There are plenty of wireless speaker solutions out there, but the Jambox from Jawbone really sets the bar with a small size and big sound that blew me away. Is this little speaker worth the $199.99?
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The beginning of the year always starts with a bang with smartphones being revealed at CES, Mobile World Congress and CTIA. I created a preliminary top 10 smartphones list in March and now that we have all the major anticipated announcements for the year I thought it was fitting to post my top 10 smartphones for the year 2011. Many of the phones I had on that list are present in this new list, but now that I have had hands-on time with some my perspective has changed. Some have yet to be released, but should be coming before the holidays so I included them as well.
While we hope people can pull over to a safe place to make calls, there are still times when calls need to be taken while driving and the best way to do that is what a Bluetooth speaker. I found the SuperTooth HD to be one of the best ever with rare charging needs and never having to turn it off.
RIM is rolling out their newest BlackBerry OS 7 smartphones and I had the chance to take the three form factors for a whirl over the last week with the Bold 9930, Torch 9850, and Torch 9810.
U.S. Cellular has pretty amazing service for their customers and is aggressively rolling out solid smartphone offerings running the Android OS. The Samsung Mesmerize is a Samsung Galaxy S device with a large beautiful Super AMOLED display and flash with their 5 megapixel camera.
The smartphone space changes quite often, but now that all of the major holiday announcements have been made it is time to look at the best smartphones available as we head to the end of 2010. As you will see in the post and in the full article, Android is dominating the stage at the moment.
AT&T has not yet had an HTC Google Android device and they decided to launch one just a couple of days before the iPhone 4 launch. HTC packed a lot into this small compact HTC Sense device and for the most part is sails along quite nicely.Check out my first impressions article that includes a video walk through.
The HTC DROID Incredible is getting quite a few people excited about the next Google Android device on Verizon Wireless and in this image gallery we present a much closer look at functions and applications. Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is supported quite well and we present screenshots of this, along with the text input options, document viewer, Skype Mobile, and NFL Mobile.
T-Mobile launched the myTouch 3G as its second Google Android device in early 2009 and it was a sleek, solid device. The Fender Limited Edition improves a bit with a standard 3.5mm headset jack, double the memory for application storage, and large capacity 16GB microSD card. There are a few music focused applications, along with free songs from popular artists, in a device with Fender guitar sunburst highlights.
HTC and Google launched the "Google phone" yesterday called the Nexus One. Mine came overnight and is up and running on T-Mobile at this time. The hardware is sleek and the internals are the best we have seen on an Android device. Check out a few unboxing and orientation photos in this preview of the Nexus One.