A large number of smartphone enthusiasts seem to be relatively sour at the announcement of any smartphone lacking a front facing camera. This response is certainly understandable, as the front facing camera is another feature on a long list of capabilities, and a feature with no particularly solid reason for not including it in a modern smartphone. That being said, the front facing camera currently seems to stand rather low on the list of system critical features consumers demand. With the primary focus of this secondary camera aimed at video calling and the explosion of recent [...]
The iPad has earned its reputation. While there is strong competition from the likes of Samsung and Asus, neither of these companies have (yet) been able to rival the iPad in terms of screen resolution and software experience. Granted, 2012 will be the year where we see an all-out arms race between tablet purveyors to bring screen resolution, battery life, speed, and form factor to unseen levels, but as of today, in many areas, the iPad still has a tremendous shadow cast on the tablet sector.
After taking the new iPad out of the box, its added weight and [...]
Many Windows Phone fans on AT&T were happy to find out that the carrier finally announced the availability date and contract price for the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II. Thing is that the Lumia 900 is $100 cheaper on contract than the Titan II, which begs the question: why would you spend more?
It turns out that the $100 difference between the two will still exist if you want to go with the phone only, without a contract. The Nokia Lumia 900 will reportedly go for $449.99 while the HTC Titan II will cost you $549.99. The same question remains: is [...]
Now that the HTC Vivid has been updated with Sense 3.6 and Ice Cream Sandwich, we are returning with a new video to take a closer look at the changes therein.
Overall, the device seems to be snappier and the slight changes to Sense are for the better on all fronts. We would have liked to see a more unified ICS interface or even Sense 4.0, but HTC has made it very clear they do not want to confuse or alienate their existing customer base.
Unfortunately, a software update cannot change hardware issues, and our review score still stands.
Fans of underserved mobile platforms, rejoice! AT&T today announced the impending availability of two important flagship Windows Phones: the Titan II from HTC, and the Lumia 900 from Nokia. Each is available starting April 8, and each offers its own take on a premium Windows Phone experience. The biggest difference is pricing: HTC’s offering comes in at $199, a full Benjamin more expensive than the more-buzzworthy Lumia. Why is there such a divergence in price between these similarly specced phones, and who would opt for the Titan over the Lumia? Let’s take a break [...]
As they say, good things come in pairs! After officially announcing the availability date for the Nokia Lumia 900, AT&T is pulling a double by letting people know that the HTC Titan II will land the same day: April 8.
Both the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan II were announced at CES so it is just normal that they become available the same day on AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
The HTC Titan II will go for $199.99 on a two-year contract — which is $100 more than the Lumia 900 — but you will get a larger screen and camera. Specs: the Titan II sports the [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all the cool and the not so cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we go through the New iPad’s sales results after just a couple of days of being launched. We later talk about some of the great apps that already support it’s new Retina Display. We then go through all our week’s coverage on the New iPad, including the reasons why we recommend the Verizon iPad over the AT&T model. We talk about your possibility to jailbreak it, since we know many of you are already waiting. We end [...]
Now that more and more recent rumors and reports are indicating an April 8/April 9 launch for the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T, this exact bit can only come as a further hint that you don’t have to wait much longer for your 4G LTE Windows Phone made by Espoo.
If you follow the source link below you’ll land on a special “Coming Soon” page for the device over at the carrier. You’ll find the most notable features of the phone there but what you will not find, sadly, is an official price or availability date. Still, it should be pretty close; usually [...]
Expectations are high that the next iPhone released by Apple will include support for 4G LTE data. Besides just seeming like the obvious next step for the product, LTE has been mentioned time and time again in rumors targeting the next iPhone. What we’ve been lacking is much in the way of evidence that actually makes the connection between the next iPhone and LTE. Some text strings have been just been uncovered that may provide just that association, included in the iOS 5.1 we’re already using.
The relevant text includes various system messages making numerous [...]
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. We start today’s show going all the recent leaks about the Samsun Galaxy S III and the possibility of mixing a quad-core processor with LTE connectivity for Samsung’s next-generation Exynos processor. We later go through all the recent leaks regarding a Google Nexus tablet built by Asus. We then discuss all this week’s coverage for Android and detail all the recent ROM developments for HTC and Samsung. We end the hot [...]
A bold move from Apple back with the release of the first-generation iPad, was to allow iPhone apps to run on it. Apps would box-into the display and allow you to even zoom into them to take over the iPad’s full screen. Sadly, the problem was that zooming-in would turn any app into an old Nintendo 8-bit game show full of pixels. Apple’s launch of the New iPad has changed that. You’ll notice in our following video that if your iPhone apps have been enhanced to support the iPhone’s Retina Display, zooming them into the New iPad’s Retina Display will give you [...]
We first heard of Android Ice Cream Sandwich version 4.0.5 in February when French carrier SFR ousted a table with information that claimed the Galaxy Nexus (and Nexus S) will get this version over-the-air sometime in March.
Now Android 4.0.5 is back again and this time is with the occasion of a rumor according to which Verizon is testing an update for their LTE Galaxy Nexus. If all things go according to plan, the 4.0.5 build will be unleashed upon phones early next month with lots of fixes and improvements, among which solving the audio reboot and data stability [...]
