by Michael Fisher | May 21, 2013 5:19 PM
We all love smartphones. Without them, Pocketnow wouldn't exist, and my decades-old dream of living in Star Trek's universe of awesome pocketable gadgets would never have been realized. It's fair to say that everyone here -editors and readers alike- understands and appreciates smartphones and other connected devices. But sometimes we take our eye off the significance of the infrastructure supporting those devices. Sure, we take a peek at carrier equipment here and there, but too often the billions of dollars' worth of network hardware that enables our portable gadgets goes completely ...
by Michael Fisher | February 8, 2013 6:39 PM
Windows Phone's ecosystem may have grown by leaps and bounds over the course of the year, but we've still been waiting for Microsoft and its partners to fill some gaping holes in the form of big-name titles. Earlier today, we bid farewell to one of the most significant of those gaps by welcoming Spotify to Windows Phone 8. The app has been available on Windows Phone 7, in various forms, for quite some time - but it wasn't until this morning that the Beta version landed for users of Microsoft's more modern mobile platform. Join me for a brief and somewhat breathless tour of the new app's ...
by Chuong Nguyen | March 15, 2011 4:02 PM
We've just got the new BlackBerry Bold 9650 in from Sprint and Research in Motion. The Bold 9650 is seen as the successor for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 for CDMA networks--both the Tour and the Bold 9650 are world phones and would operate on Sprint's CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A network in the US and on GSM/EDGE/HSPA internationally for world travelers. the Bold 9650 represents a merge of the Tour line into the BlackBerry Bold product line and joins the Bold 9700, the device's GSM counterpart for AT&T and T-Mobile. The new Blackberry phone adds WiFi, more RAM, and a trackpad from its predecessor, the ...
by Chuong Nguyen | May 17, 2010 10:46 AM
The Bold 9650 is a BlackBerry Tour 9630 upgrade that brings the series more aligned with the Bold 9700 on T-Mobile and AT&T. The CDMA/GSM world phone Bold 9650 on Sprint does offer more RAM than its AT&T/T-Mobile 9700 cousin, with 512 MB. Other than that, most of the features are similar to our first look of the Bold 9700. As an upgrade to the BlackBerry Tour 9630 on Sprint, the Bold 9650 adds WiFi and trades the rolling trackball for an optical trackpad. The overall design is still similar to the Tour 9630. The Sprint Bold 9650 will have a slightly wider chassis than the Bold 9700 ...
by Chuong Nguyen | April 7, 2010 11:50 AM
After some long delays and rumors that the BlackBerry 9650 with an optical trackpad rather than trcakball would follow the Bold monicker rather than adopt the Tour namesake, the BlackBerry 9650 may be a bit closer to launch for BlackBerry Tour 9630 faithfuls. The updated 9650 has shown up in Sprint's online database with camera and camera-less models. We'll have to wait for Research in Motion to decide on final branding--will this be the Tour2 or the Bold 9650--the Bold branding will bring the device closer to its GSM cousin. (via: The Boy Genius Report)