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…

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Quick Summary:  As the most recent flagship Note smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 4 provides some of the most powerful Android device hardware combined with the unique stylus pen, and a significantly more solid build.  This combination of large screen smartphone and stylus pen appeals to a vocal, but smaller community of smartphone users.…

Samsung Galaxy S5

Summary:  The most advanced Samsung Galaxy S-series device currently available, the Samsung Galaxy S5 brings a wide range of new, mostly evolutionary features to the product line.  Due to a cost higher than many other Android devices, the Samsung Galaxy S5 remains most appealing to the technically focused hobbyist or developer who demands top performance,…

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Summary:  Though not the most recent device, the Note 3 still provides a powerful stylus + large smartphone combination that appeals to members of a small, but vocal minority of smartphone users.  Succeeded only in October of 2014 by the more recent Note 4, the Galaxy Note 3 retains most of the unique characteristics of…

Quick Review: Samsung Galaxy S4

Summary:  The Samsung Galaxy S4, although an older device (released in April 2013), is an advanced Android phone and is still available for purchase.  Of course, with the release of the Galaxy S5, and then the S6 recently, the average retail cost of the S4 has gone down to around $300-$375 new unlocked, or free…