Dialed In 168: Android's SensationRumors of a dual-core HTC Sensation surface, plus we get a hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, take a look at the Samsung Gem, and more. Oh, and our namesake won a race! A horse race, that is.
It's Wednesday April 6 and eleven -- listening to -- out in his unit's cellphone podcast I -- Senior associate editor Nicole Lee nineteen in studio by. Senior associate editor Jessica dual credit so -- -- -- and senior editor Kent Canon Hulu and Daryn you producers. Even. I and then in New York have the body to -- -- -- -- -- you. I'm gonna bid did -- it. I left -- -- In some leaked the use of potential new Blackberry -- This is the photos of the Blackberry Monaco slash -- -- explicitly say. I didn't need it -- the code -- I think. The -- on the minds moment Oman. And editing -- well that it. But the Monaco is for the TDMA version -- in the mons is that yes global US invasion and these are. He touch Blackberry phones and it supposedly he will not have the ship passed that this storm passes through its hallelujah. Cement city tarts. Non -- review that stated that it doesn't have via. I seem picky things of the -- -- -- yeah into the scheme presses down. I'm at I think you'll have like my analysts and and the thing that sort of surprising to me that how you need a Blackberry IED. -- -- -- -- -- you to miso wave that rim has been going when it first introduced the Blackberry 88 human half of that going for -- gonna connect -- lot of their other services yes please and it seems that there. Isn't it more cloud strategy we've been doing for kind of -- in the Google Android that that's that's exactly. Bill they'll likely have more touch -- -- the as the current -- vis that of hinted at earlier debate in May be able to touch apparently. So more to you Steve one and April fool's jokes one of receiving -- -- -- -- -- -- the screen lets Blackberry yet stealers like okay so basically just the top. Of -- Blackberry and in the keyboard. You know I'm a country running. Yeah. Is like -- asking audience's attention knows he performs them I think actually my favorite April fool gag as online. -- it was good to. Vs and at this -- and if I -- -- there was a Gmail motion yes and then program. Act opera did that last year and I thought that with their browser followed -- pretty -- -- and so that's the Blackberry touch -- and know what. I pay him on out of an article about Blackberry -- though hopefully today. It's a little bit more about the region's current situation -- you know what they seem to a lot of fans need this blog posts about. The touch as a lot of comments a lot of it so clearly it's not dead yet difficulty talking -- -- What's what what -- Blackberry doing where they -- on what's next -- is that it the united. So I'm on the other -- dial we have Android and -- unit this article Leo on call column about and right by their current incidents. But -- about restrictions must pick -- Have a story from the came out last week unanimous has confirmed its it was a business week story that was most remote and back and enemies. But what they did it beat writers attacked -- have Koo Lewis from to -- a firmer control serving. Few ways they're doing that. Are they must be arsenal partnerships you -- -- entry to the software and you get Ehrlich who. If you get early access to the -- -- updates -- conform. Andy Rubin himself. -- -- Any kind of tweaks. So this is interest chain because Google of course is well they promoted Android know is is open source. -- someone argue that it's really them. But it's certainly more open than some other OS is out there. So if they are taking and what when we have always known -- second we've always known that they've had to reliant on they've had a if your handset manufacturer you'd have to -- Google's compact compatibility definition document tasks among. -- basically means you had any handset had -- certain specs in two. To be able to -- alliance which which isn't which you know this isn't much to ask but if this is true. I did this we'll certainly be. If this is true -- certainly be. 3 PM so there was certainly be interest him because. Goes so far has been very well protective OS -- with the Jewish -- And I know that a lot of and generated developers are really happy. But I thought about the average consumer and of course is the person that. Just wants a phone to work they just want Mandarin updates since the campaign don't tinker with the software they -- develop apps they just want a phone and if any of the and I am not a really -- -- well you have to -- to -- themselves mean that seems weird that partnerships like Apple. -- a partnership is is a little control freakish behavior to improve your partnerships but. If there is such a thing as a non fragmentation clause that Bloomberg alluded to. And if that helps well -- in with -- fragmentation -- and better. I would I don't really see the big deal actually for the average user. Am I know people are gonna get upset about it goes because it's what Google's stance -- Android stands for in -- put school in a position