Unboxing the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z, part 1

October 4, 2010

Say “hello” to the T-Mobile G2/HTC Desire Z, successor to the Dream/G1 and similar in specs to the Nexus One, but with a slide-out keyboard, HSPA+, and a dedicated 2-stage camera button!

The G2 is the US version, featuring plain Android 2.2, while the Desire Z is the world version, topping FroYo with a sprinkle of HTC’s Sense UI.

I’ll have some pictures of the G2 for you soon. In the meantime, enjoy my unboxing video (above) and my first power on video (below)…

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Motorola CLIQ in pictures

January 30, 2010

The Motorola CLIQ was a prophet, hinting at the future… It told us Schaumburg was coming back to life. It told us that Android was the new lifeblood pulsing through Motorola’s veins. The Motorola Droid was the messiah, securing its title as Motorola’s comeback device!

So what of the CLIQ now? Eclipsed by the Droid a mere 2 months after being born, is it completely irrelevant or is it a worthy phone in its own right? After weeks of requesting a CLIQ review unit (since Mobilize), the people at T-Mobile finally obliged. Better late than never, I guess :)

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Podcast: Talking with tnkgrl #22

January 28, 2010

It’s time for another podcast (26 min):
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Matthew Bennett (Nokia Daily News, US Mobile Industry) is back, but props to Tony Peric (fone frenzy) for editing the video :)

This week we discussed the Google Nexus One, the Nokia E72, the Motorola CLIQ and the Palm Pixi Plus!

Other topics include hacking the T-Mobile G1 on the bus (?), Twitter clients for Android, and the free, reborn Ovi Maps

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Device of the year: Motorola Droid

December 31, 2009

What a fitting picture :) Say ‘hello” to the Motorola Droid, my choice for device of the year!

I would have picked the Google Nexus One if it was available today, and I would have picked the Nokia N900 if it was more accessible, but the Motorola Droid made a bigger impact on the mobile industry…

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Samsung T939 (Behold II) in pictures

December 9, 2009

A little over a year after releasing the HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1, T-Mobile recently introduced its fourth Android device, the Samsung T939 (Behold II), and provided me with a review unit :)

The Behold II follows in the footsteps of the T929 (Memoir) and the T919 (Behold). Like them, it’s a nice touchscreen phone with a good camera. Unlike them, it’s a smartphone running Android, with a capacitive OLED display, WiFi, and standard audio & USB connectors…

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Pictures taken with the HTC Hero

November 19, 2009

Talk about déjà vu… Sure, the HTC Hero features a 5 megapixel camera, but compared to the 3 megapixel camera on other HTC devices, it’s just more of the same!

But I’m not complaining – “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” :)

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Podcast: Talking with Matt #18 (Android special)

November 17, 2009

It’s time for another podcast (25 min) with Matthew Bennett:
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This week was all about Android – the T-Mobile G1, the HTC Magic, the HTC Hero, the Motorola CLIQ, and of course the Motorola Droid.

We also discussed the Nokia N900, the Nokia N86, the Samsung Memoir, the Palm Pre, BlackBerry 9630 (Tour), the Sony Ericsson C905a and a few other things.

As a bonus, enjoy the lovely view from Bernal Heights :)

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