Category Archives: Smartphones

BlackBerry’s Priv is now available on Pre Order. Setting you back 699$

BlackBerry has opened-up pre-orders for its first ever Android smartphone, the curved-screen slider that’s better known as the Priv. The move comes just a day after the spec list was leaked on the company’s site, although the price that was included in the listing turned out to be a red herring.

In fact, American BlackBerry fans will be able to pre-order the device for $699 starting from today, with delivery expected on November 6th. Canadians, meanwhile, can plonk down $899 CDN to get the device in their home country, while UK users are expected to stump-up £559 ($857) for the same deal. In Germany you are set back 799€ on the Amazon pre-order. 

No known Retailers in the UAE are offering the device yet for pre-order. But that will be just a matter of time.

 

 

Priv by BlackBerry caught once again in new set of pictures!

Another set of pictures of the upcoming Priv by BlackBerry have been released to the web.

At a conference I was at today, one of BlackBerry’s executives had a ‘Priv’ which he let me play with for a bit. I must admit, it’s a VERY nice device. It was actually thinner than my Note 5! It also seemed snappy and smooth, and the keyboard was also very nice. It had full access to the Play store as you would expect, and he had a few apps loaded. The screen was very nice with a high PPI, and it seemed to curvey around the edges. I have to say that I’m definitely interested in Blackberry again! [sic]

Source: Reddit

Win a White OnePlus One – 64GB with the Acme Blog

It is competition time again! This time we have got a OnePlus One in the white 64GB Version.

Here some Details on the phone itself:

The One Plus One Smartphone is a user friendly device that comes with exciting features that satisfy all your communication and multimedia needs. The device features sleek curved body, which is extremely light in weight and portable. Its white color adds a touch of elegance to its overall appearance. The phone comes with a 13MP primary camera that features an F 2.0 aperture, six lenses to avoid distortion and color aberration, and a dual LED flash. The secondary 5MP distortion free camera lets you take amazing selfies.

You can also record excellent 4K resolution videos and share them with your friends and family. Thanks to the 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, multitasking on this phone is smooth and seamless. The Cyanogen 11S operating system, which is based on the Android 4.4 OS platform, provides a user friendly and intuitive interface. The phone enables you to make use of 4G LTE connectivity to browse the Internet at blazing speeds. Equipped with 64GB of internal memory, this phone provides you with enough space to store all your multimedia files and documents.

And this is how you can win:

Just participate below and have the chance to win. Please note that this competition is only for UAE based readers. The device will be either shipped via Aramex or handed over in person in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

White OnePlus One – 64GB

Axiom lets you now PreOrder the New Blackberry Passport in Silver

Fancy the BlackBerry Passport in Silver ? Axiom got you covered here. From now on you can pre order the new Silver version. It is coming in at 1999AED which is a really fair price.

BlackBerry Passport

The BlackBerry Passport uses a 4.5inch display with a 1440×1440 pixel resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 quad-core chip. Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM,  Snapdragon 800. The Passport runs with the BB 10.3 operating system. Its powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. The Passport  packs a large 3450mAh battery life, so usage times is a standout feature.

The Passport in Silver color will be available from 31.08.15.

BlackBerry Introduces BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition

BlackBerry Limited , a global leader in secure mobile communications, today unveiled the BlackBerry® Passport Silver Edition, a premium device built for business professionals who want a smartphone with the mobile tools they need to get things done – without sacrificing style or portability.

The BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is in a class of its own, featuring a stunning silver finish with refined, curved corners, large square touch screen display and reinforced stainless steel frame for extra strength and durability. An essential business tool, the device delivers the same productivity enjoyed by other BlackBerry Passport products, as well as an updated QWERTY touch-enabled keyboard, battery power that lasts more than a full day of mixed use, and BlackBerry® 10 OS 10.3.2.

“We strive to deliver products that combine cutting-edge technology with purposeful, globally recognized design, and the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is the latest manifestation of this vision,” said Scott Wenger, Global Head of Design at BlackBerry. “It brings together BlackBerry’s latest OS platform, enhanced productivity features, and a refined industrial design based on customer and user feedback to deliver an unmatched experience for professionals who value precision and focus.”

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This weeks Roundup on BBM Stickers

Here we go again with another weeks collection of newly released BBM Stickers Packs.  We got this time 5 Sticker Packs which are all housing 20 different stickers and as almost usual all are setting you back 7.29AED per pack, well, all except the EId Al Fitr one that comes in on 3.69AED.

  1. Eid Al Fitr by Susilo Saptoady, the right Stickers for the Eid holidays.
  2. 50 Favourite BBM Stickers by BBM, 20 Stickers to enrichen your BBM conversations.
  3. Summer Boy by Swyft Media, some fun packed stickers to have for this summer.
  4. Inside Out by Disney,  some Stickers themed by the Disney Movie Inside Out.
  5. Monsters Inc. by Disney, stickers themed around the lovely movie with the same name.

