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    In part 1 of our software comparison between the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S we scratched the surface of the software performance of each of the two devices. In our hardware comparison video we gave you a look at the differences and the similarities of the hardware specs and size each of these two devices features. In part 2 of our software comparison, we finish off our coverage by taking a look at the YouTube application, game play performance, virtual keyboard, and general navigation through the home-screen system. The YouTube application seems to load faster on the Samsung ...

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    Part one of our software comparison between the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Galaxy S featured a browser test and a look at the overall speed in general navigation as well. Next up is our hardware comparison. The HTC EVO 4G features a 4.3" LCD screen and the Samsung Galaxy S is equipped with a 4" Super AMOLED screen. While Super AMOLED does certainly look better, typing on the virtual keyboard is somewhat easier on the EVO's bigger screen. The HTC EVO 4G initially received a lot of attention as one of the first devices to feature a Micro HDMI out port. Samsung has taken a different stance by ...

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    The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini is truly a unique smartphone. With a form-factor unlike any other Android device, our final review is sure to be very interesting. So, check it out below! If you have already seen our video coverage you can skip to the bottom of the page and watch the final video review. Software This device was created with the idea of single-handed operation in mind. Due to this, Sony has created a custom user interface for the X10 Mini. Users can easily swipe left and right through the menu system. Navigation is literally a breeze. Despite the fact that this is a custom skin ...

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    With mobile phones becoming the primary contact phone for many people, coverage at home is of utmost concern. In many cases (mine included), cell phone signal is strong until entering the home. Daily, I meet people who can only make or receive a phone call in one specific corner of their house. Talk about being a prisoner in ones own home! Well, the solution is upon us. The Femtocell. Sprint and AT&T both currently offer their versions of the Femtocell to a majority of their customers. Sprint's "Airave" is plugged directly into a Cable/DSL modem or router. It then uses the digital ...

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    The Samsung Wave is a phone of firsts. It's the first device to utilize a Super AMOLED screen, and also the first device to come loaded with Samsung's proprietary Bada operating system. After spending some time with it, we have both some good and bad to report about the Wave. In this review, we'll go through all of the important bits. Read on! What impressed me The Wave's Super AMOLED screen really lives up to the hype. I was immediately mesmerized by how crisp the colors were. Coming from the Nexus One, I believed that AMOLED technology could not be beaten and was some of the best we ...

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    If you watched part one of our Software Review video, you were giving an overview of the new Bada OS. We took you through the navigation of the menus, pages, and what widgets users had available to utilize. Now, in part two of our Software Review, we dive further into the software bundled with Bada. With Facebook and Twitter becoming widely used on mobile devices, Samsung was sure to add these apps natively. In this video, we demonstrate the social networking integration applications. We also test the speed of Bada's browser and its ability to display flash content. Finally, we look at ...

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    In our initial unboxing video we briefly scratched the surface on the Samsung Wave's hardware. Due to this being the first device to utilize a Super AMOLED screen, we immediately devised a plan to put its daytime viewing to the test… This video overview will give you a further glimpse into the Wave's hardware. We also bring the phone into the threatening sunlight to determine if Samsung's claim of daytime visibility holds true. I personally really enjoy the form factor of the Samsung Wave. While the screen may be a little small for my liking, the phone fits perfectly in my hand. Also, I ...

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    If you watched our unboxing video of the Samsung Wave, you heard us mention that this device utilizes Samsung's very own Bada operating system. In part one of our software overview video of the Samsung Wave we show you a general overview of Bada. You have the ability to create ten different homescreen pages, each of which can contain various widgets. We also touch on the email, camera, and video Recorder applications that are included on this device. The email application works great after some customization and the video recorder is capable of superb quality with a consistent frame rate. ...

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    The first Super AMOLED device is finally here! With screen quality and resolution becoming a large focus in new smartphones, Samsung has stepped up their game with the release of the Wave. Paired with both a Super AMOLED screen and Samsung's very own operating system, "Bada", the Wave is sure to be a unique experience. Samsung claims that Super AMOLED screen technology makes up for where typical AMOLED devices fall short--daylight viewing. I have high hopes for Super AMOLED type displays. As a former user of the Nexus One, I personally had a large issue with viewing its AMOLED screen ...

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    Hey everyone, my name is Geoff Farinha and I'm the latest addition to pocketnow's editorial team. Let me tell you a little about myself. I have an undying passion for all things involving technology. My history with smartphones (featured below) is quite an extensive list that spans across many of the different operating systems. Apart from the content I will be producing here at pocketnow I also juggle and enjoy numerous different activities. I am currently a graduate student enrolled in an accelerated one year program to obtain my masters degree in Business Management. I also take part in ...

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