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First Image of BlackBerry Milan – next generation BlackBerry 10 slider

15 Feb

Well that didn’t take long. Last week we posted our BBX (now BlackBerry 10) Roadmap Preview for 2012, where we dropped a number of new codenames into the mix beyond the already photographed BlackBerry London. Lisbon, Nevada and Milan were among the codenames of upcoming QNX-based phones mentioned, but the details we’re still pretty slim.

With the first image of BlackBerry Milan above, things are getting more clear for the next generation of BlackBerry 10 phones. While we don’t have any specs just yet for Milan, the photo above says a lot. It’s a slider BlackBerry, featuring the physical full qwerty keyboard that BlackBerry addicts know and love. And I’m hearing all of these next generation BlackBerry devices sport amazing displays (higher pixel density than the iPhone 4’s retina display), which will really add to the sex appeal here. It’s interesting to note that the design on this one seems to merge together two looks: at the top are rounded corners, similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, while along the bottom we have the sharper edges simliar to the photo of BlackBerry London. There’s still time for RIM to tweak things up before locking down final hardware design for manufacturing so I’ll be curious to see if things change up from here at all by the time we get this phone in our hands.

This image also gives us a big hint as to how the traditional BlackBerry experience will evolve on BlackBerry 10. Gone is the optical trackpad, call, hang-up and menu and back buttons from the main navigation area of the phone (where the BlackBerry logo is in this image). This means we can assume a much more PlayBook like experience moving forward, even on BlackBerry 10 phones that have a full qwerty. Expect a lot of bezel gestures! Just looking at the phone you know some of that one-handed ease of use of the traditional BlackBerry experience will be sacrificed here, but I don’t think many people will care about that given how much more modern and intuitive the touchscreen user interface will be.

Overall, pretty damn exciting. A full, BIG touchscreen along with a physical keyboard on the next-generation BlackBerry 10 OS could be the ultimate phone for a LOT of people out there in 2012. Keep it locked to CrackBerry for more info as we get it!


Reloop RHP-5, the best buy DJ headphone at Stereo Singapore

16 Jan

Reloop RHP-5

Reloop is proud to present the RHP-5 series DJ headphones with integrated iPhone® control. Compact and lightweight, these headphones deliver a surprisingly robust sound without burning a hole in your wallet. The RHP-5 features rotating ear cups and a collapsible design for easy storage and maximum portability. These stylish headphones also include a microphone and an answer/mute button and work with all smartphones with 3.5mm jack including iPhone® and BlackBerry®. It also includes a volume slider and a convenient shirt clip. Perfectly right for travelling, trend-setting DJs. The RHP-5 boasts high quality drivers that deliver a full, rich sound with crisp highs and deep bass comparable to much more expensive models. Sleek aesthetic design features include a smooth rubber finish, aluminum inlays on the ear cups, and nine eye-catching color options, including Black, White, Cherry Black, Ceramic Mint, Purple Milk, Flash Black, Gold Rush, Solid Chrome, and Chocolate Crown. Mix and talk with the new Reloop RHP-5 headphones.

Get now at Stereo store

Check their website: Stereo

White Samsung Galaxy Tab Revealed

16 Jan

We’ve been seeing a huge shift in Android lately with carriers offering white versions of smartphones. Mainly from Samsung with their all popular and famous Galaxy S II line and recently the Galaxy Nexus. Today we have a few images of the Samsung Galaxy Tablet both the 7″ and 10″ model sporting the color white.

Unlike the recently leaked white Galaxy Nexus the tablets are completely white — that includes the front bezel. Looking at the photos they actually look pretty decent and I wouldn’t mind owning one myself. Hopefully Apple doesn’t come after them for the color — but I don’t think you can patent a color (jokes) although that top picture does remind me of an iPad.
Originally the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″ was launched with both white and black versions but this was only the part on the rear of the device. Now the entire front and bezel has been given the white-out treatment. No details on when these might come to the states or if they are different models has been mentioned. For now they’ve just been seen a few times in Vietnam according to our tipsters.

