Another CTIA has come to an end, so it's time for CNET to pass out our Best of CTIA awards. We had to make a tough choice this year and break away from our traditional categories; because most of the major handset announcements in Las Vegas this year were smartphones (you can blame Android for that) we consolidated the traditional Best Phone and Best Smartphone categories into a category for Best Phone, plus a runner-up. We also couldn't find a worthy nominee for Best Software/Service so we did away with that category completely. So now, on to … Read more
This episode had a number of potential titles. Nerd Alert, Nerd party, Nerdgasm... but we honed in on the one that really encapsulates the sheer nerditude of stuff covered in today's show. Let your inner nerd shine through.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 178
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The newest 4G marvel from Sprint and HTC joins a growing list of high-end smartphones that tap into the speed of Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor.
The dual-branded Sprint HTC phone announced Tuesday at CTIA 2010 in Las Vegas joins other Snapdragon-based phones, including the Google Nexus One (also made by HTC), the HTC HD2, Acer Liquid, and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. All, except the HD2, are upscale phones that run the Android operating system.
The Sprint Evo 4G is representative of a category of high-end Android-based phones that pack extra processing punch to power large screens (in the case of … Read more
LAS VEGAS--To no one's surprise, Sprint kicked off CTIA 2010 here by announcing its first 4G phone. The HTC Evo 4G is not only the carrier's first WiMax cell phone--previously the carrier only has offered 4G laptop cards and the Samsung Mondi--but also the first commercially available 4G handset with a major U.S. carrier. The Evo runs Google Android OS 2.1; finally, a new Android phone meets the world with the latest Android OS available.
From the outset, the Evo is an attractive touch-screen device that closely resembles the HTC HD2. We got a taste of the Evo's candy bar design when photos of the HTC Supersonic leaked in late January. And in the end, the final product doesn't stray far from those initial impressions.
The massive 4.3-inch display is quite a looker. Its rich resolution and color support make for a pleasant browsing experience. The touch screen also appeared to be accurate and responsive in our brief hands-on. Below the display are four touch controls for the home screen, main menu, search, and backing out of a page. There's physical navigation control, but that's fine since we rely on the touch screen for most navigation anyway.
In the first phase of this Web clip, Chris … Read more
So far 2009 is the year for Capcom with the launch of Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, and now the upcoming Lost Planet 2. The hits keep coming, not to mention the newly released DLC for RE5 for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Now Capcom has teamed with GameStop and the EVO Championship Series to "fight against hunger" at the Street Fighter IV National Championship Finals. This event is one of the largest and longest-running fighting-game tournaments in the world.
It's taking place Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Fort Mason in … Read more
So far this week we've looked at the phenomenal 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia up close in the showroom and in action on the roadway. In today's video clip, EVO Magazine's Chris Harris continues his analysis of the bold new Ferrari 458 Italia by taking it onto the race track to see just how much of an ass-kicker this new Prancing Horse really is.
In this Web video, EVO Magazine's Chris Harris breaks down the specs, features and handling of the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia as it pertains to high speed driving technique. If you're not … Read more
A major trend in home design is architecture reflecting the reality that the kitchen is where we gather and socialize. Now Evo's Affinity 25E cooktop takes that concept to a new level--and shape.
This innovative cooktop offers a 25-inch diameter round cooking surface with inner and outer temperature zones that you can combine or use separately to create custom dishes in a social setting. Cooking temperatures on the work surface range from 150 degrees Fahrenheit to 525 degrees, so this cooktop can probably do anything a more ordinary looking appliance can do.
Install the cooktop at the end of … Read more
Mitsubishi announced today that it will enter a modified Lancer in next year's Dakar rally, the legendary grueling race through Africa. The base model Lancer is a small economy car with not much pep but a good cabin tech package, seemingly a poor platform for this tough race. However, Mitsubishi has been proving for years with the Lancer Evo, a heavily modified version of the car, that it can win World Rally Car races. The newest version, the Evo X, impressed the heck out of us on the track at Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., earlier this year. Mitsubishi … Read more
Recently we've seen some innovative clear hard-shell cases for iPhones and iPods, but somehow we don't think they'd meet the demands of the super-rugged "Vigor Evo HD." Why? As you can see in the photo, this PC has a 17-inch LCD stuck on the side of its case.
It's unclear why someone in need of a rugged computer would want this kind of exposed monitor, which seems to be begging to be smashed. Still, NextComputing describes the machine as its "highest-performance rugged workstation," according to Engadget, with a 3-terabyte hard drive, dual-layer … Read more