iPhone 5 features were not so much of a secret due to the leaks circulating and were the center of debates, discussion and speculation before the launce even happened. More so, different smart phones were introduced as ideal alternatives over this chic phone. Consequently, smart phone manufacturers are making a comeback and is innovating the features of their prided smart phones. Apart from the formidable Apple’s latest project, there are incredible smart phones released more than worthy of a second glance. Some were already out in the market while others will hit the store next year.
Take for example the BlackBerry 10 (promises January 2013 release). To stir curiosity and anticipation, the Chief Executive of RIM (Research on Motion) Thorsten Heins gave viewers a glimpse of its latest project, BlackBerry 10 Aristo.
BlackBerry 10 (promises January 2013 release) is said to have 4.65 inch display having a 720×1280 resolution. Aristo will be the thinnest BlackBerry that settles at 8.85mm. It has a swappable microSD slot that can serve up to 16GB. BB 10 is a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Krait processor with a magnificently 2GB RAM.
Picture aficionados may celebrate with Aristo’s 8MP camera at the back and a 2MP in front. Just like iPhone 5, it will have LTE (Long Term Evolution) Connectivity. BlackBerry 10 (promises January 2013 release) is just full packed with features such as WiFi, microUSB. Among its notable features is its “flow” and “Peek” feature where one can access features without closing an open application.
RIM has already asked for BlackBerry 10 applications from developers before the launch. In line with that, developers who will have their apps included in the launch will get a Limited BB 10 device. Developers can start submitting their apps on October 10. As RIM’s strategy, they promised to top applications that sell more than $1,000, after a year, into $10,000.
QNX-based mobile OS that is believed to be smooth will power Aristo with RIM aiming to be the third best mobile OS with the iOS and Android powered smart phones in the market. As of this writing, RIM will have January as the launch date, not sharing the exact date. This provides time for users to weigh features and mull over the ideal smart phones for them.
The Blackberry 7100 series of smartphones has a more phone-like form complete with their new 20-key QWERTY keypads. With these features and more, the Blackberries are now too much of a temptation even for the most adamant to stick to their mobile phones especially those who blacklisted the Blackberry because it was too boxy for a cellular-wireless handheld to their face.
But don’t be easily turned off by the 7100’s design, there’s a logic to every curve and line. For instance, its shrunken 20-key keyboard is equipped with a SureType software that allows you to type nearly as naturally as the QWERTY keyboard. The 7100 still has its traditional thumbwheel and Back button for navigation. However, this time, in this series, there is an addition of Send/End keys which are designed for more data. And this time, you are virtually accessible as all 7100s are now quad-band with 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS phones that functions worldwide for voice and data anywhere. With this, you can now do e-mails, SMS, and basically any Web-based operations with the handset. Like the other BlackBerries, the 7100 allows you to send and receive your e-mail from up to ten separate accounts and delivered promptly as soon as it hits your ISP or server. Along with this, you can also have usual serving of Blackberry applets like their crafty calendar, phone book, to-do’s and notebook.
For a complete functionality of the BlackBerry series, dig on a healthy serving below with the following features:
- Bluetooth hands-free headset and car kit support
- GPS-enabled for location-based services
- Large, bright, high resolution color LCD screen optimized for both indoor and outdoor use
- Access up to 10 supported business and/or personal email accounts
- SureType™ technology, which combines a traditional phone keypad and familiar QWERTY keyboard
- MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) allows you to combine text and images in a single message
- Polyphonic ring tones to give your handset a distinctive personality
- Integrated attachment viewing for popular file formats
- 64 MB of memory
- Dedicated send and end keys
Sounds too good to be true? Well, right. But before you go jumping into the BlackBerry trend, know that there are few cases though when its phone line is not as reliable. At times, the reception hears some electronic hiss and even the hint of an echo. But this is more of a location problem than any other.
Apart from that, this seamless device is crafted to perfection. In working just as a phone alone, the unit even offers excellent hands-free options. It has built-in speaker that works even way better than most mobile speakerphones. It is reputed to be very loud and clear and it works well whether faced up or face down though the speakers are generally on the back of the device. All in all, the BlackBerry 7100 Series handsets gives you the best possible combination of wireless phone, email and information services for every user whose preference is in a smaller handset design. This series of BlackBerry offers you the traditional and complete BlackBerry functionality without sacrificing your phone and messaging features to serve you busy and active lifestyle