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Nokia Lumia Icon Windows Phone 8 smartphone review

on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I enjoyed reviewing the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet a few weeks ago and since it’s been over a year, I thought it was time that I reviewed another Windows Phone device as well. Verizon offered to send me the Nokia Lumia Icon (aka Lumia 929), which is available exclusively from them. IRead More…


Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet review

on Friday, February 28th, 2014

Years ago I was the ultimate Apple fan girl and wanted little to do with Android devices because they seemed clunky and lacked apps. Time went by, I dumped Apple, and have been firmly in the Android camp for a couple years. Now I find that Apple devices bore me to tears. I’ve tried aRead More…


LYNKtec TruGlide Apex Fine Point active stylus review

on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Back in the good old days of PDAs, fine tipped styluses were everywhere. When PDAs were replaced by smartphones and tablets, styluses went on the endangered gadgets list . However, it didn’t take too long for them to start appearing again, but they all had wide tips that made writing with them feel more like youRead More…


iwerkz Universal Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard review

on Saturday, October 12th, 2013

I have never been considered a workaholic, at least not when it comes to my day job. But when it comes to The Gadgeteer, I can’t unplug and to be honest, I don’t want to. I enjoy working on reviews and answering emails, even while I’m on vacation. This year we went to Sanibel Island FloridaRead More…


Brando Power Jacket for Nokia Lumia 920 – 2200mAh review

on Friday, April 19th, 2013

The Power Jacket for Nokia Lumia 920 from Brando is an extended battery/case that can nearly double the battery life for the Lumia 920, if you’re willing to accept the trade-offs that come with it.  So what are the trade-offs?  Let’s look at them. Unboxed Besides the nearly impossible to photograph black version I received above,Read More…


Nokia Lumia 822 Windows Phone 8 smartphone review

on Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Posted in: Reviews, Windows Mobile

It’s been so long since I reviewed a Windows phone, that they weren’t even called Windows Phones back then. They were called Windows Mobile phones. So it’s an understatement to say that I’ve been long overdue to try one. Verizon Wireless was kind enough to send me a loan of a Nokia Lumia 822 WindowsRead More…

HTC Arrive

HTC Arrive Windows Phone 7 Review

By: Craig Froehle
on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Posted in: Reviews, Windows Mobile

The HTC Arrive is the second landscape QWERTY slider to run Windows Phone 7 (the first was the LG Quantum), but HTC’s first try at this combination of form-factor and OS. It’s also the first CDMA Windows Phone 7 device, so this phone has a lot of “firsts” going for it. Quick Specs: OS: MicrosoftRead More…


Universal Smartphone Device Stand – iCarpus

on Thursday, August 12th, 2010

The iCarpus is a handy stand that can be used with almost any smartphone sized device like the iPhone 4, Droid X, etc.  It stores flat and then easily accommodates a device with or without a case. It has non-slip edges that provide protection to the device and the surface it sits on. It’s availableRead More…


A Week With the LG eXpo Smartphone and Pico Projector Days 5-7

on Monday, February 8th, 2010
Posted in: Reviews, Windows Mobile

This is the last entry in my week with the LG eXpo smartphone series. It’s time to take a quick look at the camera and Pico projector and then see if this phone has ended up as my new BFF or turned out to only be a five night stand. The Camera The 5 megapixelRead More…


A Week With the LG eXpo Smartphone and Pico Projector Days 1-5

on Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Posted in: Reviews, Windows Mobile

My first five days with the LG eXpo Smartphone has been a mixture of good and bad experiences. Good because I like the phone’s hardware and bad because I’ve had issues with that hardware. Life with gadgets is never perfect is it? In this installment, I’d like to talk about the user interface, using theRead More…


A Week With the LG eXpo Smartphone and Pico Projector

on Friday, January 15th, 2010
Posted in: Reviews, Windows Mobile

It’s been nearly a year since I’ve carried a Windows Mobile device as my everyday phone. Back then it was the Pantech Matrix Pro. Today it’s the LG eXpo for AT&T. Like the Pantech, the eXpo has a slide out qwerty keyboard. But the eXpo has some other surprises as well. I’m going to useRead More…