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Apple's 5.7-inch iPhone design is said to be a cross between iPhone 5c and 7th-generation iPod nano

A report claims Apple's upcoming 5.7-inch iPhone will take some design cues from the iPhone 5c and 7th-generation iPod nano.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 12, 2014

Microsoft adds combo keyboard/battery cover to Surface tablet line

Microsoft fleshed out its Surface tablet accessory line by placing the Surface Power Cover on pre-order for $199. The cover contains a built-in battery for recharging the tablet and a full-size keyboard.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 11, 2014

Microsoft Surface 2 with AT&T 4G LTE starts showing up in stores, Surface Power Cover to follow

The AT&T Surface 2 LTE has started showing up in stores and just in time Microsoft will begin shipping the Surface Power cover on March 19. The cover acts as a keyboard and battery for the Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 12, 2014

All New HTC One (M8) video leaks showing off some new features (Video)

A video of the upcoming All New HTC One has leaked revealing new information about the upcoming smartphone. If the info i s true the new model will very similar to its predecessor.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 12, 2014

Apple iPhone Air designer concept shows the iPhone 6 we all want

A new design concept of the iPhone 6, called the iPhone Air, shows a nearly bezel-free 4.7-inch iPhone with a slimmer body, 10-megapixel camera and more must-have features. The iPhone Air concept by Sam Beckett is certainly one that any iPhone lover would be proud to hold.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 10, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 could face delays after massive fire at Korean factory on Sunday

Things are not looking pretty for Samsung, as the company may have to delay the Galaxy S5.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 12, 2014

Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 passes through FCC ahead of April release

Samsung's Galaxy S5 has received FCC approval for Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, plans a subdued launch for the new phone in comparison to the pomp and circumstance surround the S4 when it was unveiled.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 10, 2014

Motorola "College Collection" brings your favorite school and discount to the Moto X

Motorola will now allow its customers to design a Moto X with your favorite school and team logo and get a discount. And to really tie into the college scene, the company will hype the new service during March Madness.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 7, 2014

Google taps LG for Nexus 6: Everything we think we know about the next Nexus

A new report from Germany suggests that LG will make the upcoming Nexus 6 smartphone. Google partnered with LG on the previous version, the Nexus 5. So far, we don't know a whole lot about the Nexus 6, but we have a few ideas.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 10, 2014

Nokia holding Windows Phone 8.1 event in April, new Lumia 930 on tap?

A new report claims Nokia might be scheduling a Windows Phone event on April 19, and industry rumors have it that the event could include debut of the Lumia 930. This could make up for the company's decision to make no news at the recent Mobile World Congress.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 9, 2014

Google and LG relationship to continue with Nexus smartwatch and Nexus 6 smartphone

Google and LG are said to be working on a new Nexus smartwatch and Nexus 6 smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 9, 2014

HTC Desire 310 to take on Moto G in entry-level smartphone war

HTC has unveiled its Desire 310, which is targeted at the entry-level smartphone market. It brings a larger display and more processing horsepower to this price point.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 6, 2014

Take a spin through the setup of Cortana: Windows Phone 8.1's answer to Siri and Google Now (Video)

A leaked video shows how Windows Phone 8.1 users will setup Cortana, the OS' new virtual assistant. Coming up with a true competitor to Apple's Siri has been an uphill struggle for Android and Windows Phone developers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 6, 2014

So much for brand loyalty! After T-Mobile promotion, 94 percent BlackBerry users trade in handsets for other phones

BlackBerry's outrage over T-Mobile promotion backfires - big time. The result, a BlackBerry exodus, as 94 percent of BlackBerry users trade in their old handsets for iPhones and Android-based smartphones instead of remaining faithful to the brand.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 7, 2014

Extra RAM with my pizza please, Pizza Hut shows tablet PC table concept

Pizza Hut may be considering replacing its normal tables with ones that are actually giant computer screens. If implemented, the idea, shown in a video, would have the restaurant chain joining Chili's and Applebee's which have been placing tablets at some of their tables to take orders.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 5, 2014

FreedomPop 'Snowden Phone': Has security become the selling point of smartphones of the future?

NSA-proof smartphones are in. Will they really be able to keep the NSA out? Another company is promising a cheap deal to have a smartphone that can protect one's privacy.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 5, 2014

Verizon and LG go small (er) with the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE tablet

Verizon and LG must thing Apple is onto something with its iPad Mini and have announced the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE, which will be an exclusive to Verizon starting this week. Early birds can get it for $99 with the signing of a two-year contract.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2014

Is this Apple's iPhone 6 front panel with edge-to-edge display?

A typical web frenzy is being caused by an image of what is being claimed to be the iPhone 6's edge-to-edge display being leaked onto the web. Industry chatter has the new iPhone with a much larger display, possibly 6 inches, that stretches from edge to edge.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2014

How Samsung and the Internet turned the Galaxy S5 into an underwhelming smartphone for some

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has left many smartphone enthusiasts flat as the device wasn't the smartphone they were expecting to replace the Galaxy S4. The early leaks could end up being damaging to Samsung, which explains why Apple keeps all its product news under a tight wrap.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2014

Take that, Lumia 1020! Oppo Find 7 said to boast 50-megapixel camera

A newly leaked image, which was supposedly taken with the upcoming Oppo Find 7 smartphone, features a super high resolution. Rumors suggest that the Find 7 could sport a 50-megapixel camera. Yes, you read that right - 50-megapixels.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2014

Android is now the tablet king, but people still like Apple - a lot

Android vanquished Apple to claim the tablet throne in 2013. Still, Apple remained the most popular tablet vendor with Samsung coming in second.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2014

Google and Samsung look sideways at Microsoft-Nokia deal

Google and Samsung aren't exactly thrilled with the Microsoft-Nokia deal. Both companies have reportedly expressed concern about the merger to China. The crux of the matter seems to be patent power.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 5, 2014

Will the All New HTC One make the best better on March 25?

