Verizon BlackBerry Z10 Review: From an iPhone Owner

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The BlackBerry Z10 arrives to a crowded smartphone market, crashing headlong into the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. BlackBerry upped their game with the BlackBerry Z10, offering a full touch screen experience that delivers a very good keyboard, even without the trademark physical keyboard that BlackBerry users cling to in the face […]

Why Samsung, Apple Should Be Concerned About the Moto X Threat

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Google executives have been underplaying the potent power of Motorola Mobility’s X Phone, which has was recently referred to as the Moto X, but the device could signify trouble for dominant smartphone-makers Apple and Samsung. Earlier this year, Google CFO Patrick Pichette tried to temper expectations about the secret device, saying that it lacked the “wow […]

Apple’s iRing-Controlled iTV Sounds Like a Craptastic Idea

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At a time when CEO Tim Cook is pushing forward with simplicity and trying to build in more synergies between more Apple products, an iRing accessory to control a rumored iTV, Apple’s fully branded HDTV unit, doesn’t make sense. We had reported about the iRing controller two months ago, and now Topeka Capital analyst Brian […]

Windows 8.1: Why Microsoft Needs to Bet Big on Phablets

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While there is chatter that Microsoft will be allowing its smartphone partners to scale up with the next build of Windows Phone, Microsoft really should be thinking about scaling down its Windows 8 platform to fit smaller phablet-sized screens. With Windows 8.1, the company is now allowing tablet-makers to create smaller 7- and 8-inch slates, […]

Is Google Stifling Motorola’s Innovative Culture?

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Like Tim Cook who kicked off All Things D‘s D11 conference, Motorola’s Dennis Woodside didn’t reveal much specifics in terms of products, but Woodside and Cook did give insight into the inner workings of their respective companies. We now know that the oft-rumored Motorola X Phone will soon be launching as the Moto X per Woodside’s […]

Is Tim Cook Leading Apple Into Palm’s Dismal Fate?

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At one point, Palm owned the personal digital assistant, or PDA, market share in the U.S., largely outselling its closest competitor, Microsoft’s Pocket PC platform. However, Microsoft pushed aggressively for new features at the time that were not available on the Palm Pilot, including color displays, ability to support multimedia content such as music, video, […]

ARM Holdings Should Brace Itself for Potential Samsung Exit

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ARM Holdings, the company whose processor designs is used in an overwhelming majority of the smartphones available today, is the dominant chip-maker in the mobile space after Intel’s initial failure to break into mobility. However, a changing mobile climate and repeated murmurs of a rumored tiff between Samsung and Android should have ARM scared. Rumors […]

Why Apple Can’t Escape Samsung: Globalization

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Though Apple may be sourcing its supplies and parts for its MacBook, iPhone, and iPad from other vendors in an effort to shut out Samsung, its largest and most fierce competitor in the mobile space, Apple cannot escape Samsung’s control. The reason? Globalization. Like Apple, which has made strategic decisions and investments in key component […]

Nokia Lumia 928 Review: Xenon Flash Is Not Worth the Purchase

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The Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless largely functions in much of the same way as AT&T’s Lumia 920, but the new flagship adds a Xenon flash that replaces the dual-LED flash of the 920. Given what we know about Xenon flash–it’s brighter, able to freeze motion so you don’t have motion blur in your […]

Why It Made Sense for Google to Not Announce Android 4.3 at I/O

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Ahead of Google I/O, there were many rumors that Google would utilize its developer conference to set the stage to introduce the next version of the Android 4.3 operating system. Originally believed to be Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, it was later believed closer to the conference that the OS update would be Android 4.3, […]

Android Still Not Penetrating Smart Camera Market

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Despite recent revelations from Android creator Andy Rubin that Google’s mobile operating system was originally designed for smart cameras before it was tweaked for the more popular smartphones that we’ve seen in the last few years, Android still has not been able to penetrate the smart camera market with much success despite the growing smart […]

Speedtests: LTE Speeds to Expect for Your Galaxy S4 and HTC One

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We had extensively reviewed Samsung’s hot Galaxy S4 and the HTC One flagship smartphones, and those devices are the ones to beat for 2013 so far. Now, we’re going to examine how the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One will perform, at least in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the leading 4G LTE networks […]

Galaxy S4: Why Samsung Should Have Left the Galaxy S3′s Design Untouched

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The hardware design of the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone from Samsung this year is considered as an evolution in design with subtle tweaks to last year’s Galaxy S3′s design that makes this year flagship more refined. Samsung’s marketing people reluctantly confessed that it’s an evolution, rather than an evolution, and the company has been hammered […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Review

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The introduction of the Galaxy S4 flagship by Samsung is one of the more polarizing releases recently from the Android smartphone-maker. On one hand, Samsung has fine tuned the Galaxy S3 and added some 160+ new features on the Galaxy S4, including welcomed additions such as a larger battery, refined styling, larger and higher resolution […]

Why Microsoft Has More to Fear From Samsung Than Google

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Much has been said about the public battle between Samsung and Apple and the private worries of Google that its biggest partner in the Android space may shun it in the future, but Samsung may pose a bigger threat to Microsoft than the industry lets on. Many of the changes that Samsung is implementing on […]

This is How Facebook Home Looks on a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Video)

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We saw Facebook Home being showcased as an out-of-box experience on the HTC First, but Facebook also promised that on April 12th, users will be able to download the free Facebook Home launcher onto select devices, so how does it look and work? We had a chance to sit down with a Facebook designer and […]

Post-Valentine’s Blues? AT&T and GottaBeMobile Love You Giveaway

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If you didn’t get the gadget you’ve been fawning over lately from your significant other as such gadget may be deemed to be a not-so-romantic gift, fret not as GottaBeMobile and AT&T Northern California are teaming up with two giveaways. The first option is announced today, and we will announce the second giveaway later. The […]

BookBook For iPhone 5 Review: A Classic Wallet Case for iPhones

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The BookBook from TwelveSouth is a wallet case for the iPhone that makes the iPhone looks like a miniature vintage book, and the iPhone 5 version makes some great improvements to an already great case. To make the iPhone 5 look and feel like a vintage book, the BookBook for iPhone 5 covers the phone […]