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    BB Bold 9800 looks like the Palm Pre form factor. Don´t you think so?

    VIDEO it is in chinese but we can understand what are they doing on it:





    The verdict is still out on OS 6, but there's hardly any doubting the assured design and form factor that RIM has gone with for the BlackBerry Bold 9800 slider. Our latest look at the device comes courtesy of BlackBerry Times in China, who has what appears to be an early version of the device.

    They expect the smooth plastic back to be replaced by the leather look RIM favors on its higher end devices, but otherwise the unit looks to be pretty solid and far along. The Google-translated Chinese seems to confirm again that the screen is not SurePress. Not a lot of landmark news to be gleaned here, but we're mostly stoked about these delicious bokeh-filled shots of device -- it's really looking good, and the comparison shot with other recent BlackBerries (check after the break) is rather helpful for sizing this thing up.

    BlackBerry Bold 9800 gets some glamour shots, looks like the slider of our dreams -- Engadget
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    dont like the OS, looks crappy, just my opinion
    Juan

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    I believe it's a nice device,small and look a lot like the pre. Two different os system though. If I wasn't a webos fanatic,the bold 9800 would be my other choice. :-)
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    i'm betting that cisco buys RIM within 12-18 months as android and iphone both move ahead of BB in marketshare...
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    @cantaffordit,you might be right about that.
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    What CantAffordIt said. BB market share is falling along with WIndows Mobile as Iphone and Android dominate. But the 9800 is a nice phone. Blackberrys will always have there niche in the business world. I see Windows mobile completly falling apart. As for our beloved webos , that book has not been completed. HP choices in the nxt 6-12 months will be big in determinig if WEBOS can atleast compete for a small part of the market. theres room for more then Android and Iphone. The more succesfull OS's the more choices for us consumers. I love webos and like Android but Im not married to any OS and will use the best phone that fits my needs no matter what the OS.
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    @vaccpalm,well said. Hold that faith. For me the only os is webos. (smile)
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    I have no doubt that WEBOS is here to stay. Forgetting about smartphone for a moment, HP spent a billion on WEB OS to do big things with it. they will make it better. Maybe it does not compete with Android and Iphone but would it be so bad if it was succesful on slates and held a small but dedicated following in other areas like phones . still a good thing.
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    I think HP have to move fast, otherwise Palm webos smartphones will be left behind. Google is not stopping. Here is a new HTC Scorpion upcoming rumor news:

    Rumor: HTC Scorpion and all of its 1.5 Ghz, Android 2.2 goodness headed for Verizon?

    Rumor: HTC Scorpion and all of its 1.5 Ghz, Android 2.2 goodness headed for Verizon?
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    2GHz Android phone coming, Motorola chief says

    Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha announced that his company will release an Android smartphone equipped with a 2GHz processor by the end of the year, say industry reports. Also this week, Apple announced the iPhone 4, Sprint amended its sales estimate for the launch of the HTC Evo 4G, and the Samsung Galaxy S debuted in Asia, says eWEEK.

    Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola’s consumer business and mobile devices division, tipped an upcoming 2GHz Android smarthphone via a speech at the Executives Club of Chicago yesterday, according to several reports, including one from ConceivablyTech. Other publications covering the event quoted Jha as adding that Motorola would roll out two to four Android phones with videoconferencing capabilities this year.
    According to Wolfgang Gruener, writing in ConceivablyTech, Jha (pictured) offered no more details about the 2GHz phone. But, Gruener adds, another Motorola executive who asked to remain anonymous said the device would "incorporate everything that is technologically possible in a smartphone today."
    Like the iPhone 4, which Apple announced on Monday, the phone will offer a gyroscope, and it will also "add an Nvidia Tegra-based graphics processor with full Flash 10.1 hardware acceleration," writes Gruener. The Motorola source was also quoted as saying that the phone would support 720p output, "HD screen resolution," and a camera "with more than five megapixel" resolution.
    It is unclear what the "2GHz" processor in the touted device will be. It could be a yet-to-be-announced version of Nvidia's ARM Cortex-A9 Tegra 2 processor, currently clocked at 1GHz and beloved by Android tablet makers. Or, as Gruener's story suggests, it could be an evolution of the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon. (Motorola has been rumored to be switching from its usual Texas Instruments OMAP3430 processor to a 1GHz Snapdragon for an upcoming "Droid Xtreme" phone.

    A Reuters report on the Chicago address, meanwhile, quotes Jha as saying that Motorola will ship two to four phones with front-facing cameras that could be used for mobile videoconferencing.

    2GHz Android phone coming, Motorola chief says - News - Linux for Devices
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    Motorola and Research In Motion Announce Settlement and License Agreement

    Jun 11, 2010 08:00 ET Motorola and Research In Motion Announce Settlement and License Agreement


    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. and WATERLOO, Ontario, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Research In Motion Limited (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) have entered into a Settlement and License Agreement which ends all outstanding worldwide litigation between the two companies. Under the Agreement, Motorola and RIM will benefit from a long-term, intellectual property cross-licensing arrangement involving the parties receiving cross-licenses of various patent rights, including patent rights relating to certain industry standards and certain technologies, such as 2G, 3G, 4G, 802.11 and wireless email . In addition, the parties will transfer certain patents to each other.


    The financial terms of the Agreement include an up-front payment and ongoing royalties to Motorola. Further terms and conditions of the Agreement are confidential.

