Although we haven't reviewed this phone on C Spire's network, you can read CNET's Motorola Droid X2 review for Verizon, which is the same phone.
Android has gotten a lot of negative buzz for its susceptibility to malware. But a new study from Juniper Networks suggests that iOS could also be at risk.
Scanning hundreds of thousands of applications across the mobile landscape for its 2011 Mobile Threats Report, Juniper uncovered more than 28,000 pieces of malware last year, a rise of 155 percent from 2010.
As expected, Android was the post popular target.
Malware aimed at Google's mobile OS surged to 13,000 samples at the end of last year from only 400 in June, an increase of 3,325 percent. The … Read more
Both come into the ring swinging--the Galaxy Nexus has its 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but can it hold out against the Droid Razr Maxx's Hulk of a battery and thick Kevlar skin? Find out!… Read more
Don't you wish you could have it all? Sadly, sometimes we can't, especially when it comes to smartphones.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, I help a reader decide between two Motorola Droid smartphones. The new Droid 4, which comes with a full-QWERTY keyboard or the Droid Razr Maxx, a flashy new touch-screen device with the longest battery life of any 4G LTE device on the market. I also offer some advice to an Android customer who is patiently waiting for HTC to introduce a new smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich.
Physical keyboard vs. Long battery life
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If you're aching to get your hands on Motorola's new Droid 4, at least vicariously, you're in luck.
My official review sample has arrived and here's what I think so far.… Read more
Whether or not these Droids are the ones you're looking for, Motorola continues to push them out. Today Verizon confirmed that the Droid 4 will be available this Friday, February 10, for $199 with a new two-year contract.
We first got our hands on this latest addition to the Droid franchise at CES last month and found it should be sure to please old-school Droid and slide-out keyboard fans.
The new Droid is a 4G LTE performer, powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread to start--Verizon promises an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is in the works. The 8 megapixel camera is capable of grabbing 1080p HD video and there's also a handy HDMI out. Alongside the 4 inch qHD display is a front-facing camera for Skype or other video chat platforms.… Read more
When people hear that a graffiti artist who took Facebook stock instead of cash for paintings he did at Facebook's headquarters will soon be a millionaire after the company goes public later this year, it's hard not to wonder if there is any way you might still be able to cash in on Facebook's riches.
Unfortunately, for most common folk, participating in Facebook's IPO isn't an option. But once the stock starts trading on the public market, eventually regular people will be able to buy shares. It's hard to say at this point whether … Read more
Verizon Wireless is bringing back its double-data promotion, offering heavy bandwidth users a potential new home.
Starting Friday, new customers or existing ones signing a new contract can get double the amount of capacity--4 gigabytes--when they purchase a 4G LTE smartphones and sign up for a $30 data plan and accompanying voice and text message plans.
The plan is part of a number of promotions Verizon is offering to customers in a bid to goose sales. The first quarter often sees a letdown in sales for wireless carriers, particularly after the frenetic pace of sales during the holiday period. Verizon … Read more
No doubt Droid Razr Maxx owners are still enjoying that new handset smell. That hasn't stopped Motorola from gearing up fresh software for the long-lasting smartphone.
Verizon's support page explains that Big Red has an update in the works for the Droid Razr Maxx, along with its predecessor the Droid Razr. Looking at the details Verizon provided for the software, 6.12.173.XT912.Verizon.en.US., it looks like the promised changes (PDF) are meant to address minor bugs. Still, I'm sure Maxx and Razr lovers will take it and run. … Read more
Verizon's next Android flagship, the Droid 4, now could be on deck for a February 9 release.
According to details uncovered by Droid Life, the fourth (or is it 40th?) iteration of the popular Motorola series should begin to arrive in retail stores over the next few days. Pricing has not been confirmed as of yet, but sources indicate that we could see an attractive $199 sticker when it goes on sale.