RIM, the makers of BlackBerry finally gave fans a sneak peak at their upcoming BlackBerry 10 phone which can be seen above. Gone are the smaller screens with a full keyboard and in it’s place is a fully functional touch screen. Here is a quick teaser video of what BlackBerry 10 devices will look like:
While the devices you see in the picture are only developer devices and may never be released in to the public, I have to tip my hat to RIM for finally stepping into this decade. But the true question is, is it too late? Apple and Android have compactly taken over the smartphone game leaving little room for anyone else. While a full revamping is possible, which Microsoft did with their Windows Mobile Phones, we will just have to wait and see how RIM plans satisfy their loyal BlackBerry customers while gaining new ones.
Either way, BlackBerry may have just gotten cool again. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
When the popular photo app, Instagram was finally released for Android, iPhone users were up in arms ready to wag war for territory on it’s once exclusive picture community. Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of marketing was also not too happy about the release of Instagram on Android, going as far as deleting his Instagram account.
When Schiller was asked about the release of Instagram for Android, he said
“It ‘jumped the shark’ when it went Android.”
After detailed research, the quote in a nutshell means that something has begun to decline and is beyond recovery. As a fan of all things smartphone it is quite ridiculous to think that people can get so upset over an app being brought to Android. At the end of the day, none of us are getting paid by Apple, Google, nor Instagram so why be upset about it?
What do you think? Did Schiller over react? Or do you think his actions were valid? Let us know in the comments after the break.
Any rumor about the iPhone 5 is enough to send the world into a frenzy, especially when it deals with the release date. A Japanese TV crew recently filmed a plant in China where Apple products are made. Inadvertently a recruiter may have spilled the beans on a possible release date.
“We’re recruiting 18,000 people to make the Apple iPhone 5… That’s because it seems like it will go on sale around June.”
This statement could very well be true as June is the usual release month of Apple’s iPhone products, minus last year when it revealed the iPhone 4S in October.
We are all keeping our fingers crossed as summer rolls closer. Do you think the iPhone will be released this summer? Sound off in the comments after the break.
With Apple constantly looking to push the envelope when it comes to their products we can only speculate as to what the iPhone 5 will feature. Apple has recently filed a patent for a 3D imaging camera and it can mean a series of things. Patents are filed all the time by big corporations and that does not necessarily mean that these ideas will ever be used in a finished product, however, 3D imaging would be something that Apple could very well include in the next edition of the iPhone.
If Apple does decide to implement a 3D camera on the new iPhone, this will put the camera on the levels of some point-and-shoot cameras, such as Nikon. Not only could Apple place 3D abilities in the camera but image if Apple used this same technology on the visuals layouts of the iPhone. HTC first made an attempt with the EVO 3D but the idea was not fully developed and customers did not truly care for the 3D notion, however, in the smartphone world six months to a year is enough time to establish a new trend and swing customers opinion on new innovative technology.
With a 3D capable camera, Apple would be able to take the idea of Google’s Face Unlock and bring it to the next level. Google’s Face Unlock allows your phone to recognize your face and unlock itself, the problem is a simply picture of you can unlock the phone. With a 3D camera, it is possible that a similar facial recognition software can be written to eliminate problems that Google faced when unveiling Face Unlock.
What a 3D camera could do for the smartphone market is unimaginable. Smartphone makers would be scrambling to one up the iPhone and the customers are the ones who will greatly benefit from this type innovation. Though this may be a rumor or another speculation, we can not sleep on the idea because the technology is here. It’s no longer a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.