Samsung Galaxy S III on Verizon Wireless 4G-LTE Network

Samsung Galaxy S3Verizon Wireless was kind enough to send over an evaluation unit. First impression, nice phone, like the style, like the rounded edges. Compared to some other phones, this one is easy to hold and doesn’t cut into your hand with hard corners.  The screen is impressive, with the 1280 x 720 resolution on a 4.8″ screen size makes for great web browsing and the keyboard is easy to use in the portrait mode.  I like the native Samsung keyboard as well. After playing with the keyboard, you have the ability to trace letters and entire words onto the keyboard area by touching the pencil at the bottom.  On some apps you are also able to speak where you would like to type.  The Gmail client allowed me to fill the entire email out and push the done key to send an email.  I am impressed with the accuracy of the voice recognition software on the phone.  Even better is the S Voice app from Samsung, right out of the box without training the phone, you can begin to send text messages, and make phone calls by just activating the S Voice app.  The default activation words are “Hi Galaxy”, but when you setup the app you can choose any activation words you want.  You can also double tap the home key to activate the voice command software.

I am looking forward to playing with the other features of the Samsung Galaxy S III phone over the next couple of days.  For those looking there is a spec sheet listed below.

Camera

  • Camera: 8.0MP rear facing camera with zero shutter lag and LED Flash, 1.9 MP front facing camera
  • Camcorder: 1080p HD video capture (rear camera), 720p HD Video Capture (front facing camera)

Video

  • HD video, 720p HD on–device viewing
  • DivX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8
  • Video Player

Music

  • Audio Formats Supported: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
  • Music Player
  • Headset: 3.5mm Audio Jack

Bluetooth 4.0

  • Bluetooth® Profiles Supported: Headset, Handsfree, Serial Port, Stereo, Phonebook Access, Object Push (vCard & vCalendar only), Human Interface Device, and MAP Profiles

Web

  • Mobile Hotspot Capable
  • Video Chat/Conference Capable
  • Backup Assistant Capable
  • Wi–Fi® Capable (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Wi–Fi® Direct
  • DNLA Capable
  • Gmail; Google Talk; YouTube™, Google Calendar, Google Search, Google Maps, Play Music, Play Books, Play Movies, Latitude, Google +, Places, Play Store
  • Over 400,000 apps & widgets available on Play Store
  • Device Software Update – upgrade firmware over the air

Communication

  • Text, Picture & Video Messaging with threaded messaging feature
  • Speech to Text Feature
  • Integrated Google Mobile Services , Microsoft Outlook Exchange contacts & calendar
  • S–Beam
  • Allshare Play
  • Shareshot
  • Face Unlock
  • Media Hub
  • S–Suggest (app recommendation engine)
  • Tools: Calculator, Alarm Clock, World Clock, Stop Watch, Timer, Calendar, Memo & Voice Commands
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Phonebook capacity dependant upon available memory
  • A–GPS/E911
  • TTY Compatible
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4

Specifications

Network
  • LTE, CDMA/PCS/1xEVDO Rev. A (800/1900 MHz)
Dimensions
  • Dimensions: 5.4” x 2.8” x .3”
  • Weight: 4.7 oz.
Operating System
  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich Platform
Display
  • 4.8” 1280×720 16M HD Super AMOLED™ display
Keyboard
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard
Battery
  • Standard Battery – 2100 mAh
  • Usage time – up to 15 hours OR; Standby time – up to 200 hrs
SAR
  • Head: 0.48 W/kg ; Body–worn 1.29W/kg
Memory / Processor
  • Dual core 1.5GHz processor & 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal memory (actual formatted capacity is less)
  • Supports up to 64GB microSD card (sold separately)

 

U.S. Cellular Launches Android-Powered LG Splendor

U.S. Cellular is excited to announce the launch of the LG Splendor smartphone, which is available online today and will be in retail stores by September 12. The Splendor comes with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), has a big and bright 4.3-inch screen and is available for $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. The Splendor is thin (.34”), lightweight (4.23 oz.) and stylish and comes with a VGA front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with a Cheese Shutter that allows you to take a picture just by saying “cheese.”

