Vinny Marino(29 posts)

Vinny, is a huge mobile technology enthusiast. He is constantly reading up on the latest Android news. Vinny also enjoy's what he does here, making stellar app, game and custom rom video reviews, as well as creating some great how to video's. While Vinny isn't all wrapped up in android he enjoys rooting on his favorite football team on Tv.

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Some excellent keyboards for Android

by: Vinny MarinoApril 8, 2012

Unlike other smartphone operating systems, Android gives you the ability to change your keyboard anytime yo2u like. There are so many keyboards on Google play, that it can be difficult to find the write one for you. Whether you want a keyboard with a variety of themes, or one that is inspired by the famous Swype keyboard, or one that is highly customizable, you’ll find it below. I’ve looked and played with virtually every keyboard on Google Play, and I think the ones below are the best. And so, without further ado, I present to you what  I think are the best keyboards for Android! Drum roll, please!

3. Gingerbread Keyboard (Free) 


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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE for Verizon full review

by: Vinny MarinoMarch 16, 2012

Samsung produces the most successful line of Android devices in the world. For their tablets, they have taken a novel approach by creating a variety of choices 7-inch, 8.9-inch, 10.1-inch and, now, 7.7-inch tablet. Most of these tablets posses enough differentiating factors to make them stand out, and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is a prime example of that with a display that blows any competing tablet out of the water.

Galaxy Tab 7.7 compared to the size of the Samsung Galaxy S2

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE  features an incredibly gorgeous7.7 inch HD Super AMOLED Plus display measuring 1280 x 800 pixels as well as a Micro-SD card slot. [...]

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE Unboxing

by: Vinny MarinoMarch 1, 2012

Today, I unbox the Verizon LTE variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. This tablet is packing some awesome hardware. In the specs department it features a 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor under the hood, Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, measuring 7.7 inches, 800 x 1280 pixels with 16M colors, Touchwiz UX, microSD card slot expandable up to 32GB, 3.15 megapixel rear shooter capable of 720p video recording, a 2 megapixel camera up front for video chat, and Android 3.2 Honeycomb to power it all underneath. The tablet is released today March 1st, 2012 and is available on Verizon’s LTE network for $499.99 with a two-year agreement.

While the tablet isn’t [...]

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Ballistic Case Review – Samsung Epic 4G Touch Edition

by: Vinny MarinoFebruary 21, 2012

When you own a nice and expensive gadget like the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch, you definitely want to protect it with a heavy duty case designed to survive what life might throw at it, right? Let’s be honest – even if you’re the most careful person on the planet when it comes to your device – accidents still do happen, and that’s where Ballistic’s case comes into play.

The case is design to do exactly that – survive life. The case has two pieces: one rubber body piece, and another hard plastic cover. The case isn’t designed to be pretty, so look elsewhere if that’s what you’re in the market for. The case [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Full Review

by: Vinny MarinoFebruary 2, 2012

I’ve had the Galaxy Tab 8.9 by Samsung for about a full week now which means I’ve had some time to gather my thoughts and decide how I truly feel  about the device.

With all honesty this tablet is amazing it does very well with anything you throw at it from multitasking to smooth graphics this tablet will do it all. While using the Tab 8.9 I experienced little to no lag regardless of how many tasks I was attempting to accomplish.

This Tablet has a great spec sheet listing a NIVIDIA Tegra 2 1Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, Samsung’s Touch  Wiz UX, 6100mAh battery, and a gorgeous 8.9 inch display.

The rear 3 megapixel [...]

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Unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 [Hands-On Video]

by: Vinny MarinoJanuary 26, 2012

Today I unbox and take my first look in the Galaxy Tab 8.9 by Samsung. This tablet packs a nice punch with it’s specs sporting a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 NVIDIA processor, 1GB of RAM, and a beautiful 8.9 inch display, which measures at 1280×800 pixels to provide a very rich and crisp screen.

The tablet also has Touch Wiz UX, a 3.0 megapixel rear camera, 2.0 megapixel front facing camera, 6100 mAh battery, which is all packed into a thin 0.34 inch tablet with a weight of just over a pound!

I’ve had some time to play with it a little bit and let me tell you this thing is super snappy. Everything loads up fast scrolling is smooth and pinch to zoom is [...]

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Top 5 Rooted Apps of 2012 [Video]

by: Vinny MarinoJanuary 22, 2012

If You are one of the freedom lovers who have rooted their Android phone or tablet, then you’ll love this little top 5 list fresh for 2012 where we take a l0ok at some of the must have apps for those who pack a rootified Android device in their pockets.

5. Wireless Tether

If your have a rooted phone with 4G connectivity one of the best apps to have at your disposal is Wireless Tether. It makes your phone a mobile hot spot for all of your mobile needs maybe use it for a WiFi only tablet or possibly a laptop. The best thing about this app is it has adds no additional cost to [...]

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Coby MID9742-8 9.7 Inch ICS Tablet – Hands On [Video]

by: Vinny MarinoJanuary 15, 2012

Coby is getting into the ICS tablet market this year with seven different tablets. The one we see here is one the the more high end of the bunch the MID9742-8 packing a 9.7 inch screen, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, 1MP VGA front camera, 1GHz single-core processor, GetJar marketplace, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage with an expandable space of an extra 32GB.

The Coby tablets won’t be your powerhouse tablets, they will be your mid-range tablets with nice specs but nothing over the top ranging under $300 there’s not much to complain about especially with the lower price.

Check the MID9742-8 tablet in action live from CES 2012 [...]

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Toshiba Excite X10 10.1 Tablet – Hands On [Video]

by: Vinny MarinoJanuary 14, 2012

While at CES 2012 I saw a ton of new Tablets and phones running Android one of my favorite things I saw was the Toshiba  Excite 10.1. The reason I fell in love with it was the design, it feels absolutely perfect to me it’s defiantly the best feeling hardware a tablet has ever had. The straight edge makes the thinness of the device really stand out at only 0.3 inches thick.

The Toshiba Excite X10 is powered by TI OMAP 4420 dual core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz equipped with 1 GB of RAM. The screens resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels and 10.1 inches in size. It was running with Android 3.2 Honeycomb when I got to take a look at it but I was told Toshiba is hoping to [...]

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Samsung Galaxy Note LTE AT&T – Hands On Video

by: Vinny MarinoJanuary 14, 2012

At&t released many devices at CES 2012 one of them being the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE a very large device with a massive 5.3 inch screen. It comes with a stylist to help navigate throughout the huge display, surprisingly enough it fits fine in your pocket and doesn’t feel to abnormal while holding it up to your ear during a phone call.

The Samsung Galaxy Note comes packed with a 1.5 Ghz processor, 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front facing camera for video chatting, 1GB of RAM, a beautiful Super AMOLED display, and a 2500 mAh battery. To see it all live from CES 2012 check out the video below.

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