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Wet Phone? DryBox Offers Rapid Drying Solution Wet Phone? DryBox Offers Rapid Drying Solution

Now you’ve really done it. Your big, dumb hands have fumbled your iPhone and it falls, in slow-motion, straight into the pool, toilet, puddle – whatever. Panic turns to helplessness. Your phone is waterlogged. What do you do? Surround the …

Smartphone Shipments Will Finally Pass Feature Phones This Year Smartphone Shipments Will Finally Pass Feature Phones This Year

2013 will be the year that global smartphone shipments finally top feature phones, according to new figured from NPD. According to the research firm, global smartphone shipments will hit 937 million units this year. That will just outpace global feature …

Newt Gingrich Is Puzzled, Apparently Doesn’t Know the Word ‘Smartphone’ Newt Gingrich Is Puzzled, Apparently Doesn’t Know the Word ‘Smartphone’
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Newt Gingrich and the fine folks at Gingrich Productions are puzzled. Truly puzzled. Just what the hell do you call a phone that has apps, lets you take pictures, and allows you to browse the interwebs? “Think about it. If …

Nokia Announces The Lumia 928, Exclusive To Verizon Nokia Announces The Lumia 928, Exclusive To Verizon
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Windows Phone fans on Verizon were disappointed last year to learn that the Nokia Lumia 920, ‘the” Windows Phone to have, would be exclusive to AT&T. They had to settle for the underpowered Lumia 820 or go with HTC’s 8X …

Amazon 3D Smartphone In The Works [Report] Amazon 3D Smartphone In The Works [Report]

A report is out from the Wall Street Journal today, indicating that Amazon is working on a new line of hardware products, which includes a smartphone with 3D display capability, an additional smartphone, and an audio-only streaming device. These are …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Ships With Over 7GB of Software Pre-Installed Samsung Galaxy S4 Ships With Over 7GB of Software Pre-Installed
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The U.S. launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is imminent and Android fans are clamoring to get their hands on the Korean manufacturer’s latest flagship Android device. Anyone hoping to use the phone to store pictures, audio, and video, however, …

Samsung Galaxy S4 TV Ad Hits the Web, is Boring Samsung Galaxy S4 TV Ad Hits the Web, is Boring
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Nearly a decade ago, Apple proved that advertising was key in getting consumers hooked on their brand. Memorable iPod commercials used color and indie music to create Apple’s new image as the company that sells the best portable electronics. It’s …

Condoms for Your Smartphone Let You Protect Your Other Important Device Condoms for Your Smartphone Let You Protect Your Other Important Device

Sometimes, your device needs protection. And sometimes, you also need to protect your iPhone (apologies). With Smartskin Condoms for Smartphones, you can keep your phone safe from rain, sand, or any other unsavory materials that it may come into contact …

Galaxy S4 Supply Limited, Warns Samsung 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 …

Developers Can Get Their Hands On Firefox OS Dev Units Next Week Developers Can Get Their Hands On Firefox OS Dev Units Next Week

Until now, developers interested in getting their hands on actual Firefox OS hardware had to either attend a workshop or install the OS on their Sony android device. Now Geeksphone is finally ready to start shipping out Firefox OS dev …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Arrives On T-Mobile April 24, Retails For $150 Samsung Galaxy S4 Arrives On T-Mobile April 24, Retails For $150
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AT&T was the first to announce pre-order details for the Galaxy S4 so it was assumed that it would also be the first carrier to get Samsung’s new flagship device. That’s actually not the case as T-Mobile will be getting …

The Desktop Twitter User Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past The Desktop Twitter User Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past
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Twitter is all about gut reactions and snappy statements. The very nature of the social network requires that people have access to it all times. This is leading to an increasing number of people using Twitter on mobile devices. In …

iPhones Are Not Losing Popularity Among Teens iPhones Are Not Losing Popularity Among Teens
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If this is the look of waining popularity, I’m sure Apple is quite content to let it continue. Piper Jaffray’s 25th bi-annual teens and devices survey just came out. And in continuing what has been a trend over the last …

Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California

Thanks to a recent court ruling by a California appellate court, it doesn’t matter that you were only checking your smartphone to update Google Maps. That’s because the law, as it currently reads, bans any sort of hands-on use of …

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Want You to Put Your Damn iPhone Away Yeah Yeah Yeahs Want You to Put Your Damn iPhone Away

Heading to a Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert in the near future? You better leave that smartphone in your pocket. “Please do not watch the show through a screen on your smart device/camera,” says the band. “Put that shit away!” SPIN …

Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013 [Rumor] Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013 [Rumor]

We can probably expect a new Kindle tablet or eReader this year, but we can’t be so sure about a Kindle Phone. A few rumors have pointed to the company working on such a device, but there’s been nothing concrete …

Want A Firefox OS Phone? Attend One Of These Workshops Want A Firefox OS Phone? Attend One Of These Workshops
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Mozilla announced a while back that it would start selling Firefox OS Developer Preview phones sometime in February. That obviously didn’t happen, and there’s no mention of when the phones will be widely available to developers. Until then, you’re best …

Samsung Officially Unveils The Galaxy S 4 Samsung Officially Unveils The Galaxy S 4
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After months of speculation and rumors, Samsung finally unveiled its latest flagship mobile device. The company says that the Galaxy S 4 was “developed to redefine the way we live and to maximize our fulfillment of life.” It may not …

Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Cellphone Unlocking Bill Is A Temporary Fix For A Broken DMCA Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Cellphone Unlocking Bill Is A Temporary Fix For A Broken DMCA
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Cellphone unlocking has become a top priority in Washington since the White House threw its support behind the movement. Now it’s up to senators to pass the legislation required to permanently add an exemption to the DMCA. The latest bill …

What Will Mobile Bring to Consumers and Marketers in 2013? What Will Mobile Bring to Consumers and Marketers in 2013?
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The mobile landscape is set to change in a big way in 2013, and though some of the coming changes can be predicted, others will provide big (and perhaps unwelcome) surprises for both consumers and advertisers. As seen at this …

Smartphone Unlocking Bill To Be Introduced In The Senate Smartphone Unlocking Bill To Be Introduced In The Senate

In a statement released yesterday, The White House said that it sides with the 100,000 plus people who signed a petition asking that they able to unlock their smartphones. Having the support of The White House is great, but not …