Posts by DickieAdams

  • by | January 16, 2012 11:56 PM

    In this video, we are taking a close look at the hardware on the one of the newest 4G LTE devices from ATT: the HTC Vivid. Sadly, the device is simply not inspiring. While the specs are withing the realms of other devices on the market today, there are plenty of more interesting phones on the market for which one can spend $199 for. The lack of nationwide LTE from ATT also serves to dampen what could otherwise be a high point in the device configuration. Dimensions 5.07 x 2.64 x 0.44" 6.24 oz Battery 1620 mAh Display 4.5" S-LCD 540 x 960 pixels (qHD) 262k colors Gorilla Glass Processor ...

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  • by | January 16, 2012 11:55 PM

    In this video, we are taking a close look at the software on the one of the newest 4G LTE devices from AT&T, the HTC Vivid. Even with the usual HTC Sense 3.0 overlaid on Gingerbread Android, the HTC Vivid is still an admirable performer. If not for it's bulky exterior and hardware design, one would be very pleased with the results. Even the data speeds without the 4G LTE service (not available in my primary service area) are outstanding, especially compared to my daily driver from Sprint. There is the typical bloatware installed on the device, some of which can be removed, while others ...

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  • by | November 19, 2011 2:04 AM

    In this video, we are unboxing the newest of the Amazon e-reader lineup: the Kindle Fire. A first for Amazon in the realm of color, but certainly in line with their current Kindle ecosystem, the Fire has a lot of hype to live up to. The 7" form factor is certainly appealing, even if the device is missing a camera, most sensors, and only has 8GB of storage. It's important to note that Amazon has been very careful not to call this a tablet, nor claim that it will be an iPad killer. Taking this into consideration, the game then turns back to the user experience on the device itself. Once can ...

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  • by | September 27, 2011 4:10 PM

    The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most highly anticipated devices to arrive in the US in quite some time, and Sprint is the first to receive it in the form of the Epic 4G Touch (shortened name for the sake of time). With a massive 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 1800mAh and a Samsung Exynos dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the phone certainly looks to be quite the powerhouse. But has this new Android phone been able to live up to the hype? Read on for the full review! BOX CONTENTS The box contents are rather bare, and other than the phone, the only remaining items are a wall charger, ...

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  • by | September 21, 2011 1:43 PM

    The "weapon of choice", as Sprint would have us believe, is the newest to their mobile lineup - the Motorola Photon 4G. With a body whose beveled corners encase its powerful Tegra 2 1Ghz dual-core processor, this phone certainly feels good in the hand. Motorola's first 4G device (and a world phone as well) on Sprint looks to be a solid contender, but will it be able to win the battle of the consumers? Read on for the full review! BOX CONTENTS Not much in the way of included accessories in the box with the Photon 4G. A wall charger and appropriate USB cable is all you'll find outside of the ...

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  • by | September 21, 2011 1:08 PM

    In this video, we are taking a closer look at the software of the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. There is a minor amount of bloatware included, but at least some of it can be uninstalled. The new Motion based activities are useful, and the general UI is very snappy. The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is available from Sprint for $199 with a two year contract.

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  • by | September 20, 2011 1:39 AM

    In this video, we are taking a closer look at the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. As one of the most highly anticipated devices to arrive in the US, will Sprint be able to pull in new users and keep existing ones on its network with this device? Battery 1800mAh Li-Ion Talk time 8.72 hours Dimensions 5.11 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches Display 4.52" Super AMOLED Plus with a 480x800 resolution Weight 4.60 oz Processor 1.2Ghz dual-core Samsung Exynos Memory 16GB Internal, 1GB RAM Camera 8MP w/flash rear camera (1080P video capture) 2MP front-facing camera Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, WiMAX, ...

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  • by | September 20, 2011 12:34 AM

    Battle lines have been drawn, and the device manufacturers are trying hard to recruit new members to their ranks. In this video, we take a closer look at the software of the Motorola Photon 4G for Sprint. A winner or loser once the fight is done? You'll have to watch to see. The Motorola Photon 4G is available from Sprint for $199 with a two year contract.

