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White House petition to make phone unlocking legal again hits 100,000 signature threshold
White House petition to make phone unlocking legal again hits 100,000 signature threshold
In January, it became illegal to unlock your phone in the U.S., unless your carrier authorizes it. This week, outrage over the new policy ...... 25 Feb 2013 - 9 comments
Woman tasered for trying to buy too many iPhones
Woman tasered for trying to buy too many iPhones
According to reports, a woman was tasered at an Apple Store in Newton, Massachusetts last week. Xiaojie Li allegedly bought two iPhones last ...... 15 Dec 2012 - 55 comments
HTC has another bad quarter
HTC has another bad quarter
HTC has reported another horrible quarter, as the company struggles to stay relevant in the smartphone market that is quickly becoming a two-horse race. ...... 09 Oct 2012 - 9 comments
Indian government to limit bulk SMS sending
Indian government to limit bulk SMS sending
The Indian government has said today it will limit bulk SMS sending in the nation, in an effort to reduce the potential spread of misleading ...... 20 Aug 2012 - 1 comment
Nokia's first Windows Phone 8 devices to be unveiled next month?
Nokia's first Windows Phone 8 devices to be unveiled next month?
According to multiple sources, Nokia will unveil their first Windows Phone 8 handsets next month. The phones will be debuted at the Nokia ...... 06 Aug 2012 - 3 comments
XBMC For Android is almost here
XBMC For Android is almost here
The XMBC team made a surprise announcement today, letting the world know that Android will be getting its own version of the popular media center. ...... 14 Jul 2012 - 6 comments
RIM will need to spend $1 billion to launch BB10
RIM will need to spend $1 billion to launch BB10
RIM, struggling to survive in the ever-evolving mobile market, will need to spend a significant sum to make sure their upcoming BlackBerry 10 ...... 09 Jul 2012 - 3 comments
Nokia to lay off 10,000
Nokia to lay off 10,000
Nokia will layoff up to 10,000 jobs around the world by the end of next year. The cost cutting will help Nokia save $1.6 billion by the end ...... 15 Jun 2012
Texting while driving reaches new level
Texting while driving reaches new level
Over 50 percent of high school students have admitted to texting while driving. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood went as far to call it ...... 10 Jun 2012 - 18 comments
Verizon offering bill credit on new 4G phone purchases
Verizon offering bill credit on new 4G phone purchases
Verizon has begun the promotion in an effort to boost sales. Until the 24th, Verizon is offering a $40 bill credit to anyone who purchases ...... 23 May 2012 - 1 comment
Facebook, others causing significant SMS revenue decline for carriers
Facebook, others causing significant SMS revenue decline for carriers
Market research firm Strand Consult has reported on the recent decline in SMS revenue for carriers and the reasons for it. While it is well ...... 14 May 2012
Shazam update for iOS adds 1 second tagging
Shazam update for iOS adds 1 second tagging
Music identification app Shazam has been updated for iOS this week, with version 5.0 bringing significant upgrades and features. The app ...... 05 Apr 2012
LG reveals Optimus Vu smartphone before MWC
LG reveals Optimus Vu smartphone before MWC
LG has unveiled their unique Optimus Vu before the Mobile World Congress event this week. The device has a 5-inch screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core ...... 20 Feb 2012 - 1 comment
Angry Birds Seasons updating to add Year of the Dragon levels
Angry Birds Seasons updating to add "Year of the Dragon" levels
Rovio has teased its upcoming levels for Angry Birds Seasons. The game, which is the most popular mobile game of all-time will see its second ...... 17 Jan 2012 - 1 comment
Samsung: We will beat out Nokia in 2012
Samsung: We will beat out Nokia in 2012
Samsung has made a bold statement (or is it) this week, claiming it will definitely surpass Nokia in 2012 as the world's top phone maker, by volume. ...... 11 Jan 2012 - 2 comments
Chilean government: All phones must be unlocked
Chilean government: All phones must be unlocked
Government regulators in Chile have mandated that all phones sold in the country must be unlocked. Having an unlocked phone means the device ...... 05 Jan 2012 - 8 comments
Verizon Galaxy Nexus to cost $299
Verizon Galaxy Nexus to cost $299
Verizon's upcoming Galaxy Nexus will cost $299 with contract when it inevitably hits the carrier this month. Google and Samsung unveiled ...... 06 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
HTC revenues fall 20 percent YoY
HTC revenues fall 20 percent YoY
HTC has seen its revenue fall for the first time in two years this quarter, as the smartphone maker struggles to keep up with the competition. ...... 06 Dec 2011 - 2 comments
Gingerbread now on majority of Android devices
Gingerbread now on majority of Android devices
It has been slowly working its way to this point but Android 2.3.x is now on a majority of Android devices, at 50.6 percent. Android 2.2.x ...... 05 Dec 2011
Microsoft to buy Nokia's mobile phone business for $19 billion?
Microsoft to buy Nokia's mobile phone business for $19 billion?
This is complete rumor, but the story is picking up steam around the Web. Eldar Murtazin has Tweeted today that Microsoft is set to purchase ...... 01 Jun 2011
471,000 subscribers left T-Mobile in last quarter
471,000 subscribers left T-Mobile in last quarter
T-Mobile saw a massive spike in customer desertions last quarter, mainly due to "competitive pressures." The carrier lost 471,000 net contract ...... 07 May 2011 - 1 comment
Verizon ending one-year contracts later this month
Verizon ending one-year contracts later this month
Verizon has confirmed this weekend that it will indeed be ending one-year contracts for mobile phones starting April 17th. Two-year contracts ...... 10 Apr 2011 - 7 comments
     

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