The Pure is a rebranded version of the HTC Touch Diamond2, which we took a look at earlier this year, and sports some design changes and, of course, the new features of Windows Mobile 6.5. This includes the Microsoft's MyPhone backup service, an improved Internet Explore Mobile browser that offers Flash Lite support and better navigation tools, … Read more
On Thursday, Verizon Wireless premiered the HTC Imagio, the carrier's first Windows Mobile 6.5 device and the first smartphone to support its V Cast Mobile TV service.
Known in inner circles by its codename, the HTC Whitestone, the Imagio is being billed as a multimedia smartphone and also works with V Cast Video on Demand and V Cast Music. Verizon typically has not made these services available on its other smartphones, such as the HTC Touch Pro2, in order to focus on the business benefits of smartphones, so the Imagio is a nice change of pace.
To make … Read more
Welcome to the 411, my Q&A column answering all your questions about cell phones and cell phone accessories. I receive plenty of questions about these subjects via e-mail, so I figured many of you might have the same questions, too. At times, I might solicit answers from readers if I'm stumped. Send your questions and comments to me at email@example.com. If you prefer to remain anonymous, let me know in the e-mail.
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Sprint was one of the first carriers to join the Open Handset Alliance when it was founded in November 2007 to promote Google Android. However, unlike T-Mobile, which released the T-Mobile G1 and the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G, the carrier wasn't so quick to offer an Android handset to its customers because it simply didn't think the operating system was "good enough"; that is, until now.
Starting on October 11, Sprint will offer its first Android device, the HTC Hero, for $179.99 with a two-year contract and unlimited data plan. We've actually had a few … Read more
We've heard rumors of the HTC Leo and saw a rendered image two months ago, but it looks like there's finally something concrete to back those up. Leaked photos have emerged of this upcoming Windows Mobile (WM) device and they show a product that dwarfs the HTC Touch Pro2.
The WVGA display on the Leo is absolutely massive with a diagonal screen size of 4.3 inches. The largest panel on a WM device currently on the market is the Toshiba TG01's 4.1-inch LCD. According to a screenshot showing its specs, the Leo is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm processor and has 320MB of RAM. More information and pictures after the jump. … Read more
With its new HTC Hero, Sprint is about to join the Google Android community. But how do its new offerings stack up against the handsets and services of T-Mobile? If you're looking to purchase an Android phone, which carrier is better?
Phones Sprint: The HTC Hero will be the first Android phone from Sprint, but rumors suggest that Sprint will also launch a Samsung Android phone later this year. And since Sprint also carries LG phones in its lineup, it could also be a destination for LG's new Android phone.
T-Mobile: Currently, T-Mobile remains the only U.S. … Read more
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Verizon will offer the Windows Mobile smartphone for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate, which is a way better than some of its competitors (cough, T-Mobile, Sprint, cough, cough) which charge $349.99 for the same device.
Verizon doesn't cut back on the features either. The Touch Pro2 offers dual-mode functionality for world-roaming capabilities, Wi-Fi (yay!), Bluetooth, and GPS. In addition, like … Read more
We're pretty swamped with a lot of news about Apple's iPhone, new Android phones, and the new Palm Pixi, so this is a short show for this week. Stay tuned next week with a bit more in-depth analysis and be sure to check out our live stream over at http://live.cnet.com every Wednesday at 2 p.m. PT.Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) News iPhone 3.1 brings Genius changes, ringtones iPhone will get MMS on September 25 Sprint announces HTC Hero Palm thinks small with the new Pixi smartphone HTC Tattoo: An Android phone for all … Read more
Update: Sprint announced the Palm Pixi the night after this column posted.
Almost a year ago, I wrote about Sprint's lack of identity in the U.S. carrier world. While other major operators had used trendy devices, service, and even marketing slogans to develop distinct personalities, Sprint was wrestling with incompatible networks, a baffling ad campaign featuring CEO Dan Hesse and a relatively mundane product lineup. At the time, I argued that Sprint needed to really distinguish itself from its rivals if it hoped to reverse declining revenue and customer churn.