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Is Blackberry making a smart watch, too?

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, 1 Comment


Since Apple joined the smart watch game on Tuesday, one can say that the race is officially on. With all the big players now in the ring, including Samsung, Motorola and LG, the competition as to whose smart watch is the smartest has heated up quite considerably.

Surprisingly, another player has joined, and it’s one that we definitely did not expect to see enter this fight. Welcome to the ring, BlackBerry.

That’s right, the struggling company has kind of, sort of announced that they are also looking into developing a smart watch.

BlackBerry’s President of Enterprise Solutions, John Sims, told reporters at the recent Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas that the company is researching the development of a BlackBerry smart watch.

“We’re doing internal research on different wearables…[sic] I would love to have BBM on a wearable…It’s definitely an area of research for us”.

Well better late than never I suppose?

As many can certainly agree, that is one thing we definitely did not see coming, considering the dire straits the company currently finds itself in.  (more…)

‘SimCity BuildIt’ brings city planning to mobile

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, No Comments


While this is not new to the franchise, SimCity will be bringing a new city simulation game back to mobile devices. You’ll get another crack at metropolis building pretty soon on your smartphone or tablet on iOS and Android.

Details are pretty scarce at the moment, but it does look like quite a step up from the previous mobile version of the franchise, SimCity Mobile. It looks very much like the PC counterpart actually, which is simply called SimCity. (more…)

HTC releases Lock-Screen app on Play Store

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, No Comments


HTC has been on a roll this year when it comes to its recent software updates. Recently they released an Android wide version of their popular Zoe application alongside many other HTC related apps and updates. The company realises that updates and bug-fixes are critically important and should not only be rolled out in full OS overhauls. In Bandwidth Blog’s recent review of the HTC One M8 I stated that one big drawback of the M8 was the lack of a decent integrated lock screen application. Seems like HTC has heard my pleas… (more…)

Nokia and Windows Phone brands to disappear?

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, No Comments


Although the device didn’t come to our shores, HTC actually released a Windows Phone version of its great HTC One M8 smartphone. Interestingly, it didn’t have the Windows Phone moniker the previous HTC devices had. The device is called the HTC One M8 for Windows. At the time we thought it was simply an anomaly, but now news comes that it might have been the beginning of the end of the name “Windows Phone.” (more…)

Google Play extends refund period to 2 hours

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, No Comments


Something that many people aren’t even aware of, the Google Play store has a refund policy where any application you bought can be refunded. This policy has now been changed and the time period has been extended to two hours. (more…)

New Samsung ads mock Apple’s new iPhone, watch and event

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, 1 Comment

New Samsung ad

Less than 48-hours after Apple introduced the world to the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung has released a series of ads that, once again, mocks the competition.

Staying true to their advertising form, Samsung’s new ads unashamedly bashes almost everything that happened at Apple’s event on Tuesday. From the new iPhones to the watch and even the event itself – Samsung shows no signs of diverting from their mocking advertising formula.

The ads, which were released as a playlist entitled ‘It Doesn’t Take a Genius’ on YouTube yesterday, feature two guys in blue shirts – seemingly portraying Apple Store employees. It also has an accompanying hashtag; #NoteTheDifference.

The two guys are shown discussing Apple’s new devices as well as the keynote address.  (more…)

Stephen Hawking and Intel collaborates on a connected wheelchair

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, No Comments

Dr. Stephen Hawking

With Apple’s announcements on Tuesday, we could all clearly see that there is a major emphasis on health and fitness integrated technology. And while we were all consumed by Tim Cook’s keynote, another tech company – more famous for making chips – announced a new project that will no doubt transform the world of health and fitness integrated technology.

Intel announced their latest invention on Tuesday at the Intel developer Forum 2014 (which, unfortunately for them fell on the same day as Apple’s event, meaning less press coverage).

However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that the project is still nothing less than amazing and innovative.

The company showed off their connected wheelchair – a project that is being endorsed by one of the greatest living scientists of our time, Dr. Stephen Hawking.  (more…)

This HTC One M9 concept is stunning!

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, 2 Comments


The mobile industry is going into a bit of a lull over the next couple of months. IFA 2014 is now over as well as Apple’s launch of its latest flagship. So what’s next?

We have just reviewed the HTC One M8 and think it a cracker of a device. Unfortunately we had to wait a while for it to launch on our shores, which means it is almost 6 months old. As you might have gathered from the latest devices and launch cycles, the world has pretty much moved on from the “one flagship a year” business (especially Sony). (more…)