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Verizon Wireless confirms what we already knew — Galaxy Nexus coming to Verizon ‘later this year’

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Not to say we told you so, but, well, we told you so. And now we have official confirmation of what we’ve been saying for months — the Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Samsung Galaxy Nexus is headed to Verizon “later this year”, with 4G LTE capability.

So now we can all relax. Hit the jump for the official presser, along with the now-familiar spec list.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today  [Read More…]

3rd quarter Verizon smartphone sales are Android dominant – Will the iPhone 4S change that?


In the midst of a smartphone explosion, Android has quickly grown to be the largest mobile OS on the planet. Its open nature allows for the plethora of devices that now exist, with an option for every person out there. When looking at Verizon’s third quarter sales, we can almost assume that most smartphone sales will continue to be mostly Android devices.

Verizon has reported that it sold 5.6 million smartphones  [Read More…]

Sprint brings real-time captions to phone calls with CapTel

Sprint CapTel

Sprint’s offering up another interseting accessibility option on select Android phones with its new Wireless CapTel service. Powered by Raketu, CapTel is real-time captioning for phone calls. You still make a call like normal. You’re then connected to CapTel automatically and can listen to the call while reading the transcription in real time. Pretty cool, actually. Check out the video after the break.

Source: Sprint


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Prime is coming, ready to set the benchmark for what tablets should be

Transformer Prime

Late last night we got our first look at the ASUS Transformer Prime and today more details are beginning to come out. ASUS now has a teaser page for the Prime which claims it’s better than its predecessor in every aspect – “faster, stronger, slimmer, and of course, sexier.”

Once again, the Prime is confirmed as the world’s first tablet to feature the next-generation quad-core chip from NVIDIA known as  [Read More…]

Samsung dethrones Apple, crowned new king of smartphone market


According to the Wall Street Journal and a person familiar with the situation, it looks like Samsung has finally been crowned as king of the smartphone world; the company sold more than 20 million smartphones in Q3. When Samsung announces their third-quarter earnings next week, analysts are expecting Samsung’s smartphone shipments to range between 20-30 million units – an over 500% jump from the 3 million smartphones sold by Samsung in  [Read More…]

Rocket Launcher – An innovative launcher with a simple minimalistic interface [App Review]

I went from Touchwiz to LauncherPro to Go Launcher EX, and I am pretty set in my ways. Rocket Launcher, however, gives users a completely different experience. Instead of homescreens, docks, icons, and widgets, Rocket Launcher is one screen with web-like options for convenience. Minimalism at its finest.

From the clock and date circle in the middle of the screen, Rocket Launcher branches into  [Read More…]

Guide the plane through the explosions with Paper Glider Crazy Copter 3D


Who doesn’t love classic game creations done right? The folks at Neon Play have brought us Paper Glider Crazy Copter 3D and they have done it with some serious style. The game offers a 3D game play with a rear camera view as you fly through explosions, avoiding electrical lines, flames and plenty of other random obstacles. Each level is timed in the upper right hand corner as you fly through 60 different levels of game play, and  [Read More…]

Intel on mobile, “2 years ahead of the rest of the industry”


What percentage of Android devices are powered by Intel? Google partnered with Intel on the first generation of Google TV devices, but we all know how that turned out. If you look at the smartphones and tablets of today, I would guess Intel has around zero percent market share. Intel thinks 2012 will be the year that changes, but we have been hearing that story for the last two years at CES.

Will  [Read More…]

Comparison: Toshiba unveils new high density displays that smash the competition

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During the unveiling of the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung’s Kevin Packingham shared an interesting statistic on smartphone displays. According to Kevin, 80 percent of people who buy smartphones put the display on the top of their “must-have” list. I firmly believe this to be true.

Every time I buy a new smartphone, the display is the one aspect of the device I obsess over. With cloud  [Read More…]

Trover is like Pool Party reincarnated for travelers [App Reviews]

Everyday the world around you is becoming more and more reliant on how we as people socialize on the Web. A social networking app is the quickest and most efficient way for us to share information to both our friends in the physical and on the internet. Recently, I reviewed a social app called Trover, a new smartphone-based social network that lets you share discoveries with  [Read More…]