August 20, 2010

MobileTechRoundup 218

Category: Podcast — admin @ 1:48 pm

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MoTR 218 is 59 minutes long and is a 54 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)


  • Hands-on with the RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800.
  • Droid 2 and Samsung Epic 4G available and coming soon.
  • Latest Gartner data show Android taking off like a rocket.
  • EVO 4G Froyo update out and HTC issued fix too.
  • Who is preventing iPhone SIM unlocking, AT&T or Apple?
  • Plastic Logic kills the Que ProReader
  • What’s happening in the netbook market besides declining sales?
  • No webOS tablet in 2010
  • T-Mo G2 looks to be HTC Blaze / Vision. (Boo! says Kevin)

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  1. Great podcast, as always.

    Why do we keep hearing about iPhone unlocking?

    Will you be able to unlock your Verizon Droid phones in a couple of years? If you can, will you be able to use them on another network?

    If you could unlock your iPhone, you could use it on T-Mo, but not 3G. If you have a T-Mo phone and unlock it, you wouldn’t be able to use ATT 3G.

    Unlocking a phone may be important in Europe, or even Canada, but it seems like it is a made-up concern here in the US.

    And I say that as someone who had an unlocked Nokia E61 and an unlocked Nokia E71. I could go to Europe and buy a SIM and put in my phone and get full capabilities. But, I couldn’t go to Verizon, or Sprint, or US Cellular, or get full use on T-Mo.

    So, if you want to call out Apple and AT&T, then call out the others as well.

    Comment by Alan — August 26, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

  2. I’m hearing a lot of praise for Android devices from you guys and I’m wondering if you could talk about the camera quality. My last phone purchase was a Nokia, which I specifically chose for the Carl Zeiss optics. Would you say that the Android devices coming out now rival or surpass the camera quality that Nokia is known for? I know they are available with 12MP cameras, but that says nothing about the color balance, the contrast, etc. Thanks,

    Comment by Christopher DeVine — August 27, 2010 @ 9:38 am

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