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Dialed In 175: Mango MadnessMicrosoft goes all tropical on us with the announcement of Windows Phone Mango, the next big update to the Windows Phone operating system. We discuss all of the Windows Phone news, the latest 4G markets, and a cavalcade of Verizon smartphones that include...
It's -- name me anything at ten. I am Nicole. And they do and can't do an hello welcome back from Alaska when you that's. It's very exciting it was great it was really really cool him. Is not as to spectacular. Accidents I was very impressed and that's an -- -- is and it produced his unit here. Any year Eric body tack though. Simple matter the bodies it's gonna get access and comments -- It's alien a lot of news to get -- -- -- system president. Bonnie you learned it in -- -- oh and Microsoft unveiled its -- -- -- about engines. And it. Yes because this is their biggest update to windows phone and it's coming in the fall. It'll be -- devices out there but it. And -- it -- offering more than 500 new features. But they did release. That is a lot of features and -- -- that. I see it in top -- all of them but they'll reveal -- -- over the coming months but they really -- concentrated on three things yesterday in the islands. Communications. Apps and Internet. And so kind of on the communications side me. You can now have group contacts. And you know they talked about the thirty but the -- -- -- linked in integration and and to. The people hub and mean you can now think. In boxes which is something that people want and you conference in boxes but what they've done differently is that you can actually choose which in -- as -- want to be together. Which I thought was nice because I I still wanna keep my work separate from personal so. That they keep that option. They also brought out multitasking which is something we've all been clamoring for Andy -- -- -- aimed at multi. Well kind of -- I mean yet not running in the background plenary talk about this task you you panic and -- but well it it's more -- -- I -- it. App -- IPod apps that I mean -- it's their only certain functions on the iPhone run in the background anymore -- yeah so. It's -- whether or not it's it's created a user -- -- of multitasking and you need it emits it -- that it's an -- on his statement. And yet it's a good feature about -- -- feature and -- very simple you know you just hold the back button and it'll bring up kind of photo by the deck of cards. Where you content -- swipe through your open -- are open past can switch between them so. Another thing is that they. Internet Explorer nine and so. At the during the demo they can have brought up the Blackberry torch iPhone this -- charge and the windows phone with their IE nine browser. Which offers html five support and hardware accelerated graphics -- Dated kind of a little speed test and obviously the windows phone -- -- -- -- And the iPhone revenue and load of -- think -- saying you know he added it clearly paying actors that chance. Yes. And at Tesco if you want to talk about that apps integration. Sir and than you ever actually. Of kind of a lot of news with -- and yeah I cents knobs -- hit the high point. There's something that they're going to be releasing two developers called app -- And what this means for users is that basically you can -- apps that you already installed. In -- so instead of just a pay thinking. I I wanna go and I wanna open this app because I wanna do these things you might think that I -- I wanna do something with pictures are in and when you do something it. People right well actually it's pictures music and I'm being at this point and -- In my current pictures and then you -- -- off the side and you'll see familiar apps that are. -- installed that corresponds pictures about if -- -- in the pictures hub you don't have to leave it. To go out and then I think that's really smart idea it's smart and know for Android and yet to annually folders -- the community as it -- you just look. And it features specific app when I told them during the demo when they came here instead it's mean as I would let's -- -- can even a step further where your. Actually in the -- your home with photos for example it. On when it's examined. You press little button on the bottom and then that's when you get your options when you wanna do it and share and I -- -- in Ireland and India and wallpaper I would love to swipe over the past an important -- Say you're like in your picture in the new like I want you open Internet I want it in and added it business -- Security Italy Canada one think they don't have right now I submit that you I totally did the minute it. When they're sitting right in front -- okay I'm betting but anyway this app thing is it is really go ahead and also interesting is in -- I you can kind of died down in your search results and also get here so if you're in paying for example. And you're looking for movie times -- with predominantly. And you can. In -- sort of dig down a little bit deeper path -- search results and you'll seen. Apps backwards -- movies -- maybe it's not in Netflix rather or indeed -- And there's this other thing in. Being caught are yet called -- vision. And -- mean that they're introducing maintenance. And you basically press the little eyeball icon and for the demo -- take a picture but the copper. And then the results come up for the the cover. Slot flight over easier apps -- -- -- -- -- buy batteries it can happen you can -- him down by the so it is critical integration. And then app switching in the endeavor couple little diesels also like -- Xbox Live. There's going to be native support for the lives. Avatar and before you had to download a separate app. The free app that you still have to downloaded separate mean I have -- -- on a lot of your status for Xbox. Xbox Live across the different platforms though. It just seems like there are kind of are working on it and it initially they told me that they had 171000 titles in that App Store and then on stage at the -- -- He added that. There somewhere between I think they were being conservative with me because it is in it before actual yen launched. -- that's interesting and then. The same day yesterday we found out that their -- at panic. -- -- App Store and -- Half a million titles that are hundreds and around longer -- -- it has been around longer and way Microsoft -- I feel like they have an app strategy. -- not only do you do wanna point out how quickly growing and it is the last six or seven months and this was released but I think. What they're trying to do show. Not mean can we get developers interested in apps that we're gonna do something to make apps meaningful giving you the right app -- so -- they're really trying it's there. And -- something and in my first impression that I was really impressed with and it's not that you know mango brings anything necessarily new I think you know other platforms. Do similar things -- you know like Writely -- data apps can click on yes. But I I like the way. Microsoft approaches -- I think they do it differently and that's what I appreciate about it -- bite them. Linked in boxes you know I appreciate the option to link which ones and one -- Here's all them -- -- and box. But they do a -- -- -- -- in my post it and what I worry about is. The rollout you know it's not come until falling and he -- devices -- leader. In the air and also just making customers aware of these features make this app integration Mike how are they gonna show that to customers because -- think that. The problem they had with with the names phone initially you know -- -- You know I think once people see the devices -- -- -- but it's getting in in people's -- than you know I asked them what they're gonna do differently in. Mean there are sort of a -- meaning to -- and yet it felt like being needy users education campaign -- -- -- on YouTube and opinions that. As watching castle and it definitely had been a product placement actually -- -- phone. They had when -- like wait a second let me take this picture and send it over I'll -- you know and there isn't exclusive on the screen is a little mini at 52 commercial. A free air you know that's how you did -- -- -- -- make sure everybody watches Apple -- That's funny. So out of cars along list though the news seven and windows confidence -- -- Flamengo right it's me and yes there's and a lake number something is again -- and dropped the numbering and get. It. And I -- I hope we're not out at some point one and yeah and then I can't be verified amino containing brain isn't going to see more tropical fruit. I can't hear me alone a little bit code name and there and then yes. I -- -- -- they said other -- they're just gonna look like Android followers I want papaya. And why does -- always thought to be sweet let's not something savory. Pizza. And I don't have hooked up -- -- -- them. But it's -- and I don't -- I don't know why people do. -- it's 09 -- that's Canadian. And along went the alliance Microsoft -- announce a few partners -- hardware partners through. Think -- Isa and DP and Fujitsu -- yeah this. On an interesting because they've flashed a -- -- on -- was there are laws that her highest. If last assignment seven partners if -- fidgeting and ET ER brand new ones and I -- this -- really interesting because. Eastern Puget -- -- -- for -- fees yet -- netbooks with the exactly and Acer has a couple phones. Not really nothing you really heard an -- -- and DTE. Also. -- registered as something DTE we we've seen in the US you know hasn't really had a lot of traction. And -- a couple low -- Android phones out there