Keyboard lovers rejoice! Droid 4 is here. Made to be handled, this rugged phone is designed with Corning® Gorilla® Glass, protecting against scrapes, scratches, dents and dings. The power of nanoparticles protects the phone from rain, spills and unexpected sprays.
Powered with a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, this phone flies across the Verizon 4G LTE network, streaming video and music, updating email, and downloading ringtones while giving you the speed and freedom to multitask from app to app to app.
The DROID 4 adapts to your environments with Smart Actions that adjust apps based on your custom settings. When you step into work and onto the office WiFi, the ringer can automatically turn off. You can set the phone to access certain apps at specific times of the day. For instance, on wake-up the Ringer adjusts to high, the weather app comes on, the news updates with the latest headlines, and the phone wallpaper turns on sunshine. This phone can be set to adapt to all your environments throughout day and the battery settings will even adjust to help conserve when needed.
This phone is business-ready with security features that will make your IT folks cheer for joy (such as FIPS 140-2 government-grade encryption; PIN lock and password protection; device and SD card data encryption; and the ability to wipe the phone remotely if it’s ever lost or stolen).
Other highlights include:
- 4-inch qHD (960×540) display
- Rear-facing 8-megapixel
- Full HD 1080p video recorder features image stabilization
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera with HD 720p video recording
- 16 GB of onboard storage
- Optional microSD memory cards up to 32 GB
- GPS for navigation and location-based services,
- Low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming
- Up to 12.5 hours of talk time
To learn more about the DROID 4 call your Cellular Sales Representative today.
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Galaxy Nexus has people singing and smiling and sharing. CNET gave it the Editor’s Choice Award, praising the the power and performance of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich unleashed on Verizon’s 4G LTE Wireless Network. With a stunning 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED™ screen, Nexus delivers a stunning display with plenty of space to see. Plus, the 1.2GHz dual-core processor compliments the great looks with speed and performance.
Running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the Nexus brings the brilliance of a magazine to the simplicity of a phone. Smartphones are evolving, and the Nexus represents a new way of using phones with simple gestures that make navigation easy to learn and easy to control. Android 4.0 brings
- Multitasking (jump from one app to another)
- Face unlock (use your face as your password)
- Simple, intuitive navigation
- Voice control
- And much more
The Galaxy Nexus makes sharing your life with your friends easier than ever before. Optimized for Google+, you can instantly initiate group chats, video chat and Android Beam™ (share information from one phone to another by simply beaming it). Your photos, apps, games, email, music, and videos can be shared, used, changed by easily accessing it in the cloud.
Joshua Topolsky at The Verge loves the Galaxy Nexus. He says that “Its the best Android phone ever made.” You read his review at The Verge, or watch it in the video below.
HTC unveiled Rezound 4G LTE yesterday, and it’s music to our ears. Literally. HTC Rezound rocks the airwaves with Beats Audio DSP (digital signal processing) chip designed to let us “studio-crisp” sounds. Jimmy Iovine points out that, “Artists spend millions of dollars to make their records sound a certain way, but [mobile] technology moves so fast, sound got left behind” (see Forbes).
With the included lightweight Beats headphones incorporate users can call hands-free (using built-in microphone) and control audio tracks (pause, advance, rewind or answer calls).
While the Rezound is being shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), an Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update will be available early 2012. The Rezound is built for speed and packed with a powerful dual core, 1.5 GHz processor. It comes with 16MB of internal memory and pre-installed 16GB microSD memory card. Plus, it offers hotspot functionality for up to 10 devices.
The HTC Rezound is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera featuring autofocus with dual LED flash, a f/2.2 and 28mm wide-angle lens. Users can capture low light scenes, Panorama, high action and slow motion. Rezound also comes with a 2 MP front-facing camera for up close and personal face shots.
The Rezound is slated for release on Nov. 14 exclusively on Verizon Wireless for $299.99 with a new two-year contract.
As we wait this morning for the big news update from Apple and information about iPhone 5, I thought I’d share my own experience comparing iPhone 4 with the HTC Thunderbolt. Android is fast gathering a loyal company of users, and many folks like MSNBC’s Wilson Rothman are wondering if iPhone can keep up.
Can an iPhone user switch to Android and be satisfied? For the past couple weeks, I’ve been testing that question. Having used iPhone 3 and iPhone for the past 4 years, I’ve grown accustomed to the simplicity of the iPhone. Not having handled Androids for any extensive time, I had to really on the comments of others. But for the past two weeks I’ve been using my iPhone side-by-side with an HTC Thunderbolt running Android 2.2.1.
I downloaded several applications that I use on a regular basis including Evernote, Facebook, Flickr, Kindle, and a music player (Amazon Music Cloud). Whenever I wanted to check flickr photos, read kindle, or use another app, I’d open the applications on both smartphones.
