As you likely know by now, Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) unveiled its first slider smartphone on Tuesday, at a joint event with AT&T in New York City. But after reading about its features and specs, I’m not convinced it’s an iPhone killer.
What a week its been for tech news. If you’re looking to kill a few minutes by reading up on what’s new and interesting, check out some of these stories found around the web.
In NYC today, Research in Motion officially unveiled its first slider smartphone. While AT&T will carry it stateside, Canadians will get it this fall through Bell Mobility. Here’s the scoop.
We’ve all heard of “carpal tunnel syndrome,” but there are many other problems associated with our increased reliance on technology these days. In this Canada AM segment, I talk about 5 other common problems, ranging from “BlackBerry thumb” to infertility. I’ve also posted a point-form list here, too.
A rechargeable AA battery that doesn’t require an electrical outlet, docking tray or cables? With USBCell, all you need is a laptop and you’re good to go.
One of my favourite tech toys of 2010 is now on sale at Amazon.ca. If you’re scratching your head over a hot Father’s Day gadget for dad this month, be sure to check out the Kodak Pulse digital picture frame — now $30 off.
The helium Digital Wristband Communicator is clever Bluetooth accessory designed for your wrist instead of your ear. When a call comes in, the integrated speaker and microphone lets you chat hands-free. As an added bonus, if you accidentally leave your phone somewhere, it’ll vibrate if you walk away. Is this something you’d use?
We hear a lot about the explosive growth in smartphones — and we certainly cover the topic quite a bit in this space — but the findings from a new study from Delivinia entitled “Managing the Hype: The Reality of Mobile in Canada” might suggest otherwise.
3M – yes, the sticky notes people – sent me a few of their “privacy films” to try out for BlackBerry and iPhone. On-the-go types concerned about prying eyes beside you might want to consider this inexpensive solution.
If you’re a gamer, you probably know quite a bit about Ubisoft Montreal’s just-launched Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction. You’re aware it’s a stealthy sequel in the franchise’s 6-year history; you’ve read about the game’s thrilling new co-op mode; and for the first time in the series, Sam Fisher is determined to find his daughter Sarah’s killer. But there’s a lot more to know!