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  • BlackBerry Curve 9380 Review
    Posted on December 29, 2011 by Pure Mobile

    By:  Aldo Panessidi


    December 29, 2011


    The BlackBerry Curve 9380 is RIM’s first ever-released Curve with a touch screen. The Curve product line is usually an expression of RIM’s understanding for a budget phone and this one supposedly, doesn’t make a difference. It should attract customers with a lower entry price while offering the full BB OS 7 experience.


    Physically the BlackBerry Curve 9380's measurements are a svelte 109mmx60mmx11.2mm with a 3.2 inch display... weighing just 98grams makes the unlocked cell phone very pocket friendly.


    The new Curve 9380 is basically a downgraded Torch 9860 – it has a less-capable processor and smaller and low-res display.   The BlackBerry Curve 9380 comes with a standard set of accessories - a USB cable, a wall charger and a set of headphones are provided. In addition there is a complimentary 2GB MicroSD card as well.


    The following Blackberry Curve 9380 video provides great user interface insight



    The BlackBerry Curve 9380 comes with a fixed-focus single LED flash camera offering the highest resolution of all RIM smartphones.  It does however, have a relatively low number of customizable settings.  The image quality is about average with pleasing colors and a good amount detail.


    It is incapable of capturing HD videos due in part to its lower processor clock.   The best it can do is VGA clips at 30 frames per second (fps).  The video quality is up, however overall audio is poor.  Enhance your mobility and turn your device into a power tool.  Discover select, stylus & pens, earpieces & headphones, data cables, desktop chargers, car kits and special glider gloves,  accessories specifically designed to make your devices functionally efficient and performance rich.


    The web browser is fast and responsive, however, it does not support Flash.  It does provide a solid set of organizer tools. Leaving your valuable mobile devices unprotected is risky!  Discover the latest  innovative protection solutions of stylish top brand bags, sleeves and cases designed to allow you to protect your devices from scratches and blemishes.  Tough on the outside, sweet on the inside brand name protection cases and skins accessories combine complete device coverage with sleek artistic expression.


     


    The following is a snapshot of the Curve 9380 full feature list, followed by its disadvantages.


    Key features:


    • 3.2" 16M-color TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (360 x 480 pixels)
    • Quad-band GSM support and tri-band 3G with HSDPA
    • Single-core 800MHz processor
    • 512MB RAM
    • BlackBerry OS v7
    • BlackBerry’s proprietary email service and data security
    • Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity
    • GPS receiver and BlackBerry maps preloaded
    • 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera and a LED flash
    • VGA video recording @ 30 fps
    • 150MB of inbuilt storage
    • 2GB MicroSD card pre-bundled
    • Four physical buttons at the bottom
    • Optical trackpad
    • Hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
    • DivX and Xvid video support
    • Office document editor
    • 3.5 mm audio jack
    • Smart dialing
    • Ultra-fast boot times
    • Solid build quality

    Main disadvantages:


    • BlackBerry Internet Service account is a must to enjoy all the phone features
    • No physical QWERTY keyboard (a potential deal breaker for a BlackBerry)
    • No videocalling and no front facing camera either
    • No Flash support for the web browser
    • No FM radio
    • Screen has no haptic feedback
    • Poor audio quality and loudspeaker performance


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  • By Megan Fleet


    Any French woman will confirm that the core of a brilliant wardrobe is rooted in trend-setting fashion designs and uniquely personalized with high quality accessories that glamorize and accentuate her features and personality.    So bring on the adorning scarves, jewelry, shoes and bags.  Since we are all, to a certain extent, arbiters of fashion,  it is no surprise that more and more of us choose to personalize our mobile devices, such as unlocked cell phones, tablets, iPods and MacBooks with accessories that reflect our personalities and interactive lifestyles.


    Oh la la... Nexus Galaxy Gets Officials Glammed UpWith that in mind, it looks as though Samsung Galaxy Nexus owners are in luck this holiday season. New and official accessories for this Android golden child are now available via pre-order. Been pining for a desktop dock or perhaps a car charger? These high end accessory add-ons will make your experience that much more enjoyable and allow you to get the most out of your smartphone investment.


