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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The LG Quantum Reviewed: A No-Nonsense Keyboard Slider Windows Phone 7

Posted by Jason Dunn in "LG Windows Phones" @ 07:00 AM

This is my review video of the LG Quantum (here's my unboxing video), a Windows Phone 7 device offered in the USA by AT&T and in Canada from Bell. This phone is part of the first wave of Windows Phone 7 devices, and features a solid list of specs: 1 Ghz CPU, 16 GB of storage, a 3.5 inch 800 x 480 screen, built-in 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and an array of sensors including an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and 512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM. It's a GSM phone, supporting the 850, 900, 1800, 1900 bands, and functions on the 850, 1900, and 2100 bands for UMTS. HSDPA at up to 7.2 Mbit/s is supported. Read more...


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

AT&T's LG Quantum Windows Phone 7 Unboxing and First Impressions Video

Posted by Jason Dunn in "LG Windows Phones" @ 01:24 PM

This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the LG Quantum, a phone offered in the USA by AT&T. This phone is part of the first wave of Windows Phone 7 devices, and features a solid list of specs: 1 Ghz CPU, 16 GB of storage, a 3.5 inch 800 x 480 screen, built-in 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and an array of sensors including an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and 512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM. Read more...


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dell Venue Pro Video Unboxing

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Dell Windows Phones" @ 02:43 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcIE...player_embedded

Curious about the new Dell Venue Pro? Here it is being unboxed, straight from being purchased at the Microsoft company store. This looks like a great device, but it's a crying shame about the 8 GB storage limitation. I find it really baffling that so many first-generation Windows Phone 7 devices are locked into that level of storage - sure, I know it's about cost, but is the BOM cost of an extra 8 GB really so high?


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Come Spend an Hour With Windows Phone 7

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Software" @ 04:04 PM

Two days ago, guess what showed up? A prototype LG device running the final software build of Windows Phone 7. I used the device for a day to get somewhat familiar with it, then last night began shooting and editing a series of videos. Six videos, and just under an hour of footage on a variety of aspects of this software. Remember, this is prototype hardware, so the focus is on the software. Post questions - I have the device until next week, at which point it goes back to Microsoft Canada, but until then I'm happy to answer any questions I can. I'm also likely going to shoot one more video, something that sums up my experience using it for a week. Read more...


Thursday, July 15, 2010

HP tm2 Laptop Reviewed

Posted by Jason Dunn in "HP Laptops & Netbooks" @ 07:00 AM

This is my review video of the HP tm2 laptop [affiliate] - also known as a tablet PC because of the touch screen, though it's worth pointing out that HP doesn't use that term anymore. My unboxing and first impressions video is here if you haven't already watched it. The exact model I'm reviewing is the 1070ca, on loan to me for a few weeks from HP Canada. The exact model and configuration will change depending on where you are in the world, but the basics are the same. Read more...


Friday, December 18, 2009

First Impressions of the HTC HD2: Yowzers!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 07:00 AM

This is a two-part unboxing and first impressions video of the HTC HD2 [affiliate], a Windows phone running Windows Mobile 6.5. The HTC HD2 has is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, at an amazing 1024 Mhz. It has 512 MB of ROM, 448 MB of RAM, and a microSDHC card slot for expansion up to 32 GB. It weighs 5.54 ounces (157 grams), and measures 11mm thin (0.43"), 120.5mm tall (4.74"), and 67mm across (2.64"). Read more...