    VPO Press Release - 319584/319584.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by akitayo View Post
    I think HP have to move fast, otherwise Palm webos smartphones will be left behind. Google is not stopping. Here is a new HTC Scorpion upcoming rumor news:

    Rumor: HTC Scorpion and all of its 1.5 Ghz, Android 2.2 goodness headed for Verizon?

    Rumor: HTC Scorpion and all of its 1.5 Ghz, Android 2.2 goodness headed for Verizon?
    The only thing that won't be left behind is your credit card as google will have new phones out every year to make sure you impulse buy their newest and latest phones. Just like intel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weaser999 View Post
    The only thing that won't be left behind is your credit card as google will have new phones out every year to make sure you impulse buy their newest and latest phones. Just like intel.
    well, then I hope HP will have the same enthusiam as Google does and bring out BE FIRST smartphones.
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    Dell Streak review



    Dell Streak Review - SlashGear
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    Quote Originally Posted by akitayo View Post
    It ships with android 1.6? 5-inch WVGA 800 x 480?

    Those are deal breakers.
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    RIM Tests A Tablet And New BlackBerry to Rival iPhone

    Research In Motion Ltd. is readying a slate of new devices and software as it looks to keep its BlackBerry smartphone from losing more ground to touch-screen devices like Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad.

    RIM is testing a touch-screen smartphone with a slide-out keyboard, according to people familiar with the device. The phone runs on a new version of the BlackBerry operating system and works much like an iPhone, letting users swipe through screens and expand images with their fingers, these people say. It also has a universal search bar that lets users scour all the phone's data and some data online as well, these people say.


    RIM is also experimenting with a tablet device to serve as a larger-screen companion to its BlackBerry phone, say people familiar with RIM's plans. That device, which is in an early stage of development, will connect to cellular networks via a BlackBerry phone, these people say. It could come out as soon as the end of the year, these people say.


    A RIM spokeswoman said the company doesn't comment on rumors and speculation. RIM executives have said they will ship a phone running a new operating system and a new Web browser in the quarter ending Sept. 30, but haven't provided details of the device. They haven't discussed plans for a tablet.


    The new offerings come as the Waterloo, Ontario, company, which has long led the U.S. market for smart-phones, faces increased competition from devices built by Apple and those that run on the Android operating system from Google Inc. On June 24, Apple will release the latest version of its smartphone, the iPhone 4.


    RIM still sells more smartphones globally than any company besides Nokia Corp., and last year grabbed 19% of the world market for the do-everything devices, according to the research firm Strategy Analytics.



    But its share of the key North American market is slipping, as RIM has been slow to match Apple and Android's touch-screen technology, smooth Internet-browsing capability and add-on software. RIM has just one phone line with a touch screen, the BlackBerry Storm.


    The iPhone's mountain of applications, or apps, and slick user experience in particular are enticing new consumers. RIM's share of the North American smartphone market by shipments dropped to 38% in the March quarter from 54% in the year-ago quarter. Apple's share has climbed from 18% to 23% in that same period.


    Apple boasts 225,000 applications on its apps store. RIM, by contrast has around 7,000 apps, and users complain its BlackBerry interface is clunky and hard to use by comparison.


    Most of the iPhone apps also work on Apple's iPad tablet device, which has sold more than 2 million units during the 2-1/2 months it's been on the market—bolstering Apple's strength in mobile computing.



    RIM's upcoming smartphone and operating system—dubbed BlackBerry OS 6.0—is aimed at addressing many of the complaints critics have leveled at the company's devices. RIM executives unveiled the software at an investor conference in April.


    Users can put icons for the apps they use most frequently on the new device's home screen, and scroll down that screen with a swipe of the finger, say people familiar with RIM's new phone and operating system.



    Users can also swipe sideways to access separate screens with other collections of features and apps. One screen could have a collection of games; another could have a group of messaging applications, these people said.



    The home screen also contains a search bar that allows users to look up everything on the device—from contacts and calendar data to songs—that relates to the name or keyword they type in. The search may also be able to locate occurrences of the keyword on sites like Facebook or Twitter, some people familiar with the device said.


    The new device will have a Qwerty keyboard that slides out from the bottom of the touch screen. Users can also type on a virtual keyboard in landscape mode, which requires the device to be turned on its side, people familiar with the device said.


    The device comes with four gigabytes of storage space and a five megapixel camera, these people say.



    RIM is also readying a new Internet browser that renders Web pages much faster than the current browser, and allows users to access more than one Web page at a time, people familiar with the device said.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000..._whats_news_us
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    Samsung Epic 4G, America's First 4G-Capable Phone with Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard and Brilliant Super AMOLED Touchscreen, Coming to Sprint

    Samsung Epic 4G brings a living room entertainment experience to a mobile phone, offering HD-like video through the first video store with movies and TV shows, optimized for a 4G handset for rental or purchase

    That is a serious contender.

    Samsung Epic 4G, America's First 4G-Capable Phone with Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard and Brilliant Super AMOLED Touchscreen, Coming to Sprint - MarketWatch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    i'm betting that cisco buys RIM within 12-18 months as android and iphone both move ahead of BB in marketshare...
    While it is true that RIM is losing market share to Apple and Android, unlike Palm they have a lot of Market share to loose. They still do enterprise email better than any other smartphone (though that comes at a high cost), their battery is better than anyone else's, so are their keyboards and you can still drop them without destroying them.

    This new OS and form factor appears to address their biggest weakness which is the web browser. They do seem to be having problems attracting app developers (not as bad as Palm's problems though) and the high cost of enterprise access is a turn off for some firms (others think BES is worth the price).

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