Now, I own a bunch of mobile phones (some were gifts, and some were purchases) that range from Androids to iPhones with the older generation Nokia’s and Sony Ericsson’s but I have yet to own a Windows Phone and I’m tempted. I’m tempted more so now especially since Nokia has released the new Lumia 625, but I’m on the rocks to try that or the Lumia 1020 but we’ll see about that. The Nokia Lumia 625 is a 4G smartphone that is priced at 78.000 KWD, it delivers a large 4.7-inch LCD screen, 4G internet access, along with some newer features that are seen in the Lumia 1020. Below is the press release which delivers more information.
Now that the Apple World Wide Developer’s Convention is over we can recap all the new good stuff that was announced by Tim Cook and his team of brilliant designers. Since I’m on vacation this post will be entirely condensed post with bullet points and more so I guess you will thank me for it in the end.
This past Wednesday (April 24) I was invited to attend the official opening of the Samsung Electronics store in Al Hamra Tower, you may have visited the other branch in the Grand Avenues however they are not run by the same company. Al Hamra Tower is being run by Wahran and thus this opening featured the attendance of the Korean Management (unfortunately I do not have the names of the individuals however feel free to enjoy the images below).
The Samsung store is reputed to be the largest Electronics store in Al Hamra tower featuring Samsung Electronics (whereas the Grand Avenues is mainly focused on Mobile Electronics). If you are looking for a brand new Samsung Series laptop, Samsung camera, mobile phones, tablets, etc then be sure to visit them in the Al Hamra tower on the Mezzainane level (right across from Magnolia’s Bakery).
The Korean Samsung Management with Al Hamra CEO Mr. Al Othman
When in Kuwait, do as the Kuwaitis do…
Samsung Electronics opens daily in Al Hamra Tower.
Yes many of you will find that I might be committing a felony by mentioning BlackBerry devices on my blog and that I am a sell out for abandoning my beloved Apple devices but you should understand one thing, I love all technology, whether it is an Apple device, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Google, whatever it is, the fact that they are electronic gadgets will interest me and will make me want to try them out, it’s what the device can do to ‘wow’ me is what will influence my decision.
I stumbled upon the above seen video while trolling the internet for my daily ‘technology’ fix and although most of it is in German, you can pretty much get the gist of it. You see in less than 2 weeks BlackBerry will finally attempt to rejoin the technology world with their newly launched BlackBerry 10 devices and will attempt to battle for their old place in the Cellphone Operating System race which they have lost recently to the existing iOS and Android Operating Systems. A while back, Bensirri invited me to attend a sneak peak at the new BlackBerry 10 OS and it intrigued me, had me wishing to try out the device but at the same time I just felt that it was a little too late for them to jump right back in.
Their main selling points with the BB10 system is the revamped ‘keyboard’ in which its insanely smart that it will detect what you’re going to write simply by typing the first letter. Not to mention it’s iOS and Android-like features a ‘Siri’ type of feature which rivals the speed of the iPhone and what not. There are many features available but none of which are officially announced in regards to the actual BB10 devices to be released but once they do, I will definitely mention them.
My interest is definitely heightened when viewing the video, will this be a winner, only time will tell. Let’s just hope it’s not another coaster-holder device like the BlackBerry PlayBook was.
The day has arrived which most book-lovers (or in this case e-Book lovers) have been waiting for! The day Amazon unveiled their latest lineup for their Kindle reader family. We noticed the launch of 6 different Kindle devices and each had a special something which set it apart from the rest. If you were following me on Twitter earlier this evening you might have noticed me flooding you with constant tweets about the happenings of the event, for once there wasn’t a flood of updates from other users who wanted to join in on a “habba” maybe it’s because the Kindle is not insanely popular in this region or maybe because we don’t have a lot of readeres here!
Anyways Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of Amazon took the stage today and unveiled what they’ve been working on these past few months something which left me craving new e-Book readers and finding a way to justify my acquiring them. We were finally given a glimpse at the Kindle Paperwhite which is Amazon’s way of firing back at Barnes & Noble’s Nook; then an updated regular Kindle which saw a 10$ price cut; an updated Kindle Fire, and the unveiling of the Kindle Fire HD 7″ and 8.9″ models. Both the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD come in Wifi Only and 3G models. So let’s get down to the nitty gritty.
So September has finally graced upon us and we have only a quarter part of the year to go, wait did that make sense? Bah well we’ve got only 4 months left until 2012 is officially over and September/October has been dubbed the new iPhone time! (woot woot!) I organized the upcoming technology press conferences into a tiny schedule aimed at reminding me more than anything to keep an eye out for a new child to adopt.
Things I am insanely looking forward to acquiring by the end of this year, the new iPhone (yes it will be called that so get over it!), the new iPad mini (not sure about the name), and possibly a new Kindle if it is insanely sexy and enticing the rest well is not just for me.
Upcoming events are:
- Berlin IFA: Consumer Electronics Show: Aug 31 – Sept 5
- Nokia/Windows 8 Press Conference: Sept 5
- Motorola Press Conference: Sept 5
- Amazon Press Conference: Sept 6
- Apple Press Conference: Sept 12
What are you looking forward to? Tell me tell me! Oh and my Steve Jobs doll should be here in time before the Apple Press Conference (Booooh Yaaaaaa!)
My gadget buddy in crime Marzouq (@Z_District) has literally furnished his “Dark Side’s Apartment” (also known as the Android Loser Side) and has pre-ordered the Google Nexus the moment it was announced. Needless to say he spent the last 3-4 weeks waiting for his new toy to arrive (just as I was spending the same time waiting for my new child) and it hit his hands this past weekend. He spent a few hours with the tablet and discovered a few things.
In his review, he gives you the pro’s and con’s as to what he thinks the device has or lacks in comparison to the iPad but not really in a fully detailed comparison. He is enjoying it’s thinness, lightness, and ease of use especially since he has already experienced the new OS Jelly Bean on his Galaxy Nexus. I will stop rambling here and point you to where you can definitely read more and enjoy his review.
He’s like the anti-me, the one with a green face!