Dialed In: Ep. 191: Jelly Bean? We prefer Jelly Donut
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Dialed In: Ep. 191: Jelly Bean? We prefer Jelly Donut

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The next Android firmware version will apparently be called Jelly Bean, and we're not too thrilled about that. How about Jelly Donut instead? Mmm. We also discuss less tasty topics like the HTC Sensation XE, the LG Marquee, a potential new Droid Razr, the upcoming HTC event next week, and lots of carrier news. Read more: http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-20107080-85/dialed-in-191-jelly-bean-we-prefer-jelly-donut/#ixzz1Y9kXGISW

-- -- September 15 1011 you're listening to -- in CNET cellphone podcast and senior editor Nicole Lee. Joining -- in studio with a full house I was so excited -- -- -- -- -- -- Next to me embarrassed now know there nobody has. The -- -- and I got on my -- Lava lamps and if Optimus Prime where it's actually body to in iTunes isn't there was -- Saturday in -- I feel threatened. And I did to ozone with Jessica -- -- I mean and can gentlemen hello and Steven behind the no camp -- -- The man behind. Behind the board and -- get started companies -- to -- exciting and surfers to use up. Is PH TC sensation X easy. Yet so this confirms when we first reported that -- are reported. It is the First Act. From my HCC to utilize their new beats audio technology which a you know me at. A majority stake back about a month ago -- And basically this is kind of a souped up version of the sensation four G and it comes with a pair of custom beats by Dr. Dre headphones. And when she -- that in that automatically kind of -- this optimize sound profile. And that's supposed to deliver a Fuller bass crisper of locals and a new level of clarity and range when you listen to your music theatre we. -- -- US Turkmenistan's. Yelled the right now it's only been announced for her well it's coming to Europe Asia the Middle East and Africa and the September and nothing about North American availability or pricing. Another couple things known about the phone. Unlike sensation -- it has a faster one point five gigahertz dual core process there. Compared to one point two gigahertz and it has a larger battery and movement more -- So the pizzas that we are gonna say beats by doctor during. This is like a temporary thing right. Tyler Perry and I think by -- -- -- -- -- -- Starting evidence yet. Be honest if the price this piece -- of -- I have not. And icy hot on -- ID two and I feel like it. -- is kind of a name and the problems -- saying I'm Cooley from CNET. I'd like to ask you have those that's that's. As you do that -- Bring a camera which it might -- Cameron and me think if you the -- I did I see him alive. And yet -- even seen act against -- some people read them then. So hopefully this'll be did it and I think you know if they do prices properly acting to that it -- it was may be worth it agreed to an iPhone -- yeah. Next up at sprint has announced in the very sleek ultra -- -- -- and Scott Webster -- this up. The LG -- -- looks to be a sprint version of the -- -- which we -- earlier this year is CES is to some of the very bright. Optimists don't -- led display I think they're calling it. I'm the -- -- to be that the brightest display the brightest from the Spain -- Jessica didn't and 700 its own brightness so whatever it was yes yes. Then there's the answer is black that was at CES -- yet it was although congress US Elizabeth -- -- TS and then. TT decent it again the -- -- -- seasoning Bridget I and you grow as new York and our -- -- -- CNET T because on the New -- -- has sort of shot a video. Of the -- -- punitive -- -- the sound quality Capcom event last night so we have that video up banish any angle for you see this under the full hands on. Of the Mikey on CNET. Let's all -- Fashion Week yeah its skies this guy Webster. When He sent any amounts of Bonnie and -- about this readiness He sees this and I don't know any fashion terms so what did you say they -- -- incorporate -- -- but -- I don't want it -- look at the center. We had to help them waste and I just I wanted to I thought -- same and the phones bringing him and brought it. He did that make Eric how pocket area. Maybe not so we guide outlining their minds -- the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen and a cell phones are which -- lets us fashion shows remember the east Providence. So they have models these passengers walk with phones in their hands and I'm in the models will be dressed up obviously ailment have their phones or gluten has that. And they looked -- to. I mean just apps -- Even that I am rapidly