Author Archives: Chris Burns


Nook Tablet Hands-on and Unboxing

This week marks the launch of Barnes & Noble's second-wave full-color media consumption slate, the Nook Tablet, and with a bumped-up processor from Texas Instruments, connections to Hulu Plus and Netflix, and notably similar physical attributes otherwise for the chassis, we've got to wonder how this will be able to take on the competition this holiday season. What we've got here is what your humble narrator got to look at back about a year ago in the Nook Color, but this time with a few upgrades. If it isn't broke, don't fix it - is that what this is all about? Our hands-on here and our eventual review of this device will tell the tale.

HTC Rezound Review

The HTC Rezound is not the nicest HTC device to have been released thus far to the market here in the USA, but it certainly does have all the features that make it one of the best smartphones on Verizon, and certainly one of the top two LTE devices today. In the following review I'm going to prove to you why if you're in the market for an HTC LTE device, this is your very best choice, that if you're in the market for the best HTC device on the market, you'd better go with the Sensation, and finally why if you want the most iconic, memorable, and well supported devices on Verizon you may well be better off going with the DROID RAZR.

HTC Rezound Hands-on

Verizon and HTC join forces once again to bring the HTC Rezound, a 4G LTE-carrying smartphone that's also the first in the United States to have Beats by Dr Dre from Monster. This device has a 4.3-inch S-LCD display at 720 x 1280 (otherwise known as 720p) pixel resolution, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor under the hood, Sense 3.5, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, and 2 megapixel camera on the front plus an 8 megapixel camera on the back capable of 1080p video recording. This device is set to go directly up against the other Verizon smartphone released recently, (just today, as it were,) the ultra-thin dual-core LTE Motorola DROID RAZR, another device we've got a full review of here on Android Community up already!

DROID RAZR Accessories Review

The following is a look at a collection of accessories made to compliment the full review of the DROID RAZR also available for your perusal here on Android Community today. The accessories we've got our hands on include the HD Dock, P893 Universal Power Pack, Adapter for webtop, VGA Travel Adapter, and Vehicle Navigation dock. We'll take a brief look at each of these accessories and let you know if they're worth picking up when you pick up your DROID RAZR from Verizon - gotta catch em all!

DROID RAZR Review

This month will mark the release of both Motorola and Verizon's new flagship device, the DROID RAZR, and what we've got here is a full review of this device, complete with the whole explosive handful of features and accessories. What we're dealing with here is a 1.2GHz OMAP4 Texas Instruments dual-core processor wielding 4G LTE monster that not only employs the thinnest chassis on a 4G device today, but also reinforces itself with near-unbreakable hardware like a Kevlar back, metal construction on the insides, and a Gorilla Glass panel on the front! Will the 4.3-inch qHD 540 x 960 Super AMOLED Advanced display be the final KO in what at first glance appears to be a true knockout device? Let's have a look!

Motorola MOTOACTV complete users guide

So you've got this webpage over at Motorola that's telling you all about the new Dick Tracy watch, aka the MOTOACTV, a sports-centric Android device made to wear on a strap around your arm or wrist. It looks fantastic, but you want a guide from an Android perspective, one that'll let you know exactly what this device is and how simple (or incredibly difficult) it'll be to use. We just happen to have a guide like that here! And after the guide we'll have a full review of the device as well!

Amazon Kindle Fire Q and A with PR Rep

While taking a close look at the Kindle Fire this week in New York City at the big Amazon event, we got several different perspectives on the brand new cloud-heavy elementally-named tablet. What you're going to find is that, like all presentations of products at events such as these, there is a bit more detail in wings that, while the group presenting the device doesn't mean to hide, simply isn't as relevant to the general public, and is therefor not revealed unless someone specifically asks. That's where Vince (behind the camera in this case) comes in.

T-Mobile Promises complete store revamp

As all good stores should every once in a while at least, T-Mobile has promised a complete overhaul of their retail locations here in the USA. What you're about to see is a tour through their new look, an intelligently re-arranged setting that'll have you visiting simply to get a glimpse at it. Bright pink lights in the background, lovely stark white tables in the foreground. Look like a place you'd like to shop?

Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 Google Episode announced

It's time for some Ice Cream Sandwich. Or at least that's what appears very likely for this October version of Samsung's continuing "Unpacked" series of keynote speeches, each one revealing something monstrously neato each time they appear. This newest episode will take place aside CTIA's Autumn show in San Diego, California, and is specifically titled "Google Episode", this meaning quite possibly that it'll be a rather tasty event, treats galore inside -- could it be Prime time?

Samsung GT-I9250 Nexus Prime sees Bluetooth certification

We've got a massive amount of news and rumors surrounding the upcoming Google hero phone made by Samsung, the following bit of content falling in the first category. What we've got here is a Bluetooth certification for device GT-I9250, one thus far tied only to the name Nexus Prime. Samsung has quite the firestorm started here around what we're expecting will be the hero device for Android Ice Cream Sandwich, each news bit adding to what must soon be a legendary device indeed.