Smartphone and Tablet Users Sick of Slow Speeds

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A new study shows that smartphone and tablet users are generally impatient when waiting for websites to load on their devices. According to the Keynote Competitive Research survey smartphone and tablet users are only willing to wait a few seconds for websites to load on their devices. Of the 5,000 users that answered the survey, […]

Big Fish Unlimited Delivers Tablet & PC Cloud Gaming

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Big Fish Games now has its own cloud gaming service specifically targeted at casual gamers. According to GeekWire, Big Fish Games announced the new service at Casual Connect in Seattle. The new service offers users access to 45 casual games from Big Fish Games for just $7.99 per month. There isn’t much information about which devices […]

Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Samsung Galaxy Note

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Samsung makes my two favorite smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Samsung Galaxy S III. I bought the Samsung Galaxy Note when it became clear that the Apple iPhone would never show up with a larger screen. So I went for the biggest screen I could find in a phone and enjoyed it immensely. […]

ZTE’s Grand X Flagship Phone Runs Stock Android 4.0

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ZTE wants to expand beyond its native Chinese market into the West, and the Grand X is the company’s first big attempt to reach beyond Asia. According to The Verge, the ZTE Grand X is a new mid-range smartphone that’s different from most other Android phones in that it uses stock Ice Cream Sandwich. The […]

Nielson: Android and iPhone Continue to Dominate

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Most tech enthusiasts are very passionate about their smartphone platform of choice, and some recent Nielson data gives both Android and iPhone users good talking points. According to Nielson’s latest data, 54.9 percent of the U.S. mobile subscribers use a smartphone of some sort as of June 2012. Of the smartphone market, 51.8 percent of […]

AT&T May Launch Service To Block Stolen Phones Soon

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AT&T might soon have a new system for reporting and blocking stolen phones next week. According to The Verge, AT&T will start the new program next Tuesday, July 10. The system will let users block voice, data, and SMS service for individual phones and tablets. Unlike current locking methods the new blocking system won’t lock […]

Ting Explains Why It’s Hard for Small Carriers to Carry the iPhone

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As a relatively new Sprint MVNO, Ting is still trying to make a name for itself. The company wants users to associate the name with “mobile that makes sense,” but some of its potential users just want to know one thing: when can they buy a Ting iPhone? In a blog post, Andrew Moore-Crispin of Ting […]

Watch a Video and Help AT&T Provide Phones for Military Veterans

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AT&T is sponsoring a program called Connect for Good to arm our military veterans with a smartphone. The best part of the campaign is that users don’t have to do anything but watch a video and AT&T will donate money to the cause–so watch the video and send the link to the Connect for Good […]

Leaked Images Show BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry 10 With Themes

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Yesterday we saw images of what could be RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 devices, and today we see images of what BlackBerry Messenger could look like in BlackBerry 10. According to N4BB, RIM will introduce new themes to BBM in BlackBerry 10. The app looks like almost every other chat app on other platforms, but users […]

Nokia 808 PureView Now Available for Pre-order, Ships July 8

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Nokia’s latest Symbian smartphone is coming to the United States, and potential users can pre-order the phone now on Amazon.com. The Nokia 808 PureView costs $699.99, and will ship on July 8. The phone is only available unlocked in the U.S., no carrier will offer a subsidy for the device. Users that are willing to shell […]

Sprint Charging $15 Phone Number Change Fee Starting June 10

Sprint Charging $15 Phone Number Change Fee Starting June 10

Sprint has announced that it will start charging a $15 phone number change fee for those that try to change their number through a Sprint retail location or on the phone through customer support. The new policy will go into place starting June 10th and will only affect those who wish to change their number […]

Lumia 900 Sells Well At Best Buy, But Not As Well As Android

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The Lumia 900 exceeded some expectations at launch, and is selling well at Best Buy, but its success is small compared to more powerful Android devices. Talking to The New York Times Bits Blog, Best Buy Mobile Vice President Scott Anderson said the Nokia Lumia 900 is a “very decent seller.” The phone, however, isn’t blowing […]

AT&T: Data-Only Plans for Phones Coming by 2014

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has said that data-only plans for phones could arrive within the next 24 months. According to Yahoo!, Stephenson made the remark at the Sanford Bernstein investor conference in New York saying that he’d “be surprised if, in the next 24 months, we don’t see people in the market place with data-only […]

U.S. Cellular Debuts New Prepaid Plans

U.S. Cellular Announces Slew of Upcoming 4G LTE Markets

U.S. Cellular is offering a few new prepaid phone plans for smartphones and “messaging phones.” The new U.S. Cellular prepaid plans range from limited talk and text to unlimited talk and text with 2GB of data. The new base prepaid plan for “messaging phones” starts at $35 per month and gives users 400 minutes of […]

Canadian Galaxy S III Launch Hints at U.S. Specs

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is coming to Canada on June 20, and the Canadian specs may hint at the version the U.S. will see whenever the phone comes to the country. The Canadian Samsung Galaxy S III will do away with the 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos CPU. Instead it uses a dual-core Snapdragon S4 […]

NVIDIA Looking to Launch 30 Phones with Tegra 3 This Year

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NVIDIA is looking to double the number of smartphone models running on its Tegra ARM-based chipset from 15 models launched in 2011 with Tegra 2 to 30 models launching this year with the quad-core Tegra 3 CPU. At its investor meeting, the company says that the phones will also be less expensive at launch than […]

Watch How iPhone Accelerometers Work and Are Made

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Every modern smartphone can change the orientation of the display based on the phone’s rotation thanks to its accelerometer. The technology behind the accelerometer is fascinating, if only because the chip is so small. The video describing the accelerometer comes from Bill Hammack, The Engineer Guy. In the video, Hammack takes apart an old iPhone 3G (or […]

Researchers Create Super Battery Capable of 3X More Power

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As phones get more powerful with larger screens and 4G LTE connectivity, we need better batteries to power them. A team of researchers at Washington State University may have solved the problem with new Super Lithium-Ion Battery technology. According to UberGizmo, the new battery technology is capable of storing more power than the current Lithium-Ion […]

Google Finally Owns Motorola Mobility

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Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility is finally closed, giving Google a new hardware division. Google CEO Larry Page announced the acquisition on the Official Google Blog. As part of the acquisition Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha has stepped down. He’s replaced by long-time Google employee Dennis Woodside. The new CEO helped Google grow its business […]

Sprint Canceling Early Upgrades on June 1st?

Sprint Ending Early Upgrades on June 1st?

In an effort to cut expenses, it appears that Sprint will be decommissioning its early upgrade program that allowed customers to cancel within 10-14 days of an expiring contract. The evidence, supplied by TechnoBuffalo, reveals Sprint’s plans to end the policy effective June 1st. If true, and it looks like it is, that only gives […]