Galaxy S6 Release Date

The Galaxy S6 might launch sooner than you think

By on January 23, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

The Galaxy S6 might launch sooner than you think

Samsung’s most important handset of the year will undoubtedly be the Galaxy S6, and a new report from South Korean publication ETNews seems to indicate that the flagship handset is supposed to launch even earlier than Samsung initially planned. More →

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Google MVNO Carrier Launch

Google takes a major step toward becoming your wireless carrier

By on January 23, 2015 at 4:25 PM.

Google takes a major step toward becoming your wireless carrier

After reports from The Information and The Wall Street Journal said earlier this week that Google is interested in becoming a carrier in the U.S. by purchasing wholesale access from Sprint and T-Mobile, Bloomberg Businessweek has learned that Google has indeed reached a deal with Sprint in order to sell wireless service directly to consumers. More →

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Apple Phone Activations Q4 2014

The iPhone annihilated the competition in the fourth quarter of 2014

By on January 23, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

The iPhone annihilated the competition in the fourth quarter of 2014

If you’re in the U.S. and you activated a phone in the last quarter of 2014, chances are good that it was an iPhone. Based on the latest analysis from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple’s phones accounted for 50% of all phone activations in Q4 2014, an astounding 28% jump over the previous quarter. More →

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T-Mobile Vs. Verizon Network

Big new survey shows T-Mobile’s network is making huge improvements

By on January 23, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

Big new survey shows T-Mobile’s network is making huge improvements

The “Un-carrier” might not have the strongest mobile network out there but it’s nonetheless done an impressive job of improving its service despite having more limited resources than Verizon and AT&T. Computerworld has posted the results of a big new survey of wireless subscribers in the United States that has found T-Mobile customers’ satisfaction with their carrier has surged over the last year. More →

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Why BlackBerry Is Not Dead

Where BlackBerry is still king

By on January 23, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

Where BlackBerry is still king

We’ve argued in the past that BlackBerry has an important opportunity to reestablish itself as a status symbol for corporate executives and government officials who absolutely need to have top-notch security. Business Insider’s Jim Edwards reports that that having a BlackBerry is still a big deal for many people in Davos this week, where he’s noticed that “a lot of people here are conspicuously carrying two phones: an iPhone and a Blackberry.” More →

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HTC One (M9) Leaked Photos

HTC’s beautiful new flagship phone leaks again in new pics

By on January 23, 2015 at 8:45 AM.

HTC’s beautiful new flagship phone leaks again in new pics

HTC is having a pretty tough time keeping its newest flagship smartphone under wraps, but we aren’t about to complain. Phandroid has posted the latest batch of leaked HTC One (M9) photos and they pretty much confirm a lot of what we’ve already seen about the device. More →

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Verizon Vs. AT&T Vs. T-Mobile Rollover Data

Verizon doesn’t care if you want a rollover data plan

By on January 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Verizon doesn’t care if you want a rollover data plan

So, you were hoping that Verizon would follow T-Mobile and AT&T by offering a rollover data plan of its own, did you? Well too bad — Verizon isn’t giving you one and if you don’t like it, you can go to another carrier. More →

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Verizon Smartphone Drop Test

A look at how Verizon torture tests its smartphones

By on January 22, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

A look at how Verizon torture tests its smartphones

If you’ve never cracked the screen of your phone before, you probably know someone who has. It’s one of the unfortunate facts of life that we have to put with in the modern world, but just think how much worse it would be if there weren’t people testing our smartphones to make sure they could at least withstand the shortest of drops. More →

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus vs. Xiaomi Mi Note vs. OnePlus One

6 beastly phones you can buy for less than $400

By on January 22, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

6 beastly phones you can buy for less than $400

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus might be the best-selling phones currently available in stores, but there are also plenty of other options available for smartphone buyers looking to get a powerful mobile device at a fraction of the iPhone 6’s cost. Forbes has put together a list of six handsets that can be purchased right now, or that’ll be available in the near future, for far less than either iPhone 6 version. More →

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Moto X Review

The only smartphone that gets better-looking with age

By on January 22, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

The only smartphone that gets better-looking with age

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it is positively shocking how good the second-generation Moto X is. Motorola struggled for a long time as Samsung and Apple continued to dominate the smartphone market. More recently, however, other vendors have begun breaking in and finding some success by focusing on areas that cannot be counted among Apple and Samsung’s strengths. China-based smartphone makers are finding success by building quality devices that are surprisingly affordable, for example.

Motorola’s sales aren’t climbing quite as fast as some Chinese vendors, but there’s no denying the company’s position has improved over the past year thanks in part to a similar strategy. Beyond its low-end phones, however, Motorola blew us away with its 2014 flagship handset, the Moto X. More →

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Smartphone Screen Bacteria

Your smartphone is absolutely filthy – and these disgusting photos prove it

Your smartphone is absolutely filthy – and these disgusting photos prove it

By on January 22, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Remember when we called Motorola’s Moto Hint one of the 10 best accessories you could buy ahead of the holidays? Bluetooth headsets might be considered nerdy or geeky by some, but if you don’t already have one you might want to consider investing in a good one as soon as possible.

Why is there such urgency? It’s because the screen on your smartphone is basically a vile, putrid, disgusting Petri dish. More →

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HTC One M9 Photos

This might be our best look yet at the HTC One M9

By on January 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

This might be our best look yet at the HTC One M9

We’re just over one month away from being formally introduced to two of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of the year. One is Samsung’s next-generation flagship phone, the Galaxy S6, which BGR exclusively blew the lid off of on Wednesday. We detailed all of the new Galaxy S phone’s key specs, including its 5.1-inch quad HD display and its new 64-bit octa-core processor.

The second eagerly anticipated smartphone is HTC’s 2015 flagship device, the HTC One M9 — and we may have just gotten our best look at it yet. More →

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