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HTC One Smartphone Officially Announced HTC One Smartphone Officially Announced

Today HTC officially announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One. The device will feature a 4.7-inch screen with a 1080p resolution and 468 pixels per square inch. It has a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and …

LG Announces the 5.5-Inch Optimus G Pro LG Announces the 5.5-Inch Optimus G Pro

As Samsung and Apple continue to corner the smartphone market, other handset manufacturers are still bringing out their competitor smartphones. Whether or not they make any headway may have to do with branding as much as the hardware they are …

Samsung Galaxy SIV To Be Unveiled On March 14 [Rumor] Samsung Galaxy SIV To Be Unveiled On March 14 [Rumor]
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Much like the annual release of the iPhone, we can now count on an annual release for Samsung’s Galaxy S line. The latest model – presumably called the Galaxy S IV – will be unveiled sometime in March. The previous …

China Will Beat Out U.S. To Become Top Smart Device Market This Month China Will Beat Out U.S. To Become Top Smart Device Market This Month

Over the past few years, China has quickly become one of the largest consumers of smart devices. The iPhone is incredibly popular in the country, and cheap Android devices are obviously very popular as well. Despite that, the U.S. still …

Mobile Phone Sales Declined Slightly in 2012, Shows Report Mobile Phone Sales Declined Slightly in 2012, Shows Report

Business analyst Gartner today released its 2012 mobile phone sales estimates, reporting a 1.7% decline in overall mobile phone sales from 2011. Even with the decline, though, customers bought 1.75 billion phones last year and smartphone sales in particular were …

Mobile, Social Media Becoming Increasingly Important To Moviegoers Mobile, Social Media Becoming Increasingly Important To Moviegoers

Are you the kind of person who uses their mobile device during a movie? If so, shame on you. That being said, you’re not alone as new research has found that most moviegoers use some kind of mobile device to …

BlackBerry Z10 Available in the U.S. – For $999 BlackBerry Z10 Available in the U.S. – For $999

Mobile service provider Solavei this weekend announced it is the first U.S. provider to offer BlackBerry’s new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. Unfortunately, BlackBerry fans in the U.S. will have to pay-up significantly if they want to be early adopters. Solavei is …

Android Dominated Smartphone Shipments in 2012 Android Dominated Smartphone Shipments in 2012

Industry analyst Canalys this week revealed its fourth quarter 2012 estimates for mobile phone shipments. Unsurprisingly, it estimates that the worldwide smartphone market grew 37% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Smartphones, according to Canalys made up almost half of …

The Ubuntu Smartphone Launches In October The Ubuntu Smartphone Launches In October
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2013 is the year of the truly open smartphone. Android kind of fits the bill, but some OEMs lock down their devices. Instead, this year will see the launch of two truly open mobile platforms – Firefox OS and Ubuntu. …

BlackBerry Z10 Sales Break Company Records BlackBerry Z10 Sales Break Company Records

BlackBerry, the company formerly known as RIM, today announced that the BlackBerry Z10, the company’s first BlackBerry 10 device, is already breaking records. The device was only just released yesterday in Canada, and the hometown crowd seems to have backed …

Samsung Galaxy S IV Announcement Coming March 15 [RUMOR] Samsung Galaxy S IV Announcement Coming March 15 [RUMOR]
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Though Samsung‘s flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III, has been a huge success for the Korean manufacturer, the company isn’t about to let its dominance of the Android mobile market slip away. Rumors last year put the announcement of …

BlackBerry Officially Launches BlackBerry 10 Smartphones BlackBerry Officially Launches BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

During its big BlackBerry launch event, the newly renamed BlackBerry company officially unveiled its new BlackBerry 10 phones. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins took the stage this morning to show off the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10. The BlackBerry Q10 stays …

Smartphones Will Soon Be Equipped With Their Own “Kinect” Smartphones Will Soon Be Equipped With Their Own “Kinect”

You may not who PrimeSense is, but you definitely know the company’s products. The Israel-based company produces the sensors used in Microsoft’s Kinect full-body motion controller. Now the company is working to bring that same technology to smartphones. PrimeSense recently …

Netflix Is Incredibly Popular on HDTVs; Smartphones and Tablets Not So Much Netflix Is Incredibly Popular on HDTVs; Smartphones and Tablets Not So Much

Chances are, if you’re streaming a film or TV show via Netflix Instant, you’re probably watching it on your HDTV (either via a SmartTV or through a device with a Netflix app, like an Xbox360). NPD has just published their …

I Would Not Use This Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl, But It’s Still Pretty Neat I Would Not Use This Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl, But It’s Still Pretty Neat

I’m probably never going to buy this new anti-loneliness ramen bowl. It’s not because I don’t like ramen. I love ramen. I really, really love ramen. It’s also not because I’m not lonely at times. Who isn’t? It’s also not …

RIM Says Early Interest In BlackBerry 10 Is Looking Good RIM Says Early Interest In BlackBerry 10 Is Looking Good
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BlackBerry has always been an enterprise phone. BlackBerry 10, while hopefully appealing to more consumers, will still remain an enterprise phone. The hope is that BlackBerry 10 will also become the enterprise phone once again. Early reports out of RIM …

Mobile Ads Could Rake in $11.4 Billion in 2013 Mobile Ads Could Rake in $11.4 Billion in 2013

A new Gartner report estimates that worldwide mobile advertising revenue could reach $11.4 billion in 2013. That would be greater than an 18% increase from 2012, which saw $9.6 billion in mobile ad revenue. The analyst also predicts that worldwide …

Quvenzhané Wallis Adorably Reads an Acceptance Speech from Her Smartphone

Quvenzhané Wallis is nine years old and has already been nominated for an Academy Award. When I was nine I was kicking ass in schoolyard kickball, so there. I’m a failure. Quvenzhané Wallis also thinks that being adorable lets you …

BlackBerry 10 Phone Pics Leak Out Again BlackBerry 10 Phone Pics Leak Out Again
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RapidBerry, the self-styled “Number 1 Dedicated UK BlackBerry site” today released what it says is leaked marketing material for one of the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The pictures show the BlackBerry Z10 in various stages of use, particulary in business …

Did LG Already Stop Making The Nexus 4? Did LG Already Stop Making The Nexus 4?
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The Nexus 4 came out last year to rave reviews from critics and consumers. The latest smartphone from Google and LG was a victim of its own popularity, however, and has been consistently sold out for the past month. A …

CES 2013: Tactus Must Employ Wizards As Its New Touchscreen Tech Is Magical CES 2013: Tactus Must Employ Wizards As Its New Touchscreen Tech Is Magical

Chances are you use some kind of smartphone in your everyday life. Most smartphones are now just a touchscreen with maybe a physical home button. It works well for most tasks, but some apps, especially games, are still at a …