As part of our booth tour at Lenovo during Mobile World Congress, on display was the recently announced Lenovo VIBE Shot and we managed to get some hands-on time. The VIBE Shot is described by Lenovo as a ‘2-in-1 camera smartphone’ attempting to bridge a gap between smartphones and point-and-click cameras. The device attempts this by placing buttons on the sides of the smartphone similar to how a point-and-click would do so, as well as having a full-frame 16:9 16MP low light sensor and a tri-color flash. The 5-inch full HD device includes optical image stabilization as well as providing simple and pro modes with a button adjustment on the top. Simple mode is equivalent to the auto mode on most cameras, whereas the pro-mode...

Intel & Nokia Partner to Research 3D Mobile Interfaces

Here at AnandTech, we’ve been talking for a considerable time about Intel and Nokia’s joint collaboration in the mobile space on the MeeGo mobile operating system. Today, the two...

12 by Brian Klug on 8/24/2010

The Dell Streak Review

The iPhone has an unusual problem. Its UI is fast and smooth enough that you want to browse the web on it. However the device is cramped enough that...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/15/2010

TI First to License ARM's Next-Generation Eagle Core

In our smartphone and tablet reviews we make sure to spend a good amount of time talking about the silicon powering these devices. There’s no reason that handset and...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2010

Motorola Droid X: Thoroughly Reviewed

There’s a divergence in the smartphone world. Some devices are either maintaining or shrinking overall size in an attempt to become more convenient to carry around. Although it’s not...

89 by Brian Klug on 7/20/2010

The iPhone 4 Redux: Analyzing Apple's iOS 4.0.1 Signal Fix & Antenna Issue

In case you haven’t noticed, the iPhone 4’s antenna design has come under considerable scrutiny. In our iPhone 4 review, we investigated the iPhone 4 antenna and came to...

149 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/15/2010

Microsoft's KIN: A Eulogy

After being on the market a short six weeks, Microsoft announced that it was scrapping the launch of KIN devices in European markets, and with it, further development of...

59 by Brian Klug on 7/13/2010

Apple's iPhone 4: Thoroughly Reviewed

I'm not sure how this keeps happening. The first year I waited at a mall for 5 hours to get the original iPhone. The following year my friend Mark...

285 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/30/2010

The Sprint HTC EVO 4G Review

For the past couple of weeks I've been playing with an absolute beast of a phone. With a 4.3" diagonal screen, 800 x 480 resolution and a 1GHz Qualcomm...

98 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/28/2010

A Taste of Froyo: Google Android 2.2 Explored

Since last year, the Android platform has seen a string of sugary, feature-filled updates starting with Cupcake (v1.5), followed by Donut (v1.6) and finally Éclair (v2.0/2.1) in November 2009...

58 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 6/23/2010

Apple's iOS 4 Explored

Just two days before the official iPhone 4 release Apple delivered its promised iOS 4 update to all iPhone 3G and 3GS owners. The new OS release enables Apple's...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/22/2010

Pandora Radio on iOS 4.0 Results in Audio Skipping

Today Apple announced the gold master release of iOS 4 to the general public. While the rollout has gone relatively smoothly thus far, with both Anand and I moving...

34 by Brian Klug on 6/21/2010

Two OMAP 3430 Phones: Nokia N900 and Motorola Droid

We've been playing around with two OMAP 3430 based phones for a while now - the Nokia N900 and Motorola Droid. Though they aren't the newest smartphones to come...

69 by Brian Klug on 6/10/2010

Sprint HTC EVO 4G – Vivek’s First Impressions

While we're still waiting on our EVO 4G review sample, AnandTech Mobile Editor Vivek Gowri got his hands on the HTC EVO 4G. Android 2.1 running on a Qualcomm...

79 by Vivek Gowri on 6/9/2010

The HTC Droid Incredible Review, Clearly Better than the Nexus One

I'm very proud of companies like ASUS and HTC. These aren't your tradtional consumer electronics companies. They have their roots in the OEM business, working hard but for very...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/10/2010

Intel Alleges Windows Phone 7 Not Optimized for High Performance, Won't Support It

For those of you who haven't read today's Moorestown Architecture article I'd highly recommend it. This is quite possibly one of the biggest introductions we've seen in the past...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/5/2010

Intel Unveils Moorestown and the Atom Z600, The Fastest Smartphone Platform?

When I wrote my first article on Intel's Atom architecture I called it The Journey Begins. I did so because while Atom has made a nice home in netbooks...

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2010

This Just In: Apple iPad 3G, Same Speed as iPhone 3GS over 3G?

Today the first iPad 3Gs will go on sale starting at 5PM at Apple Retail Stores and Best Buy. Those who preordered at the time of announcement should be...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2010

Apple's Intrinsity Acquisition: Winners and Losers

Intrinsity is not a name immediately recognized by today's average consumer. However, keen followers of the application processor market recognize its claim to fame as the firm behind the...

24 by Ganesh T S on 4/28/2010

Apple's iPad - The AnandTech Review

It's one of the most polarizing devices I've ever seen launch. It generated more hype, more attention and more emotion (both positive and negative) from those who witnessed it...

108 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 4/7/2010

Apple's iPad A4 SoC: Faster than the Nexus One's Snapdragon?

You all should know me well enough by now. What do you think was the first thing I did once UPS dropped off my iPad this afternoon? I've been wanting...

159 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/3/2010

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