Dialed In #153: Google's Nexus S under the microscope Video
Dialed In #153: Google's Nexus S under the microscope Video Transcript
Tell everybody it is Wednesday December 8. 50010 time doesn't -- -- query you are listening to -- dialed in CNET cellphone podcast. I'm doing here in studio today by a senior associate editor Nicole Lee Ann -- and technical producer -- Gonzales and and in New York -- me how Bonnie -- Here's I have Skype isn't working in -- and actually well then. She got to make a video but isn't easy -- -- -- studio -- -- it does slow. -- you -- you -- short bed a little bit -- we -- Little fun longer lot of weight lot of them on the way they era in -- period. For the future and then I appreciate a little holiday -- there you are -- -- of -- the senior editor Kent German is believing in a way out on -- next since. Three year -- we have yes nexus and it's so let's just get into the actually now. I don't wanna get right and -- it right away now I'm gonna kick us off because it is a holiday season. I wanna know what is on the top of your holiday wishlists. Mom. And -- starting in Bonnie -- and I have a lot in there. -- -- -- -- Now plane ticket and I hope the navy who I actually -- gonna -- -- A sixteen -- it really would -- -- a net. It today that -- -- would be yes I and it is surf camp and went to continue and want. Now -- -- and when you think it's that they're eager listeners if you wanna send -- -- -- -- president violently and the good thing about him. -- -- -- -- -- My name is tons -- it's actually more expensive than a plane ticket. And I knew it I love to have to bring you can. I mean like right now -- high tech it's an analyst at the of the best you know everything refrigerators my -- the and yes even in the blood. -- hot right now is just a nice nice modern kitchen of the leaving -- -- relief and he's been. -- -- That's San Francisco for air -- care and -- Stanford. As anyone. About even unit you have anything. Wishlists. I wanna think that -- -- like -- I don't like them that's violent -- home -- the Philippines -- Lan. Mark and the man. And equally ninth it equally -- the not terribly hotter -- -- happening yeah I could actually dad and I could probably pick it up myself and probably will but I have some of those. Any ear your -- for its not like Apple -- last year as a present. But it just came with the stock standard earbuds but now with -- -- -- -- again and I just I hate them but finally being inherently and I haven't. Made it to get the in the inner ear -- and we don't generally get them -- that's not out. -- -- Any -- bad thanks for. Participating in my little -- were there and yes let's jump right in Q Google on Samsung's big news and went is keeping -- -- -- from us right now. In -- that's. Yes the next is an effective I guess the ads and buy -- and sends them. -- -- going on with their -- -- -- culinary. Galaxy -- -- yet strike so let's just I mean it has and I keep meaning to the senate debate news because in most rampant right and ninety point -- Anna and the waste being -- sold also. Very different from the Nexus One. -- they think they've -- last -- you can buy it in stores now -- best buy. Or online. But it's only through best buy than at least you can go in and actually see the phone now which is intent half stack yes. And so -- pentagon with the same an -- -- strategy of selling it unlocked app for 529. Or you can get it with a two year contract with T-Mobile for one. I think the unlocked price and its high I it's. I love -- price pretty much on par with the other phones -- -- -- and not via via. Now it is and what else -- -- how funny. So again the big thing -- injury to point three gingerbread and part of oh gingerbread is. The -- four and near field to act communication technology and if -- though it. And access as does have an embedded and he chip so read it at the hardware the hardware write software were no other. Great eventually can be used him for things such as they mobile payments -- which anything. -- I cover area or any. -- -- -- -- manage data four inch -- -- touch screen with the contour design. So they want with this today give it a more ergonomic feel when you have the phone -- faith. Two what does that mean exactly a contour design. That I can't fit it. Importantly what it sounds like it's kind of a -- -- designing curved thing yeah. And -- and won't discuss that and look at you yeah actually we're gonna have huge -- you have a video out later today if they can check back an -- -- -- review tomorrow. Now there -- very -- A there at their expects pin it on the lines of the galaxy S series acting oh gigahertz hummingbird processor and as a gyroscope sensor. Sixteen gigabytes of internal memory -- expands its -- which then we'll talk about it making piano and now -- and and as low as a five megapixel camera and a front facing -- -- -- yesterday interest -- it doesn't have to Mikey and as -- -- and I do remember and I think this is one of those things learn. Pentagon the high used the phone. Yeah but the Sansa got it he asked phones do have he might do the key it's not right and it doesn't lion's head and Nexus One also hand you my Kamensky -- this is suddenly taking -- -- more like iPhone and actually more recently than that