Smartphones

At the start of CES, Razer announced Project Linda: a clamshell accessory for the Razer Phone that turns the smartphone into an Android-based laptop. The idea is that the phone is inserted into where the mousepad is, with the smartphone screen being used as the mousepad, the CPU, the GPU, and what the clamshell provides is a keyboard, USB and other ports, and a touch display similar in resolution to the smartphone, and some extra storage/battery, but at 13-inches. Some of the key features of the smartphone, such as the front-facing speakers, are used for audio. Ultimately this is meant to be for gamers that want to play Android games on a bigger screen with a mouse and keyboard, but still have something on...

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

Anand's Google Nexus One Review

Off and on I've used Android devices since the platform's inception, dating back to the T-Mobile G1. And man, did I hate the G1. It was slow, lacked any...

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/3/2010

Apple iPad: The FCC Dissects it So We Don't Have To

We've been keeping an eye out for the iPad's inevitable FCC Filing, and although initial documents posted today at a number of sites, the images of the all important...

20 by Brian Klug on 4/2/2010

AT&T 3G MicroCell: A Comprehensive Exploration

Over the past two years the carrier debate has really heated up. AT&T has been dangling its waning iPhone exclusivity while Verizon has poked fun at the former's 3G...

63 by Brian Klug on 4/1/2010

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