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