    The official list of these brand specifics accessories includes the DesktopDock with an HDMI port, a Desk Stand (comes with a 3.5mm jack), and an additional stand with a charging port for a supplemental battery. Really love the car holder that will truly allow you to replace another GPS device and take advantage of the satellite navigation capabilities on the Galaxy Nexus. Across the board, these accessories have a microUSB port so charging during use is an option.  Discover the widest  selection of  SD Flash Memory cards.  Extend your mobile device memory to hold a huge inventory of images, songs and documents.


    Alas, quality does come with a price tag (another French-ism that rings true under the word “cher”). The two docks and the vehicle holder will be around $80 CAD. The battery charger stand is approximately $25 CAD, perhaps a more reasonable stocking stuffer gift for the Galaxy Nexus users in your life.  Leaving your valuable mobile devices unprotected is risky!  Innovative protection solutions allow you to protect your devices from scratches and blemishes with stylish top brand bags, sleeves and cases.  Tough on the outside, sweet on the inside our brand name protection accessories combine complete device coverage with sleek artistic expression.


    Oh la la... Nexus Galaxy Gets Officials Glammed UpIf those costs are too steep, there are non-“official” brand accessories out there that may meet your needs. Also, for those looking to order for Christmas, these accessories will not be found under the tree as they are just now on pre-order.  Let trend setting fashionable accessories express your unique style!  Discover an extensive array of award-wining design protective cases and skins deliver modern style, stunning design and smart protection.  Make your mobile devices stand out.  Customize your look - how cool can you be?


    Whatever you choose, enjoy the experience of making the Galaxy Nexus uniquely your own!




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  • By Megan Fleet


     


    Have you ever tried to research existing patents? It is a crazy and convoluted process that is often counterintuitive. For example, there are companies that purchase patents as a means of earning revenue through lawsuits instead of for developing and promoting new technology. They are called Patent Trolls. If you find a new way to make toast? Patent it!   Leaving your valuable mobile devices unprotected is risky!  the latest innovative protection solutions allow you to protect your devices from scratches and blemishes with stylish top brand bags, sleeves and cases.  Tough on the outside, sweet on the inside our brand name protection accessories combine complete device coverage with sleek artistic expression.


    Apple wins a Checkmate in Patent Lawsuit against HTCThis may be the route Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC, may take after Monday’s ruling by the United Stated International Trade Commission which found HTC in violation of Apple patents.  XMI speakersdeliver uncompromised sound quality and a revolutionary design accentuating today's interactive lifestyle.   In addition, earpieces and headsets combine sophisticated style and precision engineering that deliver brilliant sound for your total listening pleasure.


    Right now, a ban on the manufacturer’s smartphones that incorporate the offending technology will go into effect April of next year. This ban could mean seriously bad news for their US sales. Still waiting to hear which smartphone and  tablet devices will be affected and what their strategy to sidestep this checkmate will be.


    Apple’s late CEO, Steve Jobs, initiated this legal flurry in March of 2010 with a filing of 10 complaints against HTC for patent infringement. The verdicts have so far been mainly in Apple’s favor and validate Jobs’ comment at the time: “We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it.”  Get powered up for work, life and play easily and conveniently with desktop chargers , wall chargers and car chargers.   Get all the power and energy you need for the mobile lifestyle.


    Apple wins a Checkmate in Patent Lawsuit against HTC


    For some more clarity in a mutli-level maze of lawsuits between Apple and HTC, patent expert Florian Muller of FOSS Patents shed some light on the technology in question and the injunction applied to it. According to Muller, the injunction will affect handsets that use “data tapping.” This is a feature that users have come to expect in their smartphones regardless of manufacturer, carrier, or operating system. Google will have to use some creative thinking to work around patent infringement to avoid a negative impact on sales when the ban is put in place.


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  • Can’t we all just get along?
    Posted on December 21, 2011 by Pure Mobile

    Apple - HTC Saga Continues....


    By Aldo Panessidi


    Can’t we all just get along?


    In a round robin style of legal actions, the US International Trade Commission has agreed to revisit a decision made by a judge earlier this year. That particular ruling was not to the liking of Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC, as the decision cleared Apple of four patent violation accusations.  Leaving your valuable mobile devices unprotected is risky!  Protect your devices from scratches and blemishes with the latest stylish top brand bag, sleeves and case accessories.