Thursday, November 5, 2009

MoDaCo's Completely Crazy 43 Minute Touch HD2 Video

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Articles" @ 04:45 PM

http://www.modaco.com/content/pocke...er-walkthrough/

What's what? You want to completely immerse yourself in the Touch HD2, learning everything you can about it? Paul over at MoDaCo went off the deep end - in a good, geeky way - and shot a whopping 43 minute video about the Touch HD2. Pop some popcorn, grab a drink, and settle in for a massive deep dive into the Touch HD2.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Engadget's HTC HD2 Hands-On Impression

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/06/...sions-on-video/

"We had a chance to give HTC's newest darling device -- the Windows Mobile 6.5-sporting HD2 -- a more thorough hands-on today, and we wanted to share our impressions. Firstly, we must say that HTC has done perhaps its most ambitious skinning job ever here. So while this does run atop Windows Mobile 6.5, you rarely see the OS poking through the gorgeous new Sense user interface the company has created."

It looks like there's a lot to like about the HTC HD2, but I'm honestly questioning the 4.3 inch screen. It looks HUGE in Eric Lin's hands...is 4.3 inches too big? What do you think? I guess I'll have to see it in person to decide. Other than that, wow, does this device look hot! HTC Sense - the new term for TouchFlo3D - looks buttery smooth in performance. This looks like it's going to be a great device - and it seems like it's even going to come to North America...


Friday, August 7, 2009

Bell Palm Treo Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 06:00 AM

This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the Bell Palm Treo Pro. This Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional touch-screen phone is a CDMA phone offered by Bell Canada. The 2.5 inch screen is 320 x 320 in resolution, and the device has a full QWERTY keyboard. It has built-in 802.11 WiFi, a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. No, it's not a new device, but Microsoft Canada contacted me and asked if I'd like to look at one, and I said yes. Read more...


Thursday, January 31, 2008

The iPAQ 100 Series Classic Handheld Video Review

Posted by Jason Dunn in "HARDWARE" @ 08:45 AM

Post-CES and post two-week-cold, having dug myself out of most of my back-logged email, it was time to get down to reviewing some of the hardware I have sitting around here. The iPAQ 100 Series Classic Handheld, running Windows Mobile 6, went on the video-reviewing block, and the resulting video is below (if you have a YouTube account, please rate the video and post a comment if you can).



All in all, as a strict PDA, it does the job well. But as I point out in the video, I feel it's priced too high, and surprising competition comes from a device such as the iPod Touch when you're at that $299 price point.


There were a few things I didn't mention in the video - the first is that while the iPAQ 100 uses a miniUSB plug rather than something proprietary (great job HP!), it requires a certain type of miniUSB connector (something about needing an extra wire). My PPC Techs Lil' Sync Pro cables charged it without a problem, but other miniUSB cables I tested wouldn't charge it which is something to be aware of - it's really unfortunate that HP didn't make it compatible with all miniUSB cables.

I also didn't mention that lack of hardware buttons for the soft keys. On a touch screen device without a keyboard, this is less of an issue because you'll probably already have the stylus out, but considering how focused Windows Mobile 6 is around soft keys, it would have been nice to see the hardware reflect that - especially since it would have enhanced one-handed use scenarios.

I just can't shake the feeling that someone who wants a stand-alone PDA probably doesn't need a 624 mhz CPU, or even 64 MB of RAM. If HP had kept the 300 mhz CPU from the iPAQ 1950 in there, and dropped the price to $199, I think they'd have a device much more focused on the "I just want a personal information manager" device crowd.

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys mobile devices, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, and his sometimes obedient dog. He's can't wait for spring - it's cold here now!


Thursday, November 15, 2007

iPAQ 100 Series Classic Handheld Unboxing & First Impressions

Posted by Jason Dunn in "HARDWARE" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpsGsm1W1_U

A kind person at Porter Novelli contacted me on Tuesday of this week and asked if I would be interested in reviewing the new iPAQ 100 Series Classic Handheld. Would I? You bet! This device is the introductory level device in HP's lineup, but it's shiny and new, so how could I say no? ;-) I'm on a roll with videos lately, so within 10 minutes of the courier dropping it off I started the unboxing video. I think the longest wait was for YouTube to finishing processing it (does anyone have any contacts at YouTube? I need to talk them into giving me priority processing). Without further ado, here's the unboxing video.


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