Quick Review: Palm Pre 2

Summary:  The Palm Pre2 was the last phone released by the technology pioneer, Palm, Inc. prior to its acquisition by HP.  Running a unique, and ahead of its time OS called webOS, the Palm Pre2 addressed a number of shortcomings in the previous Palm Pre phone and increased interest in the platform. Released in October 2010…

HP Pre 3 4G webOS Smartphone

Summary:  The HP Pre3 was the last phone released by HP prior to the announced end of life of its webOS hardware devices. Running a unique, and ahead of its time OS called webOS, the HP Pre3 was the only 4G (HSPA) webOS smartphone to be released. Ironically this phone was released in the UK…

Quick Review: FitBit Flex

Summary:  A stylistically simple, wrist-based wireless movement tracker designed to track steps walked or ran and sleep cycles to bring greater visibility of daily activity levels. This type of tracker is most appropriate for individuals who prefer to wirelessly track sleep, food intake, and any exercise which uses the legs and arms, to help them…

Samsung Gear Watch (1st Gen)

Summary:  The Samsung Galaxy Gear (1st Generation), was the first smartphone integrated smart watch to achieve high levels of market awareness.  Using Bluetooth to connect to a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, this watch allows for users to perform minor productivity and communications tasks directly on their wrist.  By increasing the accessibility of smartphone features and placing…

Samsung Gear Watch (2nd Gen)

Summary:  The Samsung Gear 2 was released in April of 2014 as the successor to the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch.  There are a number of enhancements that were made to the Gear 2 as compared to the original Gear, but with some unavoidable feature losses, based on the choice to use Tizen (a Samsung controlled,…

Quick Review: Samsung Gear S

Summary:  The Samsung Gear S is currently the most advanced smartwatch from Samsung.  Released in November of 2014, it is the first smartwatch to contain a full 3G modem, enabling calling, texts, and data directly from the watch – without a phone.  Compared to the previous flagship Gear model, the Gear 2, a number of…