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Feb 05 2013

Limited Edition Blackberry Z10

by Mohd in News, Technology

 

Announced at BlackBerry10 Jam Europe exclusively for Blackberry developers the new Red Z10. Personally Im not a big fan of red mobiles and I like the Black Z10 but its really a great gesture from Blackberry to make developers feel special. Check the videos down below for the Limited Edition Z10.

 



 

 Which color you prefer on the Z10 Black, White or Red ?

 

 

 

 

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Feb 04 2013

تصحيح معلومه خاطئه عن البلاك بيري الجديد


تناقلت بعض المواقع خبر أن البلاك بيري ١٠ لا يحتاج إلى خدمه بلاك بيري من شركه الاتصالات و طبعاً المعلومة جداً خاطئة لان خدمه البلاك بيري مسنجر لن تعمل فقط المتصفح و تويتر سوف يعملون بدون الخدمه.

Some website have been posting wrong info since the early morning about BB10 & the new Z10 from Blackberry. Those websites have mentioned that you don’t need a Blackberry subscription from your mobile provider to use the new Z10 or any BB10 of course that info is so wrong, you can never use BBM (I have tested it out myself although I know it wont work) the only thing you may use is the Browser, Twitter and some apps but BBM  (BlackBerry Messenger) won’t work without a subscription. If you are interested in getting the new Z10 or any BB10 upcoming devices you should get a blackberry subscription with it

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Feb 02 2013

Blackberry 10 Launch Event Dubai

by Mohd in Kuwait, Technology

The giant has awaken, finally after the long long wait for the latest OS from blackberry have been revealed on Jan 30th. BB10  the new competitor in the smart mobile market will try to dominate the market as it predecessor did few years ago. I got an invitation from Blackberry ( formally known as RIM ) to attend the launch of Blackberry 10 in Dubai. The international launch of Blackberry 10 was in 6 different countries around the world through a video live feed all in the same time & Dubai was the middle east’s city of choice. The event started in Armani Hotel with Robert Bose the managing director for the middle east welcoming us and introducing Thorsten Heins Blackberry’s CEO to reveal Blackberry 10 to us.

Of course most of you have been following my live event update through twitter, Instagram &  Tumblr  and im gonna go through the most things and more details are coming up in another BB10 review post.

Now lets get back to the main attraction the Blackberry 10, Mr.Heins first announced that RIM have renamed themselves to become BLACKBERRY, then he revealed the new Re-designed, Re-engineered and Re-invented and i must add Revolutionary Blackberry Z10 ( An all touch screen handset ) & Blackberry Q10  ( The legendary keyboard form-factor handset Blackberry famous for).

First we got introduced to the main feature that all Blackberry 10 users gonna be using which is the Blackberry Hub, it gathers all the emails, BBM, SMS, Twitter, Facebook, Calendar events in one place to maximize the user productivity. Gathering all the notifications in one place and woking all the time in the background to keep the user updated and undistracted by having to check one place which is the Blackberry Hub  rather than having to check multiple apps.

Now BBM users can contact each other using video calls & of course voice calls which got introduced in Blackberry OS7. Adding to the BBM video call a screen share option in my opinion is gonna be so useful for some of us and Im so positive that Ill end up using it especially when guiding someone to what they should do to achieve a certain task on their device.

Blackberry 10 is launching with over 70,000 application and its a huge number of apps for a new OS considering the fact that it just launched while in compare with Windows Mobile 8 that launched lat year with only 20,000 apps so 70,000 is a great number to start up with and keep you moving. Another important features that was announced is the Camera which is an 8 MP with a Time shift that enables you to catch that perfect moment before the person closes his eyes or the right moment when he/she is smiling. check the video below to get an idea about it.

 

The surprise of the event was that Blackberry made Alicia Keys Global Creative Director for Blackberry of course Alicia Keys were a blackberry user for many years.

Many new features have been announced but i wont go into the details of each of coz thats another post you would have to wait for 😉  but i cant end a post without mentioning the new Blackberry keyboard with an awesome prediction and the ability to learn your own words as you type. At the end of the video live feed we headed out to try Blackberry Z10 device that was available for us. I compared it with the Galaxy S3 & iPhone 5 sizes on the images down below (Of course special thanks for PinkGirlQ8 for the pics ) the Z10 feels really great in the hand not so big neither small with the perfect weight of 138 Grams which adds a premium feel to it.

 

Now for the main question most of our readers are asking is when its gonna be available and how much would it cost?

Its gonna be available in UAE starting Feb 10th and of course in kuwait by mid or end of Feb. The exact Z10 price for Kuwait was not revealed but its going to be between 180-200 KD Black or white.

As for the Q10 is gonna be available in the second quarter (No exact date was revealed also).

 

 

Special Thanks to Blackberry for the invitation & Bensirri for organising everything in Kuwait

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Jan 13 2013

Best Mobile Phones Of 2012

by Mohd in Kuwait, Technology

Continuing my Best Of series, here is my best mobile’s list for 2012. My phone’s list will go through best screen, best battery,best phone for hacks, best camera, best highend smart phone with a friendly budget and best luxury phone but before I start just a simple reminder that all the phones mentioned are my personal choice and not based on any other list made from any tech sites, all the mobile phones are available in Kuwait and Ive tried them personally.

