Dialed In 158: No more Bonnie BearAfter a busy two weeks of CES and the Verizon iPhone, Dialed In takes a breather to digest the latest cell phone reviews and all the other news we couldn't get to before.
-- -- -- is Wednesday January 19 I'm Kent German and we're here with dialed in CNET cellphone podcast. Person here in San Francisco studio -- Jessica go -- Nicole Lee. I know and -- -- zones and and -- joining us from New York on camera and invoice is my child. -- lose money. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Known now -- -- -- -- and then again didn't. I I -- up -- every time and money suspending of the matter is to -- I am at it it. Saturday that he really running. It's selling personal -- well -- really -- I think I I bunny is joining us generics this account here she is and some money did you tell -- -- to this noted there isn't is that that today was just. -- yesterday it was freezing rain in the name performers now but -- freezing rain rain has always I think that again. Something I'm -- let me come visit time -- -- a quick time many air priority. Timing is buying is here so we welcome and thank. Well we're coming down and a little bit today big -- coupled and -- weeks -- -- after CS and and I found a price and I found and then -- In a couple quietly -- geared up for very. Very frequently we heard the way ready for mobile congress have campus and we can February 7 -- -- February -- we have desperate to them. On February 8 Tuesday we have there's inserted development going -- an excellent -- what it is -- On February ninth this is one thing we had. Palm webos event here in San Francisco so probably template will get to that once -- -- And and then February 10 we have an Adobe event so. And then. -- is what -- congress so very two very busy coming out jam packed stand pat and iphones -- yes that's right. And as we -- Going on on the town processor or the third. If you're already if you're already at -- you don't get it in your pretty -- hand over time. So -- lack of -- and so -- thousand -- talk about today so look effects of estrogen president for a moment. No one really knows what's going on Bonnie are all seen -- line of Smartphones even she says I don't know we believe that's what I really don't know what it's gonna me. So when you stumped -- that means that -- Parallel systems nobody is by Scott Webster -- -- analysts. -- inlet could put -- the couple theories of what we might see. He's actually calling the event is the tablet now it's really. That it is -- about this is HCR's sorry sprint this is in the event -- the invite is sent out -- that is to be yet another industry person. So that could mean a lot of things and -- if you stretched that definition as much as they stretched the definition orgy because. -- So. He's saying it could be something called DH TC scorer in which would be -- -- lady drop portable. But some evidence on that sprint is dropping in price of the Galaxy Tab. Talk about -- everything's coming down the pike and tablets Motorola's soon. Monroe was in Edmonton. And as prepping -- and we know that HTC is prepping an Android based tablet for the first quarter this year. So it could be and -- one -- enabled tablet he's thinking that would be industry firsts and it would be HT c.'s. -- I so we are now so that's an event will have was planning coverage of -- Bonnie will be there along with -- -- -- and arbitrary and video person just tell us what's going and that's it for -- time and is on. And it's in the evening so I think and Eric at the camp organic thing so having my blog and what -- in January glamorous hasn't been. And its involvement with him and -- And that's glamorous. Aren't meant the sound attractive well if -- -- that the government like you know. -- -- It Tampa it would be data and power of -- implement -- -- -- -- -- Oh yeah did I realize that don't forget -- illusionist has been illusionist of the area and usually spent -- -- Albion dollar opening the data. So. Some of those are playing tablets that we'll have to see. We -- -- are a couple things are so hanging we don't know when. The -- when sprint windows phone seven devices coming out and we know it's coming we just gonna win but we doubt they ground everyone agreed to explain -- right -- -- -- -- Yes yes. They'll run attendance at home life. But will be there to tell you what's going on its hands and it's worth all this hype. Because well that's. Now if I can't say I get that excited about a WiMax tablet are so many tablets are now seven tablets coming out. According to Apple there's no -- noted there -- -- others that's right they're just. -- that he would paper where -- again. -- -- -- -- -- -- So speaking of Apple Apple released I was three corporate Ford F three beta last week. We don't know a lot about it yet we packed by Germany to. I -- audience when analysts managed to get the beta version and then Brian Tong -- it for the iPad. Looks like most of the most of the new features are coming to the iPad so there's all sorts of especially with a finger gestures you can do. You do multiple finger gestures says -- functionally there you can get. Two. You can get new alert tones over on the iPhone right now what we see is we -- -- That you'll get a personal hot spot with the AT&T iPod. Our iPhone don't can we have it on Bryant's room county do anything with yet buy them don't know what kind of charges are gonna comment when AT&T enough for specifically