US Carriers Relent and Agree to Cell Phone Unlocking

AT&T to Start Unlocking Off-Contract iPhones on April 8th

It took the threat of government regulation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to bring this about but the major US carriers have relented and have agreed to six principals that will make it easier for customers to unlock their phones and be informed about how they can go about doing so. The five US […]

Verizon HTC One Remains MIA

One of Two HTC One Speakers

The Verizon HTC One, which reportedly was going to make an appearance at Verizon’s event at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas, remains missing in action as the carrier failed to show off the device on stage, leaving its arrival up in the air. In the buildup to today’s Verizon announcement at CTIA, the eyes of […]

Watch the Verizon Announcement Live: HTC One or VoLTE Possible

The Verizon HTC One has resurfaced in release rumors.

A Verizon announcement is slotted for later today at CTIA 2013 where the company may show off a Verizon HTC One. The CTIA 2013 Verizon event is being live streamed online so everyone interested in the big Verizon reveal can tune in to see what the company is announcing. While Verizon is being coy about […]

Verizon HTC One Launch Rumors Keep Swirling

The iPhone 5 and the HTC One offer a premium smartphone experience thanks to great build quality and mature software, but which one should you buy?

Rumors of a Verizon HTC One launch continue to swirl with the latest whispering coming from a noted HTC leakster who claims that Verizon’s deal on the Droid DNA makes it likely that something may be coming at Verizon’s CTIA announcement in Las Vegas on May 22nd. For several months now, rumors of a Verizon […]

Verizon Teases May 22nd Announcement: 5 Possibilities

Verizon has a secret to share on May 22nd at CTIA 2013. Here are five possible announcements.

Verizon wireless just sent out invites to a special event on May 22nd at CTIA, opening up the possibilities for a Samsung Galaxy S4 release announcement, the long rumored Verizon HTC One, a new Nokia Lumia or possibly even new plan options to compete with T-Mobile. The Verizon special event invitation doesn’t share any real […]

Huawei Ascend D Quad Hands On

Huawei Ascend D Quad Hands On

Huawei has made it clear that it intends to do battle with the HTC’s, LG’s and Samsung’s of the smartphone world, and one of the devices that it intends to do it with is the Huawei Ascend D Quad, a quad-core Android smartphone with a 720p display. At CTIA 2012 in New Orleans, we were […]

LG Optimus 3D Max Hands On

LG Optimus 3D Max Hands On

It has been awhile since the smartphone market has been graced with a 3D-capable device but that will change when LG releases the upcoming LG Optimus 3D Max, its successor to the the Optimus 3D which launched last year. We were able to go hands-on with the LG Optimus 3D Max at this year’s CTIA […]

HTC One V Hands On

HTC One V Hands On

The HTC One V is a member of the HTC One Series of smartphones, which includes both the HTC One X and HTC One S, that were announced back in February at the Mobile World Congress. And while both the One X and the One S have landed in the United States, the HTC One […]

LG Optimus 4X HD Hands On

LG Optimus 4X HD Hands On

Originally announced back at the Mobile World Congress in February, the LG Optimus 4X HD smartphone is a quad-core device which LG hopes will compete with the likes of the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S III. We were able to go hands-on with the LG Optimus 4X HD at the CTIA 2012 […]

Best of CTIA 2012

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The spring unveiling of new smartphones, services and gadgets known as CTIA is coming to a close. From phones you can buy in as little as a few weeks to technologies that will make their ways into the next generation of smartphones and a new fast Internet connection for homes without access to cable, this […]

Nokia 808 PureView Hands On

Photo taken with the Nokia 808 PureView

The Nokia 808 PureView, while not a juggernaut of a device, is certainly one of the more interesting smartphones of 2012. The reason is, it sports an absolutely massive 41 mega-pixel camera with a Carl Zeiss sensor. We were able to go hands-on with the Symbian-powered (you read that right) Nokia 808 PureView at CTIA […]

Kyocera Rise Hands On: Android 4.0 QWERTY Slider

Kyocera Rise Hands On: Android 4.0 QWERTY Slider

Kyocera is hoping that its new Android smartphone, the Kyocera Rise, will appeal to those interested in an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard. We were able to go hands-on with the Kyocera Rise, the latest Android smartphone from Kyocera, at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans. The device won’t blow […]

HzO Wants To Waterproof Smartphones and Tablets with WaterBlock

HzO Waterproof Technology

HzO has a method of preventing water from damaging smartphones and tablets, but individual users can’t take advantage of it just yet. The company showed off its WaterBlock technology at CTIA by fully submerging several smartphones and tablets in a tank of water. Thanks to HzO’s technology, an iPhone or any other smartphone can still […]

AT&T Samsung Focus 2 Hands-on Video

AT&T Samsung Focus 2 Hands-on Video

Yesterday, AT&T and Samsung announced a new 4G LTE Windows Phone, the Samsung Focus 2. Today, we were able to hands-on with the upcoming device at CTIA 2012, a device that is set to hit shelves on May 20th for an extremely attractive price. The Samsung Focus 2 will be AT&T’s next Windows Phone and […]

CTIA Fall 2011: Hands-On with Sprint LG Marquee (Video)


Sprint was showing off the LG Marquee, the carrier’s variant of the LG Optimus Black, at the Sprint Lounge located at CTIA in San Diego last week. The LG Marquee, unlike many high profile releases on Sprint, is a slim smartphone that operates on the carrier’s 3G CDMA/EVDO network rather than the faster 4G WiMax […]

Bill Shock to be Avoided As Wireless Carriers Hope to Be More Transparent

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In a bid to fend off legislation to regulate the wireless industry, the industry, represented by CTIA, is now self-imposing measures that would mitigate bill shock through overages and roaming charges. The CTIA and its partner carriers, which includes the four national carriers such as Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, will now send out alerts […]

CTIA Fall 2011: LG’s Smart Home Concept Connects Your Appliances (Video)


Last week at the CTIA fall show in San Diego, California, machine-to-machine, otherwise known as M2M, made a big splash as device vendors, manufacturers, carriers, and partners look forward to the future to envision a connected and inter-connected world beyond smartphones. At the LG booth, the smartphone manufacturer showed off some concepts for the connected […]

CTIA Fall 2011: T-Mobile Springboard Tablet by Huawei Hands-On (Video)


We got a chance to play with the recently announced T-Mobile Springboard tablet, an Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet made by Huawei, at CTIA last week in San Diego, California. The tablet, which can be summed up to have a design that marries the best of the iPad’s aesthetic alongside with cues from the HTC Flyer, […]

AT&T Announces Five New Android Smartphones: Motorola ATRIX 2, Samsung DoubleTime, Samsung Captivate Glide, Pantech Pocket and prepaid AT&T Avail


On the eve of 2011’s Fall CTIA, U.S. GSM carrier AT&T has announced five new Android smartphones, which brings the count of this year’s Android lineup for the carrier up to 19 devices. The five new devices include the┬áMotorola ATRIX 2, Samsung DoubleTime, Samsung Captivate Glide, Pantech Pocket and prepaid AT&T Avail. First up is […]

Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Expanding Further on November 17th


Thought Verizon was done for the year after October 20th and those 21 new cities that will be seeing 4G LTE? Think again. Verizon has just announced that it will be bringing 4G LTE to several more cities during the month of November, November 17th to be exact, which will bring its total coverage up […]