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iPhone 5 Launches In China To Cold Reception

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Just as Apple CEO Tim Cook said it would, the iPhone 5 officially launched in mainland China and Taiwan on Friday as well as in over 30 other countries. China is a big market for Apple, and, in the past, we’ve seen pretty strong turnouts at launch events for previous products. When the iPhone 4S… Read more »

BlackBerry Messenger 7 Delivers Wi-Fi Calls

Blackberry 10 and BBM 7

Research in Motion has updated BlackBerry Messenger 7 to include free Wi-Fi calling from one BBM users to another. Known as BBM Voice, the platform does not require a mobile network connection, which could benefit customers in “mobile black holes” where a smartphone can not be connected to voice data services. The BBM 7 platform… Read more »

LG Sells 10 Million Optimus L-Series Phones

LG Smartphone Sales

LG on Sunday announced that it has exceed 10 million sales units for its LG Optimus-L series smartphones. The company credits its ability to create unique smartphones that do not conform to the standard “me too” styling found via Samsung, Apple, and HTC smartphone devices. The company’s device sales arrive from some of its more… Read more »

Virgin Mobile Ad Appears To Condone Rape, Gets Pulled After Airing

Virgin Mobile Rape

Virgin Mobile US has pulled a new video advertisement after it appeared to be condoning the act of rape. The cellular company was quick to pull the ad but not before Twitter user EverydaySexism was able to grab a screencast of the ad, which read “Necklace? or Chloroform?” Immediately following the ad’s debut, Virgin founder… Read more »

iPhone 5 Arriving In 50 New Countries This Month

Apple iPhone 5

The Apple iPhone 5 will launch in 50 more countries this month. The massive launch schedule will help Apple extend what has already become record setting worldwide sales volumes. The company will start its iPhone 5 expansion with the December 7 release of the smartphone in South Korea. The next launch will occur on December… Read more »

AT&T Wireless Named ‘Worst Carrier’ Yet Again

ATT Bad Customer Service

AT&T Wireless is the worst wireless carrier in American for the second year in a row according to the most recent Consumer Reports survey. On the other end of the spectrum Verizon Wireless has taken the top spot among large-scale providers. To conduct its survey Consumer Reports spoke with 63,000 subscribers. The conversation focused on… Read more »

iPhone 5 Helps Apple Topple Android In US Smartphone Market

iPhone 5 Helps US Smartphone Market

The iPhone 5 has helped Apple grapple past Android in the US smartphone market after a few months of the Google OS phones outselling iOS. Smartphone sales data gathered by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech suggests that 48.1 percent of all smartphones sold in the US in the past 12 weeks were iPhones, reports CNN Money. Apple… Read more »

Apple Source Code Requested For Fifth Time By Motorola

Apple Source Code Request

Apple has continually failed to meet its promise and supply Mac OS X and iOS source code to Google-owned Motorola Mobility, and now the company is being asked for its code once again in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Motorola asked for the code so it can perform infringement analysis… Read more »

Norton Mobile Security Suite Adds iOS Support, Improved Android Experience

Norton Mobile Security

Symantec’s Norton Mobile Security app for Google Android was updated on Tuesday. The app now includes a better user experience and its first ever support for iOS devices. According to the company, the updated app delivers extra protection for consumer needs. The Norton Mobile Security app helps customers secure their devices, recover Smartphones when lost,… Read more »

Fake Google Play Apps Pulled Immediately After Approval

Google Play Fake Apps Pulled Quickly

Several apps claiming to be from Apple, Inc. were pulled from the Google Play store on Saturday almost immediately after they were given temporary approval. The apps includes the names of popular Mac OS titles including iWork and iLife. According to Google, the apps were designed as “lightly-disguised scams” that were pulled only hours after… Read more »

AT&T 4G LTE Network Now Serving 150 Million Potential Customers

ATT 4G LTE extends to 150 million people reach

AT&T Wireless continues to roll out its 4G LTE network with 24 new markets receiving the high-speed mobile option this week. After launching those 24 markets, AT&T Wireless will have 4G LTE available to 150 million potential US customers. Based on those numbers, AT&T has more than doubled the entire market it served just one… Read more »

iPad Mini Now On Sale Through AT&T, Verizon, And Sprint

iPad Mini 4G LTE

iPad Mini devices with 4G LTE service are now on sale at AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless stores. The device is expected to be so popular that Sprint Wireless is offering customers the chance to purchase a $50 gift card which will reserve one of the mini tablets. The gift card can then be used… Read more »

Text Messaging On The Decline, According To New Report

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A new study from a technology and strategy consulting firm shows that Americans are starting to use text messing less on their cellphones. The consulting firm Chetan Sharma reports that the “total number of messages as well as the total messaging revenue” dropped for the first time in the US market. The firm said that… Read more »