for that but it. Or even if when -- three comes out -- might -- the future way right now it looks like you're gonna get personal by. You also are going to. Multiple alert tone. Or more more alert and you can do it. Played up to ten times when exiting afford to -- multiple bird -- heaters and hoaxes and and you can you get a -- to keep on -- -- -- You know very load -- all. Nowhere to be -- polka dot com or any of replaced the chalkboard on the Wii for them to use them. -- like going pneumonia Brian. Watch -- city and check out some screen shots because it is really about the iPad and and we'll probably see some more things at the -- we just don't know what. And the -- now back to sprint for him and not its -- increasing Smartphone data plan. Yes -- and they are increasing everything data plans for Smartphone users and this is -- -- -- activation. Starting on January 30 it's gonna go up ten dollars per month -- calling it the premium data add on which is the same as. What they're charging for the forgy. Them by so if you have a four G already you won't BP you won't be paying -- -- Philippines exactly this is for 3-D. Smartphone plan and again this is for new smart phone activation security occurrence. Customer under contract he won't he -- -- junior bill until you upgrade to a new device. But basically you know they -- more people are easy you know they're consuming ten times more data on a Smartphone and a regular feature phone. And that -- maintaining and expanding their network is -- free though you know. There adding -- ten dollars. And and you also said in year -- those and a sprint still argues that even with the ten dollar yeah exactly there's still cheaper. -- -- -- -- -- -- Four dollars cheaper than Verizon. And -- Canada yet. Of course every year yeah right there that had done so yet competitively there's still you know -- -- data plan. Which includes unlimited. Tax data and calling. -- is still cheaper than competitors now. And a river and limited as some carriers moving away from limited -- right now. It's June. And an I mean that's -- -- it expects. I think that they're out there that allow comments to your blog doesn't -- You know why it why did -- -- those extra. For you know this vote any does it does this -- meet the four -- was more attractive. -- yeah exactly it yet you connect epidemic why wouldn't I why would -- didn't -- -- -- if you could if the PC Atlantic islands. I mean the only thing ring you know you're limited did three devices via a crappy thing so now and invests it and I added that ten dollars. Tonight -- if you get the -- -- plan and now that's going to be its famous it's fifteen is a you're getting a 3-D this has not yet you're just not another ten dollars on the ten dollars yeah right. Now outlook about now right as a way to getting it to me in an it it just -- -- -- the forgy pose that much smarter more attractive via. Not over yet don't for treatments and then in the amount of money than it. Somebody else has been following -- -- last couple weeks and -- it. This this about Samsung and how exactly they're making available there for you updates to the galaxy S series. Now there's been a lot of rumors floating around that. They are sort of they're they're being very difficult about this is and one of the more conspiracy theories was that they are stopping to forage or stopping. The vibrant skating and so they can him out to buy the four G so this grades have to upgrade so. I talked a little -- about this and what -- they said. And basically they said you know they're not gonna comment on rumors or speculation but in general as far as the for you an update there. You know they're working day doing extra testing because -- of complexity and unique functionality of each galaxy S device. And so they're doing additional testing before -- -- device. They -- and means some -- different content on -- mean essentially that's the fame and you know I wrote this Miami. It's not so much about the vibrant and whether they're holding it back for the vibrant for G and you know I don't necessarily think that's the case and then there was another rumored to speak at. You know there. What is that the carriers can make -- carriers pay for updates so or something like that it was down to get to know EM then they're government came ounces. Samsung is making carriers Peter's paper -- -- -- which is why they're not pushing it sends out now. Yes -- and -- you know this kind of goes back to the whole -- -- two. Debacle where they said you know we're not updating beyond one point six and you know when they humor and shows the that the galaxy S devices the first time I asked him about -- -- -- it's -- very heavily customized view high compared it you know fade. HTC and and they said -- you know we've you know we're making sure it you know we've made sure that we can push out updates. T these devices and -- time instead to aren't galaxy S series and it's still not out yet so. -- -- people are getting very fresh in in anything that's understandable and it's even more frustrating. Because of the nexus S which is a Samsung phone -- not forget. It because it doesn't have the TouchWiz interface and I'm guessing that's why the next -- -- because it's a Google phone include guests update that much -- Gas and gaming that's the case with you know any phone with you wipe anything Samsung B -- -- this kind of bad reputation after the -- -- yeah. Really doing anything