Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy Tab... Landing Soon

After this video, please take a moment to scroll down to see it in action; hands on.
We are looking forward to a DogFight on between Apples iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab.   More news as it becomes available will be posted.  Thank you for your support.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

T-Mobile's Little Secret Involves YOU!

If you are a T-Mobile subscriber you have probably never heard of this little known secret to pocketing 14% of your phone bill every month.  In an interview with Rhonda Whalen, a T-Mobile customer in Texas, CellPhonius discovered that T-Mobile gives a 14% discount to subscribers who are part of their local school's PTA (Parent Teacher Association).  "I have three the discount really goes a long way in helping me out.  It also encourages more people to join an organization that is good for our children."
So, join the PTA in your local school and reap the benefits.  Joining the PTA carries a membership cost that is trivial compared to the savings you can benefit from.  Even before taxes, if you are on a 39.99/month plan, your savings on a normal two year contract could save you approximately  $134.  Almost enough for an upgrade to a premium phone every two years!  That doesn't even include additional equipment discounts.

For more information call T-Mobile Customer Service at: (877)453-1304, 611 from any T-Mobile cell phone   or  PTA general information at: (800)307-4PTA (800-307-4782).

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

So, what's the big deal with AMOLED displays?

With the introduction of the newest series of Samsung Galaxy S phones came a new breed of screens. Super AMOLED (which, translated, means: active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) This is a new modern display technology designed, at least for now, for mobile devices.

An AMOLED display consists of OLED (organinc light-emitting diode) pixels either located or integrated in the TFT matrix, to create a matrix of dots that emit light when receiving electricity. That means that the phone display's pixels fire up, emitting their own light with very little consumption of power. Compared to the TFT-LCD technology are the main advantages of significantly reduced power consumption, the ability to display more colors, as well as subtle display.

The new T-Mobile G2 is reportedly going to offer the same AMOLED screen. Will you buy one? Keep yourself in the know by visiting often to get more information about the newest cellphones as well as new technologies that will continue to propel us to the future of the cell phone world!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A first look at the Epic 4G

The Epic 4G is a serious contender in the smart phone market. It has got a few things that the iPhone 4 doesn't have at this time. Two that come to mind are the ability to have face to face chats through a data connection other than WiFi and a full feature qwerty keyboard. To get a special deal on the Samsung Epic 4G please click here.  Let's take a look at the Unboxing and initial reactions from Phonedog's own, Noah Kravitz (Please visit and support

From the looks of it, this phone, while pricey, has alot to offer.  Which phone would you like to see reviewed on  Let us know below.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

SonyEricsson, ready to play with the big boys now?

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SonyEricsson has been on the sidelines watching HTC, Motorola, and Samsung having fun way too long. If anyone knows about processors as they relate to multimedia, I'll say Sony knows best. So, what are we to expect after the launch of the new Sony Experia X10. Well, what SonyEricsson has been cooking up is a new hybrid device that will run on the much anticipated Android 3.0 Operating System, the most awaited upcoming Android innovation. This device is a unique and beautiful piece of equipment. But this cell phone hybrid gives a new meaning to multi-tasking. It is first a phone running the powerful Anrdoid 3.0 OS, but the surprise is when you open the slide out piece on the bottom of the phone, you don't get a keyboard. Instead, you get a beautiful game pad controller. Oh yes! The future is looking good.... really good!

Let's take a few moments to get a glimpse into a few expected attributes of this work of art, currently in the final stages of preproduction.

Engaget reports:
"Here's what we can tell you about the hardware: if you're a gaming fan, this is exactly the kind of phone you've been waiting for. The device is described as cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go -- in other words, it's a landscape slider with game controls in place of the typical QWERTY keyboard. The D-pad is here, but instead of the small joystick, the device will have what was described as a "long touch pad" for analog controls, along with standard PSP buttons and shoulder buttons. The phone has a large display, described as being between 3.7 and 4.1 inches with WVGA or better resolution, a 5 megapixel camera that we're told might not be final, and it'll likely have a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU on board. The phone is mostly black with some silver highlights, and the gamepad area is white / silver in color. Apparently it's currently branded as a Xperia device, but it looks like it will carry PlayStation branding as well. Those who've seen the phone say it looks "pretty damn sexy." The mockup above probably doesn't do the actual hardware justice, but it should give you an idea of what you'll be dealing with.

On the software side, it looks like the device will be running Gingerbread (Android 3.0) with a phone-specific skin, and there will be a new area of the Android Market specifically for the games. That content will be initially accessible only by the halo device, but from the sounds of things, these titles might be made available to other Android phones if their specs and button layouts meet requirements. Games will be graphically in the range of PSX or PSP games, meaning true 3D gaming is headed to Android. Titles currently being shown off seem to be focused around some older PSX as well as new PSP offerings, with God of War, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and LittleBigPlanet possibly on tap, and future plans for titles which incorporate augmented reality features.

