round robin 2009

Smartphone Round Robin Wrap Up: Contest Winners Announced and Some Closing Thoughts...

Smartphone Round Robin Wrap Up: Contest Winners Announced and Some Closing Thoughts...

Our third annual Smartphone Round Robin has finally come to an end, which means there only two things left to do - announce the winners of some sweet new smartphones (find the winners at the bottom of this post) and say farewell until next year with some final thoughts... Back on the Crack and Loving It! If you missed any of this year's Round Robin posts, be sure to jump over to our...

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Smartphone Round Robin Aftermath: What the Other Site Editors Thought About BlackBerry Smartphones

Smartphone Round Robin Aftermath: What the Other Site Editors Thought About BlackBerry Smartphones

The Smartphone Round Robin is finally into the wind down phase. With so many platforms and devices participating this year the event has run a little long and has been a bit confusing to follow, but the content has been nothing less than stellar. If you're in the market for a new smartphone or are just curious to know how the experts perceive each competing platform based on their own...

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Nokia Smartphones from the Perspective of a BlackBerrry User, Smartphone Round Robin

Nokia Smartphones from the Perspective of a BlackBerrry User, Smartphone Round Robin

Talk about procrastination. My final Nokia review for the Smartphone Round Robin should have been up last Friday, but here it is a week late. Everytime I sat down to start writing it, I always managed to find a distraction compelling enough to pull me away. This one is definitely tough for me to write. For every other platform I've looked at over the past 6+ weeks that the Round Robin...

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Video: CrackBerry Kevin Gets First Schooling in Nokia, Smartphone Round Robin

Video: CrackBerry Kevin Gets First Schooling in Nokia, Smartphone Round Robin

Week #5 in the Smartphone Round Robin is here, the last week of trying smartphones outside of BlackBerry, and it has me on two Nokia devices, the N97 and N900. Picking up these phones, I can honestly admit I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT NOKIA SMARTPHONES. Nokia seems to take a back seat in the North American marke, but on a worldwide scale they're HUGGGE. I didn't know what to expect at all when...

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Apple iPhone 3GS From the Perspective of a BlackBerry User, Smartphone Round Robin

Apple iPhone 3GS From the Perspective of a BlackBerry User, Smartphone Round Robin

Yin and Yang is the concept of duality forming a whole. In our every day lives, we see many examples of Yin and Yang before us. Think of pairings like night and day, or female and male. Diving deeper into the principles of Yin and Yang in Taoism, you'll find that neither are absolute, nor are they static, and that the summation of Yin and Yang form a whole and that their balance can be...

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Smartphone Round Robin Catch-Up: Windows on BlackBerry First Impressions; Palm on BlackBerry Final Review

Smartphone Round Robin Catch-Up: Windows on BlackBerry First Impressions; Palm on BlackBerry Final Review

The Smartphone Round Robin continues... and while I'm playing with the iToy this week (final review coming before end of weekend, see first impressions video here) there's some great BlackBerry coverage for you all to check out.  Dieter was tied up with CES, so like me was a little late in getting his last review up. Dieter really gave the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and Storm2 some good...

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Palm webOS, Pre and Pixi from the Perspective of a BlackBerry User, Smartphone Round Robin

Palm webOS, Pre and Pixi from the Perspective of a BlackBerry User, Smartphone Round Robin

Between New Year's celebrations and CES 2010 in Vegas last week, my final Palm review is coming at you about 10 days later than it should. There's a side benefit though. Last week at CES 2010 Palm announced that the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus will be arriving at Verizon in the weeks ahead, so I now have much better perspective of where things are at and going for Palm than I would...

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