to kind of you know this stick and consumer confidence in them and then -- think. You know Dave. Said we're gonna update we promised to buy it you know were sold in you are only now crypto is in north -- So we can send it from him in and. Whether to -- that meaning that the galaxy S series -- Really there are Landry country now and and -- -- out for awhile yet and they're great devices and you know and would -- to the you know that -- and be tarnished. But it can get in that way you know just looking at the comments people Irene something you know don't buy from entering any -- -- know -- -- their -- it. And paying people -- frustrated you know so. And but more to come on that very afraid they're not anything and more to come in -- galaxy S actually. Half -- hands on -- today that they will reveal the next generation galaxy sun every thirteen which is the Davie four mobile world congress and. They just posted kind of a teaser site today saying you know evolution if they. That means. -- -- is something big accompanying the -- is. But now made it unnecessary keeps him an app and now T. So there event will occur on Sunday February 13 which can then is -- before -- official kickoff of mobile world congress. And and it's happening at 10 AM Pacific -- -- it's actually during the day. It's during the day -- okay and -- 6 PM it's 6 PM Barcelona okay okay mimics that though the app which targets or have you and here. Yet. And hopefully they will put it at a place that the so last year Samsung does have yet actually been on hold -- Madrid. And yes Bonnie had to how you yet sick and went right in and -- Barkley and then and a -- -- -- And and trying to get a cab after the event was -- possible Friday you know in an okay yes and. Yeah everything has a habit and Sony Ericsson actually when you're they have minimum wage -- there -- six an air accidents accessing key agreements with stations and so. You were really -- -- days since an attorney Erickson is event sensing and it's actually held from today or tomorrow congress. Preparedness Olympic Stadium so. Walking distance which is -- We can always. But artists that we'll have or comfort about it -- him. They don't have acrobats this year and trapeze artist Nina I'm -- -- have some ethnic violence era he a dance. Those residents and after their C -- president -- it can in the world. I now -- The with the front side they have Q press conferences with me. I isn't one of them. He added by plugging it island Erica and trying to have plugin with -- and successfully because within liberty -- they -- that second one with that. Wolf the idea than. A -- and this happen well we'll catch wrote will catch up later it's because of that -- -- -- be actions with Samsung hands they make a pretty big in the world congress they actually have. Signs everywhere -- they had the first well before their precedent they had -- sighing and has huge bowl ring a former -- to anymore across from. The convention center are imaginary and exits are coming in it was of black sign. Or unpacked to think it's called -- Samsung unpacked and again the next day they took him a -- sign replaced it with the actual device which is the way. The thing that really if they really couldn't. -- -- -- Then a Blackberry. Or -- but Blackberry Playbook which we cover well I think we are gonna come look at this -- -- -- outline of food and then. I got a look at it and sprint dinner I'm actually hope that made him the first time -- national. I -- Jessica did a piece on who will actually buy the Blackberry Playbook. Jessica who will -- -- -- -- Known -- the head into questions there's it is ram want to buy it and you'll actually buy it I think that we all pretty much like I don't know about. You pioneer unit called them. Tunnel like the enterprise and now not -- and Natali Morris took -- -- -- and I took a look at it. I actually really like that I thought it was nice in the hands of specs are really great. It was easy enough for me to use interface really reminded me of webos and a lot of ways with a gesture. But but the problem is I just can't hold that feeling like rim is kind of cutting off its nose to spite its face with some of the features -- trying -- and in some of the workarounds that it's trying to implement. And mostly -- talking about. That Blackberry average software. And also that mandatory -- of your Blackberry phone. We have the tablet over Bluetooth if you want to run an over three G and if you want to access certain. That I think native apps that tethers me -- that -- mean. Clinically features. Is is -- is still is definitely the biggest not that yeah and and that kind of -- a couple different issues and so first of all is mostly security's so -- area. Devices. Are known for being incredibly secure and in order for XP secure -- using Blackberry enterprise software. Internet services. And that is -- expendable at this point -- the tablet. So -- and the tablet has a completely different operating system it's got that Blackberry tablet and we OS. That's based on office connects switches and it's sort of different -- so. Rim is doing a lot to trying to make it possible in the future. And for these issues to be minimized and and how a lot more variety of people creating apps and other services for the tablet. And -- as our reporter Tom product when an hour -- plane belonging with ten years -- -- not now. There's tons of the problem without of course is because tablets