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HTC 8x and Nokia Lumia 810 Free at T-Mobile This Cyber...

Thinking about making the jump into the world of Windows Phone but aren't sure if you want to pay anything up-front to do it? Right now is the perfect time to make the switch to T-Mobile, then.

Cyber Monday Deal: HTC Evo V 4G for $150, and Many...

Black Friday is over, but Cyber Monday is here and that means quite a few interestingly online-only deals for today only. One of these deals is from Virgin Mobile, the Sprint-owned prepaid carrier.

HTC Droid DNA Bootloader is Now Unlockable After All

The HTC Droid DNA represents a big change in the smartphone world. It is the first 1080p smartphone and has tons of power under the hood, making it one of the hottest smartphones around. Unfortunately, it also is an exclusive to only one network – Verizon – and is locked down thanks to its bootloader. Or is it?

Move over Google TV and Apple TV, Microsoft Xbox Multimedia Box...

It seems that Apple TV and Google TV might be getting even more competition in the set-top box space. While this isn't the first time that the web has gossiped about such a device from Microsoft, it now seems that more sources are coming out and saying that an Xbox Set-top box is in fact in the cards.

$100 Walmart Gift Card with New Nokia Lumia 920 and Other...

Looking for an exceptional deal this holiday season? You aren't alone. When it comes to holiday shopping, things get expensive in a hurry. Good news is that there are also quite a few bargains around this time of the year, and Walmart's smartphone special is one of these deals.

Is Your Google Nexus Device In Stock? A New Tool Helps...

Still dreaming of the magical day when you can purchase that shiny new LG Nexus 4 or Samsung Nexus 10? While the November 13th launch didn't go so smoothly, at least Google now offers a way to figure out if the device is in stock, anywhere in the world that carries it through Google Play.

LG Nexus 4 Now Able to Pick up Weak LTE Signals...

When the LG Nexus 4 was first announced as not being 4G LTE enabled, there was certainly some mixed response. Some of us didn't care a less, considering the great price.

Bring Live TV to your iDevices with the EyeTV Adapter

Ever dreamed of turning your iPhone or iPad into a TV? Your wish comes true thanks to the EyeTV adapter from Elgato and Dyle mobile.

Facebook “Social Calling” Feature Coming to France Via Orange

It seems that Facebook is teaming up with carriers to provide a “social calling” service. The deal started with French carrier orange, and it will allow friends to make voice calls to each other, without the need for phone numbers.

LG Nexus 4 vs. HTC Droid DNA: The First 1080p Smartphone

LG Nexus 4
Right now, the arguably two hottest Android devices in town are the LG Nexus 4 and the HTC Droid DNA. So which device should you choose?

Cyanogenmod 10.1 in the works, while bring Jelly Bean 4.2 to...

Android 4.2 is finally out the door, though it is currently limited only to Nexus devices. So when is it going to see a wider release in the form of custom ROMs? Soon, if the CyanogenMod team has anything to say about it.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumors Continue, Any Truth to Them?

Putting together past rumors, we hear the phone will have a 1080p 4.99-inch display, a 13MP shooter and will be shown off either at MWC or even at CES. It is also believed the the S4 has a pentile display. What else do we think we know? An Exynos 5450 chipset is expected to come to the Galaxy S4, which means that there would be four Cortex-A15 2GHz cores.

Macintosh Portable running OSX, Well Sort Of

Still, sometimes it is nice to go retro as well. That's what makes this new Macintosh Portable hack so interesting.

Nokia Lumia 920 just $50 from AT&T on Black Friday

Black Friday is almost here in the United States, and that means big savings all around. This is true even for newly launched devices like the Nokia Lumia 920. While Walmart already offers the Lumia 920 for $50, you can also pick a 920 up directly from AT&T for this low price, come Friday.

Huawei Ascend W1 Spotted in Pictures, an Alternative to Other Windows...

Interested in the idea of a Huawei Windows Phone 8 handset? The Huawei Ascend W1 is coming soon enough, and from the looks of it, the device has its own unique aesthetic that sets the device apart from other Windows Phone 8 devices.

LG F240K Spotted on GLBenchmark, Has a 5-inch 1080p Display

The LG Nexus 4 and LG Optimus G currently represent a pretty noteworthy change for LG, in that they are premium devices with relatively cutting-edge specs. In the past they mostly focused on low and mid-range devices but now it seems that LG might continue to push into the premium market. A mysterious device code-named the LG F240K has now shown up on GLBenchmark, bearing a 1920 x 1080p display.

Want an LG Nexus 4 with 4G LTE? The Optimus G...

Tired of waiting around for the LG Nexus 4 in the United States? Want it now? Well, you can't quite get it yet unless you are willing to go with the T-Mobile version and get it for $199.99. Still, there is another option, the LG Optimus G.

Some Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8x Users Reporting Resetting and...