the windows phone seven. You know concept all of their also how well. Internal memory yet they on in economic and some do hasn't. My -- he -- -- and -- didn't mind and focus yeah the ads connect and hidden away a little bit here. And it that the bit limited. Its capabilities -- -- Doing yes so there -- -- -- that approach which is them. Aiming for most people it's fine but I. Our blogger Scott Webster is right there with you he put together a list of fix things -- he does not love about the -- ads at least in stack formation -- and that's number one. The -- of the expansion. Yeah it's it's definitely a problem if -- used a lot of media you like to swap file unit you know movie MusicBrainz different. TV -- sixty gigabyte even though it's it's offered some people but. If they really heavy power users sixty gigabytes is not. -- my next Wednesday evening and -- -- unique digital you know that may not want it pretty quickly considering that there are some pretty basic entry level. Have room for thirty gig yeah exactly. So that the problem. I -- also he did not lake. The lack of -- LED notifications. Yang and I have to say and as reading through some of the comments some people are saying it's not a big deal I have to say I've been using the Samsung focus and because it has. The notification and it immigrants -- And her husband at a casino if you're not looking -- your phone and you come back in the you have no idea -- him that's an instinct would like film editing yeah a little thing I don't like it. -- deal breaker but yes I -- I have to agree with that let about about five megapixel camera. And has the -- instead. Nexus One and manner other phones -- that I have eight megapixel cameras. However I will say. That the iPhone -- house by megapixels but it -- the software actually renders pictures sometimes. And much more beautifully and then computing yeah well I think this is as much of a deal -- a -- -- not mind -- depend on how loaded the camera software is. Configured and -- -- use it and that sort of thing -- lighting of course it matters that. Yeah I I don't think it matters as much all what he's saying -- seeing that -- -- high resolution issues that eight megapixel. Other cameras and that's clinic out via -- say yeah I especially the legality have seen that -- If it does some I was trying to decide between this and again with some you know since the -- -- citizens. Comparison point then so is -- -- -- is gonna -- and eight I don't. I look at the number the mega picked it doesn't. Just because it has a -- megapixel camera I don't think it equates to better pictures you know I have you heard it has bigger not better -- he -- I did I mean -- the bid the five megapixel cameras you know on the next wine and the galaxy s's have been fine and getting pretty intense focus though yeah yeah yeah I think they've been better than -- -- in the. Enterprise. There's no HDMI out -- are DL any support here. Which I definitely matters if you use if you wanna use the phone for displaying. -- videos on at the extreme example. -- And -- HTC -- -- -- -- -- came out but it sounds. -- Motorola uses yelling name him some other Samsung phones does -- I think -- and so again. Not may be a huge deal for most people -- -- Well but for those -- -- -- -- the idea that I can definitely be one of those small but significant features. Men and also takes -- -- single core -- affair. I would really bother me since most phones right now have single core and the -- -- -- tegra cue from Nvidia that he talked about. Has. Not made an appearance. Yet in the public -- Yet again especially -- we're gonna be seeing -- I did this just might here and why -- didn't go to the dual quad tech guy. Just wanted to get out the door Def -- disappointed that we should be -- and a mini ten in -- and we elected coroner. It seems to be more highlighting you know -- to point -- yeah and hardware and you know and vehicle to get -- your brand out there and it. That being number one or number 63 than TV possibly less than -- Is no no four G or -- as -- A plus support. Even -- it is optimize for T-Mobile three G network. This is a little bit of a point especially if -- T-Mobile customer that you trying to -- what phone to get. The nexus spokesman compliant with keep many months if the leader in green -- -- this car and ran. But it doesn't have a fifteen -- -- the key to end of -- -- It's zone right again one -- -- late note through these -- comparisons. It. -- -- I think I think me about would be the big attachment. Yeah and then. Can't actually did us a favor by comparing nexus as and that's that's one. And just really briefly -- -- if you're -- -- between its New -- I think that the form factors are really distinctive. You know the Nexus One and the tunneling pray and -- attract on the mound is a pretty -- the vice that the time that -- was very distinctive and the -- asked looks kind of like every other Khaled FiOS phone me gain however about thicker inland screen should be pretty ninth a lot larger. -- -- -- -- -- -- And then it comes with that terrorists at -- and it features that bring near field communications that. In Nexus One has banned the strong steam power because even Nexus One again to -- the update right rate it -- and a