In case you weren’t paying attention, we thought we should point out that Blackberry tried to reinvent itself this morning in more ways than one. First, they are actually called Blackberry now, rather than RIM. That’s right, it’s a global name change that goes into effect immediately. Second, they announced Blackberry 10 (their newest OS) and two devices – the Blackberry Z10 and some random QWERTY thing that no one will want (it may be called the Q10).
The Z10, however, is their flagship and one that is aiming directly at Android and iOS. And since this device has a full touchscreen, is nothing like the failure that was the Storm, and might make some of you peek out the corner of your eye to see what it can do, we thought a spec battle was in store. If that seems weird, it’s not – we do this with all the big competitors.
We’ve covered a lot of tempered glass screen protectors over the last year. With displays growing in size by the month, protection has become more important than ever. Since tempered glass is the most popular solution at the moment because it offers the greatest level of strength, it only makes sense that we continue our coverage with the newest protector for one of the biggest displays in the business. Here is a quick look at the Voyager 2 screen protector from XGEAR for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. (more…)
With all of the happy news floating around that developers unlocked the re-locked bootloader on Verizon’s Galaxy Note 2, we thought we should point out that nightlies for CyanogenMod 10.1 are now up! According to the forum that is posting info on the ROM’s, it seems there are a few bugs (non-working GPS, “flaky” NFC), but that’s what you get when you flash new nightlies. I don’t have to explain what all CM brings to your device, right? To sum it up, it’s vanilla Android with many enhancements on top. (more…)
When Verizon released a surprise update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 that was listed as nothing more than a “security patch,” we knew it meant only one thing – they had locked the bootloader again. Since then, users who updated early have been waiting patiently for some of the Samsung devs to work a little magic. That time has now come. (more…)
Today, Amazon dropped the price of the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to $199 for upgrades and new lines. That’s a solid $100 discount over what Verizon current $299 on-contract price.
We’re huge fans of the Note 2 (our review) as an overall smartphone package. While the actual size may be a bit much for me, Tim has been using the Verizon version daily for some time now and continues to rave about it. It’s combination of power, beauty, and features make it a tough phone to deny.
Amazon Links: Grey | White (more…)
To show off the business-readiness (SAFE) of the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, Samsung has released a new TV spot that features a fictional mobile gaming company whose employees are stuck in a world of Blackberries as business phones. Well, Blackberries as business phones and iPhones as their “home” phones. As one would expect, Samsung highlights the powerful business sharing tools, levels of encryption, and multi-tasking abilities of their current lineup, while also taking jabs at the guy in the sportcoat who thinks a Blackberry means “business.”
Oh, the game they are creating is called “Unicorn Apocalypse.” Who doesn’t love unicorns? (more…)
Mystery solved, folks. This morning, owners of the Verizon Galaxy Note 2 received a minor update, but at the time there were no details as to what was inside. Thanks to Verizon’s timely update of the device’s support page, we now know that it was nothing more than a security patch, most likely related to the Exynos exploit.
Go grab that update.
The Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is receiving an update as I type this. The new build number is VRALL4, though we have no idea what it includes. It appears to be very minor, with the notification screen saying that it will only take 2 minutes to update and is 7.8MB in size. (more…)