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Pantech Vega Joining the 1080p Smartphone Club

When HTC announced the J Butterfly for the Japanese market, a new chapter smartphone technology was revealed. The age of full HD displays on smartphones is now starting to heat up, with Sony and others all working on entries of their own. In China, there is also the Oppo Find 5, which is expected to arrive in the United States in unlocked form. And now Pantech is joining the club as well.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 16GB Tablet for an Impressively Low $250,...

Looking to get your hands on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch model this holiday season? Whether it is for you, or someone else, today is the day to buy. For the rest of the day you can get your hands on an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire 16GB version for just $250, which is $50 less than normal. In order to get the $50 off, you simply need to enter the promotional code "FIREHD89" at checkout.

Samsung CES Teaser Arrives, Alluding to Samsung Galaxy S4 or Something...

Samsung has now officially released a teaser trailer, saying that “Something New” is coming for CES 2013. Before you get too excited, odds are against this being the revelation of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Why? For starters, the S4 would be an improvement, but not really something new.

iPhone 5S could Arrive in More Colors and with NFC Support,...

While the iPhone 6 is probably a long ways away, the same might not be true for an iPhone 5 update, known as the iPhone 5S. According to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, the phone is coming in June and will offer hardware updates including NFC and an improved camera.

T-Mobile Offers Unlimited Data Plans with new GoSmart Mobile Prepaid Service

While T-Mobile already has a pretty decent prepaid service of their own, they now are hoping to switch things up a bit with an effort they call “GoSmart Mobile”. This prepaid-only network is all about unlimited options.

Apple’s “Steve Jobs” Patent Ruled Invalid in Non-Final Ruling

It seems that the USPTO has now re-examined Apple's touch-screen patent first filed in April 2008 and granted nine months later. Based on a further look, the USPTO has now decided that 20 claims from the patent are invalid.

International HTC Deluxe to be Called HTC Butterfly Instead

HTC Butterfly
Not too long ago, HTC brought its J Butterfly over the United States in the form of the HTC Droid DNA. Shortly after, we received word that the rest of the world would likely see the device under the name HTC Deluxe. Now it seems that they have officially confirmed the global name will simply be the HTC Butterfly.

Blackberry 10 Keyboard-Wielding Model will Arrive Shortly After L-Series

Blackberry 10 is coming, with the first new device expected shortly after RIM's early 2013 Blackberry 10 launch event. There are said to be two devices, one will have a full touchscreen and the other will stick to a more traditional physical keyboard approach.

Cause of LG Nexus 4 Shortages? Simply put, LG says its...

With the LG Nexus 4, we've so far seen 20-40 minute sell outs every time the phone has arrived or returned to Google Play. There have been a lot of issues about getting orders out, or even processing them.

Looking for a Great Windows Phone 8 Handset? HTC 8X is...

Looking for a great Windows Phone 8 device but don't want to pay hardly anything to do it? Amazon Wireless is now offering the AT&T version of the HTC 8x for just $.01.

Tim Cook Briefly Hints at Future Apple TV Efforts

When Apple TV originally came out, it was made clear that this was a hobby device and not a major focus for Apple. In January of last year Apple reaffirmed the Apple TV was still a hobby area as well. Now, it seems things are finally changing.

Samsung Galaxy S3 International Users Start to See Android 4.1.2, Includes...

It seems that Android 4.1.2 is now starting to rollout to a very select few Galaxy S3 users. The latest version is also said to bring multi-window support to the S3.

Apple Devices like the iPhone 5 are Officially Coming to T-Mobile...

Always wanted to get an iPhone directly from T-Mobile? Until now, the carrier has been left in the dark when it comes to Apple's popular smartphone, but no longer is this the case. T-Mobile and Apple have now entered into an agreement and will start selling iDevices through T-Mobile beginning next year.

Can Blackberry 10 Return RIM to Profitability?

Early next year, RIM will officially launch BB10 and help catapult Blackberry devices into a fresh and new future. There has been quite a bit of hype and positive talk surrounding the upcoming release, and RIM's stock prices have went up recently as a direct result.

Move over Galaxy Note 2, Hauwei is Coming with a Massive...

Think that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is already pretty massive with its 5.5-inch display? The Note 2 is quite tiny, at least when compared to the rumored Huawei Ascend Mate, which is said to be a massive 6.1-inches.

Alleged Apple iPhone 5S Images Have Now Leaked to the Net

The iPhone 5 hasn't been out very long, but that's not stopping rumors of the so-called iPhone 5S. Now it seems that a new set of leaked images have hit the net this morning, claiming to be the first shots of the next iPhone.

