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Images, details of Amazon's upcoming 3D smartphone have leaked

We knew Amazon was building a smartphone and now we have some new details and images of what to expect.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 15, 2014

iPhone 6 front panel leaks in photos - Apple can't contain the rumors

Images of the iPhone 6 front panel leaked on the Chinese social media site Weibo. The much larger iPhone 6 front panel is shown in comparison with the iPhone 5S in two photos. Is this the iPhone 6?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 15, 2014

iPhone 6 iOS 8 screenshot reveals larger display with more icons, iWatch 'Watch Utility,' and more

An image has leaked of what is reportedly an iPhone 6 running iOS 8. The image shows a device with a larger display and some new apps, like 'Watch Utility' believed to manage the rumored iWatch.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2014

iPhone 6 rumor update: Purported mold suggests 4.7-inch display, device may cost $100 more

Rumors are growing over the new iPhone 6, with a potential price increase of $100 worrying cell phone carriers and potential customers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 15, 2014

Would you pay $100 more for the next iPhone? Analyst says price jump is under review

An industry analyst's report claims Apple is discussing the price jump with carriers. How much will the market bear?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2014

Where's the innovation in smartphone market? Many observers see a slowdown coming

Reports say future innovation will be more software related than hardware, emerging markets driving trends.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2014

Sprint, Spotify bundle deal rumored, announcement expected on April 29

Sprint and the music streaming service Spotify are expected to announce a deal that will give Sprint customers direct access to Spotify through the carrier. Some type of price reduction is also reported for Sprint customers who sign on.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2014

Samsung announces 'Kapture the Moment' event: Galaxy K Zoom coming April 29?

Samsung has announced a new media event with the slogan 'Kapture the Moment.' The event will be held in Singapore, hinting at the unveiling of a new smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2014

Did Google copy iPhone features to improve Android?

It appears the second patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung drags in another company from the sidelines: Google. But Google came in defense of its brand and Samsung.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2014

Abandon Android: Samsung planned on backstabbing Google for years, internal documents reveal

Reports suggest Samsung is looking to leave Google behind and develop its own operating system for its smartphones. What's the timeline to develop its own OS?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2014

Amazon smartphone is likely what T-Mobile, Sprint are wishing for

The choice of carrier could be critical to second-tier wireless carriers that have ignited a massive pricewar to topple leading carriers Verizon and AT&T.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 12, 2014

Amazon smartphone may be real but Apple, Samsung need not worry

Another manufacturer is set to sail into the mobile technology market ruled by Apple and Samsung. Reports said Amazon will launch a unique smartphone, but will it fly high in the market?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 13, 2014

Galaxy S5 goes on sale: Samsung's best bet yet against Apple iPhone?

Samsung has released its newest flagship device, the Galaxy S5. With new features installed, will it surpass its rival iPhone or at least the Galaxy S4?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 12, 2014

Reports: Amazon is building its very own smartphone

Top e-tailer reportedly prepping its own handset for market. We're guessing it would chock full of Amazon apps, service icons and even work as a controller for its Fire TV.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2014

Samsung email suggests Steve Jobs' death offered opportunity to attack the iPhone

A Samsung boss unhappy with all the positive Apple publicity following Job's passing offers up a marketing strategy suggestion. The email was revealed during the ongoing court fight between the smartphone makers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2014

Verizon disables PayPal fingerprint payment support in addition to Download Booster in Samsung Galaxy S5

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones now come with two of its biggest features disabled and the carrier is not offering any reason why it has chosen to do so.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 13, 2014

LG G3 UHD 2560 X 1440 display could be making its way to Google's Nexus 6

Rumors have been swirling that Google is considering LG or HTC to build the Nexus 6. If Google once again commissions LG, Nexus fans could be set to receive a smartphone with an UHD 2560 X 1440 display.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2014

Google making changes to Chrome for Android

Google has announced new updates to its beta version of Chrome for Android in an effort to maintain performance and speed on smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 13, 2014

Leaked iPhone 6 phablet cases for 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch models show cutouts for side power button

New images of what are reportedly cases for the 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 have made their way to the web. The cases feature cutouts for the smartphone's power button, which has been relocated to the side to make it easier to use with one hand.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2014

T-Mobile $40 Simple Starter, Galaxy S5 and free tablet data plans now available

T-Mobile launched a 1-2-3 punch combination at its competitors this week through a series of smartphone and tablet promotions. CEO John Legere led the charge blasting the other carriers as unethical in how they conduct business.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 12, 2014

T-Mobile $40 Simple Starter, Galaxy S5 and free tablet data plans now available

T-Mobile launched a 1-2-3 punch combination at its competitors this week through a series of smartphone and tablet promotions. CEO John Legere led the charge blasting the other carriers as unethical in how they conduct business.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 12, 2014

Samsung announces Verizon Galaxy S5 Developer Edition with unockable bootloader will be released soon

Samsung has posted a new web page for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition smartphone. This variant of the smartphone ships with an unlockable bootloader that makes it easier to tinker with the device.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2014

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 deal, no money down, no contract

T-Mobile piles on the promotions with today's deal: It will pay customers to break their current carrier contract, then give them a Samsung Galaxy S5 with no money down and no annual contract.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 12, 2014

Sprint reveals LG G3 official specs - 5.5-inch UHD 2560 x 1440 display, quad-core processor, and more

Sprint revealed the official specs of LG's upcoming flagship LG G3. The biggest detail is the smartphone will pack in a 5.5-inch UHD display.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 14, 2014

AT&T, Verizon and Sprint remove Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster, while T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular are offering it

If you're looking to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S5 from AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint, you should know that all three carriers have removed the Galaxy S5's Download Booster feature on their Galaxy S5 variants.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2014

iPhone 6 survey says 40% of early adopters will buy the bigger iPhone - Will you?

