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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Quickie: Sierra Wireless Overdrive

July 20, 2010

A couple months ago, I received a Sierra Wireless Overdrive review unit – a 3G/4G pocket router – thanks to the lovely people at Sprint!

I used it for several weeks, mostly on 3G. I also visited the nearby Silicon Valley for 4G, since there’s no coverage in San Francisco yet…

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HTC EVO 4G camera

June 3, 2010

I’ve been using the awesome HTC EVO 4G for 2 weeks now, and I’ve snapped quite a few pictures already, starting at the Maker Faire. Here’s my take on the camera, just in time for tomorrow’s launch!

The EVO 4G features a similar (if not identical) camera to the HTC Incredible with an 8 megapixel sensor, an auto-focus lens with macro, and dual LED flash.

Not surprisingly, the resulting pictures (slide show) compare favorably with the Incredible’s wonderful shots, but there are some differences. Read on…

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Unboxing the HTC EVO 4G, part 2

May 21, 2010

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s initial unboxing of the HTC EVO 4G, here are additional pictures (slide show) and videos (above & after the break)!

The pictures include comparisons between the EVO 4G, the Incredible, the Nexus One, the Hero, and the iPhone 3GS – there’s even an OQO Model 01+ cameo…

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Unboxing the HTC EVO 4G, part 1

May 21, 2010

Move over HTC Incredible, the HTC EVO 4G is here!

Take the Incredible, replace the 3.7″ OLED screen with a massive 4.3″ TFT screen (same 800×480 pixel resolution), add 4G (WiMax), HD video recording (720p), HDMI ouput, a front-facing camera (1.3 megapixel), and a kickstand – that’s the EVO 4G…

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Tasty bits – CTIA and beyond

April 27, 2008

Wait! Did two months of tasty bits just go by, CTIA and all? Hmmm yes…

HP 2133 (Mini-Note):
HP 2133 Mini-Note UMPC Reviewed (Verdict: Rich Man's Eee PC)
Lightning Review: HP 2133 Mini-Note
HP Mini-Note 2133 officially official, reviewed
HP Mini-Note gets unboxed, causes extreme jealousy
jkOnTheRun review- hands on with the HP Mini-Note UMPC

Asus 701/900 (Eee):
Video Hands on With the 8.9-inch Asus Eee PC 900
Asus Eee PC 900 Hits U.S. May 12 for $549
1.2 GHz Pentium M in your Eee PC? No problem
Hands-on with the 9-inch Eee PC
ASUS' 9-inch Eee PC, now with living pixels!
Eee PC 900 gets dissected, looks about the same as the Eee PC 700

Nokia N810:
Android on the N810: Working on it!
Nokia Internet Tablets to get Ubuntu and Qt ports
Nokia's N810 Internet Tablet WiMAX Edition gets official

Nokia N95:
8 GB North American Model N95 available: $779 online
North American Nokia N95 8GB (Nokia N95-4) Unboxing

Nokia N82:
All About Symbian Review: Long term battle: Nokia N95, N95 8GB and N82
Nokia N82 gets blacked out for retail

Other Nokia:
Eight useful codes for S60 devices
10 Awesome Applications for Symbian Phones
Your S60 smartphone as a drum machine!
WalkingHotSpot trial available for download
Nokia E71 Pops up Down Under
FCC Gives Nokia 6220 Classic the Nod
T-Mobile’s new mystery 3G Nokia handset outted
Nokia secretly shows E71 at Mobile Wor… er, in Sydney
Google gets even chummier with S60, releases search app
S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 gets broken down to the nitty gritty
Nokia N96 gets in-depth review months ahead of release
Things may be looking brighter for Nokia N96, Xenon flash in the works?
Nokia readies iPhone-ish "Tube," disses Apple's sales
Nokia E71 sneaks into the wild once again
Exclusive: latest update on the hotly anticipated Nokia Tube
The Nokia Guide: Getting the most out of your Nseries’ camera

Apple iPhone:
iPhone Pwnage Tool Getting Public Release Tomorrow; Unsigned Firmware Support For All
iPhone to Support GPS, Stereo Bluetooth, Nike+, Battle Hackers
iPhone firmware 2.0? You’re damn right we got it!
Nike+ going WiFi and 3G, headed to iPhone
The second-gen iPhone: 3G, GPS, only slightly thicker – Engadget
Touchpad turns your iPhone into a remote trackpad
Palm emulated on the iPhone: finally we can leave that IIIc at home
Easy 1.1.4 jailbreaking with iNdependence, Ziphone, and… iTunes?
iPhone PwnageTool released!
3G iPhone rumors building up steam
iPhone gets VoIP and chat options thanks to Fring
iPhone firmware hints strengthen case for GPS support
iPhone feature rumor round-up: Jabber and iTunes control
Flickr Find: Lilliputian iPhone unboxing
Twinkle: location-aware Twittter client for iPhone
iPhone video recorder with audio support debuts

Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson's X1 reviewed
XPERIA X1 white paper reveals yet more details
Is this Sony Ericsson's P5 or "Paris"?
Specs revealed of the real (or fake) Sony Ericsson "Paris"
Another shot of Sony Ericsson's Paris?
Yet another convincing Sony Ericsson Paris pic — open, this time

LG:
LG KG750 Is Sleek of Line, High (Five) of Megapixels, Shoots DivX, Called Secret
Live Pics: MediaFLO for AT&T on the LG Vu and Samsung Access
LG Vu further slides into view
Hands-on with the LG Vu
Thin is in: LG shares a glimpse of its 5 megapixel hottie phone

Samsung:
Samsung-built, Google-branded Android phones due later this year?
Rumored Prada II specs surface in purported leaked press release

Motorola:
T-Mobile considering Motorola Z10 for 3G launch?
Motorola’s 2008 Roadmap Revealed
Spy shots of the Motorola ZN5
Motorola's ZN5 gets clearer, Kodak co-branding and all

Android:
Android gets handled, now with Street View
T-Mobile confirms it'll have an Android device sometime this year

Other:
Meizu M8, Something You Burn in a Paper Bag on Someone's Porch
T-Mobile's 3G Network Rolling Out May in NYC, Coincides With 3G HTC Touch Dual?
Sharp-Willcom D4 UMPC With Intel Atom Centrino, Vista Hits the States on June 20th
Crowded Ultraportable Party Gets Dissected
Meizu prototype caught in the flesh at CeBIT, we handle it
Meizu M8 interface gets tweaked once again. A few pixels to the left, please?
Meizu's M8 gets more UI tweaks for its music player
More MID videos: IdeaPad U8 and Aigo
Mozilla Mobile shows 5.9x performance increase on ARM device
Opera Mini 4.1 beta released- good gets better
Sharp Willcom D4: Vista in your hand for $1,526
Life with the MacBook Air


My Macworld predictions

January 12, 2008

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I’ll be blogging live from Macworld next week, uploading pictures in real time and broadcasting live videos.

Keep an eye on the following:
My Twitter account (real-time links to all my Flickr and Qik content)
My coverage here (articles)
My Flickr account (pictures)
My Qik account (live videos)

In the meantime, hot on the heels of TUAW and Gizmodo, here are my Macworld predictions:

  • New MacBook Pros, with LED backlight, optional flash storage, optional optical drives, optional built-in HSDPA (3G), available now
  • Ultra-slim. ultra-portable Mac with “touch” features and dock
  • iTunes 7.6
  • Movie rentals
  • iPhone 1.1.3 software with cut & paste
  • iPhone SDK
  • New WiFi iTunes store features
  • New media device, replacing and/or updating Apple TV and/or Mac mini, available Q1
  • New cinema displays with built-in iSight and LED backlight
  • “One more thing”: 16 GB iPhone with HSDPA (3G), better camera, and GPS, available Q2
  • Some people have suggested that Apple will introduce WiMax instead of HSDPA (3G) on the new Mac portables and perhaps on the iPhone…

    As much as I’m excited about mobile WiMax (4G), there’s no real coverage in the US yet. Sprint is supposed to introduce its WiMax service (named Xohm) sometime this year – the service is supposed to be contract free, but pricing is still unknown!

