The 5 Best Big Screen Android Phones

Samsung Infuse 4G

So, you’re looking for a new Android smartphone. One of the big decisions you’re going to have to make is how big you want the display to be. You can go compact at 3.8 inches, you can grab a medium sized one at 4 inches or you may want a smartphone with a big screen. […]

HTC ThunderBolt Mini Headed to Verizon?

HTC ThunderBolt

While a number of mysterious HTC phones have popped up lately for other providers like the HTC Holiday and HTC Lead for AT&T, HTC Doubleshot for T-Mobile and the HTC Kingdom for Sprint, it’s not shocking to see a mystery phone appear front and center for Verizon, a phone that is currently called the Mecha […]

Is There a Lack of Smartphone Diversity on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network?

4glte

Granted, 4G LTE and its consumer-facing devices are still in an infancy period having only been recently made available for purchase within the last few months, but the three Android smartphones–two of which are available today and one coming later this week–all exhibit similar traits. For one, all three devices are touchscreen-only devices so that […]

How To “Auto” Root the HTC Thunderbolt on a Mac [Video]

HTC Thunderbolt Root Process for Mac

There is a video on Youtube showing how to “auto” root your HTC Thunderbolt thanks to a program written by the thetechREF who posted it. We put “auto” in quotes because it does require interaction from the user, but at least there are no command line strings to enter into Terminal and you don’t need […]

Motorola Droid X2 Hands On Video – Compared to HTC ThunderBolt [Verizon]

Droid X2 Mini Review

The Motorola Droid X2 is another anticipated sequel for Verizon Wireless. The Droid X2 delivers a fast 1GHz Dual Core Nvidia processor and a beautiful qHD Display for $200. The biggest weakness is a lack of 4G, but even without the higher speed uploads and downloads, it is an impressive looking phone. Verizon just sent […]

HTC And Verizon Working on Fix for HTC ThunderBolt Random Reboots

HTC ThunderBolt

In a bit of bad news, a few days ago, it became apparent that some HTC ThunderBolt owners were dealing with random reboot issues after installing an update for the device. It looks like those cloudy skies are clearing up though as Verizon has confirmed that it and HTC are working on a solution to […]

HTC ThunderBolt Owners Reporting Random Reboots after Update

HTC ThunderBolt

It has become apparent that numerous HTC ThunderBolt owners are experiencing random reboots after installing yesterday’s update that was supposed to bring nothing but good stuff to Verizon’s 4G LTE device. I had seen some chatter about this last night and it looks like it’s gaining steam because Droid-Life has thrown up a report indicating […]

HTC ThunderBolt Power Button Problems Solved with WidgetLocker App

HTC ThunderBolt Power Button

The HTC ThunderBolt is a pretty amazing phone, but for some users, the power button is practically flush with the phone. This can make turning it on, especially at night, a hassle to say the least. Fortunately, WidgetLocker is a handy app that lets you turn on your screen with a press of your volume buttons. WidgetLocker […]

HTC ThunderBolt Update Now Available

HTC ThunderBolt

It appears that Verizon finally got its act together as the carrier has finally released the long awaited HTC ThunderBolt update that was delayed indefinitely because of unknown issues. Verizon originally announced that the OTA update would begin to roll out starting May 4th, however soon after, the carrier delayed it and put up a […]

The 5 Best Android Smartphones [May, 2011]

HTC EVO 4G

Recently, we had a look at the 5 best Android phones coming out this summer and now, we present to you what we here at GBM think are the five best Android smartphones on the market right now for the four major carriers in the U.S . There are some new phones and there is […]

HTC ThunderBolt Update Coming Soon, Says Verizon

HTC ThunderBolt

A day after the HTC ThunderBolt update was said to be delayed, Verizon has gone ahead confirmed this by updating the ThunderBolt’s support page with the words “Coming Soon.” We had thought that the HTC ThunderBolt update would start rolling out and bring owners of the 4G LTE device a host of improvements and bug […]

What Happens to Free HTC ThunderBolt Tethering on May 15th?

HTC Thunderbolt free tethering

When the HTC ThunderBolt launched back in March, it came with free wireless tethering as one of the perks. The free 4G tethering ends on May 15th, which means you’ll no longer be able to use the mobile hotspot app without paying up. We’ve been wondering if the promotion will automatically charge customers until they […]

HTC ThunderBolt Update Delayed by Verizon

ThunderBolt Update Delay

Remember that HTC ThunderBolt OTA update that was supposed to roll out and bring a host of improvements and fixes? Well, it appears that the update has been halted by Verizon and it will be delayed indefinitely because of unknown issues. While the update was no Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it did include some pretty nice […]

HTC ThunderBolt Update Rolling Out Tomorrow

HTC ThunderBolt

HTC ThunderBolt owners will be happy to hear that Verizon has announced that an update will be rolling out to the device tomorrow, an update that will bring several welcomed improvements and bug fixes. The update apparently will be rolling out OTA but it looks like Big Red will offer the ability to manually install […]

HTC ThunderBolt: Tips for Beginners (Video)

HTC ThunderBolt

Verizon has posted a series of videos on YouTube that touch on some tips for new HTC ThunderBolt users. The HTC ThunderBolt of course is Verizon’s first 4G LTE enabled device and that means that a lot of Verizon customers (and former customers of other providers) have probably made the switch. So, if this is […]

Skype Awaiting for Verizon to Release Official Skype with Video Android App

skype-response-verizon

In an email to a Skype customer inquiry, video chat service Skype hinted that the company’s video chat app for Verizon Wireless is completed or near completion and that the app would be delivered directly from Verizon Wireless. The two companies had announced a close partnership at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year where […]