Quick update that your local BestBuy stores are giving away a free smartphone every day this month (December) with a new two year contract or a new activation.
So hurry up and get the smartphone you’ve been looking for for little to no money!!!
A while ago I blogged about a new business based smartphone coming to Verizon called the Droid Pro. Lucky for us, I got a chance to demo the phone and make a review on it. You can see it here. Or feel free to watch it below (along with the unboxing video below the review). If you find it interesting, you may want to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking here
Earlier this week, Verizon announced the arrival of their newest Samsung phone. The Samsung Continuum. The phone was released today (Nov. 11) only for order for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new two year contract. On November 18th, the Continuum will be available for purchase.
One of the main things people will notice about this phone is that it has not one, but two Super AMOLED display screens. The main display is 3.4 inches with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. The second screen, which is a customizable ticker display, is 1.8 inches. This ticker display offers users up-to-date news, sports scores, finance, and social networking updates.
The outside of this phone is pretty compact and thin. It has a 5 megapixel camera with a LED flash. Along with this camera, it can record video in 720p HD which is a pretty common feature in the newer smartphones.
The phone will be running on Android 2.1 and will have a 1GHz processor making this phone just about as fast as you can get it. It will also have 512MB of ROM and 384 MB of RAM.
This phone is looking to be great. The only downside is that it comes in one color, black. Which isn’t too bad but to some people, they may want different colors. What do you think?
The phone itself has an incredibly slick design considering the cheap price. What makes it awesome is that it runs on Android 2.2, has a 3 megapixel camera and also has a 3.2 inch touch screen. Besides all of this, the phone also includes the newest texting method called swype. Not bad for $30!
The phone goes on sale Wednesday, November 3rd for $29.99 with your choice of color (black or burgundy). Of course to get this price you will need to sign up for a two year contract and there will be a $50 mail in rebate.
This phone looks pretty sick considering the cheap price. Besides the slick design, it also runs on the latest Android software and has a 3.2 inch touch screen. If you have a low budget and need a new phone, I would definitely recommend this one.
The R2-D2 phone will include the slide out QWERTY keyboard that everyone loves along with the great 3.5mm headphone jack to make your music playing that much easier. It will include a 3.7 inch touch screen display with a 854 x 480 screen resolution and the phone itself will weigh around 6 ounces. Besides that, the phone will come with a 8GB micro SD card as well as 8GB of internal storage.
Besides all of that, the R2-D2 will have a 5 megapixel camera and will be able to shoot video in 720p HD. Furthermore, the phone will run on Android 2.2 and a 1GHz processor.
The design of the phone looks great to me but there isn’t much different than the regular Droid 2. If interested, go pick one up while you can!
Earlier today some information on the specs of the new HTC HD7 Windows smartphone was leaked to the public. The phone will be released to the public in mid October and by looking at what the phone has in store for us, it seems that it has a lot to offer.
To start off, the HD7 will have a 4.3 inch LCD touch screen display with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution. The display also supports multi-touch. The phone itself has a 1GHz Qualcomm processor with 512MB of ROM making the phone extremely fast and smooth. Besides this, it will also come with 8GB of internal storage for storing media files and everything else.
The HD7 will come with a 5 megapixel camera with a dual LED flash and autofocus making your pictures come out in great quality. Further more, you will be able to capture video but we’re not sure if it will be HD or not yet. And as a popular feature on newer phones, the HD7 will also have a 3.5 mm headphone jack so you can plug in your mp3 headphones and save the money of buying certain cell phone headphones just to listen to music. Finally, the phone will have a HDMI output port to playback videos on your tv in the best quality possible.
Besides all of this, the phone will work on 3G networks in the U.S. and in Europe. Also, the HD7 will include Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio, and bluetooth.
Overall, I think this phone will be a great add-on to the public’s list of choices for smartphones. I will update this post when I find out more information on the phone.
The main appearence of the phone is the shell-like structure built on it in order to make it “life proof”. Motorola says that it can resist impact, waterproof, and dust proof. This is the first phone that will actually be able to resist water. Motorola also stated that you would be able to take the phone in the shower and it would not be affected at all. If this is all true, the phone will be a great option to those people who are clumbsy or just not careful with their cell phones.
The phone itself has a 3.7 inch touch screen with 480×854 resolution. It also includes a 5 megapixel camera along with flash on the back of the phone. The Defy also includes a QWERTY touch screen keyboard that many reviewers have said it to be fast and accurate. Also, the new form of typing, swype, will be installed on the phone for all of you who like to text or type faster.
On the down side, the Defy still runs on the outdated Android 2.1 software and has only a 800MHz processor compared to most other smartphones that run on Android 2.2 and 1GHz processor. It doesn’t support 3G networking yet but that is likely to change not too long after it is released this winter. On the bright side, the Defy is one of the few smart phones that can run Adobe Flash 10.1 so you can fully enjoy the features of the internet right on your phone.
I think this phone will be a great addition to the smartphone “family”. Besides being able to run Adobe flash and having a 5 megapixel camera, the fact that the phone is waterproof is just amazing.
What are you thoughts?
Earlier today, T-Mobile announced their newest phone, the G2, which will be available for purchase later this month. Many reviewers have given this phone high reviews which can be a very good sign for the brand new HSPA+ high speed network the G2 runs on (this is the first phone to ever use HSPA+). No price has been announced yet but rumors say that it will be around $200 with a two year contract, and $500 without one.
The phone is considered to be a direct competition to the iPhone(s) itself. The G2 will come with Android 2.2 making it completely up to date. The phone will also have a 5 megapixel camera with a very bright LED flash and autofocus. The large memory on the G2 also allows the user to record videos in 720p HD. Also, the G2 comes with 4GB of internal storage as well as an 8GB memory card, giving the user the option of upgrading it to 32GB. The processor on the phone is an 800MHz Snapdragon giving you quick speeds while navigating through the phone.
I am looking forward to this phone a lot. The G1 provided a great competition to the iPhone as well as making it the first Android device but now with upgrades, more apps, and a better phone all around, it will be very interesting to see what this new G2 is going to be like.
What do you think of the T-Mobile G2? Are you for Android or iPhone?
Recently announced, the new Samsung Fascinate is going to be available for public pick-up later this week (or tomorrow online) for Verizon customers. It will be sold for $199 with a 2-year contract. It will be hard for the phone to fit into the Android “lineup” but by looking at the specs, it does a nice job of fitting in perfectly.
The Fascinate is part of the Galaxy S lineup and the first of its kind to come to Verizon. Like I said, it does fit in very well. The phone will have a 4 inch touch screen with 2GB of internal storage and the customer will have the option of upgrading it with a 16GB MicroSD memory card. The Fascinate’s 1500 mAh battery is said to be about equivalent to the Motorola Droid x battery meaning that it should definitely last you a decent amount of time.
The phone itself looks to be amazing. It will have a 1GHz processor making navigating the phone quick and easy. Adding to that, the Fascinate will have high end 3D graphics and video acceleration bringing multimedia and gaming to a whole new level for customers.
Also, the phone will include a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and will also allow the user to record video in 720p! The Fascinate will also have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability and will also include a 3.5mm headphone jack for all of your music and media playing needs.
To me, this phone looks great and I think it will fit in with the Android “family” perfectly (considering it is better than some Android phones).
What do you guys think? Leave a comment below.