Storm in a twos up as RIM plans next-gen touchscreen handset

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Hands up if you use a BlackBerry Storm? Yeah, I don’t see too many of you out there. I, personally, have no professional opinion on RIM’s version of an iPhone killer but a certain @Stephenfry and others ensured the handset didn’t have too hot a reception when it hit the shelves at the end of last year.

The Storm may not have been deemed an absolute failure but it’s certainly been no success. Meet anyone from RIM and I’ll wager it’s a Bold they have in their pocket.

So, that said, it should be of little surprise that BB are having another crack slaying the iPhone 3G dragon, or at least coming up with a consumer friendly touchscreen handset that everybody loves. No word on specs, dates or anything even slightly useful but we do know it’ll be a Storm of some type and hopefully one a bit higher on the Fujita scale.

Sony Ericsson T707 as seen on Maria Sharapova


Maria Sharapova is endorsing the Sony Ericsson T707. The handset is essentially a fairly fancy feature phone with a 2.2-inch screen, 3.2-megapixel camera (with a zoom of the same number) and the real selling point appears to be that it lights up in a different way depending up on who calls you.

The T707 has a battery life of up to 400 hours standby and 10 hours talk time, and you can do so over both the GPRS and HSDPA networks. There’s a fairly generous 100MB of internal memory but they’ll chuck in an M2 memory stick for your real storage solution.

The phone will do all the basic e-mail, uploading to the web and MMS that all feature phones just about manage these days. It measures 93mm x 50mm x 14.1mm, weighs 93g and can be yours’ as well as Maria’s’ on any network very soon.

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MWC 2009: the LG GD900 tasty transparent treat


You can bet that the LG GD900 doesn’t have the kind of features to make many consider it the next handset to buy, but I reckon there’s a good portion of punters that’ll just think that transparent keypad sex on Li-ion – me included.

I have a terrible sense of foreboding that the new feature will be placcy as hell rather than the stylish, sturdy material that it appears to be but I’ve got to offer LG a round of applause for