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Aug 30 2012

A Samsung Packed Fall Lineup for Boost Mobile: The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, the Galaxy Rush & the Samsung Array


Late last week, Samsung and Boost Mobile showed us some new devices from their Fall 2012 lineup. For those of us who find ourselves using a pre-paid, contract-less carrier like Boost Mobile, rather than T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T, our options are usually limited to phones which can be described as mediocre as best. Well, Boost and Samsung have an answer for that with their new lineup.

While the new lineup doesn’t feature a Galaxy S III, which to be honest really isn’t surprising given how much it would cost, features a more than adequate Galaxy S II, in a sexy white or black coat, the Samsung Galaxy Rush, for the mid end/casual smartphone users, and lastly, a good old slider, feature phone in the Samsung Array. You can find the specs to follow. Continue reading

Nov 27 2011

Documents to Go: Productivity in Your Pocket

Eric Engoron

With smartphones becoming more and more popular among teenagers, they have begun to lose their true meaning, productivity on the go. In an attempt to bring back the productive side of smartphones, DataViz inc. has released Documents to Go, an app that aims to be Microsoft office in your pocket, and succeeds in being so.

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Nov 6 2011

WP7 Requirements Stealthily Updated


Unlike Android, when Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7, they also announced a certain number of requirements the phone must have, before Microsoft would give the green light. Many people speculated as to why this is. Personally, I think it’s to avoid slow/low end phones that would provide a sluggish, bad WP7 experience, defaming the name of Microsoft’s new handheld OS. To be quite honest, I think this is a good idea because Google’s openness, while good, could use some requirements. There are way to too many low end Android devices being produced, degrading the overall Android experience, and if Google wants to keep their customers and gain new customers, they’re going to have to do something about this soon.

The WP7 requirements are, a standard set of buttons, WVGA (800 x 480) display, cell and Wi-Fi connectivity, at least 256 MB of RAM, and at least 8 GB of storage. However, what now changed is, the requirement for a camera. A camera is no longer a requirement for WP7 devices, and one could speculate this is so that companies like Nokia can offer these devices in low end markets, and removing the camera would cut cost. Also, camera-less devices could be used in government work.

Oct 31 2011

HTC Will Be Having A Press Conference This Thrusday, And We’ll Be There Live!


Well, if you don’t know already, HTC will be having another press conference in NYC, this Thursday, November 3rd. We’ll be there covering it live! We will try to get a good live blog going, but if we can’t get a sophisticated self-refreshing live blog going, we’ll try to do something as good! Stay tuned! Could this be the HTC Rezound we’ve seen leaked Verizon ads for? The invite sports the Beats by Dre logo, as well as the Rezound advertisement.

In case you don’t remember, the HTC Rezound specs are said to include -

  • Red on the inside like the Droid Incredible.
  • 4G LTE access.
  • 16GB microSD card installed.
  • Comes with a car charger.
  • HTC bootup screen.
  • Beats audio splash screen.
  • Box calls it HTC Vigor.
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
  • 1GB memory on board.
  • 4.3″ 720 touchscreen.
  • 8MP front camera.
  • Bluetooth.
  • Android 2.3.4. HTC Sense 3.5.

Oct 24 2011

Want Some Mango Love? T-Mobile’s Got You On Their Radar!


HTC Radar for TMOUSAnnouncing the Radar 4G some time ago, T-Mobile never provided us with a release date, until today…via Facebook. To refresh, the HTC Radar 4G features Microsoft’s latest mobile OS, Windows Phone 7 (WP7) Mango, also known as WP7 version 7.5. Under the hood, we’ve got a 1 GHZ Snapdragon CU, 5 MP rear camera with T-Mobile’s 4G (HSPA+) network, all packed under a 3.8 screen. The Radar will run you a mere $100 bucks, after $50 dollar rebate, but the downside is, this is on a two year contract… This phone looks rather nice; you can look forward to our review of it soon! You can pick this puppy up starting as early as November 2nd!

Purchase via T-Mobile’s HTC Radar Page, now!

May 31 2011

Review: HTC HD7 – Microsoft’s At It Again!

Adam Shear

These days there are so many smartphones to choose from but most people only pick one and stick with it for about two years or until their contract expires.  Between iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS, and WebOS, there’s so many operating systems to choose from.  The newest fighter in the ring is Windows Phone 7 which does some different and interesting things in comparison to its competitors.  The HTC HD7 is clearly the most over the top device running Windows Phone 7 as of right now.  Does the HTC HD7 have a chance of defeating its opponents or is this new operating system still learning the ropes? Continue reading

Apr 25 2011

Windows Phone 7 Review: Slick but Lacking

Tim and Former TechFrom10 Team

Microsoft for a considerable time had been a major player in the mobile market with the Windows Mobile series up to the tried and trusted Windows Mobile 6. However with the launch of the iPhone and it’s OS (now known as iOS) and Android afterwards, Microsoft could no longer keep up with the times with the quickly dating WM6. Solution? Windows Phone 7

Originally to be Windows Mobile 7, Windows Phone 7 launched on October 21 2010 with a slew of handsets, but it launched into a market that was crushing of late entrants with iOS and Android already firmly in the race. For the first time since the launch, we sit down with Windows Phone 7 and give a detailed review of Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system

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