    Despite HTC’s tag line of “Quietly Brilliant,” the company has not been quiet in this technological battle of wills with Apple. And, as the first smartphone to market using Android OS technology, this corporate judicial sparring has likely been in the works for a number of years. The October ruling by an ITC judge determined that the HTC owned patents related to power management and phone dialing were not violated by Apple’s iPhone 4s, iPad 3G or iPod Touch.


    In true legal relay fashion, the ITC decision came right before a ruling on a case brought against HTC by Apple which will determine if the smartphones manufactured by HTC are the culprits in patent infringement. As the HTC claim included Apple’s tablet technology, this writer does wonder if the HTC Flyer tablet will come under scrutiny as well. Taking their claim to where it matters most, Apple is pursued an injunction which will bar the rival HTC from distributing and selling products that include patent-violating technology in the US beginning in April 2012.  Enhance your mobility... turn your device into a power tool.  Discover our the accessories, stylus & pens, SD micro cards, data cables, desktop chargers, car kits and special glider gloves specifically designed to make your devices functionally efficient and performance rich.


    Can’t we all just get along? For now it looks as though Apple has won the battle. However, based on the volley of legal actions between the two companies in recent months, there will likely be more news to follow. Who knows, with the forces of Apple, HTC (and Google Android perhaps?), these lawsuits could easily start to drift into patent questions around docking stations, hands free technologies, and other consumer inspired accessories. Stay posted for the next move in the game.


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  • Blackberry App Update
    Posted on December 21, 2011 by Pure Mobile

    By John Castell


    Blackberry App UpdateLooks like BlackBerry is angling to infuse some more « Crack » back into the once dominant brand with some BlackBerry app updates this week. What do those updates look like? Twitter for BlackBerry will be available for an update to version 2.1.0.28 that includes improved support for the BlackBerry Curve and Pearl users out there. According to company officials, “BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Pearl users are now able to view a users profile page from an @Mention.” Discover the latest unlocked Blackberry cell phones including the Blackberry Bold 9900


    If you’re a BlackBerry user that hasn’t updated in a while, a version upgrade earlier this month includes support for multiple accounts and also for BBM sharing.  Both of these should be searchable in App World for manual updates too. And if behind on these updates, you may enjoy taking a look at the available tablets and newest BlackBerry gadgets to continue to optimize your smartphone device.  Accessories are designed to protect, personalize and enhance your mobile devices.  The latest innovative protective solutions and premium electronic accessories from the industry's leading brands.


    Blackberry App UpdateFor those of you who are more inclined to use your BlackBerry device to jam out to some tunes on BBM Music (so very rad with a portable speaker for the office), there is good news for Canadian BlackBerry Beta Zone members in a the newest version available for download: 1.1.0.11. Looks to be a major update which will augment the experience with new features that are supposed to also coincide with BBM v6.1 release.  Enhance your mobility... turn your device into a power tool.  Discover our the accessories, stylus & pens, SD micro cards, data cables, desktop chargers, car kits and special glider gloves specifically designed to make your devices functionally efficient and performance rich.


    Reports indicate that the most notable changes will be in the music area (so this may be the time to invest in quality headphones!).  Look for integration with BBM that will show what you’re listening to in the BBM status, the ability to request a gift from other BBM contacts for a subscription to BBM Music, and improved playlist creation. At a more technical level, end users may also see improvements from the server side when looking for news releases and other popular content (refuse to include the Kardashian updates as « news »). In general some great performance improvements are bound to be appreciated by BlackBerry users and to breathe some new life into the experience as well!


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  • HTC Explorer –Diamond in the Rough
    Posted on December 21, 2011 by Pure Mobile

    By: John Castell


    As the Android trend moves towards bigger screens, more “phone real estate” and the bigger-is-better design, it is refreshing to see a consistency with the smartphone manufacturer, HTC and its thoughtful inclusion of smaller footprint handset offerings including a wide HTC unlocked cell phone line of business.  The latest is a lovely mix of diminutive and rugged which has been christened Explorer. In an amalgamation that is sure to please, this is a small phone that packs the same punch as its predecessors by sporting the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with Sense UI 3.5.  Leaving your valuable mobile devices unprotected is risky!  Protect your devices from scratches and blemishes with the latest stylish top brand bag, sleeves and case accessories.


