Tag Archive: Phones

Sony Ericsson announces the Xperia Ray for the US; unlocked phones available for $425

Xperia Ray

Sony Ericsson has just announced that the Xperia Ray (see our hands-on) will now be available for US customers as unlocked, contract-free devices.  Checking in at $ 425, it’s quite a nice package — 3.3-inch screen, 8.1MP camera (Alex says the new S.E. camera’s are top notch), front facing camera for video chat, 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 512MB RAM, and all wrapped up in a stylish aluminum body.  Not the highest specs we’ve  [Read More…]

AT&T’s best phones: The iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4

Somewhere, a Windows Phone is weeping. But right now we’re going to take a look at the top Android smartphone and the top … other … smartphone on AT&T — the Samsung Galaxy S II and the iPhone 4. Yeah, WP7 has pretty much secured the No. 3 spot, but, frankly, we feel it needs another cycle or two to really work out the kinks.

So  [Read More…]

Cricket goes national, new phones in Best Buy stores on Sept .25

Samsung Vitality

Cricket Communications is going national, with its Muve Music phones hitting 1,300 Best Buy stores. And they’re kicking things off on Sept. 25 with the Samsung Vitality (that’s it above) and the ZTE Score. The Vitality (be sure to check out our hands-on) runs $ 199, and the Score $ 129. The lineup will also expand to select Walmart and Dollar General stores, and from HSN.

The smartphones can take advantage  [Read More…]

comScore: Nearly 1 in 4 European Smart Phones Run Android

A new comScore report is out today which breaks down the smart phone landscape as it pertains to five European countries.  Their findings were that Android has grown to the tune of 16.2% year-over-year and now sits as the second most popular mobile platform.  Nokia’s Symbian platform still owns the top spot, however the market share has dipped 16.1% as compared to the same time frame last  [Read More…]

One click root for Motorola Droid Bionic and other Moto phones running Android 2.3.4

Droid root

Just picked up your Motorola Droid Bionic, eh?  After you’ve got it charged and ready to roll, for many the next step will be to root it and strip out the loads of carrier bloat Verizon so kindly supplies.  That will be a simple affair thanks to Pete Souza and his one-click Motorola Root Tools. The Bionic and any other Motorola phone running the 2.3.4 version of Gingerbread (like the Droid  [Read More…]

INQ brings its Facebook widgets to more phones [App Reviews]


INQ earned some attention when it announced the Facebook-centric Cloud Touch phone in February. The device, while not high-powered, was potentially appealing to young consumers who spent a great deal of time on The Facebook.

Anyone who spends a great deal of time on Facebook can now see at least some elements of the INQ interface, as  [Read More…]

Release the Droid Bionic dummy phones!

Droid Bionic dummy phones

So it’s got that going for it, which is nice. Is it Sept. 8 yet?

RadioShack Offering All T-Mobile Android Phones for FREE (Limited Time)

RadioShack is now offering all of their T-Mobile postpaid handset for free as part of a thinly veiled attempt to disguise their soon-to-be-terminated relationship with the carrier. They are calling a “back to school” deal but we know what it is. Either way, there are some serious bargains to be had if you are considering a T-Mobile smart phone.

Beginning today and running through September 14th, RadioShack is offering  [Read More…]

40% of U.S. phones are smartphones. 40% of smartphones are Android [Nielsen]

In 2010, 3 out of 10 phones used in the United States were smartphones. That percent has since risen to 4 out of 10 according to new data from Nielsen.

The vast majority of phones used in the U.S. are feature phones for a combination of reasons. Carriers attract customers with free or cheap phones, many people cannot afford a smartphone, and a large  [Read More…]