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May 31, 2010

HTC Evo, +1, -1

by C. Ross Jam

As there’s wider penetration of the HTC Evo to reviewers, more reports of the smartphone are coming in. +1. Ginny Mies has a fairly positive review of the phone over at Macworld. -1. MG Siegler of TechCrunch, admittedly a fan of the iPhone, is down on the Evo. The big minus for him is the […]

May 20, 2010

More HTC Evo Stuff

by C. Ross Jam

A couple of reviews are out on the leader for my next phone. Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal likes the Evo, can’t get the top advertised bandwidth even in Baltimore where it’s been out for a while, and he’s really down on the battery life when using 4G. However, and this is a […]

May 15, 2010

HTC Evo Details

by C. Ross Jam

So the details of my potential next phone are out. Hardware cost is pretty reasonable for a front line smartphone: $199. I was hoping for a little better plan pricing though. Forced into a $70 “premium” smartphone plan. Then a mandatory $10 for 4G that I can’t even get? Thank god my mother in law […]

March 25, 2010

The HTC Evo, Por Moi?

by C. Ross Jam

So reading this Gizmodo review of Sprint’s new smartphone, the HTC Evo, there may finally be a modern phone that I’m willing to buy. I have an ancient 5+ year old phone. I would upgrade to a smartphone (iPhone, Nexus One) but for 1) the added $30+ premium on a data plan you have to […]

July 19, 2017

How Times Have Changed

by C. Ross Jam

As I’ve said before, there’s been a bit of gardening going on here behind the scenes. This has made me revisit a number of older posts on this here blog. Circa 2010, I was seriously investigating ways to get mobile data access for a reasonable price. The number of posts regarding the HTC Evo as […]

July 24, 2010

Droid X Reviews

by C. Ross Jam

Photo cribbed from AnandTech I think I’ve given up on the HTC Evo. The reviews are a little too mixed with not enough bang for buck over an iPhone 4. The criminal charges against the Evo’s battery life seem to be sticking. But Motorola’s Droid X, Verizon’s answer to the Evo, looks like it has […]

June 28, 2010

Virgin Mobile Hotspot, Prepaid!

by C. Ross Jam

Interesting. Virgin Mobile is about to sell a 3G MiFi Hotspot. Big deal you say? Just like Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, whoopedo! First up, no long term contract after you buy the device for $150. Second, it looks like you’ll be able to purchase megabytes using pre-paid cards. I’ve been thinking that one of the […]

June 17, 2010

The Evo Final Dagger?

by C. Ross Jam

For a moment, David Pogue’s review of the HTC Evo had put the dagger in my choice of the new 4G phone, battery life being the culprit again. Here’s the money quote: The good news is that most of the disappointing, flaky and mediocre aspects of the Evo all pertain to its cutting-edge features. Thousands […]

June 2, 2010

AT&T Strikes Back

by C. Ross Jam

AT&T’s failure to provide tethering was my biggest hurdle to buying an iPhone. Today’s announcements by the company, revising its data plans and providing tethering, are now a big spanner in my smartphone works. ArsTechnica has the best overview of the plans and the implications. If you believe AT&T, a lot of their smartphone customers […]

June 1, 2010

4G in DC!!

by C. Ross Jam

Washington Business Journal is reporting that Clearwire has unleashed WiMax coverage in the Washington DC area. That’s the service behind Sprint’s, and the HTC Evo’s, 4G capabilities. Makes that smartphone even more tempting. The odd thing is that the coverage map doesn’t hit my home, but seems to cover a lot of other places around […]

May 8, 2010

Smartphone D-Day

by C. Ross Jam

If this report of Clearwire, and presumably Sprint, widely expanding its WiMAX footprint is true, this summer means D-Day for a new smartphone for me. A reasonable combination of HTC Evo price, acceptable MiFi fee, and decent Sprint data plan, means I’m on board with them. Otherwise, I’ll be looking at Verizon’s Palm offerings with […]

April 1, 2010

Palm Pre Plus! So Close, Yet So Far

by C. Ross Jam

Just recently, I regaled you with my lust for the upcoming HTC Evo as my ideal smartphone cum 3G hotspot. Well, Verizon just went and theoretically blew that lust out of the water with announcements about the Palm Pre Plus: First off, you can actually buy a Palm Pre Plus now, as opposed to this […]