iOS 5.1.1 on iPhone 3GS: First Impressions and Performance

iOS 5.1.1 on iPhone 3GS: First Impressions and Performance

After installing iOS 5.1 when it was released back in March, I was thoroughly impressed with how it performed on my iPhone 3GS, a phone that was released all the way back in 2010. However, in the last couple of weeks, I have been dealing with some headaches. Apps have been crashing. My iPhone has […]

Forget Everything Else, iOS 6 Needs iPad & iPhone Game Controllers

iPad controller 8-bitty

The iPhone and iPad have changed the way we game. Consoles collect more dust and the Nintendo DS has trouble keeping up with sales of the Apple’s gadgets, but we could do so much more. Playing games with on-screen controls can’t compare to using a physical controller, especially for fast paced action games. It’s not going to […]

Samsung Shows That It Is a Software Company

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As exciting as it has been to talk, postulate, and speculate about the Galaxy S III’s hardware and specs before the third-generation Galaxy flagship smartphone was announced on May 3rd in London, once the device was announced one thing became apparent: Samsung is now a software company. That doesn’t mean that Samsung is shying away […]

Samsung Galaxy S III Announced: 4.8 Inch Display, 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy S III Announced

Samsung finally took the covers off of its ‘Next Galaxy’ at an event in London today, showcasing the company’s latest in smartphone hardware, a device that is appropriately called the Samsung Galaxy S III. The Samsung Galaxy S III is an Android-powered device that the company is hoping will take on the likes of Apple’s […]

iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III

iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III

Apple’s next iPhone, presumed to be called the iPhone 5 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III figure to be the two biggest smartphone launches of the year. Their predecessors, the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II were two of the most successful devices of 2011 and the companies clearly want to build […]

HTC One X Review | $199 AT&T 4G LTE


HTC hopes to regain their King of the Hill status in the realm of Android smartphones with the One series, and the HTC One X is the flagship of the line. Featuring LTE speeds, a robust processor, a great camera plus a really good audio experience, the One X has what it takes to be a fabulous phone.

The 5 Best Android Smartphones [May, 2012]

The 5 Best Android Smartphones [May, 2012]

With a bit of a lull during the past couple of months, the Android market is once again heating up as manufacturers are finally starting to deliver the devices that they promised all the way back in the beginning of the year. That means that several of the devices that have been included on our […]

Samsung Galaxy S III Release Date and Rumor Roundup

Samsung Galaxy S III Release Date and Rumor Roundup

Samsung has announced that it will be announcing its ‘Next Galaxy’ smartphone at an event in London on May 3rd. The device will replace the wildly successful Samsung Galaxy S II which launched worldwide in 2011. Unlike many Android phones, the device that might be called the Galaxy S III has managed to stay mysterious […]

Top 11 iOS 6 Features We Want on the iPhone 5

iOS 6 features

The iPhone 5 can’t get here soon enough, but the software that powers the new iPhone is just as important as the hardware itself, and we can expect a look at it in just a few months. iOS 6, the next version of the software that will come to the iPhone 4S and the new iPad, […]

iPhone 5 Release Date and Rumor Roundup

iPhone 5 thinner design

From the iPhone 5 release date to potential features, GottaBeMobile is taking a deep dive into the iPhone 5 news and rumor pool to figure out what to expect from the new iPhone. Apple sets the standard for secrecy around product launches, but in the months leading up to the new iPhone release, leaks spring […]

Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight Review

Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight

Barnes and Noble’s new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight isn’t an all-new, completely re-designed eReader, but it doesn’t need to be. The original Nook Touch remains one of the best eReaders on the market thanks to the comfortable design, simple interface, and speedy performance. Now the bookseller is adding a new feature: GlowLight. This built-in […]

Top 10 iPhone 4S Cases

Element Vapor Pro Case

There are no shortage of iPhone 4S cases and covers, but there are a limited number of awesome iPhone 4S cases. These iPhone cases protect the phone and its functionality while looking great doing so. The GottaBeMobile staff owns many of these cases, or would happily buy them if we had unlimited funds. Read: 10 […]

iPhone 5 Release in October Bolstered By Lack of iOS 6 Beta

WWDC 2011

Apple’s history of announcing new versions of iOS and releasing Betas for new versions suggest a fall or October for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 release. Rumors say the iPhone 5 will launch in June or October of this year, but the rumors of  June iPhone 5 release fall apart when we consider the timeline of […]

What to Expect from the Samsung Galaxy S III Event

What to Expect from the Galaxy S III Event

All year, rumors have swirled about the follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy S II, a device that many consider to be the best Android smartphone ever made. Well, on May 3rd, we will know exactly what Samsung has up its sleeve. That’s because Samsung has announced an event for that date, set to take place […]

Why Ford Should Make a Green Smartphone


While smartphone manufacturers have moved past the days of neon green trim on green smartphones, environmentally friendly smartphones remain niche products that cannot stand on their own merits. We shouldn’t need to choose between a green smartphone and a great smartphone. Take the LG Optimus Elite, a new green Android smartphone with a paltry 800Mhz processor that […]

LG Lucid Review: Solid 4G LTE Smartphone for First Time Users

LG Lucid Review apps

The LG Lucid on Verizon Wireless is an affordable 4G LTE Android smartphone with the first time smartphone owner in mind. The Lucid may not have all the bells and whistles found on phones 2-3 times its price, but it does offer a fast 4G LTE connection, good battery life, solid build quality and an […]

T-Mobile HTC One S Review


The HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE may be getting the lion’s share of attention from Android lovers these days, but there are two other handsets in the HTC One series coming out soon as well. The middle child of the group, the HTC One S, is set to go on sale April […]

Straight Talk Review: Affordable Pre-Paid Wireless for Smartphones

Straight Talk Wireless Lumia 900 Review

Straight Talk is a pre-paid cell phone service that offers unlimited calling, texting and data usage for $45 a month and allows users to bring their own phone. This means that the Nokia Lumia 900, iPhone 4S and many Android phones work with Straight Talk Wireless. (Read: Nokia Lumia 900 Review) AT&T compatible phones deliver amazing speeds […]

Can the Lumia 900 Be Windows Phone’s ‘Droid’?

Lumia 900 Windows Phone's Savior

The Nokia Lumia 900 is topping sales charts as users discover the young Windows Phone operating system. Can the Lumia 900 deliver a “Droid Effect” to Windows Phone, boosting Windows Phone App selection and appeal? In the fight with the iPhone and Android for market share, Windows Phone is the underdog, much like Android was in 2009. In […]

iPad Keyboard Case Buying Guide

Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad

After reviewing six new iPad keyboard cases and solutions, we wanted to shares the best iPad accessories to increase productivity on the iPad. These iPad keyboard cases are perfect for users who bristle at using the onscreen keyboard for anything more than short Facebook posts. From cases that protect the iPad to minimalist keyboard only outfits, we have a […]