LG Loop on Rogers, specs and prices revealed

LG Loop on RogersA new Android smartphone from LG is now available on Rogers, and is not the LG E720 spotted yesterday.

Its name is LG Loop, is an elegant phone with a curved shape covered with brushed metal, quite a beauty, but speaking about the operating system we are kind of disappointed because it runs Android 1.6, and that is placing it in the low-end of Android family.

LG Loop features a 3.0 inch display,Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3.0 megapixels camera and 120 MB internal storage (2 GB SD card expandable to 32 GB). It offers the ability to tag a photo and upload it on social websites, access to push e-mail services and has a customizable widget that allows you to access what things you want to see like news, weather and social networking details directly from your home screen.

And because is an Android phone you have access to all standard Android features like Youtube, Gmail, Android app Marketplace and a lot more.

The LG Loop is available exclusively on Rogers for $29.99 with a 3-year, $199 with a 2-year contract and $249 with a 1-year contract.

[Via Android Central]

Google brings free phone calls via Gmail (video)

Google Gmail free phone callsGoogle announced today the Gmail phone call that helps you to to stay in touch with your friends and family. So now you can call within Gmail to any conventional phone number, to a restaurant for a reservation or communicate from a bad reception area.

This option integrates Google Voice and the calls from Gmail will be displayed on caller ID, the same thing applies if you want to receive calls made to this number right inside Gmail. This feature requires the same Windows, Mac or Linux plugin with AV chat and it will start rolling in US the next few days.

For the beginning, calls to US and Canada are free for the rest of 2010 and the calls to other countries like U.K., France, Germany, China, Japan and more,  will cost $0.02 per minute. Also, for those of you who uses Google apps for school or business or if you are not a U.S. based user, the Gmail phone calls might have a little delay but it will be available soon.

[Via googleblog]

Google changes the Gmail interface of iPad

gmail-ipadGoogle announced some few changes for iPad’s interface. The previous modification of Gmail for iOS was last year in April, when iPad suffered a complete redesign of the web application’s underlying code.

This new interface improves speed and has some new buttons. In the previous version there was two similar toolbars on the screen (one on the bottom left and the other on top right), that were affecting the open conversation. This problem is gone in the new version. Now, selected conversations are displayed stacked on the right panel for an easy organizing, archiving or deleting. Also, the second toolbar is gone, so is always clear which conversation you’re working with.

The new Gmail for iPad is now available in US. If you want to try it go to Safari browser and navigate to gmail.com.

How to set up email addres on your BlackBerry (video)

How to set up email addres on your BlackBerry (video)

Make your live easier, communicate with your friends in near real-time, reply and forward, filter message by sender or subject, and do much more, all of this things if you add the email address on your BlackBerry.

To integrate the email address you have to follow the next steps:

1. Locate and click on the Setup folder.
2. Within the Setup folder, click on Email Settings and if prompted, review the Terms of Agreement.
3. A listing of various email providers will now be displayed:

  • If you are integrating a Yahoo!, Gmail, AOL or Windows Live email address, highlight the appropriate icon and click Next.
  • If you are integrating an email address from another provider, select Other.

4. Provide the email address and password and in most cases, you’re done!