Our unboxing video gave you a brief look at the custom user interface that Sony has incorporated with the X10 Mini. However, in our Software Overview Part 1 video we will spend some time giving you a tour of this Sony skin. The UI keeps the idea of one-handed operation in mind by allowing the user to swipe from widget to widget with ease.
Unfortunately, the X10 Mini does not support a qwerty keyboard, but typing out short messages on this capacitive screen paired with multi-tap seemed to still be very fast. One pleasant surprise found here is that the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini has [...]
In this video, we unbox the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Android smartphone. While most smartphone manufacturers are trying to create devices with larger screens, Sony has a different approach with the X10 Mini. It’s 2.6″ screen was designed with “one-handed operation” in mind, allowing users to easily carry and operate the X10 Mini.
Below you’ll find the unboxing video in full-length. So, what are you waiting for?! Press play!
Stay tuned as we continue our series on the X10 Mini with Software Overview videos, a Hardware Overview video, and [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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 [...]
According to a test ran by Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies, the Retina Display of the iPhone 4 is said to be among the best on the market today. While Apple was touting pixel count–Steve Jobs mentioned that the iPhone 4 has a pixel density of 326 ppi, similar to that of text printed on a laser printer–Soneira tested for other factors, including contrast, brightness, color depth, and the accuracy of color production on the screen.
According to Soneira, the iPhone 4 has the brightest display compared to the Droid X, Droid Incredible with the AMOLED [...]
It looks like Sprint is officially announcing the oft-rumored Samsung Galaxy S Pro as the Samsung Epic 4G for the carrier’s 3G/4G WiMax network. The Epic 4G retains the feature-filled specs of the Galaxy S, announced at CTIA in Spring, but adds a sliding QWERTY keyboard as well as support for 4G. The Epic 4G will launch with Android 2.1 and TouchWiz, but will be upgradeable to Android 2.2 in the near future.
Other features of the Epic 4G include an ARM-based Hummingbird SoC processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, and HD video recording, 5-megapixel [...]
In this video we explore the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000. The first thing I would have to say is that the phone is thin, light, and extremely fast. This is the first Android device to use Samsung’s new Super AMOLED screen. The screen is a 4 inch capacitive glass display with the resolution of WVGA at 24bit/pixel.
The phone boasts newer technology like the 1 gigahertz Samsung Hummingbird processor, Blue Tooth 3.0, and the Wireless-N band. There is a 5MP camera with the ability to shoot 720p video at 30fps. Unfortunately there is no flash on this phone, which [...]
In this video we unbox the Samsung Galaxy S GT-i9000, the first Android phone to integrate Samsung’s Super AMOLED screen technology. The first impressions we have of the new phone is that it is very thin and extremely fast. The 4 inch Super AMOLED screen is the clearest, most vibrant screen we have seen so far on any smart phone. The touch sensitivity is quick to respond with the lightest brush of the finger. Stay tuned for the hardware and software tours coming up next. If you want to pick up this device, which does have the 1900 MHz 3G band for At&t, visit Clove.
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. [...]
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 [...]
The latest information about the BlackBerry 9800 has it that the touchscreen slider from Research in Motion will forego the SurePress screen technology found on the BlackBerry Storm and Storm2. The device was spotted with an AT&T splash screen upon booting. Other tidbits include a software keyboard in addition to the hardware sliding keyboard as well as an optical trackpad in addition to the touchscreen. It looks like BlackBerry OS 6 was also spotted on the device.
I was contacted by YouTube user LuiggiPR2002 and he wanted to remake and dub our Sprint HTC EVO 4G video into Spanish. For our Spanish speaking audience, you can hit up his channel or watch the video in Spanish embedded below.
A forum member over at Android Central was able to take the EVO 4G out for a spin and took a video of the phone next to the small webOS Palm Pre, also on Sprint. Next to the Palm Pre, the EVO 4G’s 4.3-inch capacitive multitouch display looks enormous.
Also, the above shot taken with the EVO 4G’s 8-megapixel camera, which also is capable of 720p HD video, looks pretty good.
(via: Android Central)
We stopped by the Sprint office in San Francisco, California on the way to Google I/O and got a demo of a release model of the device with some of its apps–some of which will be updated at or after launch, like the Qik app. Hardware-wise, is pretty much what we saw at CTIA. For those in the Bay Area, San Francisco will be joining Sprint’s 4G coverage, but unfortunately the 4G network isn’t live yet in SF when we got the demo, so we were browsing on Sprint’s 3G speeds, which is still quite good.
