Tag Archive: Deal

Ice Cream Sandwich supposedly seen in short video – is it the real deal?


So here’s the story — supposedly an anonymous fellow purchased a Nexus S on eBay, and to his surprise found it running Ice Cream Sandwich.  There are quite a few visual differences, namely a new launcher style, a new “Google Apps” folder, a new notification bar, and a new lockscreen.  There’s also what looks to be a panorama feature in the camera, and the “Movie Studio” icon in the app drawer.  Everything is  [Read More…]

Microsoft reaches payment deal with Samsung over alleged patent violations


Microsoft has reached an agreement with Samsung over alleged intellectual property violations present in Samsung’s Galaxy phones and tablets. The two companies have agreed to a cross-licensing deal that will allow Samsung to use software and features in exchange for working with Windows Phone 7 and paying royalty fees for each device sold.

Samsung is the latest  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: 2750mAh Extended Battery w/ Door for HTC ThunderBolt

HTC 2750mAh Extended Battery w/ Door for Thunderbolt

The Sept. 20 Deal of the Day is a hot one for you HTC ThunderBolt owners: It’s the HTC 2750 mAh extended battery with extended battery door. It gives you almost double the juice of the stock battery, and it’s an official HTC accessory, so it’s got the name and might of the manufacturer behind it. And it’s on sale today only for  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for HTC Thunderbolt

Seidio SURFACE Case for HTC Thunderbolt

The HTC ThunderBolt has been one of Verizon’s more popular phones this year, and the Seidio SURFACE Case has been one of its more popular forms of protection. And the Sept. 1 Deal of the Day brings it to you at a deep discount. It’s just 1mm thick, made from a hard yet flexible material with Seidio’s signature soft-touch coating, and and has cutouts for all your ports and  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: Seidio CONVERT Combo case for HTC ThunderBolt

Seidio CONVERT Combo for HTC Thunderbolt

The Aug. 29 Deal of the Day brings us the Seidio CONVERT Combo Case for the HTC ThunderBolt. This thing’s a monster. It’s got four layers of protection, plus a holster, making it the ultimate accessory for your ThunderBolt. Start with a 0.1mm thick screen guard, which protects your display. Then there’s the Seidio Innocase II surface case that protects the phone with a hard yet flexible design. On top  [Read More…]

Deal of the Day: OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Droid Charge

OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Droid Charge

When you think major protection for any smartphone, you think OtterBox. And the Aug. 26 Deal of the Day is the OtterBox Defender Series Case for the Samsung Droid Charge. It’s got three layers of protection — a thermal formed protective clear membrane, a high-impact polycarbonate shell, and a high-quality silicone skin. If that sounds impressive, it’s because it is. And you still have full access  [Read More…]

Apple Has Nothing To Fear From Google-Motorola Deal [Analyst]

Now that Google has itself a handset maker and a passel of patents, the Android creator is likely to come gunnin’ for Apple, right? Wrong, say a number of Wall Street analysts, who expect little negative fall-out for the iPhone maker. If anything, the acquisition threatens the chances of any mobile success story outside of the Apple-Android duopoly.

Long-time Apple watcher Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says the deal cements the  [Read More…]

Moto Deal Won’t Keep Google Out of Court

Now that Google owns a handset maker, will the $ 12.5 billion deal end Motorola’s patent-infringement complaints against Apple? Not likely, says the Android creator.

“Those lawsuits will continue and will be managed by Motorola as they are now…” Google’s Legal Chief David C. Drummond told reporters. Although he wouldn’t say more about the lawsuits, the Google executive must receive comfort from owning nearly 25,000 patents. The new cache of intellectual  [Read More…]

HTC to Apple: Let’s Make a (Patent) Deal

Can we talk? That’s the message coming from executives at Android-handset maker to Apple. HTC’s finance chief wants to “sit down” with the Cupertino, Calif. tech giant flush from a patent win that could be costly for companies touting Google’s mobile operating system.


“We have to sit down and figure it out,” HTC CFO Winston Yung tells Bloomberg. Apple recently won a patent dispute against HTC when the ITC found  [Read More…]

Facebook And Google Looking At A Potential Deal With Skype

An interesting little tidbit coming out of Reuters just now, with reports that both Facebook and Google are contemplating deals with online communication firm, Skype.


Citing their own sources, Reuters believes Facebook is considering a buyout as well as a join-venture deal with Skype after the Luxembourg outfit delayed  [Read More…]