couple weeks right so I think if you nexus line of people don't appreciate it may elect I think it'll be a nice -- -- -- -- -- bill. You know -- now. So for those of you heard curious what gingerbread and -- this is in -- few point three. And again the Nexus One is the first phone that is going to be gingerbread powered. So. If it Leo a lot of what it house and it's -- -- user interfaces seven's touch Sierra. Revisited -- a slightly redesigned virtual keyboard with a firm -- but -- -- to pop out a little bit more. It multi touch capabilities to enter keyboard -- -- Some have found -- it means you're making corrections -- -- -- -- -- and change into -- and you'll be able to do that now. Than it looks like they've also added. A lot more to simplify a text selection before you -- hand it. Preston pulled down and then select options like text and then select the -- -- -- -- Kind of -- old school takes ten steps to do one thing. Services. A slightly faster or much faster approach. But mean that is interesting that a lot of -- great features are really behind the scenes and not on the user interface that -- And those are gonna be things like the near field communication and -- we haven't talked about his Internet calling via set. So. That's gonna be opened to developers is though what that translates to you for users but anybody who and that's or an -- -- between three and earth and -- compatible with 802 -- three will be able to -- in the future start accessing. Apps that make use of -- clean up front facing camera. -- -- -- -- -- Over -- -- -- And of course -- that you mentioned has PM gyroscope. API Spartan. And a lot more tools for developers so hopefully -- get cracking making. No interest in caps and -- it. Including support where Google's web and video compression but will basically. Play video in the browser. Using a new standard and then hopefully you'll be able to play that from your phone any website the same way that you -- -- your desktop and rather. -- that's pretty cool. And Google and the Nexus One will probably be the first to get the gingerbread update we haven't heard. Anything it's super official from Google really -- tweet from somebody who works. -- -- -- with Google as suggesting that haven't come out and the next couple weeks and that seems to be pretty fair assessment. Asked for everybody else out again through the usual carrier and -- manufacture hurdles. And so hopefully we'll be hearing about -- bang it. In a few weeks that the very very financed month -- the latest textile people waiting for it there for you -- -- points you have. A it's it's not a frustrating and you have to syndicate he -- to buy new phones Alec and -- -- -- -- -- you called Odyssey. -- you get to point B in next -- will not do any good. -- And I it's -- don't death. So in other news and hopi -- MetroPCS. Will not -- I'd totally buy it and has won in the ul. Half a dozen more phones in 2011. Yeah so I think that's you know it -- it in peace yes we have this is one of those -- -- You know very affordable -- to make things very interesting to see a -- like this. School board in the LP's base -- -- of the three G network about exactly exactly. So you know like you said you'd expect half a dozen -- unity and iphones into any lemon. And diesel making it in what it if it's -- -- -- the fifth largest carrier in the US. At the T-Mobile. So you know I think it's great news for anyone -- use -- -- MetroPCS and once once -- -- an alternative. Now one of the coolest things and bad and all blame him for all they will be mostly -- released Avian some injuring him fat. Cute tried -- yet. Some of its carriers to switch over from TDMA network that -- -- network and to sweeten the deal they're going to come with -- -- I assume it's called -- that's how I would pronounce that its voice over LP each and can mean application pre -- though. It's enough like with the right in place ever LT. They get. I look -- what what did you think of the Samsung craft. All I was pretty good it's not a smart found the feature -- -- -- feature -- it isn't it's a pretty midrange feature found we're gonna get it back in office and tested out. Over a sample for LT network news when we get it here so I will have more to -- over and I thought it was a pretty good phone. But again I'm just continually perplexed -- -- -- making the -- it's a good man. -- it -- necessary jump from a Turkey against -- -- especially the stain number five yet if ever I thought I think ID goes. Would be just because they're so small they have the flexibility. Did you that you compact and AT&T that it still being in this so much infrastructure to break ground are rendering via. So I don't let us know experiment to get this if you -- your excited about. You -- So that's not only network to make a change sprint will be phasing out its eyes and network and when he thirteen. Yes -- I guess the I basically I again if it -- it's the old technology tens of no courage. And if it even talking about saving enough for a long time I'm -- UI is finally this videogame if I didn't. Phase out Nextel as I did an analyst -- into any their teen. Is a long time coming millions yes to network unit. And they said to replace the push to talk services on against -- can -- the new services on the evening some time next years ago. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Still using -- then they demanded but the move over so I guess they're -- thing you know. We have to nouveau -- -- to get on with. New technologies. -- sounds like they've been struggling a little -- failed and strengthening our work so hopefully they can cut some excess baggage and move forward. So swapping over from sprint -- US cellular. Yeah be thick -- of network. -- any US. Yes could be -- you seller has just announced the -- the LG Optimus you. Plain -- alphabet soup -- proven -- audio via PME and the idea humans and operate in the camera. But didn't know what that means the right hand it to be yet so it is the edging up in his view and mentioning. The same hardware -- side of -- -- like the galaxy at. In -- strategy. Idea for selling her which is smart anything yet so everybody knows that and LT optima that is exactly coming up when -- -- -- -- this set the same specs know and I keep -- -- I'll -- did pretty good for an entry level that the points you each Penske -- -- if he cuts outlined by. GPS and more. It will be free. We yes I believe that the that the -- is only one year contract plan as an option. That's that's pretty -- the great deal. And that is home. Slightly less steel than there less good deal that -- -- these Samsung propel. It's not a couple weeks ago also for US cellular this is a forty dollar phone after mail in rebate but it is not an 800 and it is. And your basic feature phone and it looks a lot -- hidden many of the other Samsung that we seem like intensity -- And -- restore -- Scott and and -- -- key -- back and operate as soft keys when the phone is slid open in the landscape -- And and it's. I don't it's. Pretty entry level or mid level right now as -- -- -- Got a 2.4 inch QVGA display a two megapixel camera with cam corder. Bluetooth support. A -- it SD card slot that accepts up to sixteen gigabytes of memory. An MP3 player and then some of -- other basic fab. To be on -- a fiery US cellular customer. And by looking at the lineup I would probably not by the fountain but I will review at any minute I didn't either screen Android phone -- and the meeting that it even more attractive. Our some unlimited prepaid hand prepaid plans and sister for textures but also came out with -- -- cellular. It hasn't talk anymore. Right now added it's -- it's really the best deal in the market intends messaging plans by the pretty good if -- yes yes on the -- -- The just rolled out the affordable PP. -- -- main Canadian ain't what inning respectively in. Each payment plan has an increasing minute -- -- to -- nine plan is to -- a minute that 39 has 400 as the supply. All of them however has been. So all of them on 39 dollars to planting aren't the all of that -- texting to get it. Mom especially here -- And you get rid of those texting found. Like the profile. -- couldn't. AT and he in the I am sad day -- the single campaign. Because I have Maggie -- and -- -- -- -- news reporter read AT&T was basically hand in consumer reports. There -- the third and 58000. Consumers and eighteenth he had the eleventh or. All of the US and terms of customer satisfaction raise your hand if you're -- -- -- -- You know when this news came out on Google press release about it and it -- the buzz around often oh okay -- the -- yeah ray is a day and can only they know you weren't dampened with we have any sort of idea and although Bonnie bears and -- and the but it couldn't happen. I anywhere used to that but it's still very frustrating and you. But obviously you assume that people who are hobbled by -- 3-D -- In Iowa and third of -- earlier with antennae -- there it was discovered that not all of the bars are you more bars -- being represented and then their actual service. Anyway and dropped calls and of course -- something that Hitler gonna complain about and if you're living in an area where you can hear it in these services -- to keen. Maybe driving. The CNN is just my personal experience but it depends on your part to Putin's -- -- -- to customer service to be little that. They give much spending over the phone. Wounded in ought to be quickly -- in alerting men. I don't want to know. Does the customer service is making beauty on top of it it's only in response do -- complain about your analog to AT&T. Night because if you're able to sort of track this that there -- -- -- did you know that I -- I -- I -- -- damage -- -- and the only -- is -- a -- -- service -- though. An arm and I don't think -- put -- a statement respondents. Saying that they have the nation's fastest mobile broadband network and are near that their nearest competitor which is when you. -- -- percent and flour and I'd like to emphasize on an averaged nationwide. So again. They're going to be pockets like San Francisco new York -- isn't it doesn't matter if you have the fastest mobile brought brought dynamic if you can't get on. If he can't he can't get on the now but it doesn't matter appears at the -- and if people are at Sutton exact rate. So few other notable. Findings from the survey however about Sprint Nextel has -- gaining ground in customer satisfaction. And that US cellular. Has -- Verizon as the top