of the delta into and you know I can't imagine now you you know you work for modeling agency -- here. Agency Conseco have a job for you or your senator cellphones and your modeling Bluetooth headsets and and you I like well it's work -- -- I feel that that act imagine when they get invited to perform for tech conferences again I think the rock and yet that's just easy money for them as they get thousands it doesn't explain claim any minute -- I think. That's true but at the same time when is -- -- default level tech -- different. I hate it and -- to me why eBay can't -- you know like Foo Fighters and -- -- anonymity. Yeah -- came to see us a couple of them -- -- from -- soon. Music. I'm sure there's a -- -- protections to -- became CES may be -- Now. He needs to be manually. So I'm according to use this blog posts here the pre still hundreds of -- -- -- will starts to mature audience. -- soon actually I think that's next Monday. And then -- to give management any offer will Begin to BC to devices on September 20 ninth at the -- before its debut in stores. The price to be nine dollars with a call for its users to connect if you don't -- in rebate. And this does have -- sprint IDs just in Richmond kind of ambivalent about right Jessica because it has -- on ambivalent. Pretty clear yeah I. I say categorized it as a -- hasn't. Jessica has an opinion that I have to say sprint has been doing a pretty good job toning it down on the last believe yeah I need to have the option of that not using -- -- -- -- does not how -- when it first -- -- lot's changed in here. Reminds me how -- how listings and Alice moto moto moto blur on the Droid -- it is it real. Over the Topper noted that the -- to -- -- Blair. Made this different versions of moto blur and as some of the division at the click we have you have to sign in -- and -- -- -- -- obnoxious that say. But lit and the photon and if they -- embryonic it's an optional thing aluminum that's gonna. But there is still -- is the Motorola touches that the menu system and how it's presented. It's a little bit not as -- as says as He would like. But it's not as a notch is not a -- in -- face as He is today -- so that's on the notably in the face. And then next up an HT has introduced Windows Phone mangling devices from cents -- -- -- Yes excel and HCC device will be the titan which was introduced in Europe a little while ago. This is the one with and one point five gigahertz processors sixteen gigs of internal memory. It's got the four point seven inch WVD touch screen and it feels lake just the beef here version of HD seven and so that is coming this fall and also coming is the Samsung Focus asks which is a follow up to -- focus. Has a faster processor and a sharper for point three inch super Amylin touch screen. Also as a bump up -- -- -- rear facing eight megapixel camera and a front facing one point three megapixel camera. And then finally the Samsung Focus -- It's Canada more budget friendly option although they didn't even talk about pricing for any of these devices. But. EE has a chance they get a smaller three point seven inch -- Amylin display. And a one point four gigahertz processor and five megapixel camera but these are all coming this file no release date. An AT&T also said that their current. Portfolio of Windows Phone devices which include the continent HTC surround and HD seven hassle of getting mango. It's interesting we're seeing that the processors are getting improved -- Forum. Five -- note to where we still haven't Kindle means I haven't seen any parties for yeah that's what we're hoping right the next mini phones and we just haven't yet yet and that they've said that. We could see that by the and then the air. So -- And fairly in the combined with -- doing it just doesn't AT&T yeah yeah I'm committed at the Chris about it. The Green -- -- Green -- -- the tiles -- now is that am. It doesn't you can get and you can change -- agreement yet you can yes okay chain and its -- color and you can change -- tap a white background like keying -- -- there are times when every one. Medical so that is He Windows Phone may mean just blooms foods and organic chemist at -- for the worms for Windows Phone from a well there age agents if you trying to mold yet again it's sort of it's really get -- -- quotes yet. So. Next -- speaking of HTC edicts of tree is an -- along in the efforts of pre holiday season rush here. But that's gonna be in next week yes that's gonna be on Tuesday September 20 -- at 9:30 AM eastern apparently. The invite doesn't say much is that come celebrate in style with each TC. -- made me think nationally is over yet. At times especially nowadays -- -- -- -- -- but it kind of makes me think it might be that HTC -- on which is. Must be a theme now. As I met pioneer running all the cliches they're gonna knows what this -- like so we know there's a calorie -- there's. -- happens to me and IP and then I and encouraged its gonna come with a cellphone charm. -- I'm not an in item on my successor must they're gonna have a copy that -- Total neglect and I'm not only give you some Kleenex to get a read it yet and -- -- and I mean it is such -- -- noxious. I know I am I -- -- -- and why would you. Just doesn't -- -- have a good fountain yes -- good phone when -- need to name. And this. Haven't yet. And they needed to be. -- -- -- the phone against the law HTC -- -- money HTC anger yeah right. I was and it didn't have any and any other possibility I think we might see and they often. And -- and it HTC colony -- And men -- bigger with talent -- yet making him. So there there it is possible reasons but the analysts took some notes yet Robert hall style thing -- -- -- -- So that's coming up makes money -- -- -- don't dudes don't care about those -- -- had re. Think. Next -- speaking out and -- He AT&T and Jessica -- but this -- that the AT&T finally at long last launching their LTE. Guide. And nevermind that it's three quarters of the year -- -- and -- and senate bid date on that we hear it's Sunday September 18. Four or five markets Atlanta Chicago Dallas Houston and an anti cancer three of them -- access. And this is all news that we got from fierce wireless this morning -- -- AT&T has talked about their LT plans. And at first they were saying in mid 2000 -- and then I guess that was pushed to the summer and now -- September 18 which Italy technically three days before the end of summer. Technically -- it. It had this kind -- feeds into the whole AT&T forgy conversation and both in terms of their current H escaped plus network and it is that technically. Forgy or not. And then also what happens with the merger and if the merger does go through it and if He and here -- T-Mobile. How long we'll take them to actually roll out LT and if they don't. What I've heard this one of the agency's big things for the merger is they -- T-Mobile spectrum to -- easy multi. But seven -- in this is it just makes good point about that so if we. Will that if the merger goes through will they actually -- -- there -- normally product announcement excuse them. Yet it makes an it and into steam advertising marketing -- too because you know the HX four G clinical and be filled him gene. -- marketed as four G phones so what is this that for a -- plus I knew an amber an avalanche -- -- -- -- new and improved. About the last one and -- -- -- forgy. Yeah and pretty LTE yeah energy it's like you -- -- extra and before He preliminarily continent -- raises comes down sounds. -- just have -- and makes me think. Exactly. Exactly and that's right you may -- CN LT right. On -- -- over security there actually monitor Iran's port extras. And energy. Four G plus plus. Ninety exchange where's my five G four owner guy and -- And we're gonna have tickets in manor Chicago -- you have access coming to test this out and see what. They're LTE is really like here you bright horizons -- well you know agencies based in Dallas -- -- -- based in San Antonio so of course they're gonna. In any given in the rooms -- different. So speaking of Branson's cinnamon teeny that brand and more up could be me and mean -- Droid injuries or break. Now if you believe that selling the RAZR -- and impact of this and I raised. Rumor upon rumor upon rumor -- Pocket now got a site arrogant snapshot of a Motorola site about and said then is still him. It's kind of annoys him many levels but it's. And it would be call to the -- of fat -- -- -- Slim the slim line -- and so they could take that the Droid name. -- at least the Droid what's in the Droid said the Droid is really more about what's inside in the race of course about what's outside. And and combining those together. So we'd have a really thin phone. With quality Smartphone hopefully Android happenings -- sides have. Still way unconfirmed by you know -- -- put it past Motorola because these are two brands that we were finalists accompanying the last and maybe you think of Motorola beefing you can't enjoy eating maze like antenna is better than like the -- start -- think -- Saying but. But it is He added that the RAZR was such a huge head back in 2004 when it came out also they -- on the rates in the name. Yeah absolutely and so you're gonna see more now that more fewer valves and -- -- names with establishes for what it. Raise ever so many hours if that happens if I think it's probable -- and -- actually it was pretty school. It that it -- tonight -- ten yen -- -- which is that the reason lenient with -- angles and conference on the back. -- fan. If it's made -- -- good material and -- because it has well and it -- I'm done that but it. In fact I plasticky and the RAZR was in this -- on the outside and meaning of course He you can laugh at what -- of the features of the RAZR now there. And even back then they weren't fantastic and -- just -- design was really revolutionary wireless. Skeptical because I think -- amazingly thin phones and I just feel it. How how can you need to be -- hold it properly and that is stepping out of your hands in flagler patting you are cutting into -- so -- -- -- would need to be. In the skin would need to be the -- to -- need to be -- could be some plastic. -- -- So moving on from that the of the budget -- -- stories out of first up is gel T. Might be the next version of Android MI debut on mentored and there. Now they can. We know we know nothing about what could be -- jelly -- yeah. And as. The the naming convention yet -- -- here honeycomb and ice consent -- in -- H I JJ would be to be. On the clinical and He wrote about this -- didn't. -- a tyrant and I read somewhere that. Some ice -- features could be pushed it gently yet that was some of -- one of the room says was that -- some of the ice cream sandwich features that listen to supposed to be sentenced. We're sort of push stuff huge B I guess some features and eyes flashed out and they were not as sort of developed this fully as you like -- been pushed on -- use. And and again we don't know what those features are and so we'll see what comes out that -- be what the idea we were talking for -- and recently people like -- recently been known. But I agree I think many outlets are okay so basically if it objection -- It means not an adequate -- but tiny phone was not an addict I mean not many people like them. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- An economic. And that's a good -- to -- it's more like a sweet. Thing I don't know what the alternative could be -- I mean I don't I. I went for jam -- and -- time. Like -- digital still and it has known him -- he's taken the -- and yes. -- -- is totally different. And I think they got bigger problems when they get to can't really. Analysts me Klondike bar mountain laboratories and that's our -- -- -- can you imagine the headlines Google partners that clones had -- Sydney didn't -- Many changes to your -- -- Etsy Jessica -- you with hysteria about boost mobile snagging the Samsung transform ultra. Yes this brings us back to sprint -- The Samsung transform ultra is essentially every brand of the same Samsung transform right not a year ago it -- the day and outlets for sprint. While sprint and its mobile as its rate prepaid -- so it's not unusual that we're gonna be -- the transform ultra. It is called alternative because some of the features are enhanced through for example -- it has entry 2.3 gingerbread. As -- Allah but everything else looks pretty much the same -- ours I can tell. I'm with a flat out pretty keyboard -- -- gigahertz process are. But it does have a three megapixel rear facing camera and -- VGA front facing camera the interesting thing about that. It's just that this -- another 100000 for its mobile and the company share and now. The Samsung galaxy prevail that they have which is that can occur hundreds has been Samsung's best selling pre prepaid phone to date. So they're clearly trying to you followed that success with a slightly different form factor that it makes sense to take the transform entry Q. Sort of transform it for -- has been released -- option on Apple went -- But I. -- it can amendment rights when it first came out and then again it it sort of and for about -- -- -- there are different standards sometimes for the pre cable lines just based on what they happen. They can afford to offer furthermore usually purchased. Budget conscious consumers. It's also interesting to note -- along with this human movement in the next story here is -- boost mobile Sony have in conjunction with this -- it seems like. -- taking app to Android data charge five dollars and yet that's pretty much the whole story again as its corporate. -- -- -- On Rupert seven. But on October -- -- exactly if anybody if you basically sign up for and new data plan and they are actually all in one plants it's not just data it's data and voice text. Everything right so anyone who gets a new unlimited plan there are buying any of and are upgrading it to a different. We'll have to pay 55 dollars per month and -- fifty dollars -- month. But it is still. There's still