Earlier this week, we got the ball rolling on our fun best of polls when I asked you: What is your favorite social networking site of 2009? Well now I'm turning the attention to another popular topic of '09 — cell phones! Last year seemed to be all about the iPhone 3G, but this year, we not only got our hands on a new iPhone 3GS, but some pretty fancy BlackBerrys, Android handsets, and impressive smartphones from Palm. There was certainly a lot of pretty new smartphones to choose from, but which one did you like the best?
- I can't wait to get my hands on one of these. Similar to the technology in Polaroid's Pogo printer, Dell's pocket-sized Wasabi printer uses paper that's infused with dye crystals which respond to heat. — Gizmodo UK
- A new Windows Media Center extension called Secondrun.tv makes Hulu.com videos television-friendly. — Boing Boing
- The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is now available from T-Mobile for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a mail-in rebate. — Cnet
- A recent study revealed that the average teenager spends 31 hours online a week. That's about four hours after school each day and 11 hours on the weekend. — CrunchGear
- Digital Blue and Lego have teamed up to create a Lego-inspired electronic device for kids, which is said to be released by this Summer. — The Boy Genius Report
I love my Curve, just like every celeb in Hollywood. And thankfully I didn't make the switch to a Bold (like my sister) because I can now upgrade to the new Curve — the 8900. Basically take the BlackBerry Storm's sleekness, the Bold's UI, and the Curve's reliability, and you've got yourself the new and improved Curve 8900. The Curve 8900 is noticeably thinner than the 8300, with RIM stating that it's actually the lightest and thinnest full-QWERTY BlackBerry Smartphone to date. It's got that nice smooth rubbery feel on the back, and with the new Atomic trackball, you'll notice it's a bit more sturdier than the one you'd find on a Pearl or older Curve models.
Other brilliant features include the 3.2-megapixel camera, the built in video camera, and the striking 480x360 pixel screen that shows off crisp images and bright colors. The backlit QWERTY keys take a bit of getting used to if you're used to the 8300, but all in all, not a huge adjustment to make. Overall, if you're a Curve user and a Curve fan in general, you'll fall madly in love with the 8900. Keep in mind this bad boy doesn't come with 3G.