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HTC One Debuts In New York And London, Delivers Cool New Features

HTC One Smartphone Officially Unveiled

The HTC One smartphone officially debuted on Tuesday during simultaneous press events held in New York City and London, England. The HTC One will be the company’s flagship smartphone for 2013. Featuring a 4.7-inch full 1080p HD display with Gorilla Glass, the smartphone also offers the Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and is built… Read more »

China’s Smartphone Market Will Soon Be World’s Largest

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The Chinese smartphone market is on track to become the world’’s largest by the end of this month. When this month comes to a close, China will have more active smartphones than the US. China and the US nearly tied at the end of January in terms of new device activations, with the US activating… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Brand Overshadows Android

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The Samsung Galaxy brand has started to overshadow the Android brand. A Gartner report highlights how Apple and Samsung together dominate 52 percent of worldwide market sales. “The success of Apple and Samsung is based on the strength of their brands as much as their actual products,” said Anshul Gupta, a principal research analyst at… Read more »

Vertu TI Android Smartphone Now Available For $10,500

Vertu TI Design

The Vertu TI is the first smartphone from the luxury handset maker to feature the Google Android OS, and now the smartphone is available for $10,500. Leaked at the start of the month, the Vertu TI‘s price tag is despite the company’s head of design admitting that “Vertu will never be at the bleeding edge… Read more »

Steve Wozniak: Apple Phone Features Have Fallen ‘Somewhat Behind’

Steve Wozniak Admits Apple Tech is Faling behind

The Apple iPhone 5 lacks NFC technology and other popular smartphone features found on devices from Samsung, LG, Motorola, and others. It is no secret that the tech giant has had a hard time jumping ahead of its mobile competitors in terms of major mobile advancements. Now Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is admitting that Apple… Read more »

Sprint Wireless Sold 2.2 Million iPhones During Q4

Sprint Wireless

Sprint Wireless sold 2.2 million iPhone’s in Q4 2012. It is that large number of devices that Sprint partly blames for its $1.3 billion net loss. Sprint sells each iPhone at a huge loss in order to attract new customers and to retain current customers. The wireless firm then hopes to make its money back… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note Explodes, Injures Customer

Samsung Galaxy Note Explosion

A 55-year-old man in South Korea was injured after his Samsung Galaxy Note exploded. The smartphone was stored in the mans pocket when it suddenly ruptured and caused damage to his clothing and body. The customer was left with second-degree burns to his right thigh. The phone’s explosion involved a spare battery, which may have… Read more »

Apple Increases Smartphone Sales In China, Samsung Remains Dominate

Apple China Sales

Apple, Inc. is finally gaining some momentum in the Chinese mobile market, picking up a 12 percent marketshare. Apple had controlled a 7.5 percent share the year prior. Those sales numbers did not include the Apple iPhone 5, which debuted in December. Mainland China witnessed solid growth in 2012 with 53 million smartphone sales, a… Read more »

128GB Apple iPad Rumored To Be In The Works

Apple iPad 128GB

Apple is rumored to be prepping a 128GB Apple iPad, the first 128GB version of the company’s popular tablet PC line. 9to5Mac discovered a new iPad SKU for its fourth-generation device that will soon arrive on retailer store shelves. The Apple reporting website also reveals that the SKU features the name “ultimate” in its title…. Read more »

Unlocking Your Smartphone Is Now Illegal

Unlocked Smartphone Now Illegal

Unlocking your smartphone is now illegal under new terms of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Customers must now ask their mobile carrier for permission to unlock their smartphones. In 2010, the Electronic Frontier Foundation fought for an exemption to the DMCA, and it granted three exemptions including smartphone unlocking and jailbreaking. However, in October 2012,… Read more »

Microsoft Outlook For Windows RT Currently Being Tested

Microsoft Windows RT

Microsoft Windows RT users may soon have access to a native version of MS Outlook. When first released, Microsoft chose to skip over a functional email client for its lower powered tablet OS release. The software giant is already believed to be testing a free version of Office that will include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and… Read more »

Samsung, Apple Rule 2012 Smartphone Market With Massive Sales

Smartphone Sales 2012

Apple and Samsung once again ruled the smartphone sales market in 2012, moving nearly half of the sectors 700 million units. Samsung nearly doubled Apple’s sales, moving 213 million units compared to the Cupertino, California company’s 135.8 million units. Apple has confirmed that its units were sold to customers and not simply shipped to retailers…. Read more »

Unlocking Your Smartphone Will Be Illegal Starting Next Week

Smartphones and Unlocking Plus The Law

Starting next week, it will be illegal to unlock your smartphone without permission from the carrier from whom you purchased the device. In October 2012, the Library of Congress determined that unlocking a smartphone without carrier permission violated the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and was therefore illegal. Following its decision, the Library of Congress issued… Read more »

Verizon Gouging Customers As Data Acquisition Costs Shrink

Verizon Wireless Data Plans

Verizon Wireless has long complained that the cost of building its 4G LTE data network and maintaining that infrastructure is tremendously high. However, recent earnings reports have shown that the costs associated with transmitting mobile data are decreasing for Verizon as the company continues to increase customer data bills. Verizon launched its Share Everything plans… Read more »

iPhone 5 Interest Down Because Of Cheaper Models?

Apple iPhone 5

I have written extensively over the last few weeks in regards to falling interest in Apple iPhone products. Apple’s current model outlook has become so abysmal that some analysts have cut both the company’s 2013 and the company’s 2014 forecast outlooks. Case in point, the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners have found that consumers are choosing… Read more »

ESPN ScoreCenter Mobile App Is Full Of Vulnerabilities [Security Test]

ESPN ScoreCenter

One of the most popular mobile applications for iOS devices is the ESPN ScoreCenter app. Unfortunately, it is also an application that is full of security vulnerabilities. While users love receiving live scores, news, videos and alerts to their iPhone and iPad devices, they could also be inviting mobile intruders. The team at ZScaler recently… Read more »

Amazon Optimizes MP3 Store For iPhone, iPod Touch

Amazon MP3 Store for iPhone and iPod Touch

In its every growing attempt to overtake Apple iTunes, Amazon on Thursday rolled out an optimized version of its MP3 web store for iPhone and iPad touch devices. Amazon MP3 store buyers can still download tracks directly to their iPhone and iPod Touch devices, but those tracks will also automatically store inside their Amazon Cloud… Read more »

NRA Releases iOS Firing Range App, Includes Gun Safety And Laws

NRA Practice Range

The National Rifle Agency (NRA) on Monday released a new iOS target practice simulation app. The move comes after years in which the NRA adamantly stood against the video game industry and its ultra-violent take on weapons. Titled NRA: Practice Range, the free game offers players a virtual shooting-gallery where they can hone their gun-toting… Read more »

Nokia Q4 Sales Beat Expectations, Smartphone Numbers Show Healthy Increases

Nokia Smartphone Sales Beat Expectations

Nokia’s Devices & Sales divisions were able to “exceed expectations” in Q4 2012, according to the company’s preliminary fourth-quarter results report. According to the report, those divisions of Nokia “achieved underlying profitability” with the Mobile Phones business unit picking up steam thanks in large part to the growing success of its Nokia Lumio Smartphone line… Read more »