Darryl Doak(24 posts)

Darryl is our in house device reviewer. His love of Android has lead him on the personal quest to find the phone and tablet that suit him best. This all started with the T-Mobile G1, moving onto the Motorola CLIQ XT(stock Motoblur 1.5 & Cyanogenmod 7.0), myTouch 3G, Samsung Vibrant, Samsung Transform, Samsung Intercept, Archos 101 Gen 8 Internet Tablet, Google Nexus S 4G, and now he's the very happy owner of a myTouch 4g, Evo 4G and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The next stops he's planning on making are to the Evo 3D, and Motorola Photon 4G. But the hunt never really stops. You can also follow him at www.twitter.com/darryldoak




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What Does AT&T Buying T-Mobile Mean for Android?

March 22, 2011

All hail the new king. This could be a sad day in the Android world. The biggest supporting carrier in the USA is in the process of being bought out by the most stringent carrier of Android devices. T-Mobile, who has consitently released some of the leading Android handsets, will soon be no more. The long lived brand names of the G-series (G1, G2, and soon to be released G-Slate, and G2x), myTouch(myTouch 3G, myTouch 3G Slide, and the myTouch 4G) and the newly revived Sidekick 4G, will soon be killed off for brand names that potentially don’t even exist yet, and have no mind-share in the consumer market.

The carefree data plans of T-Mobile will soon be a thing of the [...]

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Let the Budget Tablet War Begin: Archos Arnova 10.1″ Tablet for $199!

March 10, 2011

Anyone who was reluctant to make a move on buying a tablet due to their expensive price or the question of whether you would use it enough to justify the purchase, Archos is your savior.

They just released their Arnova 10 and it is now for sale,  at the starting price of $199 for a 10.1″ Android tablet. At this time not much is known of the tech specs on this new offering but it appears to be the same chassis as the Archos 101 Internet Tablet. All that is known so far is that it appears to have the same 10.1″ 1024×600 resolution display, 4GB of Internal Memory, front facing VGA camera, WIFI b/g, USB Host/Slave, and a Micro SDHC slot. Currently, its not yet [...]

 
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Apple Scrambling To Keep Up With Android’s 4G Offerings

March 4, 2011

In 2008, Android started out with a very small bang with the G1, with hardware specs that couldn’t really stand up to the iPhone that year. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my G1, but when I’d flip out that screen not many people lost their breath. Things didn’t change too much when the 2nd Android offering reached the market either. When the Mytouch 3G was released, it did make more of a difference and sales were quite strong. Still, the screen size was too small for any real competition to take place and the iPhone continued to outsell our favorite  little green robot. However, things were set to change. Once the Motorola Droid was released, the public began to [...]

 
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My Revelations, Thoughts, and Dreams for Android in 2011

March 3, 2011

Hindsight is 20/20 is what they say. Now I’m starting to see the picture a little clearer now. Rolling back to January, when Verizon was announcing all their contract/policy changes, I heard a lot of people thinking that Verizon’s change in return policy from 30 days down to 15 days was due to Apples meddling and it had something to do with the rumored iPhone launch that was imminent. But after looking at Verizon’s Android phones announced at CES (HTC Thunderbolt, Motorola Droid Bionic, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge) and more recently the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Motorola Droid X2, HTC Incredible 2, and HTC Merge, it all makes sense now. They have way too [...]

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