Palm has been taking a beating in the press lately with its dismal financial reports and lame advertising strategy, but I still made the decision to buy my own Verizon Pre Plus and have to say that webOS is refreshing and fun to use. I see that the Palm Pre Plus is now up against the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 in Laptop Magazine's March Smart Phone Madness contest and just voted for the Palm Pre Plus.
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It seems everyone in business has a smartphone today to keep connected to the office and enjoy their time away from the office. Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile phones sporting iOS, Android, Wi
Matthew Miller started using a Pilot 1000 in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since.
The official Microsoft statement is that Windows Phone 7 Series will not be provided as an upgrade on the HTC HD2. However, developers just see that as a challenge and already have it running, several months in advance of release.
One of the strengths of Windows Mobile is its customization capabily and control the end user has over the device. Here are a few tip & tricks that I think new HD2 owners will appreciate.
James, Kevin, and I kicked off MobileTechRoundup show #202 talking about CTIA(ndroid) that was held in Vegas this week. While the CTIA is a show focused on phones, Google Android was definitely the talk of the town
HTC is known for making fantastic hardware and the HD2 was highly anticipated before its arrival in the US. T-Mobile did not disappoint with lots of media content and partnerships to bring such a loaded device for just $200.
I have a rather small music collection so I rely on streaming music clients and subscription services to listen to tunes. Slacker launched Slacker Radio for Windows Mobile today on the HD2 and other compatible devices so load it up now for free.
Sprint has done a good job of making everyone think 4G is the fastest wireless data speed around, but T-Mobile actually will soon have double that 4G speed with HSPA+ and it seems few people even know about this. Maybe T-Mobile should call it 5G.
I have been debating over a few devices lately and today Sprint and HTC made my decision drop dead easy. The Palm Pre Plus is going back while the HTC Sprint EVO 4G will be mine as soon as it is available.
I enjoy using the Opera Mobile browser on my mobile devices because it gives me a consistent user experience, I can keep all my bookmarks in sync across platforms, and it is light and fast. However, does Opera truly believe Apple will ever approve an alternative web browser for the iPhone?
I can completely understand paying $600+ for a fully SIM unlocked phone with no contract that lets you use it on multiple carriers, but I have no idea why you would buy a locked phone for these high prices. If it is locked then you will use it with this single carrier so where is the contract advantage?