rated provider. Offering service contract. -- -- anything yes he and that those are some some new negative information from that report yeah. Of course this is all in on the heels of you know -- -- -- iPhone goes to Verizon next year and we'll see you know this August. Hubbub about -- getting some of the customers away from AT&T. Indian and me being in there will be singing and currently on next time in my day Verizon's customer service exactly -- -- unit yet. But so something about -- So stick with us we're gonna have some -- being used in answered -- email after the break. Hollywood and practically inviting you to join us for the 2010 edition of cnet's holiday help desk that happens every Monday at 1 PM Pacific 4 PM eastern starting November 22. It's where we make you look like a brilliant tech gift -- as we take your live calls and we feel your emails in fact. Send us an email right now holiday helped -- at cnet.com and along with the rest of cnet's editors will point you to the right product at the right -- Holiday help desk Mondays at 1 PM Pacific time starting November 22 at cnet.com slash live. Welcome back every when we reviewed quite a few new phones this week. So I ain't gonna start -- off with her review of the T-Mobile comet. On learning the real -- client -- and I can't authenticate. -- had a -- yes but again. I just think -- is actually one aerial and -- the video was working. Has the T-Mobile for the T-Mobile -- -- a rebrand of region. -- -- I -- -- -- -- -- -- -- which is a low cost Android phone. And divided over it he mobile and it's actually. Low cost as its free. And for -- The phone's design was rather he planned. Because that -- that the little plastic cover covering. Navigation area very appealing. Who almost immediately and this -- on two Marines though it's not just kind of in. The -- though. I think it might be an issue -- and the first instance just pressing it down. It is stuck in fine by the one I have now been -- -- peeling off and as more actors in -- -- on the adhesive strip it's picking -- That was a big concerning. And also it's that is smaller display if they think three point -- inches and you got -- it's not pregnant at that low resolution is you of being mean cute funny. Is it when he ate my computers frozen -- could staff covering it can't improbable to. It -- he tiny though yet so its meaning and an array -- web -- playing and typing rather difficult. It is -- any Android 2.2 which is nice you know from the higher -- -- -- for you. That was -- nice prize by it in its at a slower processor. And you -- being. If there weren't any other free options on -- -- this might be an impeachment but since you've also got an idea that he is also free now has at better hardware and more features and a bigger screen. You know it just. -- -- He lightly -- with the team we need a segment called down by the phone. Yet again this would be one -- yet. Though invited excellent don't -- -- -- group online an idea Timothy added yet -- he'll also reached has the Wi-Fi calling. And add a -- and does not have liked it doesn't know. Then any it has all the wires features that you -- can make calls. So -- the -- the Motorola very -- global compare. Much better. If it is -- -- in second Android device that the world -- on and I actually liked it better than that. Droid pro. Pro has a few a couple more security features but this also has enhanced security features and and a price features and and I think it's a better device and getting a better keyboard as the largest -- -- -- I guess it depends on it here okay with a light form factor. But it the design is -- -- -- -- much difference there but it does have a faster -- one point two gigahertz or an and it and you don't see huge temper and performance speed but it it did that. Phone definitely performed very -- If the worst thing that you have to say about the slowness bad battery matter I I could be better gas thought that he had pretty that's -- -- hadn't -- so yes I mean considering most of these phones do have. You know milling battery life is my gag me -- especially the more data you actually -- -- -- means standard had been held. It's beautiful day with my youth with more with heavier you thing you know by mid late afternoon right. -- The problem only -- -- -- and on the Al you're -- manager Santa. Definitely carry an extra battery seeking if you decide. -- the rising and it's at the -- business and lead -- Especially if you travel a lot of these boot. -- I felt like meantime at -- Samsung revealed this is pretty months ending factory passed the Samsung -- to -- and and sometimes they leathery half stones -- the proprietary. -- -- Jack. It's charging port which -- Terrible of got a temper when it doesn't have -- my career -- being. Which I thought I had become standard and apparently has not which makes me wonder if Samsung is just an excuse that we -- -- cheaper maybe they have enabled our. I exactly and I like let's rebrand that I -- it. Practice Cheney I don't really know and but it on the opposite end of the spectrum you've got that my crafty cards have been bumped up -- been doubled from sixteen gigabytes to the thirty -- -- something new has been changed -- and had -- been upgraded. And it's not that shape