Source – Androidcommunity

FujiFilm X100 Black Limited Edition

15 Jan

There is just something about limited edition models – it is either make or break, and for the cheaper items such as what Nintendo has shown us in the past, that particular promotional model has proved to be successful to say the least. Well, Fujifilm follows suit with the Fujifilm X100 black limited edition compact digital camera, and to make sure it remains relatively exclusive, 10,000 units will be released worldwide – no more, no less. This makes perfect sense after Fujitsu was on the receiving end of many requests for a black version of X100 ever since the original model rolled out in March 2011. Just what will the limited edition package come with? Obviously the X100 black limited edition model is included, in addition to a genuine leather ever-ready case, a lens hood, an adapter ring and a protective filter.

There is also a message card that lets you know just which number your model is out of the 10,000 released. This is not the first time the X100 has had a special edition – previously, only 200 models of a tan leather edition was released, and I guess it sold out quickly to validate the release of yet another limited edition run, this time round in black. Cosmetic changes aside, everything else remains the same within.

Source – übergizmo

iPad 3 has 4G and high-def screen may be released on March

14 Jan

An artist view of the iPad 3

Bloomberg just released a report citing three unnamed sources who name specific details of Apple’s next iPad. The iPad 3 will have a high-definition screen, 4G LTE networking and a powerful quad-core processor, says the news service. The report also says that the product will reach full production volume by February.

It’s no surprise that the iPad 3 will have a better screen: The iPhone has long had the more beautiful “retina” screen, and a device like the iPad, meant for reading, should have one too. It’s also no great shock that Apple would put a quad-core processor in there, especially given the positive reception of the Asus EeePad Transformer Prime. As you can see in the video below, the Prime appeals to gamers because of its quad-core processor.

What does shock me is the LTE wireless connectivity. Apple’s strongest U.S. partners, AT&T and Verizon Wireless, both have LTE networks, and Sprint is rolling one out too. But Apple is often reluctant to jump on new wireless technologies, and if this report is to be believed, LTE would come to the iPad before it was even on the iPhone.

As for the February date, that sounds consistent with last year’s shipping schedule: The company announced the iPad 2 on March 2, and had it in U.S. stores by March 10.

Good News For Samsung Galaxy S user!

14 Jan

Who needs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update when one can get some features of high-end Samsung phones into one’s Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000? A leaked Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Value Pack firmware from Samsung lets you enjoy neat features, such as Face Unlock of the Galaxy Nexus, and improves the mobile phone’s performance.

This leaked Value Pack firmware build XXJVU update includes the following:

Face Unlock from Galaxy Nexus
Galaxy Note Lockscreen
Galaxy S2 Photo Editor
Improved Camera App
Ability to take picture while taking videos
Fast auto-rotation response
New Lockscreen sounds
Enhanced stock browser
Smoother and faster Gallery 3D
Higher FPS rate in 3D
Minor changes in the UI

Source – androidauthority

M1 offering Cameraless iPhone 4S for NSmen

14 Jan


Singapore carrier M1 pushed live webpages offering the new iPhone 4S models but later removed them whilst they made ‘some adjustments to this service’, offering a 64-gigabyte model for more than $900 with a new two-year contract — increasing the cost over its normal iPhone 4S models as it would incur costs for removing the camera.

Unfortunately for anyone that buys one of these models, they lose the 1-year Apple warranty on the smartphone as the carrier has to physically remove the camera, thus voiding the vendor guarantee.

The two other operators in Singapore – SingTel and StarHub – did not comment on whether they would sell the phones but say they were talks with the Defense Ministry (Mindef) to sell phones that did not have cameras.

Singapore’s Defense Ministry recently issued guidelines to military personnel about the use of smartphones, reportedly asking those that owned camera-enabled smartphones to show a certificate to prove that their devices had been approved by a carrier.

This would mean that potential buyers would need to find a carrier that sold or amended smartphones to remove the camera, instead of doing it themselves. It also explains why operators in the country are reportedly looking to sell modified Apple smartphones, which are said to be used by more than half the country’s smartphone owners.


Source – thenextweb