Nokia today confirmed that a white variant of the popular Lumia 800, our best gadget of 2011, will hit stores this month. The polycarbonate shell is glossy unlike the black, cyan and magenta versions and is internally identical to its pigmented siblings. The end result looks awesome, but I think I still prefer the cyan. What do you think? Have a look at all of the models below and give us your thoughts in the poll.
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Wordle: Our new favourite internet thing
Here at Digixav we were just alerted to the existence of Wordle, a free site that creates a kind of tag cloud for absolutely any site on the internet with an RSS or Atom feed. The results can be pretty funny, as you will see below.
Give it a go on your favourite sites and have a look at the results. We like it, and we’re sure you will too.
Motorola (re)build on the RAZR line with MAXX, Droid 4 and purpleness
Sorry for the lack of posts but the start of a term doesn’t mix well with CES for a teenage blogger. We will get through the big stuff this week but it may take time!
At CES, Motorola announced 3 new devices based on the RAZR, a phone that is officially as old as Digixav. While it seems unlikely that they will ever hit the UK as none are featured on the Motorola website, it gives us an excuse to look at the phone that narrowly lost out on our Best Design Award. Despite it’s godawful screen that somehow manages to look bad in adverts.
On the left, we have the RAZR MAXX. As the name suggests, this is a RAZR that is fatter and equipped with a bigger and better battery of 3300mAh. This gives you (supposedly) 21 hours of talk-time and 6 hours of LTE video streaming. It is 8.99mm thick and is otherwise a bog-standard RAZR. This is coming soon for $299 with a 2 year plan.
In the middle, we have the purple RAZR. It is a RAZR. It’s purple. Along with the cut-price white and black models, this will be $199 on contract.
On the right, we have the Droid 4. It’s like a 4 inch RAZR with a sliding QWERTY keyboard and 4.6mm thicker. It’s what the Droid 3 should have been. Like how the heavily delayed and redesigned Bionic is a fat RAZR. The Bionic is like the RAZR MAXX, but with a worse battery. Pricing is currently unannounced but it’ll probably be $249.
All of these phones are Verizon exclusives in the USA and have ‘4G’ LTE, the same internals as each other, splash-resistant nanocoating and
Motoblur as a skin. If you are in America and feel the need for Android, forget these and get a Galaxy Nexus. Or get a Windows Phone on AT&T. Made by Nokia.
Victorinox announce 1TB USB 3.0 Swiss army knife, flash drives just became awesome
Just before CES, Victorinox Swiss Army, makers of world famous Swiss army knives, announced a new device in their range of USB flash drives. The Victorinox SSD has the first ever USB 2.0/3.0 and eSATA II/III combination port which results in maximum read speeds of 220MB/s and write speeds of 150MB/s. The SSD comes with a built-in nail file, scissors, blade, 96 x 48 monochrome LCD display and a weaponless flight case so you can keep your 256-bit encrypted data with you on the plane. Did I mention the fact that it comes with up to 1TB of storage? The 1TB model may cost up to $3000 but that is the price you have to pay for pure awesome. A 64GB version will be as little as $400 though…
What do you think? Cool or stupid? Let us know below while we hunt for every penny we can find.
Nokia Lumia: Meet the new king of smartphones
The Nokia Lumia range was launched on Wednesday morning at the annual Nokia World event in London. Along with the Asha range of budget Series 40 phones for the next billion internet users, Stephen Elop’s company unveiled the Lumia 710 and the flagship 800. This announcement would be the most important event in the history of Nokia. Symbian was seen by many as a disaster (THE FONT!) and MeeGo only appeared on one device before becoming Tizen. For Microsoft it was important as well. Windows Phone 7 has been well received, but has failed to gain traction in the overcrowded (by Android) smartphone market. Together they could rejuvenate both their brands with affordable, premium devices, full support, backing and promotion from networks and a multi-million pound ad campaign everywhere you look.
And that’s exactly what they’ve done.