Now, I’m sure many of you hardcore BlackBerry fans have already ran out and bought the Q10. Having a smartphone with a physical keyboard is the main reason most BlackBerry fans have stuck with the company formerly known as Research in Motion over the years, even as Android and Apple phones took over the market.
HTC needs a more creative marketing department. I understand the company wants to make it sound like its new phone, the HTC One, is the only you’ll ever need. But that philosophy doesn’t really work when it has already released a One X, a One S, the One X+ and so on. And, ultimately, in another year or so HTC will have another phone, it will want you to buy. It makes you wonder if the company can come up with different names.
If you’re looking for an iPhone 5, now might be a great time to consider one. As rumours of the iPhone 5S and even an iPhone mini continue to circulate, Canada’s three major telcos are offering lowering pricing on the iPhone 5 models with a term plan only, with prices on the 16GB models being made available for under $100 or even free for a refurbished unit with one provider.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember there are more choices in smartphone operating systems than just iOS (which is installed on Apple’s iPhone) and Android. But if you’re looking for a more PC-like interface, you might want to check out a Windows phone. Up until recently, your best bet was Nokia’s Lumia line. But with the release of Windows Phone 8, that has changed. So if you’re not too keen on banking on a company, which financially speaking, is the Finnish equivalent of RIM, you might want to check out what HTC has to offer.
A couple of months ago, I was given a sneak peek of the LG Optimus G, the first quad-core LTE cellphone available in Canada. And I was quite impressed. Now that I have had a chance to play around with one, my opinion is largely unchanged. It is easily one of the most powerful smartphones available on the market today.