From the very first pocket PCs, like the iPAQs, my personal phone has always been a Windows platform. I like a fully customisable phone like the eminently capable HTC HD2. Could an android-based mobile phone like the Samsung Nexus S change my preferences?
Let's have a quick look at the Nexus S from this perspective: what are the differences with the HD2? Is it time to ditch the Windows operating system on my phone altogether?
It's the year 2010 and in case you haven't been paying attention, the world has gone crazy mobile: Even mountaineers atop our highest mountain can find a 3G signal!.
With wireless broadband entering the mainstream, the time for wireless broadband routers has arrived.
Read on for our review of Novatel's MiFi 2352.
Such is the case with the Tegatech TEGA which we reviewed here. It scored a solid 7/10 but battery life was one issue we highlighted.
The new model is much more attractive compared to the older one with a capacitive multitouch screen, accelerometers for rotation of the screen and a solid five hours battery life. Couple that with Windows 7 and/or Android and a very svelte body which bodes well for the hands-on testing…. The TEGA tablet also features built-in 3G so connectivity is going to be a cinch.
Let's check a few more of these features.
Here is a question for you: I have what is arguably the best Smartphone available, the HTC HD2, and yet, I was quite keen to acquire a phone from the opposite end of the spectrum: the Just5. This is one of the phones that are particularly aimed at the so-called senior market -- yes, the people that need big buttons, big display letters, big sound.
I don't quite qualify yet to be a senior but I do appreciate where this phone is coming from. As much as I love technology and an all singin’, dancin’ Smartphone, don't underestimate the need for simplicity in the market. And it is not just seniors who have a need for a simple but capable phone but also pre-teens, the disabled and there’s also a huge market for people who need a great emergency or second phone! Welcome to the phone with the big heart as their advertising slogan says!
Let's run through the main features that set this phone apart.
Today we will be reviewing the latest in a series of products from the house of Jabra: the exquisitely designed STONE. The name is intriguing but very well chosen for it's what the product looks like when cradled.
It's a Bluetooth headset without a protruding microphone boom. It looks fantastic but can it deliver where it counts: a good voice quality when there is no microphone picking up the sound where it should pick it up from namely the side of your mouth? There's only one way to find out: let's get STONED!
Part I: Proporta Alu-Leather Case
So, the next logical step it to accessorise it with some basic stuff and, courtesy of our UK friends at Proporta and Clove Technology, we hope to bring you the following accessories: two different cases to protect the HD2, a capacitive stylus and a charging cradle for your desk. We'll do these mini-reviews in a few instalments as not all the items were available at the same time.
First up the Proporta Aluminium Lined Leather Case (HTC HD2).
You may know Tegatech as the key distributor and seller of UMPCs and ruggedised tablet PCs to list a few of their niche products. And you may know them from previous reviews we've done, like the MediSlate and the Ruvo Avox. This time Tegatech has used their expertise to develop their own device. It is a 10.2" Tablet PC with built-in 3G modem and they are calling it TEGA. They worked with the Chinese manufacturer K.R.T. to develop an Australianised Tablet PC by adapting firmware and the touchscreen to suit our climate. As we mentioned in our Upcoming Reviews highlight: we quickly came to the conclusion that this is a very handsome and handy device with plenty of potential uses. So here's a more in-depth take on this tablet and let's see how our findings panned out over the last few weeks.