    HTC Explorer –Diamond in the RoughHowever, the smartphone market is becoming increasingly competitive amongst manufacturers, OS developers, and carriers who are all trying to make their indelible mark on consumers by employing consumer friendly choices like unlocked phones and must have protective cases and skins accessories. So what makes HTC cell phone Explorer stand out? simple... how light and compact it is, Adobe Flash support (yay!), incredibly fast boot up times, and some seriously nice stats for its Snapragon chipset, Gingerbread OS, memory capabilities etc.  Enhance your mobility... turn your device into a power tool.  Discover our the accessories, stylus & pens, SD micro cards, data cables, desktop chargers, car kits and special glider gloves specifically designed to make your devices functionally efficient and performance rich.


    For all its perks, consumers should be aware of the slow SPU, fixed focus camera, and the lack of a document viewer and secondary video call camera. What’s more, the really tangible, joy inspiring accessories are not to be found in the standard retail package. A compact charger, microUSB cable, and… that’s it. No headset even. Get uuncompromised sound quality and a revolutionary design accentuating today’s interactive lifestyle.  Earpieces and headsets combine sophisticated style and precision engineering that deliver brilliant sound for your total listening pleasure.


    Bluetooth headsets


    Luckily customers can customize with quality Bluetooth headsets of their choice, a car charger and personality inspired cases and skins to highlight what makes their choice of phones different and unique in a smartphone world dominated by Apple and Samsung (also allows customers to choose to embrace the rubberized “tough” look of the phone or to pick from a variety of colors).


    Overalll, the Explorer is an unexpected gem in the smartphone lineup that made the most of its 600MHz processor and chipset and was also able to truly ac as a multimedia device with its easy handling of Flash content (games and video were a breeze for the Explorer). As an entry level device, it is a wonderful option that can easily be customized and decked out with your mobile accessories of choice. Keep a look out for unlocked versions and start your shopping around!




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  • By Megan Fleet


    Samsung Omnia breathes new life into Windows smartphone OS


    Some people would look at current market share distribution for Windows OS smartphones and give a shrug “meh – 2% of the market? Not a likely contender.” It is true that Microsoft hasn’t had the easiest road breaking into this new era of pocket PCs (aka smartphones), but the latest joint venture with European feature phone giant, Nokia, looks to be a step in the right direction. What would a giant step in the right direction be? Pairing up its OS with a Samsung handset. This is precisely what they have down with the Samsung i8350 Omnia W, a move that is bound to shake things up as Samsung has quickly become the Android golden child of smartphone manufacturing.  Let the latest trend setting fashionable accessories express your unique style!  Discover award-wining design protective cases and skins that deliver modern style, stunning design and smart protection.  Make your mobile devices stand out.  Customize your look - how cool can you be?


    Time for the good, the bad, the ugly and a few ideas of rectifying some of the bad and ugly.  The Omnia W isn’t revolutionary. It’s a far sight more attractive than its predecessor, the Omnia S, but is still a midrange phone intended to compete in the North American market. Its most notable features? Powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and the Mango 7.5 OS, great battery life and screen clarity with the Super AMOLED touchscreen, Mobile Office document viewer / editor (one of the features that makes this a great buy for business professionals), and a multitude of social network integration and cloud services.   break free from long-term locked in service contract... unlocked cell phones enable you to enjoy the freedom of choosing your service provider and negotiating the service plan that best meets your interactive lifestyle.


    Samsung Omnia breathes new life into Windows smartphone OS


    Now for where the Omnia S is lacking… Storage (it is non-expandable and there is no mass storage), no Flash support in browser (so no streaming your favorite guilty pleasure from ABC.com while on the go), and no video support are the most notable. Luckily these are shortcomings are either addressable by purchasing external storage or SD memory cards and investing in a separate media device for shooting video and streaming Flash content.


