Smartphones on the Today Show
Blackberry Torch 9860
- BlackBerry 7 Operating System provides liquid graphics, a faster browser and voice-activated universal search.
- Full touch-screen. 3.7 inch all touch screen
- BBM Music allows BlackBerry owners to build an evolving, community-based music library that starts with their own 50-song collection and grows as they share tunes amongst their BBM Music friends.
- BlackBerry Protect, allowing users to lock, locate and wipe their device from wherever they are to ensure work and personal information is guarded at all times.
- Available from Optus for $649
- Siri sends messages, schedules meetings, sets reminders, and more.
- Two cores in the A5 chip deliver up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics, claims Apple.
- Phone camera – It has 8-megapixel resolution and shoot in 1080p HD video.
- iCloud - iCloud stores your music, photos, apps, mail, contacts, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices.
- With AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream what’s on your iPhone to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV.
- Available on various plans
Samsung Galaxy S II
- Very bright AMOLED screen
- Very light and thin with a 1.2GHz processor
- Latest version of the Navigon mapping app for Australia with free updates every three months
- Clever Parking which displays parking options when nearing your destination.
- Samsung Dive allows remote lock, remote wipe.
- Comes an 8MP camera and camcorder with 1080p HD recording capabilities
- A damage-resistant cover.
- Huawei’s first Dual Sim Android Smartphone to launch in Australia
- Users can run two numbers simultaneously or take advantage of different plans
- 3.2 inch, 480x320 pixel capacitative touchscreen
- GPS with Google Maps, Google Search, Gmail
- Access to all the latest games and apps on the Android Market
- Available from $197 outright at Harvey Norman, Allphones and Dick Smith
- Can charge phone vai HTC Rhyme Docking Station. It simultaneously recharges the phone while turning the HTC Rhyme into an alarm clock and music centre.
- Rhyme Charm - The Charm discreetly alerts you to incoming calls or messages while the handset is in your bag. It is a light-emitting cube that attaches to the phone by a cord that can dangle from your bag.
- Designed for teenage daughter or mum
- HTC Tangle-Free Headphones
- HTC Rhyme Pouch - It is easier than ever to keep your phone safe whilst looking stylish.
- Only available through Optus on $59 plan
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.