This smartphone has a 1 GHz processor, 2 GB of internal memory and a 4 GB memory card included. It can support up to a 32 GB memory card to help customers easily save all of their photos, music and information that is important to them. The phone is backed by U.S. Cellular’s high-speed nationwide 3G network.

Two cool features about this phone are the SmartShare and QuickMemo technology:

  • Smartshare DLNA media sharing allows users to easily and quickly display photos and videos from their phone to a larger-screen device, wirelessly.
  • QuickMemo lets users personalize any screen shot using their finger and a little imagination – people can send photos with handwritten notes, doodle on their favorite picture and share news with their own headlines.

All in all, the LG Splendor can simplify and enhance customers’ with a variety of features to meet their needs.

LG Splendor is Available at U.S. Cellular Here.

Verizon Wireless Launches Feature-Packed Samsung Galaxy Stellar™ Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Stellar

Verizon Wireless let us know about the release of the Samsung Galaxy Stellar Smartphone. See article below.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and DALLAS, TX — Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced today that they will offer the exclusive Samsung Galaxy Stellar starting Sept. 6 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com.

The easy-to-use 4G LTE enabled Samsung Galaxy Stellar is designed to be compact so it fits easily in a customer’s hand and makes the first-time smartphone experience simple.  The Stellar features a dual interface option so customers can choose between Starter Mode or Standard Mode.  Starter Mode features a simplified home screen display with preset widgets such as Favorite Apps, Favorite Contacts and Favorite Settings for quick and easy access to frequently used apps and settings.  Starter Mode also features a quick dialer icon that allows customers to make phone calls directly from the home screen. Standard Mode provides customers with a more conventional layout and gives customers the traditional Android experience.  The Stellar also includes a Help app that features guided tours and tips for changing settings and more, so customers can master their devices.

Samsung Galaxy Stellar customers can take advantage of blazingly fast 4G LTE connectivity to access an array of convenient and multimedia rich apps. A suite of Amazon apps is included that offers customers easy ways to discover content such as watching movie trailers on the IMDB app, downloading audio books with the Audible app, and one-click ordering with the Amazon shopping app.  The Stellar also offers a variety of premium TV and film content for rent or purchase through the Samsung Media Hub.

The Galaxy Stellar is a SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) approved device featuring on-device AES 256-bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions to make working on the go secure.

Additional features:

  • 4G LTE – customers can expect fast download speeds of  5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE coverage areas
  • 4-inch WVGA display (800 x 480)
  • Suite of Amazon apps includes Kindle, Shopping, MP3, Zappos, IMDB and Audible
  • 1.2 dual-core GHz Snapdragon application processor
  • Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • microSD card slot with support for up to 32 GB
  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich – support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Maps and access to more than 600,000 apps available to download from Google Play
  • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat and 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto focus
  • Backup Assistant Plus – media management and online storage service designed to help customers store and access media content such as music, videos, pictures, documents and contacts.

Business features:

Samsung’s SAFE enterprise mobility solutions provide flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that users are able to operate more efficiently while on–the-move.

  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) – communicate directly with your Microsoft Exchange Server enabling push email, calendar and contacts
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) Support from Industry-Leading Solutions Providers – supports industry-standard VPN protocols to help users efficiently tap into VPN networks and MDM capabilities that allow IT departments to effectively safeguard employees’ mobile devices and corporate data.
  • On Device Encryption –SAFE helps prevent unauthorized access to mobile data by leveraging the AES 256-bit encryption standard, encrypting all data, including app-specific internal data and internal/external memory.

Verizon Wireless And Motorola Add Three New And Exclusive 4G LTE DROID RAZR™ Smartphones

Verizon Wireless let us know about three new exclusive Motorola smartphones in the RAZR series. See article below.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility today announced that they are adding three new and exclusive smartphones, DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD, to the DROID RAZR by Motorola family on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

All three devices offer the power and reliability that customers have come to expect from Motorola and Verizon Wireless.  DROID devices give customers speed, power and revolutionary technology, while the RAZR design delivers a thin, compact device built with strong, top-of-the-line materials and long-lasting battery life.  The new smartphones are powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, giving customers the capability to simultaneously talk and browse the Web and also access the blazingly fast speeds that cover more than 75 percent of the U.S. population.  With three brand new options, this lineup has something for everyone.

