Category: Mobile

Apple launches iPad 2, starts tablet price war

Oh, it’s on. HP, RIM, Samsung, LG, Toshiba and Motorola have all placed their tablet cards on the table these past weeks by revealing their iPad killers and Apple has countered, with the iPad 2.

Will Google and Facebook start feuding over data?

By Ted Kritsonis

This week, Google updated its Nexus S Android smartphone and ultimately severed the ties between Facebook contacts and Android’s own Contacts application. The move is just the latest in the increased competition between the two tech giants over sharing data.

HTC HD7 Windows Phone reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Designed around a High Definition experience, the HTC HD7 sports a capable 5 megapixel camera as well as the ability to shoot video in 720p HD resolution. This Windows Phone can compete with the dedicated video camera as well as many of the cheaper standalone point-and-shoot cameras in the market.

Nokia N8 Symbian Smartphone reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Concealed under a plastic cover on the top of the N8 is a standard HDMI port that, when connected to the included HDMI mini cable and a HDTV, will output HD video. This allows instantaneous connection to most modern HDTVs for video and photo playback or even better, to enjoy some of the more popular games on the Ovi Store.

Apple: No plans for a smaller iPhone

By Ted Kritsonis

Though rumoured for weeks, insiders with knowledge of Apple’s plans have debunked the possibility that the company will unveil a smaller version of its popular handset. Apple’s engineers are apparently entirely focused on finishing the latest iteration, which should become available in Canada this summer.

HTC reveals first Facebook-focused Android phones

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

HTC’s Facebook phones fill a void in the tween and teen text-focused feature phone market once dominated by the Sidekick and LG’s messaging phones. The new phones focus on texting and typing and quick-buttons that put users in the middle of the Facebook experience where they can share, post and tag photos, and communicate with their friends on-the-go.

Nokia and Microsoft join forces in Windows Phone smartphone coalition

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Nokia and Microsoft are more alike than just being the dominant players in their respective markets. Both companies create products but more importantly, they create ecosystems. Nokia, like Microsoft, has wanted to participate in the portable gaming space and even backed its own failed N-Gage initiative a few years ago. With Microsoft’s thriving Xbox community and the power and resources of both companies, this can now be a reality.