Should Apple Actually Make a “Low End” Device?

Everyone expected the iPhone 5C to be a "budget device" that would springboard Apple's sales worldwide in countries where price matters. It turns out the 5C wasn't that device and perhaps it needed to be. A report done by Counterpoint Research continues to underscore the need for Apple to make cheaper devices to compete globally. It reports that Nokia has outsold Apple in China (the world's largest mobile market) based mainly on the...

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Nokia Lumia 1520 Clears the FCC

It looks like Nokia will have their newly announced devices in consumers hands quickly after the October 22nd Nokia World. The FCC just clear not one but two variants of the Nokia Lumia 1520 with AT&T banding on board. Both devices the cleared are exactly the same expect that one has wireless charging built in and the other one does not. From all the leaks I have seen of this device so far my personal guess is that wireless...

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Google Rolls Out App Vending Machines; I Wonder Why

Google has just rolled out app vending machines in Japan... that's right app vending machines. This means that if you want an app all you have to do is find one of these machines, put your Android 4.0 device (with NFC) on the tray, wait for the Bluetooth pairing, choose an app from the huge touchscreen, and wait for the download. Simple right?   Plus it could be used in Jeopardy one day as an answer. Me: "Alex I will take things that...

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Testing Zooming Power: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

When I first heard about the smartphone lens Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-QX10 I was interested but weary at the same time. I have been using nothing but flagship Nokia devices for a while now and I am use to top notch optics on my devices because of this. So when Sony came along and offered up an Android solution to get me a Lumia 1020 like camera on any device I had to buy one. This article I will concentrating on the optical zoom of the...

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HTC Sells It’s Interest in Beats Back

It seems like only a few years ago that HTC was flush with cash and had 300 million dollars to spend on things like a speaker company owned by a rapper. Wait that was only a few years ago when HTC spent 300 million to purchase a 50.1% ownership in Beats by Dr Dre. That ownership was very short lived a year later HTC sold back half of it's shares to Beats. According to the latest reports HTC has sold back the remaining 25% interest in...

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