DROID RAZR M: The Full-Screen PhoneDROID RAZR M

DROID RAZR M is an unbelievably compact smartphone that puts the world in the palm of your hand with an edge-to-edge 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display.  Customers will be amazed with the DROID RAZR M’s design, which is significantly shorter and narrower than the original DROID RAZR, yet includes the same size display, making it the most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE smartphone.

DROID RAZR M also features powerful Web browsing capabilities by combining Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network with the speeds of Chrome for Android mobile browser for an unrivaled mobile Web experience.

The DROID RAZR M’s SMARTACTIONS feature maximizes battery efficiency with every charge, allowing customers to browse the Web and watch videos without worrying about draining their device’s battery.

DROID RAZR HD

DROID RAZR HD: Performance and Power

Building on the DROID RAZR legacy, the new DROID RAZR HD expands the innovation with a new 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD display that allows movies, photos, magazines and even websites to appear with vivid clarity.  DROID RAZR HD provides customers with 78 percent more pixels for a more vibrant display and features 40 percent greater battery capacity than the original DROID RAZR.

The viewdini app is at its best with the HD display and 4G LTE speeds to watch movies, television shows and other video content.  Viewdini brings the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network to the screen by streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources.  The viewdini app can be downloaded from Google Play.

 

DROID RAZR MAXX HD: Long Live the Battery DROID RAZR MAXX HD

Packed with the same leading features as DROID RAZR HD, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD raises the industry standard for battery life with 32 hours of normal use.  The DROID RAZR MAXX HD is remarkably thin, yet packs sufficient battery power for 13 hours of straight video playback, enough to watch a movie trilogy without needing a charge.  Customers also have enough battery life to talk the day away with up to 21 hours of continuous talk time or browse the Web on 4G LTE for up to a full eight hours.

A Trilogy of Premium Design, Speed and Features:

  • 4G LTE – customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE coverage areas.
  • Interactive Circles Widget allows quick access to notifications, weather, time and more
  • Quick Settings can be accessed directly from the home screen so customers can easily manage their volume profile, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, GPS and more
  • Enhanced Help Guides provide interactive tutorials, help topics and tips to become a DROID RAZR expert
  • Global Ready so customers can have voice and data service in more than 205 countries
  • Business ready with enterprise grade security and data encryption, remote wipe, complex password support, IPsec multi-headed VPN client and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® support
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
  • Mobile Hotspot – Share a 4G LTE connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p HD recording
  • Front-facing camera for video chatting
  • NFC-enabled so customers can send contacts, links, maps and more directly to compatible phones with Android Beam
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass display, DuPont KEVLAR® fiber and water-repellent nanocoating
  • microSDcard slot with support for up to 32 GB

The new DROID RAZRs run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by end of 2012) and come with the best of Google Mobile Services, including:

  • Chrome  for Android, giving a personalized Web experience
  • Google Play, apps and games, millions of books and songs, thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Google Maps for Android (Beta) for voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions
  • Voice Actions for Android, letting customers control their phones with their voice
  • Google+, which can automatically upload photos to a private album online
  • YouTube, watch videos in stunning HD, Preload subscribed channels or individual videos and the YouTube app will automatically download videos over Wi-Fi while the phone is charging – making them ready to watch in an instant

Pricing and Availability:

  • DROID RAZR M will be available for pre-order starting today, September 5th, at 5 p.m. ET at http://www.verizonwireless.com/droidrazrm and will be available on September 13th in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.comfor the introductory price of $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. The DROID RAZR M will be available in either Black or White.
    • DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available before the holidays. The DROID RAZR HD will be available in either Black or White and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be available in Black.
    • Customers who purchase a DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD or DROID RAZR MAXX HD will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan. Share Everything Plans allow customers to add smartphones to their account for $40 monthly access. For additional information, customers should go to www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything.

