With all the Android smartphones to choose from, the field of competition is getting a little crowded. However, the 4G battle field has a much lower population. (There is a separate battle about what 4G actually means. See the SlashGear 4G section for more on that discussion). Now LG is bringing the newly released Revolution to the battlefield. The Revolution was released on Verizon’s LTE network. Since the Revolution is only the third LTE phone, there is even less competition on the LTE playing field. It is no secret that we love the speeds possible on LTE, but does the Revolution have what it takes to compete with the glossy hi-def display of the Droid Charge, or the performance of the HTC ThunderBolt? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
If you are a user of the T-Mobile network in the US and you have a mobile phone with supports UMA we have some good news for you. You can now make WiFi calls on your T-Mobile device that don't count against the number of minutes you are allotted monthly. Before now, the calls placed using WiFi did count against your allotment. That was hardly a good deal for customers since the calls typically used the bandwidth and WiFi connectivity that the user was paying for already.
This week was the big Google conference and tons of news came out of this show, we had a very busy week here at SlashGear; with that let us get to it. Sony promised Monday that the PSN would be fully back and running by May 31. So far, Sony has offered very few details on the outage and what has been done to prevent it from happening again.
We have talked about the HTC Doubleshot Android smartphone in the past. The device was thought to be coming in time for CTIA 2011, but that didn't happen .The smartphone was tipped back in March to be an Android 2.3 smartphone that was heading to the T-Mobile network. We have a few more facts to go on today thanks to the smartphones user agent profile being dug up and shown to the public.
There are a lot of times when you iPhone or other device needs to know your location to give you the service you are looking for. For instance if you are looking for a gas station near you or trying to find your way to a destination the app on your iPhone will need to know where you are right now. There are also times when your iPhone doesn't need to know where you are and has no need to be storing those details. That is exactly what the iPhone is allegedly doing though, storing location data even when the user has locations services turned off.
Kinect hacks are coming with geeks taking the device that Microsoft intended for the Xbox 360 console and hacking it to do things Microsoft never envisioned. As it, turns out the hacking community for the Kinect grew quickly and today the Kinect will do things like allowing doctors to perform surgery, control robots, and lots more.
Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! If you are a PC hardware geek an AMD spokesman causally showed off an unannounced video card on Monday called the HD 6990. The card has dual GPUs and should be very fast. We heard a bit of early detail on the PSP2 from Nikkei that claimed the new portable would have an OLED touchscreen, 3G and a new CPU. That would make for a very impressive portable indeed.
Acer is at CES 2011 and it has pulled a new smartphone out that it is showing for the first time. The phone is called the beTouch E210 and it has a full physical QWERTY keyboard and a 2.6-inch touchscreen. The smartphone runs Android 2.2 Froyo and has all the cool Android features we are familiar with.