Review: Foto Frame DLX creates multiframe photos but is flawed on two counts

Foto Frame DLX provides a very familiar photo editing function, and with a number of frame options, numerous editing tools, and more, it works decently well, though there are some issues related to performance and design. The most glaring of these issues is the integration of ads. The app is free, but every time you press a button or change menus, an ad will pop up, sometimes on a delay that leads to accidental ad presses. While not a deal breaker, it comes close when trying to finish and share an image.

The actual functionality of the app is good, … Read more

HTC and Verizon will unveil new device Nov. 13

Judging from an invite that just hit our desks, Verizon and HTC will pull the tarp off a fresh smartphone on Tuesday. The press event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in New York, and we plan to be on hand to find out just what kind of luscious mobile technology will drop from the sky.

I personally hope this event will center around the rumored HTC DLX handset, a 5-inch-screen phone said to be armed to the teeth with a truckload of powerful components and software. These include Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, an 8- or … Read more

HTC DLX gets spied with Verizon branding

Verizon looks to be inching closer to announcing a 5-inch HTC smartphone, with pictures of said device surfacing over the weekend.

The handset will be known as the HTC DLX ("deluxe") and should arrive in time for the Thanksgiving shopping season, according to Android Central.

The source of the photos advised that the HTC DLX comes with 16GB internal storage and a 2500mAh battery, both matching previous rumors. Decked in the same red and black of the Droid Incredible series, the forthcoming device will boast a full 1080p HD display and quad-core processor. In fact, the DLX should … Read more

Conquer the world or conquer the universe: iPhone apps of the week

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) was in San Francisco's Moscone Center this week, and I got a chance to walk the show floor in search of new iPhone games and sample gaming technologies on the horizon for other platforms. As I walked the floor, I was lucky enough to be able to talk to a couple of iPhone game developers, including the guys from Subatomic Studios, developers of Field Runners ($2.99), as well as Phil Hassey who created Galcon, one of the games I mention below.

It's exciting to see the iPhone and iPod Touch on display … Read more

Impressed by the new Katana DLX

Looks truly aren't everything, as evidenced by this remarkable Sprint Katana DLX. While basic in appearance, this Sprint offering raises the bar in features.

Two words epitomize this gem: speed and availability. Live TV (though not via the superior DVB-H platform), fast Web access, a current--dare I say almost complete--over-the-air music list that easily justifies it's 99 cents per song download, a solid 1.3 megapixel camera, easy contacts transfer, supports up to a 4 gig microSD, etc.

And may I also add, call quality is excellent. It's from Sanyo, which may be the most underrated cell … Read more

Photo gallery: Sanyo Katana DLX

The Sanyo Katana DLX is one of the best Sanyo handsets we've seen so far. Not only is it a slim and sleek flip phone, it also comes loaded with lots of features: a 1.3-megapixel camera, EV-DO support, a music player, a microSD card slot, and more. This is certainly a far cry from last year's Sanyo Katana, which didn't have nearly as many features. Take a closer look at the Sanyo Katana DLX with our Katana slide show.

Sprint announces two new Sanyo Katanas

Sprint has just launched not one but two Sanyo Katanas--the Sanyo Katana II and the Sanyo Katana DLX, both of which are slim, sleek, and come in a variety of colors. The Sanyo Katana II is not too different from last year's Sanyo Katana 6600, but it carries a slight cosmetic upgrade and an increased memory of 21MB. The Katana II is available in cosmic black, pink fascination, and midnight steel. Otherwise, its features are the same as its predecessor: a VGA camera, Bluetooth, GPS, a speakerphone, and not much else. The lack of EV-DO is quite disappointing.

However, … Read more