globally. But they are relieved that inherently means stand -- so even though nothing's really been announced in terms of geography is horror at what the plan Clark would be really interesting for me to -- GTE's first. Higher and Smartphone like on a top tier carrier may be it will even be -- have that be the US. We don't know a lot of those you -- which has the of -- and but -- or congress where they had -- a consummate he wrote me was that Acer was that Asus with a spent my. Source talking about the company owning company -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- A -- probably for sure because they have. Naming in the future as it -- it was it was a couple of years ago there's I'm talking about the company's history and have to PR have to press left because they didn't get to the products -- like an hour after the event started. Yikes. I'm Bonnie stuck through them well. -- -- -- It's -- to have a liquid in the liquid ammonium. Well the other interesting things about this phones the Samsung held seen in each TC are going to be getting -- -- really out forge a little capable hands -- -- -- and actually may -- is going to be arriving on Nokia phones first. Producers of the -- yet we're still losing money but. Certain where's -- where we are hang out -- Canada and exactly. Right so Nokia phones are getting the -- -- yeah yes urgent as the agency which makes -- and considering that Nokia's been apparent to spend and praise when -- phone. When they're a lot rulers or innocence so -- such a big way. Nokia definitely -- a big big. The big windows phone seven -- absolutely that's the -- -- partnership that. And to be seen again demanded that will help drive windows phone seven adoption because Nokia is sites. -- dominant. Presence in the world. I've seen that again ever hear reports -- it was like Gartner and IDC. Our predicting that windows photo was going to either -- nose to nose or surpass in -- -- when he has no idea all because the Nokia. Even higher global reach and -- -- I it will just the several airlines -- the show must go on so the next. Though the first windows phone seven to come out the announcement was that he HTC trophies -- new lines and of Verizon and if as a presence system in -- -- device not windows phone -- this is the communities yet. But according to the this year. You'll be available online starting meet many six or 149. Dollars and nine cents which it seems pretty decent. And -- -- get a free Xbox-360 console game along with it. So which is. Kind of random because tenement yeah I'm -- -- -- You have to have expanded within an hour and yes if anything they could -- whenever I can't really yeah that are our patterns and things that like an Xbox-360. Game if you have an order at the -- case. Ray and then just it and it -- overall our pirate looks pretty midrange -- has that the point eight inch screen is Canon's smallest as the leaves those now. -- -- -- -- processors from Canon and if it's a decent it does have dual load. World food you -- -- just kind of decent nice to see if -- Verizon's now. Is coming is going to be unsealed. To market -- -- may 26 hit tomorrow the same day and sixty Italy and the CD at the genetic and it -- and principal and so. Are coming out efficient -- of you know they've been promising well -- -- -- the president do this for what are known to happen earlier but and the compression -- and so notes here at. I they have the hardware looks. -- -- -- -- since the three -- the bottom -- a very exciting wants. Sir I mean it's a black phone as polished but it's funny. It it. When these -- came -- we thought they were pretty premiums are pretty high and then there's the whole world of dual core. And the Jumbo screens I three point inches is fine personally. I don't need a four point three inch screen earned an a four inch screen if it's -- -- -- how many people love their iphones and that's product three and a half inch screen. -- Right. So without that resolution on the screen size the non -- -- -- some trouble turning get back online here and some his game in Providence. Live in America. -- -- -- -- -- On -- Diary is the sprint Motorola -- going to -- an event on June ninth. -- -- -- -- -- -- They can -- -- thing and intently. I'd say yes sprint and Motorola -- having an event. On June ninth and decade and -- much obviously but the -- that -- gonna. Has -- hands on demonstrations of their latest collaboration. -- I haven't heard a lot but people are saying it'll be the WiMax zoom. And maybe eight tricks just for sprint itself into the city of -- version -- -- it would. I don't know why I get a little skeptical about these programs lately because it -- They -- the month and yet they still debated Blaine on other selected related collaboration and our industry for earth after. You know latest work imagine -- I don't