Samsung, in a seeming attempt to have the most tablets on the market at one time, has just recently released their Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE from Verizon. Similar in most respects to the original Galaxy Tab 7.7 (you can read our review on this variation here), this newest rev also includes LTE/CDMA radios from Verizon. An exciting form factor with a high-speed data connection, how could we resist taking a look? But can it survive against the current tablet market? Were any of the problems mentioned in our previous coverage resolved in this version? Read our review to find out!
Surely Spring is in the air, but Apple has done a great job in making the world look forward to “one more thing” on this season, and it’s their iPad refresh. For the past years, the iPad has signified the tablet that every customer wants to have and that every competitor wants to beat. There’s a lot of speculation over what to expect on the next generation iPad, so let’s start with our Top 5 iPad 3 Killer Features We Anticipate to get. Whether Apple names it the iPad 3 or the iPad HD, there’s a lot of things we all want, and then there are the things [...]
The New iPad is already out there and if Verizon is your favorite carrier you are able to grab one. The Amazon Kindle Fire is one of the most popular Android tablets on the market and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Samsung is also a 4G LTE-enabled choice on Big Red.
We’re putting the latest Android addition to Verizon’s tablet line-up, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, against the aforementioned alternatives. We’re taking a look at form factors — whether you want to go with a large, 9.7/10-incher, a smaller 7.7-inch dimension or the smallest size of 7-inches on the [...]
We already knew that the Nokia Lumia 900 is awesome, regardless if it’s the AT&T iteration or the international one. Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s Head of Windows Phone just tweeted that he’s been “using one for weeks and it rocks!”
The whole story behind this is a bit more complicated. Joe Belfiore might or might have not responded to a Facebook private message inquiry regarding the Lumia 900 on AT&T. In the alleged conversation (seen below), Belfiore purportedly said that there were some problems which pushed back the launch to [...]
With an insane 2048×1536 resolution, the new iPad is a sight to behold. The display no longer looks like a display in the traditional sense: it looks like print, though a bit brighter. That’s how a tablet should be, and it’s likely that in 2012, other tablet purveyors will come to the table with super-high-resolution tablets.
Choosing an iPad is no easy task with two carriers, two colors, and three capacities to choose from. I went with the 32GB White Verizon model. White because it hides fingerprints better, 32GB because 16GB is not enough anymore and 64GB [...]
Just yesterday, we saw the Samsung Galaxy Nexus visit the FCC with support for Sprint’s upcoming LTE network, where it will be a launch device. We’ve been hearing Sprint talk about plans for transitioning from WiMAX to LTE for some time now, and the company LightSquared has often been a central part of what it’s shared. Though LightSquared holds frequency rights that had the potential to help deliver LTE connectivity, technical problems with interference have long marred the company’s efforts. Sprint and LightSquared have been trying to work those issues out and [...]
Two weeks ago, we heard that T-Mobile had confirmed it was no longer planning to follow HSPA+ 42Mbps upgrades with those that would bring its network 84Mbps service. As it’s been focusing on introducing LTE instead, the carrier reportedly abandoned its future upgrade plans for HSPA+. That seemed like a rational enough decision, but now we’re hearing that HSPA+ may yet see 84Mbps service, at least according to T-Mobile’s CTO.
Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray recently participated in a question-and-answer session which T-Mobile published on its blog today. [...]
Watch this week’s Pocketnow iReview as we go through all the details surrounding Apple’s new iPad. We start by going through Apple’s release of their new iPad and their move with the last-generation iPad 2. We later compare specs in detail between the old iPad 2 and the new iPad. Then we go through Apple’s move to 1080p content and we end the Cool section by talking about iOS 5.1.
In the Not So Cool section, we talk about all the iPad 3 predictions that didn’t happen, and why these features mattered.
Aside from having a WiFi-only and a WiFi+4G variant in the line-up (of course, there’s also black, white, 16/32/64GB versions to choose from), the New iPad, which Apple introduced on March 7, has two variants when it comes to LTE.
The first one is the WiFi+4G model for AT&T, which supports 4G LTE (700, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz). The second one is the WiFi+4G model for Verizon, which is compatible with the 4G LTE (700 MHz); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, [...]
As it was the case with the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S (and pretty much every device Apple announces), pre-orders are now being shipped a little bit later for people that were not quick enough (or unlucky) to secure a unit in time.
While this doesn’t necessarily mean the new iPad is out of stock, it might be a good indication that sales, as usual, were solid. If initially, pre-ordered tablets were shipping on March 16, those that only now decided to grab one will get it earliest on March 19.
On the same note, Apple has started shipping initial pre-orders for the new [...]
With such pandemonium yesterday of people trying to pre-order their “New iPad”, I’ll bet many didn’t even care how much AT&T or Verizon were gonna charge for their 4G data services, they still clicked the Pre-Order button. Well, the good thing is that the data plans don’t seem that bad. It’ll all depend on how much you think you’ll consume in data, which is quite the thing when you’ve got all the power of 4G LTE.
If you’ve ordered your device on Verizon, which holds by far the most reliable LTE network, the prices [...]