You can check below all new Sticker Packs in detail in the Gallery after the Break!

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This weeks Roundup on BBM Stickers

Here we go again with another weeks collection of newly released BBM Stickers Packs. We got this time 7 Sticker Packs which are all housing 20 different stickers and as almost usual all are setting you back 7.29AED per pack.

  1. Joey and Joy by D&B Design, some fun loving little monkeys to enhance your chats.
  2. The Bright Side by viamedia, some stickers giving you a little inspirational feel.
  3. Cheeky Boy by rifalisme, expressions of a curly young kid for your everyday use.
  4. It’s Happy Bunny by Jim Benton, some Happy Bunny Stickers in case you need them.
  5. Bill the Cowboy by PicoCandy, Some fancy happy stickers featuring Bill the Cowboy.
  6. Queen Andrea by Queen Andrea, sine cool graphic artwork stickers.
  7. Philip the Penguin by Christian Agustinus, a hardworking Penguin to identify yourself with in the real world.

You can check below all new Sticker Packs in detail in the Gallery after the Break!

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Stay charged up this Summer with Microsoft Portable Dual chargers!

Whether it is planning a fishing trip with friends this Summer or having a family outing at the park, we always end up exhausting batteries of our devices and the absence of an electrical source outdoors only adds to the hassle. Well, no need to fret anymore! The new 5200mAh, 9000mAh and 12000mAh portable chargers by Microsoft will make sure your devices stay juiced wherever you spend your summer.

Leading this powered up line-up is the most portable of all: the 5200mAh charger. With its slender design and pocketable shape, it fits perfectly into your pocket or bag, and is easy to carry with you wherever you go.

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For the more power-needy who might have more than one device or plan to stay out for longer, either the 9000mAh or 12000mAh charger might be the preferred option. While bigger in capacity and also physical size, these two are still portable and can easily be slipped into your bag, your glove-box, or in your tent while you prepare your smores.

All three portable chargers come equipped with not one, but two USB ports, which lets you charge more than one device at the same time.

The Microsoft Portable Dual chargers can charge your USB charging smartphone or tablet as fast as the AC-60 wall charger and can hold their charge for months at a time and still have up to 80% capacity after several months.

What more, all the chargers sport a easy-to-read LED power indicators, so checking your charging levels is quick and convenient and they all come in trendy, flashy colors complementing your personality and lifestyle.

The new Microsoft Portable Dual chargers will become available globally in select markets with an estimated retail price of USD 35, 45, and 55.

 

Reviewed: The Huawei P8

With the recently released P8 Huawei wants to play in the same league as the previous top dogs Samsung, LG and HTC. Whether the company from the Far East has succeeded this attempt or not is what we have found out for you in our test.

P8 – this is the name of the latest and best smartphone of the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The phone was introduced in April 2015 at an event in London. It is the successor of the two high end devices Ascend P6 and P7 Ascend. It is a high-end phone as we are used to from Samsung or HTC, but can it keep up with the Galaxy S6 or M9 One ? Just opening the Box gives you already a feeling of a luxury item you are unboxing here. The Box is having a cool design and is very nicely build as well.

The Huawei P8 is available since a very short time in local stores here in the UAE. Currently you can only buy the version with 16 GB of memory. But there is something coming as well with 64 GB later on. Appearance and technology are almost identical though. The standard 16GB version comes in two colors Mystic Champagne (the one we are reviewing) and Titanium Grey. The so-called Premium version with 64GB memory will be available in the two luxurious colors Prestige Gold and Carbon Black.

P8 First Impressions:

 

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Build Quality & Design

The P8 is slim; It is just 6.4mm thin and feels solidly built and strong. We have slightly tried to bend the frame, useless: the chassis is build solid and resistant. The unibody is round off at the edges. According to Huawei, the process of producing this phone takes approximately 810 minutes. Only then do you get towards the phosphorescent appearance, hardness and processing precision. Similar to the Galaxy S6, S6 Galaxy Edge, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and many other devices as well the frame of the P8 serves as an antenna for different wireless technologies such as WLAN, Bluetooth and mobile.

The material is aluminum, the workmanship and build quality is very good. How does the device feel in the hand? The P8 has a very block-like form, almost like a block of Milka chocolate, which is not particularly ergonomic. The feeling, however, has improved a lot compared to its predecessors, mainly because the edges are rounded now. In general however it lacks of grip: The P8 easily slips out of the hands and the back has no adhesive. A cover or a sticker that adds some grip on the backside is highly recommended.

The P8 is not waterproof like for example the Xperia Z3. However, the case is nano-coated! That means that steam, water and raindrops cause no harm to the device. The phone has a mass of 144 grams, while it is 144.9 mm high and 72.1 mm wide. Despite the large 5.2-inch screen, the one-hand operation is still possible since the borders were kept narrow towards the display. In addition, a software mode can be activated which allows one-handed operation. For this purpose, you can sweep your finger over the virtual keys – from left to right or vice versa.

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