know winners and -- at the time to get there and it's nothing and it's not completely new making it to to take a device of their existence productivity -- and the ninth but you know. Spokesman Margaret. Yen policies they'll be -- but in the week with. If he's been. And now Wednesday made it. So yes we'll see what sprint and Motorola have news conference with the special exclusive -- maintenance. Next -- immigrants and -- -- he stars together. Eighteen T and Verizon are rolling out more LTE market -- the first one year. More LT America's altogether -- eighteen key in -- they're finally rolling out there that the real four G is supposed to -- agents is we have -- tea or even though it's really count -- this is eighteen keys and OTE four G network money. Initial rollout of their four G network and then launching with Atlanta and Chicago Dallas Houston in San Antonio -- And they have an. Give a specific days I think that they plan add ten more markets and in the year and that at that time they should reach about seventy million American. I asked them about what -- expect their data speeds would be empathy. Saying anything about it they said that it be competitive with other -- virus providers. That being right -- and they brains of their download speeds should be around five to twelve megabit per second and upload speed should be. Two to five megabytes per second ago. Then will be competitive with facts. And they just kind of made the point again that they and watched when he forty devices and 2011 and some -- those will be capable. -- spring concerts and he said. The alliance 24 G do for devices and some of them will be LT capable -- because they consider their intense even now I know it's just funny to it. To hear -- say. Now it's even -- tilting devices bring. It and then. Present a threat analysts and Ireland at Verizon is also planning to open more forgy LTE markets June 16. There's like over a dozen -- it was funny there is a barrage of press releases and there -- a single press release for each new market. Yeah anti usually I don't I really fifteen I don't like it -- I wrote about. Verizon spreading to -- nine markets and then use guns and tragedies that delisting -- -- travel more markets by June 16. So does this the consensus is there's going to be a lot of -- -- country I thought the consensus was please send one -- one actually instead. -- it -- a single week. Yet so I do not -- the thief. Verizon definitely spreading their four -- -- email Eric and hopefully that means more authority than. And but I -- there are still options not to -- for a gene. As we've talked about before is there is an added expense. Often times and it's it's not forever Landon I think the choices you still Paramount. So when they say. By greater Fairfield and New Haven, Connecticut -- -- that is -- market right. -- -- -- -- Yet they cut out and -- Madison and Milwaukee in Wisconsin -- -- -- -- group together -- Lansing in Grand Rapids, Michigan aka. Also today Verizon announced at that -- the LG really soon be added TV. Cavalcade of -- to any six phone launches from Verizon's. And you'll launch for a little -- upped their price of -- 4999. And Bonnie you with the story. Yes I mean its price. The town you know the jury charges you 99 mini nine. It sounds like -- -- bright and can up in their -- on the liberty to. Phones although. I think he -- Amazon wireless. Drop the prices that had to return it to 199 and even -- I mean there are other apps you don't necessarily have to go the very round -- Also -- three -- are 31 time the Droid X -- and Ericsson experience by imminent revolution yet. You have choices. Yes there are dropping and security any any other carriers into went went over to -- at. Verizon and Mara is just Verizon day maintenance fixes as Verizon -- So -- -- a delta evolution of the three for site at CES despite months and months ago. So the finally seeing it come to fruition and it has the authority Nokia he said doesn't have we know any fancy dual core processor or anything like that by this have a decent. -- -- processor. Nice looking screen. -- -- -- -- camera on the back and I mean it's a pretty good phone but as in time but is it to -- nine kind of -- that. I'll hopefully do you find cheaper options. And next music happy I am Bonnie -- can quickly candidacy but the T-Mobile doubling authorities beats -- they talk about this that. ES and their commitment and the double -- Ford or G network. This year and so there nineteen. And fifty new -- -- if you markets where you can get theoretical download speeds of forty to make -- that respect and me up there I've previously the maximum was when he won me of respect and buy it. And they're hitting the major cities Atlanta Chicago Denver Dallas LA Miami and in -- and Cisco are analyst. So. All in all there's 55 markets where