of the hardware it's it's that capacity but at the same time you know. Well so basically the deal with the found a spot at the dual hinge you can open in portrait matter in -- management. It's got that really cool. -- it hasn't really been shown on any other models. And so I think it's even though it looks the same if they Iliescu. I don't think that. Then that form factor has deteriorated. At all and in -- call quality wasn't great for me. I I do have the problem with the 2.5 millimeter. Headset -- And also with B charging port. But other and that you know it's a pink flip phone and like the keyboard is definitely something unique that I think it's possible to make you feel connected with your device through that. You know probably the little things and I am I turn it Q my nephew who last weekend and he -- -- -- plan to keyboard you know play around with that text found some things in and do it every mine in -- -- to think. And he texted me a message on it that basically said can you convince my dad to get meet its -- and not be an excellent in the -- is -- Savion here. -- -- -- And wants an iPhone or wants you know the latest and greatest smart and he really connected with -- I think that's that's something you. And it's only eighty dollars Dahlia a price. And -- Yes it is eighty dollars that Verizon and it comes with -- clear of Verizon's services while so I think it's fun to check out even if you just one scene and -- keyboard and we'll see if it ever catch on anywhere else. And an old keyboard thinking -- found new Samsung messenger and perhaps in better odds are I -- her -- -- so. Played finger nails on chalkboard and here -- math. Watcher. I -- that -- -- Really I think it's -- I don't think I alienated. And hated. The name Sarah are York paints. If it does not real worried after dinner it's passengers -- and the phone. Okay. And of average looking even Kansas -- If the -- might pick it. Actually this looks like the Samsung profile for US cellular yes so intense it that the camera is lower resolutions and -- to -- its continued ability -- -- Improved specs of -- their predecessors in this case it wasn't. Com. But it's though you know the design is okay it does have the key and it makes an original key number keypad. -- -- keyboard. But overall than of those middle of the road and rich messaging and. On Samsung's that we've seen the millions he and other as a and it's tiny bucks. And many dollars although it is -- contracts. Without a contract yet yet. So that's good that again I just -- one. Place smashed -- segment did not by the phone. I don't know I wouldn't say that I wouldn't say don't buy it I mean it's perfectly good is not a bad device. -- is just you know you'll that going. -- -- -- -- -- And uncle did you return ticket yeah and these Bluetooth headsets that you reviewed -- I reviewed how. Probably keep it says the at the Motorola command one in the Motorola -- -- And do a book and she used at heat -- -- need -- here. Pretty similar you know they both have crystal talk -- cancellation and and be able to achieve regularly get -- Call quality we'll have a two DP streaming. Voice prompts which you can -- -- answered as a -- -- PC -- not in our heart it's pretty cool. No I compatible with a -- Motorola Android app called -- speak. On the disc that essentially -- -- out incoming text messages he is quite well. Mom can also succeed reply reply and dictate your message for voice and other Bluetooth headsets I did this as well. Whenever a -- isn't compatible with that -- specific app immediately. Come my only problem is that it does seem to work. All the -- For example I downloaded the app on an LG -- tags and that if it kept crashing on me. I am I downloaded it on to Motorola -- out and it went fine. So it depends on your end right -- think and also the week -- a -- Canada. And also be the most speak and voice translation is a little bit robotic -- is still -- -- but you know to be expected right. It -- -- -- -- I would like also has promised a very long where it's a very long messages economic not to start a little bit. Though just dead and in -- when using app. 100 dollars the skinny B is -- more interesting because the Kennedy has something called stealth mode. And this essentially acting secretly speak on the phone. Nokia has bone conduction technology so he could be turned -- stealth mode online. You will shut out on -- continuous -- and just use the movement and vibration your jaw and translate the voice from the microphone he to the caller. Anyway it beauty really -- -- thing is I -- unique to Vista by -- it that's unique to Motorola -- -- You have you have to -- sensor attached -- ear -- a little off collecting habit that so far in your -- But they used to get after -- and invasive. I guess though depending on your I can do about that -- But I hate it isn't it it -- -- after a while and it does -- really well. IIQ did the wise the downside is that we meet him on stealth mode -- voice sounds a little bit -- Very overly processed the data that distorted because of all that knowledge used to use -- -- and sound that way it's you. Your call are thought that -- yourself and you know and and feel about each other with yet collars because he gets out as it it is being