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HTC One M8 Google Play Edition going away
Most diehard Android fans want a pure Google experience on their phone. Some vendors create custom Google versions of their phones to the delight of the pure Android experience. HTC created a Google Play Edition of their One M8, but it appears Google is phasing it out. The HTC One M8 Google Play Ed....more
01/21/2015
John Chen calls for Application Neutrality
BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, recently sent a letter to members of congress to address the net neutrality issue. The letter went to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as Ranking Committee Members.....more
01/21/2015
HTC One M9 to sport 20 megapixel camera
The HTC One M9 is slated to be announced at Mobile World Congress in March. According to a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, HTC's next flagship phone is rumored to be released shortly thereafter. French blog, Nowhereelse, recently released some leaked pics of the HTC One M9, although they have since....more
01/20/2015
Hyundai to put Android Auto in its cars this year
Many car manufacturers are showing off their technology at CES this week. We all know cars will be driving themselves in a few years, but several advanced navigation technologies are showing up as well. Apple, Android, and BlackBerry are fighting to get your attention from your vehicle, and it looks like H....more
01/09/2015
Happy Birthday iPhone
The iPhone is 8 years old today. It was January 9, 2007 when Apple famously re-invented the phone by launching the iPhone. Steve Jobs gave the best keynote of his life, and changed the mobile landscape forever. Before January 9, 2007, BlackBerry was the dominant platform in the US, and Windows Mo....more
01/09/2015
BBM coming to Android Wear
BlackBerry is on a bit of a roll in their comeback effort. In addition to launching new hardware in the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, BlackBerry also released BBM on rival platforms Android and iOS. The company has done quite well monetizing BBM. They apparently signed up 140 million new users and made ....more
01/08/2015
Palm making a comeback?
We all thought Palm was dead, but apparently they may be revived again. The Palm trademark is now owned by the same people who make Alcatel smartphones. The Palm.com website is redirected to mynewpalm.com, with a "coming soon" Palm logo. There has been speculation that a new Palm smartphone would be coming....more
01/07/2015
Rdio updates Windows Phone app
Rdio is one of the most popular streaming services, and luckily, they support Windows Phone. The only problem is, development of their Windows Phone app has seriously lagged behind iOS and Android. Well, Rdio has updated their WP app and it takes more advantage of Windows Phone 8.1 Rdio's app now....more
12/15/2014
BlackBerry Classic to launch in black and white
A new press photo is circulating that shows the BlackBerry Classic in black and white versions. The Classic will apparently launch in black, but we have no official launch date for the white version. With any luck, both versions of the BlackBerry Classic will be available at launch. You can pre-ord....more
12/09/2014
Samsung and BlackBerry partner on Android security
Android security has been suspect, and BlackBerry is known for its best in class mobile security. What better opportunity for partnership could there be? BlackBerry announced a partnership with Samsung that will bring BlackBerry level security to Android phones. The new program will launch next y....more
11/13/2014
Apple takes 86% of smartphone profits
What? Haven't we heard that Apple is losing market share to Android? We sure have, but why would they care? They apparently hold an estimated 86% of the profits from smartphone sales. Compare that to Samsung who takes an estimated 18%. Canaccord Genuity analyst, Michael Walkley, issued a note to investor....more
11/04/2014
Dropbox and Microsoft announce partnership
Dropbox announced a partnership with Microsoft via the company’s blog Tuesday. The partnership makes a ton of sense for both companies, and will bring a huge stable of users to both companies. Even though Microsoft has its own OneDrive offering, Dropbox has 80,000 business customers and millions of consumer....more
11/04/2014
Forbes - BlackBerry stuck in the past
It appears some people are not very excited about BlackBerry going back to its roots with the BlackBerry Classic. In a response to John Chen's blog post yesterday touting the BlackBerry Classic, Forbes has run a piece by Ewan Spence slamming BlackBerry and even calling them disingenuous. more
10/30/2014
How to switch to the BlackBerry Passport from iOS or Android
The BlackBerry Passport is official and BlackBerry is doing everything it can to encourage you to switch from your iOS or Android device. The company has published a blog post with all sorts of information designed to help you make the switch. For starters, they have released a 100 page ebook entitled, "Di....more
09/26/2014
The iPhone 6 is disappointing
The title says it all. I'm disappointed in the iPhone 6. Why? There are several reasons for my disappointment and I'm not exactly sure how to state it best. It seems like Apple is simply chasing Samsung rather than sticking to their convictions. This seems like a move to take market share from the compet....more
09/22/2014
iPhone 6's size will surprise many users
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are almost here. Many users chose to purchase the iPhone 6 Plus thinking it was the flagship phone, and I predict many of those users are going to be very surprised at its size. If you are someone who has only used an iPhone, get ready for a serious adjustment. The case I o....more
09/16/2014
HTC launches One M8 for Windows
HTC launched a Windows Phone version of its flagship HTC One M8 smartphone. The Windows Version of the phone is exactly like its Android brother, but it runs Windows Phone. This is fantastic news for Microsoft and HTC. The HTC One M8 for Windows runs Windows Phone 8.1 with the developer preview o....more
08/20/2014
BlackBerry gets U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency clearance
BlackBerry said its Android and iOS device-management service has been awarded security clearance from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). That means that government agencies can now use the BlackBerry Enterprise Service for secure communications. BlackBerry expanded BES to rival dev....more
08/06/2014
BBM now available for Windows Phone
In a not so surprising move, BlackBerry has a version of its BBM software for Windows Phone. The company hopes the move makes BBM appealing to enterprise customers. In an effort to turn the company around, BlackBerry decided to monetize BBM as a separate service for other platforms. Previously BBM was a fa....more
08/02/2014
BlackBerry says Android and iOS users already switching to Passport
BlackBerry says Android and iOS users are already switching back to BB because of the Passport. The BB Passport is new, and thus users want to come back to check it out. That's the logic at BlackBerry anyway. They could be right, but keep in mind the title of their blog post is "Welcome Back! 12 Consumers E....more
07/22/2014
Shares of BlackBerry continue to rise
BlackBerry shares have been moving up lately, but why? The company did post better than expected earnings recently, but they are still losing customers and their market share is moving down. Gizmodo reported this week that BlackBerry market share in the US reached 0%. Yes, that's right. Zero! So why are ....more
07/02/2014
BlackBerry CEO takes jab at Android
Google announced several new features for Android at last week's Google I/O conference. One of those features was Android for Work. In the new bring your own device world, it is important for companies to know their data is safe on an employee's device. Android for Work will allow "containerization" of data....more
06/28/2014
Adobe launches Photoshop for Windows Phone
Adobe has finally brought one of their most popular apps to Windows Phone. Android and iOS users have had a mobile version of Adobe Photoshop for a long time now and Windows Phone was feeling left out. Adobe decided it was finally time to bring WP into the mix. Windows Phone users can now edit their photos....more
06/28/2014
Roku remote app comes to Windows Phone
Roku has had an app on Android and iOS for awhile now, but Windows Phones and tablets were left out. Roku announced recently that they now have apps for Windows 8/8.1 phones and Windows 8.1 devices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Republic of Ireland. That means you can control your Roku box from your Windows ....more
06/28/2014
Amazon launches Fire Phone
Amazon launched their first smartphone today, and it looks like a decent offering. The Amazon Fire Phone has a few unique features, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to move people away from Android and iOS over to Amazon. Probably the most interesting feature of the Fire Phone is ....more
06/18/2014
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