the shrinkage -- it may very well names can. I was -- They know the -- half ago and that the big name. Any any time that you -- like -- six payments by Amy right crime against humanity consecutive they'll drop the price down five cent. If you pay six times. In either from 55 to fifty and all the way down to four dollars and five dollars is not huge it's -- that she knew she is shown again every and it's expect on -- every carrier reasons that prices actually adds there more devices on the market at -- -- -- network and they really feel that screen and and meets the U. Invests in -- -- networks to keep everybody happy. So I personally would rather paying five dollars extra a month and EU sort of more or less guaranteed. Reliability. And have something super cheap that doesn't mean it's. Trillion. So going on CU mark pre. He planted his timing courtesy of Verizon Wireless still wanting the fifty dollar PP plan and suspected cheap where -- -- -- sexually. And looks -- and couldn't and the minute calling text messages and Internet -- -- dollars a month it's called the unleashed -- And stay -- and available in Verizon stores best buy Wal-Mart and. Yes that'd and this is instant they're doing this -- complexity team team team on merger -- one other big things in their initial filing was that. MetroPCS and booster huge threats bigger threats than even -- -- and it scared me -- major carriers. And so. A lot of people laughed about most of us still do that mission by it isn't just -- -- -- -- is clear. Clear -- response to those. Repeatedly -- and He has -- -- rain. Every an outsize. Yes they're listening to and -- fifty dollars we -- -- For -- -- our future -- not specs and should actually see it yet as America because I mean even on the other big carriers as Martin bank and being sixty dollars to 25 dollars month then it's really hard to get around. Something cheaper. I'm hearing comets you know network how many network resources -- news that actually considering that a lot of feature phones -- remember Verizon has sent them and very recently that said. -- even if each of those deemed to need a data plan -- union immediately even if the -- and this -- of some of them reduces texting habit and so obvious that. And also another prepaid plan -- eighteen -- adding in each and a five dollar go phone plan. Defense dollars. But that includes an at 215 minutes of something adds 215. My voice minutes and unlimited nationwide messaging and -- -- and that's going to be available Sunday. September 18 and they added a new. International long distance calling feature fired which you can get for an additional ten dollars per month. And that gives you 250 minutes of international calls in northern -- -- country. Been excited about actually doing it in a -- plants have gone. -- -- that we have the Motorola electrified. Yes so this is basically kind of a repackaged version of the Motorola for time four G for US. We don't have to now say electrical existed. -- -- simple things. Like electricity use and -- Eight get released deepen its gonna be 19999. After a hundred dollar meal and -- -- and -- -- of the same features of the for town for deep but it's not. Five -- in -- -- -- -- and only gonna get a front. -- that -- and unexpected circumstances. -- that -- that I now they under the Clinton of. Somebody -- somebody dropped the prototype that's good. And apparently doing that aren't -- -- But think of anything if it is this evidence and a budget -- yet it's eighty dollars and contact actually considering how -- Blackberry device has -- crawling through the -- I don't think she's nearly. Says another black -- I didn't say that you MIT's. Thank you saying that an infinitely more amusement and entertainment and we're posts in other BlackBerry Curve which is -- like the -- occurs -- it must be. But -- just a different carrier -- that's it that's being Patrick 9050. And it's an excuse here sprint construct and a trial period from thirty days to fourteen day. Announcements doing couple things generally like their first is there at lower and there are shortening their trial period from thirty to fourteen a Verizon -- dominance -- -- but that mean says. Is that -- you by phone you -- -- contract you have thirty days now and tomorrow be fourteen. Where you can return the phone and get out your contract without pain and early termination fee. And so that's is to see a microphone you find out that there's no service in your area or just what effort might be and so now after this fourteen days if you try to -- will be liable for the ETS. And I guess they figure that after two weeks -- should know a few complaints about phone. Right -- I get yeah