Articles By Ginny Mies

Samsung Galaxy S III: Everything you need to know

After all of the rumors and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy S III is finally here but you probably have a few questions about this new Android phone. Samsung is the master of flash

Published on: May 4th, 2012 Ginny Mies

Motorola Razr revival a slim, speedy phone too short on battery life

It's baaaack: Motorola has resurrected the Razr brand with the Droid Razr (priced at $149.99 wtih a three-year activation contract exclusively at Rogers Wireless).With its 4.3-inch display, LTE connectivity, and dual-coreprocessor, the Droid

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Ginny Mies

Research in Motion unveils BBX OS, woos open source community

The BlackBerry DevCon conference kicked off in San Francisco on Tuesday with Research In Motion (RIM) Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis unveiling a brand new operating system for tablets and phones: BBX OS. The BBX

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Ginny Mies

Apple iPhone 4S: in-depth hardware specs review

After more than a year with the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S--announced Tuesday by Apple CEO Tim Cook--seems a bit, well, underwhelming.The hardware announced today offers no design overhaul. Apple upgraded the phone's

Published on: October 6th, 2011 Ginny Mies

RIM must innovate BlackBerry now to beat ticking clock

Last week was an eventful one in the smartphone world: Google purchased Motorola Mobility, HP dropped WebOS, and--oh yeah!--Research in Motion announced the availability of its latest BlackBerry smartphones, all running the new

Published on: August 29th, 2011 Ginny Mies

BlackBerry Bold 9930: slick, speedy, expensive

I reviewed the very first BlackBerry Bold 9000 way back in October 2008 so I was excited to get my hands on the latest addition to the Bold family, the pricey BlackBerry Bold

Published on: August 19th, 2011 Ginny Mies

BlackBerry Torch 9810: improved, but still underwhelming

Last year RIM introduced the BlackBerry Torch 9800, atouchscreen/QWERTY-keyboard hybrid. Almost exactly a year later, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 ($50 with a two-year contract from AT&Tas of August 16, 2011) has arrived.Designwise, the

Published on: August 17th, 2011 Ginny Mies

Smartphones of the future: the designs and features to expect

As you're reading this article, developers, engineers, and product designers are working on the next great mobile technology. The mobile world is rapidly changing: Smartphones have gone from portable messaging and email devices

Published on: August 12th, 2011 Ginny Mies

Do we really need 3D smartphones?

This Spring's CTIA delivered something totally new to the US mobile market: 3D phones. Sprint introduced the HTC EVO 3D while AT&T launched the LG Thrill, a US-branded version of the international LG

Published on: March 25th, 2011 Ginny Mies

Android’s tasty ‘Gingerbread’ update supports NFC

Android 2.3 (more deliciously and seasonally appropriately known as "Gingerbread") isn't a huge overhaul of Google's mobile operating system, but the whole interface feels more refined and more responsive. In addition, Google has

Published on: December 13th, 2010 Ginny Mies

E-coupons used to tracked spending habits

The advent of online coupons has made shopping and saving that much easier. In an earlier era, people spent their Sunday mornings clipping coupons out of the newspaper. Now, you can download coupons

Published on: October 27th, 2010 Ginny Mies

Samsung unveils iPad competitor ‘Galaxy Tab’

Samsung's latest addition to its Galaxy series, the Galaxy Tab Android tablet made its very first appearance today at IFA in Berlin. The Tab will initially launch in Europe in mid-September and makes

Published on: September 3rd, 2010 Ginny Mies

BlackBerry 6 OS: the good, the bad, the confusing

Though BlackBerry 6 OS isn't a complete overhaul, it adds some much-needed improvements and overall refinement to RIM's mobile operating system. BlackBerry users should be pleased with the updates. But is BlackBerry 6

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Ginny Mies

Android update brings Flash to smartphones

I got an advance look at Google's latest treat for Android phones, Android 2.2 (more deliciously known as Froyo) on the Nexus One. Announced this morning at Google I/O in San Franisco, the

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Ginny Mies

What’s new in BlackBerry 6 OS

Following yesterday's announcements of the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and the BlackBerry Pearl 3G, RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis gave WES 2010 attendees a quick preview of BlackBerry 6 operating system. With cleaner graphics, a

Published on: April 29th, 2010 Ginny Mies