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  • by | September 20, 2011 12:33 AM

    The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most highly anticipated devices to arrive in the US, and Sprint is the first to receive it in the form of the Epic 4G Touch. With a massive 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 1800mAh and a Samsung Exynos dual-core 1.2GHz processor - the phone certainly looks to be quite the powerhouse. The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is available from Sprint for $199 with a two year contract starting on September 16th. First impressions - Bright and beautiful display - No included microSD card - Lightweight and comfortable

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  • by | September 12, 2011 3:11 PM

    The fight continues for the hearts and minds of today's phone consumers. In this video, we take a closer look at the hardware of the Motorola Photon 4G for Sprint. Thus far, impressions are very favorable, with some caveats. Is it enough to cause users to defect over to Sprint? We shall see. Battery 1700 mAh Li-Ion Talk time 10 hours Dimensions 2.6" x 5.0" x 0.5" Display 4.3" qHD Capacitive Touchscreen Weight 5.6 oz Processor 1 GHz NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 Dual Core Processor Memory 16GB Internal, 1GB RAM Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMAX, CDMA, GSM The Motorola Photon 4G is available from Sprint for $199 ...

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  • by | August 24, 2011 10:48 PM

    The "weapon of choice", as Sprint would have us believe, is the newest to their mobile lineup - the Motorola Photon 4G. With beveled corners encasing its Tegra 1Ghz dual-core processor, this phone certainly feels good in the hand. Motorola's first 4G device on Sprint looks to be a solid contender, but will it be able to win the battle of the consumers? The Motorola Photon 4G is available from Sprint for $199 with a two year contract. First impressions - Pentile display means some noticeable pixelation - No included microSD card - Feels comfortable in-hand (beveled corners, soft-touch ...

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  • by | August 14, 2011 10:02 AM

    In 2009, Motorola and Verizon announced the original Droid -- a highly popular device which kicked off, thanks to Verizon's Droid campaign, a revolution in which not only geeks had Android phones. The Droid 3 is the latest model in the line, and we have the review for you. It still has the Motorola Droid "tail", and a slide out keyboard, but more has changed than has remained the same. How does it compare to its Droid siblings? Read on for the full review! BOX CONTENTS Other than the phone, the Droid 3 box contains very little in the way of accessories. Manuals, a sync cable, and a USB ...

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  • by | August 5, 2011 11:51 AM

    Update: the Market comparison shown here turns out to be the new Google Market skin which, for some unknown reason, appeared on this device out of the box vs the original unboxed device. While Verizon still has some of it's bloatware installed, overall the Droid 3 from Motorola runs smoothly and efficiently. Bing has not been installed by default, and you can even remove some of the 3rd-party default apps. As for Motorola's mini-Blur? It's stable, easy to use, and snappy - which for basic Android users is going to be a big plus. The Motorola Droid 3 is available from Verizon for $199 with ...

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  • by | July 26, 2011 6:14 PM

    Even with a dual-core processor (allowing for even power-hungry applications to run more efficiently), dual-band and bright 4-inch qHD display, the Droid 3 has a very acceptable battery life (especially compared to 4G devices). While a little heavier than most keyboard phones, it is the slimmest we've seen thus far. Certainly a welcome upgrade in the Droid line. It isn't without problems, however. Even though it is easily viewable in bright sunlight, the PenTile display colors are washed out, and there is noticeable pixelation, especially with text and scrolling. Noticeably absent from the ...

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  • by | July 21, 2011 2:09 PM

    In 2009, Motorola and Verizon announced the original Droid. A highly popular device which really kicked off, thanks to Verizon's Droid campaign, a revolution in which not only geeks had Android phones. The Droid 3 is the new successor to the line, and we have the unboxing for you. It still has the Motorola Droid "tail", and a slide out keyboard (which seems a little stiff), plus a dual-core processor. The Motorola Droid 3 is available from Verizon for $199 with a two year contract. First impressions - Feels comfortable in-hand (smoothed corners, soft-touch plastic back) - Pentile display ...

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