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All posts tagged "unboxing"

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Nokia Lumia 800 Unboxing (Video)

Posted by Darren Blade in "Nokia Windows Phones" @ 06:00 AM

"Unboxing the Nokia Lumia 800 and holding that device in your hand for the first time is quite an experience. The packaging is much more unique than the glossy cheap orange boxes from AT&T or shoe-box like boxes from T-Mobile that we've seen a lot of lately. Though I've held the Lumia 800 before, taking a fresh one out of the box and holding that smooth single-piece of carbonate in your hand is extremely impressive. We'll take a closer look at that in our full review, but for now let me tell you what else it comes with."

Adam over at did a quick unboxing of the Nokia Lumia 800, whats inside the box, and also compares the size briefly with the N8, the Radar, and Samsung Focus S. I'm a big fan of the 3.5-3.7inch screen size for my Smartphone's. At this point in time, bezel edges are still fairly wide on all Smartphone's. When bezel width gets small enough I may consider changing to 4.0-4.3inch screen size. An interesting aside to note is that the constant curvature icons of the N9 show up on the packaging inserts in the Nokia Lumia 800 box. I wonder if we will see these populated more throughout Nokia Windows Phones in the future. I can't wait till we start to see the Lumia 800 locally, thou I'm sure they will be sporting a few extra features the Lumia 800 has thus far missed out on (no need to mention those as we all know them by now, right?!)What do you think of the Nokia Lumia 800? It's sure getting a high profile push by Nokia and Microsoft these last two weeks.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

AT&T's LG Quantum Windows Phone 7 Unboxing and First Impressions Video

Posted by Jason Dunn in "LG Windows Phones" @ 01:24 PM

This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the LG Quantum, a phone offered in the USA by AT&T. This phone is part of the first wave of Windows Phone 7 devices, and features a solid list of specs: 1 Ghz CPU, 16 GB of storage, a 3.5 inch 800 x 480 screen, built-in 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and an array of sensors including an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and 512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM. Read more...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Samsung Focus Unboxing and First Impressions Video

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Samsung Windows Phones" @ 12:35 PM

This part one of a two-part unboxing and first impressions video of the Samsung Focus, a new Windows Phone 7 device that I got from Rogers Wireless in Canada. The Focus has a four inch, Super AMOLED screen. It has a 1 Ghz processor, a paltry 8 GB of storage, a five megapixel camera with a flash, and 720p video capture. And, oh, it's one of the few Windows Phone 7 devices on the market that has an easily accessible microSD storage card slots. In fact, that was one of the main reasons I bought it - because 8 GB of storage isn't something I could live with on a phone that's going to replace my Zune HD.

In retrospect, I should have called part two "Fighting with the Samsung Focus and microSD cards". You can witness the disaster below. Read more...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Want an HD2 Early? Hit Up Walmart and Ask Real Nice

Posted by Jon Westfall in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 03:30 AM

"T-Mobile's not officially selling its world-beating HD2 until Wednesday, but if you've a Walmart nearby and hankering to get HTC's latest and greatest a few days early, it might be worth a trip out. JDMiPhoner managed to score one from his local Wally World a full four days early, and he's been kind enough to unbox it, boot it up and give us a few first impressions on video."

So I guess I'm happy I live in a country where money talks and official release dates walk, as evidenced by this lucky man's ability to pick up an HD2 ahead of the March 24 official drop date. He has the first "official" consumer unboxing, so feel free to take a look and further solidify your HD2 want or justify your HD2 "skip" status!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Engadget Unboxes and Reviews LG eXpo

Posted by Jon Westfall in "LG Windows Phones" @ 08:30 PM

"We're not sure we'd be able to find a piece of hardware that made us adore Windows Mobile 6.5 the same way we adore puppies or a hot cup of cocoa, but that doesn't mean that the usual suspects -- HTC, Samsung, LG, and the like -- aren't producing some magnificent hardware on which to run it. Today we've had a chance to give LG's new eXpo for AT&T a quick once-over, and on paper, this is a hell of a handset: 5 megapixel autofocus cam, a fingerprint sensor that doubles as a d-pad, Snapdragon power, a WVGA display, full QWERTY, and most notably, support for an optional microprojector add-on"

The LG eXpo is hitting the news big as of late, and Engadget has their two cents out if you're interested and want to take a look at both some nice pictures of the device and some interesting reading!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Pico Projector for the LG eXpo

Posted by Jason Dunn in "LG Windows Phones" @ 04:00 PM

This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the Pico Projector accessory for the AT&T LG eXpo. This projector uses a tiny Texas Instruments DLP light engine to project an image onto any surface. The retail cost is rumoured to be around $180 USD, though that hasn't been confirmed. The Pico Projector is specifically designed for the LG eXpo and will not work on any other phones. I have no other specifications on the projector at this time.

