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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.
CNET's resident cell phone expert Bonnie Cha is back from CTIA 2010 and we're all anxious to hear about the new smartphones coming out this year, but the main dish is Sprint's new HTC Evo 4G, the first handheld to use Sprint's WiMAX network that promises faster speeds than traditional WiFi (when it's finally deployed).
NASA launches an iPhone application, Sprint kicks off its first official week of WiMax, and Netflix raises the cost of Blu-ray rentals by a whole dollar.
We stole our title directly from Caroline McCarthy's Crave blog post, because, really, it says it all. The Queen plays Wii bowling. Video! Now! We must have it! In other news from CES today, Microsoft goes totally mercenary on HD DVD, WiMax is back with a
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.
This week, we examine the 800-plus percent surge in year-over-year Android phone sales (complete with another open-market versus walled garden debate); and also check out which new cities are getting WiMax. Dan recounts his harrowing experience trying to sell an old iPod Touch on eBay, and goes over the telltale signs you're about to get scammed. Then, we check out some amazing video footage of gamers at an Internet cafe fighting back against a gang of muggers -- those Warcraft guys sure can take a punch.
On today's episode, we invent a new word that we hope will show up on a show like "The Hills" sometime soon. Plus, we get fired up, make terrible jokes about monkeys controlling computers with their brains, and actually work in a tiny bit of news. For example, Apple's doing a tablet and music labels are trying to sell some new weird digital album thing. You might like the "fired up" part better.
Twitter's top trending topics of 2010 sadly didn't include #mollyontopgear, but it's kind of a plus that Justin Bieber was only around No. 8. Also today, the 4Chan kids go crazy on Gawker and you know what? Innocent people are being caught in this hacker-gang crossfire, and it's frankly just not all that funny anymore. (If, um, it ever was.) Also, could Verizon make my universal data plan dreams come true? --Molly
Sprint has launched its new WiMax network, and Google and Microsoft have big plans for unused white space wireless spectrum. What will the 4G wireless broadband revolution mean to you?
This is a clip from "Elizabethtown". During an outrageous memorial for a Southern patriarch, an unexpected romance blooms between a young woman and a young man.