Windows Phone 8
So what's about Windows Phone 8 devices, are they having problems early on as well? Yes, it seems they are. Apparently many users are reporting that they are experiencing rebooting and battery life issues with their Nokia and HTC handsets.

Amazon Now Offering Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for Just $250, with...

Looking for a deal on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Amazon is now offering the Note 2 for $50 cheaper than usual, with a two year commitment to AT&T.

Lenovo 1080p Smartphone in the Works

The 1080p smartphone revolution has begun. Oppo, Sharp and HTC are among some of the first to jump in with 1080p 5-inch smartphone. HTC even managed to unveil the first US-bound 1080p smartphone, the HTC Droid DNA. Apparently, things are about to get even more crowded as Sony and even Lenovo prepare to jump into the fray as well.

LG Nexus 4 Tear Down Reveals an Unusable 4G LTE Chip...

LG Nexus 4
Ifixit has managed to get ahold of the phone and have made some pretty interesting observations, including the discovery of what appears to be a 4G LTE chip inside the phone.

Blackberry 10 SDK Final Version Will be Ready by December 11th

The final version of the RIM Blackberry 10 software development kit is almost ready, with RIM planning to release the “gold' version into the hands of developers on the 11th of December.

Nokia Lumia 920 has Fastest Smartphone Display on the Market

The Nokia Lumia 920 seems to be a much-needed win for Microsoft and Nokia in the smartphone world. So far, the device appear to be in reasonably high demand and has already jumped to the top of Amazon's AT&T best seller list. While there are quite a few unique reasons to consider the Lumia 920, did you know the 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ screen is actually the fastest smartphone screen on the market?

Rumored Samsung Galaxy S4 Features 1080p Display, To Be Shown at...

A new rumor suggests that Samsung will be showing off a new 4.99-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at CES in January 2013. This is the same time that the company is expected to show off its new “global look”. So what is this new display going into? Connecting the dots, it seems possible it could be meant for the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Sony is Preparing a New Flagship Phone to Better Compete, Could...

Sony might be known for reasonably high-quality hardware, but it certainly isn't one of top-sellers in the smartphone market. According to Sony's CVP of sales and marketing, the company is planning to release a flagship device in the near future that could finally push them forward competitively.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is at the top Amazon’s AT&T Best...

Windows Phone 8 has been on the market for several days now, so how are things going? While there has been reports that there weren't enough units ready to meet the demand, it still seems that devices are selling well. In particular, the Nokia Lumia 920 is doing exceptionally well so far

Harman JBL lightning speakers ready for pre-order, starting at $100

Have a new iPad, iPad Mini or iPhone 5? Ready to ditch those older 30-pin speaker docks in favor of something based on the new lightning standard? Harman JBL OnBeat lightning speaker docks might be exactly what you are looking for.

Samsung Nexus 10 16GB Model Now Sold Out in US

November 13th saw the official release of the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10, at least for those lucky enough to actually order one before stock dried up. Within hours, almost every market was sold out of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, but the United States still managed to keep enough Nexus 10 16GB models in stock it seems. Until today, that is.

RIM Blackberry 10 will have 100,000 Quality Apps at Launch, says...

With RIM gearing up for their big January 30th release event for Blackberry 10, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins talked a little about the importance of apps with BB10, and what kind of direction that company planned on taking.

LG Nexus 4 starts shipping today for some, back ordered for...

Today was the day the many of the individuals that ordered the LG Nexus 4 finally got confirmation emails and UPS shipping information. Unfortunately, it wasn't smooth sailing for everyone. It seems that while some users managed to get confirmations, others got a much less exciting email indicating that their Nexus 4 was now on back order.

Steve Wozniak Worries That Microsoft Might Be More Innovative Than Apple

Steve Wozniak is one of those guys that most of us just like, regardless of what platform we use or how we feel about Apple. Not only is he one of the founding fathers of the personal computer revolution, he tells things how it is and isn't afraid to be honest, regardless of his affiliation with Apple. When speaking at TEDx Brussels, TechCrunch got a few moments afterwards with WoZ.

ZAGGkeys FLEX tablet keyboard and Stand Works with All Your iOS...

The problem with many tablet/phone keyboard and stand combos is that they are generally for only one platform. This is great if you tend to stick with the same ecosystem no matter what, but what if you are platform agnostic and like owning multiple devices from various ecosystems. More than likely, you'll be stuck buying multiple keyboard/stand units, right? Nope, not if you get a ZAGGkeys FLEX tablet keyboard.

Blackberry Users gets a New free Voice Chat Feature in BBM7

With most of RIM's efforts going towards finally getting Blackberry 10 up and running, older versions of Blackberry tend to be left out when it comes to exciting new features and additions. With that in mind, RIM is throwing a pretty cool feature out for currently Blackberry users. The newest version of BBM 7 will feature Wi-Fi voice chat through a new “BBM Voice” option.

In T-Mobile’s Fantasy World the LG Nexus 4 has microSD, unfortunately...

