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  • T-Mobile and MetroPCS Announce the LG Aristo

    2h By Eric M. Zeman
    T-Mobile and MetroPCS both plan to sell the LG Aristo starting later this month. The handset is an entry-level device running Android 7 Nougat. Specs include a 5-inch HD display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 13-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel front camera,…
  • ZTE Hawkeye Detailed In Full, to Feature Dual Cameras

    3h By Eric M. Zeman
    ZTE today shared more information about its Project CSX handset, called Hawkeye. ZTE created a public campaign for Project CSX in 2016, which saw hundreds of entries. The final design, a self-adhesive handset that can track eye movement, was selected last…
  • Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows Now Available Unlocked

    3h By Eric M. Zeman
    Alcatel today made its Idol 4S with Windows 10 smartphone available unlocked from the Microsoft Store. The Windows Idol 4S has a 5.5-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 21-megapixel camera, and USB Type-C. Other features include a wide-angle…
  • HTC Says One A9 to Start Receiving Nougat Today

    Mon 11:03am By Eric M. Zeman
    HTC's Mo Versi today announced via Twitter that the late-2015 One A9 smartphone will be updated to Android 7 Nougat. HTC is pushing the system update to the unlocked variant of the phone first. The revised operating system will be delivered via an over-the-air…
  • S. Korean Authorities to Arrest Samsung Heir On Bribery Charges

    Mon 8:28am By Eric M. Zeman
    Prosecutors in South Korea plan to arrest Lee Jae-yong, the heir to Samsung's massive array of businesses. The special prosecutor's office is recommending Lee be charged with bribery, embezzlement and perjury, though the warrant must be approved by a Korean…
  • Review: Olloclip Pivot

    Fri 3:00pm By Eric M. Zeman
    The Pivot from Olloclip is a simple pistol grip for smartphones. It is meant to help when capturing video and/or photos with your mobile device. It's unique in that it has an articulating arm to allow for more poses and angles when shooting. Here is…
  • Snapchat to Ease Navigation with Universal Search

    Fri 8:27am By Eric M. Zeman
    Snapchat is prepared to make its mobile app much easier to use with the addition of a universal search tool. The tool, reports TechCrunch, will always be accessible at the top of the screen and will let people quickly find friends, groups, publishers, and…
  • Verizon Debuts Global Jetpack with LTE-A and Support for 15 Connected Devices

    Fri 8:18am By Eric M. Zeman
    Verizon Wireless this week announced the MiFi 7730L Jetpack, a global mobile hotspot that provides wireless access to WiFi devices in the U.S. and around the world. Verizon says the 7730L supports Cat 9 LTE-Advanced with carrier aggregation for speeds that are…
  • App Store Antitrust Case Against Apple Allowed to Proceed

    Thu 6:06pm By Eric M. Zeman
    An on-going lawsuit accusing Apple of holding a monopoly on the market for iPhone apps has been given new life today thanks to an appeals court ruling. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Apple's sole distribution method of mobile apps for the iPhone…
  • Beta Testers Can Check Out iOS 10.2.1 Beta 4

    Thu 5:52pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Apple today released iOS 10.2.1 Beta 4 to public testers. Apple has not said much about this minor update to iOS, but it is believed to resolve bugs and performance issues throughout the mobile operating system. Apple released a developer beta build of iOS…
  • Google Lets Maps Users Book, Pay for Uber without Leaving Maps

    Thu 12:41pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Google today made it easier to hail rides from more car services within Google Maps. The new ride services mode now shows a map with a carousel of car providers that are nearby. Users can select their preferred service (Uber, Lyft) and see what options and…
  • Straight Path to Pay FCC $100M for Squatting On 5G Spectrum

    Thu 10:56am By Eric M. Zeman
    The FCC has fined Straight Path Communications $100 million for failing to deploy wireless service in accordance with spectrum license requirements. Straight Path is sitting on approximately 1,000 licenses for spectrum in the 39 GHz band, which will eventually…
  • LG Suggests G6 Will Be Waterproof

    Thu 8:21am By Eric M. Zeman
    LG today revealed more potential details about its forthcoming G6 flagship handset in a teaser video. LG asked a number of people what they want in a phone, and those in the video say they're looking for something that has a big screen, but is easy to use…
  • Hands On with the HTC U Ultra and U Play

    Thu 3:30am By Rich Brome
    The HTC U Ultra and U Play are the company's new high-end phones, replacing the iconic HTC 10 and One series. They sport flowing 3D curved glass on the back, and high-end specs. The U Ultra also has a secondary touch screen above the main display. The U series…
  • HTC U Ultra Is New, Glass-Backed Flagship Phone

    Thu 3:30am By Rich Brome
    HTC today announced its new flagship phone, the HTC U Ultra, along with a smaller version, the U Play. Both phones have a new design with colorful glass on the front and back, and a metal frame. The rear glass is fully curved at all four edges, a first. HTC…
  • FCC Sees Potential for Harm in Zero-Rated Data Schemes

    Wed 3:04pm By Eric M. Zeman
    The FCC today took AT&T and Verizon to task for their zero-rated video services and said they may in fact be harmful to the market. The agency has spent time evaluating each of the zero-rated offerings from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. While the…
  • LeEco Selling the Pro3 and S3 Through Target

    Wed 8:26am By Eric M. Zeman
    LeEco has struck a distribution deal with Target and is now selling its Pro3 (pictured) and S3 handsets via Target's web site. The two phones are available online for $400 and $250, respectively, and are sold unlocked. They support GSM/LTE networks such as…
  • FAA to Halt Galaxy Note7 Warnings Thanks to 96% Return Rate

    Wed 8:17am By Eric M. Zeman
    Samsung said this week that the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration are no longer requiring airlines to warn passengers about the Galaxy Note7 during boarding. Samsung says high participation of its refund and exchange program…
  • Review: Kyocera DuraForce Pro

    Wed 8:00am By Eric M. Zeman
    Kyocera's DuraForce Pro is a capable, rugged Android smartphone for outdoor types who demand a lot from their hardware. No rugged phone is without compromises, but the DuraForce Pro has fewer detractors than most. Here is Phonescoop's in-depth report.
  • LG Says Next Flagship to Get QHD+ 18:9 LCD Screen

    Jan 10, 2017, 1:40 pm By Eric M. Zeman
    LG Display has announced a new smartphone screen intended for its forthcoming flagship handset, the G6. The screen measures 5.7 inches across the diagonal and includes a non-standard 18:9 aspect ratio. "The new 18:9 aspect ratio represents LG Display's…