Tag: Android

Telus will unlock any of its phones for $50 fee

By Ted Kritsonis

Telus announced that, starting February 15, it will unlock any phone it offers for a flat fee of $50. The caveat to all this is that you need to be a Telus customer with a monthly plan.

Google launches 3 million title cloud-based eBookstore for multiple devices

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Barnes & Noble Nook, iPad, Android devices and Sony Readers now all have access to Google’s eBookstore which has a 3 million book selection and will be an entirely cloud-based solution. Released in the US today and expected to hit Canada in the coming months, the Google eBookstore is a huge step towards the ubiquity of eBooks.

Windows Phone 7 is impressive, but can it compete?

Video featuring Ted Kritsonis

This may very well be Microsoft’s last chance to make any serious impact in the ongoing smartphone wars. Windows Phone 7 is undoubtedly an impressive combination of design and function, but it will take some time to see if there’s enough support for it to begin competing against the likes of the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android.

Samsung Galaxy Tab reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The Samsung Galaxy Tab looks great on paper. A powerful 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 512MB or RAM, a high-resolution 7-inch multi-touch screen, 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities the ability to expand memory from 16GB to 48GB (with a MicroSD slot) plus dual-cameras for video chats. The Galaxy Tab runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo, the latest and most refined version of the Android OS for smartphones.

HTC Surround Windows Phone reviewed

Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The HTC Surround is one of the new Windows Mobile smartphones ushering in Microsoft’s new OS and is built to maximize all the features of this exciting new operating system but offers something its competing handsets don’t have, its very own boombox.

Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant reviewed

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Since its release in North America, the Samsung Galaxy S has sold over 1,000,000 units in the relatively short span of 45 days. There’s a good chance that the Galaxy S family ( and there are many variants across different celfone companies in North America, Asia and Europe) will be in the running as the top-selling Android smartphone as different variants are released.

Mobile OS Shootout

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The modern smartphone relies on three critical components in order to be competitive in today’s market. Great hardware, a capable and stable OS and an application ecosystem powered by strong developer support and an app store.