In February, BlackBerry unveiled the iteration of their well-loved physical QWERTY smartphones, the Q20 or the BlackBerry Classic. It recently went up for a pre-order this week and is reported to hit the shelves on Dec. 17.
The Canada-based telecommunications company, meanwhile, created a buzz around the tech world when it released another new video showing the quick keyboard shortcuts integrated on the upcoming device.
In the YouTube video (which will be provided below) it featured the handset's Classic physical QWERTY keyboard and some of its quick functions which, as the presenter added, is already known in the older BlackBerry Bold. more >>
Many people are impressed with the Samsung Galaxy S5 as it currently holds the distinction of being one of the best smartphones around according to tech experts and gadget websites. However, Samsung is not going to rest on its laurels as the Korean company is reportedly about to launch the follow up to the S6, which is likely to be called the S6. Although very little is known about the S6 as of the moment, rumors of the phone's features have been floating around the Internet for weeks.
In anticipation of the upcoming smartphone, here is a comparison between the Galaxy S5 and the yet-to-be announced S6.
Design: The Galaxy S5 has a polycarbonate body with a textured battery cover. Available in white, copper and blue, the phone is water-resistant and dust resistant. more >>
The iPad Mini 3 graced the mini-tablet market in October but many saw it as a redundant as its difference from the iPad Mini 2 was a TouchID fingerprint sensor and not much else. The iPad Mini 2 itself stood as a competitor to its successor but now that the Nokia N1 is set to arrive in early 2015, the iPad Mini 3 finds itself another rival.
So how will the Nokia N1 and iPad Mini 3 fare against each other?
The Nokia N1 has a 7.9-inch touchscreen with a display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The iPad Mini 3 also sports the same screen size and display resolution so it wouldn't be a surprise if people find that the N1 and iPad Mini 3 look similar. more >>
iPhone 6 sales are still careening through the roof and will continue to do so especially during the holiday season. While the iPhone 6 is a premium handset with an equally premium price, some people still prefer a phone with equally high-end specs at a lower price like the OnePlus One.
Even as the OnePlus One faces controversy through its infamous invite system, disastrous pre-order windows, and sometimes defective phones, it is still coveted by a lot of people who see the handset worthwhile to have. How will the One fare against the iPhone 6? In this comparison, the One will be compared to the equally sized iPhone 6 Plus.
The iPhone 6 Plus and the One both come with a 5.5-inch touchscreen with a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. While other phones are moving to QHD displays, OnePlus and Apple has stuck to full HD, and considering that battery life is an issue with handsets nowadays, a full HD display screen might not suck as much power as a QHD display, resulting in a longer battery life. more >>
Amazon, the e-commerce giant, is looking to offer a new ad-supported streaming service separate from its already existing Prime Instant Video. Prime Instant comes with the $99 per year Prime membership, for those who frequent Amazon's services. The new streaming service is supposedly for customers who don't really need a Prime membership.
Reports regarding this ad-supported service was apparently reported March earlier this year by the Wall Street Journal but Amazon had denied plans on the service. Sources indicate that Amazon will unveil the service in order to have an edge against Netflix, which then would maybe ultimately tempt users into purchasing Prime memberships.
"The main point is to bring in more users that you can eventually up-sell to Prime, or to get to a broader audience that doesn't want to pay for Prime, in order to increase their video share," sources said. more >>
While Apple sits at the top of the tablet market with its iPad Air and iPad Air 2, its premium price might be off-putting for those who wouldn't want to dish out that much cash for a tablet. Still, there are other more affordable options like the LG G Pad 8.3 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4.
As less expensive tablets, how will the two tablets fare against each other? First, a spec rundown. The G Pad 8.3 has, at namesake, an 8.3-inch touchscreen with a display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Inside the tablet is a Qualcomm Pro Snapdragon 600 chipset with a quad-core 1.7GHz processor and an Adreno 320 GPU.
It is only available in 16GB and has 2GB of RAM and a microSD card support of up to 64GB. It also has a 5-megapixel rear facing camera and a 1.3-megapixle front facing one. more >>