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Today Sony officially launches its much awaited game console the “Sony PS Vita” which has finally arrived in Europe and North America.

Back In Dec 2011, Sony released this console in Japan and the PS Vita has seen a fair amount of success through its sales in its early days, having sold 321,000 copies within its first two days in Japan. That is a decent figure but its still 50,000 unit sales behind what the Nintendo 3DS scored in its own first two days.

The image below shows the Happy Japan Sony customers with their “Vitas”

Looks like there's more than one editions in it, first Edition bundle ($350 for a 3G Vita, a carrying case, and a 4GB memory card),the $250 Wi-Fi only Vita is also on sale for the first time in the United States, along with the $300 non- bundle 3G/Wi-Fi Vita. The 3G/Wi-Fi Vita is part of a launch bundle, separate from The First Edition bundle, which includes an 8GB memory card (but not case) for a limited time.

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BlackBerry just released a new update for all blackberry smartphones and this release is going to fix some bugs and integrate more apps into the BlackBerry Messenger where you and your contacts can interact with great applications so that you don't get so bored of BBM.

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Here's the longed for BlackBerry Playbook a lot of Playbook owners have been waiting for, looks like the wait is over because now in the update there are so many features you would expect from this update. Features like a New gadget docking Homescreen view, introduction of the Android App Player in OS 2.0 to broaden the selection of apps available via
BlackBerry App World, the ability to use your phone's keyboard to enter text on the PlayBook or use your phone as a remote control for your tablet.

According to Mashable.com the New OS brings social integration with services such as Facebook and Twitter, speedier operation with the help of real-time multitasking and several new productivity tools including Documents To Go, which lets you view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

BlackBerry OS 2.0 for PlayBook also packs native calendar, contacts and messages apps – something the initial version sorely lacked.

BlackBerry Bridge is another new feature that lets you seamlessly switch between screens of your BlackBerry smartphone and the PlayBook. It also lets you use your smartphone as a keyboard and mouse for the tablet.

BlackBerry PlayBook users can get the new OS 2.0 by checking for updates in “Settings.”

Research In Motion Ltd. has lost another major enterprise customer, this time to Apple Inc.

Halliburton Co, Houston Texas-based firm which is among the largest energy services providers in the world plans to replace about 4,500 company-issued BlackBerrys with iPhones within two years. The reason is in order to better support our mobile applications initiatives, said by Halliburton representative to social medias on Tuesday.

Don't be perplexed, recall In November 2010, computer maker Dell Inc. removed approximately
25,000 BlackBerry smartphones and issued employees with devices based on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone 7 platform instead. Also Bank of America and Citigroup company who currently have a massive 500k employees put together, are also considering switching to RIM's rival APPLE in a matter of time.

In the market arena RIM’s share of the United States smartphone market has plummeted from a high of 42.1% two years ago to just 16% by the end of 2011. But the UK shares hasn't dropped yet its still the number one choice for UK citizens/immigrants.

Conclusion: While BlackBerry slows in Bringing the device that will catch back the eye of her lost customer, other manufacturers are way ahead. At the moment Apple already released iPhone 4/4s consecutively with iOS 5 that got that voice to message thing called iSiri, while blackberry are still on the same BlackBerry 7 platform that still has not yet moved the market, but we hear of a BlackBerry 10 this year( I hope this will move them back to where they slide from).

Sometime early this year, BlackBerry were working on updating the Operating System for 9790 aka Bold 4 from the default OS 7.0 to OS which intend to have the following features according to GSMARENA.COM , Wi-Fi enabled calling, NFC tagging, Mobile Hotspot and FM radio support among other improvements. Also updated are various BlackBerry apps, such as Messenger, Traffic, Maps and Travel.

Until now, only the Bold 9900/9930, the Torch 9810/9850/9860, and the Curve 9350/9360/9370 have had official 7.1 builds.

Atleast now the Bold 4 users can now have a feel of the Bold 5 yea.

Click Here to Download the Leaked OS for Bold 9790

*Warning! Installing this Leak is at your own risk and also always backup before Installing new OS.