are really high now and people are looking to buy a first -- -- already knows that he's gonna and you haven't been there because it -- access and and and and it's not out and there are other I mean what about. You know what if there's that Galaxy Tab -- -- iPad to update and people are starting to -- to develop really strong feelings. And I'm concerned that because of this just the fact that a lot of people -- there's some weird limitation. With the Blackberry -- and it's complicated. -- I don't even wanna deal. So before achieving dramatic in -- the sort of a black mark against rim and anything -- they're encouraging the playback to really be more of the niche device. Some people don't care at their fine with the Wi-Fi only. They don't mind that they can't use Blackberry messenger they don't mind that they can't use native calendar email contacts and all that is fine over the land. But I just think that it's it's sort of -- turn off and if you are -- and you want everybody to. -- want to -- your device. Especially if they've never owned a Blackberry before you want kind of positive association. And it just seems like limiting it and making complex hard to understand. It's not the way to go about winning new users -- -- -- -- -- complex -- in your your view. And using it I. He -- I mean I used the Wi-Fi only version and I don't mean it interface that the gestures there's gonna be some learning curve for that the payments are elaborate on the Prius yes exactly -- have that yet it's gonna be just so partisan and palm tree in a -- with hard and this won't be the. Interesting to bid to power -- its Unix platform that you can iPod video and clean. While mall we'll also have swapping Q a different rise you get very -- -- that later and multi kindness. You know and -- and -- learning Robert Ridley well in the video -- yet. Yeah it's really good looking. And the processor -- -- but -- said you know that these tethering options and honestly. I think you really can't afford to not -- a tablet. And that's probably why he did that they're producing about half sooner than later about what they're and they're dealing with I feel it's it's really sort of a limited work around this is kind of serious business are completely gone if our first adopters. Exactly 100 fixtures and did I mention that they're gonna be updates in the future -- -- -- firmware. For achieve that again and -- We talk about the average time with hardware we talk about it every time the software but the best time to make -- first -- -- the first -- Decision authority mean people stamped on I I just don't think it's dead beat you because it depends adopt a product dozens of acceptable -- it from Nelson. Corporate bigwigs would edit it in any kind of something like the Motorola's then I think you know when the playbook to the point the playbook which he comes out I think that's when -- -- of a quirky. Surely coming idea anyway without what people have RDR -- going to mentally if not physically commit to a competitor. The Christina was that great but -- executed without -- but the first Kindle is pretty game. With -- in -- Kindle came -- for everything else I mean I think the Russians and yet many seem more like comparing Internet and you know. If that's -- doesn't get way better -- future generations. People in that they can Allard he has momentum. Ain't that people are ready right now talking about waiting for the iPad -- That's him -- -- -- -- well out of Motorola and residents the united and it's even ipads going out pleasure as galaxy and I party scene and somebody else's hands went with the playback I don't know anything about them. I hope that doesn't happen because so far this is a great looking device. Right now it just seems to me like it could be very units. And that rain could have problems selling it to consumers which is why it went their vehicles and -- not just enterprise also enterprise. -- also really -- inning grabbing at some consumer market share. You'll see -- -- yet. No way to get these and its its gas very good questions -- -- where it has millions of these weeks we don't know one comment or read about six or seven paragraphs yes. Some have very very loud -- didn't lose. Just got so -- An opinion -- earlier that carriers should bundle plans for -- Smartphones tablets. In more. Death the makers Jimmy Lyon is paying my Comcast triple play -- -- -- environment. This is gonna happen the have to -- -- at home you know you have. -- bundled service for Internet development. Ide cable. Hands as warmer people are going to be getting tablets mobile hot spots everything else when in the ninth and I -- it's an inevitability. That we're not nickel than science. -- all of the years. Difference. You know monthly bill. And that we just see this sort of triple play tape. Model I think I. Leo T a green idea except is -- meet the EU immediate triple bundle in a big on the other like separate -- -- -- -- that would -- -- -- beat bad for me and let's say I the only one Smartphone I don't wanna tap panel and need to increase the Smartphone plan here. But you can move over they probably have an increase it would probably just make it and value deal to get. More thing is still paying more for more clicked -- the seemingly my and I think we know I don't have a contest to -- because. You know like. I think I -- Comcast's Internet content and TV but I could for the job one adult school right. -- -- -- Us the triple