you can get this. Service. The service. And along with that they announced their first product that will be compatible with that network and then the rocket three point oh yes B modem is made by CTE. That's gonna be available actually today for -- hundred dollars on contracts if you it and mobile Pratt and -- have to do you think -- -- higher. Or you can buy actually a contract for -- new meaning now. It'll burn -- that you want that you can always go that route. Before we get to -- used to peak -- for. And there back. Up through abuse and commuting Q Verizon Wireless associated to -- and you Verizon Wireless phones. I'm Bonnie you to -- it the Motorola Droid X Q. This is the successor to that Droid X and which data on -- meetings and but it looks exactly as husband and like. -- -- Oh yeah I have a line aggressive there. Yet that design is essentially that game they did upgrade the screening Q8. And -- like you type -- writing -- and my script. Easy -- screen camera three. It's not -- it's not as -- shepherd them. Iphones -- displace the ram as green because. You know the pixels lift Adam lighted screen and if you read it and it calls -- pixel. -- get really technical but I mean it's still very nice device art nice looking screen. Any problems with it they did remove the camera button on the right -- And -- sticking -- with me and I -- dedicated camera keys but minor point there. The big. The big upgrade here as you're getting a dual core processors. On it -- we feel like a faster phone -- -- Saying treaty games as EV man's love loading content -- It the biggest women is no fourteen but like we were talking earlier I think there is need -- 3-D device and bill and so this option -- maybe -- X users. Will be looking for something of a -- upgrading -- but they get the -- -- it's -- to maybe we for the -- panic when it. I mean when it comes down today it's -- very -- performers ago. Can't knock it for that though. I -- at the biggest upgrade -- -- entered. April sweetheart at Motorola interface. Traveler. Yeah I don't think calling it moto blaring and Barnes and it's just there. I indeed they've -- them. Changes to that which which have been good -- they get -- -- buttons on the and applications and eking. -- -- More quickly and -- -- -- can get your recent are your -- that are recently downloaded neat group and ethics that -- they've made -- subtle changes. -- -- -- -- -- In the wild it's so funny it actually can now at the -- paid him funny you -- I think you were there may -- need to remember where. Yes and -- -- Davis's whole speech about. Well this is really more about software these days and is about what you put on the -- created that has some experience -- related bonus and then now it's -- sound like they're not going an -- that way at all -- models. Strategy analysis team that was -- over the place and it was about software and now suddenly picking -- the story. Nat that they need such a big feel like we're gonna work on the software -- them. And I know that's because it hasn't been met with great fanfare and they're -- really matter and Ian. Yes it's time to rethink. Strategy he has gadget -- here again I guess -- There are suspect on the list is the Sony Ericsson -- plan commitment hearings if you have mission. You so if he conceded in effect this phone apart firm. All other post -- CNET that it has the and -- pad controllers on the bottom -- I don't impact controller. Says bill and arrow keys -- a little on the station -- Heath and yet he Expedia. Lee and teen librarian -- so this is the much ballyhooed. You know. Gonna include PlayStation -- I -- except the head they found that didn't exist for a long time -- habitat but it turns out it actually exists. So armed bit. My main issue with the phone is that it's a pretty decent phone. 2.3 gingerbread not many phones can see that -- issues out of the box to two point he didn't event. And one of the cool things is that it does not not as anemic and -- Sony Ericsson aims -- stuff on his -- -- greedy close to you. I mean -- some customization stand and that -- isn't basket ball real well at times can at all so invest some little bits of because the visiting here and that if Verizon -- -- that let. And it probably using that are -- -- -- with the fonts that that shows that I think. It never even technically unit on -- -- right right Cisco. Mean that it means that restaurant does some. Some refinements and -- it they -- it is. As some of -- in the wallpaper is very Sony colored I mean -- -- -- -- but it's it's pretty close key what I would call -- -- experience. They too lengthy to do that just a great thing for any means excellent if I -- -- -- a huge fan of the -- -- in of his I don't know any UN but. And you know you know I was and I thought it was a little. Promise some of these. Things that kind of throw