VERIZON WIRELESS ADDS SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 2® 7.0 TO EXPANSIVE TABLET PORTFOLIO

Verizon Wireless let us know that the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is coming this Friday to a Verizon dealer near you. Press release follows.

Affordable 7-inch Tablet with Access to Rich Multimedia on America’s Largest 4G LTE Network

 

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS – Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab portfolio, the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0), available beginning Aug. 17 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com. Galaxy Tab 2 customers will have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network which covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and will soon be available in more than 400 markets nationwide.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) features power and portability with its 4G LTE connectivity and 7-inch display making mobile entertainment easy.  The Galaxy Tab 2 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and comes loaded with multimedia-rich apps like Netflix and Samsung’s Media Hub for watching movies and TV shows while on the go or on the couch. Customers can also take advantage of the compact design and use the Amazon Kindle app to keep their favorite books with them at all times. The Peel Smart Remote app turns the Galaxy Tab 2 into a universal remote, helping customers easily find their favorite shows, while eliminating the need for multiple remote controls.

 

The Galaxy Tab 2 is also a SAFE (Samsung Approved For Enterprise) device featuring on-device AES-256 bit encryption, enhanced support for Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®, and support for industry-leading Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.  Additionally, the Galaxy Tab 2 can maximize productivity with the Polaris® Office application to easily create and edit documents.  The app is optimized for tablets and has support for various file types like Microsoft Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, Adobe® PDF, Zip files and more.

 

Additional features

  • 4G LTE – Customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – Support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps and access to more than 600,000 apps available to download from Google Play Store
  • 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and VGA front-facing camera for video chat
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core application processor
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 technology
  • Multiple video file formats supported, including DivX and XviD support
  • Wi-Fi® Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
  • 8 GB internal memory with support for up to 64 GB microSD card

 

Business features

Samsung’s SAFE mobility solutions provide flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that customers are able to operate more efficiently on the move.

  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) – Customers communicate directly with Microsoft Exchange Server enabling push email, calendar and contacts
  • VPN and MDM support from Industry-Leading Solutions Providers – Supports industry-standard VPN protocols to help customers efficiently tap into VPN networks, and MDM capabilities that allow IT departments to effectively safeguard employees’ mobile devices and corporate data
  • On Device Encryption – SAFE helps prevent unauthorized access to mobile data by leveraging the AES 256-bit encryption standard, encrypting all data, including app-specific internal data and internal/external memory

 

Price and availability

  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.comstarting Aug. 17 for $349.99.
  • Customers purchasing the Galaxy Tab 2 will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan.  Share Everything Plans allow customers to add the Galaxy Tab 2 to their account for $10 monthly access.  For additional information, customers should go to: www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything.
  • For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

Pantech Marauder™ To Launch On The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

Pantech MarauderVerizon Wireless let us know about the release of the Pantech Marauder on their 4G LTE Netowrk

Here is the Article from Verizon Wireles:

BASKING RIDGE, NJ and HAUPPAUGE, NY — Verizon Wireless and Pantech today announced the 4G LTE-powered Pantech Marauder is coming exclusively to America’s largest 4G LTE network starting Aug. 2.  The Pantech Marauder provides first-time smartphone customers with a dual-interface option, allowing customers to fit the device to their lifestyles or specific needs.

Brought to market by Personal Communications Devices, LLC (PCD), the Pantech Marauder offers customers the option to choose between Starter Mode and Standard Mode.  Starter Mode is a simplified and more intuitive experience that is perfect for those who are new to the smartphone world.  This option eases first-time customers into the smartphone experience with the help of four easy-to-learn home screens featuring preset widgets and an uncluttered, easy-to-use lock screen.  Starter Mode also features a quick dialer icon that allows customers to make phone calls directly from the home screen.  Standard Mode is a general smartphone setting for those who are familiar with the Android experience.  It offers up to seven fully customizable home screens and a customizable lock screen with quick access to frequently used applications.  All settings are maintained when switching between modes so customers do not have to worry about losing information.

