Tag Archive: Phone


PHOOZY: Sleeve protects your phone from extreme heat, freezing cold

Earthly heat & cold are no match for this space-grade floating smartphone capsule.

Looking for a rugged phone? Here are five models you can buy right now

These days almost everyone uses a smartphone – either for leisure or for work – but there are some people who need their phone to work even in extreme environments. These folks might have a demanding job or lifestyle with constant exposure to environmental hazards. So for them – a rugged smartphone might be the […]

Cricket vs. Straight Talk: Which has the better prepaid phone plan?

See how Cricket and Straight Talk measure up against each other.

Cricket and Straight Talk have a few things in common. Both operate on AT&T’s network (although Straight Talk also operates on Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks) and each do unlimited plans differently than any other pre-paid carrier.

Cricket offers a cheap unlimited plan but caps your network speeds at 8 Mbps or 3 Mbps (depending on the plan), and Straight Talk requires you to buy a phone through  [Read More…]

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Best overall BlackBerry KEYone

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BlackBerry is legendary when it comes to mobile device management and security, and follows that trend when using Android to power its phones. With the KEYone, you also get the keyboard experience that only BlackBerry can offer. The KEYone is a great way to enjoy Android for people who still want a physical keyboard on their phone, and peace of mind that knowing  [Read More…]

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Best Overall Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Forget last year’s missteps — the Samsung Galaxy Note line is back in style. This year’s Note takes everything we loved about the Galaxy S8 Plus and adds even more display real estate, an impressive new dual-camera rig, boasting  [Read More…]

Grab Aukey’s cell phone tripod for $8 to become a better mobile photographer

It’s time to take your photography game to the next level, and this inexpensive accessory can help!

Smartphone cameras have become significantly better over the past few years, and people like to push them to their limits. A great way to really take advantage of how far they’ve come is by using a tripod to take your skills to the next level. We know, people don’t want to lug around a full-sized tripod to “get the shot”, but what  [Read More…]

HTC’s first phone with 18:9 aspect ratio, bezel-less display coming in November

What’s the biggest trend in smartphone design this year? That’s an easy one – bezel-less displays, of course. Just look around and you’ll see what we mean. Companies like Samsung, LG, Xiaomi or Essential have turned the bezel-less display into a standard for flagship phones. But not all Android OEMs have joined the party – […]

Google expected to buy HTC phone division, trading halted ahead of news

HTC will be making a major announcement in the coming days.

Taiwanese media reported earlier this month that HTC was in the “final stage of negotiation with Google” for selling off its smartphone business, and it looks like things are coming to a head. Bloomberg says that HTC will halt trading its shares tomorrow “pending a major announcement,” which will be Google’s purchase of HTC’s phone business.

From the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE):

TWSE announced trading  [Read More…]

Project Fi gets its first Android One phone; Moto X4 available for $399

Google today confirmed that it will begin offering the Motorola Moto X4 as part of its Project Fi-ready smartphones. Moreover, it also formally introduces the Android One initiative to the United States. Available in Super Black and Sterling Blue color options, the Android One Moto X4 is available for $ 399. Interested parties can begin placing […]

You can now finally use the Essential Phone on Verizon

One of the contributing factors that delayed the launch of the Essential Phone was certification from the carriers. Andy Rubin didn’t mention specifically which one, but when the Essential Phone finally shipped without support for Verizon it was pretty obvious where they delay was. Verizon has a much more extensive certification process for the phones […]