 

Best Phone’s Display

Its really easy to determine which phone has the best display in 2012 , it hosts the same specs as the famous Samsung Galaxy S3 but unfortunately havent had the huge media spotlight or mania as Samsung had. The phone Im talking about is the htc One X beautiful android with a solid build, if compare its 4.7″ display to the Galaxy S3 or the iPhone 5 its like comparing a 2 year old displays to a true HD display its truly AMAZING.

 

Best Battery 

No matter what smart phone you have in your hand and how pleased you are with it at the end of the day it comes to how much battery you still have to make those urgent calls or check those important emails. I actually didnt buy this phone but I’ve used it during my business trip to Istanbul, I accidentally forgot my Blackberry back home and I was planning to use it with a Turkish sim so a friend of mine offered me his motorola Razr Maxx to use it during my trip. He is also an iPhone user and when I asked him why he is not using the Motorola he simply replied its my travel phone, and I came to realize what he meant when I kept using it excessively. Im always connected to the internet checking my work emails, twitter, whatsapp, Google+ you name it plus phone calls of course and at the end of the day I return to my hotel with a 40 % charge. All day long heavy usage and a 40% remaining now thats a BEAST. It also felt so durable in the hands with its kevlar back. The camera is not that great but the battery in this beast is phenomenal a 3300 mAh.

Some may argue that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 3100 mAh battery plus great specs and awesome display but in my opinion the motorola may claim this category because its much smaller in general, cheaper 90 KD and The Note 2 is a Phablet not a smart phone.

 

Best Luxury Phone

Hands down it is the BlackBerry Porsche Design P9981, check out my review on the P9981 Here. The design is extraordinary as if it came out of a sci-fi movie.

 

Best Phone for Hacks

Its so obvious its gonna be the Nexus 4, a pure android experience and a device loved by developers. Usually Nexus phones has a massive number of ROMs that can be installed on it but since its not available in Kuwait yet and the Galaxy Nexus is pretty old now Im gonna choose the htc One X again coz I know its loved by developers and I’ve tried so many ROMs on it.

 

Best Phablet

Although i didnt use it but its the only phablet available in Kuwait till now of course it the Galaxy Note 2.

 

 

Best Camera Phone

It cant be a phone list without having the iPhone 5 in it, some may claim it to be the best phone of the year but actually I wont specify a certain best overall phone especially coz we had some great phone in 2012. Back to the iPhone 5, although its just an 8 MP camera but we all know its not always about the number of pixels the camera optics and software play a huge role in picture quality.

 

Best High End SmartPhone & Budget Friendly

 

The Samsung Galaxy S3, its the best selling smart phone for 2012 and a great overall phone. Quad core, 4.8″ display, 8 MP camera and it retails for only 160 KD. It hosts almost the same specs as the htc One X & performance wise its a beast. For only 160 KD & 6 colors compared to the iPhone’s starting price of 200 KD or htc’s 190 KD Samsung wins this category. Its not a cheap phone but a high end smart phone with a reasonable price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 30 2012

Best Of 2012

by Mohd in Bla Bla Bla, Blog

Best of 2012

We are approaching the end of 2012 and I wanted to do a post about the best of 2012 but after thinking of all the good gadgets & products that were revealed this year I couldn’t fit all the things in one post, so i came into the conclusion of making a series of posts highlighting the best of each category or at least what i think may interest you. The list is gonna be based mainly of my personal opinion & experience not copied from Mashable or Engadget or even LifeHacker.

All in all at the end of this year I would just like to thank all of our readers for the support and wish that 2013 brings you more success, prosperity & happiness

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Dec 05 2012

Windows Attacking Android

by Mohd in Technology

Windows phone official twitter account just tweeted the above, Im not gonna defend Android but Windows talking about security !!!!!!!!

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Nov 01 2012

Google’s Non-event Event

by Mohd in Technology


On Monday google announced their latest Nexus flagship devices of course it went silently coz and most of the Tech experts at least who claims to be didnt tweet about or even post about it coz mainly they are just iPhone experts who are just looking for some attention.

Any how back to the Nexus, its the first time LG is given a chance to manufacture the Nexus a flagship device that carries a huge responsibility with it, its a chance for LG to either shine or burn down with flames. Ive always thought of LG as a branch of Samsung with all the similarities between their products its really hard to not notice not only in their mobile product lines but actually in everything they both manufacture TVs, Monitors, Refrigerants and home appliances. Im so excited about the newest update to Android 4.2 Jellybean and mainly i like to pure google experience no custom skins from HTC, Samsung, Motorola or even LG. Of course you Nexus 4 shares the same specs as the LG Optimus G but with an 8 MegaPixel camera & less storage space.

Price wise its so damn tempting the 8 GB is 300$ = 100 KD while the 16 GB is 350$ = 120 KD, i cant recommend the device yet but if you are looking for an Android device then you should definitely try the Nexus 4. Google’s event wasnt just about the Nexus 4 they also announced the Nexus 10 which is a tablet 10 inches manufactured by Samsung with a resolution of a whopping 2560 x 1600 & a 300 ppi the screen resolution would make the iPad Ritna display looks like something from the 80’s.

Check the video down below for the whole Nexus Lineup by TheVerge and also you may read further into specs and impressions by clicking Here, Here & Here

 

 

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