Moto G video review

February 21, 2014

Last year’s Moto X left me cold (too pricey, too mid-range) but I’m a big fan of the Moto G (aka. the baby Nexus). Here’s my video review.


Unboxing the Apple iPad 2

April 24, 2011

Yes, the Apple iPad 2 is in the house! It arrived while I was covering CTIA, and was waiting for me at home when I returned…

Apple really nailed it with the iPad 2 – it raises the bar for tablets in general, and leaves the competition in the dust.

I’ve already mentioned this in the context of the Motorola Xoom, and other reviews have reached the same conclusion.

Enjoy my unboxing video :)


Unboxing the Motorola Xoom

March 13, 2011

Last week I received a Motorola Xoom review unit from the friendly people at Verizon. It’s the first device on the market to run Android 3.0 (aka. Honeycomb), a new version of Google’s mobile OS suited for both phones and tablets. Frankly, it’s been a mixed bag so far – a work in progress – as noted in other reviews

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Unboxing the Motorola CLIQ 2, part 1

January 16, 2011

I was at CES when the Motorola CLIQ 2 was announced, and the lovely folks at Motorola wasted no time providing me a with review unit.

The CLIQ 2 improves upon the original CLIQ in every way except one: BLUR. It reminds of the Motorola Defy, but with a crappy honeycomb sliding keyboard instead of a military spec waterproof housing…

It shares the same 3.7″ capacitive touchscreen and tri-band 3G radio, but bumps the CPU to 1 GHz and adds support for HSPA+. It borrows the excellent camera from the Droid Pro, and runs Android 2.2.

Expect more coverage soon in the form of some pictures and a camera review. In the meantime, take a look at my unboxing video!


CES recap

January 15, 2011

Last week I covered CES for Engadget in Las Vegas. It was a lot of hard work with little sleep, but it was also a total blast!

In addition to reporting on several of the new devices announced at the event, I was interviewed by T3ch H3lp (video), and I bumped into some hard-to-find, already released phones.

Take a look at my pictures (slide show) of the Meizu M9, Dell Venue, ZTE Blade/Orange San Francisco, and HTC EVO Shift 4G after the break…

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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.


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