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 […]

SRS iWOW Universal Improves the Sound of Smartphones and Tablets

SRS iWOW Universal

Smartphones and tablets are great for listening to music, but the sound quality isn’t always that great. The SRS iWOW wants to help by boosting the sound that comes out of any mobile device. According to The Gadgeteer, the SRS iWOW Universal is a small device that plugs into the 3.5mm headphone jack of any […]

Buyer Beware: Web Discount Offers on Phones Come with a Catch

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I would hope that most folks who see a discount on a new piece of technology do their research and read the fine print before clicking the purchase button. But we all know that’s not always the case even when discounts appear that make a new shiny gadget appear attainable for those on a budget. […]

Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X

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Today Samsung announced its new flagship, the Galaxy S III. It’s an impressive Android smartphone, but it comes into the market with some tough competition. When the phone launches in the U.S. in June, it will be up against the latest from HTC, the One X which goes on sale on AT&T in just a […]

LG Cloud Connects Android Phones, PCs, and TVs

LG Cloud Connects Android Phones, PCs, and LG TVs

LG isn’t going to let Samsung and Apple have all the cloud storage fun, the South Korean company is making its own cloud storage service. LG Cloud is a new cloud service that will work with Android smartphones, Windows PCs and LG TVs. Any Android user can download the LG Cloud app from the Google […]

Survey Says Most Americans Don’t Want Mobile Payments

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Despite numerous companies trying their best to own the mobile payments space, most Americans don’t want to use their phones for payments. At least according to the latest survey on smartphone payments. The New York Times reports on a survey from University of California in Berkley that says “adult internet users” in the U.S. aren’t […]

Samsung’s Record Quarter Makes it The Top Mobile Phone Vendor

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Samsung posted a record $5.2 billion profit for the first quarter of 2012, with sales pushing it above Nokia to become the world’s largest mobile phone vendor. According to Reuters, Samsung sold a total of 93.5 million phones last quarter, including both feature phones and smartphones. Almost half, 43.5 million, of the phones were smartphones. […]

HTC Developing a Facebook Phone?

HTC Developing a Facebook Phone?

HTC could be trying its hand at making a Facebook phone once again, this time with the help of Facebook itself. According to Digitimes, HTC and Facebook are working together on a Facebook phone that will launch later this year. Digitimes’ sources say the phone is the first in a line of Facebook-branded phones that […]

iPhone Dominates Smartphone Sales on AT&T in Q1 2012

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In the first quarter of 2012, 78 percent of all smartphones sold by AT&T were iPhones. According to AppleInsider, AT&T announced in its earning call that the carrier sold a total of 5.5 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2012. Of that 5.5 million, 4.3 million smartphones were iPhones. That’s all iPhones from the […]

Why Ford Should Make a Green Smartphone

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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 […]

HTC One S Camera and Video Samples

HTC One S Camera

One of the features HTC is very proud of on the T-Mobile HTC One S and other One series smartphones is the camera on the back. It features a 28mm wide-angle f/2.0 lens backed by a camera app with a ton of settings and filters. (Read: T-Mobile HTC One S Review) With this hardware, owners […]

How To Change Lock Screen Apps On HTC One / HTC Sense 4 Phones

Change Lock Screen Apps HTC One - Sense 4

While reviewing the HTC One S, I started poking around the many personalization settings offered by HTC Sense 4. Sense offers a huge number of ways users can tweak the user interface, including the ability to change the apps that one can launch directly from the lock screen. However, when I went to do this, […]

T-Mobile HTC One S Review

HTC One S

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 […]

Mobile Payments May Reach Mainstream by 2020

Mobile Payments

Mobile payments aren’t new to the tech-obsessed, but using a smartphone for payments isn’t mainstream yet. According to a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, a majority of Americans will be using mobile payments by 2020. Well, according to CNN, the survey actually says that 65 percent of Americans believe that a majority […]

AT&T Unveils New Pay-As-You-Go Data Packages

AT&T Unveils New Pay-As-You-Go Plans

In addition to announcing the availability of the HTC One X, it’s latest flagship Android phone, AT&T has announced new GoPhone data packages that the carrier will be rolling out starting April 22nd. GoPhone data packages are, in short, pay-as-you-go plans. They appeal to customers who don’t need the latest and greatest smartphone or better […]

HTC EVO 4G LTE More Popular Than Galaxy Nexus For Sprint?

HTC EVO 4G LTE

Yesterday I asked you, our dear readers, whether you preferred stock Android or a skin like HTC Sense for your smartphone. So far the voting shows a distinct trend: stock Android rules. However, looking at the comparison post I did between the new HTC EVO 4G LTE and the Galaxy Nexus, readers overwhelmingly voted for the Evo.

How To Set An Android Lock Screen PIN, Password or Unlock Pattern

How To Set Android Lock

Locking your Android smartphone with a password, PIN or unlock pattern is your first defense against those who would use it for malicious purposes like stealing your info or sending joke texts to your friends and family. Many people think that using a method like this just takes too long and makes turning on a […]

5 Ridiculous Smartphone Accessories

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There are thousands, if not millions, of smartphone accessories in the world for iPhones, Androids, BlackBerry, even Windows Phone. Naturally, some of these will be useful and awesome and others will be kind of meh. But some accessories are so bad that it makes you question whether we deserve the end of the world the […]