play with the same price with the double play and you might as well and -- The bright and current and already does the home thing like Comcast and file so I think it also wouldn't I think if I -- physically directory. It wouldn't be such a large -- to see Verizon's saying hey you know you have a right and and writing about is also take care of everything in your home of bias. And -- really super big bundle. And quadruple play it back it exactly and -- -- -- the ring to it now. Or if you have multiple tablets and -- about family situation and where yet in -- -- -- -- that in the Kindle have tablet and hotspots and pounds and then you're managing how many different bills that's ridiculous. I think as good as long as -- system bundle that could convenience and just yet on exactly by the convenience would basically -- Mormon mafia running zone yes I would if they. This. And that. -- not many new phones this week since we just tenants and a torrent of new phones but. While waiting introduces him to -- -- -- -- stylish inquire about the quiet because there was evidence that their words there are he says you -- -- and I'm guessing. -- -- -- The picture of the. And he came Adam will seem a stylish it is -- infant -- the end of reprise. It is -- -- way and the 735. And it. It's why I -- if -- -- -- I then you don't wait for what I and you don't customer thank you could get Benson and an era. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I am so it is not a -- and its brew powered it's got a two point eight inch. QVGA. Touch screen three megapixel camera -- can't accept a 28 gigabytes of external memory will cost 99 dollars without a contract with you're thinking and pretty. Entry level view -- -- greens. I don't hear the album -- I mean maybe you'd use it overnight and it's. Possible that -- And we should be getting that this week Dan Hubbard Unix. Again. Verizon has ended its new every two program. Yes and I guess we're not hands of an imminent after confidence that they -- something to. And drag it let's with -- out -- has had its new every key program -- -- them in the program essentially. And -- -- -- its existing customers so after the net -- two years. When you have to Eddy -- used to -- at thirty to 200 dollar. Credit on a new -- so let's see. It is -- -- a to a dollar Libya handed out because with yet is that. Though this existing cost is a nice display existing customers and pop up the subsidized pricing so. Be subsidized by the it will be to organize and to -- is reduced to an -- -- -- -- so -- customers around the able. Did it and it -- new entity proved and am starting any. However if you have even the credit on maybe he will -- -- You can use the -- But after the -- use. It's essentially over. They just have the one -- use of its credit -- -- -- -- new iPhone perhaps. And after after that one time use of this credit. You will no longer be able to sign up when -- to program after June 16 it was no. I think that's a really -- yeah so then. Ignorant yes so. However. Verizon so don't mention that they might be into using a new epic program later in the -- -- done anything about that one. With the. Well they did announce that you certain customers can get -- 200 -- -- -- early gift card to exert an iPhone adopters yes. In this sort of -- city can take elements. And it's if you buy a retail -- and yet if it if you buy it retail on the show this surprise Hugh Price and users who are. Let's -- they paid. They bought a Smartphone aren't they on a new Smartphone feature for owners certified pre owned phone between November 26 and generate -- of course that they reject -- synergies. But it's often that you and you get -- 200 dollar -- -- debit card. By you have to pay 649 for the sixteen gig model and 749 for the 32 gig models that's the full retail price. That 200 dollars it's not gonna knock it down anywhere and even -- 99 to nineteen. So. Yak kind of that -- don't -- if you think -- -- Yet you know this test this kind of my problem that for an end you know I don't like that they have -- silent. Network and you can actually because on the nobody is great. But this -- -- Wrote a pending criminal legal driving -- a little bit wary about Verizon -- don't know a season ago. It but they're big for their britches they don't meet -- -- customer loyalty I know it's -- -- Nominates an economic affairs -- organized integrated. I actually now I'd been. -- -- -- -- to open account different than. T-Mobile customer for five years serenade -- trying to upgrade to day from a regular phone to a Smartphone. To the G1 actually -- -- human myTouch three G and they returned to upgrade today. -- -- -- -- -- -- five year customer contract. And this persons willing to come back to insane I would sign up for more miles to the -- can really easily and -- care and they will not turn says there will give as a it will give -- say you know discounted phone and that's the way it does and that's ridiculous you -- -- He's -- -- machines existing customers and your punishing Kia and I've heard so many stories like him. It's too bad. But if you want -- But. He wanted to get an opponent Chris Alltel is mostly part of -- now for the resources he notes that. I don't really quite understand and -- they have the as yet. So speaking of effective Verizon's Alltel situation the axis is actually sensing an Alltel -- LG ally beaches -- -- -- -- violence so. Innocent and we'll be again movie and if this is