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In the ongoing battle between mobile operating system giants like Google’s Android and Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry OS 7, it seems that would-be smartphone owners will find it hard to choose the best mobile OS for their everyday lives. Many people are still considering whether to go with an Android-powered phone or a BlackBerry device.  Thus, in this article, we provide a guide about the pros and cons of each platform to assist buyers in making informed choices. Android From the looks of it Android seems to be the new kid from on the block. Introduced by Google way…

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The yet-unannounced, nay released, Motorola Admiral bound for Sprint has been sighted in wild photos recently–and the Android QWERTY smartphone looks like it has the BlackBerry right in its crosshairs. From first glance, the Motorola Admiral is not the prettiest phone, nor is it the slimmest. But then again, Motorola isn’t really known to release good-looking devices into the wild. The Motorola Admiral seems to share features from the Motorola DROID Pro, fancying a full BlackBerry-style 4-row curved QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch VGA touchscreen, and four soft buttons in the front.  The rear features a 5-megapixel camera that also shoots 720p…

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November surely is the most awaited month for technology lovers out there. Aside from newly released Android apps, super brands such as Samsung have new tablets and smartphones everyone has got to look out for. A few weeks from now, Samsung will be releasing its new 7″ Galaxy Tab in the market. This high profile device is just what millions of Android lovers have been waiting for. Consumers should also mark their calendars on the 26th of October for Samsung’s ‘Arnold’ or the 10.1″ Galaxy Tab. LG Devices keeping up with the hype LG devices will be launching their new…

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The continuous advancements of smartphones and tablets have led some to say that we are now in a post-PC era. Just like in the popular debates about which desktop or laptop computer operating system was better, the same question is being asked by users about mobile devices today. Nokia and Blackberry jump started mobile industry advancements around a decade ago but Apple’s introduction of the iPhone easily superseded these to gain a major presence in the consumer market. Then Google came up with Android and iOS superiority was no longer a given. According to how market experts analyze it, there…

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BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) just officially released their OS 7 this August. There are rumors that parts of the programming in this latest BlackBerry platform, specifically version 7.0.0.353 may actually contain some coding compatible with or similar to the Android operating system and application development framework. BlackBerry OS 7 made its first public appearance in the smartphone scene when images of its user interface were leaked online in the first quarter of this year. It was still then known as OS 6.1. True or not, this piece of gossip is not entirely surprising. RIM did acquire fellow Canadian…

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Jumptap recently released the findings of its mobile OS research based on state location, and surprise, surprise! If the whole country votes on the number 1 OS in the United States this July, Android will definitely rule over Apple iOS and Blackberry. The color coded map in Yellow, Blue, Gray, and Checks reveals an over-all North vs South sentiment in terms of iOS and Android use. The latter’s loyalists are obviously in South and Southwest states– California, Texas, and Florida even over-indexed for Android use. Apple fans in New England and the Midwest over-indexed for iOS use, with Northeast and…

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While Android is indeed becoming more and more popular by the minute, it still isn’t the platform businesses rely on for their mobile needs. BlackBerry, because of their robust security services, remains the top dog in this arena. Google is slowly but surely changing that though, and it’s been busy baking in a lot of enterprise-friendly features in recent updates. If you want Android to serve both your personal and business needs, it’s time you visit your IT manager (and do some gentle arm-twisting) to make them see the light. Here are a few tips to make your Android a…

Google have recently launched an enhancement to their Google Voice mobile app for Android (and Blackberry) devices. The primary benefit afforded by the upgrade is faster calling. Google have decided to brand this feature “direct access numbers.” To summarise this improvement, let us first consider the Google Voice the ‘old way’. You would speak into your device and make a request to call someone. This would get routed to Google’s very own Voice server via your data connection, a decision would be made and the call would ensue. With this update, Google have effectively cut out the data connectivity part….