Archive for the ‘Touch Screen’ Tag

HP Releases Two New SmartPhones

HP IPAQ SmartPhones

HP IPAQ SmartPhones

HP just released two new smartphones with Vodafone (Europe) today.

The new iPAQ Voice Messenger and iPAQ Data Messenger both run on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.

The Data Messenger features a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen. The Voice Messenger doesn’t have a touchscreen, and features a standard alphanumeric keypad, as it is focused primarily on voice calling.

See full specs from HP:
HP iPAQ Data Messenger
HP iPAQ Voice Messenger

TouchSmart Laptop from HP?

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard

HP already has an all-in-one touchscreen PC they call the HP TouchSmart. I’ve tested it quickly the other day at the store, and frankly, I wasn’t impressed.

Sure, it’s fun for the first few minutes, but then you just don’t see the point.

Anyhow, we are hearing rumors of a TouchSmart laptop coming along from HP before the end of 2008. Stay tuned for more!

TechRadar UK

Touchscreen EeePCs in 2009



Asus is planning to add touchscreen functionnalities (as seen on the HP Touchsmart all-in-one PC) to its popular line of EeePCs starting in 2009.

It hasn’t officially been announced as of now but we should see the first models appearting at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).


BlackBerry Storm Hands-on

BlackBerry Storm

BlackBerry Storm

Engadget has a very nice and complete hands-on article on the new BlackBerry Storm 9500 touchscreen smartphone.

In the end, it’s a positive review and it looks like a real good quality and durable phone that is feature-rich and expendable (with the App Center).

Read the complete article. It’s worth it!


RIM Planning Their Own “App Store”



The new business model that has been around now for a few years is to build a service around a product so that people are “forced” to spend more money even after having bought the product.

Music, software, games, etc. It has always been around but now is more integrated than before with virtual stores appearing on all games consoles (Wii, PS3, Xbox), music stores specifically designed for specific products (Zune Marketplace, Apple iTunes), and app stores designed only for specific devices (Apple iTunes Store, Android Marketplace).

Now there is a new one joining the hype: the RIM App Center. At first, the application center will support only the new Blackberry Storm touchscreen smartphone but will (probably) be supporting other devices as time goes by.

Each carrier will have their own RIM Application Center so they will be able to control what appears on theirs and maybe have “exclusive” content not available to other carriers.


No HTC Touch HD for Us

HTC Touch HD

HTC Touch HD

HTC has left us hoping with their upcoming Touch HD phone but they are not planning to bring it over here in North America.

According to a post on a Twitter account, HTC says that by the time they can have it here, the technology will already be “passé”. However, they apparently have “other cool stuff” for us. Let’s hope they live up to it!


Nokia Reveals the “Tube” in 3h

Nokia Remix London

Nokia Remix London

Nokia will soon be revealing their new “Tube” phone to the world. The launch is scheduled for 5:30 PM UK Time (that’s 12:30 PM EDT-NY time) and will take place in London.

It seems that the phone releases (iPhone, G1, Nokia, HTC) are now all called “special events” and “partys”. Nokia’s calling their event: “Nokia Remix London”.

You will be able to watch the live event directly on their website are they are transmitting live over the web.

Nokia Remix London – Live Event

LG KP500 – Yet Another Touch Screen Phone

LG KP500

LG KP500

LG Electronics announced yesterday via a press release that they will soon be offering the LG KP500 phone, “a new attractively-priced full touch screen handset.”

The quad-band GSM handset will feature a 3 inch touchscreen and promises to be slim and lightweight. It will come in black, Vandyke brown, Anodizing silver, or Elegant gold. The LG KP500 will have an embedded stylus pen concealed in the base. It will also be equipped with a motion sensor.

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No price has been announced yet. Availability will be at the end of October 2008 in Europe and then on to the rest of the world.

LG Electronics