Aug 13, 2011

Samsung S8500 Wave

Samsung S8500 Wave: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. HSDPA 900 / 2100. Touch Screen: 3.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Scratch-resistant surface, Handwriting recognition. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS support. Bada OS with ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor. Camera: 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash. Video: 720p@30fps,continuous autofocus, video light. MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player, MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV/Xvid/DivX player, Digital compass, Organizer, Image editor, Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM recording. Expandable Memory: microSD (TransFlash) up to 32GB. Buy from Amazon.

Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670

Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670: This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint. Mobile Phone Platform Band GSM & EDGE Band 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz Band. HSDPA 900 / 2,100 MHz Band. Camera: 5.0 MP AF Camera, QVGA@15fps, Codec : MPEG4, H.263, H.264. Music: 3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+. Display: 3.31" 320x240 QVGA TFT. Android 2.2 OS, Processor 600MHz. Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 (b/g/n), Bluetooth technology v 2.1. Buy from

Samsung Conquer 4G Phone For Sprint

Samsung Conquer 4G Phone For Sprint : 3.5-inch TFT touch screen display, WiMax / CDMA2000 1xEV-DO rev. A, 3.2-megapixel camera, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

Aug 11, 2011 HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32 GB 9.7-Inch Tablet Computer: Computers & Accessories HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32 GB 9.7-Inch Tablet Computer: Computers & Accessories: "Store more files on the go and get more done with the HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32GB, a tablet designed to work like you do. Connect, play, surf and share more easily. Organize your related activities into card stacks on the brilliant 9.7-inch diagonal LED backlit multitouch display. Enjoy websites with Adobe® Flash® content and hear music the way the artists intended it to be heard with Beats Audio. You can also use the front-facing camera and microphone for live video calling. HP webOS helps you multitask seamlessly. Sign in to your online accounts and this HP tablet pulls information together automatically. See your Face book friends’ birthdays in your contacts, compare work and personal calendars side by side, and view your work and personal e-mails together or separately. Just Type lets you create messages, search the web and more without launching an app first. Receive notifications of new messages, e-mails and events without interrupting what’s on your screen. Plus, charge this HP tablet wirelessly using the optional HP Touchstone Charging Dock. The HP TouchPad Wi-Fi 32GB also works better together with other HP webOS devices: Touch to share websites with your HP Pre3 or Veer Smartphone."

Jun 3, 2011

Motorola Charm MB502 Android Smartphone

This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.

Motorola Charm MB502 Technical Details:
  • Android-powered smartphone in bronze with 2.8-inch touchscreen, physical QWERTY keyboard, MOTOBLUR social networking, and BACKTRACK touchpad
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g); 3-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD memory expansion; access to personal and corporate e-mail
  • Compatible with T-Mobile's 3G network for fast downloads as well as quick uploads of photo and video to sharing sites
  • Up to 9 hours of talk time (with extended battery), up to 360 hours (15 days) of standby time; released in August, 2010

May 27, 2011

HTC Flyer Review: More Portable Than iPad

HTC Flyer 3G / WiFi HotSpot / GPS / 5MP / 7 Inch Tablet Device review: More Portable Than iPad, By Robert P. Seaton (Elmhurst, IL)
* 7" Screen (1024x600 resolution)
* 1.5GHz Processor
* 32GB Internal Storage
* 5 Megapixel Camera
* 1.3 Megapixel Front-facing Camera
* Available with 3G
* GPS/Bluetooth/WiFi b/g/n

As far as hardware goes, the Flyer is definitely a bit on the heavy side when compared to my cousin's iPad. He complained about it, but it's not like you really notice how heavy it is when you use the device. Plus, the Flyer's screen is a lot smaller so I find it less awkward to hold with one hand. The heftiness actually makes the device feel more sturdy than the iPad. It's not that elegant, but more of a rugged device. Manly, if you will. Since it's only ~7", I can actually fit it in most of my pockets, something that you can't do with an iPad, so I think on that front it is more of a portable device. The Flyer also comes with a really nice case.

Like I said, the screen is smaller than that of the iPad, but larger than that of a phone. I think it strikes a good balance between being too large and too small. Web browsing on it is fantastic and it has flash support, unlike one of its competitors. ;) Unlike the cramped keyboard on my phone, typing on the Flyer is nice and easy with plenty of room. The tablet's autocorrect also seems to be smarter than on my Atrix, but I could be making that up. The Flyer is almost small enough that you can use it like you would a smartphone, but not quite. It's just a little too bulky.

The screen is really nice at 1024x600 resolution and great for watching movies. It's a lot brighter than my MacBook's screen and it's even pretty usable (gasp!) outside! The battery life is definitely a champ. One day my whole family was using it (HEAVY usage) and it easily lasted the whole day. Most days I can go about two or three days of regular use before I need to recharge it. You can even schedule it to sleep at set hours of the day to conserve even more battery life, so I have it set up to turn off the WiFi and stuff while I'm sleeping.

Altogether, I'm pretty happy with my Flyer, but there are a couple downside. The speakers, for example, are not very good, so you should definitely invest in a good pair of speakers. While I think the small(er) screen is an advantage, it might be a deal breaker for some folks. Also, the Android app store is pretty lacking when it comes to apps for tablets, and some apps don't use the entire screen, which is kind of annoying. The camera is also pretty bad, but the UI is definitely better than the other devices that I compared it to at Best Buy. The magic pen thing is also kind of cool, but I don't really use it that much."

May 25, 2011

Blackberry Playbook Review: What is everyone's problem?

Blackberry Playbook Review: What is everyone's problem? By D. Bannister (Calgary, Alberta Canada):
"I own the iPad 1. I like it. I don't love it. The apps are great. But it is large and cumbersome. It doesn't really multi-task. And I hate the way it handles email. I use a Blackberry Torch phone. I love the way it handles email. And the apps are very good. Fewer. But very good.

So it was with some trepidation and excitement I bought the Blackberry Playbook. The trepidation was because of the advanced reviews which universally panned it. I looked at it, held it, and bought it. And I will tell you it is one piece of stunning equipment.