It’s no 920, but Nokia Announces Budget-Friendly Lumia 620

With the recent launch of Windows Phone 8, Nokia has seen a great deal of initial success with the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820. In order to keep the ball rolling forward, the company has also now announced a third member to its Windows Phone 8 family, the Lumia 620.

Amazon Kindle FreeTime gives you an Easy Way to Restrict Kid’s...

Looking to get your family a Kindle Fire or Fire HD this holiday season? For those with small children, that means doing your best to watch what apps they are using and to make sure they aren't getting into settings they shouldn't be. The good news is that Amazon has now released a tool to make life much easier on parents with Kindle Fire hardware.

The Nokia Lumia 920 or LG Nexus 4: Which is right...

Two of the hottest smartphones out there right now are the Nokia Lumia 920 and LG Nexus 4, and both are currently hard to find at retailers as a direct result.

Nokia Lumia 920 is Hands Down the Most Popular Windows Phone...

While this probably won't surprise too many people out, a new study indicates that the Nokia Lumia 920 is hands-down the most popular Windows Phone 8 smartphone so far

Times offering Google Nexus 7 at Subsidized Price with Subscription

When it comes to subsidizing a mobile device, it usual means you agree to keep a contract with a carrier for designated period of time in order to get lower initial price for a phone or tablet. That said, it isn't just carriers who have tried subsidizing hardware this way.

jOBS Movie to Debut at Sundance Festival

While not everyone loves Apple, most of us will agree that Steve Jobs was an important part of the success that happened to the company in recent years. Not surprisingly, his life story has since been picked up for a new movie, to be titled jOBS.

Rumor: Intel May Produce iPhone and iPad Chips instead of Samsung

Could future iPhone and iPad devices be powered by chips built by Intel? A new rumors seems to suggest so. With Samsung and Apple's relationship becoming so distant, it is possible Intel could extend beyond providing Intel processors for Apple's PC efforts.

HTC confirms that the HTC 8S Isn’t Coming to the U.S....

A new rumor suggests that the HTC Titan 3 is coming to the United States and will feature quad-core power and Windows Phone 8. We also have the dual-core HTC 8x right now. When it comes to a lower-to-mid end HTC WP8 device though, we seem to be out of luck.

Rumor: Xbox 720 to Feature a 1.6GHz Processor?

There was a time when a gaming system was for something called “gaming”. Yes, those we strange times indeed. Today's systems might be gaming devices, but they are also becoming robust multimedia systems that go way beyond shooters, RPGs and action gaming.

The Stagnant State of the iPhone 5 Jailbreak

It has been a few months since the release of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, but still no tetherless jailbreak in sight. So when will we see a jailbreak solution that doesn't require tethering to work? It's hard to say for sure.

LG Nexus 4 returning to Google Play in Canada at 3PM...

The LG Nexus 4 is returning in a matter of minutes to Canada, through Google Play.

HTC Titan 3: Nokia Lumia 920 Getting Quad-Core Windows Phone Competitor?

HTC Titan 3
Right now HTC's flagship Windows Phone device is none other than the HTC 8X, but this might be changing soon enough. The news comes courtesy of a possible leak due to an Xbox Live Rewards survey.

Nokia Android Handset Rumor Cleared Up by Nokia as False

While Windows Phone 8 and Nokia Lumia 920 continue to do quite well, that didn't stop a rumor from popping up suggesting that Nokia was considering jumping ship to Android. What started this rumor? One little job posting.

Analyst: Nokia is Keeping U.S. Supplies of the Nokia Lumia 920...

The Nokia Lumia 920 certainly seems to be selling quite well globally, making it one of the most successful handsets sold by Nokia in years. That being said, the company seems to be struggling to keep up with the heavy demand for the device, especially in the United States. So what gives?

Ouya Developer Kits Ship Out December 28th

Remember the Ouya? It has been a little while since the last time we featured an article about the open-source Android console. The good news is that the little Android box is finally almost here, with developer kit versions of the Ouya shipping out on December 28th.

User Reports His LG Nexus 4 Randomly Died and Refuses to...

LG Nexus 4
We've already heard about some LG Nexus 4 owners reporting issues with random buzzing and distorted calls. Earlier today we also reported that some LG Nexus 4 handsets are ending up with cracks on the back of their screen. What could be worse than that? How about your new Nexus 4 completely dying out of the blue?

Redbox Instant Pricing Details Leaked

Looking for an alternative to Netflix and Amazon Instant Video? Soon you will have one in the form of Redbox Instant.

Microsoft Surface Pro Pricing Officially Unveiled, Starts at $899

We are finally getting solid information about the Microsoft Surface Pro. What's the verdict? Pricing will start at $899 for a 64GB version, or $999 for a 128GB model.

