All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Smartphone’

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 AT&T Pre-Orders Begin, Not Yet For Gear

Yesterday, Verizon announced that their customers could begin pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on Friday. Samsung had announced the new smartphone earlier this week at the IFA conference. In addition to the phone, Verizon is also allowing customers to pre-order the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch starting today. This morning, AT&T announced that it will be matching …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Officially Announced

After weeks of speculation and leaks, Samsung today officially announced its Galaxy Note 3 smartphone during its IFA presentation. The device is larger than its Galaxy S line of phones and comes with slightly better hardware. The Galaxy Note 3 will have a 5.7-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution screen. For markets needing 4G LTE, the new Note will have a …

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Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone Officially Announced

Though most of the details about the device have leaked over the past month, Sony today officially unveiled its new Xperia Z1 smartphone at the IFA conference. Sony CEO Kaz Hirai took to the stage and announced the product along with a host of others. The Z1 will now have a 5-inch screen to go with its 2.2Ghz quad-core Snapdragon …

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Google+ Tops Twitter in Mobile App Popularity

A recent study from London-based GlobalWebIndex reveals that Google+ tops Twitter in terms of popularity with smartphone app users worldwide. The study places Google+ at number 4 behind Google Maps, Facebook, and YouTube. Twitter comes in at number 6, right behind Weixin/WeChat. Here are the top 10 in a nice infographic from Mashable. But what exactly do the numbers mean? …

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iPhone 5C: Welcome to the Apple Family

On September 10, Apple Inc. will introduce two new iPhone models. The iPhone 5S, the high end phone and the iPhone 5C, with plastic packaging, aka “The Budget iPhone.” The rumored release date is September 20. According to the Apple employee calendar, employees were unable to take time off between September 15 to September 28. T-Mobile also limited their employees …

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North Korea Unveils the Arirang, the Painfully Ironic Android Smartphone

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un was observed visiting a factory in Pyongyang where the Arirang, North Korea’s new Android-powered smartphone, was unveiled. The accompanying images of the Korean dictator have generated an interesting discussion, as no apparent electronics manufacturing machinery can be observed, and workers are only seen inspecting completed phones in contrast with the Korean Central News …

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T-Mobile Announces $0 Down For Any Smartphone

T-Mobile was the first mobile provider in the U.S. to introduce a contract-free service that allows users to pay off their smartphone in monthly installments and upgrade more than once every two years. The “Jump!” service was billed by the self-styled “un-carrier” as a big shake-up of the U.S. mobile industry. The industry has now quickly followed T-Mobile’s lead, with …

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Nokia Announces Larger Lumia 625 Windows Phone

Just two weeks ago, Nokia announced its new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Lumia 1020. That device’s big feature is a 41MP camera and the software to take advantage of it. Now, Nokia has announced a mid-priced Windows Phone 8 smartphone that’s big feature is being big. Nokia today announced the Lumia 625, the manufacturer’s largest Windoes PHone 8 …

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Women Will Share Personal Info For a Price

While, on one hand, our nation is in the middle of a great debate over privacy and what gets seen by whom, on the other hand, retailers are trying to find more ways to get people to give up their personal details, voluntarily if possible. One possibility explored is to track a person’s location via WiFi signals on their smartphones. …

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How Much Will Google Spend To Market The Moto X?

The details about the upcoming Motorola’s Moto X, the first smartphone to be released by the company since being acquired by Google, are still of a grapevine-only version. The veil is, however, being pulled back as the Moto X gets closer to its release date. Images of the device have been strategically leaked, and now, some information about Google’s commitment …

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Galaxy S4 Supply Limited, Warns Samsung

Earlier today, T-Mobile revealed that its original Samsung Galaxy S4 launch date has been pushed back from April 24 to April 29. The carrier blamed “an unexpected delay with inventory deliveries” as the cause. Now, it seems that T-Mobile’s supply difficulties were a sign of things to come. Samsung has issued a statement to Bloomberg making it clear that supplies …

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BlackBerry Z10 Hits AT&T March 22, Costs $199

After rumors pointing to a March 22 release date, AT&T has finally come forward to confirm the U.S. launch of the BlackBerry Z10. AT&T announced today that the BlackBerry Z10 will indeed be available on March 22. The device will cost $199 under a two-year contract. There’s no mention of how much the device would cost off contract, but another …

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