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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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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Unboxing the Nokia N8, part 2

October 18, 2010

Here are my unboxing pictures (slide show) of the sexy Nokia N8, hot on the heels of my recent videos.

Also check out my N8 camera review, and stay tuned for more coverage soon – enjoy :)


Unboxing the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z, part 2

October 17, 2010

Yes, I got distracted with CTIA and the Nokia N8 camera. But don’t fret – here are my unboxing pictures (slide show) of the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z!

Look for a camera review here soon – until then, watch my unboxing and first power on videos of the G2 and read my contribution to the excellent review on Engadget…


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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Review: Nokia N8 camera

October 15, 2010

After unboxing my Nokia N8 last weekend, I contributed the camera section to the N8 review on Engadget – read it!

I also attended Decompression with the N8, where took a bunch of pictures (slide show) and made a short video (after the break)…

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Unboxing the Nokia N8, part 1

October 9, 2010

Yes, that’s right – the Nokia N8 has landed, in all its 12 megapixel, xenon flash glory – and I got my paws on a US model :)

Please excuse the drool in my unboxing video and my first power on video (after the break) – just revel in the tasty Nokia goodness…

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Apple iPhone 4 vs. Motorola Droid X camera

September 25, 2010

iPhone 4 sample pictures (slide show):

Droid X sample pictures (slide show):

Arguably, the Apple iPhone 4 and Motorola Droid X are the current flagship smartphones for AT&T and Verizon. Both are multimedia powerhouses, and feature impressive cameras, at least on paper!

I’ve been playing with the cameras on both devices extensively for almost 3 months, and the resulting pictures and videos are indeed excellent, yet there are pros and cons to each phone. More after the break…

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Podcast: Talking with tnkgrl #26

July 20, 2010

It’s time for another podcast (34 min):
- Audio version
- Video version

Once again, Matthew Bennett (Nokia Daily News, US Mobile Industry) joined me while Tony Peric (fone frenzy) edited the video – thanks guys :)

Unfortunately, we ran into some problems with the microphone for the first few minutes, so please excuse the poor sound.

This week we covered our Nokia N8 hands-on, the Apple iPhone 4, the Motorola Droid X, the HTC Aria, and the ongoing Galaxy S tsunami!

Other topics include my first post on Engadget, the Nokia E73 (Mode), the LG Sentio, and the Palm Pre Plus, GSM version, amongst other things…

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Regarding the iPhone 4

June 21, 2010

iPhone 4

It’s been almost 2 weeks since the iPhone 4 was announced at WWDC, almost a week since pre-orders started (a fiasco that probably deserves its own blog post), and with launch only a few days away, I wanted to share my thoughts on Apple’s latest object of desire…

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