Droid Bionic vs HTC Thunderbolt – Verizon Android Smartphone Face-Off

Droid Bionic vs. HTC Thunderbolt

With last week’s release of the Motorola Droid Bionic, Verizon Wireless gained a new (and much anticipated) superphone that takes advantage of the carrier’s speedy 4G LTE network. This 4.3-inch, dual-core powerhouse took its sweet time arriving, though many have already deemed it worth the wait. But is the Bionic the ‘droid you’re looking for? […]

Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Imminent for HTC Thunderbolt?


Given that HTC had confirmed that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Thunderbolt, the first 4G LTE Android smartphone to launch on Verizon Wireless, will be coming in Q3 after having missed its Q2 deadline, it stands to reason that the OTA software update is coming soon. Now, it appears that a Verizon […]

Why I Replaced My Thunderbolt with a MiFi


I bought an HTC Thunderbolt earlier this year for two reasons – I wanted to play with an Android phone and I liked the option of using it as a wireless hotspot with unlimited data, something that my older Novatel 2200 MiFi didn’t offer on the Verizon network. They only offer limited data contracts. Sure […]

Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone Roundup: Which Device to Consider?


With the imminent launch of the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon Wireless, users looking at fast mobile broadband data on the carrier’s 4G LTE network will have many choices. In this roundup, we’re going to take a look at the first generation of 4G LTE devices, including the Thunderbolt, Droid Charge, and LG Revolution, and […]

iPhone 4 Remains Popular Ahead of iPhone 5 Launch

iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 has been out for over a year now and there are rumors swirling about a new iPhone launching later this month or at some point in October however it appears the iPhone 4 is still the best selling smartphone on both AT&T and Verizon Wireless. According to Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley, […]

Gingerbread for HTC ThunderBolt and Droid Incredible Coming in September

HTC ThunderBolt

Finally, we have something official about the Gingerbread updates for the HTC ThunderBolt and the Droid Incredible. We’re talking official official here, not just from an HTC rep. But from HTC’s Facebook page which has just confirmed that Android 2.3 or some variation of it will be arriving for both of these beautiful phones at […]

HTC ThunderBolt Price Falls to a Penny at Amazon

HTC ThunderBolt

Can’t say that I am shocked to see the HTC ThunderBolt available on Amazon  for a mere penny but I will say this. If you’ve been looking to get on board the Verizon 4G LTE train and absolutely, positively don’t care about the Motorola Droid Bionic or any other 4G LTE phones that might launch […]

Kevin’s Mobile Trio of Tech: Notebook, Tablet and Phone

My Trio of Tech

Many of us have a trinity of mobile devices that we use on a regular basis: often a notebook, a tablet and a smart phone. I use a couple of notebooks, one primary tablet and two smart phones, all of which make up Kevin’s Trio of Tech. Notebook Computer: 15″ Apple MacBook Pro If you […]

The 5 Best Android Smartphones [August, 2011]


It’s that time of the month again and we have thrown together five Android phones, currently on the market, that we think are the best that money can buy. Now, before you go out and buy one of these, keep a couple of things in mind. One, obviously, you may not agree with this list. […]

HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread Update Gets Closer to Reality

HTC ThunderBolt

We have heard that the HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread update is slated for sometime in Q3. Q3, for those that don’t know, covers the months of July, August and September. So, if you caught wind of that news, you have August and September circled in your mental calender. Since that leak surfaced, things were a bit […]

Skype for Android Brings Video Calls to 17 Devices, Including ThunderBolt

Skype Video Calls on Android ThunderBolt Charge and More

Skype has finally released an update to their Android app which brings video calling to the masses. Skype 2.1 is now available with support for video calling on 17 new devices, including many popular smartphones. The update brings video calling to Android 2.2 device from several manufacturers as well as bug fixes and performance enhancements. Support for […]

HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread Update Slated for Q3


The reboot problem on the HTC ThunderBolt  has come and gone but there are still some issues that remain, issues that ThunderBolt owners are hoping will get fixed with a Android 2.3 roll out, one that we thought was going to be taking place at some point in Q2 and more specifically on June 30th. […]

Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone Prices Fall Further Ahead of Major Launches


We still have no idea when the Motorola Droid Bionic will be coming, September is quickly becoming the front runner, but that hasn’t stopped retailers from slashing the prices on the current crop of Verizon 4G LTE smartphones. We have seen Wirefly do it and now, it’s Amazon’s turn as the retailer has cut the […]

HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread Update Suffers A Setback

HTC ThunderBolt

Last we heard from the HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread update, it had missed its rumored June 30th release date. Things have been pretty much dead in terms of news for the update and it appears that there is a good reason for that. An HTC rep has confirmed to a ThunderBolt owner that the update has […]

HTC ThunderBolt Price Slashing Begins, Don’t Bite

HTC ThunderBolt

In a shocking turn of events (not really), the price of the HTC ThunderBolt has plunged all the way down to $60 at Wirefly in a likely attempt to lure in those still on the fence about buying the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic. Unfortunately, the offer is only for new Verizon customers which means that […]

Netflix App for Android Now Supports Several More Devices


Netflix for Android was supposed to be marked by celebration when it arrived. Unfortunately, it was met with a chorus of boos because it was only available for a select few Android handsets. Slowly but surely though, Netflix has brought support to more and more devices and today, the list of support has grown enormously […]

The 5 Best Android Smartphones [July, 2011]


The middle of summer is upon us dear GBM readers and you know what that means? We have a plethora of new Android phones out on the market, enough to make your head swivel around and your hair turn gray. Well, it’s our job to make buying a new smartphone as easy as possible and […]

Hulu Plus Arrives for HTC ThunderBolt, Wait for Netflix Continues

Hulu Plus

Back on June 23rd, Hulu rolled out its Hulu Plus application for Android. Problem was, it was only available for six devices including the Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid 2, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix. Not a bad crop but there were definitely some key phones left out. Today, […]