Unboxing the Google Nexus S, part 1

December 16, 2010

It’s here! The Google Nexus S has landed. First impressions? I don’t have much to add to what’s already been said.

Surprisingly, this phone feels better put together than the other Galaxy S devices. It’s definitely an improvement over the Nexus One, and a worthy successor. Read on…

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Quickie: Nokia E73 (Mode)

December 6, 2010

Back in June I received a Nokia E73 from the friendly people at T-Mobile – basically a variation on the excellent Nokia E72. I used it briefly but got interrupted by the arrival of other things. More after the break…

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Quickie: LG Sentio

December 4, 2010

Oh how things have changed in 6 months! Last summer, the PR folks at T-Mobile sent me this LG Sentio review unit. I played with it briefly and promptly got distracted by other shiny things. Read on…

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Pictures taken with the Motorola Charm

December 4, 2010

On paper, the Motorola Charm features the same lackluster 3 megapixel fixed-focus camera as the Motorola Devour.

Based on the abysmal quality of the Devour camera, my expectations were extremely low. Thankfully, the Charm performs a lot better…

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Unboxing the Motorola Milestone XT720, part 1

December 2, 2010

What would happen if you cross-bred the original Droid, the Droid 2, and the Droid X? You’d get the Motorola Milestone XT720.

It takes the 3.7″ screen (854×480 pixels), Cortex A8 processor (bumped up to 720 MHz), and 256 MB RAM from the original Droid. It borrows the blue-ish/silver industrial design from the Droid 2. And it shares the lack of keyboard, 8 MP camera (with mechanical shutter), and HDMI output with the Droid X.

It only runs plain-ish Android 2.1, but it spices things up with a Xenon flash and an unlocked GSM/HSPA radio that supports AWS 3G (1700 MHz band used by T-Mobile USA and Wind Canada).

Intrigued yet? Take a look at my unboxing video. Pictures to follow.


BlackBerry 9800 (Torch) vs. Motorola Droid 2 camera

December 2, 2010

Torch sample pictures (slide show):

Droid 2 sample pictures (slide show):

Two QWERTY sliders hard at work – one portrait with a small 3.2″ screen running BlackBerry 6, one landscape with a large 3.7″ screen running Android 2.2 – and both quite multimedia savvy.

Two 5 MP autofocus cameras ready to play – one with a single LED flash and VGA video recording, one with a dual LED flash and 480p video recording – and both with a two-stage shutter button.

Can the BlackBerry 9800 (Torch) and Motorola Droid 2 mix business with pleasure? Find out after the break…

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