Sure the Moto X isn't the most powerful Android handset money can buy. Neither is it a big-screen mobile monster like the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Nor is the Moto X equipped with a ridiculously high-capacity battery … Read more
The Moto G may have been given an early public showing in the UK.
Eagle-eyed observers on Monday discovered that the Amazon UK site had listed the Moto G on preorder and available for delivery on November 14. The listing, which has since been removed, didn't mention the Moto G by name, but does show the model number that's believed to correspond to the Moto G.
The listing was first discovered by Pocket-lint.
Motorola, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Google, announced last week that it will host an event on November 13 to show off the … Read more
Windows Phone 7 users beware: soon enough, you won't have access to some video content.
Microsoft issued an e-mail to Windows Phone 7 and Zune users over the weekend, saying that Xbox Video content they currently own will no longer be accessible on their devices starting in late February. The video content will, however, be accessible on Windows Phone 8 handsets.
In the e-mail, which was published on Monday by Pocket-lint, Microsoft said the move "will allow us to more quickly and efficiently add the highest quality video content to the Xbox Video service." The end to … Read more
The astronomic growth in the mobile arena has been due in large part to the increasing popularity of smartphones, new data from Ericsson reveals.
The communications technology company on Monday released mobile phone sales data for the third quarter, and revealed that smartphones accounted for 55 percent of all worldwide handset sales during the period, though they still represent just 25 percent to 30 percent of all mobile phone subscriptions. But by 2019, Ericsson said, 5.6 billion of the 9.3 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide (60 percent) will be for smartphones.
The trend is being driven by the arrival … Read more
Flipboard, the social magazine app for iOS and Android, is extending its feelers further into mobile commerce with a new catalogs category. The update, released Monday, allows companies and individual users to create specialized buying guides out of items found within Flipboard and on the Web. The guides can then be deposited into custom magazines with price tags and product info alongside active links to allow purchases.
Back in March, Flipboard -- which in September raised another $50 million on a $800 million valuation -- introduced its magazine-creating feature in its 2.0 update. That extended the app's curation … Read more
Available from the Google Play store, Sprint, and T-Mobile, the Nexus 5 is one of the most highly anticipated and low-cost Android phones of the year. For customers on T-Mobile who use a Wi-Fi connection to make phone calls, however, the carrier has confirmed with CNET that the Nexus 5 will not support that feature.
Having a phone with voice-over-Wi-Fi technology comes in handy to make phone calls, particularly when you're in an area where reception is weak or inconsistent.
No, T-Mobile isn't hosing customers who buy its Nexus 5.
T-Mobile on Friday said it would offer the Nexus 5 starting November 14 with a down payment of $42 and 24 monthly payments of $17. Add that up, and you get $450, which happens to be $100 more than what Google is charging for the phone at its Google Play store.
The natural assumption, given this is a Google phone, is that T-Mobile is somehow generating a tidy profit on the highly coveted device. But that's not so, says T-Mobile. A representative confirmed to CNET that it pays … Read more
T-Mobile announced today that it will begin selling the Nexus 5, Google's flagship handset of the season, starting November 14 online. The device will then be available in carrier stores a few days after that on November 20.
Although the carrier has not announced any info on the 32GB model, the 16GB model will cost $41.99 down, plus $17 a month for 24 months.
That brings the total cost of T-Mobile's Nexus 5 to $449.99, which is about $100 more than it costs from the Play Store. Currently, Google is selling the unlocked handset for $349 (… Read more
Apple's iPhone line is now available at Boost Mobile.
Customers looking for a contract-free iPhone plan can head to Boost Mobile and pick up the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, or iPhone 4S. Apple's flagship iPhone 5S starts at $550 at Boost, while the iPhone 5C will set customers back $450 to start. The iPhone 4S starts at $300.
Boost announced plans to carry Apple's iPhone line last week. Virgin Mobile, among other prepaid carriers, already sells the iPhone.
To sweeten the pot a bit, Boost Mobile also announced on Friday that between now and November 24, new … Read more
An iPad that was demoed at a Vodafone store in Australia burst into flames, according to a report.
A Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia was running an iPad demo model that caused a "burst of flames" earlier this week, according to a Vodafone spokesperson, speaking to News.com.au in an interview published on Friday. The iPad forced the store to evacuate customers, but no one was injured, according to the spokesperson.
According to News.com.au, after fire fighters entered the building, they discovered that sparks were coming from the iPad's charging port.
It's not … Read more