HTC will unveil its next flagship smartphone the All New HTC One on March 25, but will it really be a step up from the original?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 3, 2014

Microsoft gives stamp of approval to dual-boot Android and Windows Phone devcies

Microsoft gave the go-ahead to Indian smartphone manufacturer Karbonn Mobiles to make dual-boot Android and Windows Phone OS smartphones. The dual-boot option could help leverage the Windows Phone OS in the markets Microsoft needs to attract the most.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 4, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 will launch in April with $500 worth of free (maybe useless) content

Samsung is making all the right moves to keep the competition at bay by offering $500 worth of free goodies to the new owners of Galaxy S5. However, how many Android fans will bite the bait?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 3, 2014

All New HTC One aka HTC M8 video leak has a lot to say: Here's what you should know

A kid from Illinois has uploaded an unofficial review of the yet-to-be-released HTC M8. Unfortunately, he was not good enough in covering elements that might reveal his identity or from where he got the smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 3, 2014

California drivers less likely to get lost as court allows smartphone map viewing while driving

Texting and talking are still, rightly, a major no-no on California roads, but a court of appeal has ruled checking your phone to see if you are correctly going from point A to B is legal. The court said such use does not conflict with the state's hands free phone use law.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 28, 2014

Mobile gamers play on the cheap, only 0.15 percent account for half of all game sales

With the vast majority of all gamers never spending a nickel after downloading a free game, freemium game publishers have to have a laser-like focus on their target audience to generate any revenue. A report by SWRVE noted that only 1.5 percent of all gamers ever upgrade a free game and less than 1 percent are responsible for most game revenue.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 28, 2014

All-metal Samsung Galaxy F to become Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime?

An all-metal Galaxy phone may be in the works for Samsung as the company is thought to be working on just such a phone that could be dubbed the Galaxy F.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 2, 2014

Boeing goes from bombers to back pocket with Black smartphone

The crew of a World War II Boeing B-17 bomber might not know what to do with a Boeing smartphone, but the company dipped into its tradition of bringing its crew home safe in developing the Black. The company promises the new phone will protect data in the same way its planes keep its passengers safe.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 27, 2014

Project Ara modular smartphone may cost only $50 if Google gets it way

Project Ara is not dead and Google has announced exciting updates about the modular phones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 28, 2014

Boeing's super secure Black smartphone self destructs when tampered

If you are reading this article from a tampered Boeing Black phone, most likely it will self destruct in 3..2..1..

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 27, 2014

Samsung repeats Galaxy S4 storage fiasco: 16GB Galaxy S5 ships with 8.65GB of usable storage

Samsung is committing the same mistake with the storage capacity of the 16GB Galaxy S5 - offering users usable storage that's nearly half of total advertised storage capacity.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 27, 2014

Motorola at MWC 2014: Smartphones are too expensive and wearables 'extremely ugly'

Motorola's senior vice president Rick Osterloh opened Motorola's Mobile World Congress 2014 (MWC 2014) media event by explaining premium smartphones were dead and wearable tech is extremely ugly.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 27, 2014

After unveiling Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4-inspired Galaxy S5, Samsung plays down design and talks 'evolution'

Samsung explains why the Galaxy S5 doesn't bring a new design to the table.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 1, 2014

Attack of the Clones: Goophone S5 is the first Samsung Galaxy S5 clone and it's impressive

The Samsung Galaxy S5 clones are here, and it will cost you only $300 to own one on release day.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 1, 2014

1.7 billion smartphones to flood market by 2018 as growth tails off

By 2018 1.7 billion smartphones will ship worldwide with Android dominating the market. Yearly shipments will drop in developed countries and carriers and phone makers will have to lower costs to attract customers from emerging markets.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2014

High-tech gadgets no help to Mexican cartel leader as cellphone calls help lead to his arrest

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman thought surrounding himself with a technological bubble would keep him safe. However, it instead led to his downfall.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2014

Will Microsoft axe the Nokia X Android lineup?

After months of speculation, Nokia finally announced its line up of Android-based smartphones. The Nokia X, X+ and XL are interesting, low-end smartphones, but will Microsoft keep them around?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 27, 2014

BlackBerry goes retro with Q20 QWERTY

BlackBerry went retro at MWC 2014 with the QWERRTY keyboard encrusted Q20. It also released yet another touchscreen smartphone called the Z3.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2014

Me, too! Samsung imitates Apple by releasing Galaxy S5 with fingerprint sensor

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S5 at the MWC 2014 in Barcelona. Does it have what it takes to trample on the iPhone 5s?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2014

HP adds Elitebook, ProPad tablets at MWC

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has rolled out two new tablets in its business product portfolio, the HP ElitePad 1000 and the HP ProPad 600 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 24, 2014

It's a post-Snowden world - Blackphone debuts at MWC 2014

For months, rumors of a so-called "NSA-proof" smartphone called the Blackphone swirled around the Internet. On Monday, the privacy-oriented Blackphone debuted at MWC 2014.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 26, 2014

Is that all you've got? Samsung Galaxy S5 falls short

The Samsung Galaxy S5 debuted at MWC 2014 and for the first time in a long time, it fell short of expectations. Although it included several interesting new features, the Galaxy S5 did not live up to the hype or the rumors prior to its launch.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 25, 2014

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