where. It never always -- him. But I me I don't know I think this could be not such a bad thing so. If these things are true we don't know that they are. -- I think you know this. It's another thing yet inside of and made it because -- -- is -- is saying that while the one thing that Apple has going for artists that he has control it has. Since standards and you can say that may be a bad thing but -- -- -- -- some you know you get quality you get quality control. And I think this something like this maybe they'll be more quality control maybe they'll be like that uses less -- -- More chances for apps to be used across all the -- system just some -- -- -- -- phones and. In -- I think it could be a thing. -- I mean if you don't have to. If you can get your OS as soon as it comes out yet if -- experience and -- devices prior to the same and is even when you go under the settings menu on some phones. He stood at different things call I mean so -- chapter nine chapter -- the sub menus are called different things and and are also having -- located in the same place the settings but sometimes you you have to think about where they are when you switch from one -- -- -- and I'd like entry to view little more uniform in that sense there -- something like this could do that. Then I don't see a huge problem I don't see I think it VOK for both take some control not a lot but -- And I think that's did so it's moving on to another Android phone here at this is more of the XP -- initially seem -- far but. Toni might not come to the US as soon as we -- Many times but we'll have to wait long. Ask -- cover this for Android atlas and it will go on sale and actually has -- -- markets with the US is not one of them but we do now with that. It is coming very soon we've heard that -- to way to. I will launch by early next month so by sometime in early may and Verizon -- to present document predicts an April 14 -- rattled by. An American -- early. Of course anything can happen but that seems a little early to him thinking later in the month as that we release -- -- day. But this will be should be out about and should be the first set in North America that is if Rogers in Canada doesn't beat Verizon -- -- They might never know but they're they're looking for any they're looking for and -- late April launch along with the exterior -- And the price for her in Canada should be 99 dollars Canadian with -- -- which is actually it's almost -- these -- -- -- 103. The three year commitment. And instantly -- Canadian and in time you buy books -- have like they. American price again in price of the Canadian pricing is fixed and some exchange rate that hasn't been true for a few years and and -- -- about that but should be coming soon but it is at eleven market safari uses the justice is one of them. By an apparatus that should have -- company X. -- -- member of mobile world congress Maggie interviewed. And Sony -- CEO who -- that their goal is to become number 100 in the US yes you have. Coming a little bit later -- in sort of frustrating everybody is maybe not the best way to get there. But it'll be interesting definitely to see with the reception is here. Yeah and they think it's a scientist and I think you know the training may be. Also coinciding with some of the scheme Sadiq in a line is that there's been playing beaches you know imparted to -- -- experience. Or is it -- it will launch with and recover that's of the open it will launch with a certain number of games on the phone. And -- played a securities. One. The game developers conference here yen and -- me they will be they'll be like assassin's creed The Sims 3 splinter cells. And I love access to migrant -- PlayStation games and he'll get tired titles from electronic arts. These include mobile he said -- -- And came on so lets you lot of games on it terrorists is eventually see how. Gamers take this. That's. I'd be interesting especially if convicted that the ED s.'s -- incentive program and -- it. Next Barney -- attended an event yesterday -- the unveiling. The something galaxy reveal is that right. Yet but with David -- there. -- -- -- -- -- That this event based -- event and basically the and they have their first TDMA -- On. Only of the when they had with the Motorola I one and -- But and so -- credited its parent galaxy line but it doesn't have it is higher and teachers at -- -- Devices and beginning at 3.2 inch -- easy touch screen. But that it consider that is as Mormon and you're of the by those. There are going to be Katrina. And I -- found the display to be. Chinese eating -- -- a two megapixel camera and when it that is interesting it's not running TouchWiz user and it's it's just stock Android and Android 2.2. You know I I I prefer and appeared in -- the stock Android experience. And that's nice to see. Be thrown a few extra apps specs bite into -- we -- FaceBook and things like that. Baiting you know overall it's it's a pretty good deal it's 17999. And that's -- -- a contract. And the monthly payment plan is fifty dollars and that includes unlimited voice text and data. I'm