For all the talk of “soft” iPhone 8 and 8 Plus demand in anticipation of the iPhone X later in the season, their sales seem to be pretty substantial, according to what’s probably the most reputed Apple analyst out there, KGI Securities’s Ming-Chi Kuo. The all-important carrier sales in particular have been pretty “stable,” he calls them, and opening weekend shipments were 50% of last year’s volume, which apparently is in line with most analysts’ expectation, given that there is a third major iPhone on the horizon.
In a surprising turn of events, Huawei has decided to remove all EMUI images for its smartphones from its official website. Usually, Huawei smartphone owners could download and flash ROM images from a dedicated website, which came in handy when new versions of EMUI would be uploaded by the Chinese company.
Now when you visit Huawei’s website that was hosting the download links, you are met with a message that informs you all EMUI images have been removed.
To deliver a more convenient and satisfactory update service, Huawei now only provides online updates …
T-Mobile and LG announced a few days ago a promotion on the latter’s flagship, the G6, which will run through May 10 to June 8. The promotional offer would allow customers to buy one LG G6 at full price and receive another one for free.
Even though consumers would have to pay for both phones, LG would send a rebate in the form of a $500 electronic check by email after approximately six weeks.
Well, it looks that the BOGO deal offer on the LG G6 has been pulled by T-Mobile and is no longer available on its website. The carrier issued an internal document addressed …
It’s official: Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is getting a second season. While we’ve already listed the perils of that decision, that decision has been made. So let’s look forward to what the show could do well and what it should do better.
Help for Jessica and Justin
The pair that should’ve been Liberty High’s “It couple” was at the beginning of Hannah’s tapes, but it’s the events described in the later tapes that leave them shaken and scarred entering Season 2. The show fleshed out Jessica and Justin better than the novel, especially with their family dynamics. Jess is now coming to terms with her painful assault and Justin with his complicity in what happened to her, but with the right support system they could both overcome. Read more…
Apple on Tuesday announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus PRODUCT(RED) models. The two special-edition devices are identical to the regular iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in terms of hardware, but feature unique red backplates and, what’s more important, a chunk of all proceeds from each device sale goes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.
The two special-edition iPhone 7 models are going on sale in China as well, where registrations for their launch have surpassed the number of available units, but they won’t be carrying the (RED) branding in the region. The phones will otherwise …
Many waited in line for the release of Apple’s ‘revolutionary’ tablet PC, the iPad. But many, too, shrugged their shoulders with indifference and dissatisfaction over the fact that this almighty device would not deliver on its promise. Well, these two opposing views clearly show how polarized people are with iPad. Let us take a look at a few things that make iPad a not-so-hot item for some.
iPad 2.0 will be available soon, so why bother? This is a big issue. The currently released iPad is a big disappointment for many and that doesn’t help much with Apple’s efforts to make its newest tablet PC a big hit. Whether the disappointments of the general public – techies, mostly – are justified or not, it still hurts Apple’s sales. It still, in many ways, discouraged quite a huge number of people from buying the product.
But on top of this issue is the expectation that Apple will release a new, upgraded version soon. (Maybe this time, iPad will come with a built-in camera.) People would rather wait for the upgraded version, which many expect will offer a substantially improved version of its predecessor. Following this line of thinking, people would rather wait for one full year or two than dole out their more than $ 500 on a device that will soon be replaced.
It doesn’t support Flash. Ok, big deal. Apple seems to have a thing for Adobe’s Flash, a standard on the web. Flash is what most websites and rich media are built with. It’s the program that runs videos, audios and games that have saturated the online world. But Apple seem not to like it. The company prefers a more stable, less vulnerable to hack platform. It prefers its own HTML5. It only makes perfect sense that all Apple’s products – iPad included – runs on this platform and not on Flash.
What most people don’t quite get though is that nearly all websites on the internet use Adobe Flash. For the end users, this means that when visiting websites using iPad’s browser, Safari – glorious and beautiful as it is – there would still be some problems that may be encountered. Big problems. No Hulu and HBO for now, buddy.
No built-in camera. Na ah. Before Steve Jobs formally presented iPad to the public, everyone thought it’s a no-brainer that Apple will attach a camera to the device. Apparently, iPad doesn’t carry one and there seems to be no clear indication that iPad 2.0 will have one. For now, iPad can’t be used for taking snapshots of yourself or for making video calls over Skype or YM.
You only get to multitask when running Apple’s native applications. iPad runs on iPhone’s OS, fine. What is not okay though is that the same limitations on iPhone are experienced with the iPad. Say goodbye to multitasking.
If you are a regular user and if you see iPad as nothing more than a sophisticated, multifunctioning multimedia player/toy/laptop hybrid, it won’t be much of a problem. But if you live your life online, you’ll be stumped. There is no way you can listen to iTunes while making a video call using Skype.
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The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are barely a few months old, but that won’t stop the rumors from spreading about the 2017 iPhone. 2017 will mark the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, which is why speculation about the phones expected then are already here.
The latest rumors, most of which come from a Nikkei Asian Review report, include several details that might make it worth holding off from buying the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
1. Three new iPhone models: Not two, but three new iPhones will arrive in 2017. The sizes include: 4.7 inches, 5.5 inches, and one that is 5.5 inches or larger.
2. Say hello to curved screens: The reason for a third model? Apple will bring a curved screen to the third one. You can find examples of a curved screen on the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge and Note 7.
