Review: HTC Titan II for AT&T
Windows Phones all ship with Internet Explorer, a decent browser that does a fine job of rendering HTML. During my tests, the browser loaded web sites over both HSPA+ and LTE at about the same speed — which was pretty quick. IE9 isn't based on WebKit which the browsers in Android and iOS are. I find the lack of WebKit limits the functionality of IE9 a bit, as I find it is better at rendering web sites on a phone.
In terms of controls, the address bar is at the bottom of the screen instead of the top. The browser doesn't offer forward or back buttons; only stop or refresh. You have to press the three dots to the right of the address bar to access other options. Web pages can be pinned to the start screen or easily shared via social networks.
What stinks is that while there are some third-party browser apps available in the Marketplace, none of them are any good; the most important ones — Opera, Firefox, Chrome — are missing.
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As for customizing your Windows Phone, the lock screen wallpaper can be switched up, the color of the home screen tiles adjusted, and the background set to either white or black. Other than that, you can only mix up the live tiles and hubs that are pinned to the home screen and set custom ringers. As noted earlier, there is only one home screen with Windows Phone, and there are no true widgets.
Review: Nokia Lumia 635 for T-Mobile
Nokia's entry-level Lumia 635 is a solid little phone, especially when you consider just how inexpensive it is. It is among the first to run Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 platform, which shines on this tiny titan.
Hands-On with the HTC 10
HTC showed off its 2016 flagship smartphone today. The HTC 10 takes all the characteristics we've come to appreciate in HTC and amps them up.
Review: HTC U Ultra
HTC's flagship handset for the year is the U Ultra, a stunning slab of metal and glass. This powerful Android smartphone combines an attractive design with a solid spec sheet.
Review: Nokia Lumia 830 for AT&T
The Lumia 830 is a powerful mid-range smartphone for AT&T that performs far above its stature. This well-made, good-looking phone could fool you into thinking it's a flagship.
Review: HTC One A9 for AT&T
The One A9 from HTC is a high-class Android smartphone. It is among the first to ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and boasts amenities such as a fingerprint reader and top-quality materials.