Tim Hillebrand's blog
At CES, I always make it a point to visit the HTC booth on my first day to see what they are up to because I have long considered this company to be the leader in smartphone innovation. I have several old HTC phones that were way ahead of their time. I can remember when they used to make nothing but unlocked phones when they were in search of a carrier. Now I imagine they can pick and choose whatever carrier they wish for HTC has more than proven itself to be on the cutting edge of handset quality and innovation.
One of the booths I visited at CES has a unique array of products worth sharing that include remote control helicopters, handsfree Bluetooth car kits, sleek wireless speakers, car stereo and GPS navigation, mirrored digital picture frames, plus a variety of aftermarket auto addons.
Navigation and Guidance
During the first half of the trip I used my trusty Mio dash-mounted GPS, but I was relieved of it in Albuquerque. Droid X came to the rescue. I used the built-in Navigation program with Google maps and enjoyed the amazing 3D satellite pictures that show you actual photos of the landscape as you travel, including actual buildings. With this program, a window mount, you donâ€™t need anything else to guide you on a road trip.
Now you have an alternative location to acquire Android apps in the just opened V Cast app marketplace.
Yes itâ€™s true. You can now enjoy the virtues of Android on an iPhone.
If you have a jail broken 2G or 3G iPhone, you are not limited to the Apple operating system, you can install the Android 2.2.1 on it. All you have to do is run Cydia on the iPhone springboard. Then go to http://rpo.neonkoala.co.uk. Now tap Add Source and install Bootlace. Bring up Bootlace and install OpeniBoot. Tap the iDroid tab and install it. Then tap QuickBoot tab to enable your device to restart and boot Android.
When I go on an extended road trip, I like to take everything with me I need to be productive on the road without having to lug a lunky laptop. On a recent month long trip, I decided to use a Droid X as my mobile office to keep me productive and connected. I found it to be a super companion. It helped me process data, write, publish, communicate via email, sms, mms, and IM. It guided me and gave me valuable information along the way that made my trip more enjoyable. It also entertained me with music, eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and TV.
The Kin 2 is a three way collaborative effort involving Microsoft, Sharp, and Verizon. The result is a new approach on the way to Smartphone telephony that for me was disappointment piled on disappointment. It seems strange somehow that while the Windows Mobile operating system is ready for a serious redo, this Microsoft device has nothing to do with WM OS.
Yes, the new HTC Droid Incredible is no exaggeration. Itâ€™s a keeper as it naturally cuddles in the cup of your hand insinuating itself like a heat-seeking puppy looking for a new master. I have fallen hopelessly in love with it under its enchanting spell. I guess I have to say it was love at first sight. Frankly, Iâ€™m not a bit surprised that Droid is now outselling iPhone.
Why would I be swayed so compellingly? What about after the honeymoon?
Preliminary Attractive Features