For the longest time, Verizon has remained the only one of the big carriers in the US that didn’t charge an upgrade fee when you go to re-sign a new two year contract, but not any longer. Starting April 22nd, Verizon will charge $30 for the upgrade process whenever extending a customers contract. You can read their exact words and reasoning for the change by checking out the statement put out by the carrier, but basically they claim that the charge was to better help them maintain their customer services and tools.
Oh, look at that Retina display! Oh, look at those quad-core graphics! Oh, look at that… what? Why isn’t my Wi-Fi working? Yup, apparently there have been “many” new iPad owners who have been complaining about Wi-Fi issues, Apple has very much recognized the pressing problem and are out to fix it.
The Apple iPhone 5 is certainly a much anticipated device, and so is the Samsung Galaxy S 3. We have already heard a lot of rumors regarding the upcoming Android handset and what you see above is thought to have come from a public relations PowerPoint file. Is that really the S3 we have been waiting for all this while? We believe it is most probably a fake.
As the invite let us know, today was the big day. Apple hosted a special event in San Francisco this morning to unveil the new iPad to the world. Interestingly enough, it is not the iPad 2S, the iPad HD, or even the iPad 3 that we had expected. It’s simply the new iPad. I guess they’ve decided to take the iPod approach to product names moving forward, rather than the iPhone style of naming models.
Samsung unveiled some new devices at the MWC 2012, but it is certainly a disappointment that the much anticipated Galaxy S3 did not make it for the event. We are hoping that Samsung would make up for this by bringing out a handset that is worth the wait. And it appears like that is what they are planning to do. The latest info suggests that the company is thinking about something big.
I’m not sure how Steve Jobs would feel about this. He said that the 9.7-inch screen of the iPad was the “minimum size required to create great tablet apps,” but it looks like Apple is genuinely entertaining the idea of producing a tablet with a smaller display.
As you might remember, the original iPad and the iPad 2 debuted at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center. It is worth noting that the hall is free for the newly rumored date. Apple might have already booked it and could be keeping silent for now, just to enjoy the misery that we all go through thinking about the next generation iPad. And also March 7th is a Wednesday, a day that Apple is very fond of.
Just yesterday, Droid-Life received a new tip that claims the Droid 4 is on its way very, very soon. In fact, just days away with a release date of February 10th. Supposedly this model will cost for $199 with a 2-year contract. The rumor seems at least somewhat believable considering it includes a screenshot from a Verizon equipment guide.
Looking to see what AT&T has in store for us in the first part of 2012?
A new promotional video, showing Motorola taking to the streets to show off the Maxx, may suggest that the release is nearly imminent.
Apple is not interested in CES, and Microsoft earlier announced that it’s bowing out of next year’s event. Many have started to believe that the show is losing its luster. But that did not stop manufacturers from around the world from unveiling their latest innovations.
Motorola’s Droid 4 has been getting a lot of attention recently, especially for a device that hasn’t even officially been announced. It started with information surrounding leaked specs for the device and now has escalated with Techno Buffalo managing to get their hands on a Droid 4 demo unit.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is now ready to make its official debut with Verizon Wireless. Yes, this is the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone that you’ve all been waiting for. I know I have.
Amid the concerns of the anti-trust claim AT&T completely withdrew its application for approval with the FCC, stating that they wished to focus all their efforts into the Department of Justice case first.
You know, Verizon Wireless has been pretty good with the Google Android thing and that trend is continuing with the upcoming launch of the HTC Rezound.
Motorola has decided to resurrect its RAZR moniker and apply it to a brand new smartphone. What you see here is the Motorola Droid RAZR, a device that they tout is among the thinnest in the world.
The Motorola Droid 3 is one of the fastest Android handsets on the market. The 1 Ghz dual core processor allows it to handle the most taxing apps and games you can get your hands on. The design is in line with the previous Droid models, this one being the slimmest of them all.
Aside from the name, it sounds like the new Android smartphone from Motorola will boast a 4.3-inch display that’s in line with something like the Droid X. Given the possible RAZR moniker, we’re also hearing that this phone will be thinner than the newly launched iPhone 4S.
