But time has a way of helping you forget what a traumatic, mind-bending hell college really is. And if your kid or someone you know is heading back to school soon, there's a good chance that he or she is justifiably freaking out right now.
The iPhone's momentum continues at Verizon Wireless, but isn't as strong as Droid.
The carrier sold 2.7 million iPhones, according to Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, who spoke during the company's quarterly investor conference call today. That's up from 2.3 million a year ago, but down from 3.2 million in the first quarter, as consumers are likely beginning to hold back in anticipation of the next-generation version.
Verizon also sold 2.9 million Droid handsets -- 2.5 million of which were 4G LTE devices. In total, it sold 5.9 smartphones.
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Motorola Mobility said it isn't worried about a looming import ban on many of its products that takes effect tomorrow.
"Motorola has taken proactive measures to ensure that our industry leading smartphones remain available to consumers in the U.S.," the company said in an e-mailed statement.
The ban, which takes effect tomorrow, comes from a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling that Motorola illegally used Microsoft's technology relating to meeting requests and group scheduling in its products. Motorola is now a unit of Google.
Motorola didn't provide specifics, but the company said it would … Read more
Subscribe: RSS (SD) RSS (HD) iTunes (SD) iTunes (HD) While everyone has become distracted with storing their data in "the cloud," portable drives have been quietly evolving. Today's crop of bus-powered portable drives offer unbelievably compact designs, terrabytes of capacity, and blazing fast USB 3.0 speeds that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.
The best news is that there are several great portable drive options out there under $100. CNET Senior Editor Dong Ngo has an ongoing roundup of them over on CNET's Crave blog. I asked him to rank his current … Read more
Subscribe: RSS (SD) RSS (HD) iTunes (SD) iTunes (HD) There's never been a better time to buy an Android smartphone. Device manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, LG, and Motorola are at the top of their game, pushing the limits of screen quality, battery life, and design.
CNET always keeps an up-to-date list of the best Android smartphones, and it's a list that sees a lot of turnover. But as smartphone manufacturers gear up for their iPhone 5 retaliation this fall, I figured it would be a good time to take a snapshot of the best Android smartphones for … Read more