Blackberry deserves credit for daring to be different and doing so with distinctive substance.
Because selling their products on their own merits is really hard.
9gag implies there’s nothing new about the iPhone 6 after all, and its key features have existed since 2012 under the Nexus 4’s hood.
Apple may be joining phablet sales wave at just the right time.
Microsoft’s new commercial pits its Cortana virtual assistant against the robot-voiced Siri from Apple. As the title “Happy Anniversary” suggests, the video revolves around a wedding anniversary. It shows the two phones side by side as the narrator makes a series of commands in relation to his activities for the day. Siri is unable to comply with any of the requests.
When it comes to the smartphone wars, specs can be subjectively conclusive and inclusive. But now, even the launch date matters…at least for Samsung. The South Korean-based company is rushing ahead for a new flagship device called Galaxy F in order to release it ahead of the iPhone 6′s debut, which is expected for September, Phone Arena reports.
Six students from Columbia University developed software called Cider that allows native iOS apps to run on Android devices, 9to5Mac reports. The possibility of iOS apps running in the Android OS (and vice-versa) may involve legal issues as it’s an open door for piracy and ripped versions of apps. While Cider was deemed a prototype project, a full paper was already published on the university’s website in PDF format. But, as of this writing, it’s unavailable.
An IDC survey has found that among iPhone users, the most important aspect of a smartphone is its battery life. With responses from more than 50,000 smartphone users around the world, IDC’s survey shows that, at least with iOS, users chose the platform because of battery life.
Amazon, on the other hand, has cut the price of its Kindle Fire HDX tablet by $30 to $40 to compete with Apple’s iPad sales. Amazon is selling the base 7″ Kindle Fire HDX for $30 off of its retail price of $229, bringing its price down to $199. The slightly larger 8.9-inch version of the HDX is gets a discount of $39, bringing its price down to $339 from $379.
Remember when people were calling Blackberries “crackberries” because they couldn’t put them down? Now no one wants to pick them up. As such, the folks at Funny or Die have put together this video of the last employee at Blackberry, who just happens to be Dave Foley having a “Blackberry Meltdown!” The video starts out with him selling Blackberry’s latest product—iPhones found in ex-employee desks—and it just goes south from there.
Microsoft has launched a new iPad trade-in program that will pay you $200 if you choose to depart with your beloved iPad. You can then use this discount to purchase not just a Microsoft Surface tablet, but any other “cool” products you can find at the Microsoft Store, as well.
Apple has announced it will be holding a media event on September 10th, likely to introduce the new multi-colored iPhone 5C, as well as an updated iPhone 5S. Samsung, however, has taken some of Apple’s buzz by introducing the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch. The Galaxy Gear is compatible with some versions of Android, and comes in Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.