everything together you hear yours socially dealers in just too much information once -- -- -- overwhelming -- -- cycle through these things and has just. Okay -- got an email in an attachment to elect some updated assessments of their Internet and oh look there's a FaceBook post and and it's just it's it's. Just information overload overload. Yeah maybe about maybe I'm not -- But it and I mean that the good thing about -- -- lovers you can use it as much as you like to but still it's a I think it's just way too much. Yeah and I think also that you don't even. Hawaiian guessing from reading all -- these not -- the reason why is he needs to be 2.3 fifty point three. Comes with an API for the controls. On this device so you -- -- need to point DT to have the except access due to an external themed impact signals. So I'm overall I think XP that the overall phones beginning and he didn't get a really nice display here one -- -- processor against being -- -- -- -- and megapixel camera on the back money not the best photo taken and photos and not the best in the world. Then as a front facing cameras allow. -- big problem with the phone -- is supposed to be for notes is scheme because. -- the game -- those who thinks -- -- not enough they want the physical tactile feel to be just a Eason. No leads me to actually makes -- that I played a few games on you with the weapons and they do make -- different -- do I have it it is it is a more -- -- -- especially for. More complicated gains -- more complicated and movements. But in the met here you can get -- -- touch sensitive circles. The exceed meant what analogue control is -- -- touch sensitive. So instead of having that doesn't pop up -- -- controllers yet but the use your thumbs of slide around. In this kind of like flat surface. Links to -- is not. A very impressive experience because he -- the -- is just not very precise and amend their files and back then there's no real -- that when its revenues sliding around like this. -- -- audiences that -- to where you go it's tiny little bit your card -- came from the cars like the way up the -- yet if this does not and its responsiveness elect was amplitude to go to left on in a car reeking of transatlantic flight. Several times select. No gold -- Go out from it's it's it's at -- at. Not -- it is now called -- video game. Right and found that every game is pretty decent discount with a few PlayStation classic city today to -- the -- and -- -- that. But they haven't part of all of the so even if you're a hardcore at least you should thank you what -- a lot of your old favorites -- it's if you can act. Also -- also. XP a plea for Verizon Wireless the whole idea behind -- -- -- wireless partnership. You can buy the games directly from the V test App Store today a partnership with Verizon in its. I can as a buy games from the Android marketplace didn't give ped is not simply an emulator is -- -- -- -- leaders with the slowness while panning of the compatible mice. So over a decent gaming experience but because because of these touch sensitive circles I. I don't know if it's enough for a delisted give up -- -- I don't know and it's enough for. To give up your Nintendo and yes you actually dedicated gaming device it is not as -- -- as part. I'll also just aren't the phone goes -- -- HDMI out there's no point GO PE even though yes in the it's quite dumb to have these -- best features. But you expecting kind of a high end all and -- I informed and with this. And he doesn't have quite young teenage understand -- usage Droid -- it hasn't happened is fine. But I just feel that because there's such a high end phones. It's just nice to have them and add it as keeping 200 dollars for something like this. There. When your. Plane when you're downloading games so you can go to vcast he said or you can go to entry market yes C is there any kind of Sony Ericsson's super portal or. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- When you hit that you would dip in and automatically -- he'd -- -- App Store. -- -- these different -- here for a feature it deems. In all feature XP aptly keen on the beacon that it's just automatically. Does link you directly -- that XP -- approved. So it's very easy to get extra is that and -- -- same price. Opposite okay. -- -- allowing anyone when portals hurting. Another thing also to consider is that if you're a PlayStation store. If you are the Sony PlayStation network you want those schemes to work at the -- That's not there yet I think -- working on it but it's not really part of the you united re buy your games -- they -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- by those -- so don't of these like. Well that caveats here and there that prevent this from getting in the -- reading -- users. So overall my -- can expenses that it's. Pretty -- It's a