Wireless Wednesday: 4G LTE Phones
Rick Limpert, dave fm’s resident tech expert, joins The Steve Show every Wednesday morning at 8am. This week he showed us some new 4G LTE phones. Plus, his pick for App of the Week will help you become a better golfer.
Samsung Galaxy S III vs. HTC Evo 4g LTE
4G LTE is all the buzz in the mobile world now. It’s available here in Atlanta, so let’s look at the two hottest phones making use of 4G LTE.
What a great AT&T phone, the Galaxy S III has already sole 10 million units.
The Galaxy S3, which offers a dual-core processor, a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 1,280×720-pixel resolution.
This smartphone runs Ice Cream Sandwich. Ice Cream Sandwich lets you put buttons as virtual icons onscreen, like on the Galaxy Nexus. There will be a physical home button, an elongated strip in the center of the phone’s face at the bottom. Either side are two virtual capacitive buttons.
Features include — S Voice, which is a voice recognition service designed by Vlingo (a company which is now being bought by Nuance, who contributed to Apple products and, almost certainly, Siri).
And Smart Stay, which uses the front-facing camera to periodically check if it can recognize a pair of eyes looking at it and if not, it turns the screen off to save power.
In the popular Galaxy S III commercial you see All Share. All Share that lets you instantly beam photos you shoot to other Galaxy S III phones.
The 8MP camera allows you to take quick pictures and it also take 1080 HD videos.
This phone is innovative and packs a punch. $199.99 from AT&T.
HTC EVO 4G LTE
Forget the term “Smartphone”– this is a “Superphone”
4.7-inch 1280×720 Super LCD display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, 16GB storage and Android 4.0. As the name implies, the device also packs in 4G LTE connectivity.
HTC EVO 4G LTE is the first HD voice-capable phone announced by any U.S. wireless carrier, it makes mobile voice quality crystal clear while nearly eliminating background noise.
Atlanta now has Sprint 4G LTE. Atlanta is one of five cities that Sprint has launched it’s 4G LTE service in. It all started July 15, and the EVO makes use of it. HTC EVO 4G LTE customers can enjoy Sprint’s unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint Everything Data plans with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM include unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month.
With instant capture and continuous shooting at four frames per second, easy-to-miss moments won’t slip by. Snap brilliant panoramic scenes with state-of-the-art 8.0 megapixel camera and even capture stills while shooting video clips.
Hear music just like the artist intended. Beats Audio is studio quality sound – a powerful combination of software and hardware built into the phone, delivering a sonic experience so amazing it has to be heard to be believed.
$199 from Sprint.
App of the Week:
The Swingbyte will attach to any golf club – driver through putter
Pairs to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth
Weighs less than one ounce
Attaches easily just below the grip
Recharges via USB port
It will let you track:
Club head speed and acceleration at all points through your swing
Your club’s true plane from address to impact
Club face angle relative to swing path
Static and dynamic loft and lie at address and impact
Angle of attack and Club path
This will give you instant feedback that you can use.
In the diagram provided: The curved solid lines represent the path of the club head throughout the swing. As you move the club through the swing, the arc is color-coded by the speed or acceleration of your club head. It will help you track and improve your swing. Go to www.swingbyte.com.
Rick Limpert is a freelance writer who’s a regular contributor to Yahoo News and Sports in the area of sports technology and is also the Atlanta Gadgets Examiner for Examiner.com.
You can follow Rick on Twitter – @RickRoswell