Review: LG Optimus S
Even the Entertainment Sprint ID pack does little to improve the stock music experience on the LG Optimus S. The player is essentially the same music player that shipped with Android 1.0. It's not horrible, but it doesn't offer any advanced playback controls or options to tweak the sound from your music. There are plenty of other apps available from the Android Market, but music playback is one area in which Android comes up short compared to devices like the Apple iPhone 3GS. I do appreciate the search options from the music player. By clicking on the artist, song or album name, you can start a search on Google, YouTube or even Pandora. So, if you want to hear more music like Lady Gaga, just click on her name to open a Lady Gaga channel in the Pandora app.
CTIA Fall 2010
Phone Scoop is on site in San Francisco to take in all the breaking news and hands-on experiences of the fall CTIA trade show. Be sure to check for full coverage and handset first impressions here.
Review: Edifer MP200 Bluetooth Speaker
If you want a Bluetooth speaker that's small, portable, powerful, and fun, the Edifer MP200 may fit the bill. This simple compact music maker includes a few unique features that set it apart from other inexpensive offerings.
Review: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Sony is offering its Xperia Z5 Compact to US buyers online. This unlocked Android smartphone works with both AT&T and T-Mobile.
Review: LG Lancet for Verizon Wireless
The LG Lancet is a low-cost Windows Phone that's easy grasp and offers a lot of value for the dollar with Microsoft's productivity apps on board. The Lancet proves that sometimes small stands tall.
Review: Blu Life One X2
Blu's latest Android smartphone is the inexpensive Life One X2. It offers a premium metal-and-glass appearance paired with mid-range specs and performance.