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 […]

3 Key Groups Google Will Need to Convince to Make Glass Successful

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Google Glass was the talk of San Francisco last week as geeks paraded around town with Google’s latest wearable computing eyepiece at the Google I/O conference, but is the rest of America ready to embrace this new form of technology? Google still has a hard task as it sets out to popularize Glass much in […]

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, […]

Is BlackBerry Falling Further Out of Relevance?

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BlackBerry had announced a new lower-cost BlackBerry Q5 smartphone based on the BlackBerry 10 OS as well as an initiative that will see BlackBerry Messenger go cross-platform for the first time at the BlackBerry Live conference that kicked off yesterday in Orlando, Florida, but are these moves too little too late? Once the dominant smartphone […]

Analysts Increasingly Pessimistic With Future of Windows RT

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The future of Microsoft’s tablet-oriented Windows RT operating system is still in question despite Microsoft’s continued optimism for the platform. Analysts are questioning the future of Windows RT based on the confusion created by Windows RT, pricing of the OS to OEMs for licensing, and increased competition from Intel’s new Bay Trail Atom processor that […]

Is Google Working with LG on Nexus TV?

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With rumors of Apple creating its own branded iTV HDTV unit, Google may be set to do the same thing with LG in developing a fully integrated Nexus TV. A Nexus TV would be a smart TV that may not rely on a separate, set-top box, like the Google TV boxes developed by Vizio and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Samsung’s Leaked New Design Language Better?

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It’s been reported that Samsung had considered the use of metal for the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, but decided against it due to delays resulting in the change of materials. However, aside from the change in materials, it’s unclear how Samsung would evolve its product designs, at least until possibly now. A recent leaked image […]

The Problem with Microsoft: It Doesn’t Have the Face of a Star

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Microsoft did a fantastic engineering job with the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets–early media reviews have called the design a handsome job with sturdy build quality thanks to its VaporMG construction. The slates come with an assuring click when the kickstand is propped out or the keyboard cover is snapped into place and a […]

Why a Facebook Phone May Be Just As Good for Business

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With rumors swirling about the Facebook Phone–also rumored to be called Facebook Home, HTC First, HTC Myst, or HTC Opera depending on the leaks you read and when those leaks debuted–the question remains can the social networking giant appeal to business users as it has for consumers with its first real foray into the smartphone […]

Commitmentphobia? 5 Things to Consider Before Buying Your Unlocked GSM Smartphone

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Recent events in the wireless industry have re-ignited interest in the unlocked handset market, including legislation and petitions to re-legalize unlocking in the U.S., T-Mobile’s UNcarrier announcement, and a number of new smartphones that are being debuted first internationally with a month or two of delay before being available in the U.S. If you’re on […]

Android (As We Know It) is Dead.

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Maybe proclaiming the death of Android in early 2013 is a bit outlandish, but the Android landscape has changed dramatically since HTC had announced the very first Android smartphone, the HTC G1, in October 2008, and the platform will continue to evolve drastically in years to come. In a few years, I speculate that Android […]

Tablets to Benefit Most From T-Mobile’s UNcarrier Plans

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T-Mobile had announced its UNcarrier plans at a media event in New York City yesterday morning, separating a customer’s network access contract-free subscription for voice and data access from monthly installment plans to purchase their smartphones or tablets without the need for contracts or subsidies. Essentially, this translates to a customer having two separate portions […]

Attention Now Shifts to iPad 5, iPad mini 2 Launch for T-Mobile

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Now that T-Mobile USA, the nation’s fourth largest carrier, has announced the iPhone 5 for its nascent 4G LTE network, attention is quickly shifting from Apple’s flagship smartphone to the company’s iOS tablets in the form of the iPad and iPad mini. With speculations that Apple may debut its new slate hardware models this fall, […]