Interesting HTC Phones

HTCSensation

HTC Sensation comes with a fresh serving of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but it’s all about the HTC Sense UI version 3.0 with a touch of refinement and functionality straight from the lock screen, the power house from HTC. You can choose between a number of lock screen options such as weather updates, quick access to apps and a handful of clock widgets. A 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual-core chipset supports the nice 3D-like transitions in the menu, all carrying resemblance to the ones on the HTC Flyer tablet. The phone is the first with a contoured glass 4.3-inch display meaning that your Super LCD screen is set back slightly to avoid scratches. The resolution is qHD (540×960) with an aspect ratio of 16:9. On the back you have an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash with “instant capture,” meaning little to no lag between pictures. The camera is also capable of recording video at 30fps in full HD (1080p) resolution.

HTCChaCha

HTC ChaCha is one the coolest Qwerty phones for Android yet. Its very smooth looking, I like the design of it, its more business like and it still has the functionality of a touch screen. It is an Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) running smartphone with Facebook button for instant access to the social network. It has QWERTY keyboard, 2.6″ touchscreen, 5MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. The perfect on the go phone, quick connectivity and light use.

Review: Bose Bluetooth Headset

I am one of those people that tend to talk and drive a lot, and I really hate in car bluetooth systems because they interrupt the music when it rings and that drives me nuts. So I have turned back to bluetooth headphones, I tried a few different ones over the years, the Jabra BT250 was my favorite back in the day, but looks like aliens attached something to the back of your ear. I didn’t car because it was comfortable, people could hear me, and it was loud enough but over the years I couldn’t find out that fit that worked just as well and they stopped making them. The jawbone was pretty good but it just didn’t fit my ear very well. Then Bose came out their own bluetooth headset, at long last they have adapted their amazing sound technology to a bluetooth headset. The moment I saw it available forsale I purchased and I never regreted it, now I feel weird talking on the phone and holding the phone. Even when I’m at home walking around, my phone is in my pocket and I’m using the headset.

Pros:

  • Crip Sound, very clear and loud(The other end can’t tell its a head set). You can’t hear the background
  • It only weighs 136 grams which is very light, and you don’t feel it while you are wearing it
  • It fits comfortably in your ear, same as the tri-port head phones
  • Works with bluetooth enabled devices to stream music to them, so you can listen to your iTunes
  • Very simple to use and intuitive, not a confusing headset
  • Battery lasts for about two days with heavy usage which is pretty good
  • Charges via micro-usb so its the same as the Blackberry and Android, so you don’t need a spare charger

Cons:

  • A bit on the expensive side but worth it since quality built headset from Bose
  • You can only use it on your right ear

Overall this is an excellent bluetooth headset, Bose have really done their homework when putting this product together, they knew what people wanted. If you don’t mind it being only a right side bluetooth then I highly recommend it to anyone, it 4.5 out 5 because of price but its an excellent product and does exactly what it promises.

Price: $149
Link: Amazon
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Review: Phillips VOIP 841

I have been using this phone for a few weeks now and I used every feature it has. I tend to make a lot of phone calls to the US and UK, and some of those phone calls last over an hour. When talking to technical service of some kind you stay on hold for the longest time. The best solution for my needs was Skype, but the most annoying part for me about using Skype is having to use the computer.

A basic breakdown of Skype, its an internet based solution for Skype to Skype calls, and Skype to Normal Lines call. With the normal lines you have to pay a very small fee, and with a dedicated land line number in the US which is a one time fee. Now Skype offers Unlimited World Calls and Unlimited Country calls for a small fee as well. But I’m not here to review Skype but this Phillips Voip Phone.

Pros

  • All your contacts integrate from Skype when you login, any changes to Skype contacts online will be reflected on the phone
  • Very good quality of sound with Skype, good quality with land line, I was surprised that land line quality was worse then the Skype. Some people thought I was calling from within the US
  • Very good battery life lasted a couple of days on standby, and a couple of hours of talk time
  • Good with conference calls
  • No dropped calls with all my calls lasting over 30 minutes
  • Very loud speaker
  • Works with headsets
  • Reasonable Price

Cons

  • The phone design is nice but after long use it isn’t the most comfortable in your hand
  • No Volume Control
  • No manual and bad Phillips Support (Lots of Online Support from Forums)

Overall I think it is a fantastic purchase, and if anyone is looking for a Skype solution then this is your phone, better then any solution I have seen yet.

Price: $120

Link: Amazon

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