GDR3 Rollout Begins for HTC 8X on Verizon

Very quickly on the heels of everyone finally getting the Windows Phone GDR2 update, Verizon has already started to push out the GDR3 update.  It's not for all Windows Phone customers on the network, but those with the HTC 8X will get the firmware update.  What features can be expected to come in this firmware update? While none of these changes are earth shattering, they are nice to have and should keep most users happy until the...

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Dual Screen YotaPhone Launching December 4th Brings E-Ink to Your Smartphone

At the start of 2013, a new form factor for mobile devices was shown off called the Yota phone. The device had a dual screen but not in the traditional two LCD screens way. No, this device has one LCD on the front for "regular" use and an always on e-ink display on the back. It is slated to launch in Russia on December 4th. It's an interesting form factor to say the least. Want more details? Keep reading... Specs: dual-core Snapdragon...

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Instagram for Windows Phone now available

There has been much fanfare today about Instagram finally releasing an official app for Windows Phone devices and for good reason. Instagram symbolized Windows Phone "app issue" in a nut shell and having the official Instagram app on board would go a long way with consumers perception of the Fledgling OS. That' finally happened today with the release of Instagram for Windows Phone, even if it's just a beta. Lets be clear: even though...

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Nokia Shareholders Approve the Microsoft Buyout by a Whopping 99.7%

After the initial Microsoft offer to buy out Nokia's handset division was announced, it seemed that the only thing that would stop the sale was the shareholders vote on the takeover. That vote has happened and the buyout was approved by an overwhelming 99.7 percent, leaving only a few more important issues to address.   While there are still other regulatory hurdles to clear in many countries, shareholder approval was seen as the...

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Coming Soon: Carriers Auto Unlocking Your Phone for you?

One of the things that make the US smartphone market so great and so maddening at the same time are carriers. They are great because they allow you buy an expensive device by giving you HUGE subsides on devices. They are maddening because the price you pay for those devices leaves you stuck in a two year contract and even worse stuck with a phone locked to that carrier. Well it looks like the FCC is looking to change that.  The newly...

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