The BlackBerry PlayBook finally arrives at CNET for review and Dialed In picks it apart to see what makes it tick. Sure, we're grumpy about a few things (like AT&T fudging on the BlackBerry Bridge app), but we did like the new tablet's browser. We also go 3D with the LG Slate, Nicole talks of her love for the LG G2x, and Sprint's CEO introduces a new eco-friendly phone while also complaining about AT&T. Bonnie was off on assignment so we didn't spend our usual 20 minutes piping her in from New … Read more
When LG first announced the T-Mobile G2X at CTIA this year, we were absolutely excited that the U.S. would finally get its own version of the LG Optimus 2X, which was the first dual-core processor smartphone at the time it was announced. Of course, with the Motorola Atrix 4G and the upcoming Droid Bionic, the G2X won't be the only dual-core phone on the block. But with plenty of multimedia features, HSPA+ support, and a clean Android interface, the G2X still manages to come out on top as one of the best Android phones we've seen this year.
Before we get into its insides, we have to note how handsome this phone is. It's sleek, with gunmetal gray accents, and a soft matte finish on the back. Weighing at around 5 ounces, it has a decidedly solid feel in the hand that tells you this is a premium handset. The 4-inch WVGA IPS LCD display is crisp, colorful, and stunning against the glossy black surface. The blacks are not quite as deep as that on a Super AMOLED or qHD display, but we still thought it was great for watching HD video and playing games.
And for those tasks, you'll appreciate the dual-core processor.… Read more
As soon as we posted that the T-Mobile G2X was launching today, we got our very own G2X in the mail. Indeed, we've had it in our hands for only a few minutes so far, but it's starting to make a good impression already.
The 4-inch display is quite the stunner at first glance, and the dual-core processor speed is immediately evident even when scrolling through menus and launching apps. We've yet to really put it through its paces, but so far so good.
We'll have a full review for you guys on Monday. What would … Read more
As we reported last week, the T-Mobile G2X is available starting today. You can buy it online for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate ($499.99 without contract). If you'd rather get it in store, you'll have to wait until April 20.
The G2X won our best of CTIA accolades for a number of factors. They include its 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a lovely 4-inch display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, and compatibility with T-Mobile's HSPA+ "4G" network. It also has 8GB of … Read more
T-Mobile announced today via Twitter that the T-Mobile G2X (aka, the LG Optimus 2X) will be available online starting April 15 and in stores on April 20 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate ($499.99 without contract).
For the price, you get an Android 2.2 device with a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a gorgeous 4-inch WVGA display, an 8-megapixel camera, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. It's also 4G-capable (up to 14.4Mbps) and comes with 8GB of internal memory, an HDMI port, and 1080p playback and recording capabilities. … Read more
ORLANDO, Fla.--If you asked us a week ago whether CTIA 2011 would be hectic, we would have said "probably not." But then last Sunday, two days before the show began, the news of a certain merger broke and we knew the week would be a wild ride. Indeed, CTIA delivered a fresh crop of phones and tablets, and like CES and Mobile World Congress, Android loomed large. So, as the bright Florida sun sets for the last time on CTIA, CNET takes stock to pick our favorite products form the show.
Best phone: LG G2X Despite the … Read more
ORLANDO, Fla.--If you were a fan of the LG Optimus 2X, then you should be a fan of the T-Mobile G2X too. We had hands-on time with the sleek new LG phone today, and it feels just as fast and impressive as its European cousin.
And no wonder: The specs are eerily similar. The G2X has a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and the resulting performance is immediately apparent when handling the phone. Scrolling through menus felt very smooth, and launching graphic-intensive apps like Google Maps took milliseconds. We played a few high-definition videos on the device, and were … Read more
LG has just announced the T-Mobile G2X, which is the much-awaited U.S. version of the LG Optimus 2X. It appears that T-Mobile and LG are going after a G prefix naming convention with their higher-end devices, the first being the T-Mobile G-Slate tablet.
Like the Optimus 2X, the T-Mobile G2X has very impressive features. It has the coveted 1.0 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a beautiful 4-inch WVGA display, 8GB of internal memory plus the option of up to 32GB with microSD, HDMI mirroring, DLNA support, an accelerometer, a gyro sensor, 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 playback and … Read more
T-Mobile has started rolling out a software update for the T-Mobile G2 that brings Wi-Fi calling to the Android smartphone, along with several other enhancements.
With Wi-Fi calling, you'll be able to make calls over a Wi-Fi network, and though there's no additional cost for this feature, minutes will be deducted from your regular voice plan. T-Mobile announced in early October that it would offer Wi-Fi calling on a select number of its Android phones, such as the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G, Motorola Defy, and now the G2.
Other features of the update include a fix for spontaneous power … Read more