Ep. 107: Nokia slows down Video
It's a slow week for cell phones, especially with Bonnie out on vacation in Maui -- the lucky girl. But we still have some mobile news, like rumors of a new LG Chocolate, inklings of a Sony Ericsson Android handset, and the brand new MyTouch 3G from T-Mobile. We also go over our reviews and answer some of your questions.
The Nokia 2600 is a simple cell phone with functional features, but its poky performance slows us down.
Finally, the Nexus One gets a new OS update that gives it multi-touch. The update also brings 3G connectivity improvements and access to Google Goggles. We also discuss the latest Android news like the Motorola Devour from Verizon Wireless, a possible new direct-from-Google phone from Motorola, an AT&T 3G version of the Nexus One, and a couple of new Android phones from HTC. Some non-Android news include the latest Sony Ericsson Aspen and the RIM BlackBerry Tour 9650. Then we go over our week's reviews and answer your questions.
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!
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.
A special show today: Mac questions answered, with MacFixIt author Topher Kessler. Topics tackled include the curse of the slow startup, the forgotten WiFi password, and the touchy Time Machine backup. Also, some non-Mac questions...
We welcome Jessica Dolcourt to the cell phone team with a slew of news full of Droids, iPhones, BlackBerrys, and a healthy preview of Windows Phone 7. We also go over the week's reviews and answer a few of your questions.
We know it's not Halloween, but we here at MP3 Insider figured you could use a little horror in your life anyway. OK, so maybe it's a slow news week in MP3 player land, but that just happens to be the perfect excuse to rant about all the terrible choices portable audio device manufacturers have made over the years. But first, Donald and Jasmine eviscerate the awful packaging ensconcing the equally questionable earbuds from newcomer Ankit--trust us, if you've never watched the video before, it's worth it this time. Then, take a trip with us down memory lane that starts with the worst-ever MP3 player ever reviewed by CNET, and ends with a pair of unfortunate sneakers that never made it to market.
While still firmly in the camp of simple cell phones, the affordable Nokia 2720 Fold has some useful extra features.
This week we are sans Nicole, but for a very good reason: She became an official U.S. citizen today! Frankly, there hasn't been a ton of cell phone news over the past few days, but we know it's just the calm before the storm. The storm being CTIA Spring 2010. Still, Kent, Jason, and I find plenty to talk about, including our wishes for the iPhone 4G and ways Android beats the iPhone right now. Plus, we take a tour of Sony Ericsson's new user experience platform and try to answer more of your Windows Phone 7 Series questions. You can find it all here on Dialed In Episode 118.