dividend goes to the stage yet and it's in New Hampshire today you know they're gonna get some resentment that -- -- some reasons. Where does an effort to serve you better something like that it so much coal oil and am on the cross and there are obviously ending the free there -- -- ending has been -- guarantee program which. When -- -- you could get service during those during that trial period and you use a most of time if He returned -- I hate that you'll see me service speak into it got -- period of course and -- now that I'm that is ending as well so you return a phone than the two weeks He -- pay for calls it. And then finally their Indian and this is affecting fewer people but there and in Argentina. The premier program. Because in this is the litmus PR speak and -- in my life. Because it finds -- sprint finds itself in quote in the type of situation faced by many companies today. And so what that means you have no way to AK UB I mean -- I mean any we know the economy. -- -- A communal lot of things concept you can user benefit here in the premier program you can use -- benefits until the end of the year and then you rollover to the news for our new for you upgrade. Which is after a -- every two years. Com. I did that thing I don't like about that -- that we see so many times repairs or they're just not really. That they're not really helping their loyal customers that have been a long time you know to upgrade fees and threw him in a -- for -- following evening after contract. And -- I hate to see that happening because it's and we can easily -- the system files and. And -- video and Begin their stomachs -- and shuffled between -- -- the use. It seems like if you've been I don't know -- arbitrary cut option even if you've been a sprint customer customer anyone for decades you gotta have some. The discounts on I'm not only about a teacher her opponent and that means some sort of advantage to remain in the service -- currently. In its commitment to get -- idea. Before we can't -- to -- that's taking entrant like. This blue. And red back. First up this FX plus from -- And have been hovering near on me and -- -- -- -- a fax plus it has made by sharp which usually makes TVs and other things and occasionally found. And says who -- authenticated. And when you see it thanked me in my hand -- -- -- -- -- -- Over here and remember and that was also with AT&T -- -- -- is. I'm but it's nice to see if other couple -- it's still a messaging phone in the fact that it up with keyboard. The sheets basically changed everything is a little bit -- its -- and -- soft touch finish on the back -- doubled. Keys are little rounder -- the biggest changed is that instead of having proprietary messaging system and actually has right. 802 point two for yeah it's definitely not in mr. recent. Out of diet and error were a couple issues with the battery life is. Only rated T you three hours talk time getting its -- and scrapping its EU's that's. Low. Atmosphere for a GSM phone those. Segments. The same time and battery life ratings and the same battery as the previous model that fact said the -- plus hasn't permeated level yet. And it any -- it's a -- means that you're going to burn three. -- -- faster again so I would say that you chronic get what you pay for it sub thirty dollar and it's when He EED and you get it exclusively. Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart dot com. So. It's it's a funny you're really gonna have to -- Really work hard to find and -- -- are regular while march copper. How was about it and they make buying and using it I've had to charge it quite a bit of sorts. Imagine being yet I think -- -- but I didn't. Really use it like I used to -- in a. Another we have -- and -- chat -- -- that's that's that's that's -- of the very company. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- says that's a real sharp -- can. Ha ha -- It's worthy of my iPad and I know -- Bruno the -- Safer and it's another thing that I noticed about this and -- -- -- I -- always agri energy. And sometimes you game. And signal I can get anything in the the -- is really -- spotty and it's mystical quality that funny. My little thing yes it. -- What this is like I can't hear you well we have today and apps with it and try again. The next stage failures along quality was great -- -- you're seeing so I wouldn't say I don't advise rush out to get an idea I think that it would be an adequate enforcement people who are first time smart users who want terrible battery life don't Mexico. It is definitely we actually got He got there it is marketed -- that is that -- learned nice and tectonic. Yeah -- themselves -- -- have a little bit of it tactile -- -- -- -- -- -- But -- -- And it's compact which works for me because my -- and small I don't like to reach across -- lesbians and inches and and ordered a hit Q. Button it. There -- little flat so. They -- comfortably but not exactly as quickly as -- executive. With a different keyboard. An -- isn't gonna be really quick. The creek from. Hope because these two reviews are essentially just incidents very short reviews. The same fund debt just gonna review actually. The first 9855. Both Verizon Wireless and -- Did the same phone as the doors in May fifty for a sprint except the Verizon version. Has in a Verizon app assignment and the US senator has the unison apps on it. I don't think the interesting thing for me is that sprint priced their phone at 115. As -- the -- in the US price their phone at 200 owners. Of those things where -- -- of questioned in my conclusion on. You know whether -- -- much -- it is really worth it that extra fifty dollars to pay for midrange Smartphone. And it did it isn't pretty decent smart comic series and -- in everything we like all of them on of the improvements -- -- seven brings. I just was sure it is it's. Good enough at the compete on price with the -- Smartphones. Especially on her -- yeah Verizon Wireless especially. And -- so we have the Samsung convoy -- -- -- -- -- The ragged but not that -- phone that I reviewed -- flip phone it is push to talk. And what's interesting is it's also the sequel so we reviewed the original Samsung convoy in and have used rubber -- and the -- as hard plastic collar around with the -- So it's sturdy in a product that hinge and it's -- day. And durable if I dropped then I think it can survive -- wondering why they stripped off the -- because that usually gets people impression of durability -- It didn't have and then I also felt cheated because it still had a 2.5 millimeter headset Jack. So before they have that micro. I USB port and that and we complain about that this things and now it operated CEO at. Mini US -- Charging port but it still has a tiny headset Jack which is especially confusing because there are dedicated music buttons on the front of the fun. So you want people to be -- great music but -- don't want to look any of their existing have that. So -- I'm -- -- removed from my on my my -- two remaining. Now my mini to my snow okay it's standard -- -- There was an answer that's where it is urging -- but it has -- things like and actually that many assistant gets you a lot of latitude and the push to talk button when -- -- -- talk mounted. Marxist as convenient key if you -- -- -- -- and the camera has a flash which is an Apple and then that flash can be turned into a flash lite. Which I think is a useful feature. For -- that -- CNN and other models to. So in terms of features act I would say but -- and thinking especially of comparing it with and Sodom. Force them -- XE thirteen hundred force on the iPad and the fanatic I -- yes very famously. And it in is certainly in case didn't -- group driver and although this one has military specifications. -- other and flaky -- you can just beat the crap out -- -- and in this case it's an instant -- like -- get back like the fact that the currently to even know it's news SP terrible islands in the military is that's it doesn't look like that it doesn't look elegant and it's a little bit. Nothing imminent but not and this is like dark. Sort of house and angles on that on the elements -- accents and everything yet but at the same time I think that the features are good and if you don't need of and that. You can. You know pour concrete -- As most people don't. And I think it's one of staff who -- consider its. In the next when we looked we are looking at this week is -- -- a sense of honesty Simpson -- the. Text -- XPT. -- to. Yes this is a message you've found for -- it is exodus 66. Phone in the UI gravity text and -- gravity line. Most were -- in -- -- to the -- smart which is entering. It's. I don't think it's an -- to remove this Smartphone that every smart because it's a -- a hundred. But compared to the previous models that -- texting phones I don't think it's much different and in and outside the -- good or bad thing and I think its its just. I just a gradual upgrade eighty is -- it does separate -- quality -- really liked it. I was pretty easy to use it's He has is got a bit and sentenced basic OS so you don't you think -- -- user -- thing you open OpenId users. And it's a basic grid based menu with its list menus and side. So you'll find a -- He is dysfunctional got the basic features I didn't love the optical joystick I don't really mind -- I'm in principle but -- -- like it had to -- and find them is enough space for it. And it just solid console is recommends finger really prefer -- better that I can just. Sort of keep my finger on the target when we're -- -- on the list Redmond going back towards non. And the keyboard was spacious but it was the keyboards are pretty the buttons were pretty stiff. And some of the placement of the conduct of the shortcut controls -- -- -- -- and then. You'd have commands on the screen and I'm -- that soft keys to be way over to the side sort of an art. Just as I get used to it but -- -- and and release them find it pretty city so. I'm sitting in -- a -- if you need a messaging phone if that's all you're looking for. It does take a little late getting used to but I think it performs well and it's just nine dollars. And surface and. I'll get very -- let's move on to question it even now does anyone have an email at and it is inevitably emails in the line -- Zimmerman got it's I can read them through Google I can't -- From RG. Hello. -- today. I -- -- do you know He if you really like yeah. Or -- -- no idea -- -- today that area I live -- -- house prices for GL TE network and currently eligible for an upgrade but I was wondering if having a for Gphone -- -- -- 300 dollars. I've never had experience with four G so is it really that much of an improvement over three -- I'm interested in the -- TC -- But our opinion of -- she could possibly mean and steer RG towards the -- charge and well I mean I -- You know I -- definitely been impressed with Verizon's four G speeds of more than any other network I I would see if you who. You know browse the web a lot stream a lot of stuff in might be worth it I mean it it depends on I think. Your -- you know he's the phone for you know I I know I agreement in Verizon's four G speeds are very impressive -- him mention it in ten to fifteen million dies down Saturday in his -- is is really speedy and -- make browsing the web a much faster. My only -- with Verizon do anything imminent and a very recently is that present does happen the I think two gigabyte did a camp like a five gigabyte. With a fast network eats at it that might be attended Kennedy fast network to. Hit that cap a lot faster I was just be careful about that EPT get a funds ET phone. And Dunn -- is a follow up question to that was if there was different data plans for a three -- and -- -- -- ink. I think the price at the same as the united Mikey sent you you're gonna hit that happening wait how are we faster because that you dismissing them -- And RG does not -- is unlimited data and if you -- -- -- sign up for your plan you well you know who's an independent so that's only to keep in mind it's exactly. And -- so we have an email from shouldn't speaks. He or she says that seems that the -- -- on it doesn't have a tegra two processor yes it does have a T I -- -- Process instead and and I this year she -- a tegra two processor with -- from -- -- Q what He wants it was games and it's. T is detect a much better than the other dual core processors you know -- -- not have more tegra two phones coming with four G. You know I do -- -- -- dual core processor on antibiotic. Taxed enough it was definitely speedy and very zippy and you know as I know ability in the -- integrity misses the and the processors. -- you know I think they'd. Differences are minimal. I do think -- -- has one of the faster performances. And they know they you know they have that tegra zone for those. Optimize games and things like that in as far as more. We don't know any of of. -- but I -- -- say -- not -- -- be surprised it didn't come in later down yeah I let you know I mean we don't know anything about that. And you a ticket to India did just put a lot of R&D behind it processor -- game performance. You understand that the rain and the same time I wouldn't get she wrapped up in branding -- -- -- -- -- There -- constant means sort of -- and each manner that's what utterance I'm elements that are in and a colleague you think you know -- during panic. Mac uses TI's -- to -- fast it was that was -- he's giving you play games on. I did play -- very simple -- the keynote and -- -- able atlas but not so lovingly in a electric gains but -- this. So you know I would -- in the tried out in the store and -- like -- -- -- of the trial period within ten. And I think that does it -- disputes since. If you an email as email as a dollar in at CNET dot -- also constant -- 866 whereas UTT 638. For all our past episodes and -- as He unity -- in dot CNET now common for all other CNET podcast can go to podcast dot cnet.com. -- end and yes. 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