We're about to have our first live webcast using Spreecast where I will be discussing the HTC One S for T-Mobile. I'll be going through the new HTC Sense 3.0 and taking questions about the phone. Why not join in?
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The HTC One S is the latest 4G phone to join T-Mobile's line-up. It is also the first HTC phone to ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and the new HTC Sense 4. The phone sports a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera loaded with advanced camera features including auto focus and HTC ImageSense that adds enhancements to the camera lens. The camera can also record 1080p HD video. It has a speedy 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a spacious 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED screen that's visible in bright sunlight. Get a closer look at the HTC One S for T-Mobile in the unboxing video below.
Theres been a ton of buzz about Googles latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 OS including which existing Android phones will get the update and when will more phones running it be available. Well, the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung is now also available for Sprint users. The smartphones 1.2GHz dual-core processor adds to the speedy user experience and the built-in NFC chip means Google Wallet is included. Speaking of Google Wallet here's some incentive to activate the feature on the phone: Anyone who activates Google Wallet within 7 days of purchasing the phone will receive a $50 credit on their Sprint account.
The Galaxy Nexus is a bit larger than other high-end phones with a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour display that boasts a vibrant 1280x720 resolution. The cell phone also features a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats and participating in Google Hangouts and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of recording 1080p HD video. What do you think? Is this the Android 4.0 phone you want? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Earth Day is just around the corner on Sunday, April 22nd. If you want a phone to reflect your green sensibilities, check out the LG Optimus Elite that will be available with Sprint 3G service on Earth Day. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS smartphone is loaded with eco-friendly attributes including a casing made of 50% recycled plastics, has a charger that only consumes 0.03 watts of power when plugged into the wall, and UL Environment Platinum Certification. As for features, the phone will sport a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with a flash, and an 800MHz processor. Additionally, the phone has an NFC chip for use with Google Wallet and can share its 3G data connection with up to 5 other WiFi enabled devices via the Mobile HotSpot feature
Anyone who uses the popular HTC Sense found on many HTC Android phones should be aware that the service will be changing. What that really means is that if you use HTCSense.com to sync data such as contacts, footprints, call history, or messages on your phone it will no longer be available by the end of this month. Not to worry, you have until April 30, 2012 to download the data. Its a pretty simple process, just log into HTCSense.com, click the download button in the Account Overview section, and voila a zip file containing your data will be downloaded to your computer.
Have you been waiting for Sprint to offer the Android 4.0 Galaxy Nexus by Samsung with 4G LTE capability? If so, youll be happy to learn the wait is almost over. The smartphone will be available this month. The Galaxy Nexus will not have an overlay, so expect a pure Google experience. The phones 1.2GHz dual-core processor adds to the speedy user experience and the built-in NFC chip means Google Wallet is included. The Galaxy Nexus is a bit larger than other high-end phones with a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour display that boasts a vibrant 1280x720 resolution. The cell phone also features a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats and participating in Google Hangouts and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of recording 1080p HD video. Click this link to learn more about availability of the Galaxy Nexus for Sprint.
Its been reported that some people who were among the first to purchase the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone experienced trouble getting a data connection. According to this CNET article, Nokia has confirmed that there is indeed a glitch in some of the earlier models. The issue is a result of a combination of memory management and software. There will be a software update rolled out to the cell phones on April 16th that should fix the problem. In the meantime, Nokia is offering $100 credit for the service bill to those with affected phones until midnight on April 21, 2012.
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Cell phone theft is becoming more and more prevalent and to help combat the issue Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have teamed up with the FCC to create a database to help block a stolen phone from being used. Within the next six months the carriers will develop individual databases of phone IDs, which will be merged to form a national database within 18 months. The idea behind the database is that when a phone is stolen with a registered ID, if someone tries to use it or activate it on another carrier it wont work. When a cell phone is reported stolen to the carrier they can then disable the phone so it cant be used.
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Last month, we gave away three Beats by Dre audio products. To enter the contest, you had to visit LetsTalks Facebook page, select the Win A Prize tab and fill out the entry form.
The Giveaway is now closed and the winners have been selected. So join us in congratulating the winners:
The newest member of the HTC EVO line of smartphones for Sprint will be the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Like its predecessor, the HTC EVO 4G, this model sports a kickstand. As has been the case with previous EVO models, this version has a first of its own: HD Voice. The idea behind this feature is that it will offer improved voice quality making callers sound fuller and more natural and help reduce background noise. As the cell phone name suggests, this Sprint model will work on the companys 4G LTE network that will be unveiled in select cities by the middle of this year. The cell phone will also work with Sprints 3G network when 4G LTE service isnt available. The Mobile HotSpot feature can be used to share the data connection with up to 8 WiFi-capable devices.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE will offer a speedy user experience with its 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with HTCs Sense 4 overlay. For those interested in shopping, theres the built-in NFC chip and Google Wallet. Its spacious 4.7-inch HD super LCD display will come in handy when conducting a Google Hangout via the front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera or when using the rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with a flash to snap pictures with the f/2.0 lens or recording 1080p HD video. The cell phone will have 16GB of onboard memory and will accept up to 32GB microSD card - plenty of room for storing pictures and video. Since HTC teamed up with Beats, its no surprise that the HTC EVO 4G LTE will feature Beats Audio allowing users to listen to music the way the artist intended.
The latest addition to the HTC EVO family was announced at a Sprint/HTC press conference today and will be available in the second quarter of this year.
The popular photo-sharing site, Instagram, previously available only in the Apple iOS App store is now available for Android users in the Google Play store. Instagram is a free app that you can use to transform the look and feel of a picture taken with the camera on a smartphone by adding a filter (Hudson, lo-fi, and tons more). Have a photo you like? Then go ahead and share it to Facebook, Twitter, and even Tumblr. Similar to many social media apps other Instagram users can follow the pictures you share. The Instagram Android app will work with any Android phone running the 2.2 OS or higher.
Heres a picture we took using the new Instagram App for Android. Let us know if youre going to be an Instagram user, too.