Posts tagged with: boomsound
  • by | August 15, 2013 3:41 PM

    The last Windows Phone to make an appearance on Sprint retail shelves was also the company's first - and it also hailed from HTC. The Arrive, a side-sliding QWERTY smartphone that made up part of the original Windows Phone 7 rollout back in 2011, has for the past two-and-a-half years represented Sprint's only modern Microsoft offering - a sad state of affairs for fans of Live Tiles on America's third-largest network. So the HTC 8XT, with its modern build, BoomSound speakers, and up-to-date Windows Phone 8 operating system, is a sight for sore eyes. It's bound to be an improvement over the ...

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  • by | July 26, 2013 12:10 PM

    Normally, the launch of a carrier-specific variant of an HTC 8X wouldn't merit much in the way of celebration. It certainly wouldn't ordinarily be enough to rearrange our schedule, especially if it meant delaying the recording of the already-late Pocketnow Weekly podcast for another hour, or putting the on-time publication of our Nokia Lumia 1020 review in serious jeopardy. If this were a less-notable device, we'd have pushed it off until Monday. But the HTC 8XT is no ordinary WP8 smartphone. It's Sprint's first Windows Phone 8 device, and only the second Windows Phone the carrier has ever ...

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  • by | June 17, 2013 2:52 PM

    The modern world of smartphone audio is perhaps best summed up by country-music singer Loretta Lynn: we've come a long way, baby. For much of the decade or so that smartphones have existed, the devices have been plagued by underwhelming audio performance, a symptom of too-small speakers paired with anemic software drivers, permitted only to suckle the tiniest bit of energy from an already power-strapped system. With very few exceptions, audio has been the afterthought, not the focus, of the smartphone industry. Thankfully, that's started to change in recent years. As smart devices have ...

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  • by | April 18, 2013 2:01 PM

    We didn't expect to run the Weekly with a skeleton crew two weeks in a row - and it's a good thing we didn't have to. Mere minutes into this week's Tony-and-Michael-only podcast, Taylor Martin arrives to save us from the spectre of a fun, but low-energy, two-man show. In its place: jokes, laughs, and a lot of industry insight you're gonna wanna put your ears on. We talk phone batteries that can jump-start your car, what place Twitter has in music, whether we should be excited about Motorola's X phone or Nokia's aluminum Catwalk, and the strengths and weaknesses of Windows Phone, Facebook ...

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