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    So far we've unboxed the Motorola Flipside. We've also taken an up and close look at its hardware and MotoBlur user interface. Our next video in the Flipside series is a comparison video in which we pit the Motorola Flipside against the Samsung Transform. Both devices are considered mid-range Android phones. The Flipside is featured on AT&T's network and sports a 720mHz processor and 512MB of RAM. The Transform resides on Sprint and holds an 800mHz processor and 256MB of RAM. Curious to see which device outperforms the other? Press play below to see us benchmark these two devices against ...

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    When we first unboxed the Motorola Flipside we were only able to sneak a quick peek at the devices UI and implementation of MotoBlur with the preloaded Android 2.1 OS. Now, it's time to get down to business. For part 1 of our software overview on the Motorola Flipside, we take a quick tour of MotoBlur and its functionality. MotoBlur is Motorola's very own Android UI skin that puts social networking at the forefront of the user interface. One great aspect of Blur is that it lets the user resize widgets as they see fit. As you'll see, some video natively support this and are able to adapt to ...

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    The Motorola Flipside is a touchscreen Android 2.1 device that offers a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This allows users to take advantage of either the physical keyboard or the 3.1" capacitive screen, (featuring a resolution of 320x480) to compose messages of any kind. One unique aspect here is the inclusion of a trackpad for navigating through the UI. The innards of the Flipside are made up of a 720MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and an equal 512MB of ROM. While the processor may not be the fastest from a hard spec standpoint, the amount of RAM is up to snuff with some of today's newest devices ...

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    Recently, we spent some time with the mid-range Samsung Transform available on the Sprint network. This time around, we kick off our coverage of another mid-range Android device, but from a different manufacturer and carrier altogether. AT&T is a carrier that is well-known for offering a stacked line of feature and message phones. Lately, the line between feature phone and smartphones has begun to blur (no pun intended). In the below video, we unbox the Motorola Flipside on AT&T and get a quick look at the boot up, and what comes packaged with the device. The Flipside is primarily a ...

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    In our Droid Pro hardware overview, we briefly looked at the quick launch shortcuts and user programmable side button. We think it's time you get to see these cool features in action. If you use certain apps frequently and want to save room on your homescreen, quick launch commands are a great way to do so. We also take a look at the general UI of this device. Motorola has included their BLUR skin, but hasn't taken to advertising it. BLUR may have its ups and downs, but with the Droid Pro it allows for a great deal of customization on both sides of the spectrum. Users can stick to strictly ...

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    As time progresses, the picture taking and video recording quality of our cell phones camera improves. Some manufacturers consider a phenomenal camera as a major selling point to their new device. Others see it as a luxury that is often overlooked to keep production costs down. One thing is clear; cell phones are the most readily available device for many people. When they need to take a picture on the fly their phone is what they first reach for. Thus, it would only make since to have a good quality camera sensor on your cell phone. Motorola details the Droid Pro as being able to record ...

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    Despite the fact that the Samsung Continuum is another Galaxy S phone, the additional secondary ticker screen located below the capacitive Android buttons equates to a different software experience. Directly out of the box the Continuum will make use of Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android 2.1. TouchWiz still seems to be an acquired taste. If you're after the vanilla Android experience you unfortunately won't find it here. The most exciting element of the Continuum to talk about is the ticker screen. Samsung has created what they call a grip sensor, which will automatically turn on only ...

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    Samsung seems to have hit a home run with their Galaxy S line of devices. Each of the major US carriers has received their own version of a Galaxy S phone. Verizon Wireless and Samsung each wanted to take things a step further by creating another Galaxy S device, but with a unique design. Enter the Samsung Continuum, a phone that possesses a main 3.4" sAMOLED touchscreen, but also a secondary 1.8" touchscreen ticker to display notification, weather, RSS feeds, etc. The brain of the operation is a 1GHz Hummingbird processor meshed with 336MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. The Hummingbird ...

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    The candybar design of the Droid Pro is something we haven't seen very often in the Android world. With its full physical QWERTY keyboard, it's clear that Motorola hopes to tap into the business audience of smartphone users. One great addition here is that the Droid Pro is a world phone. This means that if you plan on traveling outside of the US, you can take advantage of GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900) and UMTS (850, 1900, 2100) frequencies. Thus, wherever you are, your phone should work without a hitch. At the heart of the Droid Pro beats a 1Ghz processor next to 512MB of RAM and 2048MB of ...

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    Motorola and Verizon Wireless have set their sights on targeting business users with the release of the Droid Pro. Users looking to obtain an Android device with a physical full QWERTY keyboard have typically only had sliding keyboard options. The Droid Pro offers an alternative by combing a full QWERTY and touchscreen on the front of a bar-style device. In the below video, we get busy by unboxing the Droid Pro. One aspect that we immediately noticed is the keyboards' striking resemblance to the old Q line of Windows Mobile devices. In normal unboxing fashion, we take a look at what comes ...

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    The Samsung Continuum has been stealing quite a bit of attention in the Android stratosphere as of late. First, came the initial leak. Next, came endless speculation, and finally, the actual announcement. Well now that it's here, it's time to unbox this unique device from the Galaxy S line. What sets the Continuum apart from its brothers and sisters before it is the additional "ticker" screen, just beneath the main capacitive Android buttons. Our unboxing video will provide a look at what is packaged in the box alongside the Samsung Continuum. We will also boot up the device for the first ...

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    It's time to run some tests on the Sprint Samsung Transform! So far we've run through an unboxing, a software overview, and a hardware overview on the Samsung Transform. Well, now it's time to see how well it stacks up against its big brother, the Samsung Epic 4G. As mentioned in our hardware overview, the Transforms 800MHz processor surely isn't as brawny as the Epic's 1Ghz processor. As the video below shows, the Transform may not be exactly as fast, but it still performs very well. In this video we run a series of comparison tests featuring a YouTube and browser test. As briefly ...

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    So far we've unboxed the Samsung Transform and taken a look at its user interface in part one of our software overview. Well, now it's time to hunker down and take a look at the hardware. The Transform's form factor is a touchscreen Android device with a full QWERTY slide out keyboard. If you're someone who prefers to use a physical keyboard, this device should be on your radar. The Transform is equipped with a 3.5" LCD display with a resolution of 320x480. Housed inside its frame is a 800Mhz processor, 256MB of RAM, and 512MB of ROM. These specs keep the Transform in the mid-range area of ...

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    In our unboxing video of the Samsung Transform, we were only able to briefly see the UI after the initial boot-up. In our next video in the series, we take a closer look at the software that both Sprint and Samsung have implemented on the Transform. One immediately noticeable characteristic is that Samsung's Touchwiz UI is completely absent. Instead, Samsung has used a Froyo-like app drawer and homescreen bar. Sprint has also included the Sprint ID option for users to take advantage of. Sprint ID is essentially a profile that the user can choose that is complete with pre-filled widgets, ...

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    Sprint is no stranger to touchscreen devices with slide-out keyboards. One of the more recent of which is the Samsung Epic 4G. If you weren't fond of the larger size of the Epic 4G or the overall pricetag, but loved the form factor, Sprint has just released a device that may interest you. The Samsung Transform is a touchscreen Android 2.1 device with a slide-out keyboard. This means it offers the best of both worlds in regards to quickly navigating through the UI to gracefully typing out messages on the physical keyboard (if you so choose). Included in the box are your typical microUSB ...

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