A Thorough, Hands-on Video Review of the HTC Jetstream / Puccini

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by 2 years ago

The HTC Jetstream, also known previously as the HTC Puccini, has just been released on AT&T as their first LTE tablet. Despite having a great form factor, and HTC’s great name and reputation for producing quality goods behind it, it’s looking like it will be something of a flop, however. Why, you may ask? The reason is simple: price. It is carrying a price of $699 if purchased with a two year contract, and the price of $849.99 if purchased outright. Still, if money is no object, it’s one of the most powerful Android tablets on the market currently, and…

Samsung Galaxy S II LTE One of Rogers Flagship Devices for LTE Rollout in Canada

The Samsung Galaxy S II is the best selling Android phone in the world, currently
by 2 years ago

Rogers Communications confirmed via press release that the Canadian mobile carrier will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, previously codenamed the Samsung Celox, among other LTE-enabled devices this fall. With the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, Canadians can now enjoy the blazing speed of LTE (Long-Term Evolution) technology.  LTE is the next generation mobile technology that delivers mobile broadband experience similar to that of home and office broadband. LTE can potentially reach peak download speeds of up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds at 70 Mbps. Rogers recently announced that it will be bringing the fastest network technology…

Samsung’s Celox vs Apple’s iPhone 4S: Future Superphone Standoff

by 2 years ago

A new breed of smartphone is soon to coming to market to challenge Apple’s incoming iPhone 5,  and with the arrival of Samsung’s Celox — competition is likely to further intensify against Apple’s darling. After the huge success of the Galaxy S II, Samsung is gearing up for ompetition with Apple in a big way. Most notably, according to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung outperformed Nokia in the second quarter to grab the second spot in total number of smartphone sales after Apple. Now, rumors about Samsung’s Celox suggest that it may pose a great threat to Apple’s iPhone 5….

HTC Puccini Caught on Cam, To Be Called HTC Jetstream on AT&T

by 2 years ago

AT&T’s very first LTE-capable tablet, the HTC Puccini, just posed for the cameras. Engadget got the photos from an anonymous tipster who emailed them. Engadget‘s source claims that the tablet is currently still being tested. The source also confirmed that the tablet will be getting a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, Android 3.x Honeycomb, 16 GB of internal storage, and WXGA-resolution 10.1-inch touchscreen. Earlier reports say that the HTC Puccini’s processor will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660, one of the dual-core processors that version 3.2 of Android Honeycomb supports. So, it is also likely for Android 3.2 Honeycomb…

Samsung Celox Could Be the Droid Bionic’s Nemesis

by 2 years ago

Rumors are going around that the Samsung Galaxy S2 has a younger brother named Celox that looks almost like it. Speculations of its features point that it can be the biggest rival Motorola’s Droid Bionic will have to face on the 4G LTE arena.   According to the buzz, Droid Bionic is supposed to be released this September. If any of its assumed features are true, then its future contemporaries on Verizon’s 4G LTE network – the Samsung Droid Charge and HTC Thunderbolt, won’t be a match for this Android superphone. The Samsung Celox on the other hand is a…

Droid Bionic, Samsung Galaxy S2 Rivalry Tightens – Same Release Date, Same Selling Features?

by 2 years ago

As September draws near, fans and non-fans alike await for the official release of Motorola Droid Bionic, arguably one of the most powerful Android smartphones yet. The Droid Bionic has not even debuted, but it was so powerful that it was reviewed side-by-side with the Samsung Galaxy S II, dubbed as the best smartphone during its time. You think the Moto vs Samsung rivalry is over? Samsung is responding with the second generation S II, unofficially named “Stratosphere,” and the competition is set to heat up even further. Verizon Wireless is reported to be releasing another powerful Android smartphones alongside…

LG to launch 4G phone with Verizon

by 3 years ago

It has already been well documented that Verizon’s 4G LTE network will be in nearly 40 different cities around the United States by the end of this year. These cities include Seattle through to Denver and even down to San Diego. However, until now it has not been super clear which phones will mak use of this network when it is rolled out, at least from a branding perspective. For sure, we can expect Verizon to launch phones with the LTE logo and specifically push them as part of its LTE advertisement campaign. Well, it turns out that this LG…

Hands-on with ICD’s Ultra Android tablet for Verizon’s LTE network

by 4 years ago

Well, silly me.  Looks like in my post-CES haze, I forgot to post this video and photo gallery.  In any case, here’s a very brief hands-on video, and some photos, of the Ultra by ICD.  This device was built to run on a test version of Verizon’s LTE 4G network (and is not the larger Vega that is destined for T-Mobile UK, as I had written previously). The Ultra features a 7-inch resistive touchscreen and a speedy 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra CPU, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.  There’s also Bluetooth, WiFi,2G/3G connectivity, an HDMI out port, and a…