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Well welcome to -- within cnet's cell -- -- it's Wednesday's panda birth when -- ten. And you this and I'm Nicole Lee -- -- -- associate editor in San Francisco and to colleagues aren't in. New York City both Kent German and Bonnie and and -- I expect. Cat union -- for just for fun. For what and I have though it did. And this -- here it's taking place Jason Howell. I used it and I just did though quiet is. The key acting as the chicken -- from what I hear. So that's in question that's on senators and -- which is it who she gets better and assistant -- -- -- -- here. So. That's does some leakage of the key mobile. T-Mobile. -- ones and it looks. Just think very different from the from the first -- one analysts. And -- -- -- it's like a slide out keyboard tray and then. -- -- -- They can just yet again desperately want faculty. It doesn't have it you partisan look like it in this image you wanna keyboards of -- swivel out a little -- I edited an amount that right and it does not like it does that so. It's -- pretty -- actually. Yeah IPS and welcome. Agency agent be a partner or consent of course better do -- faster three G. Yeah and almost forgy speed for the sound -- technology that -- -- -- -- Q and that's looks like critical device. Scanner. And that the river is. You're looking at around as the between ninth launch terms and I think I read today that someone found -- -- it it pricing will be 199 and 99. Contract isn't -- think 500. Yes so. Price is pretty fairly that would mean mine not yet. I think I think that's -- especially for -- next generation device thickness. We'll see I guess we'll see -- it and yes. So the in fact the final the last the last the Samsung galaxy -- -- while not well while for the -- carries an -- and an -- of -- user version but them. So Verizon I -- best buy has announced the -- fascinate for Verizon. And this is the galaxy -- bottom you know but Verizon and yes the same specs very similar four inch. Super and led display that one gig and it's coming -- processors. Android two point one and outlook is different -- -- -- I don't think there -- -- -- the different between this and that that captivate with a -- plenty and then vibrant it's a humble I think it'll. Mostly -- you know service. Carrier services. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Why did it. And to someone also have the Simpson media and over trying T-Mobile looks -- what yeah. -- -- -- to Sprint's simply isn't fast fourteen and this I just a speculation it will launch in September in September ninth -- something like that. Yet but the -- Break it hasn't officially announced there release date -- it. Yeah but I think do you know -- you know pricing or anything -- and -- -- -- peace activists around you know the thing about it 200 dollars so yeah. Ankle and a quick a couple of Maher asked -- bearish for adroit updates. Verizon is going to push past ten point one. To the joy aid if you're equality. The original Motorola to I didn't get that with the two -- you update so don't get -- pushed out of ten point one update separately. I also Sony Ericsson UT said that and got to put wanna come to -- extended. In. -- Editor are yet at -- Yes and it was Sony Ericsson US citizens. Confirmed that I mean I mention it would happen the same time so well one hopes -- the exactly yeah. So don't be a good thing. -- -- -- -- I don't know running out are -- hundred -- living here. HTC a desire will be available for US cellular as well -- this is the Android two point one. I think -- -- inch super LCD five megapixel camera. -- my daughter's -- -- of the concerns. -- -- -- and it looks. To. And money -- -- payments and it. They I connect with -- -- -- yet it's. HTT and her. And I remember cocoons it. I think it's about art and -- integrated. -- aren't you cellist -- lot of it but it's a pain and so this is unavoidable -- we have to mention. That was -- Big Apple announcement. The it -- today. In of the bunch of iPod stuff but they also mentioned the I I OS IOS four point one. And it's gonna be doing a T I food and iPod Touch and devices and yes. That is correct it's become next week and Iowa it will come -- iPhone or iPod Touch owners in the past they've had paid -- it. Not a whole lot going on -- -- free for iPhone owners of course not a whole lot going on here. The first thing it -- and -- bug fixes and Steve wasn't specific about what he meant -- he just said to proximity sensor Bluetooth and three -- performance I -- I found. Oh definitely with a Bluetooth connectivity we've noticed a problem iPhone for Nicole wrote about this the -- the data that I came out did. That we might see something there I don't exactly know what they're planning on the three -- front. You remember they have if I've -- -- -- doubts here about one update last -- it's in July. September 1 and that was that'll execs -- -- -- displayed on the screen and then of course they gave way to bumpers about the antenna by. We'll see what these addressed specifically I'm proximity sensor I I can't remember what the Bartlett's about. -- that was that it was too sensitive -- TV tests to be -- up here face it wouldn't turn off the screen. You -- you was still brush against the screen and it that would that would affect you call. Okay well hopefully we'll see some changes there. -- you Kenton. The TV rentals is coming of data come at our apartments TV show over until he can always. You -- -- movie -- economic spike TV programs but he rentals. I -- senators I think I mean that's coming it was announced that -- analyst for in April. It's got final ticket look at that -- to comes out Whitney which has been locked down announced we don't really know what quite what it's gonna look like. And then you'll have something called HDR photos and that stands for high -- resolution so what that is I have to live today from heated. Is it takes a photo. Entry -- street but its rapid succession one that's normal exposure and other will be under exposed. Hand the other will be over exposed. And so what that is is. You know take -- -- photos -- merge them together to give you the best photo. And district they gonna be good for when you're taking photos. It insulates do either somebody is. It's standing -- like -- them or maybe it's really bright cloudy day when -- content to be over look to the blow up picture. Actually -- started here in New York should mean the upper age you are -- which -- used to take a photo of the window of the office and in a lot of times in the -- Chinese and you can't really see out the window but this is a good job of -- together she could see across the street to the built in in human over the windows there are -- I think like a pretty good option and -- -- take the photo you'll get a you'll get the HGR for her hand and so the photo are created and the normal shot secure. Take your camera -- -- -- -- they're adamant that it what you. I -- -- personally very interested because I also heard that -- -- list or point one. Will he will make it will make an iPhone three G owners who live a happier because cent iPhone three G. Owners I did I know I OS four had very sort of buggy experiences mean erase go around and idea -- -- So hopefully this will solve that as well. Yeah that's a good point yeah we did. I remember when I went for iPhone -- been I was -- well first went out before -- -- -- -- camera sale we I have a -- departments. IPhone three G and it was pretty. But it was pretty slogans and -- but believe -- soon yeah. The latest who thinks that that's. Yes let's and it can't actually if you updated TU four point one that is knew what -- -- since I'm. And that fanatic he couldn't think that. It's not yet we have an exact day that premiere next week after. Okay -- moving on there MetroPCS. It's smaller -- compared to its -- -- Paris is planning to launch. An LE network this month -- September using cents and network equipment according to UEO wants to general yet and if you -- -- an executive. An -- you will make it -- first ever LT network in the US. He first to -- just to see MetroPCS. LT network will be Las Vegas and Alice and the first. LTE food is needed TBE -- and cracked. This is the Samsung SCs are nine and and so it's interesting to see is that a smaller carrier like MetroPCS -- the greens here. And launch the know a four G network that is no. Supposedly the next big wave notes. LT network leader and it's you know it says. I don't know it -- he's planning anything on that front but. Think isn't receipt of or G networks that we had here. It's -- -- Moving on there -- a team almost any get. PG in a -- on September 8. This if you're a call is -- don't pretty simple looking like very -- that is the the company 300. I was very affordable we'll -- -- you got continue to use in this agreement. The fifteenth he does have three -- support however it has to make it -- a camera. Sixteenth or make interest processor I don't I think it does come with OS I -- But you get updated to the -- six in -- -- -- humans. Moving on that next up and couple of -- updates in -- what OS 2.0. Is available to developers. System right -- there's mostly text developers but as -- can throw at us it's cleaner is now available and and Condit released mini. And ability to its stack the cards -- that you know -- deck of cards multitasking function Ethiopian orbit back related. -- together -- little be easier access. Land developers can now tap into this synergy feature. And they can also. I'm pulling that phone -- docked to the textile and hard very they'll be able Q customize you can protect apps so that's called exhibition. It also renamed universal search to just type the currency can just type in -- -- -- just that I. And -- Internet and Mac and -- him what he does titles and improved it came -- five and JavaScript -- it as well as need to. -- -- he play a part in four arms for being so -- by. Felt that yet that's available through our earth and women partnership becoming the leader at this here you know -- And you'll they're relying on you developers policy line and you the depending needed to being life today. Pump that -- -- it. Yeah it at. That -- it. I also on the developing fronts Microsoft has released windows -- seventeen minute traders. Yes my account for -- in the corner. American -- arms basically -- pretty much and all and you're marrying concerted handed over there. When it's on seventeen manufacturers so they can I am gonna check their final -- -- hardware. Just and intend for there hiding at least. -- -- -- -- -- -- You know you aliens -- in -- have actually had built for awhile and they've been getting feedback back Microsoft as well developers. And that they've added. The new features to an excellent -- and yeah yeah it now. Huge. You know they're good they're -- and intimate look at you with the people. You can -- contact Aaron but for our went to putting it but the -- it includes it imported all their contact. But I can choose to filtered just those that you have other contact information. Weather beaten out look at look -- we don't have this. Each Maceda address book. Yeah of people you only contact Gary -- You can also like -- -- but post and comment and -- here while directly which can do before. And they've added -- on -- search for can't -- Very cool -- actually can't. That is term. Out now and and Xena freed up so he'd post yesterday. He'd been using it -- different having to -- for about a month now inflation posted summer like the -- yeah. Pretty I think it was what was not something like yet -- -- that. Yeah I definitely check it out will post the link nationalist -- -- made the announcement today. Same -- nice timing -- another announcement. Someone else. Maybe let it be great -- as -- and I regret it -- know you've been seen it is going to be an epic and it. Okay so. Before the two -- -- -- like. And -- back. So let's let's pick this though their -- really quickly he had not -- reviews this week and the and reviewed the call pot be true that true the true it's. Similar sweetener. And a -- president I don't know. But yet it's name any weird looking with the headset and it's the frosted glass. The display on the front there. I don't feel like it and to be honest with you kind of