Both Microsoft and Apple have events coming up in the next week. Apple will have its iPhone OS 4 announcement on Thursday and Microsoft will reveal why "it's time to share" next Monday. Plus we dish about new Android phones (the HTC Incredible anyone?), cheaper Palms, what we think about cell phone radiation, and more.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
Nicole is waiting for her flight home from Austin, so Maggie Reardon joins Kent and Bonnie to talk CTIA. The fun starts next Tuesday in Las Vegas, thus we spend this episode of Dialed In dishing on what we'll see at America's favorite wireless trade show. 4G is the expected name of the game, but we should also see new handsets from Samsung, HTC, and Kyocera. We also get the scoop on the FCC's broadband plans, and we make one listener very happy.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) … Read more
New York's Skype is on the fritz today so only Bonnie's voice joins us from The Big Apple. Or maybe she's not in New York at all? It's all about the economy these days as Sprint cuts the price of an unlimited plan and Nokia and T-Mobile role out a bargain smartphone. Also in the podcast, Bonnie slams the Moto Backflip and Verizon's Palm commercials, Nicole takes us into the fascinating microcells, and we welcome back Jason Howell.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
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Next week, Bonnie and I are off to Barcelona with Maggie Reardon of CNET News and CNET TV's Ariel Nunez for the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) brouhaha. As the global show for the cell phone industry, MWC (nee GSMA and 3GSM), sets the stage for what will happen in the cell phone world. And 2010 will be no different.
This week on Dialed In, we devote the entire podcast to what will happen in Spain. In comparison to years past, we expect software to usurp hardware as the focus of MWC. As Bonnie explains, we should see the … Read more
Finally, the Nexus One gets an OS update that gives it multitouch. The update also brings 3G connectivity improvements and access to Google Goggles. We also discuss the latest Android news, such as the Motorola Devour from Verizon Wireless, a possible new direct-from-Google phone from Motorola, an AT&T 3G version of the Nexus One, and a couple of new Android phones from HTC. Some non-Android news includes the latest Sony Ericsson Aspen and the RIM BlackBerry Tour 9650. Then we go over our week's reviews and answer your questions.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) … Read more
Other than "stop the presses!" the next best thing a journalist can say is that a colleague is "on assignment." It sounds so mysterious and important and I was glad to be able to say it this week about Bonnie. Ms. Cha had to miss Dialed In this week because she's off to a Nokia press event in New York City. We don't know exactly what will happen, but Ovi should take front and center.
Without Bonnie and Skype Nicole, Jason and I managed to hold down the fort with talk of bling-worthy phones, … Read more
We're finally back in San Francisco and New York, and boy are we glad. In this show, we recap CES, discuss the latest iPhone rumor, and have some wise words for Google about Android.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
Rumor of the week Fourth-gen iPhone available this April?
News CES wrap-up T-Mobile acknowledges 3G issues on Nexus One Google adds second ETF to Nexus One contracts Android's biggest flaw Sprint launches rugged Motorola Brute i680 Windows Mobile 6.5 update available for Verizon HTC Ozone, Touch Pro2 … Read more
We're not talking about Albert Einstein, the legendary theoretical physicist; we're talking about Einstein Audio Components, a Germany-based high-end audio manufacturer.
Its advanced audio equipment designs use vacuum tubes. Its latest stereo preamplifier, The Tube MKII, uses a total of (gulp) 19 tubes. That's a lot of tubes! Most tube preamps only use four, five, or six tubes. However, here's the cool part about the new Einstein preamp: only 10 of the 19 tubes operate at any given time. Eight are used all the time, and two are selected for whichever audio source happens to be … Read more
It's been a slow week but we still have quite a bit of cell phone news for you. We hear that Nokia will be slowing down smartphone production, that Android updates are imminent, and that the FCC is asking Verizon some tough questions about ETF. We also chat about our latest reviews and answer your questions.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
Kent kicks off the podcast this week by reminding our dear listeners that Verizon iPhone rumors are just rumors. Until Steve Jobs says differently, he's not ready to believe a thing. New New Yorker Bonnie is taking the week off, but Nicole signs on to give her take on Android fragmentation, a costly new LG phone and the quality a Rock for Verizon.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
Rumor of the week Verizon iPhone rumors are just rumors