would definitely see a new iPhone this summer.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Best mobile phones to buy this 2011

So you've been lugging around that brick of a mobile phone you have had since the 90s and you're thinking of finally upgrading to a better mobile phone this year. Well congratulations because this year you'll have the latest and greatest the mobile phone world has to offer. Here are the top mobile phones to watch out for.


Motorola Atrix 4G

This year, Motorola isn't just cozying up with Verizon but decided to make a killer phone for AT&T as well. The  Motorola Atrix 4G has certainly turned a lot of heads at the recent CES. Not only does it have a dual core 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, 1GB RAM, fingerprint sensor, high resolution 4 inch screen, WiFi 802.11 n, but also a dock that turns your phone into a smartbook once connected to any TV or monitor. Check out this Motorola Atrix review to see what I'm talking about.

iPhone 5

Yes, there will certainly be an iPhone this Summer, it's as sure as Steve Balmer hates Steve Jobs. There's not much info yet but word has it that it will have a new design as well as 1080p video recording maybe? Well, whatever it has, I'm pretty sure Apple fans will make this phone a hit.

Samsung Infuse 4G

I'm debating whether to put this in or not since I thought this might be the Captivate with the added feature of a front facing camera but my mistake. This is definitely more souped up than T-Mobile's version. It has a 1.2 Ghz processor and capable of 1080p video recording not to mention it's one of the three mobile phones that will be compatible with AT&T's 4G Network.


T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

Yes, expect the Sidekick to make a comeback. Of course, there's nothing concrete to go by except for a few leaks. Word has it that this will be an Android phone and will be made by Samsung. Aside from that no concrete specs but hey, it's the sidekick, I'm sure some people are excited.


iPhone 4

Yes, half of us in the US already have the iPhone 4 but the other half, particularly those loyal to the big red, have been patiently waiting for a CDMA variant of the iPhone 4 and finally, this year, their wait has been rewarded. Do I have to delve into the details? Come on! It's the iPhone 4, I'm pretty sure you've heard of it.

Motorola Droid Bionic

And Droid still lives on. If you think the iPhone 4 is so last year (which it is), you'll find solace in the Motorola Droid Bionic which does blazing 4G speeds on Verizon's network. Aside from that it packs a 1GHz dual core processor, HDMI out, high resolution screen, 512MB RAM, and has the feature of simultaneous video streaming on your device and TV.

So that's it. For our international readers, read this list. Of course there'll probably be more coming but they're either under lock and key with the big manufacturer's or still in the minds of their great engineers but rest assured that come the second half of 2011, we'll see better mobile phones, after all, Moore's Law states that it'll only get better.