Samsung Galaxy S camera shootout

November 15, 2010

4 carriers, 4 phones, 4 variations, 4 cameras!

Samsung’s Galaxy S for the US market – the Vibrant (T-Mobile), Captivate (AT&T), Epic 4G (Sprint), and Fascinate (Verizon) – share the same core specs, but diverge in appearance and implementation.

How do these similarities and differences affect camera performance and user experience? Find out after the break…

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Podcast: Talking with tnkgrl #27

October 16, 2010

After a two month hiatus caused by technical difficulties and scheduling conflicts, we’re back with another podcast (49 min):
Audio version
Video version

Both Matthew Bennett (Sticky Traction, Nokia Daily News, US Mobile Industry) and Tony Peric (fone frenzy) joined me this time – special thanks to Tony for the editing :)

This month, we covered the Nokia N8 and its awesome camera, the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z, the Samsung Galaxy S devices (Fascinate, Epic 4G, Captivate, and Vibrant), and the Samsung Wave.

Other topics include CTIA Enterprise & Applications, my annual trip to Burning Man, the Apple iPod nano, the Motorola F3, the Motorola Charm, the Motorola Droid 2, and the BlackBerry Torch.

We’re planning to do this podcast monthly from now on… Stay tuned!

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Unboxing the Samsung Fascinate, part 1

September 17, 2010

Last week Verizon sent me a Samsung Fascinate review unit, thus rounding up the US launch of the Galaxy S!

The Fascinate looks similar the Vibrant, but with CDMA instead of GSM, and an LED flash. Unlike the Epic 4G, there’s no landscape keyboard, but like the Captivate, it’s quite thin and light…

Take a look at my unboxing video and my first power on video (after the break).

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Unboxing the Samsung Epic 4G, part 1

August 19, 2010

It’s here – the Samsung Epic 4G, the most feature-packed Galaxy S phone yet!

First impressions? As I mentioned yesterday:

Wow… The Epic 4G is something else! I think it’s even better than the EVO 4G – love the dedicated cam key, and the keyboard is über fab :)

Take the Captivate or Vibrant, replace GSM with CDMA, add 4G (WiMax), a landscape keyboard, a front-facing camera, a notification light, a shutter button, and an LED flash – that’s the Epic 4G.

Check out my unboxing video and jump to my first power on video below – it’s all quite epic :)

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Unboxing the Samsung Vibrant, part 1

July 21, 2010

The Samsung Vibrant arrived from T-Mobile yesterday, hot on the heels of its sibling, the Samsung Captivate from AT&T!

That’s two of four Galaxy S devices invading the US market, along with the Fascinate (Verizon), and Epic 4G (Sprint)…

Here is my unboxing video and my first power on video (after the break) – pictures to follow, as always.

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Unboxing the Samsung Captivate, part 2

July 16, 2010

You want awesome videos? You have them. You want beautiful pictures? Here you go (slide show).

Yes, it’s a veritable Samsung Captivate unboxing bonanza! Stay tuned for a camera review soon…


Unboxing the Samsung Captivate, part 1

July 15, 2010

So AT&T pushed all the right buttons by hand delivering a Samsung Captivate review unit yesterday!

It’s the first of four Galaxy S devices destined for the US, the others being the Vibrant, Fascinate, and Epic 4G

Check out my unboxing video and read on for my first power on video below – I’ll post some tasty pictures next :)

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