acting that's a pretty good DL program. Yeah and it also -- of it. The boost and limited. Shrinkage planet when it. If so it unfortunately yes. Which is where if you move. For -- read. It on time payments if -- dollar. Your monthly plan -- can get as low as three dollars for unlimited -- at. And unity get rewarded though. Hey who. Am I think it's a it's a pretty neat device -- you know only played with it for a couple last night and today but it. Adding it that the -- -- for your money now yeah I mean it's not really before it and she level -- and include street okay. Right under contract to -- -- at the same phone for double the price yeah exactly. It's something that this hasn't really had in the air. In portfolio they've had a couple blackberries and make it and I one thing. -- smart phone. -- -- -- lacking and they they've admitted they're probably a little late to the game but you know going forward they really -- be aggressive with Android I. It well and -- continue this and it's dominance with the another sort of unconfirmed phone here by HTC. This is -- dual cores sensation. Otherwise known as the -- that payment and -- The insisted it could it could be less than a week away from its official. And looks -- mean there's so much fun at the go on here of that apparently owned. Expected hardware includes dual -- points to use against process there. And Iran that -- megapixel camera and a -- -- -- inch two -- From my understanding and. It is a lot like the -- 3-D without the 3-D capabilities and Sony. Has generally machine. The dual core and some of the new -- -- -- and you right -- on the eve of media at -- again. So this a sensation is my authority European market and against T-Mobile USA's inlet to get that the payment. And HTC's having an event in London -- next he's stayed a while so. I think that's why everyone's kind of waiting for that -- yes. But if you requirement and that's the so so this is me is if three Tammy what is -- and get the forge unity. In the US -- T-Mobile maybe. Well. Possibly for T -- and mean if it -- on its its its via -- written authority if it. I think you'd be stupid if they are -- and -- good at. Though. -- -- -- that and if you in the meantime if you live feed you for a viewing your existing phone arm to be -- laptop. He can go for the sprint MiFi is -- for Mikey hot spot. Yes so this has been officially unveiled its eighty dollars it is coming to retail stores on April 17. And then after you pay for that you -- these either at greater planets and on for a new two year service and that begins at about fifty dollars per month. So this is a unit created by nova tall wireless and I was actually given line. At PTA eight years and fortunately the network has really overburden on sprint. So I never buy the full green bar of signal and you've got flashing blue which was more or less useless but then again everything a hot spot expertise -- useless. And the -- going to wireless should governments use animals used in don't know yet exactly I got the best Wi-Fi we've discussed this previously elastic I think that I got the best Wi-Fi in my room so -- -- -- -- -- into the -- but there is this dramatic day -- is trying to work from the -- in the hotel and like great this is an excellent time to it tried to its -- out there. And it just died in crafts and -- pulled out you Netherlands and he died tunes those -- or implement its WiMax capable minutes -- And does the previous -- you -- -- to -- GF four G isn't available yet. So I'm gonna try this again here in San Francisco fired it up yesterday and got some -- signal. So we'll hear more about this but I wouldn't discount it yet just because -- my bad PTA -- again it doesn't have. Caps in. -- name. I'm not sure actually at the -- interest -- again. If if anything -- the mobile hot -- and which doesn't mean it. And going forth to. Or he invites you to the HTC evo review for GE -- right so. I got a tip yesterday from one of our readers hurricane -- who saw a web -- a web page on Sprint's site. That basically. Tested that day HTC -- Either of you foraging would have entry three point oh which could accountant Eric tablet optimist I -- so I -- this uptick in nice little screen shot. Sort of mentioned that package PTA -- expert representatives told us is that they were going to try to get -- come on it. But if -- -- wasn't made available. By Google to the sort of everyone who isn't Motorola. Then they would have to upgrade it later photos seeing the -- on line of like an aha -- how we got them. And then this must've happened after I asked for confirmation and published. He story. Because later this brings him to be backing away from that changed the wording on the site to latest version of interest that screen shots of them but already from the that's that's that's like. -- open to debate with. Straight latest version Mandarin means whatever is available to -- at the time net China update -- out -- but that's little sneaky thing we didn't even -- will be sold in best buy and the HTC fire. And four G version. I don't think that we've guy a release date or