Unboxing the Samsung Vibrant, part 2

July 22, 2010

Oh I know. First the videos, now the pictures (slide show) – you just can’t get enough Samsung Vibrant unboxing goodness :)

Well don’t fret. I plan to get you even more Galaxy S coverage shortly – with a camera review, of course.


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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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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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…

Click here to subscribe to this podcast.

Kin One and Kin Two camera

July 18, 2010

Kin One sample pictures (slide show):

Kin Two sample pictures (slide show):

After unboxing Kin One and Kin Two and briefly using the ill-fated devices, I switched my attention to the cameras, hoping to find some redemption there. I didn’t!

What I did find was more of the same half-baked recipe – mostly decent hardware hindered by poor software and crappy user experience. More after the break…

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The HTC Aria in pictures

July 16, 2010

It’s been called the Intruder and it’s been called the Liberty. It’s the HTC Aria and it’s incredibly cute!

Think of the Aria as a Nexus One/Desire/Incredible redux. It’s smaller and lighter, with a smaller screen (3.2″, 480×320 pixels) and a slower processor. Read on…

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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…