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HTC One M8 Android smartphone review

on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The new HTC One M8 smartphone is one of the sleekest Android smartphones currently on the market. Once again HTC has skipped the slick plastic case that people often tag with the word “cheap” and decided to go with a premium designed metal case that looks good and feels great in your hand. But is thisRead More…


HTC One Android smartphone review

on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

It’s that time of year again when gadgeteers like us start checking our wallets and bank accounts to see how much extra money we have available for a potential new phone purchase. There are quite a few new phones coming to Verizon and they have been kind enough to send me some demo units ofRead More…


HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE Smartphone Review

on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Sifting through the Android smartphone offerings from Verizon Wireless might seem like a daunting task for someone who is new to the world of smartphones. With around 20 different phones to choose from, a lot of buyers might just throw in the towel and opt for an iPhone. My primary phone actually is the iPhoneRead More…


Rooting the HTC EVO 4G

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

Smart phones are just small computers, and one thing that almost defines a computer is the fact that you can find some way to rip out its operational guts and replace them with something you like better. Some of us think this is not only beneficial, but that it can be fun! There is aRead More…


The HTC Sensation 4G Multimedia Superphone is coming to T-Mobile

on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

Today HTC announced the HTC Sensation 4G Android multimedia superphone that is coming exclusively to T-Mobile. The Sensation has some good stuff under the hood, including a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz processor and an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video.This is the first device to feature HTC Watch. HTC Watch gives you access toRead More…

Rough-trimmed skin and EVO battery cover’s DIY Carbon Fiber HTC EVO Skin Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 offers a pre-cut, sharp-looking carbon fiber skin for the HTC EVO 4G’s back cover for $25. Not a bad deal, but they also offer a ‘DIY’ option for a mere $5- that looks like it would fit a lot of things nicely! The question is “How easy is it to install and customize?” IRead More…

The EVO on my HP Mini 1000. Forgive the smudges and flecks!

HTC EVO 4G from Sprint Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Friday, June 11th, 2010

This is an amazing phone to hold and use. I haven’t been this enchanted by an electronic gadget in quite some time. It seems like it can do everything- sometimes almost reading my mind. Of course, there is the occasional ‘huh’ moment trying to figure something out that should be a piece of cake, butRead More…


HTC EVO 4G (Sprint)- Preordered!

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Posted in: Android related

Done! I’ve pre-ordered what is supposed to be the hottest new phone being offered in the US- Sprint’s HC EVO 4G. As far as I can tell, only Radio Shack is doing this. I stopped at my local Shack and did not see any signs of the phone coming or an in-store ad for thisRead More…


HTC EVO 4G (Sprint)

By: Mark Adkins
on Monday, May 24th, 2010
Posted in: Android related

I’ll be pre-ordering one of these ‘wonder phones’ from Sprint this week. If you have not heard about the HTC EVO 4G, it’s an Android phone that features a 4.3″ screen, 2 cameras- an 8 meg main camera and a 1.3 meg front-facing camera, a kick stand, multitasking, 4g speed capabilities, and more. They areRead More…

HTC Incredible Review

on Friday, May 7th, 2010

My week with the HTC Incredible turned into almost 2 weeks, but still it didn’t seem long enough. Even after the brief hour I spent with it to create the First Looks post, I knew I was going to like this phone. Now after a week, the standout features for me were: Speed (1 GHzRead More…


A Week with the HTC Incredible – Sense UI

on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Posted in: Android related

One of the big differences with HTC phones is the inclusion of the Sense UI. I first encountered it with the Droid Eris and really liked it. You can read my earlier post on the topic for more details. The downside of the Sense UI is that it can delay getting an update to the latest AndroidRead More…


A Week with the HTC Incredible – HTC Sync

on Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Posted in: Android related

Don’t you hate it when you want to do something and someone tells you that you are doing it wrong? Well let me get this out of the way. If you are planning on using your shiny new Android phone to sync data on your PC, you are doing it wrong. One of the really powerfulRead More…


A Week with the HTC Incredible – Day 3

on Friday, April 30th, 2010
Posted in: Android related

For day three I managed to track down a Nexus user in Cincinnati through Twitter.  Tim was kind enough to meet up for the opportunity to check out the Incredible while I checked out the Nexus. These two phones are both HTC phones, and very similar in specifications and size.

HTC Incredible

HTC Incredible First Looks

on Monday, April 19th, 2010

On Friday I was provided the opportunity to play with the HTC Incredible. The only stipulation was that I could not post or tweet about it until today. This is Verizon’s new Android phone. Some of the notable things about it are the use of the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a large display, and anRead More…

Video – HTC Sense

on Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I found this video on YouTube of HTC presenting an overview of the Sense interface. This is a really good explanation of the value this adds to Android, and Windows Mobile.


HTC Droid Eris Review

on Monday, November 16th, 2009

The Droid Eris is the first Android phone with the Sense UI I have been able to play with. I was suspicious about the add-on (see previous post) but was pleasantly surprised.


Droid Eris: The Sense UI

on Saturday, November 14th, 2009
Posted in: Android related

One of the key differences with the Doid Eris is the UI that HTC has developed for their Android phones. The Sense UI provides a smoother interface to the stock Android interface. I am seeing this trend in a lot of phones. Motorola has the Blur, Samsung the Cube, and I am sure there willRead More…


Sprint’s First Android Device – HTC Hero

on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
Posted in: Android related

Sprint customers will finally get a taste of Android on October 11, with the HTC Hero. The HTC Hero offers synchronization for built-in Google mobile services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, and YouTube as well as access to more than 8,000 applications built on the Android platform. This is the model that I’ve beenRead More…


HTC Sense user interface on the new HTC Hero looks yummy!

on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
Posted in: Android related

HTC has announced the HTC Hero smartphone today and a new user interface called HTC Sense to go along with it. The Hero is a quad band GSM Android phone that has the same basic shape of the G1 that I reviewed awhile back. It still has the ‘chin’, but does not have the slideRead More…


HTC announces the Snap QWERTY smartphone

on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Today HTC has announced the Snap Windows Mobile 6.1 GSM smartphone. This is a successor to the HTC Dash and includes an interesting new feature called Inner Circle. With Inner Circle, emails that are most important to you (from a pre-selected group of people), can be accessed with a click of a button, so thatRead More…