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New T-Mobile Sidekick

Earlier last week, T-Mobile confirmed that they will relaunch their Iconic Sidekick gadget but this time running on the Android operation system.  The device will also be running on T-Mobile’s 4G network which will hopefully be available in more places when it’s released.

Not much else is known about the phone yet, all we know is that it will be released sometime early this year.

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Brand new Motorola Droid Pro review!!!

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

New Windows 7 phone leaked!

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.

Dell Streak falls to the bottom of the list

Recently, Dell announced the release of their tablet/smartphone, the Dell Streak. As of right now, you can purchase the Streak for $300 with a two year contract with AT&T. What makes this “phone” such a failure? Keep reading.

The Streak has a 5 inch touch screen which isn’t too bad for watching movies and texting but it does make the phone abnormally large and awkward to handle making it bulky for your pocket. On top of that, people do not really know what the Dell Streak actually is. Is it a tablet PC or a smartphone? Well Dell commented saying that it is a phone as well as a tablet PC which can be confusing because some people (including me) believe that the “phone” is too small and thin for it to be considered a tablet.

On a positive note, the Streak uses a 1GHz processor which makes navigating the device quick and easy. However, the Streak runs on a very outdated Android software, Android 1.6, while most smartphones and tablets coming out are running on the latest software, Android 2.2 a.k.a. “froyo”. Having this outdated software powering the Streak it makes so of the newest features for phones impossible for the device to use.

My thoughts on the Streak are mostly negative. If I wanted a tablet, I would look at Apple’s Ipad or Samsung’s newest tablet before looking at this one. It’s too small to be considered a tablet but it’s too big to be a smartphone so I guess we’re stuck in the middle here. Also, the old Android software brings a lot of negativity to the device, if Dell upgraded to Android 2.2, I would recommend it to people but for now, I would say do not get the Dell Streak.