Earlier this year I started writing buyers’ guides for every carrier, and I intended to update them each month. Then I got fed up with the locked phones and service contracts that carriers offered, so I ported my number to Google Voice, paid Verizon my $300 ETF, signed up for a pre-paid plan, and ... Read More »
LG has been teasing their Optimus G smartphone for the last couple of weeks and now they are ready to reveal the US version of the device. Today LG and Qualcomm sent out invites to members of the press for a special event in New York on September 19th. The invite says, “Live without ... Read More »
J.D. Powers and Associates has just released Volume 1 of their 2012 biannual smartphone satisfaction study, giving us a glimpse into just how satisfied consumers are with their latest smartphone experience. The numbers haven’t changed all that much from last year, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Out of the top four companies ranked highest ... Read More »
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Today Sprint announced that on January 30th they will increase their postpaid rates by applying a $10 per month Premium Data add-on charge to activations of smartphones. Sprint defines smartphones as devices with “robust operating systems that deliver a rich wireless experience by bringing the full function of mobile applications and programs to life, including Blackberry, ... Read More »
I think I know why Gingerbread was delayed for over a month and there were rumors of dual-core Nexus S phones. Samsung Mobile didn’t have a dual-core processor for their own smartphones so they wanted to push back the release of Android 2.3 to buy more time to catch up with their competitors like ... Read More »
New market research from The NDP Group confirms Android phones outsold the iPhone last quarter in the United States. RIM’s Blackberry OS remained at the top with 36%, while Android jumped to number two with 28%, followed by the iPhone OS at only 21%.
Now that all four major U.S. carriers (and several regional) are ... Read More »