Video: Droid Incredible 2 Review, Hands on With the New Blackberry 5-2-11 Check out the 2 part video review of the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 2 from Aaron at the best 3G Android phone to date, RIM introduces the new Blackberry Bold 9900, 9930 and Blackberry 7 OS-Check out the hands on video from Blackberry World currently going on in Orlando Florida, RIM also announces the new Facebook app for the Blackberry Playbook, Verizon Wireless shows its 2011 Winter online catalog showing the Blackberry Playbook, WP7 HTC Trophy and the Xperia Play “coming soon”, Sprint HTC EVO 3D 4G on presale at Best Buy but its a secret-You have to go in and ask for it they will not promote it for now, Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune magazines are now free on the iPad for those paid print subscription customers.

HTC DROID Incredible 2 Review Pt. 1&2

Aaron from phonedog takes an in-depth look at Verizon’s HTC DROID Incredible 2, the successor to last year’s popular HTC DROID Incredible. Sporting a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel camera, and Android 2.2, it ups the ante by offering a 4-inch Super LCD, global roaming capabilities, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and a new version of HTC’s Sense UI. All in all, it’s an excellent improvement to the original, and can be had at Verizon for $199.99 with a two-year agreement.

It’s still a high-end phone, but is it worth buying, considering the 4G LTE smartphones that are on the market? We’ll think it through.

RIM Introduces New BlackBerry Bold Smartphones

New BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones are the thinnest and most powerful BlackBerry smartphones yet, featuring the BlackBerry keyboard together with a brilliant touch screen and the New BlackBerry 7 OS. Basically the same phone the 9900 will be for GSM carriers and the 9930 is a world phone for the CDMA carriers. Check out all the details in the press conference below-Bill

Waterloo, ON – Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today unveiled two new BlackBerry® BoldTM smartphones. The high-performance BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones feature a stunning and iconic design that integrates an incredibly easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard with a brilliant, high resolution, capacitive touch screen. These exceptional smartphones are built on a new, performance-driven platform powered by the BlackBerry® 7 operating system and designed to deliver the ultimate in communications, multimedia and productivity for users around the world.
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RIM Announces New Facebook App for BlackBerry PlayBook

Tomorrow in Orlando Florida Blackberry World will officially open. As you can imagine, Blackberry World talks about where Blackberry has come from, where it is currently and where it is going. Of course, it is also a forum for RIM to announce it new products and services. Below is a press release for the new Facebook app on the Playbook. Also check out the link to Blackberry World towards the end of the release.-Bill

Waterloo, ON – Following on the success of the Facebook for BlackBerry® smartphones app, Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced Facebook for BlackBerry® PlayBook™ — a new app that delivers popular features of Facebook, optimized for the 7″ high resolution, multi-touch LCD display of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

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Verizon doc suggests BlackBerry PlayBook, HTC Trophy and Xperia Play ‘coming soon’, prices LTE tablet data and intros 4G netbooks

What happened to the HTC Trophy, long overdue on Verizon 3G? How about the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, mysteriously missing a Verizon release date long before Japan’s catastrophe? Will Verizon commit to carrying the BlackBerry PlayBook this year? Just how much will LTE data cost for the Xoom and its tablet friends?

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Unboxing Videos:VZW Incredible 2, Casio G’zOne Commando, Droid 4-28-11 Check out the unboxing videos from Aaron at for the 3 Verizon phones released today the HTC Incredible 2- Casio G’zOne Commando-Samsung Droid Charge, Steve Jobs may have sunk the Apple lawsuit against Amazon with his “rant” from last October, Verizon Wireless “Test” man moving on to other pastures-no longer with Verizon, Verizon Wireless announces $50 unlimited prepaid plan.

Unboxing Videos of the Verizon HTC Incredible 2, Casio G’zOne Commando and the Samsung Droid Charge

On Tuesday I told you about three phones that Verizon Wireless was launching today: The HTC Incredible 2, The Casio G’zOne Commando and The Samsung Droid Charge. Here are the unboxing videos from Aaron at Just as an FYI, these might be the last unboxing videos I post. I have nothing against Aaron’s videos. In fact, I think they are excellent and until I can make a deal to get the phones myself I will still repost his. I just think that the announcement story, unboxing video and review video just is getting redundant. So why am I reposting these you ask? Well, these are 3 very unique and highly anticipated releases so I thought it would be nice to get a first look at each. Please enjoy. Thank you Aaron.-Bill

Update: As of the posting of this article, Verizon has announced that the Droid Charge release is being delayed. It probably had something to do with the LTE system outage and the fact that the phone could not be activated. I am hoping that since the Verizon LTE network is back up and running they will announce the Charge for release within the next few days. I will keep you posted.

Steve Jobs’ Android jabs may cost him App Store trademark









From JR Raphael at Computerworld

I was actually not going to report anything on this story. There are so many lawsuits going on out there that it just was getting too hard to pick which ones to report and which ones not to. Then my buddy (no, he does not even know me but I just enjoy his work so much) put out this article about the Amazon-Apple App Store lawsuit. Sit back, relax and enjoy.-Bill

Quick: When you hear the phrase “app store,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

That’s the question a couple of tech’s biggest players — Apple and Amazon — are fighting over right now. Apple says “app store” is synonymous with its iOS App Store alone; Amazon says the term is generic and can be used by anyone.

You’ve heard about this battle, right? Apple is suing Amazon for using the term “app store” (or, more specifically, “Appstore”) in the name of its new Android application store. Apple claims it owns the trademark and has exclusive rights to the term.
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“Can you see me now?” Not anymore.

The spokesman for Verizon Wireless since 2002 Paul Marcarelli (yes he does have a real name) will no longer be saying his famous saying anymore. Verizon has decided that it will be going in a different direction in its ad campaigns. The “Test” man was named by entertainment Weekly as one of the most intriguing people in 2002. During his tenure he was also named the most recognizable spokesman in America. When he was first brought on Verizon was trying to make consumers understand how important the network was over pricing plans and “free” phones. Well, I think he accomplished that task. Verizon is easily known as having the strongest network and consistently stayed number one or two in customer activations during Paul’s as reign. Recently, based on the tales he recounted to The Atlantic, leaving the role may be a good thing. Paul once heard someone say “Can you hear me now?” at his grandmother’s funeral — as her body was being lowered into the grave. Yup, it’s time for a role change.

Verizon adds $50 unlimited prepaid plan

Verizon Wireless planted a bigger flag in prepaid this week with the announcement of its new “Verizon Unleashed” plans. Though only available in Southern California and most of Florida for the time being, the plans offers unlimited services for $50 per month.

Verizon Unleashed will offer subscribers unlimited calling minutes regardless of time of day, unlimited calls to other Verizon subscribers, unlimited domestic messaging, and unlimited messaging to select carriers in Canada and Mexico. Unlimited mobile Web is a feature as well, though the plan is not available on handsets that have full HTML browsers.
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