Nokia Lumia Icon video review

April 7, 2014

I’ve been playing with the Lumia Icon since SXSW and it’s my favorite Nokia Windows Phone yet! It’s exclusive to Verizon, but it’s unlocked (if you can live without LTE) and the Lumia 930 (its foreign twin) is coming… Here’s my video review.


Build 2014: Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 630

April 3, 2014

Nokia launched a couple new phones at Build 2014 yesterday — the flagship Lumia 930 (basically a Lumia Icon for non-US markets) and the entry-level Lumia 630. Both run Windows Phone 8.1 (also announced at Build) which includes new features like Cortana, Action Center and Start Screen improvements. Check out my hands-on video with new 4.5-inch budget ($159) handset.


Sony Xperia Z1s video review

April 1, 2014

I spent several weeks (including MWC) with Sony’s current flagship, the Xperia Z1s. It’s been a great experience, other than the camera and the display, which just don’t live up to the hype. Here’s my video review.


HTC One for 2014: hands-on with the new “M8″

March 25, 2014

Last week I briefly got the chance to handle HTC’s new “M8” flagship — the HTC One for 2014. My takeaway? This is a beautiful handset, but very much an evolution of last year’s “M7” design. Most updates (5-inch display, Snapdragon 801 processor) are to be expected, and some are welcome (microSD expansion).

The phone features a trick new dual-lens “Duo” camera, pairing a 4MP UltraPixel lens with a 2MP module for depth perception — expect my thoughts (and full review) in the next several days. The new HTC One is available today from multiple carriers ($200-250) along with a Google Play edition ($700).

Here’s my hands-on video, along with some pictures and notes after the break.

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MWC 2014: hands-on with the Nokia XL

February 26, 2014

Yes, Nokia announced three handsets running Android in Barcelona this year… Madness! Check out my hands-on video with the Nokia XL.


tnkgrl Mobile interview – Sony’s Stephen Sneeden at MWC 2014

February 25, 2014

I spent a few minutes with Sony’s Stephen Sneeden at MWC yesterday to discuss the Xperia Z2 smartphone and tablet… This is my video interview!


tnkgrl Mobile interview – Nokia’s Stephen Elop at MWC 2014

February 24, 2014

Once again, I got the opportunity to chat with Nokia’s Stephen Elop at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona — this time about the strategy behind the Nokia X and Nokia XL Android-based handsets… This is my video interview!


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.


Nokia Lumia 1520 video review

February 17, 2014

The Lumia 1520 first wowed me in Abu Dhabi and my review unit arrived in late November. I’ve been using Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone ever since. Here’s my video review.


Jolla smartphone video review

January 31, 2014

I spent a month with Jolla‘s smartphone and the Sailfish OS… Here’s my (epic) video review!


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