hands on experience

HTC Inspire 4G [Hands-on]

We've got a gigantic smartphone right here and it goes by the name HTC Inspire 4G. This is an AT&T branded phone, running on their HSPA+ network for speed, with a lovely soft plastic exterior for comfort in the hand. It's got a generously fabulous 8 megapixel camera on the back and a single button for power on the top, with a volume dongle on the left. These are the only buttons, making this a rather minimalistic bit of hardware.

Morotola ATRIX 4G Hands On and Unboxing

Oh joyous day we here at the R3 Network have gotten our hands on an ATRIX 4G from Motorola. This phone will soon be carried on AT&T, and due to its wild ability to dock with multiple devices, including a laptop dock we find to be particularly intriguing, we're pretty pumped up to open the box. Take a step closer and have a peek at what's inside the box, and stick around for some closeup shots of the loveliness. BONUS: we got some docks in the box.

New Xperia Neo images leak

New images have leaked for Sony Ericsson's XPeria Neo and it looks to be a pretty nice Android headset. As highlighted in a recent Neo Hands on that popped up a few days ago, the Neo comes stacked with a 1Ghz Qualcomm processor, 4 inch LED backlit touchscreen, 512 MB RAM and the same Adreno 205 GPU as the Xperia Play.  Additionally, the Neo will use a large 8 MP camera with LED flash and will also record HD video in 720p, as well a a front facing 2 MP camera for video chat.

LG Optimus 2X Full Walkthrough and Hands On

One of the many phones the crew here on Android Community and our sister site SlashGear got our hands on back a few weeks ago at CES 2011 was none other than the LG Optimus 2X. It seems today that there's lots of coverage of this phone flying around today, and back when we released that video (on SlashGear,) didn't also post it to Android Community - so you might never have seen it! Now we've got an extra couple of minutes here on a relatively slow news day, so we thought we'd give you an awesome refresher. Behold the awesome power of the LG Optimus 2X!

T-Mobile USA myTouch 4G Hands-on Look

Welcome back to NYC! Our man in the field Vincent Nguyen has his hands on a whole batch of myTouch 4G phones at the New York launch event and we've just gotta show you all about em. Plastic and metal and Snapdragon, oh my! It's 3.8 inches of 4G smartphone loveliness in 4 pretty colors.

HTC Wildfire unboxed & hands-on

It's turning into the day for new Android phones showing up here at Android Community - after the Samsung Galaxy S landed on our mat earlier, a new HTC Wildfire has just appeared too.  HTC's new entry-level handset made its debut a month or so ago, and now we've one of the first review units in to see how well it holds up. Aesthetically, the Wildfire cherrypicks from the rest of HTC's range: ostensibly it's a mini-Desire, with the same optical trackpad, but the touch-sensitive buttons under the screen and the color scheme are from the Nexus One.  Meanwhile the striped back panel looks like the back of the HTC HD2, though the middle section doesn't remove separately.  There's also Android 2.1 with HTC Sense, again from the Desire. HTC Wildfire unboxing & hands-on: [vms 8e41c89689f54970bb35] Of course, once you turn it on the more humble specifications of the Wildfire rear their head.  The display is a 3.2-inch QVGA LCD panel, rather than the WVGA AMOLED of the Desire (or indeed the HVGA of the Legend), though unlike the Tattoo it basically replaces it has a capacitive touchscreen panel rather than resistive.  That touchscreen is nicely responsive, and while the Wildfire only has a 528MHz processor it seems to nip through the menus without lag.  We'll be checking to see how well it copes loaded down with apps, of course. The 5-megapixel camera (with autofocus and LED flash) is a welcome carry-over from the Desire, and of course there's the usual WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, 3G/UMTS and GPS.  Build quality is reassuringly high, and at 4.2 x 2.4 x 0.48 inches it's a relatively compact device as well.  We'll be putting the Wildfire through its paces ahead of its full review, so until then enjoy the unboxing & demo video and the gallery below! [gallery]

Nexus One in Retail Stores?

That didn’t take long at all, the Nexus One is starting to show up at retail stores. The lack of hands on experience and seeing the device in person is a big part of the slow sales of the first “super phone”. Google stated that this device will show up in brick and mortar stores but none of thought it would happen this soon.