Samsung Epic 4G Review

As the top tier “superphone” of the Galaxy S line, the Epic 4G has plenty to live up to, in terms of its name. Yes, it does use “4G’ from WiMAX, and has a front-facing camera coupled with a solid but flat QWERTY slide-out keyboard. Other than being an epic Android smartphone running the Android 2.1 version of the OS with Touchwiz 3.0 icing, the Epic 4G also has a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a fabulous 5 megapixel camera with HD 720p recording, and lastly half-day battery life. Not on one occasion has the Epic 4G review unit lasted me a full day of rigorous testing, but that shouldn’t take a lot from the experience, right?

Right, I’ll talk about that later.

Motorola And Verizon: Droid Pro, November 18th, Costs $179.99

The Android 2.2 MOTOBLUR-laden Blackberry-like Motorola DROID Pro is here, and will retail for $179.99 on November 18th. Keep in mind here you get a a 3.1-inch screen, 1GHz of processing power, and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera, along with dual CDMA/GSM bands to be used as a world phone. Pre-orders start tomorrow at verizonwireless.com. So, Verizon, how about that Droid 2 Global you keep on sticking down our throats for the last few months, eh? Past the break for the press release, by the way.

Windows Phone 7 Launches In The United States

It’s the start of something new, this time from Microsoft. Windows Phone 7’s debut handsets being the HTC HD7, LG Quantum, Samsung Focus, HTC Surround, and possibly the Dell Venue Pro all launch today for the price of $199.99 on a 2-year agreement with T-Mobile for the HD7 and AT&T to the aforementioned handsets.

All of these beasts have 1GHz processors, 5 megapixel cameras (or better) with HD 720p recording, and of course, a delicious serving of Windows Phone 7. Go ahead and click on the links below to get one for yourself.

Via: T-Mobile, AT&T

T-Mobile Says iPhone Cables Are For Unlocked Handsets

This is — lame? Recently the appearance of iPhone/iPad/iPod cables sold by none other than T-Mobile suggested that they would be holding the iPhone in their shelves, but now an official statement says otherwise.

Select T-Mobile stores will soon begin carrying iPod/iPhone charge and Sync cables to support customers who may be using an unlocked iPhone or are traveling from outside the United States and using an iPhone while roaming on our network.  T-Mobile carries the iPhone in Europe, so many people traveling to the U.S. roam on our network with their iPhones.  The iPod/iPhone cable also makes a great companion product for our line of MicroUSB charging solutions.  The cable can be plugged into the USB port of the universal MicroUSB car, wall or two-in-one chargers to provide customers with a charging solution for their iPod when they are on the go.

Well, that’s what they say. Move along, kiddies

Via: BGR

Introducing Motorola DEFY: The Waterproof Phone That Isn’t Waterproof

The Motorola DEFY has its name and marketing for one reason: it can defy almost anything. I’ve had a unit with me from Motorola for about 24 hours, and I can say the following: Scratch proof? Check. Dust proof? Check. Waterproof? Almost.

The Motorola DEFY is also a waterproof phone running Android 2.1 with a newer edition of MOTOBLUR. After thanks and speaking to my Motorola contact, I mentioned that I wanted to take a swim with it in the pool downstairs (that a few of you might have seen in a recent tweet of mine). The deepest the pools are is 6 feet, so it’s decent. When I presented this “test” to my contact, I was told that it would be a great way of testing the Motorola DEFY’s prowess to the elements.

So obviously, since I was given the “OK, go”, I stepped out and walked from one side of the pool to the other, occasionally dipping the DEFY into the water. After checking it once, I found that it was indeed waterproof. So I could get cocky, right? I opened the camera app, switched to video, and played like a child with a rubber ducky in the pool.

Success: it was still functioning. For now.

Windows Phone 7’s “copy and paste” to launch “in a matter of weeks”

When Windows Phone 7 goes live on the 8th of November, one feature that will be missing is copy and paste, a feature that Microsoft really, really wants to add. Today, Microsoft’s Director of Microsoft Project Arpan Shah said in response to critics who may or may not have said that this was a serious hole in the OS.

Critics have commented on the lack of specific features like copy & paste and lack of 100s of thousands of applications. And while both are true, copy & paste will be available as an update in a matter of weeks (early 2011) and as for applications, it’s just a matter of time.

With 8 weeks left to endure in 2010, I think a WP7 OTA will be right around the corner, and soon. Via: WPCentral