WPDevCon 2012 – An Independent Windows Phone Developers Conference


The first independent Windows Phone developers conference has been announced for October 22-24, 2012 in San Fransisco. This is great news for Microsoft and Windows Phone. This will be the 1st Windows Phone only, independent developers event. If this conference actually materializes, it shows that there is interest outside of Microsoft in Windows Phone development. The conference is hoping to […]

Nokia’s Windows Phone Strategy Will Win: 10 Reasons Why


I am excited for the potential success of Microsoft’s newest offering, Windows Phone as well. I don’t currently use a Windows Phone device as a daily driver, but I am ready to as soon as Nokia brings a Windows Phone to Verizon. Most of the reasons I choose Android over Windows Phone right now are […]

CES 2012 Headphone Highlights

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I visited with several headphone manufacturers and retailers and found three offerings to be quite interesting. I am sure I missed quite a few awesome companies, but of those that I met with, these are the ones I was most impressed with. In no particular order- Soul by Ludacris, Marley, and Yurbuds. I love music […]

ZAGGkeys FLEX Bluetooth Keyboad Hands-on


Zagg is showing off a nifty Bluetooth keyboard for your tablet needs. You can use it with iOS and Android tablets, but I was also told that it’s been tested with Windows Phone too. All the functionality that the keyboard offers doesn’t currently work with Windows Phone, but the core functions should. It’s designed for […]

HTC Titan II for AT&T Hands-on Video


Earlier today, Chuong and I attended the 2012 AT&T Developer Summit where AT&T’s Ralph de le Vega and HTC’s Peter Chou announced the HTC Titan II. The Titan II is one of the 1st LTE Windows Phone devices announced to run on AT&T’s LTE network. The HTC Titan II has a 4.7 screen, it features […]

Nokia Announces Lumia 900 for AT&T LTE


Today in Las Vegas at a press conference, Nokia announced the Lumia 900 which was teased at the AT&T Developer summit earlier in the day. The Lumia 900 joins the HTC Titan II as the only Windows Phone 7 devices in the US to operate on AT’&T’s LTE network. Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop was joined […]

CES 2012 – Nokia Going All Out on Windows Phone


There is no doubt that this marriage between Microsoft and Nokia seems, on the exterior, to be doing well. Microsoft is spending a ton of marketing money with all the Mango launch parties over the last couple months. Microsoft and partners are pledging to spend $200 Million For Windows Phone Marketing in 2012. Brand awareness and […]

Swype update to support Android 4.0 expected by the end of January


I absolutely love having Swype on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0 through the unofficial version that was hacked and fixed by an XDA member. It seems we won’t have to wait too much longer for the official version to support Ice Cream Sandwich on our Galaxy Nexus. I shared a way to get […]

No more ChevronWP7 Tokens, No more legal Windows Phone unlocks


Happy New Years? As I was winding down to get into bed after 2012 dropped, I checked Twitter one last time and saw a very interesting tweet from @ChevronWP7. They announced via twitter that they only have 18 tokens left and that they won’t be restocking. What is ChevronWP7 and what are tokens? You can […]

My Custom Galaxy Nexus Setup [How To]


I have to admit right off the bat that I have steered clear of adding custom ROMs to my phones for most of my smartphone life. Back when I was a long time Microsoft MVP, the modding phones and Pocket PCs was kind of a grey area and it was just better for me to leave […]

3.7 Million Android Devices Activated During Christmas Weekend


Yes. This is not a typo, 3.7 Million. According to Andy Rubin on Twitter, there were 3.7 million Android devices on December 24th and 25th. This is 1st time activations too, it does not include factory data resets and upgrades. If it did, I would have contributed a couple to that total while I was […]

How to Get Swype on the Galaxy Nexus


Merry Christmas GBM Galaxy Nexus Owners! Swype is here, unofficially. By now, I am sure everyone knows that Swype doesn’t work on the Galaxy Nexus. I expected them to have already worked on a version compatible with both ICS and the 720p screen resolution that the Galaxy Nexus sports since the unlocked GSM version had been […]

So GBM Readers, What did Santa bring you?


Santa brought me exactly what I wanted, SOCKS! I didn’t ask for much, I got the Galaxy Nexus I wanted a couple of weeks ago and bought myself a 55″ LED TV on Black Friday that’s already broken. I also gifted myself a Canon S100 last week in preparation for CES in January. So, that’s […]

How to get rid of the Newsstand Icon in iOS5


I’ve been out of the iOS game for a little bit and haven’t done any updates on my iPad since last November. In the last 2 weeks, I have set up 2 iPhones, updated my iPad to iOS5, and today I set up my son’s new iPod Touch. In doing all this, I have noticed […]

My Windows Phone App of the Week – WizTiles


WizTiles is an application that you can download from the Windows Phone Marketplace to change your start screen’s tiles. The beauty of this app is that you don’t have to unlock your phone to get some customization. One of the complaints I have gotten from a few Android friends of mine about Windows Phone is […]

Samsung Announces 2 Dual Sim Android Powered Phones


Back in 2009, I really wanted to find a great smartphone that allowed for dual sim cards. I wanted to be able to use the same phone for my work number and my personal number. This wasn’t anything far-fetched and it was actually pointed out when I made that post that there were already phones […]

Attention: Samsung, HTC, and Motorola. Please slow down.


Something that started to bother me back when I owned Mobilitysite was the rate of phone releases. The big 3 (Samsung, HTC, and Motorola) have been churning out devices so fast over the past couple of years. Just before I took a year off, it had gotten to the point where I could do an […]

Cubicle Warefare with iLaunch Thunder


Do you have a cube enemy that needs to have missiles sent their way?  Brando is a company over in Hong Kong that markets and sells all sorts of zany gadgets, mostly USB related. They have come out with a rocket launcher called the iLaunch Thunder that’s controlled via Bluetooth by any iOS device. They have apparently partnered up with […]