indicative usual I'm gonna select that like highlight the axis sends them -- -- -- in touch screens that he might. Unfortunately it ships with Android two point one that -- went to -- -- momentarily and so. You know I don't know Valdez can update the -- to -- -- dvi as the -- But that's gonna know what yet but that -- but to make -- -- -- camera at bat -- honestly -- at the time I reviewed it. But that the -- put it behind could have been aware though but it is available for ninety dollars them. At different things to update that line pointing in nineteen something yes yes and now some -- -- -- -- be updated globally yeah. So we'll -- treaty as -- if you end up before then -- interpret. -- one it was to toys. You should think -- that it did infineon Alexis -- not just. He just takes TV commercials that it -- look -- that we have few reviews Motorola click to as the first it's actually efforts on the sides -- well first stone was introduced at CES this year directory you. Personally it's not my first choice street view and -- found by. You know I'll take -- it again and actually seven and trinity says that the little sorry for it because of that phone it just the group of the shadows the other thing is just a little shadow and others who doesn't have a dual core processor that's in -- -- -- -- -- has now forgy. So I'm. -- -- feel sorry for but I do have to say there are some things that really liked about it MI. In its slimmer than the original sound and camera and -- That -- only switched. On the screen. I'm so it's a slimmer than the original click it does have a full keyboard. I really like the keyboard actually -- yeah I like seeing a lot and so its web life -- it's -- it's kind of itself. There are these lines on its if you -- They do look like writer whether they look like scales -- -- two yeah sneakers into eternal. So I think it's really I love this keyboard it's it's it's not it's not too slippery I do like the feeling the need to keep your fingers when you press down. I'm very comfortable lot of space so I get that it comes out the phone certainly functional it to -- a lot of features. I was hoping for -- really pretty it's getting upgraded device is if the religious leaders may third generation device now. I really want -- more features animated has everything you need it has that might make this camera Bluetooth personal organizer. On the does have a dedicated Bluetooth. -- -- blockbuster apps you can purchase movies and you know its chemical. And functions I've -- -- -- three G mobile -- -- you can make Wi-Fi calls so. There are some things that are you didn't see him first device but I was hoping for one -- really want an upgraded revamped device but I gotta make great protocols that. Multimedia qualities really -- the total qualities really good. -- is a comfortable design that you -- the micro SD slot behind the battery. By. The battery -- and the battery cover sorry though you do after an -- right but. Yet not every device needs to be. Four -- united readers' needs to be high and but I just was hoping for a little more Agile and I think if you. If you like he would if you if you get past the -- -- of course that is there. If anything -- more popular as. Is it dumps all year. What are far PP following Twitter which -- those people follow these analysts were far I don't know. But it -- are regularly follow on Twitter in your main contact list you're going to -- contact with only oh look there's -- Patrick Harris doesn't like a hundred and my news. I do not have Neil Patrick -- and everybody I and the Alabama. I don't necessarily planning to think yeah -- yeah Patrick Harris market looking for it. These are not the -- -- he -- but he's missing but luckily and notably you can. You can like you can go to one. That is just one of those entities. Him. Out -- click to attempt at a price quite yet it's not actually -- -- but -- -- post later today. And and then we have the actually not -- -- -- HTC evo. -- -- Me that was announced it. But gave the fourth and -- -- but this is Sprint's four G Smartphone and it's actually the most affordable one it's 14999. With a two year contract. And epic four. You know there are some tradeoffs with that that price you're not gonna get a front facing camera. There's no HDMI Porter and you're getting an eight -- 800 megahertz processor and one gigahertz but. I didn't find the lack of these features to take away anything from the phony -- really actually buy the device. It performed really well good call quality. That design can have it here actually. Its -- -- -- epic four G so you're gonna get a smaller display but its -- sharp and bright and so. Again didn't may have a problem there like the keyboard. And it the button I -- epic four G probably have the roomier keyboards so I think some people like -- I I'd really like that the patents here I am not slippery texture. There is -- and so you know and the other thing I like about it it's small and -- thousand personal thing but I like my devices and it also has a premium feel. Where's the epic four G felt -- -- -- notice that with that yeah it would shift so that the united something I I definitely appreciate in my cell you know I mean. If it's a it's a good device especially if you're on a budget or if you find that report deity before -- to -- too much where you need them. And the gigabyte solid device its four G again and has mobile hot spot capability in the got some good