Dialed In 87: New phones for everyone! Video
Our little Dialed In family is back together once again. After enduring some technical difficulties and travel nightmares, Kent and I are back from Barcelona to join Nicole in the studio where we reflect on all the news from Mobile World Congress 2010. If there's one takeaway from the show, it's that software will play a primary role in this year's smartphones, while hardware will take a backseat. In other news, AT&T is finally getting its first Android phone and Sprint's WiMax devices are coming but not as early as some say. All this plus the latest cell phone reviews on this week's episode of Dialed In.
This week on Dialed In we talk about the latest Android phone news, Bonnie and Kent speculate on what iOS 4 will mean for Google's little green guy, and we discuss our latest reviews.
Sprint defies the slow economy by buying prepaid giant Virgin Mobile for $483 million, and its exec admits that it needs to "let go." We then chat about Android, the Palm Pre vs. iTunes debacle, the Garmin Nuvifone going to Asia, our weekly reviews, and more. And, of course, we answer a few of your questions, too. Be sure to check out our live video stream every Wednesday at 2 p.m. PST on live.cnet.com!
Bonnie finally reviews the Microsoft Kin phones and let's just say it isn't too positive. We also discuss the recently announced Android phones -- the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide and the LG Ally -- plus a few other cell phone news this week.
Hey, remember Nokia? You might have owned one of their cell phones once upon a time, but the company's been rather quiet in the U.S. lately. Well, the company's back and looking to take on the iOS and Android with a vengeance. On this week's Dialed In podcast, we discuss the Finnish cell phone maker's latest plans and debate the chances of their success. Plus, HTC is spreading the Android love, and if you love BlackBerry, well there's a whole lot of BlackBerry Curve 3Gs going around. Tune in for more of the latest announcements and reviews.
We welcome Bonnie back to San Francisco for the week as Dialed In brings you all the news from the CTIA cell phone blowout.
It wouldn't be a week in cell phone land if the Dialed In crew didn't have a lot to talk about. And since it's been two weeks since our last show, you can bet that this episode is chock full of cell phone news and reviews. Leading off is the CNET review of the iPhone 3GS. We're still getting through the lab tests, but we've combed through the new features in depth. Meanwhile, Bonnie enthralls us with a long list of major smartphone news including Flash Player 10 beta and T-Mobile's second Google Android phone. And elsewhere in the podcast, Bonnie sighs, Kent sings, and Nicole laughs at them both.
Finally, we get a bit of relief from this busy summer of cell phone madness, but even though it's a short week, there's still some news to discuss. Motorola and T-Mobile have teamed up on another Android phone, and Samsung and Sprint have done the same. Also, problems continue to plague the iPhone 4, but there are also a number of bright spots. Plus, we take a look at T-Mobile's first LG handset and Pantech's phone for seniors. All this and more on this week's Dialed In podcast.
Compared to the past few weeks, this seems like a relatively slow news week, but there's still plenty going on in the mobile world. The AT&T and T-Mobile saga continues with a new lawsuit from Sprint, and a court date between the Department of Justice and AT&T. HTC is fighting back and suing Apple (anyone else need a chart to keep track of all these lawsuits?) with patents it received from Google, but perhaps most important of all, the Motorola Droid Bionic is real and it's finally out. Get our final verdict on the Android superphone and the rest of this week's news and reviews on episode 190 of Dialed In.
Google Voice hits a setback on the iPhone, Verizon confirms it will sell the Palm Pre next year, and texting while driving is more dangerous than you think.