It seems that Google will directly challenge Apple's tablet supremacy, a ploy that has failed a litany of other worthy hardware makers. … Read more
Editor's note: On Monday, December 19, AT&T announced that it was abandoning its T-Mobile bid completely.
I say "may" because the deal could still (and probably will) happen, but with both the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice opposing the $39 billion acquisition (not to mention AT&T withdrawing its application), the carrier will have to heavily revise the terms to get it approved. And now, with AT&… Read more
Well, well, looks like if you really want Google Wallet on your shiny new Verizon Galaxy Nexus it's yours for the taking. This is despite Verizon and the Isis group from saying you can't.
Images posted by tech site BGR allegedly show the Google Wallet software up and running on Samsung's latest superphone. If you recall, rumor has it that the Galaxy Nexus was actually delayed because of a spat between Google and Isis, a consortium of three major U.S. carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile). Google wanted its mobile Wallet software to live on the … Read more
Timed with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus coming to Verizon, Google has just published two new ads touting a few of Android Ice Cream Sandwich's slick features.
Both of the spots have been pushed out via YouTube, one cleverly showcasing Hangouts and the other ICE's facial security.
The most imaginative video highlights how Hangouts enables live video chat with up to 10 people at once using the Galaxy Nexus' front-facing camera. A gathering of "bohemians" sings along to Queen's classic ballad "Bohemian Rhapsody":
The other ad centers around a child's vain attempts to … Read more
Dear CNET readers, please let me take a moment to introduce myself. I'm Brian Bennett, CNET's new mobile phone editor, and I've been seriously addicted to gadgets for pretty much my entire life. … Read more
T-Mobile USA and Nokia said today they will sell the Lumia 710, marking Nokia's push to re-enter the U.S. market in a real way.
With the Lumia 710, priced at $49.99 and available on January 11, Nokia and T-Mobile are going after consumers who own a basic cell phone, but have been hesitant to upgrade to a more complicated smartphone. The companies believe the low price of the handset, lower-priced data, and easier-to-use Windows Phone operating system will help people ease their way into a more sophisticated mobile device.
It will mark the first Nokia Windows Phone to hit U.S. shores.… Read more
Looking for a truly modern smartphone experience on T-Mobile but don't want to shell out too much cash? You're in luck since Nokia just announced that its new $49.99 Lumia 710 handset will hit the carrier soon.
I was able to spend a little hands-on time with this Windows Phone Mango device, which is expected to cost just $49.99 with a two-year contract. The Lumia 710 is the first Nokia phone on T-Mobile to run Windows Phone 7.5 Mango; it's compact if not exactly thin, at 4.7 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick. The stylish Lumia 710 sports a playful plastic design typical of Nokia products. The phone will be available in two color schemes, either all black or two-tone white (front) and black (back). Hopefully T-Mobile will also sell the slick, colored battery covers that Nokia demoed for the unlocked model of the Lumia 710 (red, blue, yellow) at Nokia World in London. Check out Jessica Dolcourt's First Take for a closer look at the unlocked model. … Read more
Looks like the white phone craze has just hit Motorola's Droid Razr, Verizon's ultrathin Android superphone. The carrier has announced that it will offer up a white version of the handset for $299.99 with a two-year contract, on sale December 15.
While it doesn't come cheap, for the same price of the all-black model, Android fans can tote a distinctively styled phone to match the holiday season.
The latest gossip, which was obtained by Engadget, suggests that the initial release won't be directly from Verizon Wireless, but through retail outlet Costco.
According to a leaked document, the Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphone will be on sale come December 15 with a two-year service agreement and a price of $289.99. This is not the first time we've seen … Read more