Tag Archives: VZW

HTC Thunderbolt review

The HTC Thunderbolt is available from Verizon Wireless for $569.99 outright or for $249.99 on contract. Pros: Solid, weighty form-factor; aesthetically beautiful design of hardware and software; customizable software theming; good stills and video with adequate light; still photo effects; Verizon’s LTE 4G; smooth operations and slick UI. Cons:… Read more

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play now available

After months of hype, speculation and anticipation, Sony Ericssons PlayStation phone, the Xperia Play, is now available from Verizon Wireless for $199 on a new two-year contract. The gadget runs Android 2.3, a.k.a., Gingerbread, and features a 4-inch display, 5MP primary camera, front-facing secondary camera, 512MB RAM, 1GHz CPU and Adreno 205… Read more

Samsung Charge review

Samsung Droid Charge for Verizon Wireless Pros: Super AMOLED Plus display is gorgeous, LTE 4G is very fast in the right markets, camera is a strong contender amongst smart phones, cool flavor of TouchWiz UI, battery life is decent. Cons: No LED notifications, too laggy for a hot new device, single-core processor, dual-core price tag…. Read more

Samsung Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt unboxing

After a long video sabbatical, I’m back in front of the camera. We’ve got a lot of phones to cover this summer, so I’m jumping out of the gate with a double unboxing of Smasung’s Droid Charge and the HTC Thunderbolt–both LTE 4G phones on Verizon Wireless. Connectivity isn’t all these gadgets have in common though. Their spec sheets are almost… Read more

Samsung Charge photo and video samples

Samsung’s Droid Charge is a high-end Android on Verizon Wireless. The LTE capable beast is their current flagship, and goes for $569 outright or $299 on contract. Other retailers, like Amazon, are offering the device at a discount. Any price break is a good one, and with the Charge, any break is a bargain. Though I’m not a big fan of the physical… Read more

Day 2 of Google I/O yields more free loot

If yesterday’s handout of a 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab at Google I/O didn’t make you a bit jealous (tickets sold out in under and hour, so don’t kick yourself), this will: today, attendees were given free Verizon LTE hotspot devices and promised a new Chromebook. Though the Chromebooks are not in San Francisco at the moment, they should be available… Read more

Verizon offers HTC Thunderbolt tutorial videos

The videos below are really more of a basic introduction to Android and Sense than they are tutorials targeted at Thunderbolt owners, but if the Thunderbolt is your first Android or first Sense device, these will bring you up to speed on the more common functions of your phone. Adding contacts, navigation, using social media, managing your mobile hotspot… Read more

How to Justify a $599 Motorola Xoom

The price point of the upcoming 10.1” Xoom Tablet by Motorola has been a major point of contention in deciding whether or not to make the investment. Speculation over the numbers has turned potential buyers into hesitant watchers. With more information being uncovered about the Xoom’s full and subsidized pricing seemingly ever day, the question arises:… Read more

LG Revolution 4G will launch Verizon’s VoLTE

For long time Verizon customers, the ability to make mobile calls while transferring data is just a dream, experienced only by those on other networks. But that’s about to change with a new protocol that will eschew Verizon’s old cell-based infrastructure in favor of voice calls over 4G Internet. This service is currently being referred to internally as… Read more