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BlackBerry® PlayBook – Preview

# A 7-inch 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen, which much smaller that the iPad’s 9.7-inch screen, might be more suited to the BlackBerry-wielding suit.
# Inside there’s a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
# There’s a 3 megapixel forward-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, both of which are high-definition.
# Pulling all this together is the BlackBerry Tablet OS, developed by QNX. The OS offers true multitasking, as well as support for H.264, MPEG4 and WMV high-definition video. There’s also full web browsing thanks to a WebKit-enabled browser. There’s also support for Adobe Flash 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Java, OpenGL and HTML5.
# On the connectivity front there’s 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth for those wanting to be wireless, and microUSB and microHDMI for those wired connections. The only downside is that 3G access is currently only available via a BlackBerry device.
# There’s tight integration with BlackBerry handsets.

Preview of the new professional-grade BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet and BlackBerry® Tablet OS.

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How BlackBerry encrypts its emails

Top 3 High-End Touchscreen Handsets in India

BlackBerry Storm 2 – Rs. 28,499 (MOP)
BlackBerry’s previous edition of the Storm was the first time the company ventured into the touchscreen segment so we can forgive them if they didn’t get it all right for the first time. But following that old adage ‘If at first you don’t succeed…’, lo and behold the Storm 2 took things to the next level. Incorporating a few subtle differences like a full capacitive display, 2GB of internal memory and Wi-Fi its weight has gone up just a little bit.

It’s still equipped with a GPS module (no Indian maps yet so it’s Google Maps to the rescue once again), Bluetooth with A2DP, a video player that reads DivX and XviD formats and 3MP autofocus camera. What you should really look forward to is the firmware update for the OS to version 6.0. It’s a good buy now, and will be better when the new OS kicks in.

HTC HD 2 – Rs. 37,800 (MOP)
HTC’s HD 2 is by far one of the largest handsets available on the market today. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s almost as good as tablet PC, well a tablet netbook anyway. Running on a Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional Edition with HTC’s Sense UI, all of your social networking, emails, messages and music amongst other features are all available at a flick of your finger.

It’s a great handset for business and play but does have room for a few improvements like media player that supports DivX and XviD formats. It’s loaded with all kinds of connectivity from 3G to Wi-Fi and Stereo Bluetooth. It also comes with a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash. It may be pricey but it does have a lot to offer in a very slim, sleek package.

iPhone 3GS – Rs. 35,500 (16GB) and Rs. 41,500 (32GB)
The 3GS may have reached as a little late, correction, really late; however it’s here and is a definite improvement over the 3G in quite a few ways. While it may retain the same design, (I do like the new white background though) some of the hardware has been upgraded, for instance, the camera has been upped to 3.2 megapixels with an autofocus lens that’s also capable of video recording and touch focus as well.

The 3GS also has a faster processor giving the handset a smoother and faster flow to the OS. Prices have unfortunately not changed even though the handset itself is almost a year old now and is still available exclusively with Airtel and Vodafone. However as touchscreen devices go, the Apple is a formidable handset that can hold it’s own against all others.

The handset prices listed here, except for the iPhone 3GS are Market Operating Prices. The MRPs are much a little higher.

Blackberry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G Emerge

The Blackberry BoldBlackberry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G have emerged on TheStreet. Blackberry maker RIM is holding the WES 2010 Annual event starting today in Orlando in USA and we can expect some new Blackberries to be announced. And the first of the lot are the Bold 9650 and the Pearl 3G

The Pearl 3G might be the  3G / GSM version of the 9100 which was leaked earlier . It features a SuretypeSuretype (Half QWERTYQWERTY ) keyboard and might support the faster 802.11802.11 n bandn band for Wi-FiWi-Fi

The 9650 has a full QWERTY keyboard and supports Quad-Band GSM / 1xEVDO1xEVDO. It looks like a Tour successor or a new model for another Carrier

Both the handsets have the new Optical Trackpad , 3.2 Megapixel Camera ,GPS and Wi-Fi.

Both these handsets are expected to be officially announced soon !

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Blackberry or iPhone ?

Blackberry or iPhone, the toughest choice ever! Do you often wonder which one you should opt for? Most certainly, both these devices have a huge appeal and the war between the Blackberry devotees and the iPhone lovers is persistent! Before you start pulling at your hair, let’s make your decision a little simpler.


Round 1 – Application Wonderland

How about a cookbook on your phone, or an accounts journal to maintain your daily expenses? There’s an application for every step that you take or every decision that you make, travel guides, maps, weather forecasts, getaway reviews, flight statuses and so on, the iPhone has an application for every affair! You can also innovate and make you own application if you know how to. Though Blackberry enthusiasts call it an application clutter, iPhone users argue it’s not!
Round Winner – iPhone

Round 2 – Gravity’s Call

“Hello!” *drops phone* “Oh Damn!
Story of our lives, isn’t it? No matter how careful you are with your phone, you can’t deny that gravity plays its cards and draws it down every now and then. Here, iPhone lacks the durability factor. The touch screen and motion sensor features of the iPhone make it fragile and slick. So if it falls on the face, all you can say is R.I.P! Cracked screen is a common issue that iPhone users address whereas a Blackberry, the worst that we’ve heard is that the surface gets scratches! So all ye butter fingers, know what to opt for!
Round Winner – Blackberry


Round 3 – Let’s Game!

Even though you can download and play games on a Blackberry as well, the fun of playing on a touch screen, motion sensor enabled phone is absolutely overwhelming.
From action sports to board games and from street fights to logic games, you can get them all on your iPhone.
Round Winner – iPhone


Round 4 – Ping Pong Time!

The instant messenger service or the BBM (Blackberry Messenger) is the most alluring aspect of a Blackberry smart phone. For a monthly rental, you can connect with your friends with unlimited live messaging and can exchange pictures, pings and voice notes, instantly. Exciting and fun, makes communication simpler and defeats the iPhone in this arena.
Round Winner – Blackberry


Overall, as we mentioned earlier, the war is never-ending. But the conclusion that we come to is, that if you are a techie and love gaming then the iPhone is the one for you. Whereas on the other hand, if you want to stay in touch with your friends 24/7 and share your tales over constant mails, get the BB baby!

Disclaimer – The notions expressed in this article are solely on the basis of facts and opinions of the users of the phones.