Flip form factor mobile phones are very popular in the U.S. and until now these users were unable to pick up a BlackBerry in this form factor. The RIM BB Flip brings the power and functionality of the BlackBerry to this form factor, complete with a SureType QWERTY keyboard. The BB Flip from T-Mobile also supports WiFi and UMA for unlimited calling over WiFi.
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The Amazon Kindle 2 was recently announced and is now shipping to consumers with a sleek new form factor and some other hardware improvements to make it the most compelling ebook reader on the market. The Whispernet wireless service and on-device Amazon store front set the device apart from the rest of the pack, but there are even more subtle improvements that make this $359 device a must have for book fans and gadget geeks.
The Amazon Kindle comes with decent black leather case, but it doesn't do a very good job of holding the device securely in place when the front flap is opened. There is also no backlighting on the Kindle so you need good lighting to read with the device. M-Edge has two solutions that integrate with each other to address both of these issues and I was pleased to finally find such an elegant solution.
The HTC Pure from AT&T is the first Windows Mobile 6.5 device launched on a US wireless carrier. This is an AT&T branded HTC Touch Diamond2 loaded up with plenty of AT&T bloatware in a sleek form factor at a nice price of $150 after rebate and contract. The device performed quite well with lots of apps running and may be what some people are looking for in a touch screen device.
OfficeSuite 4 allows you to view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents and create Word and Excel documents right on your 3rd Edition mobile phone. You can even connect select Nokia devices to an external monitor and keyboard for full mobile computing functionality
ZUK, a Lenovo subsidiary, will soon be releasing the ZUK Z1 smartphone for only about $300.
Waterfield Designs makes some of the best carrying cases I have ever tried. In my search for a case for my Fujitsu U810 UMPC I discovered a couple that fit and one that also fits another new device I plan to purchase soon.
An official Google Android Facebook application was released this week, which prompted us to take a look at the official Facebook application that is available across every mobile operating system except for Palm WebOS. Several screenshots of the apps are shown here with a full article detailing them all on ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog.
HTC is getting ready to release one of the most anticipated Android smartphones on T-Mobile in mid-June. The HTC Sensation 4G launches with a fast 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, HTC Sense 3.0, a high resolution qHD 540x960 display, and more.
The LG G4 is the newest Android smartphone to hit the streets with a fantastic camera and display. Urban Armor Gear provides solid protection for your investment with a new case.