Quantcast

Smartphones Articles

The HTC One Mini Is For Those Of You Who Hate Large Screens The HTC One Mini Is For Those Of You Who Hate Large Screens
· 1

Do you love the look and feel of the HTC One, but hate its size? HTC apparently thinks there’s a lot of you. That’s why it’s releasing a scaled down version of its latest flagship smartphone. HTC announced today that …

Tablet Owners Prefer to Multitask With TV, Shows Survey Tablet Owners Prefer to Multitask With TV, Shows Survey

A new survey by NPD DisplaySearch has shown that 88% of tablet owners use their tablet while watching TV. 82% of smartphone owners also multitasked online while watching TV. The analyst firm’s “Quarterly Multi-Screen Usage Study” found that the most …

AT&T Next Lets You Upgrade Your Phone Every Year At No Extra Cost AT&T Next Lets You Upgrade Your Phone Every Year At No Extra Cost

For years, wireless carriers made it all but impossible to upgrade your smartphone. Sure, you could pay the full price of the phone, but you could only get those wonderful upgrade subsidizations every two years. Now the wireless carriers are …

Firefox OS Launches In Poland Tomorrow Firefox OS Launches In Poland Tomorrow
· 2

Firefox OS is already out in Spain thanks to Mozilla’s partnership with Telefonica. Now the new mobile OS will be coming to more of Europe with the help of Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom and Mozilla announced today that Firefox OS …

12% of Americans Use Smartphones in the Shower and Other Facts to Make You Hate Everyone 12% of Americans Use Smartphones in the Shower and Other Facts to Make You Hate Everyone
· 1

Everybody is addicted to their smartphones, and the problem is only getting worse. For instance – 72% of American adults said that they always keep their phones within five feet. Never out of mind, never out of reach. Credentials management …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone With 41MP Camera Announced

Nokia today announced what it is calling the “next chapter in smartphone photography,” the Nokia Lumia 1020. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the device today at a Nokia event. The 1020, like its predecessors, is a Windows Phone 8 device. …

T-Mobile Announces Jump, Allows You To Upgrade Twice A Year T-Mobile Announces Jump, Allows You To Upgrade Twice A Year

T-Mobile made headlines earlier when it ditched contracts, and became the “uncarrier.” Now it’s ditching another much maligned carrier practice – the two-year upgrade cycle. T-Mobile just announced Jump today at its press event. The new service, which costs $10 …

HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint HTC Windows Phone 8 Launching July 19 on Sprint

Though Microsoft has not been able to make Windows Phone 8 the iPhone and Android competitor it may have wanted, the company is still muscling its way into the smartphone market. Sprint today announced that the HTC 8XT, the carrier’s …

Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S. Brazil, India Smartphone Markets Grow as China Eclipses U.S.

China is expected to overtake the U.S. at the top global smartphone market sometime in 2013, and some metrics show that it has already happened. Now, analysts are predicting that other emerging countries could rise to become top smartphone markets …

Firefox OS Launching In Select Markets This Month Firefox OS Launching In Select Markets This Month

After two years of work, Mozilla is almost ready to launch Firefox OS (formerly known as Boot 2 Gecko) in some of the world’s emerging markets. Mozilla announced this morning that Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica are its first partners in …

Apple, Samsung Continue to Gobble Up Market Share Apple, Samsung Continue to Gobble Up Market Share

The new ComScore mobile numbers are out today, and it’s the same story that consumers have been telling for over one year now. Apple and Samsung, unsurprisingly, have both gained market share in the U.S. smartphone hardware market. Apple saw …

BlackBerry: Q1 Loss, Falling Subscriber Numbers BlackBerry: Q1 Loss, Falling Subscriber Numbers

BlackBerry 10 was supposed to be the Canadian company’s big entrance into the touch smartphone market. The BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones were, essentially, a late play for the company to compete with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 for third …

Robert Downey Jr. Is the New Face of HTC [REPORT] Robert Downey Jr. Is the New Face of HTC [REPORT]

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is looking to boost slumping sales by hiring some Hollywood firepower to pitch its products. Bloomberg reports that the struggling company has hired actor Robert Downey Jr. for a two-year marketing deal to promote the brand …

FCC Chairman Nominee Supports Cell Phone Unlocking FCC Chairman Nominee Supports Cell Phone Unlocking
· 1

Tom Wheeler, the man President Obama has nominated to be the next FCC chairman, has something in common with a lot of Americans. He believes that they have the right to unlock their cell phones after a two-year contract is …

Google Prepares ‘Several Ranking Changes’ For Sites Not Configured For Smartphone Users Google Prepares ‘Several Ranking Changes’ For Sites Not Configured For Smartphone Users
· 2

Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to roll out “several ranking changes” in the near future, which address sites that are “misconfigured for smartphone users.” Essentially, if your content provides errors on smartphones, your rankings are going to suffer. …

Wireless Carriers Back Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Wireless Carriers Back Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill

Should you be able to unlock your cellphone? Wireless carriers used to not think so, but now the industry’s lobbying group seems to be fine with it as long as the bill is worthless. The Hill reports that the wireless …

Pew: The Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones Pew: The Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones
· 1

For the first time ever, Pew Research Center can say that the majority of American adults own smartphones. Not the majority of American adult cellphone owners, mind you. They mean that the majority of all American adults now have a …

HTC One Is Finally Coming To Verizon Later This Summer HTC One Is Finally Coming To Verizon Later This Summer

By most accounts, the HTC One is the best Android smartphone to be released this year. It has proven itself with carriers and Google will even be offering a stock Android version of the device later this month. The only …

House To Hold Hearing On Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Next Week House To Hold Hearing On Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Next Week
· 1

Pretty much everybody in Washington agrees with the common man – you should be able to unlock your cellphone without fear of repercussion. Where we tend to disagree is how to go about doing this. Unfortunately, the House has decided …

Motorola Will Make Its Next Smartphone In The U.S. Motorola Will Make Its Next Smartphone In The U.S.

Google is creating 2,000 jobs in Texas this year with the announcement that its Motorola division will be building its next smartphone at a Forth Worth factory. During an All Things D talk in which Motorola unveiled its own Mark …

Redditor Claims Samsung Galaxy S3 Exploded Overnight, Posts Pictures Redditor Claims Samsung Galaxy S3 Exploded Overnight, Posts Pictures
· 1

One redditor had a pretty interesting night over the weekend, as they awoke to their Samsung Galaxy S3 on fire – and they have the pictures to prove it. According to the account, the device was stock everything – battery, …