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Archos TV+ 250GB streaming media player

Review On paper, Archos' TV+ looks like a very exciting product, combining a media streamer, a digital video recorder and the ability to display content from the internet on your TV. In theory, it's everything you could want from a set-top box. The reality, however, is somewhat different. The first and perhaps biggest problem with the …
Jason Berman, 11 Mar 2008

RIM BlackBerry 8820 smartphone

Review It seems that Research In Motion (RIM) just can't help adding new features to its BlackBerry line. It's barely six months since the 8800 was released and there's already a new model nipping at its heels. The 8820 offers the form factor and features of its predecessor but adds a couple of new extras - most notably Wi-Fi. RIM …
Jason Berman, 14 Aug 2007
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8300

RIM BlackBerry Curve 8300

Review There's a new addition to the BlackBerry line up, to slot neatly in between the Pearl and 8800. The Curve 8300 features a full QWERTY keyboard, but without making the unit overly large. It's certainly more consumer-focused than the 8800, but that doesn't mean it can't turn its hand to business when the time comes. RIM …
Jason Berman, 21 May 2007
RIM BlackBerry 8800

RIM BlackBerry 8800

Review RIM is on a roll with another new BlackBerry that leans more toward a consumer construct than the previous devices. It takes the form factor of earlier models, adds in a welcome tweak here... and creates a device that borrows from both the consumer and corporate worlds. The BlackBerry 8800, of course, owes a lot of its design …
Jason Berman, 28 Feb 2007

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100

Review Research in Motion's BlackBerry has, with its seamless email and sturdy workhorse ruggedness, captured the business market. But its bulky designs and lack of extras have put off many a consumer. That's all set to change with the introduction of the Pearl, RIM's first handset aimed slap bang at the consumer market... …
Jason Berman, 02 Oct 2006