The first Motorola Droid, which was also sold in a slightly altered version as the Motorola Milestone, was generally well received. It offered a powerful Android experience, came with a great slide-out keyboard, and had some decent hardware. Now that the Droid 3 has officially hit store shelves, you might want to buy it too… but should you wait?
Don’t these Google devices make you hungry? First, we had the Google Nexus One by HTC running delectable Gingerbread. Then, we had the Google Nexus S by Samsung. And now, we are already on the cusp of the next Google flagship phone, the Google Nexus Prime. No, there’s no relation to Optimus… possibly because Google sounds like it’s sticking with Samsung rather than switching to LG or back to HTC.
Looking beyond the Droid Bionic and the Atrix 4G, Motorola already has more than a few more tricks up its sleeve. The most notable of today’s leaks is a device called the Motorola Targa and she’s quite the svelte little number.
Motorola Mobility’s Xoom tablet powered by Google’s tablet-specific Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) topped the polls and was named the best gadget at CES 2011. Combining beautifully-crafted hardware and the right OS, we couldn’t agree with this assessment more.
It’s been a long time waiting. Rumored, denounced, confirmed, again and again, the Verizon iPhone is likely to be here tomorrow. Of course the timing is unconscionable, giving CES one day to wrap things up then stealing the limelight like a bandit in the night.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of Motorola’s PC-Smartphone hybrid Atrix for AT&T yesterday, the manufacturer has two other smartphones on show at CES, but this time for Verizon and T-Mobile.
The Motorola XOOM tablet is positioned to hold its own right out of the gate in the newly-mushrooming tablet market. Sporting front- and rear-facing cameras, XOOMers can take advantage of video calling, 5MP photos or 720p video recording.
Meant to be the best-in-class mid segment phone, HTC’s Desire 816G lacks shiny aluminium body its expensive sibling, the One M8. But that surely doesn’t make this phone feel cheap. Hold one of these and surely get to know that the plastic used for this phone’s construction is a high quality one. In terms of […]
We had knon for some time that both Telus Mobility and Bell Mobility would be transitioning over to the GSM side of things with a new HSPA network and, eventually, a 4G LTE-based network across Canada. They were aiming to have this 3G network in place for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and, based […]
Even though the 3G network currently offered by AT&T is a serious improvement over EDGE speeds, it’s not nearly as fast as some of the other HSDPA networks in Europe and Asia. That may soon change, because we hear that AT&T plans on doing the HSUPA upgrade to its 3G network later this year, effectively […]
Last year’s Moto G literally shook up the mid-tier smartphone realm. It had impressive specs, a well designed body and features that were way above its price. Moto promised that the next Moto G would be even better. Fortunately, a few leaks here and there had already given us some idea about Moto’s upcoming mid-ranger […]
When eReaders were first released, all but the biggest bibliophiles were hesitant to shell out the cash for something they didn’t think would get much use. Now that smartphones and tablets are all but ubiquitous, however, digital media has never been more accessible. What once called for an entire separate device now fits neatly […]
LG G3 Blue Steel
Sony is reportedly already working on the Xperia Z4, Z4 Tablet, Z4 Compact and Z4 Ultra
Huawei Honor 6 in Europe.
BLU Win JR and BLU Win HD available now in Canada.
Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will launch in China on October 17, but customs agents have already found hundreds of the new iPhones.
Say hello To The iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s biggest phone so far.
In the US, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will be carrying both the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge.
The Sony Xperia T3 is a massive Android smartphone with mid-range specs.
Two of the better budget offerings to show up in the Android world recently are the Motorola Moto G and the HTC Desire 601, the latter of which is marketed simply as the HTC Desire by some carriers. Which one is the better bargain?
If you’ve got a tablet, T-Mobile wants to give you 200MB of free data every month for however long you won the device. No strings attached, no contract. You don’t even need to be a current customer.
Because of the smaller dimensions, though, that results in an impressive 326 pixels per inch. As with its bigger brother, the iPad Mini with Retina Display also gets a 64-bit A7 processor for up to 10 hours of battery life.