pricing yet. While that's very interesting they'll also get we get if you don't know -- But I think this might be indicative hopefully that it is compatible this. You know when every wheel it will be -- is that okay since it'll be interesting to see how to happen is that sense. Yeah teacher because we've only seen it run on -- gingerbread 2.3 with cents. And played with that outweigh sound. It's just itching to -- you know what happens with -- -- But that they each change back he's deeply -- Web master got a little -- her little if you -- strategy if it to trigger finger -- -- -- happened sometimes it. In -- have that sometimes. And weeks and you're releasing information they're not supposed to release or that somebody actually getting something. And wrong. Are not quite right. And welcome you -- we know for sure that the -- and -- is going to use -- -- for only thirty dollar to distract. Yes. We learned about the last week I'm pretty much right after the podcast. The so the same thing -- is an injury from that is available free -- a cellular customers now for thirty dollars after an eighty dollar mail in rebate. It's got a 3.2 inch touch screen 3.2 megapixel camera -- entry to -- -- for radio. Not to -- three gingerbread but -- -- because the previous version. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'm sorry for Alltel. -- two point one Claire and the problem with free after fifty mail in rebate back in February C have to pay thirty dollars basically to get for it it's worth -- -- -- I think department. Is -- you get things like flash readers and in -- -- don't buy it. US cellular also has them LG Optimus U which is free after rebate though -- kind of like the battle of these really budget injuring five month. Patronage -- the battle yes so another funny story I poster -- see this today and our office and it wound up going to New York. The CNET for me so unlikely that Miller and intercepted Denton and they'll be -- it tomorrow they'll look at it and -- it. I'm very easily alienate your hero over the place sensitive and I will -- -- and -- -- -- Agreement now. And moving on -- U carrier's music CDs am -- he. This kind of on the slide editing of -- -- at some people it in the back room. Eighteen he has increased its early acne in new commitment pricing -- you phones. So this is the price seeing some extra fees you pay a few lines use only -- -- early when you're on a contract. Are few and again you've only to -- and you contact -- so. For early Japanese price is gonna -- a lot -- fifty dollars for Smartphones at ten dollars for other phones. For no commitment view as few as easily -- a few dollars for smart was except -- -- -- found no fees for the iPhone. And hang onto other. -- asked AT&T about that there's a spokesman -- and -- that as mobile devices become more sophisticated and cost those cities -- like that. So -- pad buttons I'm -- where they look for our -- down the -- before. I'm not entirely sure what the pricing was or any upgrades. I think though no commitments. Think. Think it was much. And -- and initially they were before but they have increased use at least this much. Is indicative. Yet they and it's just before. For a conference is opera yet -- -- equipment and extra. Well I mean I mean that's that happens I mean I'm are irritated when your contract is an -- -- -- -- They make Japan lately because that's in your signing and other ones that I'm staying with you -- -- screenings. Yeah I really like you have me and it. That doesn't does doesn't it with ascent about it is that. T-Mobile has similar pricing and Verizon's -- has -- review and rate and again primarily. Typically -- But now. The increased it by -- anything in annual -- -- the eighty PP they. Until they -- and some of on the same path -- mobile. Has -- -- going to launch eat cheaper even more health plans at the other. Other side of things and that's the planet it's a limited yet even -- even even more plus is -- Mobil's. And subsidized. Route if for example you know that I literally did buy a phone at full price. You get -- And -- this option in -- if -- go that route you can get unlimited talk text and data for only sixty dollars a month. And that's something not cheaper -- all the other competitors however that the little known small print notices. Immunity into your Internet. This won't happen well that's the elephant in the Rendell that aren't. But this is -- small print which is not really that surprising is that their unlimited data is not reunion ended -- Two gigabytes after the T gigabytes. Of -- and -- the data speeds. To get the slowest. Acted after it is -- You know its -- each compared -- everything else out there in. -- comments in this blog posts and post it means missing I'll always be heat he buys is all over. Literally gloom seemingly anybody get on this connecting. -- CNN. -- he keeps these kinds of plans. To let you see on one of any -- eighteen here raising their prices and on the other hand you've got T-Mobile launching cheaper and yes and mrs. you know area to get than any loss of -- youth and perhaps of these