    While the Omnia S doesn’t have the most dazzling internal stats, processor, or operating system, this Windows / Samsung collaboration does hit the intended mark of being elegant, aesthetically pleasing, business oriented smartphone for the a midrange market that integrates the best part of Microsoft and Windows: ease of use. They have made social media, texting, and the new ways we communicate all integral in the People Hub and have stayed with the current “Siri” trend of voice activated commands.


    Samsung Omnia breathes new life into Windows smartphone OSOn the bright side, accessories such as Bluetooth headsets, car chargers as well as protective cases and skins along with screen protectors.


    For its shortcomings, there seem to be few that can’t be overcome with a bit of extracurricular accessory acquisitions and eventual Windows OS updates. As with any smartphone, this writer chalks much of it up to personal preference and how individuals use their devices. With plenty of unlocked phones, OS, and competitive carriers out there, it is a buyer’s market. So investigate the options, usage plans, and your must-haves in a mobile device and happy hunting!


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  • HTC vs Apple – Patent Showdown
    Posted on December 20, 2011 by Pure Mobile

    By Megan Fleet




    Many pro-business advocates will espouse the virtues of patents and their being upheld with patent law in the free market world. A clear comparison in the schools of thought: free market vs. controlled market is the US vs. China. The latter is known for its corporate espionage, systemic lack of creativity, and lack of respect for the rights of intellectual property. The former sometimes has the opposite problem where obscure patents and a muddy system work against entrepreneurs and fail to promote the sharing of information and technology. Strangely, the proprietary model of Apple and their inclination to sign carrier exclusive deals instead of providing carrier agnostic unlocked cell phones seems counterintuitive to this pro-business strategy they’ve pursued.


    With these polar opposites at work in the global corporate world, the HTC / Apple patent infringement case actually made me a smile a bit as it is a rare case of patent law being meted out justly and under the intent of the law. On Monday, the United States International Trade Commission ruled that as of April 19th, 2012 they will ban the import of certain HTC devices (no word on if any of these patent infringements extend to HTC specific after market phone and mobile accessories.  Leaving your valuable mobile devices unprotected is risky!  Protect your devices from scratches and blemishes with stylish top brand cases and skins accessories.


    In response, HTC released this statement to BGR via email “We are gratified that the commission affirmed the judge’s determination on the ‘721 and ‘983 patents, and reversed its decision on the ‘263 patent and partially on the ‘647 patent […] We are very pleased with the determination and we respect it. However, the ‘647 patent is a small UI experience and HTC will completely remove it from all of our phones soon.”   Discover the select accessories, such as, stylus & pens, data cables, batteries, SD micro cards, desktop chargers, earpieces & headsets as well as glider gloves all specifically designed to make your devices functionally efficient and performance rich.


    This is a ruling that was made after the July 16th decision that determined a violation of two Apple owned patents by HTC. Luckily for the device manufacturer, it appears that they will be able to side step considerable losses in inventory, research & development, and market share by implementing the required changes before the April 2012 deadline.  The latest  trend setting fashionable bags, cases and sleeves accessories express your unique style.  Make your mobile devices stand out.  Customize your look - how cool can you be?



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  • Status of Smartphone Penetration
    Posted on December 20, 2011 by Pure Mobile

    By Aldo Panessidi


    As a typical profile... mobile consumers are highly socially engaged, remain continuously connected and rely more and more on their both carrier based or unlocked smartphone's features and applications on a daily basis.


    Smartphone penetration has seen a meteoric rise, spiraling from just 18% in late 2009 to 44% in October 2011.  A recent 'State of the Media: The Mobile Media Report'  conducted by Nielsen indicates that 64% of 25-34 year olds and 53% of 18-24 year olds own a snmartphone and have led in smartphone penetration compared to every other age group since 2009.  The individuals in these generation groups also understand that mobile accessories are designed to protect, personalize and enhance your mobile devices.



    Some of the more popular smrtphones include the iPhone4s, Blackberry bold 9900, Samsung Galaxy S II and the Motorola Droid Razr.   Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer by operating system with 28.6% of the market followed by Blackberry and HTC at 17% and 158% market share respectively.  Android outdistanced every other smartphone platform with an ever-growing 42.8% market share... leading Apple iOS at 28.6%, Blackberry at 17% and Windows at a paltry 5.3% market share