Samsung T939 (Behold II) camera

January 31, 2010

It was not long ago that a 5 megapixel camera was the exclusive domain of the high-end cameraphone. Today, almost every smartphone worth its salt includes a 5 megapixel camera!

The Samsung T939 (Behold II) is no exception – it features a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with macro and LED flash. Of course megapixels don’t matter nearly as much as the quality of the lens, sensor, and image processing algorithms used…

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Motorola CLIQ in pictures

January 30, 2010

The Motorola CLIQ was a prophet, hinting at the future… It told us Schaumburg was coming back to life. It told us that Android was the new lifeblood pulsing through Motorola’s veins. The Motorola Droid was the messiah, securing its title as Motorola’s comeback device!

So what of the CLIQ now? Eclipsed by the Droid a mere 2 months after being born, is it completely irrelevant or is it a worthy phone in its own right? After weeks of requesting a CLIQ review unit (since Mobilize), the people at T-Mobile finally obliged. Better late than never, I guess :)

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Podcast: Talking with tnkgrl #22

January 28, 2010

It’s time for another podcast (26 min):
Audio version
Video version

Matthew Bennett (Nokia Daily News, US Mobile Industry) is back, but props to Tony Peric (fone frenzy) for editing the video :)

This week we discussed the Google Nexus One, the Nokia E72, the Motorola CLIQ and the Palm Pixi Plus!

Other topics include hacking the T-Mobile G1 on the bus (?), Twitter clients for Android, and the free, reborn Ovi Maps

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My take on the iPad

January 28, 2010

Apple iPad

It’s been a day since live tweeted the Apple iPad announcement, and there’s been a tsunami of discussion on the intertubes ever since, a lot of it negative.

I think these naysayers (mostly tech people) are missing the point. Sure, in the absolute the iPad is basically a larger iPod touch with optional 3G. What’s the big deal? I think it’s greater than the sum of its parts, like many other Apple products…

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The Palm Pixi Plus is here

January 26, 2010

A few days ago I received a Palm Pixi Plus from the friendly people at Verizon. As you know I’ve been using a Palm Pre on and off since launch, but I snubbed the original Pixi for lack of WiFi. Thankfully, it’s been remedied with the Plus :)

So what’s my take so far? Palm makes great software running on lackluster hardware. While the Pixi Plus is extremely affordable for a fully featured smartphone, it is also awash with a veritable smorgasbord of plastics. As a result it feels even cheaper than the Pre

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Unboxing the Nokia E72

January 21, 2010

So you’re a suit looking for a non-touch business phone? Well it’s simple, really. You can either be a sheep and get a BlackBerry, or you can be a wolf and get this Nokia E72 :)

Of course, this assumes your IT minions support Exchange Server in a addition to BlackBerry Enterprise Server – if not, find another job!

When the E72 was announced last summer, my interest was immediately piqued. It follows in the footsteps of one of my favorite non-touch Symbian devices, the awesome E75, while using the same BlackBerry-like form factor as the excellent E71

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Pictures taken with the Sony Ericsson C905a

January 10, 2010

The Sony Ericsson C905a follows in the footsteps of the excellent Sony Ericsson K850i, but adds WiFi (once debranded), a larger screen (2.4″ vs. 2.2″), and a presumably better camera (8 MP vs. 5 MP)…

As such, it competes with two other great 8 megapixel cameraphones, the Samsung Memoir and the Nokia N86. How does it compare to these known performers? Find out after the break!

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