The Pantech Marauder features a virtual keyboard as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, making it the perfect choice for messaging aficionados and for those who want an excellent messaging experience.  With the 5-megapixel camera, customers can take pictures, capture high-definition video, and easily share them as well as video chat with family and friends, using the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.

Additional features

  • Notification Curtain that displays quick on/off settings, phone settings, connectivity and sync, social media and email
  • On device help section provides guided tours for first-time smartphone customers to help learn the tips and tricks of their new device
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
  • Support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google+, Google Search and Google Maps, as well as access to the Google Play Store
  • Share media with friends and colleagues wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices
  • Bluetooth® Version 3.0 Support Profiles: headset, hands-free, object push, advanced audio distribution (stereo), audio/video remote control, file transfer and phone book access
  • Daily Life Assistants such as clock, calendar and weather
  • Easy access email that is compatible with Microsoft® Exchange, Yahoo!® Mail, Windows Live®, AOL®, Gmail
  • microSD card slot with support for up to 32 GB
  • Mobile Hotspot capable to share 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices

T-Mobile Introduces Its Latest Budget-Friendly Smartphone: T-Mobile Prism

T-Mobile Prism

T-Mobile let us know:

Built for first-time smartphone customers, the new Android device is expected to be available starting May 6.

 BELLEVUE, Wash., — May 2, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile® Prism™, the latest budget-friendly option for cost-conscious consumers looking for their first smartphone.  The T-Mobile Prism will be available to T-Mobile customers through flexible pricing options, including no annual contract paired with a T-Mobile Monthly4G™ plan or paired with a two-year T-Mobile Classic or Value plan.

Powered by Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, the new 3G smartphone enables T-Mobile customers to easily surf the Web, access their favorite social networking sites and choose from thousands of applications to download from Google Play. The  T-Mobile Prism also makes it simple to capture and share photos and videos via its 3.2-megapixel camera with digital zoom and video recorder. With the T-Mobile Prism, customers can sync multiple email accounts, including Microsoft Exchange, Google calendar and contacts, T-Mobile contacts, and more.

The T-Mobile Prism is expected to be available at Best Buy starting May 6, at Walmart starting May 9 and available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, online via www.T-Mobile.com and at select dealers beginning May 23. The T-Mobile Prism is expected to cost $19.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan or $149.99 via no annual contract.

T-Mobile Launches Ultra Sleek HTC One S April 25

HTC One S t-mobile

Today, T-Mobile and HTC announced the highly-anticipated HTC OneS will be available in select T-Mobilestores nationwide on Apr. 25 and online at www.T-Mobile.com for $199.  As the premier launch partner, T-Mobile customers will be the first in the U.S. to experience the ultra-sleek HTC One S, which is T-Mobile’s thinnest smartphone and the first HTC device with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense 4.

The HTC One S is one of T-Mobile’s fastest 4G devices and the latest to take advantage of T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 network. It offers a variety of features including an 8-megapixel back-side illuminated camera with Instant Capture, built-in Beats Audio and access to 25GB of free cloud storage from DropBox. The HTC One S also comes with a diverse selection of apps and services that give customers amazing 4G experiences including access to Amazon Mobile, Where’s My Water? from Disney Mobile, and T-Mobile TV.

The HTC One S is expected to cost $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate card, with a two-year service agreement and qualifying plan.

For more information, visit http://www.t-mobile.com/one

Full Press Release

BELLEVUE, Wash. — April 18, 2012 — Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and HTC Corp. announced the highly anticipated HTC One S will be available at T-Mobile® stores nationwide on April 25. As HTC’s premier launch partner in the U.S., T-Mobile will be the first to offer the ultra-sleek HTC One S, which is the company’s first device to ship with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense 4.

The latest smartphone from T-Mobile to take advantage of 4G (HSPA+ 42) technology on America’s Largest 4G Network, the HTC One S provides T-Mobile customers with an amazing camera and authentic sound technology, plus a diverse selection of apps and services that give customers amazing 4G experiences.

