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BlackBerry settles lawsuit with Typo
BlackBerry and Typo have settled their differences and there is no doubt, BlackBerry won! Typo, the company backed by Ryan Seacrest, will continue to sell keyboards but only for devices with screen sizes larger than BlackBerry offers. That means Typo can sell keyboards for devices with screens of 7.9 inches....more
Walmart selling the Lumia 435 for $50
Walmart is currently offering the T-Mobile Lumia 435 for $20 the normal price. You can walk out of the nation's largest retailer with a budget Windows Phone for $50. The Lumia 435 only has a 4-inch display, but it's completely doable if you're looking to save a few bucks. You know those friends and family ....more
John Chen takes to Twitter to celebrate T-Mobile's BB Classic launch
BlackBerry and T-Mobile settled their recent dispute and T-Mobile is now offering BlackBerry again. BlackBerry CEO John Chen took to Twitter to celebrate the BlackBerry Classic on T-Mobile. Chen tweeted a photo of himself wearing a T-Mobile shirt and holding a BlackBerry Classic. I guess a picture is worth....more
Marriott launches Windows Phone app
Marriott International has launched an official Windows Phone app. Users can make reservations at over 4000 hotels and perform mobile check-in and check-outs. The Marriott Windows Phone app is available now in the Windows Phone Store. The Marriott Windows Phone app has the following features: ....more
T-Mobile to sell BlackBerry again
T-Mobile and BlackBerry had a bit of a falling out last year, but it looks like the two companies have repaired their strained relationship. T-Mobile stopped selling BlackBerry last year but the company will reverse course and sell the BlackBerry Classic starting next week. T-Mobile customers can p....more
T-Mobile sells Microsoft Lumia 435 for $70 off contract
T-Mobile is now selling the Microsoft Lumia 435, off contract, for only $70. That is next to nothing for a Windows Phone. You sign no contracts, no commitments, nothing. The Lumia 435 sports a 4 inch display and a dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM. It also supports dual SIMS. The Lumia 435 come....more
Microsoft makes it easy to port Android apps to Windows Phone
Microsoft is in full court press mode trying to attract developers to its platform. The company released a new video showing how easy it is to port Android apps over to Windows with minimal rewriting of code. The effort is called "Project Astoria" and Microsoft is going all out to show how easy it is to suppo....more
Office downloaded 100 million times on iOS and Android
Microsoft has been morphing itself from a software company, to a device and services company. Since new CEO Satya Nadella came on board, the company has been focused on making its apps available everywhere. Office is the number business for Microsoft, and they want it to be used on all devices. Af....more
iPhone vs Android argument leads to stabbing
Two Tulsa, Oklahoma roommates stabbed each other during an argument over smartphone platforms. The two roommates were apparently drunk when they got into a fanboy discussion about which platform was better, iPhone or Android. A woman came home around 1 am and found a man stumbling around the apartme....more
News Republic shuts down their Windows Phone app
Although Windows Phone has seen some growth recently, and Windows 10 for Phones holds a lot of promise, another high profile app has bailed on WP. News Republic has dropped their Windows Phone apps because it is simply not sustainable. The company dropped their News Republic and Appy Geek reader apps. ....more
BlackBerry Leap launched by Vodafone UK
The BlackBerry Leap is making its worldwide debut in the UK on Vodafone. The lower-end BlackBerry targeted at mobile professionals looking for a touchscreen device is currently being offered for free on Vodafone's website. If you choose one of their plans starting at 22 you can get a free Leap. T....more
Viber for Windows Phone updated
Viber for Windows Phone has been updated. The new update takes Viber to version 4.5. The latest updates makes viewing pictures in a conversation easier by allowing you to swipe through all the pics. You can get the latest update today, or check out the features at the link below. Key fea....more
Microsoft apps to be pre-installed on Samsung devices
Microsoft has announced a deal with Samsung that will bring Microsoft services to Samsung's Android devices. The deal is an important move for Microsoft as they try to be have influence on every platform. This is a strikingly different strategy than the Microsoft of old who relied on a near monopoly to keep....more
Lumia 640 listed on T-Mobile's website
Microsoft announced the Lumia 640 at the recent Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona. T-Mobile immediately announced plans to carry the device, but no launch date or pricing was given. The Lumia 640 is now listed as "coming soon" on T-Mobile's website which means we are inching closer to a release.....more
HTC CEO replaced, stays with company
The CEO of HTC was replaced today, but he's not leaving the company. HTC has released some of the best phones in the industry over the last two years, but the company continues to struggle. After a decade at the helm, CEO Peter Chou stepped down today and will be replaced its existing chairwoman and co-foun....more
Lumia 640 coming to MetroPCS in May
The recently announced Lumia 640 is coming to MetroPCS. Microsoft announced the Lumia 640 and 640XL at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona a couple of weeks ago. It hasn't been available yet, but a source tipped off Windows Central that its coming to MetroPCS in May. MetroPCS will rep....more
Lenovo launching Windows Phone this year
Microsoft announced a partnership with Lenovo at the WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China today. At the same time Lenovo announced it will make a smartphone running Windows and distribute it through China Mobile. That sounds like very exciting news for Microsoft as they could use all the customers they can ....more
Porsche designed BlackBerry Passport concept
BlackBerry recently announced a Porsche Design BlackBerry P9983 in Graphite with a leather back, and in fact the company was tweeting about it today. Now comes one designer's concept of what a Porsche Design BlackBerry Passport will look....more
Lumia 435 selling for ridiculous price
Users in the UK looking for an entry level device at a great price are in luck. The Lumia 435 has made it to Carphone Warehouse for a ridiculously low 29.99. That's just $46 US. Users on Virgin, T-Mobile, Orange, O2 or Vodafone PAYG should be able to pick up the Lumia 435 for next to nothing. The....more
Vaio launches its first Android smartphone
Remember Vaio? They used to be part of Sony Vaio, but no longer. The small company is on its own now and they have decided to jump into the smartphone market. The Vaio Phone is launching on b-mobile in Japan on March 20th. The Vaio Phone has okay specks. It sports a 5-inch display and runs Androi....more
Two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10 released
There are several two-factor authentication apps for BlackBerry, but Cyphercor Inc. is throwing their hat in the ring for BB10. The company announced their native two-factor authentication app for BlackBerry 10. According to the page in the BlackBerry World, the LoginTC app allows users to securely log on t....more
Bank of America drops Windows Phone app users
Bank of America announced in January it would drop its Windows and Windows Phone app because it did not have enough users. Dumb move, but more on that later. Bank of America has followed through on that promise and their app no longer works. The company directed users to access the bank through the mobile ....more
Boxer to power Cyanogen's email
Boxer has announced it has entered a partnership with Cyanogen to power the OS's default email app. Boxer will power the email client in the next Cyanogen 12 update, and will be the default client shipped with Cyanogen in the future.
Were truly excited to be partnering with a company t....more
BlackBerry pushes Passport reviews on YouTube
BlackBerry is doing everything it can to promote its hardware these days. With Samsung's announcements at the Mobile World Congress, and Apple's Spring Forward event taking up the headlines, the company is in a fierce battle to stay relevant. BlackBerry is using every online tool available to connect with t....more
BlackBerry pulls OS 10.3.1 update on older devices
BlackBerry has been forced to pull the OS 10.3 update from the Q10 and Z10 over performance and battery issues. The company received many complaints from users of the older devices and decided to pull the update until it can be worked out. MobileSyrup more
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