The HTC EVO 4G marries the best features from many [...]
Motorola’s Ming-based MT820 appears to be an Android smartphone, particularly with that Menu button on the lower left and from what the screenshots suggest, but regardless of what OS the phone uses the device has some advanced touchscreen technologies underneath the hood–or rather, the clear touchscreen flip cover.
The clear clamshell cover itself is a touchscreen, like other Ming-based handsets, and will support a capacitive touchscreen so you can poke your fingers through menus and navigate the phone without having to open the clamshell. Additionally, with [...]
For those awaiting BlackBerry 6-sporting devices, the OS is shown off on some videos that were released onto the Internet for the BlackBerry 9670 flip–which doesn’t support a touchscreen–and the BlackBerry Slider 9800–which bears the BlackBerry Bold 9700 moniker.
Both devices are said to be sporting a HVGA display with the Bold 9800 supporting a touchscreen display that slides over the Bold’s keyboard. The device is said to be headed towards AT&T, which so far hasn’t received any touchscreen devices due to Verizon Wireless’ [...]
It looks like The Shack, by fame of Radio Shack, is listing the Sprint HTC EVO 4G as coming soon and may be taking pre-orders for the much coveted HTC Sense Android device with 8-megapixel camera and HD video capture at the end of the month. The EVO 4G was announced by Sprint at CTIA and the carrier has demonstrated a number of cool things with the device, including support for a 4G network connection where available or 3G for everywhere else, a mobile hotspot app to connect up to 8 devices to the same mobile broadband connection, and the ability to capture, stream, and share high [...]
The KIN is one of the most polarizing releases by Microsoft in recent years. From a platform perspective, the KIN will effectively replace the Sidekick from Danger, a company that Microsoft had acquired, and will bridge the gap between the features of the Sidekick and those of the advanced Windows Phone platform. In filling this role, I think that Microsoft is successful in my first impressions of the device when the KIN family was launched a few weeks ago. Now, Verizon Wireless has made it official, with KIN pricing and plan information.
The KIN One, the smaller of the two KIN [...]
T-Mobile took the wraps off of the myTouch Slide with the Expresso Sense UI and the device will start shipping in June. Expresso Sense UI will make it easier for new smartphone owners to customize their Sense experience with some nice guides. The device has a 3.4-inch HVGA capacitive touch display, a natural keyboard layout similar to the Touch Pro2, and will ship with Android 2.1.
The myTouch Slide is not much bigger than the myTouch 3G, which is a tablet-style smartphone without the sliding QWERTY keyboard. The myTouch Slide will also compete with Motorola’s CLIQ on [...]
The capacitive touchscreen Nokia N8 has been officially unveiled for Nokia. The device runs Symbian^3 OS and is more finger-friendly than current Symbian OS devices, adding three home screens for shortcuts and widgets as well as a media player with cover flow. The star of the Nokia N8 is its ability to capture and share media with a 12-megapixel camera, Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss lens and the ability to capture video in 720p HD resolution as well as share that with an HDMI out connection. It looks like there may be a variant for AT&T and T-Mobile compatibility, though Nokia has yet [...]
Research in Motion is ramping up its touchscreen lineup with BlackBerry OS 6.0, giving touchscreen BlackBerry devices a more modern, flexible look and feel. The screenshots come from an AT&T source, according to BGR. The pièce de résistance of the whole operations is the new Webkit browser, which now supports tabbed browsing, multitouch, and a chrome-less browsing experience.
Speaking of multitouch, the technology is now implemented throughout the OS. Other apps to get some tweaks–for the better–are the photos and music playback apps, though they [...]
At CTIA, Nokia demoed its X6 Symbian smartphone, which is the company’s first capacitive touchscreen phone, though the majority of the user interface and OS resembles other resistive screen phones such as the Nokia XpressMusic 5800 series, N97, N97 Mini, and the recently announced resistive screen Nokia C6.
The device comes with 16 GB of memory on-board and users can augment that through storage cards. Users can also get free turn-by-turn voice-guided GPS navigation via OVI Maps.
The screen is responsive and is a good effort by Nokia, which like Microsoft [...]