“The HTC One series is a revolutionary device portfolio and we’re proud to be the first carrier to introduce the HTC One S to the U.S. market,” said Andrew Sherrard, senior vice president of marketing, T-Mobile USA. “With a stunningly thin design that doesn’t compromise performance, the HTC One S is a sleek 4G smartphone with beauty and brains that our customers will be proud to show off.”

With the HTC One S, customers will find a fantastic music experience that works seamlessly on T-Mobile’s 4G network. Customers can listen to their music libraries — up to 20,000 songs — straight from the cloud  and purchase new music on the go with Google Play. Virtually all audio experiences sound better on the HTC One S thanks to its built-in Beats Audio technology, which provides a richer and more authentic sound experience whether consumers are watching movies, listening to music or playing games.

Featuring an 8-megapixel back-side illuminated camera and HTC ImageSense, which provides a variety of enhancements to the camera’s lens, sensor and software, the HTC One S is always ready to capture pictures in the blink of an eye. Consumers have immediate access to their cameras from their home screens and a super-fast auto focus with continuous shooting to take continuous photos at 4 frames per second simply by holding the shutter button. In addition, the smartphone enables high-quality video recording with a full high-definition (HD) 1080p camcorder and the ability to concurrently capture HD video and still images at the same time. With access to 25 GB of free cloud storage from DropBox, HTC One S customers also can bring their photos, documents and videos virtually anywhere they go and upload new content to the cloud via T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi. HTC One S also gives customers a new way to share their content through use of HTC’s wireless Media Link HD accessory.* The small accessory allows easy sharing of any content on the phone with any TV that supports HDMI.

“Blending the latest technology with HTC’s focus on consumer experience, the HTC One S allows people to capture amazing images as high-definition video and photos at the same time with merely a touch of their finger,” said Martin Fichter, vice president, product management, HTC Americas. “And HTC’s Media Link HD accessory provides an easy wireless solution to share those great photos, videos and other entertainment on their TV screen with a swipe of their hand.”

Also included with the HTC One S are applications that deliver added value, utility and fun.
T-Mobile TV makes it possible to enjoy free or premium live and on-demand programs, from the hottest TV shows to kids’ programs. With the Amazon Mobile application, T-Mobile customers can search and buy millions of products directly from their device and receive special offers on select merchandise. Also highlighted is a T-Mobile-exclusive version of the popular “Where’s My Water?” game from Disney Mobile, with ten levels that can’t be played anywhere else.

The ultra-sleek and modern HTC One S will be available in gradient blue and is T-Mobile’s thinnest smartphone (7.95mm). In addition to featuring a beautiful 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen, the HTC One S is equipped with a 1.5GHz, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor by Qualcomm® and access to T-Mobile’s fastest 4G (HSPA+ 42) speeds, making the HTC One S a powerful device ideal for customers seeking a fantastic mobile experience.

For more information, visit http://www.t-mobile.com/one

 

Verizon Wireless Motorola Razr MAXX

Motorola RAZR MAXXFor my second installment on the Motorola Razor MAXX. After having a week or so to evaluate this phone, I have to say Motorola and Verizon Wireless have down it again. The MAXX not only looks good, but performs like a champ. The touch screen reacts very well, doesn’t miss a beat. Very easy to expand and shrink the screen with two fingers. The picture is crystal clear.
Another great feature of the MAXX is on the unlock screen. You can go straight to the camera without having to open the phone and then find your shortcut. Once in camera mode, you can switch between still shots and movie camera without leaving the app. The native browser runs very smooth, better than my Droid X. I am very pleased with the MAXX. Below are the spec’s for the MAXX. To purchase the MAXX head over to Verizon Wireless

Motorola RAZR MAXX

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Camera

  • 8.0MP camera with launch from lock screen
  • Front Facing HD Webcam (1.3 MP, 720p HD video recording)

