Some images surfaced a couple weeks back that appeared to show the next PlayBook tablet from RIM, now adding a cellular modem for data connectivity. The pictures depicted hardware labeled the BlackBerry 4G PlayBook and showed the addition of a new SIM slot. Granted, we still didn’t know if we were looking at an HSPA+ or full-on LTE radio; both versions had been mentioned in past RIM leaks. Yesterday we learned about a new PlayBook OS update that was in the process of going out to users. Now that PlayBook owners have had a chance to install the software and start poking through [...]
The HTC Titan II came out the same day as the Nokia Lumia 900, but hasn’t seen as much press coverage — or sales, for that matter. Still, it has some great features that are worth taking a look at, especially that 16 megapixel camera HTC has included. This is the first time HTC has included a 16 megapixel camera on any of their phones, Android included. Is it worth the extra price compared to the Nokia Lumia 900? Read on for our full review.BOX CONTENTS
The HTC Titan II comes in your usual orange AT&T-branded box. Inside the box you’ve got a [...]
Sprint has just made the unsurprising announcement that their anticipated Galaxy Nexus variant will launch next Sunday, April 22nd. For American wireless customers, this is a pretty big deal. It marks only the second carrier-sponsored release of the device in the US. The price is pretty good, too, at least compared to Verizon’s current price point: Sprint will sell their version for $199.99 on a two-year contract, beating Big Red’s price by a full Benjamin. On top of that, customers who register for Google Wallet within a week of activating their new Galaxy Nexus will [...]
The HTC Fireball first showed-up on our radar back at the end of last year, when a Verizon leak included both that code name and the phone’s model number. We didn’t hear much more about the Fireball until February, upon an image of the phone surfacing, and revealing it to look very much like a Droid Incredible model. We thought it might arrive as the Droid Incredible 4G, since that name had been in use by manufacturers of phone accessories, and sure enough, a later Verizon leak seemed to confirm that name. We’re now wondering if the phone’s name might still be [...]
The HTC One X is currently the Taiwanese manufacturer’s flagship device and it’s safe to say that it is the best Android phone money can buy at the moment of this post — of course, we’re still ahead of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III announcement.
“Canada’s first LTE smartphone with Beats Audio Integration” is already up for pre-order, going for $169.99 on a three-year contract, but it looks like the phone will be released on April 20. As you can see in the image leaked above, the date seems to be plausible. Given we’re [...]
Yesterday we’ve seen the first render of the HTC Incredible 4G expected to land on Verizon’s line-up and today brings a pair of photos — granted, by Mr. Blurrycam — with the device smiling for the camera.
Just like in the render, the device in the picture sports three capacitive buttons on the front, following HTC’s design for this year’s One line-up. On the screen, which is reportedly qHD and around four inches large, you can see Sense 4.0 in its full glory running on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Other expected specs include a [...]
HTC, following two tough quarters, is finally looking to turn its fortunes around with a pair of sexy handsets in its new One series, the One X and One S. Domestically, the X is headed to AT&T as the dual-core (but LTE-enabled) XL, while the the S is destined for T-Mobile; Sprint is getting its own One-esque model in the EVO 4G LTE. Well Verizon, the nation’s largest carrier, still doesn’t have a One to call its own — and the upcoming HTC Fireball, while attractive and nicely-spec’ed in its own right, seems to do little to change that (although the Vigor, [...]
On March 26, AT&T officially announced the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II, both introduced at this year’s CES as Windows Phones taking advantage of the carrier’s 4G LTE network. The availability date announced was April 8 and, as such, both phones are now available.
The Nokia Lumia 900 — with its 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display, 1830 mAh battery, eight-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, f/2.2 and 28mm wide angle focal length — goes for $99.99 on a two-year contract (and $449.99 for the phone only). The HTC Titan II — packing the [...]
There are some recent reports regarding the 4G variant of the latest Apple tablet and its inability to connect or maintain a 3G connection without a restart. It seems that some users of the New iPad 4G + WiFi are only experiencing this issue when connected to 3G networks (that is international users) and that 4G LTE is not affected.
These reports come hot on the heels of other alleged and/or problems with the Apple tablet; first there were reports of the New iPad getting warm/hot — later denied by Apple — and then followed problems with WiFi connectivity — with [...]
RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was released as a WiFi-only device, requiring you to tether it to your phone’s connection to get online. While at the time RIM might have been thinking of the PlayBook as an accessory to go along with other BlackBerry gear, it seems the company has been reconsidering releasing a PlayBook with its own cellular modem, freeing it up from relying on any other hardware. We’ve heard about plans for such devices, most recently seeing an LTE-enabled PlayBook on a leaked RIM roadmap, supposedly targeted for a release sometime this month. As we [...]
Recently we heard that Sprint plans to keep offering their unlimited data plans, even with their new LTE network. This is certainly great, even if slightly old, news for Sprint customers worried about tip toing around their grandfathered plans or those considering a network switch at some point in the future. Nearly all other US carriers have long since abolished “Unlimited” data plans in favor of tiered data and while many allow you to grandfather your older “Unlimited” plans onto their new LTE networks, one needs to be careful about not losing it and deal [...]
This is the HTC EVO ONE (codename:Jewel) that Sprint will reportedly launch on Wednesday, pictured between the HTC One X for AT&T and the T-Mobile-bound HTC One S. As one of the Now Network’s premiere LTE handsets, the EVO ONE promises to usher in a new cellular broadband technology in much the same manner as the HTC EVO 4G heralded the company’s ill-fated WiMax rollout.
