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No-Contract Phones Are Found To Be More Expensive Than Subsidized Devices No-Contract Phones Are Found To Be More Expensive Than Subsidized Devices

No-contract phones are all the rage these days thanks to T-Mobile. The wireless carrier ditched contracts last year and instead adopted a business model that allows consumers to pay off their new phone in small monthly payments. Other carriers have …

Smartphone Theft is Still on the Rise Smartphone Theft is Still on the Rise

For smartphone owners (and iPhone owners in particular) the risk of theft is always present. Millions of smartphones are stolen every year and most of them are never recovered. A quick survey of recent Twitter posts is enough to demonstrate …

iPhone 6  to be Significantly Larger (Rumor) iPhone 6 to be Significantly Larger (Rumor)

Since even before the iPhone 5S was officially announced rumors about the iPhone 6 have persisted. Most of those rumors have focused on the device’s size, which is said to be significantly larger than even the iPhone 5S. In January …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Reviews Are Mostly Positive Samsung Galaxy S5 Reviews Are Mostly Positive

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now in stores and the consumer is left wondering if they should get Samsung’s latest mobile flagship device. It should be a foregone conclusion that the Galaxy S5 is at least a capable device, but …

Girl Gets Stuck in Storm Drain Trying to Save Blackberry

Not worth it. Not even remotely. A 16-year old Dover, U.K. teen had to be rescued by firefighters after she descended (about half-way) into a storm drain in a misguided attempt to fetch her Blackberry, which had apparently fell out …

HTC One (M8) Hammered, Dropped, and Drowned in Tests HTC One (M8) Hammered, Dropped, and Drowned in Tests

Though HTC has failed to raise its HTC One smartphones to the level of the iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy series, the devices are consistently some of the best-reviewed smartphones on the market. In addition to their category-leading hardware, the HTC …

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Hit India, Other Models in the Works

The citizens of India will now be able to stay in touch using the Samsung Galaxy S5. Samsung announced last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it will launch its latest flagship smartphone in India, on March …

New HTC One (M8) Officially Unveiled New HTC One (M8) Officially Unveiled

During dual media events in both New York and London HTC Corporation today officially unveiled its long-rumored new HTC One smartphone. Dubbed the HTC One (M8), the device is HTC’s latest flagship smartphone and carries on the manufacturer’s tradition of …

HTC One (M8) Available From Tuesday

Carphone Warehouse said in a statement that the next HTC One (M8) smartphone will be announced at press events in London and New York on March 25, and immediately be available for purchase at select retailers in London. “In a …

HTC One Expected to Launch in April HTC One Expected to Launch in April

For over a month now details have been leaking out about HTC’s next flagship high-end smartphone. Taking a page from Apple’s iPad line HTC is expected to name the device the (all-new) HTC One. Rumors hold that the phone’s screen …

“2K” Smartphone Shipments to be Limited in 2014 “2K” Smartphone Shipments to be Limited in 2014

TV manufacturers are feeling giddy over the chance that ultra HD TVs could raise demand for new TV sets. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was filled with “4K” (and even “8K”) displays from nearly every tech manufacturer. At the …

Wireless Charging Set to Take Off Wireless Charging Set to Take Off

Wireless charging has appeared as a feature in a number of mobile devices over the past two years, but consumers have yet to largely embrace the benefits of such systems. This could all change in the coming years, however, propelling …

Lenovo Could Overtake LG in the Smartphone Market Lenovo Could Overtake LG in the Smartphone Market

For years now the smartphone market has largely been largely dominated by Apple and Samsung. Apple has set trends for the high-end market and Samsung has followed along while also flooding the smartphone markets with a wide variety of devices …

Smartphone Runner-ups Shift To Lower-Priced Handsets Smartphone Runner-ups Shift To Lower-Priced Handsets

It’s become increasingly clear over the past two years that Samsung and Apple are dominating the smartphone industry. While Samsung has flooded worldwide markets with a variety of Android handsets at all prices and sizes, Apple remains the guiding player …

Mobile Market to Follow Apple’s 64-bit A7 Processor Mobile Market to Follow Apple’s 64-bit A7 Processor

The iPhone 5S was a disappointment for many Apple fans. Though the device undoubtedly contains better hardware than the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S was more of an incremental improvement than the yearly leap iPhone lovers had become accustomed to. …

Windows Phone Gaining Traction in Emerging Markets Windows Phone Gaining Traction in Emerging Markets

In terms of the overall smartphone market, Windows Phone holds only a tiny fraction of the world’s market share. Android and iOS continue to dominate smartphone shipments, as Apple’s brand continues to draw customers in mature markets and Samsung floods …

Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers Windows Phone Leads BlackBerry in Latest Smartphone Numbers

Holiday season 2013 capped off another record year for tablet shipments, but market watchers are now beginning to see the rapid growth of the smartphone market reach saturation points in established markets. As these mature markets reach their peaks, the …

Samsung Offers More Details On The Galaxy S5 Samsung Offers More Details On The Galaxy S5

In February, Samsung announced the inevitable Galaxy S5 at Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona. The new flagship device sports the usual upgraded specs and display, but it didn’t look all that different from its predecessor though. Outward appearances aren’t everything, …

Ashton Kutcher Is Designing Lenovo Smartphones That Will Launch This Year Ashton Kutcher Is Designing Lenovo Smartphones That Will Launch This Year

Remember when Lenovo announced that Ashton Kutcher was their new product engineer last October? Well, apparently that was a legitimate title and Kutcher is going to have significant influence on the company’s next product line. According to Re/code, Kutcher is …

Smartphone Growth to Slow Significantly in Coming Years Smartphone Growth to Slow Significantly in Coming Years

Since the debut of the first iPhone the smartphone market has been bursting with growth. The entire mobile device industry has grown at an astonishing rate, a trend which looks to continue in the coming years as wearable devices become …

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 Is The World’s First 64-Bit Octa-Core Chipset Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 Is The World’s First 64-Bit Octa-Core Chipset

Apple made headlines last year by introducing the first 64-bit mobile chipset in the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. The company said the move to 64-bit would allow for better performance while retaining backwards compatibility with 32-bit apps. Android device …