The device will be T-Mobile's first Kyocera handset, but it'll only be offered through the carrier's business-to-business market.
Aside from being able to survive a meter-deep swim underwater for 30 minutes, the phone also has 4G LTE connectivity and a 4-inch WVGA display.
In addition, it features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, expandable memory, and a 2,000mAh battery that managed 5.53 hours of continuous video playback during our battery drain test.… Read more
Come this Friday, Sprint will be the first US carrier to stock HTC's first supersize smartphone, the HTC One Max.
With its enormous 5.9-inch 1080p HD screen, 4-"UltraPixel" camera, and 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, it's certainly striving to recapture some of the original HTC One's excellence.
However, the Max's design does present a few features all its own, like a fingerprint scanner and a microSD card slot.
Sprint will sell the hulking handset beginning November 15 for $250 with a new two-year service agreement. With Sprint's One Up … Read more
For the first time ever, Android has hit more than 80 percent market share for smartphone shipments worldwide.
The new Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker was released on Tuesday by IDC, which detailed third-quarter numbers for all smartphone shipments worldwide. A total of 261.1 million smartphones were shipped during this quarter, 81 percent of which run Google's operating system. A study by Strategy Analytics last month revealed nearly the same numbers, showing that Android gobbled 81.3 percent of the global smartphone market in the third quarter.
There are several smartphone manufacturers that run Android on their devices. … Read more
The Moto X is slowly but surely gaining some ground in the mobile space.
Chitika, an online ad network that services tens of millions of ad impressions across North America, revealed on Tuesday that Motorola's Moto X has watched its share of overall Motorola device Web traffic jump from 1.2 percent in early October to 1.8 percent at the end of last month. Though that is by no means massive growth, Chitika points out that its popularity seems to be steadily rising.
Motorola released the Moto X in August, and it arguably sits at the top end … Read more
Although Verizon customers can buy an LG G2 right now, they can only choose the black option. A recent leak, however, indicates that could change.
The Twitter page @evleaks, which has become a hotbed of leaked product images, posted a photo of what appears to be a white LG G2 handset with a Verizon Wireless logo stamped on the back. Verizon sells the black model but has made no indication that it plans to start selling the white version anytime soon.
The successor to the HTC One could arrive at all four of the big wireless service providers in early 2014, according to recent chatter.
A pair of tweets from the well-connected @evleaks Twitter feed suggests that HTC will release its next flagship across AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon within the next few months. It's not clear if this means that all four will carry the device on the same launch day, but it would be a big win for HTC no matter what the timing.
Operating under the code name M8, HTC's next big phone is … Read more
Cellular provider Republic Wireless, best known for offering $19-per-month service with low-end Android handsets, recently announced plans to carry the Motorola Moto X, a decidedly high-end handset (and a widely loved one at that). Although the $19 plan is no more, you can operate the Moto for as little as $5 per month, or as much as $40. Additional options fall in between.
Too good to be true? Or bargain of the century? Over the weekend I was able to put the Moto X through some preliminary paces. Though I did encounter a few bumps along the way, I was … Read more
Have you ever been reading an important e-mail, studying some notes, or playing a game, when a call interrupts you? Wouldn't it be nice if you could quickly dismiss the call without putting your current activity in the background? That's exactly what Call PopOut does for you.
Instead of interrupting, Call Pop Out puts the incoming call in a tiny bubble, the same way Facebook uses Chat Heads for new messages. Ready to give it a look? Let's get to it:
Facebook wants to help you find the fastest way to reach your friends. For instance, "contacts that also use Messenger ... are denoted by a little blue lightning bolt badge," said CNET's Jennifer Van Grove.
Among other major changes, you'll find that SMS support is gone. However, you can send messages to people in your address book that you haven't connected with on Facebook yet. (Yeah, this part sounds a little scary for the stalker types.) This process requires that the recipient provided a phone number on his or her Facebook profile, and that you have … Read more