Paul Nuñal(250 posts)

Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.




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Motorola DROID X2 vs Pantech Breakout: 99-Dollar Mobile Power

by: Paul NuñalNovember 10, 2011

Verizon offers very tempting Android handsets, and many people actually find the offers irresistible.  Who wouldn’t? With the company offering a great new line of smartphones at exceptionally affordable prices, almost anyone will take the bargain and settle for a favorite phone. Two of Verizon’s inexpensive offering includes the Pantech Breakout and Motorola DROID X2.  Both are priced at US$99 on Verizon Wireless, so they are within reasonable price range.  If you are thinking of getting either of the two, this comparison review can probably help you decide.

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The gorgeous Breakout’s overall design is covered in matte black plastic finish with dimensions [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs HTC Rezound: Superphone Battle for the Holidays

by: Paul NuñalNovember 9, 2011

 

Having a phone with the latest Ice Cream Sandwich onboard pretty much places you on top of god-like status. With the announcement of Google’s flagship phone, the Galaxy Nexus, it will be the first phone to utilize Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. HTC on the hand unveiled its latest creation, the HTC Rezound, just this month towing Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread but promises an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade later on in the first quarter of 2012.

These two devices are powerful, to put it bluntly and without hype.  But, they have features that make one better over the other.  Here’s a quick comparison of the HTC Rezound versus the Samsung Galaxy [...]

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NOOK Tablet Ready to Storm Market

by: Paul NuñalNovember 9, 2011

The NOOK Tablet is a great Android tablet for book lovers out there–and Barnes and Noble has just formally announced its price and availability. Relatively priced cheaper than its competitors, you can own the device by preordering now for US$249.  We could see the NOOK Tablet in store shelves this coming November 17, at your favorite Best Buy outlet.

Under the hood of the NOOK Tablet sits a powerful 1.0-GHz dual-core dual-core processor, 16 GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card, and 1 GB of RAM.  The device has a 7-inch screen display that is rumored to have the same IPS variant that allows users to have a full 180-degree viewing [...]

 
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Android vs BlackBerry: Mobile OS Pros and Cons

by: Paul NuñalNovember 8, 2011

In the ongoing battle between mobile operating system giants like Google’s Android and Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry OS 7, it seems that would-be smartphone owners will find it hard to choose the best mobile OS for their everyday lives.

Many people are still considering whether to go with an Android-powered phone or a BlackBerry device.  Thus, in this article, we provide a guide about the pros and cons of each platform to assist buyers in making informed choices.

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From the looks of it Android seems to be the new kid from on the block. Introduced by Google way back in 2007, Android has grown tremendously in just a short time.  Here is a shortlist [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Heading to U.S. Earlier Than Expected

by: Paul NuñalNovember 7, 2011

Heads up for tablet users out there: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will now be shipping to your favorite stores sooner than you might expect. Originally slated for a November 13 release date, Samsung might be too pleased with how the preorders were going as the device has now been made available at Amazon’s online store a week earlier for U.S. customers.

Samsung’s new tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, packs a much sleeker form factor and more power than its predecessor, the original Samsung Galaxy Tab (also a 7-inch tablet). Running on the latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the device comes equipped with a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, a 7-inch WSVGA Super [...]

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Gets Netflix in Latest OTA Update

by: Paul NuñalNovember 6, 2011

Proud owners of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer are in for a treat as Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb (build version 8.6.5.18) update is now made available for them to download. It may not be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the recent update has got everything you need to power up your rusty tablet to a full-fledge computing workhorse.

According to an announcement on the ASUS Facebook page, the update contains a set of new features that greatly enhances the performance of the device, as well as application updates.  These include Netflix integration and App Backup that allows users to backup their favorite apps to be later restored to another ASUS tablet. Performance-wise, [...]

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Pantech Integrates Kinect-like Motion Gestures into Smartphones

by: Paul NuñalNovember 4, 2011

Have you ever thought of the idea of answering your phone using gesture-like motion controls? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got a surprise for you. South Korean mobile phone manufacturer Pantech recently announced a new set of smartphones integrating gesture-like functionality. The technology behind this comes from Touch Free UI Solutions developed by eyeSight Mobile Technologies.

According to reports, the company’s new phone named Pantech Vega LTE will be a smartphone powerhouse featuring a dual-core 1.5-GHz processor, a front-facing 1.-3MP camera, 1 GB RAM, and an 8-MP camera that goes along well with its massive 16-GB internal storage. Gesture-like motion [...]

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Energy Sistem Launches 3 New Affordable “Honeycomb” Tablets

by: Paul NuñalNovember 4, 2011

Energy Sistem, known for its low-cost eBook readers and portable media players, is catching up with the trend by introducing three new tablets that appear to be running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb. But,  closer inspection reveals that the devices are actually running a Honeycomb-style launcher that runs and perfectly sits on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The three new devices have been named the Energy Tablet i724 Dark Iron, Energy Tablet i824 Dark Iron, and the more-powerful Energy Tablet i828 Black HD. All three devices will feature a similar Honeycomb theme launcher to be powered by an ARM A8 processor.

Other specifications include 512 MB RAM, Wi-Fi [...]

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Catch a Cheating Partner with the Aid of StealthGenie

by: Paul NuñalNovember 4, 2011

Have you ever faced the dilemma of cheating partners? Or, are you a parent who constantly monitors your children’s whereabouts in school?  Cunning as it sounds, there’s an Android app that could wirelessly monitor the person’s cell phone activities.

Introducing the StealthGenie, a wireless cell phone monitoring app for Android that, once installed into a person’s smartphone, can turn it into a listening station that covertly operates and captures events like inbound and outbound calls, makes a report manifest, and sends the information to a Web-based server for you to take a peek on what’s going on.

The app is quite handy for catching cheating employees, too, as [...]

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Alcatel One Touch 995 Spotted in the Wild, Rumored to Come with ICS

by: Paul NuñalNovember 3, 2011

With many key company giants like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and Sony Ericsson pledging support for Android, one company is keen on joining the Android camp for a share of the pie. Alcatel is steadily making pace in crafting its own breed of Android smartphones–and the company seems to be prepping the Alcatel One Touch 995, rumored to sport the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich when the device comes out.

According to an employee from Alcatel, who tipped NieuweMobiel.NL of the One Touch 995, the device has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, runs on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, and packs a 1.4-GHz processor.

Other specifications mentioned by the tipster include [...]

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