RoverComputers Ships Three New Windows Phones with Software from SPB


“SPB Software announces that a suite of its software titles is shipped with three new Windows Phones by RoverComputers, a major Russia-based manufacturer of mobile devices. Three models of touch-screen phones: RoverPC G7, RoverPC V7, and RoverPC X7 will come bundled with SPB Mobile Shell, SPB TV, and SPB Online Games.SPB TV is a subscription-free mobile IPTV viewer, designed for tuning in to 100+ publicly available live TV channels from all over the world. SPB TV supports such must-have TV features as on-screen controls for volume and brightness, instantly accessible TV guide, picture-in-picture previews for all offered channels, quick channels switching, and more. SPB Mobile Shell 3.0 is the next-generation user interface for Windows phones. It offers distinctive ‘professional’ and ‘lifestyle’ desktops, integration of picture contacts with Facebook, widgets, 3D animation, quick launcher panels, weather, and efficiency in it all. SPB Online Games makes it possible to play two versions of Checkers, Hexagon, or Reversi with real people from virtually anywhere in the world, in real-time.” via

BlackBerry Tour Worldphone Now Available from Sprint and Verizon

RIM BlackBerry Tour

“As promised, both Verizon and Sprint launched the BlackBerry Tour today. The newest smartphone from RIM offers support for both CDMA and GSM networks — including EV-DO and HSDPA — allowing it to be used around the world.
An Overview of the BlackBerry Tour
RIM is positioning this as a crossover device, good for both business and personal communication.Its personal capabilities include access to social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr, and MySpace. It also allows users to share pictures and videos via MMS, and instant message on popular services or BlackBerry Messenger.For business users, the Tour provides access to RIM’s push email service, which offers messages with attachments, calendar, contacts, business applications, and location-based services.
The Hardware
The BlackBerry Tour has a tablet shape, with an HVGA (480 x 360) display, trackball, and full-QWERTY keyboard.It includes a 3.2 MPx camera (with variable zoom, auto focus, flash and image stabilization), GPS receiver, and Bluetooth, while users are able to store up to 16 GB of data with a microSD/SDHC card (sold separately).This BlackBerry operates on Verizon’s or Sprint’s mobile broadband (EV-DO Rev. A) network, and can also roam on other high-speed 3G wireless networks around the globe for voice and email service. When roaming, it offers 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as support for 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA networks.The outer casing is 4.4 in. by 2.4 in. by 0.6 in. (112 mm x 62 mm x 14.2 mm), and its weight is 4.6 oz. (130 g).
Pricing & Availability
The BlackBerry Tour 9630 is available from Verizon for $200 with a two-year service agreement. It can be ordered now at
Sprint is charging that same price after a $100 mail-in rebate, and with a two-year service contract. The Tour can be found on this carrier’s site:” via

New LG Chocolate BL40 is a long chocolate bar

“You know, we could have waited till August to feast our eyes on the Chocolate successor, and if LG had been able to keep this promotional video under wraps for just a few more days, they could have had the grand opening that they had planned for. The authenticity of the above video is debatable, but the video itself looks professional enough and confirms many of the features that we heard about a while back and more. According to the promo, the BL40, the fourth cellphone in LG’s Black Label series, will have a huge 4-inch (not 3 inches like we heard the last time) touchscreen display that is not only capable of 800×345 pixel resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio, but can do multi-touch too. Other rumored features like a 5-megapixel camera, HSDPA 7.2Mbps support, and WiFi are all accounted for and the Flash-based 3D interface looks like a joy to touch through. A worthy iPhone competitor or not, the BL40 sure looks like a great heir to the ever popular LG Chocolate. Watch the video above and tell us if you think the same too!” via