If you thought your newly ordered T-Mobile version of the LG Nexus 4 was special because of the advertised “microSD port” on T-Mobile's sale page, we have some bad news for you. Except apparently in the magical world of T-Mobile, there is no such thing as MicroSD on the Nexus 4--- it was a misprint.

Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10: Which One Are You Rooting...

Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 is here, and is actually doing reasonably well during its first few days on the market. That said, there is some very real competition in the mobile market that would love to fight Microsoft for the “3rd place” position in the smartphone market, this includes Mozilla with Firefox OS and RIM with BB10.

HTC 8x or Nokia Lumia 920: Which is the Better Choice?

A new video review from PocketNow has arrived comparing the Nokia Lumia 920 versus the HTC 8X. While many of us tend to prefer the Nokia Lumia line to what HTC has to offer, HTC 8X is a solid phone that certainly might appeal to some of us that aren't interested in the Nokia Lumia 920.

How Close are We to a Full iPhone 5 Jailbreak? Closer,...

How close are we to a real iPhone 5 jailbreak solution for iOS 6.x that doesn't require a tethered approach? Closer, but still not there. Big names like pod2g, p0sixninja and planetbeing are all working on ways to get the iPhone 5 hacked and cracked. We've seen some early implementations but something like this does take time.

Google Voice isn’t working right with Android 4.2 [ Updated ]

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has started to arrive, bringing several new improvements to the table. Unfortunately, any new changes to an OS are bound to be met with a few problems along the way, and Android 4.2 is no exception. It seems that Google Voice is reportedly crashing quite regularly thanks to Android 4.2.

Google Fiber 600-700mbps High-Speed Service Arrives in Kansas City

Imagine 1,000 Mbps high-speed service. Sounds impressive, right? That's exactly what you can now get in Kansas City, thanks to the experimental Google Fiber service.

New Google TV Feature Allows YouTube Videos to Be Pushed From...

Google is introducing a new feature that allows you to push YouTube videos from your Android phone to your Google TV. Sound familiar? That's because this is basically like what we've already seen with the PS3/Youtube and a smartphone, or even what happens with Apple's Airplay.

Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 Already Sold Out In Just About...

If you were hoping to get the LG Nexus 4 or Samsung Nexus 10 today, good luck. You will certainly need it.

HTC Droid DNA officially announced, Verizon’s version of the J Butterfly

While this isn't going to come as a surprise to many of us, HTC and Verizon held their press event to today and unveiled none other than the HTC Droid DNA. For those that don't know, this is essentially the US version of the HTC J Butterfly.

Google’s Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 have Landed

Great news, the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10 are finally available through Google Play.

Want to take Firefox OS for a spin? Firefox Plugin Makes...

While Firefox OS isn't here yet, it is coming soon--- sometime in early 2013. If you are interested in the OS and want to give a test drive, you previously could use a nightly build and throw it onto the Raspbery Pi or even flash it to a Galaxy Nexus. These methods were both quite complicated, though. Good news, a new Firefox browser plug-in allows you to emulate FireFox OS on Mac, Linux and Windows.

Acer C7 Chromebook Officially Announced, Only $199

Chromebooks have yet to exactly take off, mainly because not everyone has a constant Internet connection or the desire to use nothing but web apps. Still, Google has kept pushing their platform, despite less than great reception. Are things looking up for the cloud-based platform? They are certainly starting to look that way.

Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 Updated, Allows Tethered iOS 6 and 6.0.1 Updates

Looking for a tethered solution for iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 devices? While there are already a few different methods for getting this down, Sn0wbreeze for Windows has now been updated to 2.9.7 and added the ability to work with pre-A5 devices running the latest versions of Apple's mobile OS.

RIM’s Blackberry 10 OS arrives on January 30th: is it too...

RIM fans are dropping off rather quickly, jumping ship to other platforms like Windows Phone, Android and iOS. The company's big hope is that the upcoming Blackberry 10 OS takes off and is the salvation they are waiting for. With that in mind, we now have an official launch date-- January 30th.

Indian-only Datwind Aakash 2 Tablet Costs Only $20, Thanks to Goverment...

You think a bargain-bin ICS tablet for around $75-$120 is a great deal? What about $20 for a tablet? That's exactly what Datawind is doing exclusively for the Indian market.

HTC J Butterfly coming to Other Asian Markets as HTC DLX?

We've known about the Japanese-bound HTC J Butterfly for a while now. The 5-inch 1080 monster looks to be one of the most impressive smartphones ever released, but what about outside of Japan? In the United States, Verizon is getting a rebranded version called the Droid DNA. The good news is that the rest of the Asian market is also getting the gorgeous 1080p phablet, under the name HTC DLX.

Microsoft Research working on Star Trek-like Universal Translator Technology

Microsoft Research is now working on taking speech-recognition to new heights, forget current technologies like SIRI. This is a language translating technology that takes real speech and translates it on the fly. Even cooler, it can actually “speak” what you are saying into a different language as well.