Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

29 04 2010

When Palm’s Pre was announced at the last CES alongside their webOS platform, the world was abuzz at what could possibly be an iPhone killer. Unfortunately as time has proven, while the idea was great, the execution wasn’t done properly, which was why the Palm Pre (and its follow up, the Pixi) failed to make that much of an impact around the world despite it being a really great handset to use. Well, CES 2010 sees Palm coming back with a vengeance with the announcement of two more Palm handsets that are based on the webOS platform – the Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus, where they will be made exclusives over Verizon Wireless’ network this coming January 25th for a yet undisclosed price. To know just what new stuff Palm has thrown in, kindly head on to the extended post.

At first glance, the Palm Pre Plus looks the same like the original Palm Pre, where you are greeted with a large, vivid touchscreen display, a high-performance processor and a slide-out keyboard. While the keyboard is still easy to use and makes for quick typing, the navigation button has been removed, making that the most glaring difference. You will get double the memory with 16GB of storage space, while it already comes with the Palm Touchstone Back Cover that makes it Touchstone Charging Doc-ready right from the get go.

As for the Palm Pixi Plus, Palm addresses the Pixi’s greatest weakness by throwing in Wi-Fi support. Yes, at long last you are able to go online from various hotspots without suffering from such indignation amidst a slew of other smartphones that have long supported such a feature. Apart from that improvement, we also have word on the all-new Palm mobile hotspot. This webOS app allows you to create a personal Wi-Fi cloud that can support up to 5 other Wi-Fi devices, which means there no longer is any need to purchase software like Joiku and the ilk. Would all the improvements stated above make you want to open up your wallet and go all out to bring home either Palm device, or are you much more of an iPhone or Android fan?


Sprint Receives Samsung Moment Android Phone

12 10 2009

Sprint recently announced the release date of the Samsung Moment cell phone for its distribution network. The Samsung Moment will be the first Samsung’s Android-powered handset in the US. Features include a 3.2″ AMOLED touchscreen display, a 800MHz processor, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, 3G support, a full QWERTY keyboard, GPS navigation, a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash, camcorder and autofocus capabilities and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It will pre-loaded Google mobile services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and other applications that currently available at the Android Market. The Samsung Moment will be available at Sprint retail stores from November 1st for $179.99 after a $50 instant savings and a $100 mail-in-rebate with two-year service agreement.

Motorola Cliq

10 09 2009

Here is good news for those who are living in the US. The Motorola CLIQ is now vailable for pre-order via T-Mobile USA starting on October 19th, 2009 for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement. For your info, the handset comes jam packed with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard with a 3.1-inch HVGA full touch-screen display and a 5MP digicam with autofocus, a 3.5mm headset jack, a music player and a pre-installed 2GB microSD memory card with support for up to 32GB of removable memory.

LG Reveal Cell Phone

28 03 2009

I finally updated my cell phone, not because I wanted to but because my other half put mine through the washing machine. I am pretty impressed with my new LG Reveal so far. It’s light, easy to learn and the buttons are just about right for texting and entering in all of my old phone numbers. The battery went down pretty quick but I think it’s because I had a bubble on the front page showing useless news all day. So far the only thing I have to complain about is that I can’t get weather for my city to display. It thinks I am somewhere an hour away. It picked up my bluetooth voice pretty quick as well and have had no problems to speak of.

Here are the specs:

LG Reveal (660) features:

  • Full QWERTY Keyboard
  • Camera (2.0 Mega Pixel)
  • Camcorder
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • Picture Messaging
  • Video Messaging
  • Text Messaging
  • Downloadable Games, Screensavers, and Ringtones
  • Expandable Memory (8GB)
  • Full Track Music Downloads
  • MP3 Player

Bluetooth V1.2 profiles supported:

  • A2DP (stereo headset)
  • HF (hands free)
  • HS (headset-mono)
  • FTP (file transfer)
  • DUN (dial-up Network)
  • OPP (object push profile)

In the box: Phone, Standard Battery, AC Adapter, and Quick Reference Guide

Cellphone Jammer

22 01 2009

Tired of those idiots screaming to their cellphones? I mean, why on earth do they have to talk so loud? Want to just smash their cellphone into millions of pieces?

Now there’s a better solution: the cell phone jammer. Sure it’s been around for a while, but this one is really cool because it’s portable and actually works.

Not much bigger than an iPhone, it will silence any cellphone for about 32 feet in all directions. It is able to block the following frequencies: GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900, CDMA800, WCDMA/CDMA2000, PHS, DECT and 3G.

Even though the battery only lasts for about 1.5 hours, it’s long enough to jam most annoying conversations.

Priced at $246 it is rather expensive.

Charge it all with one outlet!

29 11 2008

I’m back from my holiday break with a new must-have gadget that will make your life easier:
Chargepod is a 6-way charging device that allows you to charge multiple cell phones, PDAs, headsets, and most other mobile electronics with a single power cord. Just pick out the manufacturer-specific adapters for your devices and throw away the dozens of power cords and wall warts that are cluttering your office and home. Chargepod uses voltage regulator technology and interchangeable power adapters to safely charge all of your mobile devices regardless of manufacturer or model.


  • Charges up to 6 devices at the same time
  • Small, portable and lightweight
  • Eliminates the clutter from having multiple chargers
  • Compatible with thousands of mobile devices such as iPods, cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, PDAs, digital cameras, navigation units, mp3 players, digital readers and portable gaming systems
  • Chargepod is compatible with all foreign 120/240 V adapter wall plugs; no additional power supply is necessary

User Interface

  • Blue indicator lights illuminate on each port to display charging status
  • Sleek and modern design

What’s Included

  • Base Station for Connecting Devices
  • Power Cable
  • Carrying Pouch
  • User Manual

Get your callpod at Amazon.

New Blackberry Storm

20 11 2008

BlackBerry fans can rejoice: the Storm, Research In Motion’s first all-touchscreen Blackberry will make even iPhone users salivate just a little bit over some of the features of this very slick and sophisticated smartphone.

Is it an iPhone killer? Depends on whether you lose sleep at night thinking about such things. Folks at RIM and Apple do, of course, and there might be some in Cupertino counting sheep with the release Friday of the BlackBerry Storm 9530, as it’s officially called.

Apple and RIM are in a heated battle to have their phones appeal to opposite ends of their markets. BlackBerrys are a staple in the business world, and Apple wants the iPhone to capture a good chunk of the briefcase set. With the Storm, RIM is obviously reaching deep into the iPhone’s lifestyle territory, not only matching the iPhone in some areas, but exceeding it as well.