Posts tagged with: GSM
  • by | March 26, 2012 2:33 PM

    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.

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  • by | March 26, 2012 4:56 AM

    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 our Cool section talking about the Apple's ...

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  • by | March 23, 2012 3:55 PM

    Sony's Xperia line has always been about refining. Back in 2008, their first Xperia X1 was clearly the benchmark for how a high-end Windows Mobile device should look and perform. Sadly, Sony Ericsson's adoption of Android has been a different story. Their phones have done a good job in pushing industrial design to the limit, but the fact that their first Android device, the X10, launched with Android 1.6 Donut (later updated to Eclair) in times when Froyo was already shipping, has really tarnished their reputation. As good as their phones have been, they're still struggling to land a hit ...

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  • by | March 22, 2012 1:26 AM

    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 section talking about Sprint and HTC's event ...

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  • by | March 21, 2012 2:23 PM

    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 an image that's just as sharp. ...

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  • by | March 14, 2012 5:46 PM

    Well, I guess it only took Sony a couple of hours after our Software and User Experience video to launch their official PS Store for the Xperia line-up. Currently, the store only seems to work in Europe, and only supports the Xperia S. Devices like the Xperia Play are currently only supported in Japan, but the roll-out plans to happen quick for legacy devices. Off the bat, Sony has launched the store with 16 game titles to choose from, all priced at $5.99. To my disappointment though, Sony took the word "PlayStation Certified" too seriously. None of the games that are currently supported ...

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  • by | March 14, 2012 2:59 AM

    The Sony Xperia S is the new flagship device of their NXT Series. It packs all the bells and whistles you've come to expect from any high-end Android smartphone, plus some additional jabs that you won't see on competing devices. Watch our video review of the Software and User experience that Sony has baked into their Xperia S. So far there are lots of great things to praise, and lots of important things to watch out for. Certainly no device is perfect, and Sony made that list with a couple of major details being left out of their final retail product. Have a look and share your thoughts in ...

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  • by | March 11, 2012 5:59 AM

    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, 1900, 2100 MHz); ...

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  • by | March 9, 2012 2:56 PM

    Sony's new SmartTags take NFC technology to a whole new level. While competitors are still struggling with their launch of NFC as a payment tool, Sony has focused on adding some additional value to that NFC chip. These SmartTags allow you to program specific tasks that your device performs every time you touch one of them. You can have one SmartTag in your car and program it to launch Navigation, Music, set alert tones to sound and even have Text-To-Speech read your incoming messages. You can later set your a separate Bedroom SmartTag to activate your clock, alarm, Netflix and set your ...

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  • by | March 9, 2012 12:54 PM

    Mark your calendar's everyone because your prayers have just been answered. Samsung has just posted that March 10th will be the day when your Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) will get a taste of some Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich love. I'm not sure if I should say sadly or gladly, but you know TouchWiz will also be included with the upgrade, but still, I know current GSII owners won't complain. Have a look at Tony's extensive review on the unofficial ROM leak we caught recently, because it most likely won't change that much. The upgrade includes some multi-tasking enhancements, Android Beam, Face ...

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  • by | March 8, 2012 9:13 PM

    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 are: - $20 for 1GB - $30 for 2GB - $50 for 5GB If you're on AT&T and are ...

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  • by | March 8, 2012 4:53 PM

    As disappointed as many of us were with the news that HTC plans to offer Sense 4.0 to only some legacy devices, it's a tough blow to see even last year's hot HTC Sensation and even the Sensation XE to be missing from the list. Still, Ice Cream Sandwich on any phone is better than sticking with good-old Gingerbread, and if you're currently owning an HTC Sensation or Sensation XE in any of the Nordic countries, you'll be happy to know their new version of Sense 3.6 running on ICS should hit your device either now or soon. According to HTC headquarters, the roll-out has begun and it's only a ...

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  • by | March 1, 2012 6:02 PM

    Samsung, it seems, can release a slew of new smartphones and tablets, but is having difficultly releasing accessories for their current flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus. At this point in time, it's becoming somewhat comical. The Nexus was jointly announced by Samsung and Google in November 2011, and was the first device to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The accessories, however, have yet to arrive. The Car Dock, Desk Stand, and Battery Charging Stand have been repeatedly delayed. According to Expansys' suppliers, inventory should have started shipping by the end of February. It's ...

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  • by | February 20, 2012 10:23 AM

    As smartphones are getting faster, we're able to do more with them. In fact, many of us are phasing out the use of traditional computers for their miniature cousins in our pockets. Smartphones and tablets aren't wired down to a network jack, they're connected over the air. Since it's fairly likely that you'll send sensitive information at one point or another (passwords, back account numbers, etc.), it's probably a good time to ask ourselves which network technology is more secure: cellular or WiFi? Network Technologies WiFi is built primarily one one set of protocols. Virtually every ...

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  • by | February 15, 2012 12:43 PM

    The GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released November 17th, 2011. Not long after we learned that a series of "official" accessories would follow shortly. Those accessories were to include a Desktop Dock with an HDMI-out port, a Desk Stand with 3.5mm headphone jack that would utilize the phone's "3 gold dots" to charge, a desktop stand that would hold the phone and charge a spare battery, and a Car Dock with charging and audio-out. The release dates of these accessories has been repeatedly pushed further down the calendar. According to Expansys, today was to be the release date of the Car Dock ...

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