Leak of Ice Cream Sandwich

An anonymous shopper got his Nexus S shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android version to be release around the end of 2011).

He was nice enough to send out this video on Engadget.

also from YouTube:

This also makes me wonder if we’ll just go ahead and skip the honeycomb update to the Google TV and go right to ice cream Sandwich as per Eric Schmidt’s announcement last week.

Touchscreen Competition

Here was the June 2009 Top Ten List of iPhone Competitors

The Samsung F700 was released soon after the iPhone so was obviously compared with it (and did well). The LG Prada KE850 Nokia’s concept phone – Aeon

Obviously, HTC, Samsung and Google have released the Android based phones since then, but I thought it worthwhile to take a look at what has come before. As they say, those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it in the future.

Since the introduction of the Apple iPhone on January the 9th, the world has gone touch pad crazy, touch pad technology is the way of the future and many companies have heard the call and made their own touch pad phones in direct competition with the iPhone. This is a top ten list of iPhone Competitors, some of the phones are the real deal, some are just concepts at the moment, all are cool.

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Coming in at Number 1 is the recently announced Samsung F700 ultra slim phone, answering the call early Samsung have come up with a splendid touch pad phone. Main features of the phone include a 5 megapixel camera, touch pad technology, impressive downloads speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps and a cool slide out QWERTY Keyboard, which is something the iPhone is lacking. With their first deluge into touch pad phones Samsung seem to have hit a home run straight of the bat. Continue reading

Smartphones: Buy Now or Wait?

It’s great that Verizon and Apple have decided to play nice and provide the iPhone on the Verizon network for those who want it. But it will still be a 3G phone. It will several other limitations as well.

4G is right around the corner, as well as updates to Android OS (Gingerbread, anyone?)

So how does a consumer decide whether to pick up a phone or wait for something that may take another 2 years?

Retrovo created some great charts to help you decide when to buy based on your carrier, hardware, OS and features. (click images to view larger versions) Continue reading