Vertu is known for making premium and ridiculously expensive smartphones with crazy features like sapphire displays, fine leather covers, and jewels worth tens of thousands of dollars. And as of late, the phones even came with some pretty good specs on the inside.
Samsung Electronics has announced that it is purchasing Harman for approximately $8 billion in cash, or $112.00 per share. This acquisition propels Samsung into the heart of the automotive industry, particularly in regards to connected cars. Harman is a key player in this industry, supplying manufacturers with audio systems, infotainment displays and a ... Read More »
SanDisk may be the most popular supplier of microSD cards, at least here in the US, and I’m sure many of our Android devices have a SanDisk card in them. Mine definitely does. And now SanDisk is being purchased by Western Digital for a massive $19 billion.
Western Digital is one of the biggest manufacturers of ... Read More »
Contract upgrade fees are nothing new. You have to give the carrier money so you can proceed with giving them money for a smartphone and service, to cover support costs and such. But with Verizon, buying a device full price or going with payment plans meant no fees. Unfortunately, that’s changing on April 4.
While we don’t always pay attention to it, the keyboard on our smartphone is one of the most integral pieces of the device. Manufacturers and software designers have spent many hours studying keyboards trying to make them better, and one company that has made significant strides is SwiftKey, the company that’s created one ... Read More »
Last week, it was rumored that gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer was planning to buy Ouya, creator of the not-so-popular Android console of the same name. Turns out, that’s exactly what is going to happen. Unfortunately, neither Razer nor Ouya got to announce it themselves.
Ouya was the first of its kind, an Android-based console that gained massive popularity in its Kickstarter phase. It raised $8.6 million, a new record for Kickstarter at the time, and promised to deliver so much. And to be fair, it delivered a lot of what was promised.