Bonnie is returning an important assignment in Toronto this week so our new colleague in CNET News, Roger Cheng, joins us to talk new BlackBerry phones, prepaid carriers, and Android rumors. Formerly of the Wall Street Journal, Roger works with Maggie Reardon in New York to cover the wireless industry from all sides. Also in the podcast, I call Jessica by Bonnie's name, Nicole rules the review roost, and we give Roger a crash course in our weirdness.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)… Read more
It's true--after almost four years of our Wednesday podcast presence, Dialed In is moving to Thursdays at 2pm PT, starting next week. Don't worry, we'll still bring you cell phone and smartphone news and reviews of the highest caliber, just a day later than we do now. In the meantime, check out this week's show, where we rant about cell phone sequels and trilogies, marvel at the great deal that is the LG Thrill 4G, and debate whether it's fair for Android push-to-talk phones to be a generation (or more) behind.Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | … Read more
The rumored Motorola Dinara has, wait for it, a 13-megapixel camera. What? We roll our eyes over it, discuss Sprint's latest conundrum, go in-depth with the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide's camera, scratch our heads over the HTC Status, and more.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
News Rumor: Motorola Dinara to follow Droid Bionic in late 2011 How long can Sprint keep its unlimited plans up? Motorola Titanium hits streets July 24 for $150 Samsung: Galaxy S II coming to U.S. in August Samsung Galaxy S II may be Sprint-bound, too … Read more
There's a species that's quickly going extinct in the wireless world, and it's quite troubling. Of course, we're talking about the unlimited data plan, and Virgin Mobile is the latest carrier to get rid of theirs. You know who else is in trouble? RIM's co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, as the two have six months to prove they deserve their titles and can make the company competitive again. Can they do it? We discuss this, plus this week's rumors and reviews, all on Dialed In, episode 182.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) … Read more
Apparently, Bonnie has entered the rarefied realm of one-name recognition with the likes of Cher, Prince, and Madonna. How did she get there, you ask? Well, she isn't appearing in concert (at least not yet), but Dialed In fans have suggested that simply "Bonnie" should be the name of her column.
It's catchy, no doubt, but in the end she went with Nicole's witty suggestion (see episode 178) of "Smartphones Unlocked." We appreciate the nomination, though, and we trust that you'll enjoy her new monthly blog, which will explain the mystery of smartphones. We sample the first edition in this episode.
Also in the podcast, we debate Verizon's switch to tiered data plans, Nicole puts the Samsung Nexus S 4G through more tests, and Jessica takes a look at the smartphones of yore.
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It was four years ago today that Kent slaved late into the night to review the first-ever iPhone. (He still remembers it with grueling clarity.)
Fast-forwarding to today, Poor Bonnie no longer has a phone named in her honor, as HTC and AT&T rebrand the Facebook-centric ChaCha as the HTC Status. This week, we also take up Windows Phone 7.5, pitching Microsoft on five weak spots it needs to improve before its mobile platform can really succeed. We then ponder Stephen Elop's judgment slip in quickly telling journalists not to film what could end up being … Read more
Web apps made a tepid splash with the public when they debuted in Google Chrome last year, but that hasn't stopped other developers like Opera from joining the club. Also known as in-browser apps, Opera 11.50 for Windows (download), Mac (download), and Linux (download), released today, now offers Web apps in the form of Speed Dial extensions.
Aww, thanks for saying I'm awesome last week, you guys! Speaking of awesome, we take a look at the Nokia N9, which despite its cool exterior is sadly saddled with MeeGo, an operating system with no future. We also go in-depth into Windows Phone Mango, talk rumors of a new Nexus and a new iPhone, and learn Bonnie's take on the HTC Evo 3D.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
A power surge mid-show knocked us, Donald's birthday celebration, and the rest of the episode offline. Here's what we managed to salvage from the wreckage ... at least you can read the stories and emails for yourselves! See you tomorrow!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Nicole is out today, but we hope she doesn't mind us talking about her, especially since we all agree that she's awesome. Also, is Jessica a closet dodgeball player? But I digress. On this week's podcast, we talk about Sprint and Motorola's renewed partnership and offer some first impressions about their new smartphones. U.S. Cellular wants you to know that it has got some big plans too, as the carrier announces the rest of its lineup for 2011. Also, get the latest news on the AT&T-T-Mobile merger and much more, all on this episode of Dialed In.