Blackberry launches Curve 9220
RIM shows off new curves
In a move to maintain its firm grip on developing markets, RIM unveiled its latest smartphone here in India - the Curve 9220. RIM is hopeful that at Rs 10,990 this smartphone will continue to drum up interest and steer the younger demographics away from the Android and iOS camps. The 9220 features a 2MP camera, inbuilt with 512MB RAM, a 2.4-inch screen that proudly displays BB's OS 7.1, and a one-touch BBM access button. For a limited time RIM is also giving away Rs 2,500 worth of free apps with purchase of the 9220.
Liquid metal and smaller dimensions
Apple's next big release is expected to be the fifth generation iPhone, and the latest rumours suggests that the phone will be made of liquid metal. Liquid metal is a unique alloy of zirconium and titanium that lends it a unique feel and superior strength. In other reports the murmuring of a smaller iPad is doing the rounds once again. Steve Jobs was strongly against the idea of a smaller slate, but with the success of the 7-inch Kindle Fire, Apple may just find itself going down that rabbit hole.
Doom and gloom?
Nokia has promised a lot in the past few months with the Lumia line of smartphones. However everything isn't rosy for the Finnish company. Nokia reported a first quarter loss of $1.2 billion owing to the slow adoption of its new smartphones. In the process the company has parted ways with its sales chief. Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, is however still bullish about Lumia and its future.
In tech-ish related news, the world's fastest production car - the Bugatti Veyron - was spotted in Paris this week. This wouldn't normally be newsworthy, except this particular Veyron had a body made or porcelain. That's right, Porcelain. The one-of-a-kind machine was parked in a plain sight in busy downtown Paris. The stunning set of wheels drew in car enthusiasts from all over Europe to come and gawk.