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May 11, 2012  4:07 PM

Smartphone Design Is Rapidly Maturing



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Android, BlackBerry, RIM, Samsung, Smartphones

An article on Brighthand this week had a statement that surely caused some people to blink. The comment came from analyst Craig Mathias, who said, "We will see relatively...

January 20, 2012  2:49 PM

Removable Memory Cards Are Remarkably Cheap



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Android, BlackBerry

If you have a smartphone that has a low-capacity microSD card, you should seriously consider getting a bigger one. This is a cheap and easy way to upgrade your device.  Most Android, BlackBerry, and webOS handsets include a microSD memory card reader. If you bought an inexpensive model,...


January 5, 2012  7:10 PM

A BlackBerry Without a Keyboard Is Like a Fish Without Gills



Posted by: Ed Hardy
BlackBerry, RIM

A report surfaced today that BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion is only going to make one smartphone this year. While this should be taken with a grain of salt, like all unconfirmed reports, I find...


December 13, 2011  9:36 AM

Turn Off Your Phone When the Flight Attendant Asks



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Android OS, BlackBerry

If you haven't heard the story already, Alec Baldwin was on an American Airlines flight last week that was stuck on the tarmac for an hour. During this time, a flight attendant noticed that the actor was playing a game on his phone and asked him to turn the phone off. He refused and the situation...


May 3, 2011  10:07 AM

BlackBerry OS 7 Is a Step Sideways, Not Forward



Posted by: Ed Hardy
BlackBerry, RIM

Research in Motion (RIM) took the wraps off the successor to BlackBerry OS 6 yesterday. For some reason, the company decided to call to BlackBerry OS 7, even though it's much more like OS 6.5. It has some nice new features, but it's not a major upgrade -- and this is a time that RIM can't rest on...


August 4, 2010  10:11 AM

BlackBerry OS 6: RIM’s Hail-Mary Pass



Posted by: Ed Hardy
BlackBerry

The wraps came off BlackBerry OS 6.0 yesterday, and RIM's most important operating system upgrade ever will soon be in customers' hands. This new version is so critical because the BlackBerry OS is starting to fall behind its rivals, and might be starting down a slope toward becoming a niche...


May 21, 2010  1:31 PM

Giving One Carrier Exclusive Access to a Phone Is a Mistake



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, BlackBerry, Palm

Verizon customers, ever wondered why you can't get an iPhone? It's because Apple and AT&T have an exclusive contract that prevents any other U.S. carrier from offering this smartphone. Such deals are completely legal, but not a good idea. The poster child for what can go wrong is the Palm...


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