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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: BlackBerry unveils the new Curve 9360

    This is a plucky little phone and will tick the boxes of many a person around the world, but the affordable smartphone is designed to be just that, 'affordable' and because of that we were never expecting to be blown away.

  • Opinion: Is Samsung Quietly Backing Away From Android?

    Google's $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola Mobility has at least one of its partners nervous. Reports surfaced this week that Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee convened a meeting of top executives to discuss the effects of the merger on the company's business.

  • Opinion: File Expert Offers Wireless Sharing With File Manager

    Last week, I looked at a great free app for Android, WiFi File Explorer, which lets you share files between your phone directly over a local Wi-Fi connection. This week, I'm looking at another great app that does all that and more.

  • Opinion: Charging Stations 'Juice-Jacking' Data from Your Phone?

    In a world where laptop batteries, text messages and even old-school newspapers can hack into your life, the question seems not to be what's stealing your personal data, but rather what isn't. So it may not come as a shock to learn that those innocuous and oh-so convenient charging stations may be infiltrating your smartphone by "juice-jacking."

  • Opinion: Google's Photovine app shares themed photos

    Although the new Photovine iPhone app in the App Store appears to be from a developer of the same name, it’s actually a Google joint. (Google owns Photovine.) It’s a free app for photo sharing that seems to fall somewhere between Instagram and Color.

  • Opinion: Tracks for iPhone

    The photo sharing app Tracks from Tracks Media wants to be a hub for social photography, but it needs to expand its reach first.

  • Opinion: WebOS: What Went Wrong?

    HP announced Thursday that it will discontinue its WebOS line of devices, which includes the HP Veer 4G, the HP Touchpad and the yet-to-be-released HP Pre 3 smartphone. The death of WebOS devices is sad, yet unsurprising news. The entire journey of the WebOS has been marred by pitfalls since the very beginning--and things only got worse over time.

  • Opinion: Did Microsoft Trick Google Into Buying Motorola?

    The media has been abuzz all week with news and analysis of the Google-Motorola deal. When all of the dust settles on the business logic behind the deal, or its impact on pending Android patent infringement, or what it means for the future of Google TV, the company that gains the most from this new relationship may just be Microsoft.

  • Opinion: Droid HD Threatens to Steal Droid Bionic's Thunder

    For months, the Droid Bionic has been Motorola's most anticipated Android phone, but a new contender known as the Droid HD may be about to steal the show.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5 Launch Expected on October 7

    More reports suggest the iPhone 5 will launch in October, with preorders beginning September 30. Backing up a report from TiPB last week, 9 to 5 Mac claims it has independently confirmed Friday, October 7, as the launch date of the iPhone 5. Unlike with the iPad 2, Apple is also rumored to take preorders with the next-generation iPhone at the end of September.

  • Opinion: AT&T's First LTE Devices Hit Shelves August 21

    While AT&T finishes preparations on its new 4G LTE network, the carrier will begin selling the first two devices that will connect to it on August 22.

  • Opinion: ViewSonic Launches Combo Windows, Android Tablet

    ViewSonic's dual OS tablet, the ViewPad 10pro, is now available for pre-order via Amazon.com. That's the good news. The bad news is the tablet that runs both Windows 7 and Android 2.3 OS is in danger of being outdated before it loses that "new car smell". Here is why.

  • Opinion: Google-Motorola Deal: Pundits Weigh In

    Google's bid to acquire Motorola Mobility is a brilliant move that will stave off Android's patent attackers. Or it's act of desperation that will force Android phone makers to adopt rival platforms. Or it was simply something that Google had to do, for better or worse.

  • Opinion: Sensation Unchained First By HTC Bootloader Unlock Tool

    The long, arduous wait for HTC's unlockable bootloader is finally over-- if own a global SIM-unlocked Sensation, that is. Sorry, HTC EVO 3D (Sprint) and Sensation 4G (T-Mobile) owners; you'll have to continue twiddling your thumbs for a little longer.

  • Opinion: TellMeLater for iPhone

    Despite text messages, email and a constant stream of notifications, it’s still pretty easy to forget things these days. TellMeLater from Sixfoisneuf42 is a helpful iPhone app that makes it easy to remember things by offering a simple yet effective take on task management.

  • Opinion: This Is What an 'Anonymous' Protest Looks Like

    On the way home from work today, I decided to stop by the Anonymous protest to see what all the fuss was about. The group of hackers has made it their project this week to shut down San Francisco’s BART subway system in response to BART disrupting cell phone service to ward off an unrelated protest last week.

  • Opinion: Google-Motorola Merger: Android's Rebirth or its Demise?

    Google's buyout of Motorola Mobility is set to breathe new life into Android, but some pundits warn it could mean the platform's demise. A tough patent battle coupled with Google getting in the Android hardware business could make some Android partners such as Samsung and HTC migrate to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS in retaliation.

  • Opinion: The best gadgets of summer 2011

    Summer isn't always the best time to report on new tech: with many people either holidaying or having already bought their holiday gear, summer launches can often be overlooked. Not so some of the products that were unveiled or first went onsale this July. Here's our round-up of the best gadgets of the month.

  • Opinion: Report: Apple iPod, iPhone Event Scheduled for Sept. 7

    A Japanese website reports that Apple has a media event planned for Wednesday, September 7th to announce the company's new line of iPods. It also claims the iPhone 5 will ship in September or early October.

  • Opinion: Leaked Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS Photos

    There is now slightly less mystery around the next version of Android for smartphones, Ice Cream Sandwich, which Google first announced in May. The update has been pictured in a few alleged screenshots leaked by RootzWiki and the Android Police blog this week.



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