two companies. Yeah no I suppose if you get in on this plant now eighteenth he would use. The immigrant bothering. It'll plan of at least two years whenever. This -- like that everything must go sale. Maybe. -- out of -- -- out of business. Clarence Mac ads and recruit some things that I -- This isn't the final little. It began the and you -- that doubted if you remember is also it did -- -- forests and are unofficial mascot unofficial mascot. The -- doesn't notice and they don't have. And only if he wins that it I just don't include listen to Jessica a -- letter ask our current and -- and then it. But is very exciting because -- and -- the horse -- out has apparently each team from last month. -- get up in like it's a very exciting finish it and. It's the. -- in the final -- -- so -- can -- the first. -- I had had my head in the million dollar Florida derby. And he was ecumenical one minute 53. If -- the that's good for -- -- with her hand and judge this comes courtesy of our. Are. Kevin and Kentucky office in the Louisville who supplied submissions as we keep as up to date -- I think endowment lands something else than the cauldron into an -- of Raton. EA insisted that -- points and six cent on YouTube on -- broken -- and 600000 dollars for the victory. The horses yes. See you gotta respect 600000 -- just gonna you can't -- can't be -- -- I heard about twelve -- playing in -- the worst when the money and hope he doesn't spend it all on him. Not able upgrade not an -- -- anything contention for aren't the big prize it is the the -- the Triple Crown. Has dialed and but before we get into -- -- in a little -- -- -- and make. -- And that's what we'll see you after it. -- -- To read fat. As the first review we have not used in Nokia -- -- to Bonnie you reviewed. That the day. And in in trees right and for T-Mobile -- works pretty well yeah it -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Accounts though it's a pity they ultimately what's good about that I -- you know -- -- been known advocate hardware and it's definitely the it found is that it's a beautiful device they did a really nice tablet and it's the -- the as the glass display. You know it feels like you're getting a 200 Ide device or eighty dollars. While while yes. And I'm really do of their hard -- but it -- it. You're getting -- answers and I get eight megapixel camera again Nokia's been known for good imaging and you know the camera deliberate and it does pretty good video asthma. You get -- by Colleen. And on the other wireless features. But -- Downplayed in Symbian three. Content. That insist the -- -- it is good because they really care -- it's better than previous versions of Symbian play you know it's still sluggish the interface is still you know you selected island area Digg ended. Menus to -- -- -- simple things like replied in email in you know compared to windows phone or injury. And it's kind of a pain so -- that in the path yes and it -- It's rather unfortunate because they mean everything else about the devices -- and great prices eighty dollars. And you know when we -- at ETA they -- and -- -- Bits of you know we're summoned. Who's just getting in Smartphones. And affordable option it is that an if you just want some of them makes good calls you know has a good camera. It might be okay choice -- it and think you feared getting into my 21 those other heat internally. But -- those in increased I feel like only weakness -- Chance of being successful on is that it's really the key is that. Even knocked -- -- -- a what is announced -- that aging is done. Things is. OK it's OK but comparatively. Which has a better user experience -- more apps on its path and it just doesn't compare -- -- cleanup if he is. Forty dollars -- Oh yeah you can get it for free community act pending in -- thing I would use is down -- -- so the pack it would. -- -- -- -- the price down on the mountain in that picture looks fantastic actually is it integrates with -- I can't that it there's a lot pre about this but it's Symbian and if I would love to see this form factor running windows phone 70 -- Because it. That really favours because it's very big and -- all those huge tiles and everything like that very simple I think I'd be great for this kind of phone that just sort of minimal arises all the Ctrl+Alt route calls around that rain and really happens and really haven't -- Gates it's -- -- -- and if and consider it but it. A -- though. The other phone -- speaking. But if it didn't it -- -- while the others on that area at the Samsung factor interview will be up after the podcast. Does -- to Samsung flip phone and it's really -- about it. House and -- -- by charging port and you know headset Jack and out of VGA camera. It's got. Quarter QVG. Pixel resolution so it doesn't really blurry and green means an -- isn't. The key VG -- you know it's appropriate for a two inch screen assistant. Like damn -- a little old school for tunes agreements with market however. And offers excellent call quality. And it's an attractive looking for and -- are taking -- looks like a -- -- a