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The Telecom Digest for September 09, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 244 : "text" Format

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Samsung Epic 4G Review: The Fastest Android Phone(Monty Solomon)
Re: Gmail phone service makes calling anywhere from home cheap. (Bill Horne)
School district and Verizon collaborate over cell phone learning tools (Lisa or Jeff)

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Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 01:18:42 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Samsung Epic 4G Review: The Fastest Android Phone Message-ID: <p062408a6c8accca0cb6a@[]> Samsung Epic 4G Review: The Fastest Android Phone by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/6/2010 5:28:00 PM This one has been a hotly requested item from you all: a review of the Samsung Galaxy S. Samsung sent us their newest Galaxy S phone, the Epic 4G for use on Sprint's WiMAX network. It's the first 4" phone we've reviewed, the first to use Samsung's Hummingbird SoC and the first with a Super AMOLED display. The CPU performance proved to be on par with the Motorola Droid X and other 1GHz Android offerings, but the GPU performance is a good 30 - 45% better than anything else on the market today. The new Super AMOLED display is also a huge improvement over the AMOLED screens we've seen in other Android phones. Battery life leaves a lot to be desired as the Epic 4G lasted less than 4 hours in our 3G/4G web browsing tests. We also encountered issues with the phone's GPS receiver as many others have reported. Overall Samsung's Epic 4G is a nice step forward for Android, but with a few glaring issues it remains imperfect. Read about it all and more in our full review of the Epic 4G. ... http://www.anandtech.com/print/3891
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 07:24:20 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Gmail phone service makes calling anywhere from home cheap. Message-ID: <L-adnUeFZLXq7xrRnZ2dnUVZ_h-dnZ2d@speakeasy.net> On 9/7/2010 8:42 AM, Monty Solomon wrote: > The Home Phone Is Back! > > Google's new Gmail phone service makes calling anywhere from home > cheap and crystal clear. [snip] > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > I use the service: it performs as well as this reviewer says. > > The only inconvenience is that a single account can't have more than > one "landline" phone number, so anyone in your home who wants "their" > Google voice number routed to a cell phone or a different landline > must have a different account. OK, let's try that again. (That's what I get for posting a comment before my second cup of coffee). The only inconvenience of Google voice is that each account requires a separate land-line or cell telephone number for it to forward its calls to. In other words, if you have more than one Google voice account holder in the same house, you must have more than one land-line or cell phone, etc. You can's share your pots line with a different Google voice account-holder. Every Google voice account needs a different place to send that account's calls. I hope this is more clear. I haven't had my second cup of coffee yet. Bill Horne (Filter QRM for direct replies)
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 08:30:01 -0700 (PDT) From: Lisa or Jeff <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: School district and Verizon collaborate over cell phone learning tools Message-ID: <279d3482-597a-40a6-b4c8-f6061fc5b710@g17g2000yqe.googlegroups.com> >From the Newark NJ Star Ledger: Toms River (NJ) school district, Verizon collaborate to incorporate cell phones into curriculum Using the phones, students will be able to conduct research, write reports, download books, draw or animate projects. Their instructors can develop lesson plans that meet the studentsí need. The devices cannot make or receive calls and do not have texting capability. For full article please see: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/toms_river_verizon_collaborate.html
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