The HTC EVO 4G was my very first smartphone and I couldn’t have been any happier. Why? Because it was everything I ever wanted in a phone: big screen for watching videos, good front and back cameras, a kickstand, and an OS that lets you pretty much do as your heart pleases. It was like a dream come true.

Now with the tablet revolution underway, I want to be wowed the same exact way when I dive into my first tablet. I don’t want something that’s mediocre or comes with the promise of getting better when the next version comes out. I want my socks rocked out of the gate. I’ve already laid out ideas for my dream 7-inch tablet, so this is a wishlist that I contemplated about having in my first 10″ tablet.

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If I Were Steve Ballmer…

Posted: July 22, 2011 in Concepts
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Let’s be frank, everyone knows that Windows Phone 7 sucks. Despite having arguably the strongest ecosystem out there, and all of the precedents from competitors have been set, WP7 have been off to a sluggish start and failed to display their capabilities. Right now, there is no incentives to buy a Windows Phone over any competing phone on the market. If I were Steve Ballmer, how would I resurrect the WP7 line? By utilizing Microsoft’s powerful ecosystem.

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HTC EVO 3D Review

Posted: July 18, 2011 in Reviews
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Anybody who knows me know that I’m a big fan of HTC’s Android phones. Everything from their sleek designs to the powerful hardware is very appealing to me, and the EVO 3D is no different. This phone is an absolute BEAST! Dual-core processor, 3D cameras, qHD screen, better battery – this phone is more than worthy to be a successor to the wildly popular EVO 4G. I’ll try to refrain from stating the obvious (specs, Sense 3.0, etc), so this review will be my opinion on key features about the EVO 3D.

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You may think I’m tripping because of the title right? “OMG, CBT it’s the most revolutionary phone ever!! It’s magical!! It comes in black AND white!! You speak blasphemy!” Whatever. I’m not a part of the little iFanboy cult, neither am I some old guy trying to be cool. Android has opened my eyes so much that I can see through all of Steve Jobs’ little fantasy adjectives and laugh every time they announce a “new” product.

I’ll admit, before I knew what Android was, I thought Apple had a great product, which led me to purchase an iPod Touch. I bought it mainly because it had enough memory to carry all of my music and movies around (at the time I had a feature phone), and I figured I’d be killing two birds with one stone by testing out the phone that everyone’s talking about. The more I used it, the more I began to hate it. From its small screen size to that astonishingly never correct auto-correct. Apple had tricked me and our relationship has been rocky ever since. Then I discovered the marvelous HTC EVO 4G and freedom rang! All problems, inconveniences, and annoyances I ever had with the iPod was solved, easily and intuitively. I haven’t looked back at my iOS days at all. This is Part I of a 3-piece article explaining why I would never ever buy an iPhone.

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Great news for EVO 3D and Sensation owners! As you may recall, in May HTC announced that it will continue to support the developer community by unlocking the bootloaders on its devices. Many people responded with much fanfare, while others were skeptical that it was nothing more than a publicity stunt and they would fail to keep their word.

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One of the most annoying things in the world is having a conversation somewhere along these lines:

“Hey I’m thinking of picking up one of those DROIDs”

“Oh yeah, which one?”

“Either the Evo or a Galaxy S”

People! DROID and Android are two different things. DROID is a brand name which refers to a certain group of Android phones on Verizon’s network. Android is the operating system that powers phones. So referring to all Android phones as DROIDs is like referring to all shoes as Nikes.

That is all.

Earlier this week, Google’s highly anticipated social network opened up to early testers and the internet has been buzzing ever since. After little more than a week, many are considering ditching the king of the throne for the new kid of the block, and with good reason. Google has brought a serious contender to the table which attacks all of Facebook’s weak points. Here are the reasons why I believe Google+ will be a hit.

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