Try out the latest and greatest phones virtually with TryPhone

Try out the latest and greatest phones virtually with TryPhone

Summary: I attempt to test and write reviews on this blog for as many devices as I can, but I do have a limited budget and available time so there are lots of devices I can't test out. You can view many reviews and videos of mobile devices on YouTube as well, which is a great help in giving you a feel for each device. Dave sent me some information on a new site that provides virtual devices for you to actually try out yourself, including hardware button presses and more. TryPhone currently has four models for you to try out online, the Apple iPhone, LG Muziq, Samsung Juke, and BlackBerry Pearl.

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Try out the latest and greatest phones virtually with TryPhoneI attempt to test and write reviews on this blog for as many devices as I can, but I do have a limited budget and available time so there are lots of devices I can't test out. You can view many reviews and videos of mobile devices on YouTube as well, which is a great help in giving you a feel for each device. Dave sent me some information on a new site that provides virtual devices for you to actually try out yourself, including hardware button presses and more. TryPhone currently has four models for you to try out online, the Apple iPhone, LG Muziq, Samsung Juke, and BlackBerry Pearl.

If you don't have a local store in your area to try these out yourself or you didn't get to try all the features because the battery was dead at the store, then I think this site is a great idea that may help you take a more extensive test drive of a device you are considering. Some devices are not even available at local stores and these types may appear on TryPhone in the future as they are planning to continuously add new devices.

I personally plan to use the service for myself since they also provide device specs in a nice format. Their service also has reviews, tutorials, and demos of the devices. You can also send feedback on one of the virtual devices or request that they add a new phone to their offerings. I look forward to seeing this site continue to grow and have it now bookmarked.

Topics: Telcos, Mobility

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  • This site is only a"Sales gimmick"!

    The I-phone demo is no better that a slick brochure.
    The first thing I noticed was the prominent "Buy this phone"
    button.
    kd5auq
  • RE: Try out the latest and greatest phones virtually with TryPhone

    none of your tryphone links work
    rdrew1
  • Good-idea, bad execution...

    The idea is excellent. No doubt about it. All the time we wish we could have a 'try' at these high cost/unavailable phones but cant.

    The execution is pretty bad. Now a days with the amount of development in technology and with the kinda expectations, its not good enough to execute it in such barberic forms. Its just a basic set of buttons linking one image to another...I wanted more; the animation in the phones, the scrolling in iPhone when we touch-n-drag our fingers over it.

    I am sure someone is woking on it as we speak. I just hope it comes out in 3D to be more realistic. Hey, we can even tryout the concept phones which may or maynot get released. Hehe, we'll be using phones of the future.

    These can be used even in online-shopping sites...easy demo of its features and more

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    Thank you
    Pradyumna Nandavanam
    nandavanan
  • RE: Well, a better site...

    Tryphone is okay, but check out GSMLive.ro phone simulators here: http://www.gsmlive.ro/telefoane/Apple/iPhone/simulator You can see far more of the actual phone (there are also Nokias, SonyEricssons, LGs etc), you can scroll it like the real iPhone, you can search its content!
    sam41273315