Video

  • 1080p HD Video capture with image stabilization (Rear Camera)
  • 1080p HDMI Mirror Mode output to your HDTV or monitor
  • Gallery App with access to your images as well as photos & comments from your social networks
  • My Gallery App with access to your images, MotoCast™ videos and images, as well as photos & comments from your social networks

Music

  • Music App offers Podcast, Internet Radio, LastFM integration
  • 3.5mm Headset Jack
  • MotoCast lets you stream your music (including your iTunes and Windows Media Player playlists) from your home or work computers

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth® Stereo Wireless Technology
  • Bluetooth Low Energy (Profiles supported: HRM Heart Rate Monitor, GATT/ATT Attribute Profiles, GAP Generic Access)
  • Bluetooth v2.1+ EDR (Profiles supported: HFP 1.5, AVRCP 1.4 (CT), HSP 1.2, A2DP 1.2, PBAP, HID, MAP, PAN–NAP, OPP, DUN, SPP, GAVDP, AVDTP, AVCTP)

Web

  • Mobile Hotspot Capable (Supports up to 8 devices on 4G & up to 5 devices on 3G
  • MotoCast™ app for remotely streaming or downloading files from your computers to your DROID RAZR MAXX
  • Backup Assistant +, Visual Voice Mail, Verizon Video, VCAST Tones, VZ Navigator, My Verizon Mobile
  • Webtop app lets you multitask on a larger screen, with a full Firefox browser, keyboard and mouse
  • Full Suite of Google Apps incl.: Google Maps with Street View, Places and Latitude; Google Talk with Video Chat; Gmail; Google Books; YouTube™; Google Calendar
  • 1000’s of apps &100’s of widgets available on Android Market
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Capable
  • Webkit 5 HTML Browser, Adobe Flash
  • Photo Sharing: Facebook, Flickr, Picasa , Photobucket®
  • Over the Air Software Updates

Communication

  • Smart Actions app for extending battery life and automating everyday tasks
  • FIPS 140–2 compliant; Government–grade encryption for Email, Calendar, and Contacts
  • Citrix Receiver, available in Webtop, for remote desktop virtualization & access
  • Advanced security features including device and SD card encryption
  • Integrated Google, Exchange, Facebook,Twitter & LinkedIn Contacts
  • Push Email Support: Gmail & MS Exchange & Yahoo Mail
  • IMAP and POP, MSN Hotmail, and AOL Mail also supported.
  • Unified Google Calendar & Corporate Calendar (supports Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 protocols)
  • Bilingual Interface: English/Espanol
  • aGPS capable for E911 emergency location, sGPS, GLONASS
  • Voice Commands
  • Virtually limitless contacts (limited only by 16GB on–board memory)
  • TTY compatible
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T3

Verizon Wireless Motorola RAZR MAXX Review

Motorola RAZR MAXX
Motorola RAZR MAXX

Verizon Wireless was kind enough to send us a Motorola RAZR MAXX to evaluate.  First impression, this phone is fast. I currently have a Droid X from Motorola, and after about 1.5 years of faithful service, the Droid performs great, but when I got my hands on the RAZR MAXX, I realized how slow my phone is.  One of the things I use my current phone for is pictures of my kids. The thing that is frustrating about the Droid X is the amount of time it takes to boot up the camera.  On the RAZR MAXX, not only can you unlock the phone straight to the camera, it is almost instantaneously ready for a picture.  I have used plenty of phones in the past but none as fast as this one.

The 4G connection to the internet is also outstanding.  I have been a 3G user since my Droid X and this one is outstanding.

Here is a brief list of the hardware that makes this phone so fast.

MEMORY
16 GB internal; 16 GB microSD card pre-installed
ACCELEROMETER
Yes
NETWORKS
CDMA800, CDMA1900, LTE B13 700
PROCESSOR SPEED
Dual-Core 1.2GHz , Dual-Channel RAM Processor
REMOVABLE MEMORY
supports up to 32 GB microSD
SENSORS
Proximity, ambient light, eCompass, battery temp, Accelerometer
Tune in tomorrow for more features and reviews of this amazing phone.