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HTC ThunderBolt 4G smartphone: Hefty but fast

Even by the new standards of cell phone advertising, the run-up to the HTC ThunderBolt -- Verizon's first 4G LTE smartphone -- was elaborate and expensive. Gatefold ads in mass-market magazines and high-profile TV spots on the Oscars, NASCAR and college basketball all proclaimed that there was a new 4G phone coming from Verizon, but not much else. Inquiries made of HTC and Verizon were met with official shrugs. The company spent many millions of dollars advertising a phone and didn't tell anyone when it would be on the shelves.

Written by Dan Rosenbaum22 March 11 06:41

Google Nexus S: Gingerbread in an unlocked cupboard

Because of the way the U.S. mobile phone market is structured, it's next to impossible to find an unlocked phone that isn't loaded with bloatware. For those who want a carrier-independent smartphone, an enticing option is the Nexus S, a very nice successor to Google's Nexus One, which did so much to popularize the Android operating system.

Written by Dan Rosenbaum15 Dec. 10 06:29

Windows Phone 7: Groundbreaking interface on great phones

Good writers borrow, great writers steal, or so the saying goes. Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 (WP7) operating system borrows heavily from Apple's iOS and Google's Android but then takes the interface and navigation in an intriguing new direction, offering a user experience that at least equals and in some ways surpasses them.

Written by Dan Rosenbaum22 Oct. 10 02:51

The eLocity A7 tablet is set to go up against the iPad

Starting Wednesday, September 1, if all goes according to plan, you will be able to order one of the first in what will surely be an avalanche of Android -based tablet computers. That's the day the eLocity A7 , running Android 2.2 and based on the Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, will be available for pre-orders at Amazon.com.

Written by Dan Rosenbaum01 Sept. 10 02:05
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