Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The HTC Evo Has Gone 3D...Don't Purchase That Evo 4G Just Yet!

via Sprint
HTC's Evo 4G was unarguably one of the hottest smartphones last summer, and Spint is looking to do the same thing again with the release of the HTC Evo 3D.  No specific release date has been given yet (I hate when carriers do that. Just do like Apple: announce something then release it week) outside of a summer time frame.  The two phones are identical from the front and pack the same features, minus the 3D capabilities of the Evo 3D that allow one to view/take pictures as well as video in 3D.  It also comes with a hefty 1750 mAh battery and great dedicated shutter button for photo taking.   Unfortunately the kickstand has been dismissed.  I'd rather have a 3.7" screen, same sized battery and kickstand in exchange for the 3D...but that's just me (c'mon now, how many people do you know with a 3D tv?).  

Check out Engadget for a video overview of the phone, as well as for a comparison of the Evo 3D versus the original Evo 4G.

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Droid Does...Dancing?

Via TopNews
In order to promote their new Xperia Arc, Sony decided to grace the mall with it's presence using the little green guy himself.  Don't let him fool you, he can do more than just the robot...Android can get down!  I can't even lie, it's pretty amusing and entertaining.

If you haven't heard of the Xperia Arc and it's available in your area, you might be doing yourself a favor by giving it a look.  It's an extremely nicely designed phone, smooth looking interface, thin and has a great camera for taking stills as well as video.  Even better, it ships with Android 2.3. 

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Sprint + Google Voice = Goodness

Image representing Google Voice as depicted in...Image via CrunchBase
Sprint and Google Voice have combined forces in a way that should benefit all customers.  You no longer have to have a smartphone in order to get all of the benefits that Voice has to offer.  After pairing your mobile number with your Google Voice number, the receiver of the call (or text) will see your Voice number.  Furthermore, your texts and voicemails will all be stored in your Google Voice account once you logon using a computer.  And don't forget you can receive and make calls from your computer as well...all for free!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Who Really Has the Fastest 4G Network?

via Unreality
For the past several months AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have all been focusing their advertising on promoting their 4G networks, each claiming to have the fastest or largest network in order to draw more consumers.  You can't really believe the info coming from either company because of course their going to construe the facts into a more favorable outcome for them. Thankfully an outside entity, PC World, has performed a relatively extensive speed test to find out who really holds the title as speed king of the 4G networks. 

via PCWorld

And the winner is...T-Mobile!  Which Network has the fastest laptop modem speed? Check out PCWorld's in depth test for the full report.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

HTC SuperHero with Cyanogenmod Slowing Down :-(

The last few days my phone slowed down to a screeching halt.  I had no idea why.  Everything was sluggish.  I tried modifying Launcher Pro settings, removing Handcent, removing ShapeWriter, clearing the Dalvik Cache...nothing seemed to work!  Luckily the CyanogenMod forums came through once again.

The Solution:
Download "GPS Status," press the menu buttons and choose tools.  Select manage a GPS State.  Reset the GPS then download the data again.

After I did this my phone was instantaneously fast again. The SuperHero is back!

This app is also great for speeding up the time it takes your phone's GPS to lock on.  It will dramatically decrease your lock on time as well as help to ensure that you have a strong signal.

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