Podcast: Talking with tnkgrl #26

It’s time for another podcast (34 min):
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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…

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Unboxing the Palm Pre Plus, GSM version

OK, I admit it: I have a soft spot for WebOS! I also much prefer GSM devices, so ever since I picked up the original Palm Pre a year ago, I have been secretly jonesing for a GSM version.

Well I recently acquired a Palm Pre Plus, GSM version. It was locked to AT&T, but not for very long :) Unfortunately, it only supports 3G on the 850/1900 MHz bands (mostly prevalent in the US/Canada) but is quad-band for 2G…

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Unboxing the Motorola Devour

Another day, another Android phone with BLUR. The Motorola Devour is Verizon’s take on the Motorola CLIQ. It’s billed as a baby Motorola Droid of sorts, except it’s not!

The Devour looks like a premium device. The body is machined out of a single block of aluminum, just like the MacBook Pro. The spring-loaded sliding mechanism of the QWERTY keyboard feels truly fantastic, and the optical trackpad is a lovely touch. In that respect, it’s nicer than the CLIQ and the Droid…

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Podcast: Talking with tnkgrl #22

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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The Palm Pixi Plus is here

A few days ago I received a Palm Pixi Plus from the friendly people at Verizon. As you know I’ve been using a Palm Pre on and off since launch, but I snubbed the original Pixi for lack of WiFi. Thankfully, it’s been remedied with the Plus :)

So what’s my take so far? Palm makes great software running on lackluster hardware. While the Pixi Plus is extremely affordable for a fully featured smartphone, it is also awash with a veritable smorgasbord of plastics. As a result it feels even cheaper than the Pre

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Unboxing the Google Nexus One

Today is my birthday, the perfect day to get my very own Google Nexus One :) Was it worth all the speculation, hype, and scoops? You bet – the Nexus One is the new benchmark of the phone world!

Sure, the Nokia N900 features a better camera, the Motorola Droid a physical keyboard, the Apple iPhone 3GS more applications, the Palm Pre a nicer user experience. But after using the Nexus One for just a few hours, it’s clear to me that it’s a milestone device…

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Podcast: Talking with Matt #20 (Anniversary special)

It’s time for another podcast (13 min) with Matthew Bennett (Nokia Daily News, US Mobile Industry):
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This Last week we celebrated the first anniversary of this podcast (already?) and the 3rd anniversary of my blog :)

Unfortunately, Matt’s camera battery died while recording, so we continued filming with the Nokia N900 but without the mic.

We discussed the cream of the crop for 2009: the Motorola Droid, the Nokia N900, the Palm Pre, and the Apple iPhone 3GS!

Other topic include the Samsung T939 (Behold II), and some commentary on Symbian and the Nokia N97

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