pretty good gaming phone but I don't think it's enough -- you -- Q. Cooler run out and buy it just yet but I think -- -- -- -- XP it -- -- or something to make it a better hardware you know. Better medium -- yell at -- make it worth it. And again made medium HDMI ports and -- multimedia support that doesn't wanna be on the requests the recommendations on -- Users want it with the -- up this phone to -- TV. Beach expense and the game and he can't do that. Though. An extra little bonus but smaller things and that I think. -- should think about. Because gamers will go out of their ways and -- there are there -- with it. Or would be would be -- yes so the phone is again. -- -- price it's 200 dollars that I just feel that I can get something you can get a better phone. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And coming to the use -- -- revealing the HTC HD seven acts. Money. It is pretty much HD seven -- -- -- -- and the children of and -- had a very and they -- And the -- achievement in 08. Out of the gonna review the clips I forests some guy with the and -- Now we dam so -- emailed and with a sprint issue on his nexus S for a gene. Basically. There seems to be a problem it's reflected in the sprint forums where a lot of users are -- able to connect and hold their. Wi-Fi signal. -- also just getting really poor or no four G and three G signal. -- -- -- -- Called customer service ads got a little bit of the brush off and they said at a tower was down the day before it would be back up leader. -- like but wait a second -- doesn't make sense as a problem with occurring before and basically just. -- no credible one and -- with sprint had to say and with earning confirmation what are they gonna do about it. So I contacted sprint and I'll read -- the response which is very -- cool. Manicured PR response which -- is. In our -- productions -- to -- showed excellent performance. As always customer satisfaction is our top priority and we are currently leaking into these reports. So it sounds like they definitely know that something's happening. But are not in a position to make any promises about affects. Or even acknowledge what the costs. Yes and main I was -- the same amount that we receive both quality reports this to know it's in another in knowing -- -- -- is this the same one. This one listen to all of -- okay. He's an are you received something like this couple weeks ago to -- -- was talking about this race and connects with the meaning if okay well indicate a -- IA -- -- can remember exactly again and then I'd seen something hanging on like this before so. We I mean I tested this -- a couple weeks ago and I did know that -- when I first got out of the box thing. -- before it's gotten a phone the review from an announcement in senior proms and want to cut and incidences and I did notice that on the spare parts as well. Money and then and when he gets from seems to be people reported minimal signal instrument four G areas where it now with -- -- should be strong but it is minimal. And some of -- and that's. And then I person said that they had written they've taken it from back couple times and got a new model it was still the same thing and -- I think that. Are my experience with the stone was it wasn't nearly as bad -- -- -- it happened upon us as having our the other commentators -- -- -- -- reforms. I did notice that. It wasn't quite as good as some of the sprinkler requirement clear wire and WiMax devices we've -- It took a little longer to find the WiMax signal after we turned it on. And but I hatch but that that varied a lot on whether I was in the building -- outside. And it was quicker to lose the signal also went into the building there but it took the phone into a -- station program. The minimum number that I noticed on on the occasions -- it -- -- have a problem at state estate connect them long enough. I even last it is now veterans units buildings so. It's definitely variable I've noticed on this phone it is not quite as reliable as -- and -- -- devices but. I personally haven't seen the problem that I know these are really -- so. I hope we'll get an answer sprint so we'll call them again. Because the of this is lot of times it's just that cancels you when Leo we know they're working on and -- at that -- By. But you will continue monitoring this but I can interpret in a Henan and have the problems -- quite some of the user's name. And an immigrant. There's another -- prominent ST each share what our personal finance. It is question we arrived at the newly satisfied -- -- -- about a producer. Thursday. Now my my answer is right now I don't have a dedicated personal phone increments which around -- England. What's around says tested -- is that just because the Google Voice. -- -- Google Voice expert. Actually -- I do you use Google Voice regularly