Over the last week I have been reviewing a device called ONE by a new start-up called Geeks’Phone. Geeks’Phone is a young and dynamic Spanish Company headquartered in Madrid and specialised in the development, promotion and commercialisation of “open source” mobile telephony solutions. While I prepare a full in depth review of the device which I will post over the weekend, for now, here are my preliminary thoughts and photos. Costing 285€ or $425, unlocked and with no contract, this is certainly an affordable device. Furthermore, as far as mid-range handsets go, this is something worth taking notes for. It…

Those looking to score the latest and greatest Android handsets that Verizon Wireless has to offer are in for a pre-Black Friday treat. Thanks to some competitive pricing by Walmart and Dell, both the Motorola DROID and the HTC DROID Eris can be had for a song and a dance. The DROID Eris has seen the largest cut, falling to a mere $30 at Walmart. If you find the boxy design and QWERTY keyboard of the DROID irresistible, then head on over to the new Dell Mobility store where the DROID is available for a lowly $119.99. As always, both…

I just got a note from T-Mobile USA informing me that it will be offering the Motorola CLIQ for $50 less than normal this coming Friday/Saturday/Sunday, also know as Black Friday Weekend (November 27th through the 29th, 2009). The CLIQ normally costs $199.99 with a contract, and $399.99 without a contract, but for this weekend you’ll be able to get it for $149.99 or $349.99.  And not that you Android-freaks would be interested, but T-Mobile will also be offering the same $50 price drop on its new BlackBerry Bold 9700 and the Samsung Highlight, as well. But trust me, you’d…

I finally got around to putting together a review specific to the U.S. versions of the HTC Hero, Sprint’s own Hero and the DROID Eris for Verizon.  They are largely the same as the original Hero found in Europe and other parts of the world, but as a U.S. site, it made sense (pardon the pun) for MobileBurn.com to have a separate review. I’ve included some of the photos and videos after the jump.

I got to spend a bit of time with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android phone last night while in New York.  It is an interesting device, to be sure, but I have to be honest in saying that I’m not really feeling it. The hardware is pretty, and the display is gorgeous, but the feel of the device (pre-production as it is), just feels too cheap.  And while I think Timescape and Mediascape are visually appealing, I don’t think it’s something I could really get into.  A regular 3-panel homescreen is also available, with regular widget support, but that’s…

This bug is one to remember, that’s for sure.  Most of the reviews of the Motorola DROID hit the phone hard for being mostly useless as a still camera due to the awful focusing system. The thing is, the focus started working very recently.  In fact, the focusing is very good all of a sudden (though still not perfect, as you’ll see).  The reason?  A date based bug in the camera application.  The focus is good today and should be good for another 24.5 days, according to Google Engineer Dan Morrill. I’ve included a gallery of new photos taken with…

I posted my review of the Samsung Behold II for T-Mobile USA earlier this afternoon.  A real mixed bag on this one.  I like the hardware quite a bit, especially the camera and the AMOLED display, but the software leaves much to be desired. There are some real wonky text input bugs, for example, and the TouchWiz homescreen is just a flat out fail.  Some of the stuff that Samsung added to Android works pretty well, or at least well enough, but the homescreen just doesn’t cut it.  It has all of the same problems that other TouchWiz devices have…

Best Buy has put out a press release touting new low $99 price points for the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment on Sprint.  Both phones require a 2 year agreement, of course, but the price comes from instant rebates – no mail-in rebates required. Best Buy says the offer runs through the end of December.

This evening Samsung officially announced that the new i5700 Galaxy Spica, the company’s latest Android powered smartphone, is available now. The i5700 is the first Android smartphone to support the DivX video codec, thanks in part to its speedy 800MHz CPU.  The 13.2mm thick handset features a 3.5mm headphone jack and a large 1500mAh battery, as well as the full suite of Google services. The phone is available in Europe and the CIS countries.  You’ll find more specs after the jump, along with some larger photos.

So I received the Samsung Behold II this morning, as I had hoped.  You’ll find the video of the unboxing and first look after the break, along with a few informally snapped photos of the device. First impressions?  The AMOLED display is not as colorful as those found on other Samsung phones, though it looks pretty much the same as the one on the Moment for Sprint.  The UI has been given the TouchWiz look, but there’s some real drawbacks to that.  And first impression of the 3D cube menu is that it is just flat out absurd.  Don’t waste…