3. Finally, the OLED screen: And of course, to make a curved screen reality, Apple would need to switch to OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screens — a rumor previously reported by Bloomberg. An executive at Sharp, a Japanese company that is one of Apple’s suppliers, confirmed the switch in a new Nikkei Asian Review report.
4. The end of the home button: A new report from Bloomberg states that the iPhone in 2017 will no longer have a home button, because Apple wants to “focus more heavily on the display.”
5. A new era of charging: In another leak from an Apple electronic supplier, Foxconn, a source told Nikkei Asian Review that they are testing “wireless charging modules.” Whether it will make onto to phone is up to the feature’s “yield rate,” a way to measure how many good products were in one batch. If the wireless charging “module” has a poor yield rate, Apple could decide to nick the feature.
Handy, simple and sturdy
When you have held a BlackBerry Bold, you will notice right away that the BlackBerry 8520 is somewhat smaller and fits neatly in your hand. It feels very sturdy and well-made and after a quick glance at the keys and controls you get the feeling you already know how to use this phone. In short, this phone is both very easy to operate and a full-fledged smartphone.
Swift and clever control
We’re getting used to having lots of functions and applications on on our cellphones, but actually using them can be a different story; some phones are just not so easy to use, which may cause some stress when you have to do or know something instantly. You won’t have any stress when you’re using a Blackberry Curve 8520. It has been designed in a very logical way and you can switch between all installed apps and functions with the trackpad controller. You’ll soon feel comfortable using this clever controller.
BlackBerry apps and software
There is plenty software available for all BlackBery smartphones. There are also lots of apps (applications) and games for both your personal life or professional use. All of these have been designed especially for BlackBerry. You can find these via BlackBerry App World and use them to fully personalize your BlackBerry Curve 8520.
Sync with your PC …or Mac
With a BlackBerry Curve 8520, the exchange of files and media or synchronisation of calendars is not limited to just PC users, but also available to Mac users. That’s also good to know for people who are changing from PC to Mac or the other way around or use both.
Many smartphones perform amazing tricks that will seriously affect their battery life and also your talk time. A reliable (lithium ion-) battery with a long standby time is a plus for any user. With a BlackBerry Curve 8520 you have 4,5 talk time and 17 days standby time.
How fast is the internet on a Blackberry Curve 8520?
In the internet speed category the BlackBerry Curve 8520 falls behind the top speed of competitors like the HTC HD2 or the Apple iPhone, but it is still pretty quick. The efficiency with which GPRS works on this phone makes up for the absence of 3G technology to some extent; differences in speed are acceptable. If you want a really fast internet connection, you could always use the WiFi connectivity, which is easy to configure and use on the BlackBerry Curve 8520.
Making photos and videos with the Blackberry Curve 8520
The possibilities and specs of the photo- and video-functionality of the Blackberry Curve 8520 aren’t special, the ease of sharing images and videos with others definitely is: via e-mail, to social networks or using Bluetooth, it’s all fast and easy to use. Screen resolution is fine for watching your videos (320 x 240).
Fast media keys
To make its use even more simple, Blackberry has placed dedicated media keys (atop) the Curve 8520 to directly control your media. Great when you want to skip a song or quickly pause the music when there’s an incoming phonecall, or when you’re watching videos or images.
What’s in the BlackBerry Curve 8520’s box?
Even though you may feel you won’t need it, there’s a user manual and a quickstart guide in the box of the Blackberry Curve 8520 anyway. Worth mentioning are also the charger with several connectors, the CD with BlackBerry Desktop software, the micro USB-cable, the headset with phone-function and, last but not least, the phone itself of course.
Value for money?
Even though the BlackBerry Curve 8520 isn’t the fastest, lacks GPS and has a slightly lower screen resolution than the super phones, this BlackBerry is better than most smartphones in terms of reliability and ease of use. More importantly, the 8520 is definitely great value for money.
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iPhones without a doubt get the most media coverage of all the latest generation ‘smartphones’ but that doesn’t mean it’s better than the rest. This article looks at the iphone’s main competitor the Blackberry and discusses why it’s a better phone.
1. Security – The Blackberry is the most secure phone on the market and the iphone cannot compete. There have been numerous successful attempts to hack into its systems and this has caused iphone users all over the world to lose numerous files and data.
Security has never been a problem with the Blackberry and it’s used by some of the top politicians around the world including Barack Obama. This tells its own story.
2. Typing – The Blackberry benefits from a full QWERTY keyboard which makes it very easy to type at a decent rate. The iphone has a touch screen keyboard which for people with large fingers or for those who are quite clumsy makes typing very hard.
3. Network Providers – Unlike the iphone, the Blackberry is available on every network and this competition has led to downward pressure on price. The iphone is only available on a selection of networks so prices have remained high. If you get poor signal where you live on one of the only networks to do iphones you can’t really get one!
4. Picture Messages – Not a lot of people know this but iphones cannot actually send picture messages. Apple obviously deemed it unnecessary which seems like a big oversight to me. It is possible to send pictures via email but it’s impossible to send to someone who doesn’t have a smartphone.
5. Emails – The ability to send and receive emails messages on the move is one of the greats technological advancements brought to us by the smartphone. Blackberry have perfected this process and integrated email seamlessly into the phone’s menu and alerts systems. The integration between an iphone and an email account is more clunky and can be a cumbersome process.
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