Unboxing the Motorola Defy, part 1

November 6, 2010

This is the Motorola Defy, a rugged Android phone (dust-proof, water and scratch-resistant) with appealing specs (3.7″ WVGA display, 800 MHz CPU, 512 MB RAM, and 5 MP autofocus camera)…

Intrigued yet? I covered the launch of this device for Engadget at CTIA, where I submerged it in the name science – and it survived!

The lovely folks at Motorola provided me with a review unit this week, so enjoy my unboxing video, and expect pictures soon :)


Review: LG Optimus T and Optimus S

November 6, 2010


It’s a double feature! Take a look my latest review on Engadget: LG Optimus T and Optimus S, which I first played with at CTIA

Also, be sure to listen to Chris Ziegler, Sean Cooper, and me on the Engadget Mobile podcast, usually recorded live every Friday afternoon, and posted every Saturday.

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):
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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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CTIA recap

October 12, 2010

Last week I spent some time at CTIA Enterprise & Applications and got to play with some unreleased/upcoming devices. Take a look at my pictures (slide show) and read on for more…

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Podcast: Talking with Matt #9

April 16, 2009

It’s time for another podcast (25 min) with Matthew Bennett:
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This week we discussed the trip to CTIA, including the Palm Pre walkthrough, the Nokia N97 demo, the Samsung i8910 (Omnia HD), the Nokia N86, the interview with David Wood, plus a few other things (such as my HTC Touch Pro review unit)…

If things don’t make sense at one point (around 3:56), it’s because I ended up editing out a short section where the mic stopped working!

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CTIA: Interview with David Wood (Symbian)

April 11, 2009

Here’s a very informative 15-minute video interview with David Wood from day 1 at CTIA. Matt and I asked him about current and upcoming Symbian Foundation operating systems, user interfaces, and devices.

Enjoy :)