speed in here in New -- now. Thankfully. Thing. And then Nicole took a look at the LT cosmos touch. So this is essentially the L a -- adding a touch screen TV out because most messaging phones. But he did with the human touch before that. And because you can detect all of those that touch than that -- he'd be investing in China. As concede the biggest upgrade the rest of the features are pretty much -- theme at the -- -- -- so. Scan of my many big. Gripe against it if -- has -- Perez seal features that the debate in the -- instead. Episode that is you know pretty some pretty stagnant or in some of basic it's gonna -- Not very aspirants. I think if you if you used to -- -- is that -- a few definite step down from that. It's. How over the keyboard is really nice to legally use am very responsive to detects you know it's -- me. For its size and overall make small and compact and easy but it -- -- profitable as well. But it's it's eighty dollars and all the edit with the testing that is is not genuine fit it in my opinion. If you have you have an existing the existing -- messaging when that is so. You know -- governments that the -- opinion is because. Audio -- with the -- that. The fetus of singing and Timmy if you upgrade a phone these make the camera better at least something -- know something. And if it's assigned to the same as the other phones. You take adolescent and it -- -- -- wants more. -- Don't know right point and I agree -- line you -- -- -- with -- -- to you just want more I read the and and Nicole also. The last of the -- elements to add rim Blackberry and 99 if you ask. -- are AT&T. I know I can't -- that would apps that can banana carted a video of of this phone today to academia produced of that is that -- just before. If you have -- -- -- -- -- are -- -- -- -- -- I -- this is essentially ET and t.'s vision of the -- the T-Mobile -- -- the united unit single phone and took a little bit surprised they didn't ship it with Lewis -- because it out maybe. Far out -- the keys and if suspended shipment with those five I don't know -- about. But it -- ability OS six and known as the theme park -- another -- Fiji's no surprises there. A life size and its -- -- -- in two megapixel -- Mac. Any basic Smartphone which is why I don't think the price reflects it. Because at the moment -- he's setting it for 100 dollars after it used in his agreement for a basics. And -- indicate when you can get an elegy and -- happened like three years something it does make sense to me that you price it. -- -- -- something something cheaper than that you know. For what you. Last of the curve three G then. Which evident not coming reviews I -- I interviewed astronomy XP thirteen hundred core this is an upgrade to the previous out of -- -- you'd -- These -- really really really strong ones wary -- calls dropped from. Second floor and on the concrete the people and -- -- cars started on that area. I got a lot -- -- better yes I don't know if so thrown out. And I have been well I am I did -- the first and last week and -- -- of people and impropriety were kind enough to bring rain accessories. -- -- salute and AA. Phones concrete actually -- what they did is they took -- -- to them. They putting concrete. In her heart and -- ones that -- but -- -- to -- that and then. -- -- on the ground broken on a concrete it was still going and then they took dry -- put an anti freeze is about minus twelve Celsius. And adopt the phone and the phone kept going so. Certainly one of these really strong phone -- in the -- yes well I think there's some I mean you can tell you can try to put an hammer in the earning all in the display technologies -- and hammered. Used it. Because I cringing over -- hurt -- -- -- -- think a great job. Actually donated and you get your new phone will try that too okay so -- -- -- -- -- So anyway to the video is out so it's on the -- And I didn't actually include delinquent -- to decide now on in the moment -- chat room. And it is -- -- -- but I'll review that and man. -- gonna look -- day. You're going to look at the -- since it is sensitive that it's essentially did the simple little but it hasn't had to happen. And -- a look at the terrorists -- change and its Genesis and yes that is a satellite satellite's often so -- it -- -- I'm works for me teensy and then you can use next with a satellite and I would really like to be able to go to some sort of remote location and try it I don't think Nokia that we. But -- mountainous remote okay does that mean legally parks the which you know. If your amount of movement candidate so -- you will have a -- that I will haven't tried that and and Jessica and. I'm going to be looking at the -- me ideas X five we took a look at that at CES it's elsewhere in the world right now that we're going to get it on US soil soon. Probably. Well in the middle 2011 is when I'm hearing that we've got -- -- version and about again. -- 2.2 phone. So we have a question looks like -- -- you have this question and I guess I -- event. Okay what's we have summary of what and -- -- very very wrong. It isn't -- then adds about two paragraphs but this is actually an excerpt already. For encrypting Canada he basically wants to know which and -- features to -- in mattered in the house based out of all the internal com and and hardware. Resolution. -- OS version and basically I -- what he's trying to do it essentially is decide between. EEE tracks which has