Items tagged with smartphone

Acer already has a major presence in the United States, but up until now, it hasn't tried competing in the smartphone market on U.S. soil. That's about the change. As we head into the weekend, Acer announced that it's expanding its smartphone... Read more...
Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has a penchant for putting out great looking smartphones, and that talent is once again on display with the Mi 4i, a sleek looking device with a 5-inch Full HD 1080p... Read more...
In an effort to lock down our devices with better security, fingerprint scanning is growing in popularity. Unfortunately, as it exists in many current smartphones, including Samsung's previous generation Galaxy S5 device, this type of biometric... Read more...
Nokia finalized a sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft last year for $7.2 billion, and though it was reported that Microsoft negotiated the rights to use the Nokia brand on mobile products for the next decade, by November of 2014... Read more...
OnePlus turned a lot of heads last year when it announced the OnePlus One, a $299 (16GB) or $349 (64GB) off-contract handset with high-end hardware and features. The only problem was, you needed an invite to get one. Fast forward to now, a year... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge — the very essence of HOT hardware in the smartphone space today — will go on sale in Japan this Thursday (April 23) without the company's logo on the devices, and will instead sport the monikers 'Docomo... Read more...
Don't sweat it if you've never heard of the Oslo until now. It's a forthcoming handset from BlackBerry that the Canadian company quietly announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and it hasn't made many headlines. Well, until now, that is. And the... Read more...
There's been a lot of chatter and speculation as to how many Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices Samsung has racked up in pre-orders and how many combined units it will ship by the end of the year. However, they've mostly come from outside sources... Read more...
T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a bit of an acquired taste. Think of beer -- most people either love a good bottle of suds or find it repulsive. So it goes with Legere, though no matter which side of the... Read more...
As has become the norm in the smartphone era, major manufacturers are seemingly expected to launch a new version of their flagship phone annually. On top of that, the average consumer clearly expects greater improvements and features with each... Read more...
You could be forgiven for thinking that Microsoft's mission these days is to equip everyone with low-cost Nokia handsets. In reality, Microsoft has bigger goals in mind, though certainly that's been a major focus lately (especially in emerging... Read more...
We’ve heard quite a bit about Google’s plans to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) over the past few months. The project, which is operating under the codename Nova, will “[push] the... Read more...
It doesn't happen very often, but every once in awhile, a company will say or do something that makes you cringe. Chinese tech firm Leshi TV is the most recent example, having put out an advertisement that compared Apple to Hitler, complete with a... Read more...
Up to this point, the wireless wars have been mostly fought with more flexible smartphone plans that either offer more data or lower prices. Sprint, however, has demonstrated an ability to think outside the box by offering to cut customers'... Read more...
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