According to Droid Life, new reports have confirmed that Verizon plans on releasing its LG Cayman on March 29 and its Droid Fighter on April 12.
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus on Verizon costs a steep $299 even after commitment to a two-year contract. If you're willing to live with half the internal memory, a 16GB model could be heading to Big Red on April 5th for $100 less.
According to Android blog Droid Life, this lower-priced GNex will feature many of the same tasty features of its more expensive sibling including Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, an AMOLED screen, and dual-core processing, along with Verizon LTE 4G data.
It all sounds great but when you consider the Galaxy Nexus lacks a microSD slot and relies entirely on internal storage, this might not be such a sweet deal. This is especially true if you plan to fill the phone up with tons of audio tracks or high-quality video.
Another device is rumored to arrive a few weeks later, on April 26th, is the HTC Droid Incredible 4G. The handset is likely based on the previously reported HTC Fireball, another 4G LTE phone. … Read more
A 5.5 earthquake in Sumatra, a flood in Hawaii, an explosion in the Congo--and that's just the last 9 hours.
Trouble strikes when you least expect it. All you can do is prepare for it. These four iPhone apps get you ready to respond to whatever emergency situation you may face.
Put emergency contact and medical information on the iPhone lock screen The iPhone equivalent of a Med-Alert bracelet is the $1.99 Emergency Aid app that puts potentially life-saving information in your iPhone lock screen and/or your wallpaper: allergies or other medical alerts, the medications you … Read more
It's becoming increasingly clear that in order for Isis's mobile-payments system to achieve critical mass, the big wireless companies backing it will need to ink some deals.
That's why the joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless announced today that it has signed agreements with VeriFone, Ingenico, ViVOtech, and Equinox Payments. Those companies will integrate the near-field communication-enabled Isis Mobile Commerce Application into their existing and future products. VeriFone, for example, will integrate Isis into its payment systems. Ingenico said today that Isis' NFC-enabled payments have been integrated into its Telium payment terminals.… Read more
Apple should be blowing us away with the iPad 3, but it probably won't.
The latest rumors call for a higher resolution screen on par with the iPhone's Retina Display, a possible upgrade to the iOS software, and possibly a few other improvements. That's certainly enough to draw the Apple faithful and sell a ton of iPads. But with the rapid advances that the competition is making, will it be enough to secure the company's continued dominance in the tablet business?
Sure, the iPad has been a blockbuster franchise for Apple. In the fourth quarter alone, … Read more
Will Samsung unveil its next major smartphone next month? One report says yes. The company says no.
ZDNet apparently received its intel from Cheil Worldwide, an ad agency owned by Samsung. The Korean handset maker will be a major sponsor of this year's summer games. So Samsung may be aiming to launch the new phone in time for the opening ceremony in July, speculates CNET UK.… Read more
Square is well-known in the payments business. Now it wants to replace a retailer's register.
The payments company has launched a new iPad application, called Square Register. Available for free in the App Store, the app is designed to replace a brick-and-mortar retailer's register, and can accept everything from credit card to cash payments.
According to Square, the application lets users input the many products they sell in their stores and assign prices to them. Those items can also be placed into a "favorites" list for easy access when customers buy a product. As with any … Read more
HTC has beaten out ZTE, Nokia, and other vendors hoping to capitalize on the growing Chinese market.
After opening a flagship store in Beijing yesterday, HTC is said to have started accepting preorders for the HTC Titan. The move reportedly made the Titan the first Windows Phone sold in China, beating out the line of devices that HTC's competitors have planned for the country this year.
According to Chinese site Weibo, which first reported on the story, HTC is selling the device for about $700 without a contract.
The HTC Titan is one of the more capable Windows Phone … Read more
With each major milestone in its App Store, Apple hands out some serious cash. And this time is no different.
After announcing that the App Store reached 25 billion downloads over the weekend, Apple today said that it has awarded Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card for downloading the app that put the marketplace over the mark. According to Apple, Fu downloaded Where's My Water? Free, a Disney game.
Google could be cooking up a new voice assistant designed to out-Siri Siri.
The company is said to have a new system in the works dubbed "Assistant" designed to help people complete tasks by voice. And if Google's plans come together, Assistant could debut in the fourth quarter, according to TechCrunch.
Citing information from a source, TechCrunch said on Friday that the search giant would control all of the layers involved in Assistant. But Google would let third-party developers tap into the system to create their own unique apps, a marked contrast from Apple's Siri, which … Read more