Unboxing the Google Nexus S, part 1

It’s here! The Google Nexus S has landed. First impressions? I don’t have much to add to what’s already been said.

Surprisingly, this phone feels better put together than the other Galaxy S devices. It’s definitely an improvement over the Nexus One, and a worthy successor. Read on…

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

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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Samsung Epic 4G camera, and more

So you’re probably wondering what happened to my regular camera reviews. Well fear not, I’m still working on them :)

I’m off to Burning Man as usual (look for me at Center Camp Cafe most evenings), and I’ll be taking lots of pictures!

I’d hoped to test a Nokia N8 prototype this year, but that fell through, so I’ll be using the wonderful Samsung T929 (Memoir) again…

I’m also bringing my Nexus One, my iPhone 4, the Samsung Epic 4G, and my Motorola F3 (aka. the “zombie apocalypse” phone).

Follow me on Twitter, and check out my Epic 4G sample pictures (slide show) and sample video (after the break).

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Google Nexus One vs. HTC Incredible camera

Nexus One sample pictures (slide show):

Incredible sample pictures (slide show):

Wow. I’ve carried the Google Nexus One in my pocket every day for almost 6 months now. As my primary phone, it’s been with me to Seattle, Sydney, and Los Angeles – I’ve snapped hundreds of shots with it!

While not best-in-class, the Nexus One takes much better pictures with its single LED flash equipped 5 megapixel AF camera than any HTC device before it – in fact, it’s good enough for me the majority of the time, and I’m picky :)

So, when the HTC Incredible landed in my dirty little hands a month ago with its dual LED flash equipped 8 megapixel AF camera, I was both excited and intrigued. How would it fare?

As it turns out, the Incredible (like the HTC EVO 4G, which uses a similar sensor and optics) improves upon the Nexus One to represent the finest HTC currently has to offer. See for yourself after the break…

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Unboxing the HTC Incredible

The wait is over – the HTC Incredible is here!

If you are pining for the fjords a Google Nexus One on Verizon, grab this instead – you are getting a better device.

The Incredible gets a nicer camera (8 MP auto-focus with a large lens/sensor & dual LED flash vs. 5 MP auto-focus with single LED flash), adds 8 GB of built-in storage, replaces the scroll ball with an optical trackpad, and runs the Sense UI…

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Podcast: Talking with tnkgrl #23

It’s time for another podcast (28 min):
Audio version
Video version

Matthew Bennett (Nokia Daily News, US Mobile Industry) joined me while Tony Peric (fone frenzy) edited the video :)

This week we discussed Mobile World Congress (Windows Phone 7 Series & Meego), the Apple iPad, the Motorola Devour, and the LG BL40!

Other topics include the Google Nexus One software update, the Nokia N86 camera, Qik Premium & Skype for Symbian, and the BeagleBoard

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