skipping across the pond you have. I found it a little bit slippery but in of the too bad it's not just -- -- -- the -- into -- Well we do have little duck pond fountain in the front of the building -- coming in a certain parents house which actually has given her some if you haven't found out that you could put it to get for the phone on the bottom and you know in the bottom CPU -- the coolest never -- we can go through the voters and but call quality was really good -- hands. The dial pad is really responsive and as comfortable and -- so. As much as I don't really like texting on a dial pad you know because -- alphanumeric even with predictive text actually. Kind of enjoyed it. And to say just isn't sort of fun pressing a button and everything is really nice to use fifty bucks off contract. If -- get. It's not that I mean you really do get what you pay for -- but I think because keypad is. Out pretty -- well you wanted to call quality is good. If you don't mind steering and a low resolution and then. It just matters -- want communications and I think that's. -- -- -- Mary did. And being a few -- reviews coming -- Jessica a community beauty sense and -- -- mentioned earlier deaths when it comes to San Francisco Mac and then meaning it can take keepers of pretty simple basic. PP messaging phone from Verizon Wireless and Bonnie can look at the incredible acts. Make it next we have typically militants received millions from Brian. Also known as the top -- in our tech. And he says I'm with Verizon Wireless is a very reliable elegy and be moved for many years now. And they simply can't afford -- -- -- -- -- -- in my events. Phone and and upgrades -- -- -- -- was sick of giving rise -- -- opportunity did not mean to -- -- -- two years. So he's wondering what his options. Reliable Verizon Wireless phone that is not. A Smartphone proceedings because Smartphones -- -- -- -- as -- running -- battery performance call quality. And those learning what you guys thought sat at Kennedy the -- it. LG vortex is pretty cool and tonight at the recent Verizon Wireless and an -- Concerned Verizon Wireless phones that are -- -- Movements and other binary -- a -- yeah I know that. However this Christmas -- this this is just you don't -- -- smart phone rang me dad. I think -- -- and he even Mamie. LG octane which is test that messaging. Feature and benefit pretty to be simple keep announcement that it deplorable -- isn't yet but it artists they haven is really basic it really is a flip that are going to be a lot of other options. -- Well and price is really good about without highlighting their of their future phones as they call them they haven't organized that -- on the web sites he knows exactly what it. Where you wanna go I -- In a cause I mean most of the phones and unless the residents of some of talk time top -- analysts are Smartphones but -- -- just -- -- we get the LG octane and that's equipment good messaging. Messaging give you -- I -- technically you looked at. Yet there has you have -- the cosmos -- -- -- please -- messaging plan that's like creating right now I think it's pretty horrible. I wouldn't really go for the cosmos touch just because it I think -- tasking is -- that they. But if you and -- simple phone and -- -- -- the necessary anyway. So. You know -- if you options. What about. It's -- another. There with equipment other phone touch and an enemy can confidence cosmos touch and -- No that's when they don't carry them anymore that -- -- and I can. And then are they they still. The -- And then if you want couple Britain rugged phones there's a Samsung convoy in -- -- opera. Which in this via all the GU one -- -- yeah so those are pretty definite. And then I think you look to the accolade. Yes just I just there was I didn't like about events at. Simpson intensity to. I don't like that outline. How -- intensity -- you -- out at -- in America. Got my brother actually ended up buying that phone on a -- plan which is funny because he told me he bought it. I was that he didn't consult me because this is what I do for living that is the one thing I can give my family. And and then he -- to tell me that he's never gonna use any of the texting features -- animal -- -- into thinking why do you -- and prevent Iran from. All day -- in Atlanta for years and. Here's music dumbed down and out about a -- and he. Has announced he -- transfer then Cingular. And it had this to me -- this round to me on -- -- that. I think it showed the time and remember that now make it didn't but anyway -- wasn't really a -- external display and support phone. Any credit any showed it to me and antennas that how can you for Tivo. He should talk to me it's a concern about why did you buy -- -- -- of that and external display in the music Lu good as it was okay and like it don't listen to this guy. I'm -- I myself and well. He doesn't have to use it I know I also think when it comes to buying phones I answered a stickler for call quality. And I don't get something that looks great that sounds terrible because they do make voice -- some reason you know