on a lot of -- I carry around our I've. And -- usually have three or four found on him. Depending -- and testing. -- We like to say -- you know Leo on to the we're gonna sound like where. Endorsing yes -- exactly backward or sooner we have were -- we're gonna be partial answer it. You know we use we isn't so much time and I are still people that. One of in when the downsides. Of looking -- -- the new phones right when they come out is that it. I speak for you guys -- you never quite satisfied. With something yeah many different things some things are always coming along and some things are especially found some things are always better just -- the corner. And I -- -- yes viva that I know that but this is coming on the road and I don't I never wanna meet that. Even encourage readers to do just the opposite I didn't want to make that that decision to buy it. When I know something else is coming though I use the review font book that an attempt another one minute to Netherlands. Kind of case -- with me me. While also line in now I find myself wanting one feature in one -- in lusting after another feature and another -- that they would kind of -- together and I would be my perfect. -- phone couldn't get yourself that would -- the McConnell phone you can if I call it Franken but -- that at present. Today. I question -- from -- And he's asking basically whether he she accused machine to get a point and shoot camera. Are full of the great camera. And he knows the iPhone has a pretty decent camera and is currently in what he want that to Adobe camera phone but he's not a big iPhone and you -- -- -- -- -- Detroit's. And I'm looking around -- and I think that somebody could begin and iphones that might fit that description what you guys. We have our top iPhone camera -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- in the opinion and -- and then that experience really good things with. Me to. That's and -- galaxy. Us yeah that's a good choice actually. Really good camera phone but the thing is it depends I mean. Until they become really excellent I can't see myself wanting to give up my between share. However never -- And I think with -- he was asking I appoint suit or via a little looking looking for like -- really simple -- -- I -- it really can you planning issues like it when she. I can't say HCR in our high definition of related I can sort of saturated colors and what I've heard is that. One probably by phone pictures would get the power over saturated colors or are off -- BB HD. Even if you don't. So you -- one of the things I was looking out for main screen primer. I came from display means -- company and one of the things they do is is that you did very down into the technical details of screen. And they kind of have this interesting schematic that shows sort of true color. And then how -- all these other phones or fit into that grid an iPhone -- way off to the side is sort of think that's inverted triangle incentive fitting in. And from the Samsung phones sort of as a little bit better and -- and -- with that yet totally. Delivery and I think once you get we get the iPhone cameras on a computer than they definitely look different -- a common -- -- -- -- a good thing about the iPhone is the there are so many great. Photo editing apps that you can get with them that they can change the quality release that enhance the quality you -- to open it which I think was an advantage -- -- yet but there's so -- -- -- -- alone although Android also has until like one of my favorites is that. -- visits the Photoshop dot com. I think have a moderate independent to build on an untenable and Islam -- an island senator right exactly. So -- you you are seeing more -- spread. But then and then this is things that make that you do you panoramic photo Susan yes honey chemical happenings let's see if you want an all in one need only care so much about image quality than a chemical like an iPhone four are. The sensing -- he -- is fine but. Honestly not really -- that immediacy just picking -- speaking of camera out and -- snapping something. And a little less -- immediacy. Of taking a picture and an emailing and yet someone are -- -- yes yes. A couple -- -- camera phones that we've that are in our current best camera phones list among them. Are the HTC inspire four G and Samsung Focus and the Simpsons X. -- there -- that the galaxy series. You know and they they have largely the same camera between them so if you -- -- -- -- that spam you should be. RA around ends. -- that doesn't unions if you wanna email seeking. Cnet.com can also call 1866. For a zero TT -- the V8. Innocent go to our blog and dot in dot cnet.com for all our past episodes and -- -- For all other CNET podcast seeking -- a -- podcasts dot cnet.com. And that's it for this week's show -- -- and boo boom boom will.