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Calm down everyone – Samsung’s not going to make you send your Note 7 back for repairs.

// September 2nd, 2016 // No Comments » // Mobile

The Samsung Note 7 battery problem is indeed a major blow but not unheard of. Samsung will recover and in fact, there are already rumors they’ve ramped up customer service to save face. Still, with Apple’s new iPhone 7 coming out in mere weeks, the battery grenade problem couldn’t have happened at a more inopportune […]

Apple announces iPhone 5S/5C, stock tanks. What’s going on here?

// September 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Apple stock tanks after iPhone 5S/5C announcementAs late-night talk show hosts had a field day poking fun at Apple’s lackluster iPhone 52 and iPhone 5C announcement and competitors began tweeting jibes about Apple’s superficial presentation, Apple’s stock began a hearty plummet on heavy volume trading immediately following the announcement of their new flagship devices. And […]

Motorola and Verizon take giant step backward with release of disappointing new Droid lineup

// July 24th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Verizon announced their new Droid lineup yesterday and their heaviest hitters, the Droid Maxx and Droid Ultra, look to be a pretty big disappointments (a cute little Droid Mini was also announced). We can hope that good software engineering overcomes some of the disappointing hardware specs but I’m not holding my breath. I think Motorola/Verizon […]

Microsoft, stop already – you’re embarrassing yourself – MS gives away RT tablet keyboard for free

// June 3rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

I can’t say I don’t appreciate the gesture but more to the point, I don’t appreciate getting price-gouged to begin with. When Microsoft introduced the Windows RT Tablet, they must have felt like they could charge anything they like and people would come running. And to further poke its customers in the face, they introduced […]

Bold, and much welcomed, move from Barnes and Noble – Google Play available on Nook HD tablets

// May 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Yes, we can now call them tablets now without wincing. Barnes and Noble nulled out one of the biggest complaints consumers had about their Nook HD tablet/reader line, by announcing today that the Google Play store will now be made available on their Nook HD tablet devices. Nook HD users will now have access to […]

Oh no, not again. Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 include an eight-core processor? Looks like it might.

// May 2nd, 2013 // No Comments » // Hardware, Mobile

Really, again? SamMobile, who has a good record when it comes to Samsung leaks, has reported that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will indeed arrive with a octa-core processor, which was unexpectedly absent from the UK and US release of the Galaxy S4 flagship. The device will reportedly also include an eight-core Mali 450 […]

Official Google Glass specs released

// April 17th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

As Google Glass begins rolling off the production lines and the Explorer developer program kicks in, the Google Glass support documentation was released today so we now have the official specs in hand. The display is said to be equivalent to a 25-inch HD display viewed from 8 feet away. The camera is a 5-megapixel […]

American version of Samsung Galaxy S4 performance far below alternative, international versions of the smartphone

// April 10th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

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Android Authority and Sam Mobile have released performance results of the various Samsung Galaxy S4 variants and their findings are surprising. Recall that Samsung released three versions of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 – an American and UK version sporting a 1.9 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, an “international” version operating off of a […]

New EMBRACE+ provides wireless smartphone notifications using flashing light, color, vibration on wrist-worn bracelet

// March 7th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

EMBRACE+ is anxious to get to market and we’re itching to get our hands on one. EMBRACE+ provides customizable notifications for incoming calls, texts, email, calendar alerts, alarm and timer, social media apps (Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype) and more via lights in a stylish, space-age looking bracelet. Users can choose different colors, light […]

Samsung announces the new Galaxy Xcover 2 smartphone – rugged smartphone for adventurers with nifty outdoorsman features

// January 25th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Samsung today announced its new Galaxy Xcover 2, a ruggedized smartphone designed for outdoor adventurers. It is dust and sand proof and water resistant up to a depth of one meter. It features a 4-inch display, 1GHz dual-core processor, VGA front-facing camera, and 5-megapixel rear camera. It will include 4GB of internal memory, expandable to […]

The unique design of Casio’s upcoming dual-screen Android smartphone opens up a world of possibilities

// January 22nd, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

NEC Casio’s upcoming Medias W Android smartphone will have two 4.3-inch touch screens arranged back-to-back on a hinge. When unfolded, the rear screen swings up to form a single 5.6-inch touch screen (with the line in the middle). In normal usage patterns, the main screen will be used with the phone folded but when both […]

Latest Sony Xperia Tablet Z rumors

// January 16th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Undoubtedly the Sony Xperia Z smartphone is going to rock and the Xperia Tablet Z looks to be lining itself up quite will with its smaller sibling. We’ re fairly certain the device will sport Sony’s highly touted waterproof and dustproof casing and Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 running on a quad-core processor is quite likely […]

Nvidia announces the Tegra 4 – delivers breakthrough performance for mobile apps

// January 7th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Nvidia has formally introduced the Tegra 4 and specs pretty much match earlier leaks that we reported. Developed under the codname “Wayne”, the Tegra 4 will have 72 Nvidia GeoForce GPU cores giving it six times the graphics processing power of the Tegra 3. The main processor will be a new quad-core variant of ARM’s […]

Google/Motorola rumored to be working on marquee smartphone known as “X Phone” [UPDATE]

// December 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is about to take control of its own branded phones with a hush, hush project dubbed – the “X Phone” (yeah, it’s a jab at iPhone). Google product manager Lior Ron is believed to be heading up the X Phone project which is said will “rival anything coming […]

Android Key Lime Pie release date, news, and rumors

// December 19th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Google has done a good job of keeping details of its next Android operation system version, dubbed Key Lime Pie, under wraps but we expect information on the upcoming OS to begin leaking any day now. So far, here are the rumors that are circulating. Be forewarned – these are rumors only, and very early […]

Oppo launches 5-inch, 1080p, quad core smartphone beast with 441ppi display

// December 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

China’s Oppo puts the best of everything into one tiny and beautiful package. The Find 5 includes a 5-inch 1080p display with retina burning 441 ppi, Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chip clocked at 1.5 Ghz, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 2,500mAh battery, and Android 4.1.2. It features a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera and a […]