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Image Gallery: Hands-on with the Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two
Microsoft just announced their latest mobile phone project, targeted at the feature phone market. The KIN ONE and KIN TWO run a version of Windows Phone that is optimized for the socialologist who wants to share their life with friends. These two devices will be launching in May on Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, but no pricing or plan information has yet been revealed.Make sure to check out the thoughts about the Kin One and Two from my two teenage daughters on the ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog post.
Image Gallery: HTC Touch Pro2 and Nokia N97 head-to-head
The HTC Touch Pro2 is a very refined version of its extremely popular slider QWERTY phone design. Nokia too a few cues from the folks at HTC and is rolling out their first QWERTY slider S60 device right now. Take a look at some comparison shots of these two and their keyboards.
Image Gallery: HTC Hero Google Android device running on Sprint
It has been just about a year since the first Google Android device launch on a US carrier, the T-Mobile G1. It seems to me that adoption of Android has been quite slow by US carriers, but Sprint came through in a big way with the upcoming HTC Hero device that is the best Android device on the market. It has better features than the Apple iPhone and is my recommendation for a Sprint customer looking for a functional touchscreen device.
Image Gallery: First thoughts on the T-Mobile Samsung Memoir 8 megpixel camera phone
Manufacturers are continuing to improve the capabilities and functionality of feature phones and smartphones. Samsung and T-Mobile released the 8 megapixel Memoir that brings a powerful camera to T-Mobile. This high end feature phone supports T-Mobile's 3G network, captures still photos with the Xenon flash, and functions fluidly with the touchscreen display and TouchWiz interface
HTC EVO 3D brings glasses-free 3D to Sprint
3D is a buzz word today, but HTC did a fine job of bringing it to a handheld device and capturing 3D images and video is a fun thing to do on the EVO 3D. That said, even if we took that away the device is a solid new generation Android smartphone that Sprint customers should seriously consider.
Image Gallery: Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot
I recently purchased a Verizon Wireless MiFi and then saw that Sprint rolled out a 4G WiMAX network in my local area. I said I wanted a MiFi-like device to access this network and Sprint now has such a device available with their Overdrive device from Sierra Wireless. Sprint also lowered the price to $59.99 per month and if the 4G connection is not available you bounce back to a strong 3G connection. Observed download speeds were easily twice as fast as that seen on the Verizon Wireless MiFi so this looks to be the king of high speed wireless connectivity.
Image Gallery: Sprint Touch Pro and AT&T Fuze Windows Mobile devices
HTC has been pushing the limits with Windows Mobile devices and improves the HTC Touch Diamond for the enterprise by adding a QWERTY keyboard and larger battery. The device is known as the HTC Raphael or Touch Pro and the two models I had a chance to play with from Sprint and AT&T are slightly different (primarily in the keyboard design). The Touch Pro and Fuze are high end Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional devices with 3G radios, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS.