Tagged with: Smartphones

Nokia Unveils Inexpensive Windows Phones With High End Features

Nokia Unveils Inexpensive Windows Phones With High End Features

Nokia believes that you shouldn’t have to pay top dollar to enjoy some of the latest smartphone technology, so on Monday the company introduced two new Lumia handsets that deliver higher-end features at lower prices. The first of the devices is the Lumia 720. Priced at around $329 before taxes and carrier discounts, the ...

Android Apps Good Enough to Make You Switch from iOS

Android Apps Good Enough to Make You Switch from iOS

When it comes to developing apps, the iPhone is usually the first option. Look at apps like Instagram, which was exclusive to the iPhone for an extended period of time before landing on Android. But there are plenty of reasons to want to go with an Android phone. But Android phones open up a different kind of tool set for ...

Study: iPhones 300 Percent More Reliable Than Samsung Phones

Study: iPhones 300 Percent More Reliable Than Samsung Phones

Apple’s iPhone isn’t just the best-selling smartphone in the world, it’s also the most reliable. A new study conducted by the company behind the community based trouble-shooting resource FixYa on Friday issued its latest smartphone reliability study. The study used data from 722,558 combined problem reports combined ...

Republic Wireless: An Unlimited Smartphone Plan for $19/Month

Republic Wireless: An Unlimited Smartphone Plan for $19/Month

A typical smartphone costs around $200, but it’s usually shackled to a two-year contract that often costs $70 or more monthly and includes limits on data consumption, voice minutes and texts. Even prepaid smartphones, without a contract, can cost $30 to $50 a month and carry limits. But I’ve been testing an Android ...

The Tough Road for New Publishers in the App Store

The Tough Road for New Publishers in the App Store

Illustrating how very, very hard it is to have a breakout hit in today’s mobile app stores, a report from app store analytics firm Distimo released on Wednesday finds that only 2 percent of the top 250 publishers in the iPhone App Store are “newcomers,” versus just 3 percent in the Android store, Google Play. In ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 20, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 20, 2013

Look out, Apple and Samsung. There’s a new horse in the smartphone race. HTC just unveiled the HTC One, the company’s new flagship phone. When you turn on the HTC One, you’re brought to BlinkFeed, which shows stories, pictures and videos from the sources you care most about. Can’t live without Twitter, Facebook or ...

The HTC One’s “UltraPixel Camera”: What is It?

The HTC One’s “UltraPixel Camera”: What is It?

Did you hear about the HTC One's fancy new "UltraPixel Camera"? HTC touts the camera as an end to the "megapixel wars." UltraPixels! Revolution! And, yes, the technology sounds very promising, but, uh, wait a second, what is an UltraPixel anyway? UltraPixel is a made up marketing word... HTC's new phone only has a ...

HTC Launches HTC One, Company’s New Flagship Smartphone

HTC Launches HTC One, Company’s New Flagship Smartphone

HTC’s new flagship smartphone, the One, is an impressive bit of hardware and a big step forward for the company in three significant ways. The One is a top-notch, beautifully designed handset packed with the best specs and a ton of compelling features. It also runs a unique, fresh take on Google’s Android operating ...

Girl Scouts Go Mobile: Cookie App Now Available

Girl Scouts Go Mobile: Cookie App Now Available

Thin Mints have gone mobile. Even though it’s the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world, with a $750 million business, the Girl Scouts’ longtime tradition of selling cookies has remained one of the more analog operations around. But, as of last week, the new Girl Scout cookie app is now available for Apple ...

Tamagotchi Back With a Vengeance in Android App

Tamagotchi Back With a Vengeance in Android App

For anyone nostalgic for the '90s virtual pet craze, you can now carry your Tamagotchi in your pocket once again, with a free app released Thursday for Android. The Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. App recreates the experience of caring for and feeding your own pocket creature. The app's release marks the brand's re-expansion to North ...