Most people buying the new iPad opt for the Wi-Fi only version. Why? The 4G LTE versions are more expensive, for one thing. And since you can't switch carriers later, it means you're locked in to either AT&T or Verizon Wireless.
The fact that an AT&T iPad can't be used on Verizon and Verizon's iPad can't be used on AT&T troubles many of these consumers. After all, aren't they using the same LTE network technology? And aren't they even using the same 700 MHz spectrum for this … Read more
Of all the major wireless providers in the United States, Verizon Wireless is the only provider that hasn't announced an Android 4.0-powered HTC smartphone for 2012. But that could change in short order if a leaked successor to the Incredible actually comes to pass.
Details and images of the handset, once codenamed Fireball, surfaced this week that suggest what Verizon has in store as we approach the two-year anniversary of the Droid Incredible. The rumored name of (Droid) Incredible 4G doesn't come as much of a surprise, considering Verizon's push of the 4G LTE network.
The … Read more
What makes a great font for a smartphone? Aside from legibility, is it its simplicity, its brand recognition, or the way it influences people's feelings toward the product? From neutral and casual, to just plain wrong, we sit down with Steve Matteson, typeface designer extraordinaire, to get the lowdown on the typefaces featured in Windows Phone, Android, and iOS devices.
Segoe (UI) for Windows Phone: The beauty in neutrality Before Matteson, current creative director at Monotype Imaging, designed the typefaces featured on Android and Windows Phone devices, he created the aggressive lettering for Microsoft's Xbox (which was aimed … Read more
Ice Cream Sandwich cravers, rejoice.
Two days later on April 6, the HTC Rezound will get the same scoop of Android ICS.
AT&T announced a few days ago that a number of its devices will be getting an upgrade as well. These handsets include the LG Nitro, the Samsung Galaxy Note, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.
What's better than getting a great deal on one of the hottest smartphones on the market? How about getting a good deal on two of these devices.
In this edition of Ask Maggie I help one reader get the best deal I could find on the Motorola Razr Maxx, one of my favorite Google Android devices on the market. And I help another reader, who wants the most social smartphone around, decide if Windows Phone is right for him.
Dear Maggie, My girlfriend and I both have HTC Incredibles. We are both due for an upgrade on March 21. … Read more
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 pair of upcoming handsets have appeared in a Verizon Wireless document, offering clues of two new Android handsets that could debut in the coming months.
Droid Life has obtained a screenshot of the document, which shows a Droid Fighter and LG Cayman listed for release later this spring. Which particular handsets we'll actually get, however, remains to be seen. … Read more