The Moto X is rolling out to all major US carriers and with the Motorola Droid Maxx you get all the software goodies with a battery life that lets you work on the road for a couple days between charges.
The Moto X is a solid Android smartphone priced a bit high, but helping bring voice control to the masses.
I've spent the weekend with the Moto X and keep grabbing my HTC One instead. The price is too high for a subsidized Android device with mid-range specs and plastic feel.
My iPad is my travel companion and for the most part the battery seems to last forever. However, for road travel there is a need for some type of external power solution.
The HTC One was the first Android device my wife was pleased with, but after testing out the smaller HTC One Mini she is convinced that is the better device for her.
Google's Nexus 7 was made available early and many of us were able to pick one up at Best Buy, Staples, and other local retailers. The Nexus 7 is a major improvement over the 2012 model.
While Nokia rules the Windows Phone 8 world, HTC still makes very well designed devices and the new HTC 8XT is a nice option for Sprint customers
Just about everyone I see with an iPhone has a case, but I am a fan of a nearly naked experience. Two Truffol cases provide great looks and protection at little cost to size or weight.
There is no argument that the Lumia 1020 is the best camera in a modern phone, but you are going to have to decide if you are willing to trade size for such power.
It's pretty clear that the Nokia Lumia 1020 has the most advanced camera software in a smartphone today and as you can see in this image gallery of shots around Seattle they have the proof to back up their claim as camera phone champion.
In this gallery I show several photos taken with three high end smartphones in typical summer time situations. Even though the HTC One uses a unique ultrapixel approach, it still holds its own against Nokia 8.7 megapixel cameras.
I made a trip to a local T-Mobile retail store and walked out with a $50 Nokia Lumia 925 yesterday. The hardware is fantastic and Windows Phone 8 looks to meet 98% of my needs.
Samsung has a couple of 8 inch Android tablets to compete with the iPad mini. One offers you S Pen functionality while the other has the latest version of Android.
There are plenty of cases with one or two viewing angles, but the ZooGue Case Prodigy solution provides six positions in the most stable manner I have ever tested.
HTC and Samsung both rolled out Google Edition devices, but after spending a few days with the HTC One I am even more convinced that the best HTC One has Sense 5 as designed and optimized by HTC.