Looks like AT&T will have some very tempting smartphone options this spring. The carrier just confirmed with us that the HTC Titan II, a high-octane Windows Phone, will cost $199.99 and land on shelves April 8.
Nokia's Lumia 900 smartphone will hit AT&T's store shelves on April 8, a move Nokia hopes will usher a return to the U.S. in a big way.
The phone will sell for $99.99 with a two-year contract, AT&T told CNET. It is one of the most affordable flagship products AT&T has ever sold.
There's a lot at stake with this launch. Nokia badly needs a buzz-worthy hit product in the U.S., a market it has struggled to operate in over the last few years despite dominating early in … Read more
I'm going to keep an eye on @TitanicRealTime on Twitter on April 15, the 100-year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. What will it say? "OMG Titanic going down! TTFN #iceberg," perhaps.
The History Press, a U.K. history publisher, is live-tweeting the first and final voyage of the famous ocean liner. The tweets are already pouring in from the point of view of officers and crew members.
Here's a recent #crew tweet: "The capacity of the lifeboats is somewhat of a concern, only 1,178. If anything were to happen there won't be enough space." … Read more
We start out today's show with a very important message to all you copycats out there: give credit where credit is due! And that's all we have to say about that.
Whew! Tomorrow's iPad event means we can finally stop talking about the elusive iPad...3? Or maybe it's the iPad HD? Or maybe it's the iPad YouKnowYouWantOne? We'll find out tomorrow, where undoubtedly a million points will get on the board. And then we can finally put that baby to rest.
Also on today's show, we talk about something not Apple related (if you can believe it), play our Yay or Nay game (copyright, trademark, all rights reserved 2012), and count how many accents Emily whips out. (Our last count was nine.)… Read more
HTC has beaten out ZTE, Nokia, and other vendors hoping to capitalize on the growing Chinese market.
After opening a flagship store in Beijing yesterday, HTC is said to have started accepting preorders for the HTC Titan. The move reportedly made the Titan the first Windows Phone sold in China, beating out the line of devices that HTC's competitors have planned for the country this year.
According to Chinese site Weibo, which first reported on the story, HTC is selling the device for about $700 without a contract.
The HTC Titan is one of the more capable Windows Phone … Read more
Did anyone else besides Jeff get teary-eyed yesterday watching Adele's performance at the Grammy Awards?
According to psychologist John Sloboda, there's a specific musical device called an "appoggiatura" that produces chills and a physiological reaction--in Jeff's case, a fist-clenching, hand-trembling faucet of man-tears.
On today's episode, we'll go around the table with the songs and movie scenes that pull at our heart strings, and why.
To get in the mood for this one, I've put on an old favorite, a deep bass track by Dead Prez. It turns out the song's title, and main refrain--"It's Bigger Than Hip Hop"--applies to the power of music in a very literal sense as well.
The acoustical vibrations that are particularly pervasive in the heavy bass lines of hip-hop penetrate our bodies and can then be captured and stored as electricity to power implanted medical devices. Researchers out of Purdue have built a device, which they are unveiling at the IEEE MEMS conference in Paris … Read more
The latest rumors from Boy Genius Report suggest some juicy details about AT&T's planned devices for the first quarter of 2012.
BGR indicates AT&T is gearing up to offer yet another Windows Phone device on March 18: the 4G-equipped HTC Titan II at $199. There's word that the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, Samsung Exhilarate, and Sony Xperia Ion also will debut on the carrier toward the end of March, but pricing is unknown.
Lastly, the rumors note that a Sony tablet (code-named Crystal) with HSPA+ will launch on AT&T for $409. I fully believe that Crystal is the dual-screen Sony Tablet P that has evaded a U.S. launch (despite being available in Japan for several months now).
There aren't any sources listed for the rumored information, but BGR has built a bit of a reputation for itself with several credible road map leaks in the past. Regardless, we still recommend you take this news with a grain of salt until things become official. … Read more
This year's CES was pretty dismal for anyone interested in wireless. Sure, AT&T had some good stuff and the Microsoft launched the LTE Windows Phone 7. But other than that, most people would've been better off hitting the snooze button.
Last year, by contrast, AT&T and especially Verizon Wireless made a huge splash with 4G announcements. There was so much excitement that I thought it might upstage the CTIA Show in the spring, which could have faded into oblivion like so … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Microsoft's handset partners are finally coming out with some interesting hardware for the Windows Phone operating system.
Nokia and HTC each announced new high-end smartphones using the OS. So which one is best? Ask Maggie shares some advice. Also in this edition of Ask Maggie, I offer some advice to a reader interested in the jumbo-sized Samsung Galaxy Note.Finally, the U.S. gets decent Windows Phone hardware
Dear Maggie, I have an HTC Droid Incredible from Verizon Wireless. And to be honest I never really loved it. I've had all kinds of problems with it since … Read more