bulky the but -- -- and -- -- -- -- Call it you know for their chargers there mall he -- charges that -- be in charge of -- a -- charge pot I think -- yeah yeah. Yeah. Second minute trip and fifth -- if it is a universal charger -- I. Yet. Getting to charge about one you can do your own MP3 player and some cameras but. He could target one and and its -- everything went straight. Yes yes the problem it's that idea also make -- right Bluetooth headsets that doesn't mean I didn't like so much it does have like an extend it. Paul ranges as an operating agreed to but fifteen meters and 200 something he beats against his Cleveland -- -- -- -- it though. And then -- -- a walkie talkie feature he imperative another call -- headset can talk via that the two -- that's. But -- that note that income down -- it is call quality and I just was not impressed. The call quality. Just based static he -- -- nice protection doesn't really angry. So and the thing if it's -- -- -- it's around 100 dollars or something. And that's that was -- -- -- that. -- reviewed the outer rim that make an 8530 this -- MetroPCS. Listen to the sprint and Verizon version -- -- that you didn't. The interesting even -- -- the exact same I call quality to me like a lot better than -- I'm Bonnie you mentioned you -- reviews. Yeah. I think it does is -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- call quality via the the me then that's just. -- entry level phone it's. -- -- 130. Dollars but that's been about it contract and a two pieces one of as of an amendment debate aggressive. A minute that make it up and see if it does everything doesn't it. Everything so that's. Very -- for them and it's in handy to review these Sony Ericsson B bus. But it. Now. -- the is I. You know it's person to do -- introduced through this year February -- or mobile congress and then we got some mobile congress and they have been viewed as pro which is the full keyboard. This is say touch screen -- only it's just a virtual keyboard it does -- handwriting recognition. -- has but -- of personality I think it's it's got. Thanks design it looks a little modern headset tapered edges of that galaxy blue color comes with your other colors -- -- -- chose this one. Really nice looking device and it looks like Cameron ring and there's a point fact that hasn't at this point that it has an 88 point one megapixel shooter. Is it looks a camera you look at it from -- it's got the -- of flash the button on the top but. You know there's a couple insisted that like about it I think of aligning it runs the Symbian operating system and thinking -- are a couple years -- -- -- said there's something wrong with that I. But but it is this is something Symbian is is an operating system and it's really really -- an update and I know that's coming with Symbian -- And you know when the -- comes -- -- -- can tell you whether she thinks they actually did what they needed to. But when you when you look at a comparing to Android apparent it's ideal -- it just doesn't offer the features you can't but widgets -- -- -- -- -- multiple on screen you can't. -- or short cuts than what's already there. So it just is a frustrating it surged -- -- -- -- -- -- display which I. Yeah I think -- you use it. Capacitor for a long time in -- backed the resisters I don't know biology -- but it adds its top he can. You really have to -- currently it because you know resisted despite requires at that time -- time frame it's not just it's registered finger and CBA -- at SS stylus you -- really such firmly. And if you're looking back to that if you use an iPhone and turn them and accomplish such -- by the -- about the work respond or comment on -- back and forth and if you go back you move to at this -- despite its top and it is a little jarring so. It's 79 dollars which is grade but I think that if you're looking sort of multimedia device and hasn't -- stringing. I would pay election money and just get. I don't know like this senate experience can. Yeah be captivating or are much more you. Yeah -- -- a whole other election out there -- media it's pretty good its orbit so camera didn't take the best photos other fine. Some immediate player like the -- -- music player -- I've always liked. Is that Sheen -- a lot of Arabs. GPS -- -- I was gonna say what Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and Bluetooth about -- both of those but you know it just. And he was that resistant display it's a little sluggish and they -- these Symbian operating system it just feels like a step backward. And it did it come out about a year ago I went -- -- you know cable you know when -- when it's facing up against so many devices. It just looks mobile data. That's that's what I would say. Yeah it's unfortunate because the -- looks pretty decent. Yet I mean its its its its cute actually and I I put it in at the particularly. -- -- on the CNET front page tomorrow. Roundup of slick and stylish phone dementia definitely chosen because -- -- kind of a cool design but. You know when you do when you look inside its huge user experience is not -- legendary. Yeah that's -- bad. -- Symbian in general really. Yeah yeah and so I think that's that's -- -- reviews this week and deal is an upcoming reviews and relieving Motorola charm. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Android phone or T-Mobile. Has the moto blur -- a -- on a nasty very strange. Back track. Sends -- on the back as an alternate. User interface and I don't I don't know if I like it on that much yet. But its its estimate to -- navigation pad on the Motorola back. -- estimate of its appearance. And then. Bonnie gonna review of the doubt and bank. And -- -- at the window. How much they love it when that's -- ringing endorsement. To. You've got you you actually apathy that they sent me at defective unit can. And. -- -- -- -- -- -- adamant on the do you really really wanna drink that it but. Yeah. It act it does it this week we'll get to you letters next is because many at a time yeah about. That's it for the show you can email us to doubt it at cnet.com. 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