This is still very much in the rumor bin, but word is going around that the upcoming BlackBerry 9670 clamshell device might be a Verizon exclusive. According to the rumor, Verizon asked RIM to build such a device, according to their specifications, which included a clamshell form factor, 5-megapixel camera and an updated user interface. If the rumor is true, Verizon would have the exclusive rights to the 9670 in the US, while Vodafone would have a similarly exclusive deal over in Europe. The 9670 is designed as a hip device targeted at the younger generation and has apparently been told to hit a specific price point, which suggests that this phone might not break the bank, news that is very much welcome. Do you think that there is any truth in this?
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
With the iPad 3G set to ship to customers pretty soon pictures of the micro-SIM that AT&T will be issuing for the iPad have started to make rounds on the Internet. The interesting part is that the SIM card is more or less same as the full sized SIM, as the size of the chip is exactly the same, just that the plastic surround it has been reduced. The card does come in the shape of a full sized SIM card, though, after which you’re required to snap it out form the card to get its micro form factor.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
While most of us are content with the stock method of placing a GPS system on its placeholder on the dashboard when driving, check out Roberto's own way of making viewing his GPS navigation system unique - by embedding it within his visor, thanks to a solid aluminum and seamless mounting which makes it look as though it was part of the vehicle right from the start. Not only that, your GPS device remains "hidden" from view of potential thieves whenever you are away from your vehicle - now how about that!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Despite all the hype and leaks about the upcoming iPhone 4G and the “iPhone” label at the back of it, we’re fairly sure that this “Leady Apple” phone isn’t the iPhone 4G. It’s probably safe to assume that “Leady” is probably a typo of Lady, since the phone does seem geared a little bit towards the fairer sex. Specifications of this phone are fairly standard, with the usual built-in games, media playback features, digital camera, FM radio and mirror-finish display. It’s quite cool to have a rounded display, but it browsing the Internet on such a display would probably be disappointing.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Looks like the Chariot Skates has been delayed time and again, where it will finally arrive this August despite being announced since 2009. You can read all about it in our take on the Chariot Skates last December, where we now have one more extremely important point for your consideration - the Chariot Skates will retail for an insane $11,000!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Volkswagen will facelift the Passat one more time in 2009 before the all-new Passat v7.0 arrives in 2012, CAR Online can reveal.
Under messieurs Pischetsrieder and Bernhard, VW had planned four different Passat-based models for the next generation: a saloon, estate, CC Coupé and CV Shooting Brake. The coupé was indeed launched at the 2008 Detroit show, but the Shooting Brake was shot down by the new leaders, as was the Crosser based on the next-generation Audi A6. Simplification is the name of the game.
Martin Winterkorn has also pulled the Passat facelift forward from 2010 to 2009, and the all-new B7/VW47X will now be launched in 2012, not 2013/2014.
And how exactly will VW facelift the Passat in 2009?
The facelift includes the usual cosmetic changes which should reduce the chrome content, add new lights, restyle the bumpers and spice up the equipment with goodies like a rear-view camera and automatic parking aids.
The diesel engines switch to common-rail injection, and we should also see a new base unit in the shape of the 110bhp/184lb ft 2.0-litre EU5 motor as well as more potent 2.0-litre TDIs mustering 204bhp/332lb ft.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Those of you who normally subscribe to data plans from carriers should be fairly used to a data cap of sorts, generally around 5GB, which means that after you use more than 5GB worth of data for that month, you’ll probably have to shell out more money for your “unlimited” Internet connectivity. That being said, AT&T has confirmed that the unlimited data plan for the iPad is truly unlimited, so you won’t have to worry about exceeding your bandwidth. Apparently you can stream YouTube all day and all night if you so wish without having to worry. That certainly sounds good, and we’re fairly sure upcoming iPad (3G) owners out there will be happy to hear that too.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Following the MOTOROI, Motorola is gearing up to launch its second Android phone in South Korea, the Motorola Titanium. If you think that the Motorola Titanium looks familiar, you’re right, as it’s really the Motorola XT800, which is available in China. There will be two versions of the phone released in Korea, the XT800C sporting 2G CDMA support, and the XT800W that offers UMTS. Apparently SK Telecom will be offering this phone, though there isn’t any official confirmation on that just yet. Specifications of the Motorola Titanium include: