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Dialed In 146: Welcome, Windows Phone 7
Hello and welcome to dialed in scene -- cellphone podcast. Today is Wednesday October 13.
Back after week we really working -- show.
I'm Kent German along with Nicole -- and just -- court. Is. Our producer extraordinaire need to Gonzales.
And in New York. Actually -- coming through sort of and it.
This is on my thing disparate we're getting like a freeze frame upon are always good points and the video itself is he now sides decided on -- hi Bonnie.
So we -- -- talk about this week there's lots going on. And I'm went to Leo with some sort of event that happened Monday we're -- it was working furiously across New York City from where the press conference.
And isn't healthy.
And then you warehouse in it's very fancy and you -- and -- -- and over to the standards it in and and let's let me.
You're always in you can go to the Diane von Furstenberg. No. Terrorists which is right there on the -- line.
-- in the program Rhode Island Sabina and a big day reporting on all the new windows phone seven.
Phones which the Israelis accidents I really am not exactly -- -- -- to say so I was right.
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I.s so they had a big event -- they -- -- the first batch windows phone seven. Steve but Microsoft's CEOs and you marks are Steve Ballmer was there.
And reveal the phones and we.
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What you think --
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AT&T that -- focus HTC surround and LT quantum.
And then you Mobil's getting -- HTC 67 and the Dell venue pro and then they keep that -- gonna get -- HTV seven pro of these same thing.
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I've been pending using windows -- -- and the technical preview in the Mori's that the morning like it I really think that interfaces night.
Obviously there's some things that are missing. You know but they did say copy pieces coming in between them and other chip and -- -- thing.
But I like the fact that they're offering. Kind of a different.
Known for having you know different designs -- -- if -- kibo for those who want to keep bush right doses don't.
Rate. And think it's good that they're kinda giving its election in their whole.
Philosophy around Windows 7 is -- miners you know.
They want you to have all the information readily available to you.
Speaking get on with your life and you know some -- their ads reflect that and I like the idea of their ads because I think we have become around.
At -- with their phones and I don't.
They've found myself and and I like -- and then there's a lot of heating going about yeah around about the month right there I am really dance.
As they don't yes they don't tell you much by the phone but there -- memorable and you you remember that ad and standard it's very clever and and they're very well done.
Everybody knows that one person who takes their -- -- the bathroom. Getting asked.
Everybody knows that one person and -- wake up the dinner table with other people in in getting their -- name.
But it's -- that.
Devices go to the -- that really kind of impressed me where the HTC HD seven in the -- -- -- pro.
Which are both coming to -- and team along you know HU seven's a lot -- -- HD two and then Tivo kind of in -- anything.
Because of this bigger screen it really.
It is that it bodes well for that the operating system on the DeVon -- pro I mean.
Very interesting in its unique in -- and -- the portraits slider design and and other phone patent oh but LT quantum -- you know landscape.
But it does it looks really nice in the screens really responsive and beautiful it's interesting though -- T-Mobile kind of brushed it aside.
And and I which the united -- -- the bucket and I are talking about it and you know we don't know it because you know delved in and that's -- -- pre activities husbands with aero and oh yeah -- deaths I don't know if they're just being -- --
And while also Donald -- -- yes exactly and giving to oversee incidents redeemed itself little bit with this -- I think so I mean it'd probably.
-- -- -- --
Most excited -- and I everything went to negated in very you know and his music and about it and and at -- -- it -- -- gonna make is that I think they're only gonna -- you down.
All in one unity again unnecessary and stores. Speaking of the good idea.
Am I don't think it and -- -- -- Nexus One thing.
Yeah especially with this device it's something you -- -- -- -- can be different and you know it.
It's very compelling I think -- I would want that in yeah I think the -- distribution channels you have exactly yeah.
It's in term of Lima Wal-Mart target heads it's like everybody else though.
Animal -- but am and then eighteen he devices the united same turn focuses a lot like the galaxy -- theories that's with when -- phone.
Lemon and the eighteenth it's round -- -- typical ACC to -- this one has -- -- speaker.
That's very angels team mobile surround the -- -- I did and I mean they're great. If more like a luxury. Item are Petri united panel now all I mean it's nice to have there but -- -- the month.
It also has kicks me it does have kicked in -- it's an extra. -- that is the exe and yet.
And the sequence and about -- me. And I can't an election you try it out the idea that I heard that because.
Because the windows phone seven interface is mostly vertical and that is that it creates used scroll -- vertical -- -- -- -- out horizontally.
The problem -- and -- -- -- an open the phone.
Homes maintenance which it does it does this issue about Mars. Yeah really yeah I -- cards and yeah and and and and and yet if that's what this might as well as my reactions -- yet -- yeah.
Economic thought that it something Norton on but sample mean on being really -- like we talked our customers and -- me.
Use their phone in the landscape mode yet but then there's this -- -- -- keyboard that's horizontal yeah I mean --
-- like it shouldn't be about hearts and -- have.
That double row of tiles on the screen just learning the graphic like messaging outlet found -- having those kind of flip.
Yeah they're ninety degrees doesn't seem like it should be that difficult for me and I'm sure it doesn't reasons why you know they did not -- it.
But yeah I probably acting and -- -- anatomy -- -- and then.
They admitted that they said they had to make some sacrifices yet this ship product out -- lines oh yeah.
The -- features making it we're gonna be -- yes it could edit it that can't copy this and funny but it doesn't have that -- -- app that's supposed to be able to wirelessly stream stuff -- -- to you know.
And DL and and hey did you get a chance to check that out.
They can't it's a -- mile and -- and mean it worked fine.
And what that -- player. But I mean they -- I didn't get it cant said actually walk through it myself you know they -- -- showed up and I'm aiming -- played music from the phone finds them.
I think that's eLearning I think if people aren't with failure where they either -- feeling it's kind of technology.
Some people know about -- group and then some.
Anyway so -- physically interact and of the devices you know. -- getting there isn't when he eleven and and -- nice form factor -- like you know they're touch pros.
-- -- -- --
And as an accident -- of course myself but I you have -- the photos when it -- yeah -- trying to produce the kind of.
-- up and manage okay tilts I went yet and it's the smaller form factor in the previous text president is doing an.
Both -- world.
The sort -- a front facing camera.
I think and I read some reports about that ration I don't think any of the US version okay US phones do not make them an international from me -- yeah that sounds like yours -- -- pretty.
Optimistic banking you know it's not necessary can overtake any operating system but I think it and put them back in the game you know I think and.
And you think I -- -- and innocence or someone who's if if this were cut it in this -- to take over anyone's market -- at least conference on the market and you think.
It would be anybody in particular.
Like -- -- -- and think -- the windows phone seven interface that little mar.
Attractive and user friendly -- and honestly that was my reaction from yeah shots Islam yes you so much more colorful and crackberry bold you know.
Anything people gravitate toward that Yang announced them with seems interesting to me and in her fifth.
You know that brought these huge tiles and they're not actually lot of fireworks -- -- they're very flat.
Flat sort of like Linux and getting you get out ukulele and activate yes yeah super like it's -- really quickly yet I just say I also like to show force with them coming out with.
You know nine different.
Yeah Donaldson and making.
My five of them available world pretty quickly -- -- -- -- carriers -- that was a really Zimmerman yeah.
Is thanks and one final thing. That we just -- yesterday united. And Mac support is coming.
And say and -- just think everything through Zune yeah area is gonna be a Zune it's gonna be.
Of released in beta by then in the air but it's not Apple's inexperience but it will allow you -- -- care iTunes and iPhoto.
Yeah honestly that's a shot across that -- -- that they huge huge huge huge -- I think one of the things that.
And no help the iPhone successfully -- -- because they -- the new look on both PCs and Macs and I think having does work on Macs as well I think it's a great idea.
Now again and you know I eat a laxity. And back days.
We're gonna hold this news.
For awhile and we're like -- why would be bluntly told the news.
This is especially before you want this out before of people by the phones because I mean this is -- you know Mac users are panel on that now. And happened -- -- -- executive in the UK treated it I mean.
You about the --
If you didn't have a diehard Mac and actually get and be able to pick up a witness seven I mean I mean not the right they're gonna be a cult Astride let them.
I because a lot and I a lot of I know a lot of -- -- there are those the Android phones and I know and I think some Mac users feel as if to -- use an iPhone.
Because if -- only phone I went on to their computers and has not -- you the -- I think there if you have a Mac at work.
I and that gives you the freedom to choose whatever whatever -- you want and it you twit has always.
I about the one thing that -- is gonna baptists do it -- list of seven that has an advantage over Android is that.
Microsoft is keeping really strong control of any updates news so didn't push out men devices are gonna get it it's not going to be -- I have.
I'm waiting for for -- harrowing as you know Florio an angry look better and I'm.
I mean all that business and that's been such and as much as Google and any really hundred pounds or not going to be -- are you know trying to.
Are trying to argue against that that still was a big problem yet if it went from having come -- and say well here's a data all the phones -- kitten at the same time that's a.
-- and now is kind then their whole idea behind. The UYT you know they -- and the same experience at all the phones so whenever peoples which they don't have to be -- the owner you know -- only.
You know they really kind of limited back and customization on the in the partner I think yeah I don't index sends it really bridges the gap between those who Rudy.
-- pixel in between the handwriting iPhone and elicited a favourite a grounded ship a compromise of both -- I think it's a great.
Alternative and -- impact so good on Microsoft's -- now pushing this thing.
Who zone -- don't just want -- -- times.
Who don't -- silly one out a matter iPhone don't wanna go to Android in the great tween.
Yeah yeah so the operating system that's really easy to pick happen and play with but I think a big stumbling boggling forehead is going to be -- app marketplace. And because they're starting a -- traps yeah again and you know how how much -- that marketplaces.
Or how much is it going to come down to that win new customers are going to be deciding which -- -- --
Yeah because the FaceBook have have that is.
And what are -- what's availability of Twitter apps and you know again and anything.
And it's uncertain and I mean that people and it came with it happened and now I mean it really talk about it -- yeah I.
I I'm pretty optimistic about it just because I think -- you know.
Yeah in the I don't think I think you're gonna have your big name publishers you know they just come out exactly you'll begin to be out and that maybe we know you know we'll have to be uses Microsoft I busted heavily in them.
And down in ten -- a big --
So the first devices will be out.
-- me yes in the US they think it's a little apparently. Here. And very -- and we will have. Organisms we can.
So -- again.
And they read these when -- -- -- an -- over the world nation. Latin America and Mexico. And here -- -- well it was something mean and another Australia New Zealand as well itself.
Our on the world and we have listeners. All the countries in announcing it is actually -- -- release states very Asian countries if you're just so.
We also have a lot of so.
The same day the on the handsets and it's or the news came out about handsets and operating system.
Couple of things couple of things announced as well and eighteenth he announcement Steen.
-- media support for their funds and -- the past.
Rate eighteen he is -- U verse mobile on all of their windows phone seven devices.
So basically it.
This says additional TV service. That you can get in your home and so if you -- subscriber to that end you have windows.
You can watch U -- via the U -- mobile app for no extra charge even if you're not a subscriber.
You can still have the service for about ten dollars a month which is pretty typical for this kind of entertainment service Netflix and Hulu plus an iPhone owner -- about ten dollars month.
So that seems to be pretty standard.
And they don't have -- -- there right away because there's a thirty day free trial of U -- mobile also comes with a Zune pass.
And some other sundry elements an an entertainment pack.
Sentry sent you need help we like the words. It changes -- -- excellent Xbox Live Arcade.
Yet does come with a game you and you have financing -- -- at a demo on that -- added.
Yeah -- Ireland Ethiopia billion heat they give a demo of it -- an island yes yes now.
Well that's because so and then of course in it to offers camp did yesterday to find out more of this and sported on.
Oh yeah. -- --
What about that -- I mean just that two and just -- and or announcements about. That what we're gonna -- from matter.
I mean you basically ain't gonna get -- like a full Zune experience on these -- I mean.
They in there they're not calling their informally thing and mean and is as soon so -- You can make you can get beds in past you know marketplace the moment.
An actual news is analysts and it a lot of the windows -- seven -- Yeah yeah there's not a from the line of them and yeah.
Over again so that's that's like on them once once -- -- -- as we're really glad to finally see those in line especially after.
Hearing and hearing for serious about it way back -- -- an aspect of Everett is yet here.
-- never back -- very well for sort of running you're you know our opinion was well that looks pretty -- -- don't know if it's gonna be if it's that much of if they've really done enough on it do you think that have that here opinion changed -- battered do you think that maybe there's a few things that could've had more to.
You may mean there are obviously if you think I think like we're talking about the basics and that could added. But it -- mean overall it's -- really nice to see.
Them overhauling that receive operating system it's not to think -- little.
Cheney make over you know it it's looks like they've -- -- started from scratch and you know I'm back in -- -- prompted -- to see that.
Absolutely that they needed nobody okay yeah yeah I've exactly this sort of half hearted attempts. Yeah it completely dissolved their mobile.
Yeah and over from scratch Philips Sony on the deductible Kim debacles my you know this is embarrassing for me to even think about.
There have -- -- and the port. Smart kid.
I had a picture of my.
Cellphone of that events dividends about women keep in this.
That's done yet.
So last week here in San Francisco we had the -- version of CT LA and San Francisco asked him. Well actually.
For the first time for the last time perhaps yeah yeah you know -- come back in and its policy today show compared to the spring -- usually smaller it's much more focused on Thompson entertain me services but.
I think that we saw a lot of phones this year -- -- this show a lot more than I expected more than -- -- again the end.
I mean is my opinion -- does that not opposed by themselves were huge but when you out of sort of everything -- it turned out to be but the big show and -- was a huge.
Yeah I think that there were twelve or -- they'll let more Nintendo aggression about twelve new Android -- Android really dominated the show in ways that and most came as a result Motorola kick up the week with quite a few and that was they were Nicole and they have -- at five phone.
Yeah -- kind of analog then verified that they introduced and wireless island America oh it's -- stances plus.
Wow can I -- have.
And they have there is some of the -- -- ludicrous that the citrus to yeah and I just did it again.
And quite get that one but.
-- well I'm -- but we certainly had lots of one in March he wanted was to write programs -- -- -- so what's -- about.
So the -- pro it's essentially you Motorola's. Teak and trying to -- hit to him at the -- in front of the business devices because it's a very.
A Blackberry esque device it's very business centric.
According to a red -- you know supposed to have very core business features in there.
I marries -- an exchange partners tonic -- complex passed its part.
And I think you can -- -- the white bit yeah.
Remote controls do not yet another good answers you bootable -- like the devices as but he just ain't.
So it's that's only on those things that it can provide end to end solution for businesses which is where -- really has traditionally been very strong --
So as an -- hasn't so yeah exactly so I know it's a pretty interesting device.
He point one inch display and an equity q.s it's a bit of a candy bar style.
Kind of interesting looking.
-- he has a -- --
Dual -- so it's both CDM in GSM that's really cool I have yet.
First one of -- for Android it's the first and I hearing at home with both the CD -- -- -- -- it's really cool.
You know so that's a -- for businesses there's inevitably some people overseas zones and are traveling and aren't going to be well you know my phones to work -- -- make.
So that's that's a great thing of the -- pro and one of and one of the questions I received was the key with -- keyboard if you keep right.
And -- I think it'd be cut out the Blackberry both Cuba and put it on that because it -- Apple has a keyboard you get it -- exactly like the -- -- way.
That's a that was very interesting plan their what strikes me about this found it is it's got a three point one inch screen it and then it's that's not a slight up no.
Is this tall.
No that's how actually expecting it to be top --
And -- not -- she feels pretty good it.
-- hit -- when I -- right.
Until it particularly daddy there you know yeah it does look that when you especially if you think you're gonna be cramped you know grabbing the phone at the bottom but -- have -- and drop zones and so wee hours this these which are for the -- is just present we have a Bravo which is the phones coming to eighteen.
It -- -- -- jeans and we saw the flip side.
Yes. That's right -- aren't looking -- night live bowed stiffly and it's very Canada.
Very similar to the Nokia Sony -- -- -- -- -- so it's kind -- square and it is -- -- -- phone.
I don't you know that -- Petit.
-- -- -- -- a couple phones for Sprint's we saw the stamps and transform its Jessica not a review very quickly and put it up social talk about. In the you section.
By. And -- the Sanyo sorry that's that's and you Q and -- the Sanyo zeile.
Which is we are suffer cricket and now sprint has its own version and these phones are using some -- sprint nineties which -- announced at the show.
And Jessica wrote up pretty good description of them and what she things.
To pass through.
So what tells us for -- ninety and what it and which which opinions.
Well you guys two Kenton cool but my take on it so -- idea is if it's of interest saying it.
Has these ID packs that are pre packaged by a the sort of publishers whoever wants to send him market they publish a lot of apps or Disney I think with a partner as well.
It is going to be a partner so these ID packs contain stuff like wallpaper widgets home screen shortcut buttons.
Apps you've been preset email configuration for example of your employer creates winery university -- -- -- -- up -- up for you so there's less confusion.
-- you simply getting to the pact is really easy if there's an ID patent on the screen you get your choice for another thirteen -- and one at that the first thing I do like is that it takes several minutes to install the second thing I didn't like this that you can't pre configure what you want.
So you have to download every app every -- an average heart even if you don't want it.
You can go and cute -- for ninety management how to delete.
Things out -- yeah but you can't do before so that you're wasting time -- -- -- you -- you mean.
And you. They come of the sprint I Deepak on the front desperate idea incidents the sprint team there's yum yellow they have the sprint announced that right -- --
-- -- -- actually when it started at the transform. One that I got in a straight out of the box.
That didn't have that -- -- -- was sort of generic image and you can kind of build your and and program I I without the let me you can program there is also the sprint and that's that's completely added.
With a lot of sprint feature that's you don't you don't have to start with Allen in -- -- that's not default which I think that's a very wisely (%expletive) so I I like the idea of it.
This spot has sort of been floating around a lot would -- be great if you can customize.
And not to build an app by app by app that you could sort of public -- exactly what you want and and and if it's up with that that the problem is that with this is it's not what everyone it's let somebody else wants and also that it also be all of these squiggly line -- applications that the -- -- -- -- resources and exactly and I just found that the management app with easy to use it and read my stuff up but it it.
It took a lot were -- and I wanted to it's and I found myself getting really frustrated and it actually got me thinking about in -- is the analog T desktop crap where.
I have half got a little bitty cute for that but.
But really that's that's how I filed and I don't just mean.
You know -- that sometimes comes online or in -- the NASCAR apps.
I would love to take those out I don't mean that kind of prevent it out I mean when you have the choice to download sprint AD.
I think that's -- is really great in you don't have to -- of course but it.
And there's just gotta be way to -- we wanna have time and then I think that'd be much more of an asset in -- much more useful offer.
And that would be better for the brands because you don't have people getting frustrated and taking out frustration NASA's near eBay you you have.
People feeling that they have the tries experiences -- forced to Jenn Jenn.
Not to him that we just press trying to differentiate itself returns we have and drive like everyone has Android and scandal harder -- identified herself an -- to phones apart so I don't think think and I DNA do you think it's worthwhile all.
I just wanna see the management features implemented a little bit better eyes wouldn't let -- it's -- -- -- time.
What well I mean everything I've described -- you --
I just what if I just think that it's it's it's very forced and you go into it and I almost feel it it's taking it's taken Android again and saying well we're here's our version of Android when it's -- now.
And I -- don't like it he download certain apps you download these packs and certain things can be -- settings on the count to lead them and then there are same as well that.
Certain apps may be only available for a pack which.
I just dad. -- just.
I megawatt if you -- what -- you have the Disney -- whenever you just won the sports part of the European packed.
The -- bullet -- to get one and you can't have up to five -- which among them the right if you wanna hear his client app.
It's -- -- -- and really it's it's usually pretty fast.
But it and really how many times are gonna switch between -- -- mean this thing -- -- I don't mean I think ideas if you have -- profile at the business profile and you insert maps and in one setting but then you leave the office in view one.
Is picketers sport it reaches into reality but then -- not -- -- -- spent pitched in the way that all you have --
You know. -- and I keep.
And did it in pitch in aliens.
You leave your office and you -- you -- -- I think they did a poor job pitching and what it really is that I think -- understands.
Profiles yeah and -- packages and -- -- -- me yeah I mean.
Of senator sort of heavily themes profiles. It they say is this gonna be.
Going for and -- danger phones are just a selection and can get one obstinate right now and is starting off and three phone's attacked and so the Simpson transform -- one of them -- -- -- I and multi optimists and they can only has an entry to.
To that -- about yes yes.
But trinity choke it just it just will include a link in irrelevancy to the -- -- a lot went on hand we have a lot of interest and stuff with --
Drinks last -- is pieces is that Samsung reform to actually appeared today that MetroPCS. And the so this is an update the Samsung free form it's got a little bit of more sophisticated. Feel --
-- candy bar design and house a full keyboard that actually does also look at that like -- Blackberry bold keyboard.
-- and sat there not only one.
And so it's got -- 2.2 inch QVGA. Display it comes in black there's a one point three megapixel camera.
Stereo Bluetooth speakerphone not a lot going on there's also a music player.
A micro SD slot holds a T sixteen gigabytes of expendable memory and a whole bunch of MetroPCS services.
So pricing is going to be.
And actually 99 dollars with a fifty dollar instant rebate. And you can get that it MetroPCS.
-- And it actually that MetroPCS has the fifth largest carrier that by network after the before it actually had US cellular and it really touting.
So say interviewed yet so -- the last week and -- -- largest and I went and I looked at that really put development well and so.
MetroPCS is out there and events. So we gonna go to reviews -- before we do that we will take a short break.
That's a question. And if I heard with -- -- yeah. And oddly it was a lot of stuff flying around and so we had a couple big reviews from last week -- did not go to C two should commitments of support she was back in New York reviewing some big -- that's -- -- is the Nokia in gates yeah.
I think this is the -- that lot of has been waiting for to see if Nokia can really -- an idea. Give us something cool.
After I think it's that earth yeah. -- rousing endorsement.
Yeah I mean -- it that -- device but it.
-- -- -- --
Later but it it's the first plane landing it in the in three and -- -- tenants mean -- is really kind of simplify the interface which was of big problem with that X sixty platform you know.
Menus are -- one -- -- -- parts here it is really -- -- -- and it's not berries and the if kind of switched over to just a one touch model.
Which is really nice.
The hard where -- you know Nokia's been pretty good with hardware and it Annie is no difference very solid feeling of the screen is.
Is ninety track -- it and -- text passive touch screen and a gun accidents now.
-- -- --
And the thing about the Eli is once -- kind of get into the deeper meaning music again.
Pretty clunky and you know you're you're tapping a lot more than you need to --
-- -- -- --
And reply right and the little things like that this kind it.
It makes it less user if I mean -- -- -- so since yeah front yet it's still a problem and we think that stuff.
Well I'm mixing -- now.
Is that is Canada yet make them.
It really. The real highlight of this is that camera is an atomic can.
Twelve megapixel camera and it's it -- really phenomenal photos.
When you're indoors outdoors and you get a ton of -- photo editing tools.
So you know it's an excellent camera phone. Bow when you throw in that price of 549. I mean.
You know that's where human into a problem it's an okay phone by you're gonna get much better in North American markets if you go when -- moderator.
It you still got that talent and pink.
It's a huge improvement and again very good camera phone. I mean -- years.
In North America -- -- don't really -- reason you know you know it's just it's -- expensive toy.
You know I think that's the times you know Nokia's that they will really one.
You know they've acknowledged they haven't been based mania in the nineteenth that militants this isn't -- -- -- pricing yeah exactly though.
So that happens.
I mean they're gonna continue to struggle --
-- about it felt like you really wanna like it.
Pillow and I mean yes Andy did it pretty good rating -- -- an -- you know I think it's a good phone I -- and it's just.
It's -- reg file it's a hard sell via -- would you pick this phone.
-- Iranian and another -- Android or iPhone you know so sure.
Where windows phone seven phone yes and now because there's an offense and yeah yeah yeah.
Administrative. Name we also are WP seven expect to work --
-- -- --
-- -- -- --
We also looked -- -- in the inviolate also the T-Mobile G to use it within that this went through bitten and almost.
Two years VAS. T-Mobile G1 came -- -- --
And what imagining. I love this -- and they stop and let's say that I know a thing.
-- own bodies out of it and.
You know -- really kind of -- at the hardware.
Went one thing now as a little containing and you might have been video of this when you -- -- it's got that hinge design.
If you turn it upside down with bring down and open and --
They can swing that it wobbles a little -- yes and you're not gonna hold your phone that way but you know it can mean the question.
You know how scary is the -- you know -- that it's gone through rigorous testing. Thing.
I'm gonna test Iran again. And by -- -- at a beautiful screen the keyboard is really easy to use and I -- it doesn't have a top.
Wrote for the number keys I didn't plan that to be huge problem there it also has those quick access keys -- with their concrete confined him to open different.
It's -- it's for any injury to put into stock Android interface which I am really -- actually.
And it keeps in line with the it humility lunch yet exactly that it grand -- and sort of will only -- -- has.
Taking -- and figuring out and this account the next one thing that's yeah but that's been effectively retire yet.
Say it did TT is the first Smartphone very T-Mobile that's running on there -- --
Branson speed tests on an it was pretty dang did hear any art. Yet -- averaged around three point eight.
Nine megabytes per second down look -- -- -- and yes I picked up by Melanie.
And and then upload speeds average around one thing to me and --
Protect and yeah very did as they get it it actually did better than even if we're GE also but the sound -- -- down whatever authorities he spray and you know agents PA classes in math isn't technically four -- it's -- of the need to heed that and you know the speeds were really good point and you're.
That's what counts for most people -- --
I'm and you don't have -- extra.
Extra ten dollars it's ten I think yeah for coverage of their. To any know people Aurilia concern that it had an eight megahertz processor and instead of one gave -- -- but the phone was very active performed really well now.
I don't think that's an issue and so well.
That's an inherently. I know I started hens and I was.
Arafat because it doesn't just mean a hint it's not just flooding out of cutting and teacher's -- and -- -- -- yes yet.
And I thought you know from buy it.
Okay you know -- I don't like it but just that you cannot stand up to.
In days and weeks and months and rain you have used you know -- opening closing constantly infinite.
If it does and I don't see a problem yes.
Yeah I mean -- is really my only concern. And again I -- -- united going to be holding the phone up and down.
Yeah and and now but yeah.
Hopefully it may -- -- -- it is really grab it off your dad.
That's good news of the G two so finally look at yeah yeah -- -- you have your recent gone by typical.
And we mentioned the Samsung. Transform which says it reviewed. It and -- talk talk about -- for ninety what you think the actual phone.
Yeah I wasn't bad it is not.
The super high priority injury and Smartphone it is turning two point wine and sprint says that they do expect upgraded to 2.2.
It has a really nice large screen it's 3.5 inch. Each VGA touch screen com.
So it first gonna first -- -- I thought that it felt like a little bit attacking and responsive but when I the boxed version I didn't feel that any more so.
-- I don't know.
I didn't have a public that this does have a front facing VGA camera so it is capable.
To do video chatting and try to rear facing 3.2 megapixel camera.
Not a must -- -- we've seen but it will do just fine and it's -- 14999. After hundred dollar mail in rebate.
And let's see what else about --
The call quality was actually pretty -- -- the music quality was really an on this new and other -- it's just predator basic Android phone.
Well we need those and we need and we don't you know we don't need ever going to be and what's what's -- price was a good solid 140 and I ain't gonna -- and 150 after a hundred dollar meal and that's about price on it's transformed so -- -- -- -- just -- and -- -- spontaneity and.
-- that in her view not exactly transformative and Monica.
Don't say it's more than meets the act.
There they called sexism and Nicole look at.
The two Plantronics Bluetooth headsets that voyager pro plus and -- --
Either Siebert secrets it's unsavory M 11100. That's just a pretty similar somebody month those two -- in one year.
The -- is the smaller version it's gonna smaller lightly.
It's triangle -- -- than -- ethnic dedicated.
Voice but that is uninteresting and isn't that it is -- voice it voice recognition but tonight and and the interesting thing about both of these headsets is that both have -- -- -- streaming incidents.
Death multi point points --
And I think this is probably the most interesting thing about the Plantronics bulletin of the -- and the down -- to grow.
That become a free one -- service and -- vocalist.
And the vocalist is essentially be their automated phone services. And -- you sent emails text messages even Twitter messages.
To -- -- voice so you press press the little voice back on its.
