Suffice it to say, the BB10 crowd hasn’t exactly been pleased with the current Twitter app on the platform — a quick look at the BlackBerry World reviews pretty much sums up the frustration. Now, hoping to alleviate some of those troubles, Twitter’s releasing version 10.2 of its application, which brings a hefty amount of improvements to folks with a Z10 orQ10. The app now displays a redesigned UI that makes it easier to browse, as well as other new features including access to DMs and multiple accounts, the ability to save photos being shared, an overhauled Discover tab and more enhancements to search. We have a feeling BlackBerry 10 users will certainly appreciate today’s beefy update, so do let us know in the comments below if you’re enjoying it thus far.
Source: blackberry world
Squeezing in between Nokia’s Asha series and the Lumia 610, the wallet-friendly Lumia 510 has been unveiled in India. The smartphone will be priced around $199 when it ships next month in India and China. It will eventually make its way to other Asia-Pacific countries and South America, but there’s no details yet on any stateside availability. We did expect this Microsoft-powered device to turn up withversion 7.8 of its mobile OS, but instead, there’s Windows Phone 7.5 and the promise to an eventual upgrade. We’ve got more impressions after the break.
In keeping with the trend of Nokia’s other Lumia hardware, the 510 will arrive in five colors — red, yellow, cyan, white and black. We got our hands on the black version and the plastic body certainly felt well built with nary a squeak. The screen may be a fingerprint magnet but the rear has a nice matt finish. A tad lighter and thinner than the Lumia 610, the new device has a slightly larger footprint, due to the bigger 4-inch display which dominates the device. Beneath that 480 x 800 touchscreen, you’ll find the three Windows Phone backlit capacitive keys, while the bottom edge houses the micro-USB port. The headphone socket is on the top edge, while the sleep / wake button and volume controls are all found along the right side
The 800MHz processor may sound disappointing, but we didn’t face any significant slowdown during our brief time with the device. Apart from some minor lag in launching apps, menu transitions and navigation felt smooth. On the software front, Nokia has armed it with several signature items, includingNokia Music, Drive, and Maps, but alongside this older Windows Phone build, we’re a bit disappointed by the lack of a front camera and the miserly 2.2GB of non-expandable storage. At this cost however, Nokia’s free voice-based navigation alone could make it worth the spend.
While the two events are entirely unrelated, a major service outage coinciding with potentially thebiggest mobile of the year hitting stores worldwide is just plain old unlucky. Users of RIM’s BlackBerry service in the EMEA region are at the wrong end of a network problem affecting BBM, email and internet. At the moment it doesn’t appear to be of the vast and crippling scale as last time, but small consolation if you’re one of the unlucky ones. RIM has acknowledged the issue, and you can bet the farm on the fact there is more than a handful of slightly stressed engineers on the case, hoping to keep customers from making that impulse purchase. Let us know in the comments if you’re affected.
Motorola Mobility and Intel have joined forces for a close partnership to put Intel chips into the company’s devices. The first such device, the RAZR i, will be the first smartphone capable of 2 GHz speeds when it arrives in October.
At a launch event in London, the two companies revealed that they had worked “hand in hand together” to build the device. The RAZR i is more or less a repurposedRAZR M with an Intel Medfield chip. The company launched the Razr M at the start of September. The new product’s tagline is: “Say hello to the full-screen phone”.
Motorola touts the RAZR i, which has a 4.3-inch edge-to-edge touchscreen, as having a camera that’s faster than most digital SLRs. The shooter takes 10 pictures in less than one second.
“Together with Intel, we’re redefining what people can expect from a mobile device. A camera that launches in an instant, Web pages that load blazingly fast and a device that’s the perfect balance of screen size and fit in hand,” Jim Wicks, Motorola’s senior vice president, Consumer Experience Design, said in a statement. “RAZR i delivers just that when you put an Intel-fast processor in a beautifully designed phone and add in extra long battery life.
The smartphone is coming in October and will arrive in select markets, namely the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico. UK partners will include Orange, T Mobile Phones 4u, Virgin Media and Tesco. There’s no word on pricing yet, but the RAZR M retails for $99 in the US.