A big draw to the Android platform is the ability to apply custom ROM images. I have been using the VaelPak ROM on my HTC EVO 4G for months, and I can highly recommend it for EVO owners.
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
HP/Palm is getting set to unveil the anticipated line of webOS tablets in just a few weeks, but there's something missing that is going to impact adoption.
The Android update cycle will continue to frustrate users, based on the flawed update process that Google has failed to address.
Verizon will be offering a couple of MiFi-like devices, or mobile hotspots, that will share the new 4G (LTE) network with up to 5 devices. I captured the Samsung model on a brief video.
The HTC Thunderbolt is a 4G-enabled phone on the new Verizon LTE network, available later this year. This video compares it side-by-side with the EVO 4G.
My brief time today with the Motorola XOOM made a definite impression, and a good one. I want one of these, and now.
Previously restricted to its 4G-capable phones, Sprint is extending the Premium data charge to all smartphones effective January 30.
Video calls are a great way to keep in touch with family and friends while traveling. Recently I tried Tango, and found it to be a solid performer on both Android and iOS.
I have been playing with the HTC EVO Shift 4G for a few days and offer first impression of the phone. The Shift is an Android phone by HTC that has a sliding QWERTY keyboard, for fans of those.
Having HP step in to buy Palm was the best thing that could have happened for webOS, and we're about to see the proof of that when the expected webOS tablets get announced next month.
The mobile space moves at a tremendous pace, and using a cycle for products in the desktop segment for those in the mobile sector, as Microsoft is known to do, is a fatal error.
Microsoft's young smartphone platform is definitely in trouble. In spite of a splashy ad campaign to spur the Windows Phone 7 launch, rumors of poor sales won't go away. Can Microsoft right this ship?
I am addicted to Twitter apps on every platform I use, and can't resist trying them all out. There are a lot of Twitter apps on the Android platform, and my favorite is Plume.
TeleNav is today rolling out a major software update for AT&T customers (other carrier versions to follow) with Android smartphones.
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