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HTC to focus on ‘Hero’ smartphones moving forward

January 26th, 2012

HTC said recently that it will focus on the quality of its top-of-the-line “Hero” smartphones moving forward instead of pumping out a large number of devices across multiple price points. “We have to get back to focusing on what made us great – amazing hardware and a great customer experience,” HTC’s UK head Phil Roberson said …

Over 200 million iOS devices sold, 25 million iPads

June 6th, 2011

Apple just confirmed during WWDC 2011 that it has sold 200 million iOS devices to date, including 25 million iPads. The iTunes store has also sold 15 billion songs and Apple has paid out over $2.5 billion to App Store developers. In addition, users have downloaded a total of 14 billion applications from the iTunes …

What to expect at WWDC 2011

June 6th, 2011

Today is the day that Apple CEO Steve Jobs and other executives will unveil the next advancements out of the industry’s leading innovator at WWDC 2011. While Apple has already announced that the company will be talking about three different main products — iOS 5, iCloud, and Mac OS X Lion — the fact is, …

With possible Nokia deal, Microsoft could try to become the next Apple

June 1st, 2011

Apple, a company many said had repeatedly delayed the development and launch of the iPhone for fear that it might cannibalize its iPod business, is now a “mobile devices company” with a smartphone that is undoubtedly its flagship device. Chief Executive Steve Jobs and Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook have both publicly acknowledged this major transition on …

Google: 100 million Android devices activated worldwide

May 10th, 2011

During Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco today, Google confirmed that it has activated more than 100 million Android devices worldwide across 36 OEM’s and 215 carriers. There are now more than 310 Android devices in 112 countries and Google activates 400,000 Android devices each day. Similarly, there are 450,000 Android developers and more than …

U.S. Cellular to launch LTE network ‘in time for holidays’

May 6th, 2011

Regional wireless provider U.S. Cellular has officially thrown its hat into the 4G ring. “U.S. Cellular, in conjunction with its partnership with King Street Wireless, announced today that it will deliver high-speed 4G LTE services and 4G-enabled devices to more than 25 percent of its customers across two dozen markets in time for the holiday …

Verizon’s LTE website goes live just before news conference

December 1st, 2010

Verizon is set to officially unveil its LTE launch plans in just a few minutes. Ahead of that scheduled announcement, the company has gone live with its 4G, LTE website, which includes details on launch markets (38 cites, 60 airports), available devices (currently two data sticks), and a handy service locator (so you can see …

Microsoft and AT&T to unveil Windows Phone 7 handsets October 11?

September 30th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, “Microsoft Corp. will unveil a lineup of smartphones using the revamped version of its mobile operating system on Oct. 11,” and that AT&T will begin selling said devices in early November. Microsoft does have an event planned for October 11 — Columbus Day — in New York City …

Best Buy expecting Verizon LTE device this fall?

September 17th, 2010

Droid-Life is reporting that retailer Best Buy is expecting to receive Verizon LTE device sometime this fall. The information comes courtesy of a document (seen above) that reads: “New activations for Verizon LTE devices: BEAST will support the new Verizon LTE (4G) devices coming into the market this fall.” This sounds great to us, and we have our fingers …

iSpot hacked to allow non-Apple devices, painfully easy

August 11th, 2010

The iSpot — a $25 per month 4G WiMax mobile router from Clearwire that will allow you to connect up to eight Apple mobile devices to it — hath been hacked. A website ispotunrestricted.com has been setup to generate an unlocked custom configuration profile that can be loaded onto your iSpot. Once loaded, the profile will …