This is not as big as the previous news, about Google and Motorola, but it is a good news for all those Blackberry fans out there. If you’re in the US of A, and want to get your hands on a Blackberry Bold 9930, you can get it for just $249.99 from Verizon Wireless. The Bold 9930 has been leaked before, but now is available officially on Verizon’s site.
Verizon had earlier stated that they will be launching the Bold on their site and they’ve done exactly that. The Bold 9930 is actually a pretty great device with all the latest hardware and features. With the looks similar to the Bold 9000, this phone packs in a 2.8 Inch touchscreen display along with a 6 percent wider QWERTY keyboard. That’s not it, the BlackBerry Bold 9930 features;
1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, but single-core
768 mb of RAM
8 gb of Internal storage, expandable up to 40 GB.
5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording.
An NFC chip is also placed behind the battery cover.
All that for $249.99 if you decide to sign a 2 year contract with Verizon, whereas otherwise the phone will cost you about $509.99. Oh yeah, did I mention that this is also the thinnest Blackberry ever? Yeah and it also runs on BB OS 7!! The Bold 9930 was launched along with the Bold 9900 few weeks ago and both of them run on BB OS 7. RIM wants to sell as many Blackberry phones as possible since their market share around the world is slowly dropping. It’s main aim is to stand along Apple and Android phones and the new OS 7 has been dealt with to perform better and faster than before.
If you’re already on Verizon and have an NE2 upgrade, then you can grab this berry for just about $199.99. You can order your Bold 9930 right away from here and will be available at all Verizon stores starting August 25.
Now that the Verizon iPhone is here for real after yesterday’s announcement we decided to do a full comparison of both the AT&T iPhone 4 and the Verizon iPhone 4. Let’s see what are the differences and what is new? What changes are going to matter and which ones will go just unnoticed. Continue reading Full Comparison: AT&T iPhone 4 Vs. Verizon iPhone 4→
The much awaited Motorola Droid X a.k.a Droid 2 is outed and ready for review and other formal announcements about pricing and availability. The android 2.1 powered Droid X will be carried by Verizon like its earlier version. Coming to the package, the Droid X is undoubtedly one of the best Android Smartphone to have in already competitive field with the advent of iPhone 4 and EVO 4G.
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A lot of similarities exist between the earlier droid and this Smartphone but there are lots of good features it has packed additionally within a year that needs a mention. The Smartphone features a 4.4-inch, FWVGA 854 x 480-resolution capacitive screen which again is “OK” if you overlook the ordinary screen resolution.
The new Droid gets some serious attention on improving its multimedia features. The phone has got a new Blockbuster application, DLNA type app, separate HDMI dock and is loaded with a new MotoBlur kind of skin which helps you shift between various multimedia channels.
The 8-megapixel camera records video at 720p which again is a disappointment to me as HD video recording would correctly befit the big android Smartphone. Finally Droid gets the much needed multi-touch virtual keyboard and it preloads Swype when the keyboard is triggered for action.
Motorola Droid X got a competitive processor this time around. With 1GHz ARMv7 processor sitting at its heart you must expect a snappy performance. The memory option is just 8GB and that again is a kind of a less in my opinion. The Smartphone also has kind of battery management software to keep your Droid running for long hours before the need to pack juice reappears.
Droid X Review Summary
Overall the new Droid packs a punch in few areas like multimedia and performance but suffers badly when coming to screen resolution and video recording when compared to its competitors. Motorola Droid X would be great competitor to Evo 4G head on but it being the gadget of the year like the one last is a big doubt.
Official announcement of the Droid X
The Droid will be officially announced on June 23rd and invitations have already sent out. The meeting will be addressed by Google, Adobe, Motorola and Verizon Wireless representatives.
Pricing and Availability
The Verizon Motorola Droid X will be available from July 19th in America and possible pre-orders would start a week ahead of the date.
For the rest of the details regrading the pricing availability in other parts of the world and more about the phone we need to wait for the BIG DAY 23rd of June to arrive.