Posts by Brooks Barnard

Poll: Will You Use BlackBerry Messenger For Android?

Back in 2009, I had a rad BlackBerry 8900 on T-Mobile and loved that phone.  I also loved using BlackBerry Messenger because I could get around having to pay for a large texting package with my unlimited data plan.  I think I had the lowest texting plan I could which was like 250 texts a month which suited me fine with me and my BBM.  I still… Read more

Facebook Home On The HTC First [Video]

I’ve had the HTC First for almost two weeks, and I’ve formed some pretty solid opinions on Facebook Home as it runs on the HTC First. When I initially heard about Facebook home, I thought to myself that I would never use a launcher like that.  At the time, I didn’t even have a Facebook app on my personal device, why would I want a launcher?  Now that… Read more

Poll: What Google I/O Rumor Are You Most Excited About?

Can you believe Google I/O is already less than week away?  I can’t. I’m pretty excited about it.  And the most exciting thing to me is how well things are being kept under wraps by Google.  There have been the occasional leaks here and there, but I haven’t seen any leaked images of new devices.  That hasn’t however stopped the rumors from flying… Read more

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Unboxing Video

We finally have our hands on the Samsung Galaxy S 4! And we are so excited about it, we filmed an unboxing of the device.  In the video you’ll see everything that comes in the box with the Galaxy S 4.  I also go through the initial set up (there is A LOT of setup) of the device and give a tour of the hardware on this beast.  I was immediately struck… Read more

Early Adopters, How Are You Liking Your Ones and S 4s?

We’ve had an exciting couple of weeks with two of the most popular Android device manufacturers releasing their flagship devices: The HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S 4.  The One was able to get a little bit of head start on the S 4 being released on Friday, April 19th for Sprint and AT&T and T-Mobile only days later.  This last weekend, the S 4… Read more

A First Look At The HTC First Facebook Phone

I’ve had the Facebook Phone, known as the HTC First, for about day.  So far, I”m really liking it a lot more than expected.  Before having the device, I played with Facebook Home briefly and thought it just felt awkward as a launcher for an Android device.  However, give it the right hardware, namely an HTC device with a beautiful display, I think… Read more

AT&T Discloses Samsung Galaxy S 4 In-Store Release Date

We’ve been able to pre-order the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 for a while now, but finally on Monday it was revealed to us when the device would be available in stores. From AT&T’s twitter account, they unveiled that you can pick up the Galaxy S 4 in stores on Saturday, April 27.  That’s pretty exciting news for any of you who are looking to… Read more

Weekend Poll: Are You Picking Up The HTC One?

I love picking up devices the day they come out.  It feels awesome to have the new IT device.  However, I’ve also had it backfire.  I’m not trying to to be a buzz kill on anyone’s big day with the HTC One.  But seriously, one time I picked up the T-Mobile G2x on the day it came out for my personal device.  It was T-Mobile’s first device with a… Read more

Midweek Poll: How Do You Use Your Tablet?

There are lots of different tablets out there; some 10″, some 7″, and some in between.  Luckily, the number of Android apps that are tablet compatible and optimized are growing every day which is awesome because we have some rad devices at our fingertips.  Also, I’m way excited to hear about this next generation Nexus 7 tablet, hopefully at Google… Read more