Rumored by Android Central to sport a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm along with a 4.7-inch, 720p display and 16GB of internal memory, the EVO ONE should make a worthy [...]
We were in New York City this evening to hear about the new HTC EVO 4G LTE. The EVO 4G LTE is very similar to the HTC One X, though it adds HD-voice capability, Sprint LTE, and a slightly redesigned case to provide a kickstand (perhaps in homage to the original HTC EVO 4G). It’s also got a beefier battery at 2000mAh, versus 1800mAh on the GSM version, plus a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU instead of the Tegra3 quad-core chip found on the One X.
The HD-voice is an interesting addition, as it marks the start of improved voice quality afforded by fourth-generation networks. [...]
We had a few moments to put the recently-announced HTC EVO 4G LTE up against the new Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia 900 at the EVO 4G LTE launch event in New York. These phones are very different. The EVO 4G LTE runs with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and utilizes HTC’s Sense 4.0 interface, while the Lumia 900 is running Windows Phone 7.5 Mango with a small handful of software additions made by Nokia.
The Lumia 900 is certainly heavier than the EVO 4G LTE, despite being less tall and wide. The Lumia 900 also has a less precise screen due to its WVGA resolution, but [...]
We’ve learned from a reliable source that Virgin Mobile will begin carrying the nearly year-old HTC EVO 3D later this year, offering it up as the HTC EVO V 4G. Tipped to be available in both grey as well as the plum shade once exclusive to Best Buy, the rebranded EVO 3D will join the recently-revealed HTC One V on Virgin, creating quite a compelling portfolio of HTC Android devices on the prepaid carrier.
Despite getting somewhat long in the tooth, the EVO 3D still offers a very attractive feature set. Besides being one of only two auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we talk about all that’s cool and not so cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we begin by talking about our coverage, which includes our full review of Apple’s New iPad, our recent comparison video between it and the iPad 2 and even Apple’s first iPad, and Michael Fisher’s editorials surrounding this new tablet. We later have a look at IGN’s recent benchmarks where they show that Apple’s A5X and even their old A5 beats NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 in graphics. We then go through all [...]
Watch this week’s Windows Phone view as we wrap-up all the good and bad inside the world of Microsoft’s Windows Phone devices. In today’s show we begin by covering the launch dates for the AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 along with all the great deals that are being offered for getting the device real cheap. We later go through the details on the AT&T HTC Titan II, which will also be released at the same time. We then talk about the recent rumors about Nokia TV and how that’ll fit into current Windows Phone services. We end our good section talking about all our [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not inside the world of Google’s Android project. In today’s show we start by discussing all the release dates and release rumors for the HTC One X, S and V, which are closer to a wallet near you. We later talk about NVIDIA’s recent affirmation that $200 Quad-core Android tablets are possible, and why. We then go through all the Verizon devices that are likely to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the next coming days. We spend some time going through this week’s [...]
Earlier we saw yet another carrier shift from WiMAX for the more popular LTE standard, but just how wide spread is this adoption? In 2009 we saw the first public implementation of LTE in Norway and Sweden, 4 years after the commercial introduction of WiMAX. Fast forward 3 years and we have heard statements from nearly every major carrier worldwide concerning their plans to adopt LTE. In the US the “Big 4” have each spoke of their 4G LTE rollout plans, with most already well into their path of fire. Even Yota, the Russian telecommunications provider, who built the worlds [...]
If you’ve never owned a tablet, there’s no device that we could recommend more than Apple’s New iPad. We rarely give any product we review a full score of 5 stars out of 5, so there’s no mistaking that this is simply one of the best tablets you can purchase at the moment. No product is perfect though, and Apple’s past versions of the iPad are also good choices to pick from. With Apple’s recent decision to sell their New iPad along with last year’s iPad 2, and with the ease that you can find the First-Gen iPad on eBay for a good price, choices [...]
We’re hoping to get news in just a week or two about the start of Sprint’s LTE network in the US. So far, we’ve been focusing a lot on what phones we expect to see arrive to support the network; most recently, those rumors have been looking to the HTC EVO One. While the available hardware is going to be very important for how Sprint’s launch of LTE is perceived, the actual reach of the network itself is no less critical. A newly-leaked image purports to show us where Sprint is hoping to deploy its network, and some comments from a company executive give us a [...]
Now that AT&T’s lined up to get the just-revealed One X, and T-Mobile’s taken claim to the One S (with Verizon always fed a steady stream of quality hardware), HTC’s plans for Sprint seem to be up in the air, especially with the once cutting-edge EVO 3D closing in on its one-year launch anniversary. Well we’ve now learned from a trusted source that a high-end handset is in fact on its way to Sprint from the House of One, and it’s codenamed the HTC Jewel.
Details of the Jewel are still very thin, but we do know that its a large device with a [...]
It was just about two months ago when we first heard of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G. T-Mobile formally announced the handset at the CES, which will be be compatible with high-speed 42Mbps HSPA+ data where available. More recently, we learned that the Blaze would arrive sometime in March, and then just last week T-Mobile put up a new page for the phone on its site, promoting it as coming soon. It was all pretty clear we were getting right down to the wire for the phone’s release, and now T-Mobile has made its plans official, tweeting out its release schedule for the Blaze [...]