Comcast brings Wi-Fi-only Xfinity TV streaming to iPhone, iPod Touch
May19

Comcast brings Wi-Fi-only Xfinity TV streaming to iPhone, iPod Touch

Comcast’s Fancast service and iPad app (available since February) have offered access to their admittedly impressive onDemand catalog, highlighted by movies and shows from premium networks like HBO and Showtime. Now the experience finally comes to the iPhone. The most recent (v 1.5) update of their Xfinity app now allows iPhone and iPod touch users to join the iPad in streaming onDemand content from Comcast’s servers. Comcast may be...

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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Hands-On at CTIA 2011 (video)
Mar23

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Hands-On at CTIA 2011 (video)

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was the worst-kept secret of CTIA 2011. Then again, it’s not like Samsung really tried that hard to keep it one; the teaser site made it clear enough that another Tab was in the plans for the US, one that was in between the 7-inch and 10.1-inch versions. Samsung is trying hard to offer as many options as possible, and has done the best at giving a diverse lineup of tablets. Every other OEM has come out with...

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T-Mobile G2X Hands-on at CTIA 2011
Mar22

T-Mobile G2X Hands-on at CTIA 2011

Having a sliver of time in between press conferences today, I managed to swing by the LG booth and get a few minutes of one-on-one time with the T-Mobile G2X, an LG phone that is known globally as the LG Optimus 2X. The T-Mobile version is basically a pure vanilla Froyo experience with a little T-Mobile flavor thrown in (in other words, bloatware). In fact, there were a few UI changes that LG had made on the Optimus 2X to make sure it...

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Verizon-Branded Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Seen at CTIA 2011, We Go Hands-on (Video)
Mar22

Verizon-Branded Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Seen at CTIA 2011, We Go Hands-on (Video)

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is nothing new on the trade-show floor, but a Verizon-branded version of it is. We caught some footage and pics of the Xperia Play and had some good play time with the device here at CTIA 2011. We found the Xperia Play to be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread; specifically, it was running 2.3.2. In fact, it is almost completely vanilla Android, with a few tweaks here and there to make room for the...

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Verizon HTC Thunderbolt 4G Unboxing and First Impressions
Mar18

Verizon HTC Thunderbolt 4G Unboxing and First Impressions

We knew the moment was going to come eventually, but Verizon and HTC sure made it a suspenseful ride for us the entire time. The HTC Thunderbolt is now available in stores for $249.99 with contract ($179.99 through Amazon or go through Wirefly and Use Coupon Code THUNDER0321 for $25 off) and we got sent a unit to play around with. You may have heard already, but the Thunderbolt is the very first LTE smartphone to show up on...

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Sprint HTC Arrive Unboxing and First Impressions
Mar17

Sprint HTC Arrive Unboxing and First Impressions

Sometimes I find it too easy to make puns out of phone names. The HTC Arrive on Sprint is one of the easiest, so I will do away with the usual puns. I can understand the choice of the name this time, however, because the Arrive is the very first Windows Phone 7 device to operate on CDMA, and it certainly won’t be the last. With the HTC Arrive being the “arrival” of WP7 on CDMA carriers, I imagine we’ll see a...

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AT&T HTC Freestyle Unboxing
Mar09

AT&T HTC Freestyle Unboxing

HTC has been a critical partner this past month in shaping AT&T’s future. First, the Inspire 4G was the company’s first venture into Froyo and the “4G” world and in essence marked the beginning of the post-iPhone-exclusivity era (PIE for short? I coined it!). And the HTC Freestyle also bagged some other firsts for AT&T: the first Brew MP-powered handset on the network, and the first phone that is more...

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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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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G Unboxing
Mar04

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4G Unboxing

With the launch of several Galaxy S smartphones in the fall of 2010 as well as the announcement of the lineup’s sequel, the Galaxy S2, the newly-released Galaxy S 4G seems almost out of place, as if it’s between homes. It doesn’t feel quite comfortable hanging out with its older siblings, but yet seems too old for the new kiddies on the block. The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is also known as the Vibrant 4G, for good reason....

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