T-Mobile myTouch 3G handset becomes official

By on June 22, 2009 at 12:01 AM.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G handset becomes official

We’re finally allowed to tell you that T-Mobile’s second Android-powered handset will indeed be the T-Mobile myTouch 3G. An HTC-manufactured device, already available in other countries with other carriers, finally will make its way to T-Mobile USA in early August. It is available for pre-order on July 8th for a retail price of $199 with two year agreement. The rumored color options were correct with white, black, and “distinctive merlot” colorizations. Here’s a list of full specifications, and further information is available after the break!

  • Quad-band EDGE, UMTS/HSDPA (1700MHz/2100MHz)
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with YouTube and Picasa uploading support
  • MicroSD slot with included 4GB microSD card
  • 3.2″ HVGA capacitive touch screen
  • Microsoft Exchange support

T-Mobile is really pushing customization options on the myTouch 3G with exclusive applications like the ones below:

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Palm Pre Review: Part 1

By on May 29, 2009 at 2:12 PM.

Palm Pre Review: Part 1

We know, we know. You wanted the review sooner. Well, you know what? It’s here now and we’ve busted through this handset like a Japanese tourist with an SLR in Times Square. So how does the Pre stack up against the competition? Can it contend with the top-of-line smartphones that are currently on the market? Will it end world hunger and bring Isaac Hayes back? Read on for the world’s first hands on review of the Palm Pre!

UPDATE: While we believe the OS the Palm Pre is running is the final retail OS, there’s still some stuff missing from it. Additionally, the hardware unit itself is 100% a retail unit, yet we weren’t able to test things like phone calling for obvious reasons (uh, you call this a review and you can’t test the damn phone?). We planned all along to actually do a more thorough review with a retail unit at release, just like we’re doing with the BlackBerry Tour 9630. But in the interest of being transparent, we figured we’d update this post and let you guys know that another entire review will be coming. Thanks!

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Palm Pre First Hands On!

By on May 28, 2009 at 1:21 AM.

Palm Pre First Hands On!

Yes — you’re looking at the first site in the world to have a Palm Pre (or at least be able to post it up). There’s so much to say but that’s going to have to wait for our full review. In the meantime, here’s a couple first impressions of the phone and a few more photos after the break:

The Pre feels really good in your hand in terms of size and shape, but there’s a real plasticky aura about it. Additionally, things aren’t looking good for that QWERTY either. And hey, you know we take them keyboards seriously! When you try and type on the top row of keys, your finger hits the bottom part of the front piece and on top of that, you often hit multiple keys at the same time while typing. It’s actually really frustrating and doesn’t bode well for such a fantastic social communication/personal/business tool.

The screen is really responsive and blends right in with the casing — awesomely executed and the capacitive touch is so damn beautiful. We’d rate it just behind the iPhone but in front of the T-Mobile G1 as far as screens go. Ready for a couple more shots while we stay up all night and write this review? Hell yeah you are!

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