by breed at news. Some data voice processing. But it does come committed by any. Among the best thing you only you should only use this now what is that you really -- each and everyday use -- at that in normal. Like it -- to -- and yet -- the outside and then it went in and -- X and what it really works. I would I visited some perhaps technical problems of the caller right -- announcement. I'm always working again when -- those being that the from the phone in an odd. But found that the Motorola affinity is 130 dollars to that it is a bit more expensive because of that style. So overall both -- headsets the -- -- that bone conduction. -- Some. So coming up -- will be regained the LG apex for US cellular. Yet. Another Android -- for yet. And -- and I'm probably not free of -- normally it's here it. Eighty dollars. More on the portable. Pounds let's move -- -- email we have a little bit of times. We have one in an attempt to -- any when he email that I -- and desist from Eileen. Who is wondering if we had a chance to check out the Blackberry styled -- yes. And what we thought of it in comparison -- -- -- especially in terms of screen resolution in keyboard. And then the second part of that is a bone to pick with us. Why anybody would have a bone to pick China -- do that and we don't give manufacturers like HT fear -- -- a hard time about their inability to make great keyboard especially. As compared to Q ram with possibly the exception of this Samsung epic and that T-Mobile GQ. -- And so. That argument was that Blackberry users -- most often say that -- -- favorite parts of the owner deciding factor about it. Is at the keyboard and in only his opinion. The other manufacturers have not being -- good enough job at making -- keyboard. Which is interesting because we've got a couple list hungry keywords -- -- one on Berkman keyboards on that came Allen and yet I have when that's coming out later today. On cellphones that can keep -- -- we do you think about keyboards and let's start at the first part of your question about the black. Very style verses -- -- I I reviewed the bank -- style and and I do think. In comparison to the bold at a main use would agree -- but I do you think this styles keywords asthma to the torch is -- -- Little bit more it's a little bit. Platter. In sort of what insect into the phone -- -- keyboards I've tried. And I -- -- bold and the slightly -- Cuba but yes this and -- -- slightly you used the words. And to describe it like it does that mean when you're touching you feel like it's not the point and you -- If if you raised above the surface is just that it feels a little bit infect the encoded at the surface. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I don't know but at and the other. Was that -- tried -- But the key points -- so -- Here's the thing about the keyboard. I kind a look at it. You know Blackberry has there there form factor where you know the screen and and a keyboard that. In in one body make fifth and the sleek candy bar style if you want -- call it a lot of these other manufactures. You have really embraced the touch screen so when they do an included keyboard it's often -- in slider form factor. And so. In nineteen and that. I agree that you know a do you wish these manufacturers of what kind they do more those candy bar style sleek form factors. But with a -- a keyboard they think HTC Samsung you know only mention that has has done it a better job with and the keyboards. And so I -- compared those keep those style phones with other similar phones not necessarily to the Blackberry. And if that makes sense -- excited and may be about like like -- -- proud. Yes and we take that it's very much like the -- bank. It and the black bag so you -- I -- how -- I think he was a -- the placement of the -- The keyboard was a little too low but you know it it's very similar to the Blackberry. But yeah I would love to -- -- new factory is gonna do more that form factor. And I have seen very similar keyboards as well on I think it was. As the Samsung a -- -- 87 -- found for AT&T. A lot of the opinion tech link at the gadget of basic -- -- Tablet style messaging and it feels like about the animals flag key of the bridging on the fence aren't better at 380 and -- yes I think that says -- -- -- for MetroPCS. Also have something similar but it was the little network cramp in my estimation that at first glance with chef like it. Yet -- actually this is changes. I still think that the -- -- -- every use with byte can keep. This but again -- you would want to keep my opinion of -- kind of crap but he I was pretty. It opt. In key way. And interesting. About it like that because the but if you wanna know other keyboards that we like. Stay tuned for buying round up later on today it's open keyboards and take a look at one means roundup of Smartphones with -- -- Anybody else have email. I will if you want to Plymouth and email you can always do so at dialed in and cnet.com. It can also leave us a voicemail at 1866. -- 02 -- 638. In you can check out the blog and everything we write her beauty check it out dialed in dot cnet.com. And of all for the week hopefully next time -- have bunny in live action. 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