Greg Gazin - February 12th, 2013
I guess timing is everything. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, or so it appears, UK-based Vertu, the maker of designer and luxury smartphones has unveiled the Vertu Ti, an Android-based smartphone with a starting price tag that might make you shake your head. Now it’s not diamond encrusted that costs almost as much as a house, but it could set you back almost as much as a stripped-down entry-level compact car.
Adam Swimmer - January 3rd, 2013
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (L) and HTC CEO Peter Chou display the Windows Phone 8X (centre in blue and green) and the Windows Phone 8S (L in yellow and R in orange) during their launch event in New York Sep. 19, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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.
Adam Swimmer - November 19th, 2012
LG Optimus G. (Supplied)
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.
Adam Swimmer - October 19th, 2012
LG Optimus 4X HD. (Supplied)
With the release of the Optimus 4X HD later this month, LG will no longer playing catch-up in the mobile phone market, it’s setting the bar. Not only is it the company’s first quad-core phone to launch here (the Optimus G, which I wrote a preview on last month isn’t out until November), it is, to my knowledge, the only quad-core phone currently available in Canada.