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.
After gaining a good amount of interest from carriers for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is teaming up with Verizon Wireless to help promote Windows Phone 8, which is due out later this year. Verizon’s Chief Financial Office, Fran Shammo said that Verizon is looking to make Windows Phone their third platform behind iOS and Android. He mentioned that,
“We’re really looking at the Windows Phone 8.0 platform because that’s a differentiator. We’re working with Microsoft on it,”
While the Windows Phone platform continues to grow it will be interesting to see what other interest they can garner as time gets closer to Windows 8.0 holiday release.
Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft had an Easter sale for Xbox Live games for Windows Phones. Some of the top games were discounted from $2.99 to $.99. These discounted prices are now permanent prices for the following titles:
- Angry Birds
- Burn the Rope
- De Blob
- Doodle God
- Max and the Magic Marker
- Toy Soliders: Boot Camp
With such a great deal, Window Phone users, will you be grabbing any new games? Let us know in the comments after the break what title(s) you have picked up.
Nokia has been looking to make a huge push in the US market since partnering with Microsoft and their Windows Mobile platform. Though the Nokia Lumia 900 has been delayed, that hasn’t stopped the rumors from flying off the handle of upcoming Nokia products.
The latest phone to be feature on the rumor mill is the Nokia Lumia 719. There is not much information on the Lumia 719 as of yet but with visual confirmation, we can expect to be hearing more about it in the coming weeks.
Compared to the Lumia 710 there are a few differences in shape, however, it appears that the Lumia 719 will sport a 5 megapixel back camera and will have a 3.7 inch screen just like the Lumia 710.
Hit up the comments after the break to let us know what you think Nokia will change on the Lumia 719 compared to the Lumia 710.
Microsoft’s long awaited Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available after an unveiling at the Mobile World Congress earlier this week. The new Windows 8 features Microsoft’s “Metro” Windows from Windows Phone 7. Microsoft is quoted as saying,
It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new Windows for new devices. And it’s your chance to be one of the first to try it out.
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview has already reached 1 million downloads, so make sure you get your copy now. Check it out here, and let us know what you think about it in the comments.