Thursday, April 25, 2013

5 Reasons the Samsung Galaxy S4 is Out of This World

The Samsung Galaxy S4 launches today and arrives in stores this Saturday. The Car-Tel Team couldn't be more excited! After the solid performance of the S3 we have no doubt this new generation will bring the A-game. Many are calling the S4 Samsung's flagship phone - we're calling it the mothership. Here are five reasons we think the Samsung Galaxy S4 is out of this world:

1. The S4 packs a jaw-dropping 13 mega-pixel back-facing camera. That's right, we said 13 MP. And it gets even better - the phone has a 2 MP dual camera which means you can record yourself simultaneously. We think you should try filming the next meteor shower.

2. If you're addicted to productivity apps (guilty!) you will love the S4's dual view feature that allows you to run multiple apps simultaneously. You can shop for space suits on one side of your screen while applying for a one-way mission to Mars on the other - or, if you're looking for something closer to home, tweet about the Phillies game while watching it live on your S4.

3. Gesture controls are yesterday's news - the Galaxy S4 comes equipped with eye control, giving you unprecedented flexibility when managing your apps, phone calls and music. The Smart Pause feature also detects your eye movements and pauses video playback when you are focused on something else.

4. The S4 boasts a 5 inch 1080p HD screen, allowing you to view high resolution HD shows, videos and movies in all their glory. The extra screen space also means you have a wider, easier keyboard to type on.

5. Samsung's S Beam takes NFC capability to the next level by offering the fastest and easiest way to transfer data just by tapping your phones to establish an immediate wi-fi connection. This phone transfers contact information, games and files at the speed of light.

We will be unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S4 this Saturday, April 27 at all our retail locations. Stop by and get in on the action!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Home is Where the HTC First Is

Have you heard about the new HTC First? The Car-Tel staff is excited about the world's first ever Facebook phone, released this past Friday. The HTC First was released with Facebook Home already installed, making it easier than ever to stay in touch with friends and family. Combined with an Android platform and the HTC hardware we all know and love, this phone will make you swoon.

Facebook Home is a user interface layer developed by Facebook that integrates your favorite social networking site deeply into the pocket-sized HTC First. You can browse news feeds and recent activity and use Chat Heads to communicate in real time with your best buds. Check out a quick demo here to understand how Chat Heads work:

The Facebook Home interface allows you to seamlessly navigate your Facebook applications and information without disrupting your other tasks. If you need some alone time with your HTC First and the Android platform, you can disable Facebook Home and enjoy the original Android experience - but we think you'll feel right at home with your new HTC out of the box. Visit one of our stores soon to check it out!

Have you already tested the HTC First and Facebook Home? What do you love about it?