The comeback handset Motorola is launching is called… Droid, or was it Droid “Does”, coz it’s meant to do everything the iphone can’t. I played with one at the Verizon store and I must admit, the screen is gorgeous. As I never owned an Android phone running 1.5, I couldn’t tell the difference with Version 2.0. I did try out the free turn-by-turn navigation and it’s good enough I guess, still can’t beat a dedicated GPS unit. Overall, the feel and look of it is great, abit too big for my taste but that’s the price you pay for a 4.1″ screen. Check out the review by Engadget here.
Engadget got their hands on a new phone from Palm named Pixi. It runs WebOS and comes with a full Qwerty keyboard. Most of the features are there but no wi-fi, loks like Palm is gearing up again. Ah, happy days ahead… Check it out here.
If you haven’t heard by now, Palm have just announced their latest smartphone handset call “Pre”. One word, UNBELIEVABLE! Everyone in the world (including me) had doubts about Palm coming up with something great to challenge the already super crowded mobile market. But I think they did it, this is by far the most gizmo smartphone I have seen, even beating the iphone. Hardware wise, it’s got everything, bluetooth (Stereo), aGPS, Wifi, 3mb Camera, LED flash, touchscreen (multi-touch), nice form-factor. But the killer feature is actually the user interface, named WebOS , there’s nothing like it. It’s entirely based on webkit which means everyman and their dog who knows web programming can make an App for it. I don’t have time for details so you can check out all the hype regarding this phone (Try engadget or gizmodo). I think I’m in love again. Check out the official Palm Pre here.
Did some black friday shopping and went into a Verizon store to check out the new Blackberry Storm. Played with it for a good 10mins, I must said, it’s a very sleek machine. The built is fantastic and the screen is beautiful. The OS is a bit slow at time, actually, the OS is quite slow, when you hit the “phone” button, it takes a good 5 sec before the keypad shows up. It seems that you have to wait abit for every app to start whenever you hit a key. The auto-correct is not that fast either. The new screen button is interesting tho, I don’t really mind it, it sort of makes it more realistic when you press a “key”. Overall, not a bad phone, until they improve the speed of the OS i would’nt put money on it yet. I can see great potential but I think we need to wait abit longer before the phone fully matures. Here’s a great review from Engadget.
RIM’s answer to the Apple iphone is the upcoming Thunder!! Not much on spec just yet but some nice pics to see how it will look. Apparently it will have a tie-in to an online music store just like itunes. Check it out here.
Samsung is about to release their new flagship touch screen smart phone, the i900 omnia. It’s got all the bells and whistles of the iphone PLUS 5mb camera, front mount camera, micro-SD slot, Video recording. check it out here.