HTC One (M9) video review

March 22, 2015

I’ve been testing HTC’s latest and greatest — the new One (M9) flagship — for a few days now, and here’s my 3-part video review:

Part 1 covers the design and specs
Part 2 covers the camera and software
Part 3 covers the comparisons with other phones
Part 4 is a bonus, my preview for Before You Buy

Yes, 3 parts with a 4th, just like musketeers :)

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SXSW 2015: hands-on with Delphi Drive

March 19, 2015

Last Saturday, Delphi announced Delphi Drive – the first ever autonomous cross-country drive — which will start in San Francisco March 22 and end in New York City a few days later.

I got the chance to experience Delphi’s self-driving car at SXSW 2015 and interview John Absmeier, Director of Delphi Labs. Check out my ReadWrite article for the full story.

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SXSW 2015: hands-on with the Touch Easel

March 16, 2015

What happens when you cross an Android tablet with a school desk? You get something like the Touch Easel, which is here at SXSW 2015, and is launching later today on Kickstarter. The product, which is designed specifically for students with disabilities and aimed at schools and institutions, puts a large Android tablet into an adjustable school desk.

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SXSW 2015: hands-on and interview with LyfeLens

March 14, 2015

LyfeLens just launched this week at SXSW 2015 and I got the opportunity to go hands-on with an early prototype and interview Allen Stone, the company’s CEO.

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tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #109

February 28, 2015

Welcome to episode #109 of my podcast (53 min), wherein Phil Nickinson and I wax poetic about CES & the LG G Flex2, Microsoft & Cyanogen rumors, net neutrality, and what to expect at MWC!

Honorable mentions include the Sony Z3 Compact, HTC Desire EYE & RE, YotaPhone 2, Apple iPhone 6, and Microsoft Band… There’s plenty of goodness for everyone :)

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LG G Flex2 video review

February 18, 2015

I first played with the LG G Flex2 at CES 2015, and just spent a few days using it. The verdict? It’s a fantastic phone — arguably LG’s new flagship.

Unlike the original G Flex, with its 6-inch 720p curved screen, the G Flex2 features a much improved 5.5-inch 1080p plastic AMOLED display. It’s also one of the first handsets to pack Qualcomm’s latest powerhouse chipset, the 64-bit Snapdragon 810. The G Flex2 is otherwise almost identical to last year’s G3, with a 13-megapixel shooter, laser autofocus, and (slightly more advanced) optical image stabilization. Still, LG’s camera software lacks basic manual controls, which is unfortunate considering the quality of the hardware.

Ultimately though, the G Flex2 looks great, ticks all the boxes, and runs Lollipop like a champ. What else do you really need? Check out my video review :)


tnkgrl Mobile podcast – #108

December 21, 2014

Time flies when you’re busy job hunting! Here’s episode #108 of my podcast (1 hour 16 min) with special guest Michael Fisher — the Captain to phones himself — joining me to discuss Lollipop and the new Nexus devices…

In addition to Android 5.0, the Nexus 9, and the Nexus 6, we talk about the Moto X, Moto G, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha, Lumia 830, and Lumia 735 — to name a few. There’s also a thorough conversation about OIS and that leaked Lumia prototype.

Make sure you stay tuned until the end, when we both pick our top-five phones of 2014 :)

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