And weakened to create a way -- --
At two way voice text -- it's a prairie in just seeing concept make it even.
Do it and voice dictation services to afternoon of those web services.
You can get -- computers your news scores of -- and -- -- RNC caller call.
A -- he called -- beings and ethnic and yeah do you think it works.
I want it keep it white it does it just the several steps. Could yet see whether the music sentences --
Ending of this daily news economy is just -- -- those lakes.
Yeah yeah while you're driving at and I just I just thought it was a little odd but -- you can be and it'd be if you want to.
Can get decent reminders that was -- of that.
That and it is very interesting because this is how old Plantronics is setting itself apart from the completion --
-- editing has been much the scene noted that the comfort level is is the -- at the very comparable.
That the -- quality is pretty.
But this is a very unique service and -- -- uses. Vocalist circuits is automated phones it's however does a big copy yet here.
Is that this -- service is only the for the third year.
And after that and after that this like I assume then issued -- after that it's like am -- five dollars a year.
And beaches not.
Expensive but it's still more than I'm going to -- personally.
For something they want us like you in you know put a -- used to it as you -- you dedicated their red -- dependent on it -- -- yeah I wouldn't.
I wouldn't I I personally wouldn't be extent that's something that.
I mean I don't I don't need to send to -- someone -- and I don't I don't see the point but I let you know I'm -- --
Yeah and you know -- -- Monday.
But a -- -- aside from that the nice quality is really get Plantronics is known for this audio IQ noise suppression technology the minorities.
Reduction systems really -- it.
And you know the iPhone on equality can can hit and is not even -- the iPhone at that was creek which -- -- -- an investment in my opinion.
Honored here are from -- he didn't know.
If it has a little battery hit sent me -- -- -- iphones get a battery hits immunity if you can't indictments and Justine is on Plantronics app.
We Android Apple letters so it's it's very.
Over book it says that this that the into the saver and that.
The voyager pro is that by Japan is there -- -- -- had cents monthly over the years out headset and that's -- -- yes that's consumer preference you know -- you of the small and abatement.
But both are great both have the comfort. Sound great and book that only a hundred dollars each so.
Finalists -- Then just this you know just really -- -- -- shift that yeah.
It's and I reviewed send you know as I -- for sprint this is very very similar to the -- version except for.
Three things as little more -- -- -- around the edges it has Andreychuk got ones -- of one point six said that soon.
And the mostly and that's the has -- ID so.
As I am pretty -- -- -- -- -- the sentence for an idea and it's -- had a difference of known and it's not when you terrible I'm not.
There -- things that -- really don't like about it.
I think as a -- it's -- it definitely performed pretty well it's of the data that it was a little but slow but I likes to call quality.
And is I think the design -- nothing flashy but it's pretty functional it's pretty easy to use.
And has features you need so it's a midrange you know middle road and -- found.
And and I like that but it is to go one which I'm very appreciative and I -- -- -- complete that.
When -- cricket version came out last month the store one point six and I believe that's principles when would also be a credible yet.
Yes to this one well as well and it is just 99 dollars -- hundred dollar mail in rebate and -- to predict.
It's pretty -- in.
So now move on to our our -- in areas where we have content coming up right.
I've got the Samsung. T 369 for T-Mobile that's a prepaid phone -- -- -- later today or tomorrow to stay tuned.
Yeah and I have the elegy neon tube coming that was announced at the feast -- actually and he -- -- one ravine just.
Can't -- is not yet another rugged and -- I've also heard it pronounced seized land use one.
There's an OG zero risk tunneling. A little tidbit from this possibly be -- it in me.
But but I'm gonna -- I have to tell whoever you -- that.
Even if it's a punishment -- it says you know it's it's supposed to be water resistant and -- and military specified.
The all of those environmental hazards should -- -- the Canon -- right.
Uses them -- analysts intelligent. And also expect animals -- gonna review the Motorola releases its programs yeah.
So we have to -- are coming out so -- there's a couple weeks and so relevant law here so save -- -- -- questions for next week we thank everybody for joining us.
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And continues we learn more about you know small everything can -- them.
What we like animal just what followed was an app coverage and sound are pretty cool I expect lots of phones the next few weeks as we -- -- -- it's.
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