Apple to Begin Selling Unlocked iPhone 5 Tonight

Looking to get your hands on an iPhone 5 totally unlocked? Tonight your first chance to get an unlocked iPhone 5 directly from Apple's website. Pricing has yet to officially be unveiled but is expected to be around $649, $749 and $849 for the 16, 32 and 64GB versions, respectively.

LG Nexus 4 Experiencing Cracking Problems Due to Glass Backing

LG Nexus 4
The LG Nexus 4 is certainly a gorgeous looking handset, it doesn't hurt that it also has excellent specs and a killer price tag. Unfortunately, gorgeous doesn't always translate into durable. For the iPhone 5 its beautiful casing resulted in scuffs and dents, for the LG Nexus 4 it results in the back of the case potentially cracking.

Angry Birds Star Wars Planet Hoth Update Arrives

Looking to get the most out of your Angry Bird Star Wars experience? A new update has now gone live that includes 20 new levels set on planet Hoth.

Ancient HTC HD2 now running Windows Phone 8 via hack

It seems that the HTC HD2 has now received an early port of Windows Phone 8.

Time Warner CEO wants Apple to release a television

Apple TV rumors have been floating around for years, and for good reason. The idea of an Apple TV is a tempting one, imagine a smart TV with Apple's design aesthetic. Sure, not everyone loves Apple but there are plenty of Apple fans out there that would eat this thing up. Apparently, Time Warner's CEO is one of these individuals.

Walmart offering Samsung Galaxy S3 920– Wait… What?

In the magical world of Walmart you can apparently get a brand new phone called the Samsung Galaxy S3 920. It is apparently a red smartphone with a Nokia label and Windows Phone 8 screenshot that runs on Android 4.0 and is some kind of crazy half-breed. Wait... what?

Android Tablets Might Dethrone the iPad as Early as Mid-2013, suggests...

The iPad might currently be on top when it comes to tablets, but things may be shifting quickly, according to a new ABI Research report. Back in 2011 Gartner had suggested that Android would hold a 38% share of the tablet market by 2015, but ABI says that things are now moving much quicker. The latest data suggests that Android accounted for an impressive 44 percent of all tablets shipped during the last quarter.

Mugen Battery Pack Adds 6400mAh of Power to the Samsung Galaxy...

Looking to dramatically expand the battery life in your new Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Thanks to the new Mugen Power battery you can now bring the battery up to an impressive 6400 mAh.

Microsoft Surface update arrives, promises better battery life and much more

The Microsoft Surface RT is getting yet another update, this time around it is supposed to improve overall battery life, driver compatibility and even performance. If you've had audio issues with the Surface, it is expected to fix these problems as well.

Windows Phone 8 Rebooting Bug Getting Fixed In December

Own a Windows Phone 8 handset and have had trouble with the “rebooting” bug? The good news is that Microsoft is now preparing to release a bug fix that will solve the problem.

Future LG Nexus 4 Orders Now Limited To Max of Two...

When the very first shipment of LG Nexus 4 handsets hit Google Play, there was technically no order limit. While it's hard to say how many some users grabbed the first time around, Google doesn't want a bunch of us going out there and buying a bunch to sell at high-cost on Ebay any longer. The solution? A 2-handset cut-off.

LG Nexus 4 Back at Google Play in the US, Today...

Want a chance to get your hands on the LG Nexus 4 from Google Play? Now is your chance! The phone is going back in stock at 12 noon, PST. Don't expect it to last long.

Nokia Lumia 920 Continues To Sell Strong So Far

Earlier today we mentioned that Microsoft seems to be preparing for the building of its own Surface phone, which will be put together by Foxconn, or so rumors suggest. Should the Windows Phone 8 competition be worried? Possibly, but so far it seems that the Nokia Lumia 920 is building enough of a reputation that it should be safe at least.

Android 4.2.1 Update arrives for Nexus Users Today

While few handsets have even received the first taste of Jelly Bean with Android 4.1, the Nexus crowd not only has Android 4.2 but seems to be getting an update in the form of Android 4.2.1 today. The update is said to be arriving for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 for sure, though there have been reports from Nexus 7 owners that they are getting the update as well.

Foxconn to Build the Microsoft Surface phone?

With Nokia Lumia 920 selling rather strong so far, it seems that Windows Phone 8 is already starting to look like an early success story. Of course it hasn't all been perfect. There have also been reports of rebooting issues, battery life and heating problems. It isn't just the Lumia 920, almost every Windows Phone 8 handset has had a few problems.

HTC Droid DNA versus Samsung Galaxy Note 2

HTC Droid DNA vs Note 2
With most smartphone owners looking for large screen devices, there have become quite a few great choices. In the 5-inch and higher category, the two most tempting devices on the market are likely going to be the HTC Droid DNA and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. So which should you get?