Windows Phone 8? Done. But which phone? Nokia Lumia 920 or HTC 8X?
Jan16

Windows Phone 8? Done. But which phone? Nokia Lumia 920 or HTC 8X?

OK, listen up, folks. I get it. Microsoft still has a way to go in dominating the mobile market the way many analysts believe it will do in the coming years. But if we put aside branding and marketing, such as the very name of the OS, Windows Phone (hurts me to say it), Microsoft actually has quite a compelling product on its hands. I have used Windows Phone extensively over the past year with phones such as the Omnia 7, the Lumia...

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S Comparison/Review. Part 2–Sofware, UX&Conclusions
Dec29

Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S Comparison/Review. Part 2–Sofware, UX&Conclusions

This is the second and closing part of our comparison/ review featuring Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Apple iPhone 4S and Nokia Lumia 800. In the first part, we had a closer look at the hardware and performance of the three flagships. Today we’ll compare and highlight differences in the software platforms and overall user experience on each device. We also reveal which phone we believe comes on top in this test, and draw some other...

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S Comparison/Review. Part 1 – Hardware & Performance
Dec28

Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Nokia Lumia 800 vs iPhone 4S Comparison/Review. Part 1 – Hardware & Performance

Choosing a smartphone to carry for the next year or two is a difficult task these days. There are tens of devices running on 7 operating systems/platforms, at prices ranging from 100 to 600 Euro. To make that choice a little bit easier we took a closer look at the flagships representing 3 smartphone platforms,  to see how will they fare against each other. Samsung Galaxy Nexus represented Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich,...

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review: The Next Step for Android
Dec20

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review: The Next Step for Android

In a world where Android now powers more than half of all smartphones sold in the last quarter, the so called ‘Google phones’ find themselves in rather awkward position in the market. Releasing once per year, these smartphones break little ground in terms of hardware. Down to its core, however, the fundamental selling point is a substantial one, namely, the premise of a Google phone itself. The outgoing advantages are apparent right...

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AT&T HTC Titan Review
Nov09

AT&T HTC Titan Review

Usually a phone’s name does not have much relation to the device itself, but this is not the case with the HTC Titan. The Titan is a behemoth with a 4.7-inch screen and a strong metal chassis build. The Titan is the only Mango device of the three announced by AT&T to have not yet been released(The Samsung Focus and Focus Flash were both released today). The question is, does Windows Phone Mango run welll on this large of a...

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TouchWiz on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review: An unobtrusive update to Honeycomb
Aug16

TouchWiz on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review: An unobtrusive update to Honeycomb

When news dropped of Samsung bringing its custom interface to Honeycomb, I rolled my eyes in disgust. Then with the snap of a finger, Samsung TouchWiz UX interface running on prototype units of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1, were announced at CTIA 2011. For the record, I am not a big fan of TouchWiz or any custom UI, for that matter; I feel that Honeycomb, like any other vanilla Android OS, is good as is. Visually, the TouchWiz...

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Sprint HTC Arrive Review
Mar31

Sprint HTC Arrive Review

The very first Windows Phone 7 device has shown up on Sprint’s website and stores (note how I avoided the obvious pun there?), which Microsoft should consider a huge victory for its overall smartphone market share in the US. Now that WP7 is finally available on CDMA, we should see the floodgates open for multiple handsets running the platform on Sprint and Verizon both. This is going to be great for Microsoft, since up until this time...

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Verizon 4G LTE Review: the Good, the Bad and the Weird
Mar28

Verizon 4G LTE Review: the Good, the Bad and the Weird

I love to review products whilst travelling. I find that when I’m not at home, I rely much more heavily on the products I review and thus can give a unique perspective on those products. It’s not until you’re away from the comforts of your home and your own surroundings that you realize how much you take these kinds of gadgets for granted. Because I went to CTIA 2011 in Orlando, Florida last week, I knew this was the perfect...

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb Review
Mar15

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Review

Like a good wine, Android has had a knack for maturing as it ages. With every new update to its OS comes more features, less bugs, and a more reliable experience for both consumers and businesses alike. Android 3.0 Honeycomb — the latest release — is special, being used only for tablets and is therefore optimized with even more features and benefits than you would normally find on a regular smartphone running on Froyo or...

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AT&T HTC Inspire 4G Review
Mar08

AT&T HTC Inspire 4G Review

Though AT&T has offered several Android smartphones on its lineup for a year now, they haven’t offered anything that stands out above the crowd. Any Android phone on the network up until this point has been a “me too” device, something that was only offered as a way of appeasing the few smartphone owners that weren’t interested in iPhones. It also gave them a bragging point that they had a lineup that featured a phone with every...

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