Sprint is the latest U.S. carrier to jump on the HTC One X bandwagon. The cellular provider will offer its own version of HTC's flagship device rebranded as the HTC Evo 4G LTE. I managed to spend some time with the phone and can say it's simply gorgeous and a worthy successor to the Evo 4G legacy. … Read more
commentary Since Instagram became available for Android users yesterday, a lobby of "but that was OUR app!" tweets are starkly highlighting the rift between iPhoners and Androiders.
The allure of exclusivity is understandable. As a Droid Incredible owner who sat on the sidelines as the Instagram app became increasingly popular, I felt a pang of jealousy and longing whenever I looked at my iPhone-owning friends' beautifully saturated pictures. I can only imagine that they felt a similar little pang of satisfaction knowing their pictures were "special" in that they weren't replicable by everyone. … Read more
In my review of the Nokia Lumia 900, I mention that using the 4.3-inch AMOLED screen with ClearBlack display technology is one of my favorite experiences on the phone.
Sure, the specs aren't technically as advanced as those on, say, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with its HD AMOLED screen and sky-high resolution, but the result is pretty impressive: lots of brightness, black blacks, and a good range of color.
Well, according to screen expert Raymond Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, there's at least one other explanation that stands out: reflectance.… Read more
Satellite navigation maker TomTom has pushed out an update to fix a software glitch that left customers worldwide complaining about not being able to find their location.
The problem, which began on Saturday, meant the sat-navs failed to get a GPS position. Instead, users saw a gray screen or a message saying the GPS signal was poor.
Today the Dutch company apologized for the glitch, which it said was caused by a "leap year" bug in the GPS receiver software from a third-party supplier.
"A software update fixing the issue is now available via MyTomTom," it … Read more
After months and months of waiting for the Microsoft-Nokia partnership to bear smartphone fruit here in the U.S., the Nokia Lumia 900 is finally here! I won't say that I couldn't be happier, because I could, but let's just say that I'm very happy with this phone as a mainstream offering that makes Microsoft's Windows Phone portfolio much more exciting, and AT&T's lineup to boot.
I'd like to direct you to the review instead of spilling all the goods here, because the photos are fantastic, the video will show you what you need to know, and the review goes in-depth to answer some of the questions I think you're going to have about the brightness of the screen compared with other similar phones, the way it feels in the hand, and how fast LTE really is.… Read more
Consumers awaiting the next Galaxy S smartphone could be treated to an eye-catching resolution.
If true, this would represent a healthy bump up from the Galaxy S II, which offers a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels.
Samsung has already indicated that … Read more
Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace now has more than 80,000 mobile apps, with new ones being added at a rate of 340 apps per day, according to a technology blog.
All About Windows Phone said in a post yesterday, that as of April 1, there were 82,234 apps published from some 20,327 different developers.
According to the post, it took just under five months for the number of developers who published Windows Phones apps to double. It added that the 50,000-app mark was reached on Dec. 27 last year, the 60,000 mark on Jan. 22, … Read more
Sony has been spending an inordinate amount of time lately changing up its leadership. And it has done it again today.
The company today announced that Kunimasa Suzuki has been named president and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications. Current president and CEO Bert Nordberg will leave his post on May 16 and assume his new position as chairman of the Sony Mobile Communications' board.
Sony's move puts the final touches on its recent buyout of Sony Ericsson. Nordberg was president and CEO of the former Sony Ericsson, and was widely viewed as the next person to go as Sony … Read more
The ink was barely dry on Nokia's deal with Microsoft to use Windows Phone more than a year ago when Nokia rushed to AT&T in an early bid to get a foothold back into the U.S.
AT&T was hesitant at first. The company's existing lineup of Windows Phone devices hadn't sold well, and Nokia hadn't had much of a presence in the U.S. AT&T was looking for a unique device suitable for its customers, but its principal hang-up was the lack of 4G LTE support, which was a … Read more