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Unboxing Video of the LG eXpo Won't Be Like This...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "LG Windows Phones" @ 12:47 PM

An LG eXpo showed up today! I'll be shooting an unboxing and first impressions video of it later this week - but I figured I'd share this somewhat amusing video in the meantime. It gives a decent overview of what's in the phone, though you've got to wonder why someone would go through all the trouble of making this video and not post it to YouTube in HD or even HQ format. Oh well. Give it a view...

Friday, December 18, 2009

First Impressions of the HTC HD2: Yowzers!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "HTC Windows Phones" @ 07:00 AM

This is a two-part unboxing and first impressions video of the HTC HD2 [affiliate], a Windows phone running Windows Mobile 6.5. The HTC HD2 has is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, at an amazing 1024 Mhz. It has 512 MB of ROM, 448 MB of RAM, and a microSDHC card slot for expansion up to 32 GB. It weighs 5.54 ounces (157 grams), and measures 11mm thin (0.43"), 120.5mm tall (4.74"), and 67mm across (2.64"). Read more...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

MobileBurn Unboxes the HTC Imagio and HTC Pure

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 09:47 AM

It's Windows Mobile 6.5 launch day, and that means that the sites that were lucky enough to get devices are launching their content. Here we have Michael Oryl taking a look at the HTC Imagio on Verizon, and the HTC Pure on AT&T.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Bell Palm Treo Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 06:00 AM

This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the Bell Palm Treo Pro. This Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional touch-screen phone is a CDMA phone offered by Bell Canada. The 2.5 inch screen is 320 x 320 in resolution, and the device has a full QWERTY keyboard. It has built-in 802.11 WiFi, a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. No, it's not a new device, but Microsoft Canada contacted me and asked if I'd like to look at one, and I said yes. Read more...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

HTC Touch Diamond2 Unboxing

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Articles" @ 09:30 AM

"Yesterday I managed to get my hands on a pre-release version of the Diamond2 which I'm going to use to start off my review of the handset. This pre-release unit is final hardware but there will be a few more tweaks to the ROM before the final version goes on sale in the next few days. I've had the Diamond2 for less than 24 hours so far and I have to say that I like what I see. I'm happy that the back is now flat rather than angular like the original Diamond and despite the larger screen, larger battery and the inclusion of the MicroSD card socket HTC have managed to keep the overall size and weight down so that it's not much bigger or heavier than the Diamond and still retains the slim-appeal."

Salivating over the forthcoming HTC Touch Diamond2? Then you'll enjoy this 18 minute long video that goes into great detail on this new device. I was shocked to see how quickly it booted up - evidently HTC has figured out a fairly major optimization here since it's still Windows Mobile 6.1, not 6.5. All in all, looks like a nice device - especially that screen resolution. Our affiliate partner Expansys is selling the Diamond2, Euro/Asia 3G frequencies, for $574.99 USD.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Unboxing & First Impressions of the Pantech Matrix Pro

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Other Windows Phones" @ 06:00 AM

This is my unboxing and first impressions of the Pantech Matrix Pro, a Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard smartphone offered by AT&T for $179 USD on a two-year contract.

This phone has the distinctive feature of having two keyboards (12 key and QWERTY), both hidden away via a slider. It weighs 4.3 ounces, has a 2.4 inch display at 240 x 320, comes with 256 MB of ROM, and 128 MB of RAM. It also features a microSDHC card slot for expandability up to 32 GB. It's a GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA phone, functioning on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz bands for GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 850/1900/2100 MHz for 3G data. The battery is 1320 mAh, giving 3 hours of talk time and 10.4 days of stand-by time.

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, his son, and his sometimes obedient dog. He quite liked the Pantech Matrix Pro and used it as his primary phone for a few months.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mobilitysite Covers the Samsung Epix

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Articles" @ 10:16 AM

There's lots of news on the Epix popping up - Mobilitysite has a couple of things worth checking out if you're looking for first-hand info on this device.

