How to Get Mobile Consumers to Upgrade
Mar05

How to Get Mobile Consumers to Upgrade

In the past when new flagships came out there was ton of new cool "must have" features that would make you break your piggy bank and order one the day it came out.  Recently however it seems that nothing like that has come around.  The Yota phone with it's dual screen has been out for years now and while the Samsung Galaxy Edge is pretty cool it's not getting me to drop 300 bucks and sign a new contract. I only am writing this post...

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BlackBerry Shows Off New Device Than Makes Us Forget About it With This
Mar03

BlackBerry Shows Off New Device Than Makes Us Forget About it With This

Blackberry showed up at Mobile World Congress with a new phone in tow and called the BlackBerry Leap five inch display, 8mp camera, 2GB of ram all for only 279USD unlocked.  The Leap should be what I am writing a post on here it's a great device for the money however it is not.... What I am writing about is the BlackBerry Slider.  This device is throwback to devices like Dell Venue Pro where OEM's give up the craziness of sub 8mm...

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Video: Windows 10 for Phones
Feb12

Video: Windows 10 for Phones

It has been rumored for a while and finally Microsoft has taken the wraps off of Windows 10 for phones.  In this video VP Joe Belfiore looks at key features showing up in Windows 10 for phones and small tablets. Highlights include expanded Action Center, enhanced speech-to-text capabilities, and great built-in Office apps for getting work done on the go. Windows 10 for Phones is available for preview in certain devices right now:...

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Why I Finally Starting Stopped Changing Phone Every Three Months
Dec10

Why I Finally Starting Stopped Changing Phone Every Three Months

When you write tech for a living you get the chance to test a ton of new phones and after a while the device you are carrying starts to look like chop liver and you want just the latest and greatest. For the past three years I have been trapped in that cycle and haven't kept a smartphone for more than three months during that period. In fact I have sold some phones and bought the same one again 2 months later. Finally I stopped the...

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YotaPhone 2 Lands in Europe at a Cost
Dec03

YotaPhone 2 Lands in Europe at a Cost

The YotaPhone 2 is one of the more curious smartphones on the market at the moment, a new version of the original dual-display YotaPhone. The dual screen idea will be explored by other companies such as Meizu this year, but at the moment the YotaPhone is the only game in town. The device has long been promised for the European market and is now seems that it is happening as the company behind the handset stuck to its December 3rd roll...

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Budget Handsets Still Hold Sway in Emerging Markets
Dec02

Budget Handsets Still Hold Sway in Emerging Markets

While the flagship end of the smartphone market is the most exciting, you may have noticed that the budget side is becoming more vibrant and companies are focusing on it more and more. That was certainly not the case two years ago as getting a solid budget smartphone was a very hard thing to do. Now, almost every major player in the mobile world (Apple aside) is building entry level and budget devices at a rapid rate. HTC, Sony,...

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