Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile are all providing their subscribers 4G internet connectivity. When we used 3G internet connection on out phone, we felt that it is the fastest internet connectivity that one can avail on their smartphone. However, the 4G network has turned out to be even faster. So let us try to understand more about 4G.
Samsung Zeal is a CDMA phone from Verizon. The dual hinge measures 101.9 x 51.8 17.1 mm and weighs 123g. The phone has a very unique quality. From outside, the phone appears to be like any other flip phone. It has a very rugged design. However, the front portion of the phone shines beautifully.
The display screen measures 2.6 inches and has a display resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The external display is only 1.3 inches and has a display resolution of 128 x 128 pixels. The Samsung Zeal comes with a very unique and new concept for keyboard called e-link keyboard. The layout of the keys automatically changes for portrait mode and messaging mode. The portrait mode gives you a numpad keyboard design whereas in the messaging mode, you are present with QWERTY keyboard. The mode can be switched very quickly.
When all the world is waiting for Windows Phone 7 devices, LG has managed to release first Windows Mobile device for Verizon – LG Fathom VS750. The phone’s look won’t impress you; however its durability can be felt through its plastic construction. The corner and edges are slightly curved. The phone measures 115 x 56 x 17mm and weighs 152 which is slightly on the bulky side. It has got a 3.2 inches TFT resistive touchscreen that is capable of displaying 256k colors at a display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is not easy to view the display under bright sunlight.
Recently, Verizon Wireless released two Microsoft Kin phones namely Kin One and Kin Two. We reviewed the Kin One in the previous week and we are going to review the other Kin phone – the Microsoft Kin Two. The Microsoft Kin Two runs on Kin OS which is mainly a platform that can be best used for social networking and for listening to streaming music. As far as the design of concerned, the Microsoft Kin Two look awesome as it looks very sleek and the build is well done. The body of the phone is made up of scratch resistant material.
Verizon brings to Nokia 7705 which is one of the smallest phones that is available in the market. Nokia has named it Twist because there is a hidden keyboard that twists out. This phone has been released by Nokia to give competition to phones like Samsung Alias 2 and LG enV3. It measures only 69 x 69 x 15 mm and weighs 98g. The QVGA display measures 2.4 inches and has a display resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and supports 262k colors. The light sensor automatically adjusts the brightness of the display depending on the lighting conditions.
The HTC Droid Incredible is an Android phone that has been made available through Verizon Wireless. The long awaited Droid Incredible was expected to look good, however we came to realize that there is nothing remarkable about the looks of the phone. We expected the phone to have some sort of futuristic appeal; however the phone looks quite mundane. When you hold the phone in your hand, you will realize that the quality of construction is nothing special. The phone weighs only 130 grams and measures 4.63 x 2.30 x 0.47 inches.
HTC Droid ERIS is Android powered phones from Verizon. This phone looks quite similar to the cousin phone – Sprint’s HTC Hero. Both HTC Hero and HTC DROID ERIS have the specs. However, the display screen of the DROID ERIS displays 262K as compared to 65K of Hero. The phone is often compared to another Android powered phone – the Motorola DROID. The Motorola DROID is a better phone as it has 3.7 inches display with a display resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.