Our coverage of Android smartphones continues with a head-to-head look at three of the top phones currently available: Motorola Droid 2, Samsung EPIC 4G and the HTC EVO 4G. These phones are superphones that clearly showcase the capabilities that Android brings to the smartphone space.
The smartphone of today has become a powerhouse that fits in a pocket. That is why some even refer to them as “superphones”, which is very appropriate. To demonstrate how useful the smartphone has become, I present this mini-chronicle of a typical day with my smartphone.
Sprint’s 4G WiMAX lands in seven new cities today and the carrier expects to bring the service to several major metropolitan areas before end of year. But the flagship device for 4G, the HTC EVO, is in short supply as displays are hard to come by.
There’s much to like about Apple’s newly unveiled iPhone 4, but not everyone wants an iPhone, either due to the lock-in to Apple’s software ecosystem, issues with AT&T’s network or some other reason. Here are eight iPhone alternatives to consider — a pair for each carrier.
Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G — the latest Snapdragon-powered smartphone — set sales records for the carrier on day one, outselling the prior two bestsellers combined. That’s good news for Sprint, which has lost customers of late and is betting big on its national 4G network.
Join James, Matt and Kevin live for this week’s audio podcast where they’ll cover this week’s mobile technology news and share experiences with the latest software, hardware and web services. If you missed the live show, you can grab an MP3 audio recording.
The activation of the Sprint 4G network in my area has me on a quest to upgrade my measly 3G connectivity. I considered the Sprint Overdrive modem but got scared with reports of problems. I also considered the HTC EVO phone, but it lacks something important.
Sprint this week took the wraps off the Android-based HTC EVO, the first smartphone to include WiMAX support, and Samsung became the latest handset manufacturer to unveil an Android-based phone with the Galaxy S. Disappointed with sales of the Nexus One? HTC’s CEO sure isn’t.
I have no shortage of smartphones but I have to admit they are getting long in the tooth. Why do I have a feeling I see a superphone in my future? It’ll be “want one” then “I gotta have one” in short order. How about you?
Was it just us or did Android steal the show at CTIA this year? In this week’s audio podcast we chat about that and wonder if the bar has been raised for Apple’s next handset due to the high-end smartphones announced at CTIA.