The last time I posted something related to this was about the difference between blackberry's bold 9780/9790 which some folks claim the 9780 is Bold 4 whereas its just a Bold 3 Click Here to learn more. Well for today we want to see the difference between this two Bold touch smartphones the Bold 9790/9900, the bold 9790 is not as stylish and powerful as the Bold 9900 although they don't really have anything that's not common with each other because from what I can learn the bold 9790 is just like a typical clone of Bold 9900(the most talked about smartphobe ATM). The Bold 9900 can also be called Dakota or Magnum(I think the magnum works for me ^_^) while the 9790 can be Bold

Features of Bold 9900 also known as BlackBerry Dakota or BlackBerry Magnum:

DATE: Announced in May 2011 Available from August(Depending on the Carrier, AT&T got theirs NOV 6 2011)

NETWORK: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100

BODY Dimensions 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm Weight 130 g


DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 640 x 480 pixels, 2.8 inches (~286 ppi pixel density) - Optical trackpad

SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones Loudspeaker Yes 3.5mm jack Yes, MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player - MP3/eAAC+/WMA player

MEMORY: Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory, Internal 8GB storage, 768 MB RAM

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

CAMERA: Primary 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, LED flash, check
quality Features Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization
Video Yes, 720p, check quality Secondary No

OS: BlackBerry OS 7.0 on CPU 1.2 GHz QC 8655 Sensors Proximity, compass

MESSAGING: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM , Predictive text input

Browser HTML5
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support, BlackBerry Maps
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1

OTHERS - Document viewer - Organizer - Voice memo/dial

BATTERY: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1230 mAh
Stand-by Up to 307 h (2G) / Up to 307 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 6 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 50 min (3G)
Music play Up to 50 h

Bold 4 9790 Features :

DATE LUNCHED: November 2011

NETWORK: 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100

DISPLAY Type: TFT capacitive TOUCHSCREEN, 16 M colors Size 480 x 360 pixels, 2.45 inches (~245 density

SIZE: Dimension 110 x 60 x 11.4, Weight 107 g

KEYBOARD: QWERTY keyboard - Optical track pad
ALERT TYPE: Vibration, MP3 ringtones Loudspeaker Yes

Phone book memory practically unlimited entries
Internal memory: 8 GB storage (microSD up to 32 GB external memory)
768 MB RAM

CONNECTIVITY: GPRS,EDGE,3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, UMA (carrier-dependent)
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
Infrared port No
USB, microUSB v2.0

CAMERA: 5 MP, 2592 x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash Features Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization Video Yes

SYSTEM OS: BlackBerry OS 7.0 CPU Marvel Tavor MG1 1 GHz processor

Messaging: BBM, SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser HTML5
Games Yes

GPS Yes, with A-GPS support

Media Player support:MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player - MP4/H.264 /H.263 /WMV player
BATTERY Life: Standard battery, Li-Ion (JM-1) Stand-by Up to 432 h (2G) / Up to 408 h (3G) Talk time Up to 5 h 10 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 20 3G) Music play Up to 33h

**From this features there are few upgrades, upgrades like the SIZE(of course this is certain) PROCESSOR(1.2GHz for 9900), BATTERY LIFE(45% increase for bold 9900), CONNECTIVITY(doubled for 9900) but the rest features are all the same. Plus the prize of 9790 is cheaper than the prize of 9900 now the question is WHICH ONE WILL YOU BUY, Bold 9790 coz its cheaper?

You might wanna read the Difference Between Blackberry Q20 and Q10

According to what i read concerning the rumor which might come true is that Apple is set to launch an iPad 3 and what could be expected from this new gadget is that its going to be similar to it predecessor iPad 2 which was released sometime in Feb last year(2011) but what will be different in this iPad 3 is that it might be running a much faster chip, sporting an improved graphics processing unit, plus a 2048×1536 Retina Display — or something close to it.

With what is been spread Apple is currently developing applications that will fit in this big screen iPad. Little did we know apple iPad is just two years and they already built three different Tablets although two were made whilts steve Jobs was alive while this one is under the regime of Tim cook.

So many guesses from IT bloggers, designers and publishers so below are the thought of people's idea and imagination what the iPad 3 could be like

Could this be iPad 3 ?

May be this...

or this...

Perhaps this is how Steve Jobs thought before he passed out


Stay glued more still coming.
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