Review: New LG Chocolate BL40

On November 16, 2009, in Cell Phones, Product Reviews, by KLS

One of the most controversial discussions regarding LG’s new addition to Black Labels Series phones is how will the new shape of the BL40 perform? Thanks to LG who recently sent us the new Chocolate BL40 for a review, we’ve been able to test it out. For those who like a reminder of what the BL40 is technically capable of.

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If you’re one of those loyal Windows XP fans that have decided you’re happy sticking with XP and don’t want to upgrade to the latest version of Windows, here’s a phone to go with your PC.

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For the record, this is the first time a mobile phone is able to run Windows XP and retail it to the public, known as the ITG xpPhone, its got some impressive specs and has a very manly aluminum kit.

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According to latest reports from those involved in helping to manufacter various parts and components for the much anticipated “iTablet”. Apple is set to unveil its tablet PC in the coming month of February in 2010. Leaked info suggests that third party vendors will start shipping various components from December itself.

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Since the news of Nokia’s new N900 Maemo phone became official late last week, there’s been a huge influx of different images, photos and hands on videos onto the internet so we thought it was probably time to gather all of these to create one nice collection. For those who missed the news, the crucial part in our view is less so about the new phone but rather a new mobile operating system known as the Maemo by Nokia.

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With every phonemaker trying to gain the edge with their own brand of phone OS, the Finns’ punch line for the Maemo is simple, the internet. The Maemo is very internet centred, in fact, behind the Maemo internet browser is a very familiar fast Mozilla’s engine.

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Stealth Computers has launched their latest addition to the rugged portable computer line up. The NW-2000 (NW stands for Notebook Warrior by the way) is one special rugged laptop, not only has it been well equipped with plenty of protection but on board is actually a convertible tablet notebook with a resistive, 13.3-inch touchscreen display.

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Running on Intel’s 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, the NW-2000 has 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a 160GB shock-mounted hard-drive (or optional SSD), WiFi a/g/n, Bluetooth, gigabit ethernet and GPS, optional HSDPA, a standard DVD burner, PC card slot and fingerprint scanner.

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In terms of how tough this tablet laptop actually is, the NW-2000 has a spill-resistant keyboard and can cope with being dropped 91cm onto a wood-covered concrete surface 26 times in succession without suffering any impairments to its functionality.

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We apologise for the delay in publishing this second part of our LG Viewty Smart GC900 review. Having received plenty of emails, we thought the most useful way to continue our sequel was to review the main features which you folks wanted us to test out and comment on further.

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The next generation Black Label series LG Chocolate BL40 which sports a 4-inch 800×344 (21:9) multitouch screen has had its promotional video leaked onto YouTube. In addition to specs we already knew about. A few more of the rumored specs confirmed, namely LG’s in-house Active Flash UI, WiFi, 7.2mbps HSDPA, A-GPS and a 5mp camera with flash. See the video after the jump…

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