an impressive dual core. But he doesn't like the form factors months verses from the Lincoln and he definitely not Hitler. And an injury to two point TO but there's also the X area -- -- Sony Ericsson. -- yes and that he says isn't drastically different in the -- plan. But it has. Any interest between three and it looks for the people it does have it does have some -- this -- future. That's not quite as appears as model -- By get -- arc is one of the -- -- hardware if it's really sure. So basically in at our all of these -- the plan has -- -- better disciplines of the matter and wants to know in our opinion. These aren't there yet when the deal breaker features. -- I think that. The -- defender if try to put these in a room I would probably say. I think -- aspersions or even screen set resolution would be about would be paid to the two top for me because I need a really big screen and a touch screen. I can't do anything -- through preferences and we'll just throws me out so I don't need like 45 anything like that I. As something he's got three -- hardware design I'm not a keyboard I don't need a keyboard I can get -- -- it. -- I got a united I guess -- I'm really apartments there so it's actual look at the hardware is not so important it's important to me. Custom interface. -- come then I can get by with it it depends on what it is. And it's I don't like I can deal with model or some favorite but then -- and then it features that are important -- I think probably the top -- from -- OS -- -- -- I think for -- it would have to be illustration. No ad attacking -- be underneath that would be used -- as Jewish in. And -- may be made to camera. -- quality. But for me to step -- illustration just because you like -- to be known updated. It doesn't care about that process has been just now I was gonna say -- -- models work I didn't. That and the OS version an internal components are the two most important to me because I. If you don't have found that can keep up with your demands if it's really slow then -- And that's really frustrating to me so that -- version in the internal components would be my cute top -- I think if you're not gonna be switching. You have a flat you're gonna want something that's going to be as up today is that possible when you buy gas so yeah come as obsolete quickly yeah that's very true. And you know that their Google internal components thing you know as to meet yes that is definitely environmentalists and -- -- how the OS handles it day. Sony. -- if you passed in eighty doesn't reality well. Then I'm okay with that. But yet OS mission just any future if that means some -- he somewhat future proof. But a good also because some of them have -- for flash mobile hotspots yeah I'm not -- already behind -- exactly. So -- and be done. Well I'm I'm shallow I do care about we write them eccentric personal after. What I see I don't when he -- the other thing it's not important to say it's not like -- -- it's not yet not mine. With excitement with the idea. I'm in and I -- one from tech questions comments could have a couple comments. From him and use its -- -- test content coal and I didn't and buy them uneven. -- -- -- -- -- -- several billing you know I should have the split personality -- facility commander Jeff. The movie the person -- gets top billing is good but and the person knows it's the hands is good too so you -- of three if -- -- of have an ever yeah that -- -- you are on his new favorite. I think he was just saying that with the release the iPhone -- Bryson has been on a talk about the absence of voice and data the same time. And him brightly wanted to point out that if your connects to Wi-Fi network and you can use it in the that is correct that is accurate and that is very relevant -- I'd -- says while it isn't quite -- school is doing -- there is signaling him it workers union and that's a good point. By. CD image technologies so -- Filling in -- life I know it yet but -- This one very -- -- from Teresa asking you LG octane which is a very simple messaging pony that has voice to text. I just I looked around a little bit doesn't seem like it then it's gonna it's and it's really basic and -- the yes that would detect each. -- okay. Well. I think -- you're running as everybody we will -- back of course the next week and and we -- more weeks from the Lebanese and -- against mobile world congress. But just gonna want to spend money earned just gonna call how -- so. It's. -- -- finished. It'll began. I would -- any definite. Time and I'm not doing anything I think we got mixed up and up. The temple is a young life. By me and my -- wow finally I do what I want my ten step plan to world dominance. The kids yeah. Carefully at what happened and I. Come with a teacher that says Jessica as the best person -- -- Anyway and I'm not such a -- but it. Thank you for doing it doesn't mean I'm not an -- note. Hey -- China's everybody. I could always contact Dennis by sending as email and dialed in at cnet.com you can leave a voicemail 186640226. To create. And if you say nice things -- and haven't melodious voice and -- out there improvement that can. You can check out a thousand deaths tile them dot cnet.com for the down implied where we keep an update on its current phone news as well as opposed to show -- to play -- -- content. And then you can find out other CNET podcast podcasts dot cnet.com. So -- to join in as and we will see you next week. Okay. --