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Sony has designed the Xperia go to handle everything life dishes out. They gave it a scratch-resistant display, a battery-save mode for when you’re running late and made sure it had the highest water and dust resistance of any smartphone. This demo shows to smartphone getting dunked in a glass of water. The Xperia go will feature Google Android 4 on a 1 GHz NovaThor U8500 Dual-core Cortex A9, a 5-megapixel camera and 3.5-inch screen. The Xperia go comes to Canada on November 14.
Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
We've been testing the iPhone 4 on Telus for four weeks. We've compared it to an iPhone 3GS as well as a Google Nexus One which were our previous smartphones that we used daily. Here are our impressions.
By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
A week ago, Google announced that it was offering an unlocked version of its Nexus One Smartphone for AT&T and Rogers. We got our hands on one of the first units to hit Canadian borders and put it through its paces.
By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla The T-Mobile G1 or the Android smartphone, was released to the public (in the US and in the UK) last month and ushered in a new era of promise in the smartphone segment. For those users who have soldiered on with Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile - the Google phone offered an alternative that married open-source goodness (unlimited number of free apps) and usability (GPS, 3G, Touch technology and a full-sized QWERTY keyboard) anchored with Google's slick interface. Many will pit the Android G1 against the Apple iPhone 3G, its just inevitable. These are two key devices that may be similar in some ways but, as we have found out, are fundamentally different. The iPhone has a year advantage of software, functionality and is a more mature product. It is a known quantity and works primarily because it is a closed system watched and controlled closely by Apple sentinels Here at the Canadian Reviewer we scoured the web for a chance to nab a unit for a long-term review. It arrived yesterday and we wasted no time in activating, unlocking and testing the T-Mobile G1 on our Rogers network. More Android Goodness after the jump Out of the Box This first part deals with the out-of-the box experience and the steps taken to unlock the T-Mobile G1. The unit we acquired was purchased in full without a contract so it came with a SIM card that was not yet activated. We have a prepaid T-Mobile SIM, which we use when we cross the border and we threw this into the G1. It worked. We set up an account (you sign into GMail) and it was ready to go. Next was to make the G1 work on our home network. For that we had to saunter off to Unlock G1, which takes the IMEI information and for a fee will send you an unlock code within the day. It worked. Like magic. Lets just say that the hardest thing about this process was the anticipation. Within 5 hours I had received the code, followed the instructions (read them well people, you only get one shot), and we were off to the races. Calling and SMS were enabled and we had a functioning Android phone on Rogers. Now we just needed to get EDGE working (Android G1 is 3G but uses an arcane frequency that is pertinent only to T-Mobile, how bloody gracious) and set up Wi-Fi for accessing information on our home network. Here is where things started to get tricky. Go to Part 2 of the review Go to Part 3 of the review