Above is Chris Leckness' unboxing video, and in his usual style he goes into a lot of detail. There's also a series of unboxing photos if you're curious about how big this device is.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Glofiish X610 Hands-On

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 03:00 AM

It's a busy period for the folks at E-TEN... uh, Acer; they're introducing one Glofiish after another. A few weeks ago, I showed you the V900. Today, I'm unboxing the X610. Before your inner geek cries tears of joy, do know that this is an entry-level device, so if you were hoping for gadgetry that would make even the feature-rich V900 bite the dust, you won't find it here.

Specs-wise, the X610 is much like its predecessors, the X500 and X600: Samsung S3C2442 400MHz CPU, 64MB RAM, 128MB ROM, quad-band GSM/EDGE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, an FM tuner, a 2.8" QVGA (240 x 320) touch screen, a 2.0-megapixel fixed-focus camera with flash, and a microSD slot. There are improvements, of course. First, the microSD slot is SDHC-capable, so if you have any 4GB or 8GB cards lying around, the X610 will love 'em. Second, take a look at the design. The touch screen isn't recessed, which makes all that finger-tapping and sliding a whole lot easier. And, to take advantage of that very point, the X610 includes Spb Mobile Shell, along with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. The X610 may be an entry-level device, but it still offers plenty of bang for buck. Definitely worth considering if you're on a tight budget.

Jump the break for more pictures. Also, like the V900 thread, this is an open Q&A; so if you have any questions, ask away and I'll do my best to answer.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Engadget Unboxes the Palm Treo Pro

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 02:01 PM

What's that? You want to see pictures of the new Palm Treo Pro so you can salivate about the slick-looking hardware? Our friends at Engadget have you covered - check it out.

Tags: unboxing, Palm, Treo

Thursday, August 14, 2008

HTC Touch Pro Unboxed

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 02:45 AM

The HTC Touch Pro, widely seen as a Touch Diamond + keyboard, has come out of its shell this week. Both Engadget and Tracy & Matt have given it the unboxing treatment. Like all new toys, it has a few downsides. First, there's the thickness. It's comparable to the Tilt's (TyTN II), but if you're used to the slender build of the Touch Diamond or iPhone 3G, you'll be labelling the Touch Pro a brick the moment you set your eyes on it. Second, there's no 3.5mm headphone jack, but that's nothing new in the world of HTC. So, audiophiles, be warned: you may need an adapter or two to get the Touch Pro to play nice with your favourite cans. Third, there's the touch screen. I appreciate HTC's efforts in making Windows Mobile more touch-friendly, but having played with the iPhone and a wide range of (supposedly) touch-friendly Windows Mobile devices, I do think there's a world of difference between capacitive and non-capacitive touch screens. The Touch Pro has the latter. So while the touch experience on the Touch Pro might be great, it could certainly be better.

That said, this still seems like a solid device. Any of you own one or have played with one and care to weigh in with your thoughts? If you're interested in ordering one, our affiliate hardware store (Expansys) is expecting stock in less than two weeks.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Mobility Site Unboxes the HP iPAQ 910

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 04:00 AM

Our buddy, Chris, has just unboxed the HP iPAQ 910. The quad-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band UMTS/HSDPA device is impressive, packing 128MB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a 3.0-megapixel auto-focus camera, a huge 1940mAh battery (HTC, are you taking note of this?), and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Alas, some of you may be let down by its QVGA display. But if you can look past that, this may be the device for you.

Tags: hp, unboxing, ipaq, 910

Thursday, June 12, 2008

HTC Touch Cruise Unboxing and First Impressions Video

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 06:00 AM

This is an unboxing and first impressions video of the HTC Touch Cruise [affiliate], a Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphone. With a 400MHz CPU, 256 MB of ROM, 128 MB of RAM, a 2.8 inch QVGA (320 x 240) LCD touch screen, GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA/UMTS for communications (oh, and 802.11 b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0), and a GPS chip in it, it's a capable device. Watch me have fun trying to find the power button (never having seen one in person prior to this). ;-)

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Glofiish M810 Unboxing

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 06:05 PM

Unboxings: love 'em or hate 'em, we've got one of the HSDPA-capable Glofiish M810. This device looks a lot better in the flesh than in renderings, and heck, I don't even think these shots do it justice. But jump the break for a look, anyway. Alas, if you're a VGA or WVGA zealot, you probably won't find happiness here. Read more...

Monday, May 19, 2008

HTC Touch Diamond Unboxed... Again

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Hardware" @ 10:00 AM

Yet another HTC Touch Diamond unboxing, except the folks behind this one (ePrice) know how to work a camera. Head over there to check out the entire gallery. Read more...

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