Over the years, I’ve heard the following complaint about Android: keyboard, too many buttons, poor quality of apps, no screenshot, battery drain. I’ll be honest. After using them side-by-side, I had no issues with the keyboard or the button or even the quality of apps. Every app I used looked great and performed to satisfaction. A screenshot is available on Android, but you have to root the phone (and I didn’t have that option on this Thunderbolt).
Battery Drain Challenge
The battery drain is a real challenge. If I leave the HTC unused for a whole day, it will be almost dead at the end of the day anyway. Even though the battery is a challenge, it’s not a deal breaker. The reason? It’s not that hard to manage power on an Android. There are several solutions to manage battery power on the Android (See How to Make Your Android Battery Last Long).
The Built-in Speaker on the iPhone Sounds Better
I listened to songs through the speaker on the iPhone and HTC. The iPhone speaker sounded fuller with a clearer bass. But I must confess that I don’t use the speaker on the iPhone much to listen to music. I’m usually either listening to headphones or output to a sound system.
The Android Screen Blows iPhone Away
The Thunderbolt is dramatically larger and substantially brighter than the iPhone. This is a big deal. I like to read from the iPhone in bed and usually have to wear glasses. When I compared both phones in Kindle, the Android was more defined, the contrast was sharper, and the screen was much easier to read. Once I quit reading on the Android, I didn’t even want to go back to iPhone it seemed dull and blurry.
Amazon Music Cloud Player Rocks
After uploading over 35,000 songs to the Amazon Music cloud, I’ve been looking for a chance to test it over a smartphone. Since iPhone has thus far refused that opportunity, I wanted to test it on an Android. Works great! The cloud player loaded fast, easily sorted my music and gave me the option of playing songs in the cloud or downloading to the smartphone. This way I don’t have a to take up extra GB on the phone drive for songs I’m not listening to the at the moment. Downloading was super fast, and in moments, I was playing a new album on the Android. Two thumbs for Amazon Cloud Player and Android!
The Thunderbolt is Faster Online and Off
With 4G LTE speeds, the Thunderbolt delivered a dramatically faster performance when compared to my iPhone. Even though both phones have 1GHz processors, it seems to me that the Thunderbolt processed offline information faster that the iPhone.
After using both smartphones for a week, I must say that I’m impressed with the Thunderbolt (and can’t wait to take a look at the Bionic). I found it easy to use, visually impressive, and the app selection meets all my needs as an iPhone use. In answer to my initial question, I think iPhone users will enjoy the Thunderbolt as a comparable smartphone tool that meets the challenges of iPhone and delivers a faster, brighter and clearer performance.
If you want to see a Thunderbolt and iPhone up close, contact your Cellular Sales representative or contact us online, and we’ll help you.
The much anticipated release of the Blackberry Storm swept across the United States like… well, a storm. Cellular Sales brought Blackberry’s first touchscreen to customers starting November 21,2008 just in time for the holiday season.
Here are a few reasons why the Storm may outperform the iPhone:
The iPhone has a 2 megapixel camera and doesn’t offer video capture. The BlackBerry Storm features a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, variable zoom, auto focus and a flash that can provide continuous lighting while recording video.
BlackBerry set the gold standard for e-mail
While the iPhone is capable of making e-mail look and work pretty much exactly as it does on a home computer, it’s BlackBerry that takes the biggest piece of the e-mail pie.
The Storm continues Blackberry’s 10 year legacy of mobile e-mail, working with BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise. It also allows e-mail access for consumers with most popular personal e-mail services.
BlackBerry’s easy access to view/edit corporate documents.
The BlackBerry Storm comes preloaded with the DataViz Documents to Go suite for editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from the handset.The iPhone, however, offers document viewing, but not editing for Microsoft Office applications, though there are downloads available that will enable editing.
Having that capability out of the box puts the BlackBerry Storm one more notch above the Apple iPhone 3G.
The Storm’s touch screen is “clickable.”
The clickable display responds like a physical keyboard and supports single-touch, multitouch and gestures. The BlackBerry Storm’s clickable touch screen depresses slightly when the screen is pressed, allowing users to feel the motion, and is released with a click, similar to that of a physical keyboard.
Check your nearest Cellular Sales location for the Blackberry Storm and any other wireless related needs you may have.
The Verizon Wireless Blitz™ is the latest handset to hit the shelves at Verizon Wireless’ largest Authorized Retailer. It’s a slide phone with a QWERTY keyboard inside, built for folks who text a lot. The large screen is also good for web browsing, and the stereo bluetooth capabilities make the Blitz™ a sure bet for music-lovers. Jose Ordonez, Regional Director, said, “The Blitz™ is a great addition to our lineup of qwerty keyboard phones.”