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|Samsung adds merlot red and rose gold to Note 3
Samsung is following other companies in offering new colors for its popular smartphones. The Galaxy Note 3 is going to be offered in two new colors, rose gold, and merlot red. The rose gold version actually only has gold on the edge of a white phone, and on the Samsung emblem on the back. The two colors go....more
|BlackBerry ahead of Samsung in South African market share
Much has been written about BlackBerry's downfall, but the company still has a few strongholds in the world. According to recently released market data, BlackBerry has overtaken Samsung in South African market share. Dashboard and World Wide Worx released new statistics claiming BlackBerry users in South Af....more
|Apple iPhone 5S is top selling phone in US on all carriers
To say that Apple's iPhone 5S is popular is an understatement. Apple's latest iPhone is now the leading smartphone on all US carriers for the month of September. According to CNET, Canaccord Genuity’s latest report shows the iPhone 5S has taken over the top spot from Samsung's Galaxy S4, despite being relea....more
|Can BlackBerry survive as a niche company?
BlackBerry's struggles continue as their board considers several options including selling off pieces of the company, or going private. One director feels that BlackBerry can survive as a niche company. Director Bert Nordberg said that the company has strengths in secure communications an enterprise....more
|Sprint offers purple Galaxy S4
If the standard Samsung Galaxy S4 colors are not enough for you, Sprint has a new solution. Sprint is currently offering a purple Galaxy S4. The Purple Mirage Samsung Galaxy S4 is now exclusively available at your local Sprint store, and available August 16th online. The purple is a Sprint-only c....more
|BlackBerry about to lose FBI phone contract to Samsung?
According to Reuters, BlackBerry is about to lose a contract to supply the FBI with its smartphones. Currently BlackBerry supplies 35,000+ phones to the FBI, but Samsung will reportedly steal the contract away from BlackBerry. If the report is true, it would be a huge boost for Samsung and a huge hit for Bl....more
|HTC One is third in US smartphone sales
HTC has a hit on their hands with the HTC One. The company bet its future on the HTC One, and so far things are going quite well. According to R.W. Baird’s William Power, the HTC One is the third best selling smartphone in the US behind the iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S4. Is it enough to save the company....more
|Five million HTC One phones sold so far
HTC has been in a world of hurt in recent years, and the company has banked its future on its flagship HTC One Android phone. The company has shuffled its executives around and is desperately trying to get back to the days when HTC was a dominant player in the smartphone space. It is not all bad n....more
|Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition will be US only
Samsung phones are very popular these days, but a lot of users can do without their proprietary TouchWiz UI. Many users want a stock Google version of Android and their wish is coming true. A Google Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is launching in the US next month. For $650, you can purchase one from the ....more
|Android and iOS to get Department of Defense security approval
BlackBerry has enjoyed security approvals from the Department of Defense for some time now. According to The Wall Street Journal, the DoD will be announcing security approvals for Samsung Galaxy handsets as well as iPhones and iPads in the next couple weeks. This is obviously great news for Apple and Samsun....more
|Samsung Galaxy S4 pre-orders go live in Canada
Telus is now taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Users can no sign up to get the new Galaxy S4 for $199 from Telus. To get the $199 price users will choose the 16GB version, and will have to agree to a 3-year agreement. The S4 is scheduled to start shipping on April 27, and be in stores on....more
|Facebook Home now in the Google Play Store
Facebook Home is launching in the Google Play Store today for users of certain Android phones. AT&T's HTC First had the launch exclusive, but now if you are a proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II or HTC One X+, you can head over to Google Play or Facebook's website to download Facebook Home.....more
|Sprint offers Galaxy S3 in purple
Sprint is now offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Amethyst Purple. The color option is exlusive to Sprint. This is an interesting move considering the Galaxy S4 will soon be out. The purple S3 includes 16GB and sells for $99. Of course you will have to sign a new two-year contract to get the $99 price, and ....more
|Samsung launches Mega smartphones with ridiculously large displays
Samsung today announced the Samsung GALAXY Mega. The new device is supposedly a smartphone, but is more like a tablet with a phone app. Samsung says it combines the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet. T....more
|Samsung releases Galaxy S4 commercials
Samsung is starting the advertising blitz for its Galaxy S4 phones. The S4 isn't out yet, but that doesn't mean the commercials can't be. These short commercials show off various features of the phones that Samsung feel are unique. Sound Shot, Group Play, and S Translator, are each featured in a commercial.....more
|Samsung announces Galaxy Win
Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Win. The Galaxy Win will be a mid range phone, but will have one important new feature. It will come in a Dual-SIM variant. The US is so far behind the times with our single SIM phones so we probably won't see the Dual-SIM version. Oh well.
|Is the HTC One the best smartphone ever made?
Apple has always been a cut above others in build quality of their devices. The attention to detail along with unibody design makes everyone else's devices seem to play second fiddle to Apple. Not anymore. The HTC One has taken a page from Apple and is quite impressive. Some of tech's biggest names are pra....more
|Facebook Home for Android unveiled
Facebook unveiled its Home for Android at an event in California Thursday. Instead of announcing a Facebook phone, the company unveiled Home, a new software that takes over the core functions of your phone and makes it effectively a Facebook phone. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “you’re going to....more
|Best Buy to get serious about Samsung
You know you have made it as a brand when Best Buy hosts a special store area in their store for you. Have you seen the Apple section in your local Best Buy store? Samsung has apparently reached this special status because several rumors suggest that Best Buy is about to host a Samsung Shop in their stores.....more
|Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S4 and get a free tablet
UK retailer Carphone Warehouse is running a special promotion for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Starting tomorrow you can pre-order the S4. Carphone Warehouse will give a free 7-inch Galaxy Tab to the first 2000 people who pre-order the Galaxy S4. In addition, all users who pre-order tomorrow will g....more
|Forbes calls BlackBerry Z10 US launch "listless"
BlackBerry has launched the Z10 in the US, and unlike launches in other countries, there is not much excitement surrounding the US launch. Various reports have emerged about the lack of marketing around the US launch and now Forbes confirms the lack of enthusiasm surrounding BB10 in America.
|T-Mobile confirms Samsung Galaxy S4 availability on or before May 1
T-Mobile has confirmed the company will offer the Samsung Galaxy S4 on or before May 1, 2013. Mike Sievert, Chief Marketing Officer gave the news to CNET today at an event in New York. There is no word on pricing as T-Mobile is now moving to an unsubsidized pricing structure. I'm assuming it wil be ....more
|Goldman says BlackBerry 10 launch disappointing
Goldman Sachs issued a new note on Monday, downgrading BlackBerry 10 after a "disappointing" US launch. They have moved BBRY to "neutral" from "buy," and moved the 12 month price target down to $17 from $19. Most of the disappointment comes from a surprising lack of marketing at AT&T stores.
|Gartner not convinced of BlackBerry comeback
Although Morgan Stanley has upgraded its outlook for BlackBerry, Gartner is not convinced. The firm believes it will be very difficult for BlackBerry to compete head to head with iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, despited its new BB10 operating system.
"Although BB10 presents a moderniz....more
|Samsung TouchWiz lock screen security flaw found
What is with all the lock screen security flaws these days. Apple just patched one on the iPhone, and now comes another Android flaw. Actually, this flaw is with Samsung's TouchWiz interface that runs on top of Android. As you can see in the video it's not very easy to exploit this flaw, but it i....more
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