Apple fans want a bigger iPhone and they want it now. A new survey shows that 40 percent of early adopters want to buy the bigger iPhone 6. Enthusiasm and interest for the next iPhone is at an all-time high - and it's just because Apple finally caved and promised a bigger screen.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 13, 2014

Redesigned iPhone 6 specs tipped by insider - Release date rumors and more

The long-awaited Apple iPhone 6 will probably be released in September and the rumors are really picking up speed. Now, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims to know the exact specifications of the iPhone 6. Kuo's sources have been right before, but will they be right this time?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 12, 2014

T-Mobile's free tablet data plan, promotional juggernaut continues with Operation Tablet Freedom

T-Mobile CEO John Legere does not fool around when he says he intends to disrupt an industry. Today he announced Operation Tablet Freedom, giving tablet owners 1.2-GB of 4G LTE data for free when they sign with his company.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2014

BlackBerry CEO John Chen ponders dropping phone business, or maybe not

Whether or not BlackBerry will remain in the handset business seems to be a bit up in the air as company CEO John Chen has expressed both a desire to exit the category if it remains unprofitable, while also saying the exact opposite. In the latter case he simply wants to reduce the reliance on handsets to generate profit for the company.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2014

Apple looks for ad agency help as battle with Samsung heats up

Apple wants more compelling iPhone ads to win over smartphone shoppers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2014

Samsung graphene research breakthrough could lead to super-tough phones

Dropping a smartphone onto the sidewalk may no longer lead to being the proud owner of a broken piece of very expensive junk. Researchers at Samsung have made a breakthrough in the development of a new super-strong material called graphene that one day could lead to the creation of devices that are all but indestructible.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2014

Google's Project Ara rolls out first Module Developers Kit: Now, let's build some phones!

Google’s Project Ara has finally rolled out its first Module Developers Kit. Modular smartphones may be coming soon to a store near you: warning, some assembly may be required.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2014

Dropbox's new app Carousel creates portable shoebox for photos

Dropbox wants to become a consumers' go-to place for photo and video storage. With that goal in mind the cloud data storage company is rolling out an app called that can store and organize images and make sharing simpler.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 9, 2014

Dropbox's new app Carousel creates portable shoebox for photos

Dropbox wants to become a consumers' go-to place for photo and video storage. With that goal in mind the cloud data storage company is rolling out an app called that can store and organize images and make sharing simpler.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 9, 2014

T-Mobile offers $40 Simple Starter plan, calls similar Verizon and AT&T plans unethical

T-Mobile will try and deliver a knock-out punch to rivals by offering a base $40 phone, text and data plan that will never incur overage charges. The company said similar plans by other major carriers were predatory in how they automatically charged more to those who surpass plans data limit.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 9, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 underwater? Yes. Against a hammer? You know the answer.

Mobile phones aren't made for hammering. But many reviewers have come forward doing such, submerging the unit in water and trying other durability tests. See what happens to one of them.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2014

Lenovo shipping cheap, cheap Android tablets come May

Lenovo's latest tablet offerings cover all the bases with three models targeted at everyone from the power user to those just interested in reading and watching videos. The models hit stores next month with prices ranging from $129 to $249.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 8, 2014

Microsoft Surface Mini and its stylus will make it the 'best note-taking tablet on the market'

Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to enter the small-size tablet market with its Surface Mini, which will include a stylus in its quest to become the go-to tablet for taking notes.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2014

StoreDot uses medical technology to create quick-charging battery

An Israeli tech start-up called StoreDot is using peptides discovered during Alzheimer research to create a bio-organic battery that can charge a mobile device in about 30 seconds. The battery is years away from commercial use, but the basic concept has been proven.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 8, 2014

Threat alert: Android mobile OS updating isn't as safe as many would think

New research paper reveals update flaws affect Android devices worldwide.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 8, 2014

Smartphone wars: Who will take it all as users are digging cheaper devices and bigger displays

Will Apple actually drop its pricing on the iPhone? Is Samsung's bigger displays a market changer? It all depends on who you ask and how you interpret marketing data.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 7, 2014

2014 Apple product release schedule: iPad Air 2, iWatch, iPhone 6 phablet, Apple TV and more

An analyst with a proven track record on Apple's future devices has revealed the company's 2014 product road map.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs leak revealing 2K display, 64-bit processor and 20.1-megapixel camera

A new report claims Samsung will user a higher resolution display than the Galaxy S5's full HD display on the Galaxy Note 4 and also pack in a 64-bit processor among other leaked features.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 7, 2014

Are foldable smartphones on the way? Samsung touting new material that could make such a form factor possible

Graphene is being called a “miracle” material by some and could allow for all manners of bendable tech devices in near future.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 7, 2014

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