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Is the BlackBerry Passport right for you?

- November 3rd, 2014

So if you’ve seen the BlackBerry Passport, which launched back in September, the one thing that probably sticks out to you is the size.

An almost square device, the phone looks like it would be a monster to carry around. And, frankly, the demonstration that it was roughly the same size as a passport didn’t placate me as passports aren’t that small either.

John Chen holds a Canadian passport over top of a BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry chief executive John Chen shows a Canadian passport along with the Passport smartphone during an official launch event in Toronto, Sept. 24, 2014. REUTERS/Aaron Harris

At the launch, BlackBerry CEO John Chen and company showed that the Passport could easily fit in the inside pocket of a blazer. But I’m not a Bay Street businessman who wears a suit to work every day. I generally wear a golf shirt and pants and so it seemed that it would be considerably more uncomfortable to carry the Passport around.

Or at least, that’s what I thought. In fact, it fits reasonably well into the front pocket in my pants. Jeans could be an issue, but most men’s pants have big enough pockets.

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Review: LG G3 smartphone

- August 6th, 2014

If you’re looking to upgrade to a premium smartphone, you can’t do much better than LG’s latest offering, the G3.

Released in North America on Aug. 1, the LG G3 is a lightweight, slim and sleek device that can satisfy even the most hardcore smartphone user. Taking its design cue from the LG G2, the G3′s only physical buttons (power and volume controls) are on the back of the device, leaving the front of the device almost entirely free for the touchscreen.

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Review: HTC One (M8)

- April 21st, 2014

Another flagship phone from HTC with another derivative name. This HTC One, however, includes its development codename “M8″ in brackets after it so as not to be confused with the other Ones, One Xes and so on. (It is also referred to as the All New HTC One which will be become a rather outdated moniker in a year or so when HTC will undoubtedly release another One.)

But despite a similar name to its predecessors, the HTC One (M8) is a whole new phone.

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A smaller One from HTC

- November 25th, 2013
HTC One Mini

HTC One Mini. (Supplied)

Back in April, I reviewed the HTC One and it’s a good quality phone. But you might not like the size of it. If you find the 4.7-inch screen too small, you might want to check out the HTC One Max phablet with its 5.9-inch display.

But if you want something smaller, the HTC One Mini may be more to your liking.

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Nokia Lumia 1020 blows other camera phones out of the water

- October 11th, 2013
Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020. (Supplied)

When I first heard about the camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020, my jaw dropped. 41 megapixels? I mean that had to be a joke, right? Why would you ever need that many pixels in a photo taken by a cellphone unless you’re planning on taking wall-mural selfies? (And if you are, make sure it goes on a bathroom wall.)

Still, I was excited to try out the phone.

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