I wanna be able to make a voice call -- a voice Carly -- helping us that a hormone like every week in. Felony -- my biggest trick is just. Go to the store when you're getting pretty serious about which phones -- buy if it's when that you haven't heard before. Go take a buddy -- you have your body stand on the parking lot or. You know in another shop and call them and you with a call quality land because if you get -- and you get this phone that looks great. That you know performs well but has this awful scratchy call quality if you are gonna be traveling around from place to place especially in between -- New York City. Then you may want it to sound good when you call other people and you don't wanna -- -- the -- -- return. So there you go I think a lot the other I think Brian is probably but this. Verizon may be dampened their phones and Verizon Wireless have -- -- on others. This another question here from -- he's wondering about a Windows 7. And ended the Samsung Focus seems to be. Best choice he says but are -- other mean Windows 7 phones coming to eighteen key. Bonnie you might know that they're about this then I would. -- And then the last hardest question is that we're breaking my current represented -- to -- -- -- HTC trophy and AT&T is getting that HD seven ass which is not like that T-Mobile HD seven. I actually think it might be worth it -- that it's come in the coming weeks though I think it's -- -- checking out. When -- they have liked about when he -- ETA is it has. Slightly better screen it's super LCDs so it's definitely a -- -- her and crisper than. Other HTC devices that are out there including the trophy which we looked -- unlocked versions so I think it's where it. Sticking around -- are waiting a couple weeks -- the effect come ballot. Other way that it would save. Go with the Samsung Focus and has. The super -- screen now has good performance and a good camera and so I still think that. Probably that one of the top ones out. -- act like it if they -- and. Very -- any human to email seeking -- -- -- question answering them and anomalous -- This is a question from. Armando -- to. One is that a second BI got bored of the iPhone four. Part of -- -- on them. If some of the idea anyway there -- a lot of new Android phones coming AT&T. From so wondering why it and -- wonder what a good -- for an alternative -- on AT&T -- the problem of course -- the contracts which recently. Which has the fancy. Has advanced about how far can the -- media -- -- I'm -- capabilities speeds now that they've been -- well not yet they failed they say they will supply area that found him funny given a good review or you just -- -- forgy thing with the biggest thing which there's most of that. X ray despite. And the cap upload speed and advocate the buy it and aim with and -- -- inspire -- G. Yet a community refused inspired deposed. In a he's but I've been good thing about inspired them under a hundred dollars that they -- and -- that. And then he also -- yes there -- he has a teen model cam are now he team and sister as a -- account. And here's an AT&T account so if the merger goes through. -- they lumped them into one account and now we mean it that way that -- who work is that. It AT&T takes over your country if this merger works out AT&T will on -- T-Mobile contract -- habits and if it's -- -- six months eighteen months whatever it is even as they get almost two years they will honor when that contract -- -- -- You don't automatically capturing him but they can make it difficult for you vacancy things quell the phones you're working on -- discontinuing that. That span -- or that technology is not working there. It is as happened when singular. Cingular a run. Eight. I need a flow chart for -- -- When AT&T. Took over Cingular which like AT&T -- which had merchant AT&T wireless so it knows time and in both those cases. They just sort of make it difficult for you win and win and they can when your contract is out so. -- on your content -- contract has launched -- -- they can't come to you and say well we're canceling the contract and you -- make you do something. But after that point. It's up to them. And then last thing -- question from doing its parent knows is asking about Blackberry. What is in store for us faithful Blackberry users so I can say is that -- -- about that in recent. And we agree that if Blackberry. They've come out well it and -- -- the -- announced the playbook. And -- talk about the playbook but they don't talk about much else these days. And and yes there was -- your phone company's -- company hello so and -- calls him to talk about patents that protect. Checker checker. To -- In and out. Tomorrow and hopefully today I'm trying to get back very common but -- -- that happens. And I can email us he can always you analysts -- anyone is -- -- at cnet.com -- Collins. At 18664. Is UTT 68 and for all our show notes and past practices seeking -- -- you are blocked. It is doubt in dot cnet.com. And for all other CNET podcast seeking a -- podcast dot cnet.com. 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