Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SuperFroggy for Android brings back memories

Remeber Atari's Frogger?  Well, here it comes again with an Android flavor in this nifty little game called SuperFroggy.  Check it out and let us know what you think.

Ok iPhone, can you do this?

photo: courtesy of Engadget

The young crowd primarily was the crowd that flocked to the iPhone as the phone of choice back in 2006.  They made it quite popular.  The buzz was on.  Now the same age group has a new device to set their eyes on, and Sony is not "playing around" (pardon the pun).  Engadget has revealed the photo below, showing a new phone that is sure to create some buzz and an army of Android adopters.  It seem to be running version 2.2 (Froyo) of the Android OS.  We can't wait to see what the phone's specs are but one thing's for sure.  Sony is serious about climbing to the top of the game in the mobile and gaming industry.  Can your iPhone do this?  I have a very open answer: no it can't.  It looks like Sony's after taking a bite out of Apple's profits.  Will you be buying this phone upon its launch?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

So, you don't wanna pay for data? DON'T

You can still enjoy the beauty and glory of your android phone without those pesky data fees.  That means that you CAN go buy the Samsung Vibrant, Motorola Droid 2, or G2 at full price or at a steep discount on eBay, Craigslist, or Amazon online and use it on your regular phone plan, without the need of subscribing to the data plan while still enjoying the online experience.  The catch is that you must have access to a WiFi connection.  Heard of Starbucks, Corner Bakery, McDonald's and almost any coffee house in town?  Most households have a WiFi connection.  In some cases as with the Samsung Behold II, you can even avail of a GPS Navigation application that does not require a data connection.  That way you can still flex your Android Muscle amongst your friends and family.  So, how do you do it, you ask?

Begin by setting your new device's WiFi up upon starting it.  Then, proceed to the Android Market Application on your phone.  (Set up a Google account if you don't have one yet; it's required to access the market) Download an application called APNdroid.  Activate it, disable the 3G, EDGE, and GPRS, as well as MMS messaging.  Now you can use the smart phone as a regular phone, with the added benefit of all of the nice games and many apps that do not require internet access.  Just like back in the days before smart phones, you will be able to access the internet, email, and other applications upon reaching that WiFi HotSpot of your choice or at home.

I hope this article goes a long way to helping you or your friends save alot of cash.  In exchange, why don't you spread the word by sending the link to this page to all of your friends.  If you have any additional questions about this process or any other questions, please don't hesitate to write in.  The answer to your question may turn out to be what others are wondering about and will benefit from the answers our CellPhonius experts will have a chance to share.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Is Your T-Mobile Smartphone Acting Dumb?

If you are like most of the new adopters of smartphone technology, you have probably recently been to your local T-Mobile store, authorized dealer store, or online, where you get the best deals in terms of pricing like with Let'sTalk or Wirefly and have upgraded your standard feature phone to a new smartphone.

So, now you have the new smartphone and start using it. You start noticing that the data network has trouble connecting, your network connection or number of bars, if you will, is dropping unexpectedly. A couple of months ago, T-Mobile upgraded the sim cards that are to be used on the new smartphones. So, what to do? The first thing you want to do is call T-Mobile's Customer Service number (611), and let them know that you learned that your sim card is the old one and that you have been having trouble with connectivity issues. They will direct you to the nearest corporate-owned T-Mobile Store and instruct you to ask for a new sim card. The store should be able to give you the new sim card for free. If they claim otherwise, ask them to put the charge on your account, contact Customer Service and they will credit your account to make the new card free.

How do you know that your sim card is not optimized for smartphone use?

Take out the sim card from your phone and look at the side with the small metallic square. If there are numbers at the top and the bottom of the card, then your card is optimized. If it is totally blank except for the metallic square, golden in color, then you have an old sim card and it needs to be replaced.