    Unless Apple becomes an MVNO, why would they deal with another carrier when they already have a relationship with AT&T? Then again, they also have a relationship with Intel, one of the major forces behind WiMax.

    Perhaps Apple will introduce a WiMax base station along with WiMax equipped devices. Apple adopting WiMax would definitely tip the scales in favor of the standard (like when Apple pushed USB and WiFi) – so I’m skeptical, but I’m hopeful.

    One thing is certain – Macworld promises to be more interesting than ever this year :)


    Tasty bits – 35 (holidays edition)

    January 7, 2008

    Happy new year :)

    Here’s last month’s tasty bits, a little behind once again! I’ve decided to stop numbering the column hereafter…

    JKK added HSDPA to the Asus 701 (Eee) – I’m working on a similar mod using a Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U HSDPA modem…

    Also I’ve started using Qik to stream live video with my Nokia N95!

    I’m keeping an eye on all the CES madness this week and I’ll be at Macworld next week, so stay tuned :)

    Asus 701 (Eee):
    WiMax-Enabled Asus Eee PC Confirmed
    How to add internal 3G HSDPA to Asus Eee PC
    How to add touch panel to Asus Eee Pc
    It’s official: upgrading the Asus Eee PC memory keeps warranty intact
    eeeXubuntu: Ubuntu distilled for your Eee
    Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PC: Part 1 (or How to run a functional Ubuntu install off a USB drive)

    Nokia N810:
    Nokia N810: unboxing and first impressions
    Canola2 Now Out!

    Nokia N95:
    Nokia N95-3 Finally Gets an Update to v 11.2.009
    The N95 classic hits v20 firmware
    The N95’s camera quality? It just got better…
    Hands-on with the Nokia N95 8GB for North America!

    Nokia N82:
    Nokia N82: impressions after a week…
    Nokia N82 hands-on
    Nokia N82 preview: First look
    Nokia N95, N95 8 GB and N82: The evolution of the multimedia computer

    More Nokia:
    Cellphones: Alleged Nokia N96 Spy Shots Look Yummypianoblacklicious
    New Slider: Nokia’s Patent Reveals Innovative Six- or Eight- Megapixel Slider Phone
    Video streaming from your phone QIK-ly, as in: instantly
    All About N-Gage – Totally CONFIRMED Star Wars N-Gage Video
    emTube – YouTube client for S60 phones
    Nokia Internet Radio
    Clarification: Upcoming Nokia IS a QWERTY Nseries

    Apple iPhone:
    Breaking: iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Video and Evidence Confirms Update Is Real, Breaks Unlock, Third-Party Apps
    How to Install Applications on iPhone 1.1.2 (Video Tutorial)
    Syphon lets you save iPhone text messages
    Control Pro Tools with your iPhone
    Apple doesn’t give us MMS on the iPhone, so the community does
    iPhone gets video recording capabilities
    Not all is lost: partfoundry developing GPS module for iPhone
    Fixing YouTube on your Jailbroken iPhone
    Mobile Safari plug-in downloads files to your iPhone/iPod touch
    Apple relents, sanctions custom ringtones!

    OQO Model 02:
    OQO Announces model e2 with Built-In HSDPA Mobile Broadband Capability
    OQO does WiMax and 64GB SSDs

    Neonode N2:
    Neonode N2 officially coming to the US
    Review of the unique Neonode N2 multimedia phone

    BlackBerry 9000 (aka. BlackBerry 8xxx):
    BlackBerry 9000 specs revealed, our early Christmas present to you
    BlackBerry 8xxx hails from Rogers!
    BlackBerry 9000 series spy shot revealed?

    Samsung:
    Hands-on with the Samsung G800
    Hands-on with the Samsung P520 Armani
    Samsung’s P720, F490 make their video debut

    Other:
    Google Maps for Mobiles shows your location, even without GPS
    Verizon Wireless will open network for non-Verizon devices, services
    Photo of the Sony Ericsson P5i Leaked
    Wibrain’s B1 UMPC gets showcased on video – Engadget
    Hands-on with the LG KU990 Viewty
    A teaser shot of Motorola’s 5 megapixel multimedia maven?


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