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HTC One X Receives Android 4.0.4 Today, HTC Adds Its Own Improvements

HTC One X Gets Android Upgrade

The international version of the HTC One X is receiving an upgrade on Friday to Google Android 4.0.4. The HTC One X shipped with Google Android 4.0 and will receive several updates when the over-the-air update arrives late Friday night. HTC has also announced that the HTC Sense skin will receive some changes including menu… Read more »

Smartphone Sales For Apple And Samsung Increase 43 Percent

Apple iPhone

Smartphone sales are providing a huge boost for Apple and Samsung coffers. Collectively, their US sales rose 43 percent in the second quarter of 2012 as compared to the same time frame in 2011. In the face of the Apple/Samsung smartphone domination, their various brand competitors in this quarter experienced a 16 percent drop in… Read more »

Congress Wants FCC To Re-Investigate Cell Phone Radiation Risks

Cell Phone Radiation Standars To Be Re-Examined by FCC

A new bill was introduced last Friday by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) which will require the Federal Communications Commission to once again investigate a link between cell phone radiation and possible side effects that radiation from the devices may cause. If the bill passes it will require that the US government “examine, label, and communicate… Read more »

Apple iOS 6 Test: Mobile OS Might Scale To Larger Display Size

iOS 6 Screen Size

Apple’s iOS 6 platform is currently in beta testing and with those tests come eager programmers looking for hints about Apple’s iOS future. On Tuesday programmers discovered that the new OS appears to scale up to 640 x 1136 pixels of resolution. The test was completed using an iOS Simulator set to the larger resolution… Read more »

iOS 6 Code Points To 9-Pin Connector

iPhone 9-Pin Connector

If recently snagged iOS 6 beta code is telling the truth Apple could be moving towards a 9-pin connector rather than the rumored 19-pin option. The team at 9to5Mac discovered a line of code that reads, “000002d9c t_copyDeviceSupports9Pin.” Rumors have recently pointed to 8 or 19-pin options but none have yet claimed a 9-pin connector…. Read more »

Apple Dropping Pre-Packaged YouTube App From iOS 6

YouTube on iPhone Goes Away

When buying an Apple iPhone in the past users could expect to find a neatly package copy of the YouTube video streaming app with the mobile operating system, that expectation is no longer the standard. Apple announced on Monday that starting in iOS 6 the Google owned video service will not be available as a… Read more »

Blackberry 10 Could Be Licensed, RIM CEO Says

Blackberry 10 Licensing For Devices

Research In Motion will release the Blackberry 10 mobile OS in 2012 and company CEO Thorsten Heins says RIM is exploring licensing agreements which would place the mobile OS on devices made by other manufacturers. Speaking to the Telegraph Heins revealed the company’s potential plan, noting that the move could help the Blackberry OS increase… Read more »

Google Wallet Now Available For All Major Credit Cards

Google Wallet Expands To All Credit Card Providers

Google Wallet on Wednesday issued a major update to its mobile payments platform. Google announced that the credit platform is now accepting cards from all major debit and credit card company’s including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Google has already setup nationwide partnerships with twenty-five national US retailers and thanks to its partnership with… Read more »

Samsung Creating ‘Better-Than-Retina’ Displays With 350ppi

Samsung Super High Resolution Display

Samsung is working on an AMOLED display that is rumored to be “better-than-retina.” The South Korean phone manufacturer is hoping to feature a display that uses pixel densities which ETNews says will carry a higher pixel density count than Apple’s tablet and smartphone Retina display technology. Samsung is creating higher density displays thanks to advances… Read more »

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 »