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|Sprint customers to get Windows Phone 8.1 update this summer
Sprint Windows Phone users are on notice they will get the Windows Phone 8.1 update this summer. Sprint announced the HTC 8XT and Samsung's ATIV S Neo will both get the WP 8.1 update this summer. No official date has been released, but more information will be released in the coming months. We should see W....more
|White House testing Samsung, LG phones, may dump BlackBerry?
According to The Wall Street Journal, the White House is currently testing phones from Samsung and LG, threatening one of BlackBerry's last strongholds. BlackBerry has historically been known for security. When President Obama came into office he famously convinced the Secret Service to allow him to continu....more
|BlackBerry not doing so well in Indonesia
BlackBerry was once dominant in Indonesia, but it appears the Canadian smartphone maker has lost ground to Samsung and Apple. The Indonesian market has been soft for BlackBerry as users hungry for apps are going for Android and iOS. According to a report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), BlackB....more
|Did Samsung ask Olympic athletes to cover Apple logos?
A report has been circulating that Samsung asked Olympic athletes to cover all non-Samsung logos during the opening ceremonies. Samsung gave Note 3's to Olympians as part of their gift bag, and several reports insisted Samsung required those athletes to cover logos of other phone manufacturers if they used t....more
|Samsung Galaxy Note Pro up for pre-order in the UK
The Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 Pro hasn't hit US shores yet, but it will soon be available in the UK. The massive Galaxy Note 12.2 Pro is up for pre-order in the UK. The price on the Note Pro is £649, about $1,076 US. For that price you get a WiFi version, in black or white. You also get a Gamepad worth £80....more
|Google sells Motorola Mobility to Lenovo
Just a few short years after Google purchase Motorola Mobility, the company is dumping the cell phone maker. Many were questioning Google's decision after finding out the sale price is $2.9 Billion. After all, Google paid $12.5 Billion for Motorola just a few years ago. It appears that Google will be keepi....more
|Samsung is failing says CNNMoney
Samsung had the most popular phones on the market. Their latest Galaxy S4 was the fastest selling Android phone of all time, but apparently that is not enough to keep their stock price up. Analysts were expecting Samsung to sell more than the 40 million S4's they sold in six months. The company released un....more
|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
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