In terms of release, it's possible that the phone and ecosystem could be introduced as early as October of this year, but we have yet to confirm." -Engadget

Please visit our colleagues over at Engadget to follow the latest cellphone and technology news.  You are encouraged to subscribe to CellPhonius for your wireless news fix.  We will be probing for more information on this upcoming device as we learn more details.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

T-Mobile iPhone? - What does that mean for Android?

PCWorld is reporting that T-Mobile might be getting the iPhone.  This could provide countless benefits in terms of market reach for T-Mobile.  Too, consumers that are unhappy with the AT&T coverage and reception problems on their iPhones will now have a way out of AT&T's grip (assuming their contracts are up).  The iPhone, like many other Apple products has gained much market share from RIM and other devices due to their popularity.  But what about Android?

The most popular phones on the market today, most running the Android Operating System have really been getting alot of positive attention, especially given the negative repercussions of the "antennagate" headache Apple has had to deal with.  If truth holds that Apple will start a venture with T-Mobile, Apple's decision could be a game changer in the competition of the iPhone, given that the only big issue plaguing the iPhone is the reception, which is blamed, in part, on AT&T's network for lack-luster coverage.  Android devices are bringing about innovations at the speed of light and with more choices on the Android market, there's no reason for Android's sales to slow dramatically, though one must admit that the iPhones possible introduction to T-Mobile will definitely catch many people's eyes.  We'd put our money on the phone unlocking business.  If the deal goes thru with Apple and T-Mobile, there's going to be an unlocking frenzy amongst iPhone fans.

At the end it is the consumer that makes the choice.  So iPhone users, will you switch to T-Mobile if the Apple deal goes through?  Android users, will you switch to Apples iPhone if it comes to T-Mobile?  Leave your comments below.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sprint, ahead in serving Android customers?

The days have passed when you heard of Sprint's Customer Care's lack of efficiency in dealing with customer complaints and inquiries.  What the highly successful Android phone sales have done for Sprint has them playing to a different tune.  Listening to the customer and filling their needs.  The perfect business model is that which caters to customer needs and demands.  Another factor which can spell success for a company is being a leader, not a follower in trends.  

While T-Mobile was the first to offer Android devices with the introduction of the G1 in late 2008, Sprint took Android to a new level with the Evo 4G, which perhaps was just as successful if not more so than Verizon's Droid offering.

The following Press release was published by Sprint on August 4th, 2010 patting their back, as it were, for their leadership role in the wireless industry, citing the latest official upgrade to their Android handsets:

Android 2.2 offers HTC EVO 4G feature enhancements including Bluetooth® voice dialing, built-in Flash, the ability to store apps to the memory card and much, much more

The award-winning HTC EVO 4G just got that much better. We are excited to announce that beginning the week of Aug. 1; Sprint will begin rolling out the Android 2.2 upgrade to its HTC EVO 4G customers.

Sprint will be the first wireless carrier to bring1 the latest version of Android to its customers. The Android 2.2 software release provides a significant number of feature enhancements, including:

  • Voice Dialing Over Bluetooth.
  • Application Storage on External Memory, giving users more storage room for all their apps.
  • Camera 4-way rotation allows the camera icons to rotate with the camera.
  • Improved Browser Performance including a faster JavaScript engine and Flash 10x Support improving the user’s ability to view videos and available content associated with web pages.

"Sprint is thrilled with our customers' response to HTC EVO 4G and the innovative and exciting experience it offers,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development for Sprint. “It is exciting for us to lead the industry in bringing the Android 2.2 update to these customers and improve on the amazing experience they receive with America's first 4G capable phone.”

Easy Downloading
Sprint will begin sending update notifications to users in waves beginning Tuesday, Aug. 3 and the upgrade should be available for all HTC EVO 4G users by the middle of August.

The notification will let the users know that the update is available and it will provide the simple two-step over-the-air download process.
  1. Users will receive a notification that Android 2.2 is available for download.
  2. Once the user has downloaded the update, they will be prompted to install the update. The user will be notified that their device will be disabled during the installation process. The phone will be ready to use once the process completes.

For those who just can’t wait to get Android 2.2, there will be an easy user initiated option to download the upgrade. Customers can access the software update through their HTC EVO 4G under the Settings Menu> System Updates > HTC Software Update. This will initiate the three-step process also.

UPDATE - The Android 2.2 update will not wipe your personal data (contacts, apps, settings, photos, etc.).  That said, it is always prudent to back up your device before any major software update.  There are many backup utilities available in Android Market.