Posts tagged with: capacitive
  • by | August 3, 2010 11:00 AM

    Previously you heard from Joe Levi on why he uses a Nexus One as his daily driver, and from Brandon Miniman on his choice of the iPhone 4. Now I'd like to tell you why it is the EVO 4G that can be found in my pocket each day. As someone who has a huge weakness for anything new in the tech world, I've owned many phones over the past few years. Some of these devices were mine only for a very brief period. I found myself switching phones every month or two, until I landed on the iPhone. However, I recently left the iPhone behind so that I could enter the Android world. This transition has ...

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  • by | August 2, 2010 10:30 AM

    HTC has become a powerhouse in manufacturing Android powered devices. They have created a device to fit practically every form factor, budget, and cellular network type. HTC has now set their sights on the budget friendly market with the release of the HTC Wildfire. Typically, in order to create a lower-priced device, manufacturers must sacrifice some quality or features. We can't help but be curious to see as to whether or not HTC puts a mark on its reputation for quality with the Wildfire. Read on to find out in our full review of the HTC Wildfire! BOX CONTENTS Here's the unboxing for ...

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  • by | July 30, 2010 8:00 PM

    Our software overview part 1 video gave you a tour into the HTC Sense skin that the HTC Wildfire utilizes for navigation. In this next video, we compare how well the HTC Wildfire performs against one of its big brothers, the HTC EVO 4G. As mentioned in the hardware overview, the Wildfire has a 528mhz processor, whereas the EVO is equipped with a 1Ghz processor. The EVO is also equipped with a better GPU and more available RAM. Below, we run through a series of comparison tests with these two devices including gaming, loading YouTube videos, and social networking applications. Despite the ...

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  • by | July 28, 2010 8:05 PM

    The HTC Wildfire has been described by many as a miniature-sized cross between the Nexus One and the HTC Desire. As previously mentioned, HTC has targeted the masses with this device by making it very affordable. The shell of the device is much like the Nexus One in its combination of aluminum and Teflon painted plastic. Quite obviously, the overall design of this device is not lacking, despite its low price point. On the spec side of things, the HTC Wildfire is accompanied with a 528MHz processor and 384MB of RAM. Based on the current generation of Android smartphones, these specs are a ...

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  • by | July 26, 2010 8:00 PM

    In our unboxing video of the HTC Wildfire, we had the opportunity to power on the device for the first time and give you a brief introduction to this device's software. In part 1 of our software overview we now dive further into exploring the Android OS and the HTC Sense skin. Sense is a skin created by HTC for use on many of their Android devices. Sense makes Android user friendly by adding new widgets, more home screens, and by streamlining certain menus and functions. Many of HTC's custom widgets include stocks, news, weather, and the acclaimed flip-clock on the home screen. What's more ...

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  • by | July 24, 2010 8:00 PM

    It's time to kick off another series of videos on an Android device. This time we get the opportunity to unbox the HTC Wildire. The HTC Wildfire is a compact and budget friendly device. Much like Sony Ericsson's X10 Mini, HTC is targeting everyone with this offering. Right away you'll see that the Wildfire shares many design aspects with the Nexus One. With that being said, its 3.2" screen and a 528mhz processor, the Wildfire is sure to be a different experience. Join us below as we unbox the HTC Wildfire and take a gander at what comes packaged with this smartphone. We also boot the ...

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  • by | July 19, 2010 10:30 AM

    Part 1 of our software overview gave you a look at navigating through Sony's custom user interface on the X10 Mini. Just slapping any old version of Android onto the smallest smartphone would not suffice. Sony's skinned version of Android 1.6 does the job very well and makes the X10 Mini very usable, even by the most skeptical. In part 2 of our software overview, we venture further into the software making up the X10 Mini. We take a look at the social networking applications, the browser, and we also look at the video playback capability. Surprisingly, for such a small device, the speaker ...

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  • by | July 18, 2010 10:30 AM

    In this next video, we explore the hardware of the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini. With a capacitive screen measuring only 2.5" and a resolution of 240 x 320, the X10 Mini is surely a unique device. Sony set out to design a smartphone that could be used by anyone, while being very affordable and easy to use. Weighing in at only 3.11oz, the X10 Mini weighs almost half of the HTC EVO 4G (6oz). While it is thicker than many of today's smartphones, it is easy to forget that is in in your pocket. The X10 Mini is also Bluetooth 2.0 capable, has built in WiFi, and has a MicroSD Card slot allowing the ...

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  • by | July 17, 2010 10:45 AM

    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 support for ...

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  • by | July 16, 2010 10:30 AM

    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 finally, a Review video.

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  • by | July 14, 2010 8:00 PM

    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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  • by | July 13, 2010 3:00 AM

    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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  • by | July 7, 2010 5:08 PM

    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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  • by | July 2, 2010 3:28 AM

    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 display, and the EVO 4G. ...

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  • by | June 28, 2010 12:05 AM

    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 camera, and LED ...

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