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iPhone 4 Pricing Slashed By $50 At Best Buy

iPhone 4 Price Cut Best Buy

Best Buy on Friday knocked $50 off the price of a new iPhone 4 with a two-year contract. The deal was posted on the company’s online store Friday morning and the new pricing model applies to the “big three” carriers, Sprint, AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless. In the past few months several vendors have offered… Read more »

Apple Blames Rumors For Slowing Sales

Apple Blames Rumors for Slowing iPhone Sales

Apple failed to meet analysts expectations in the last quarter a first for the company in years and now executives have been quick to blame bloggers, newscasters and journalists who tend to spread multiple iPhone device rumors months before new versions reach the market. According to Apple’s Chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer: “We’re reading the… Read more »

Analysts: LTE Tablets Are Waste Of Money

4G LTE

4G LTE tablets are a waste of money according to a new study from research firm CCS Insight. According to the report 48 percent of tablets shipped in 2011 were cellular-enabled and by 2016 just 37 percent will feature the same data connectivity. According to CCS Insight: “Most users do not regard cellular connectivity in… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Now $100 At Verizon Wireless

Galaxy Nexus 100 Dollars At Verizon

Samsung smartphone users looking for a new Verizon Wireless smartphone now have the option to pick up the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for just $100 with a two-year contract via online purchase. Retail store customers will also be able to pick up the phone for $150. Verizon has been quick to cut down the price for… Read more »

iPhone 5 To Feature 19-Pin Connector [Rumor]

iPhone 5 19-Pin Connector

The iPhone 5 is expected to be announced in September or October and the device will feature a 19-pin connector according to two different anonymous sources who spoke with Reuters. Apple currently utilizes a 30-pin connector on all of its iPhone and iPad devices, however one source says the smaller connector will allow the earphone… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S III Crosses 10 Million Sales Milestone

Samsung Galaxy S III Passes 10 million sales

Samsung Galaxy S III sales have been massive for Samsung Electronics and that point was driven home on Sunday after the company announced that it has surpassed the 10 million sales mark, less than two months after it was officially released. The announcement was made by Samsung president Shin Jong-kyun who told reporters the milestone… Read more »

HTC Desire HD Will Not Receive Google Android 4.0 Update

HTC One Desire Google Android Update Fail

HTC will not allow HTC Desire HD smartphone users to upgrade their phones to Google Android 4.0. The device manufacturer announced on Sunday that extensive testing has shown that an upgrade on the device would not be “in the best interest” of Desire HD owners and would therefore be skipped over. The Desire HD is… Read more »

Qantas Ditches Blackberry Smartphones, Replaces With iPhones

Blackberry Ditched By Qantas

Research In Motion can’t catch a break, not only are consumers ditching their Blackberry devices, now entire company’s are joining in. The popular airline Qantas announced on Monday that it was leaving RIM behind and adopting Apple iPhone devices for the company’s 1,300 corporate-sponsored smartphones. The iPhone is favored by Qantas executives and by leaving… Read more »

RIM Loses Patent Lawsuit, Ordered To Pay $147.2 Million

Research In Motion Loses Patent Lawsuit

Research in Motion has lost an expensive patent battle against Mformation Technologies. Jurors found that the Canadian cellular manufacturer infringed on remote device management software patent held by the New Jersey based information technologies firm. The patent judge overseeing the case has ordered RIM to pay $147.2 million however the company will file an appeal… Read more »

Virgin Mobile Now Offering Contract-Free HTC One V For $199.99

HTC One V on Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile has launched the HTC One V for just $199.99. The entry-level Google Android device does not require a contract and while it is labeled as “entry-level” the smartphone has some rather impressive features including the Google Android 4.0 mobile operating system alongside a 3.7-inch WVGA display and a 1GHz Snapdragon S2 processor. The… Read more »

Google Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ Now On 10.9% Of Devices

Google Android Adoption Rate

Google Android 4.0, better known as “Ice Cream Sandwich” has now been deployed on 10% of all Google Android devices, a mark that took eight and a half months from release to achieve. That 10% rate was culled by the official Android Developer website which examined all devices that accessed Google Play in a two-week… Read more »

Mozilla Announces Firefox Mobile OS Partners

Firefox OS Names Partners

Mozilla on Monday confirmed that the company will launch several phones with a new Firefox operating system in early 2013 and in the post Mozilla announced several of the partners who will team with Mozilla’s “Boot to Gecko” project. The new operating system which will run HTML5 apps will provide a low-cost operating system for… Read more »

Google Glasses Now On Sale To Developers, Cost $1500 Per Pair

Google IO Conference Glasses Introduction

Google on Wednesday showed off its most recent version of Google Glasses to developers at its Google I/O conference and now the company is taking pre-orders for the items at a cost of $1,500 per pair. Google co-founder Sergey Brin introduced the glasses by showcasing a team of skydiving Google employees who were wearing the… Read more »

DARPA Awards Contractor $21.4 Million To Secure Google Android Devices

Invincea

Malware detection and network security contractor Invincea has been awarded a $21.4 million contract to secure the Google Android OS for military use. The award was given to the company by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The contract requires that Invincea figure out how to secure… Read more »

HTC Pulling Out Of Brazilian Marketplace

HTC Exits Brazilian Market

HTC recently cancelled plans to launch the HTC One line of Google Android smartphones in Brazil and now the company says it will pull out of the Brazilian market completely, leaving only a small staff behind to support devices already sold to customers in the country. HTC has not had much luck in Brazil where… Read more »

iOS Device Charging Costs Almost Nothing, Study Finds

iOS Charging Costs

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has released a study in which the agency finds the cost of charging iPad and iPhone devices to be among the lowest in the electronics industry. The organization charged the iPad 3 every other day from a completely drained state and found that charging the device costs just $1.36… Read more »