Tag Archive: Smartphone


What I’m using: LD West smartphone holster

My phones don’t fit in my pockets.

I’m not talking about an Galaxy S7 Edge or a Nexus 6P, either. My HTC 10 does not fit comfortably in my front pockets. My Nexus 5X does not fit comfortably in my front pockets. And when I go look for other jeans, short of baggy cargo pants or a few jumpsuits, they don’t fit well in those pockets either. And that’s a problem,  [Read More…]

Manufacturers should have anticipated the smartphone plateau

Android has had quite the journey. It’s good to reflect sometimes, and it’s crazy thinking that the first official Android smartphone, the HTC Dream, launched almost eight years ago. Eight. Years. I personally joined the Android bandwagon with the HTC Evo 4G in 2010, and I remember the space being so exciting those days. There

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA release their cheapest smartphone yet

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA are launching a budget Android smartphone on Sprint’s network for only $ 70, called the Alcatel Dawn. So far this is the cheapest Android phone for 2016. Alcatel Dawn Features Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS 4.5-inch TFT touchscreen display 5MP rear-facing camera 3G/4G LTE 8GB ROM/1GB RAM1 Mexico roaming capable2 1,780mAh battery

How to simplify and standardize your Android smartphone with the Google Now Launcher app

  There’s a good percentage of you readers who know the exact differences between Android devices from different manufacturers. For those of you who are enthusiasts, this article probably isn’t for you, because you already know what I am going to discuss when it comes to changing the look and feel of your Android device.

Trade in your smartphone at Verizon and get up to $300 towards a new device

A few month’s ago Verizon rolled out its national trade-in event where new or existing customers could trade in their existing smartphones for credit towards a new device. Verizon just announced that the national trade-in event is back, so if you missed your chance to upgrade, you can get in on the deal today. Phones

Smartphone nerds, it’s time to start getting excited about Huawei

Huawei is serious about Western markets, and its phones are about to get really good thanks to completely overhauled software. All of this could add up to the once obscure Chinese firm being Samsung’s major European rival in 2017.

In one fell swoop, Huawei is about to address one of the biggest longstanding weaknesses in its Android phones. As reported this past week, Huawei soon will unveil a major new version of its EMUI software, with  [Read More…]

Amazon and Blu Products partner for $50 R1 HD unlocked smartphone

Amazon and Blu Products on Wednesday announced a new unlocked Android smartphone. Dubbed the R1 HD, it will be offered through Amazon for a mere $ 50 for Prime customers. Say what? As it already does with the Kindle and Fire brands of its ereaders and tablets, Amazon will discount the cost of the R1 HD

Samsung is giving new Galaxy smartphone owners a $20 voucher for using Samsung Pay

Samsung is rolling out a promotion where it is offering a $ 20 voucher — redeemable on Samsung’s website — to those those making their first purchase using Samsung Pay. Those that have bought the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S6 active, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7 active or the Galaxy Note 5 on or before June 22 are eligible for the promotion.

To avail the offer, you’ll need to add a qualifying  [Read More…]

India’s $4 smartphone will start shipping later this week

Earlier this year, India’s Ringing Bells caused quite a stir when it announced that it would be coming out with a smartphone for the equivalent of $ 4 (₹251). After allegations of fraud, which led to an investigation by the government, the company is finally ready to ship the handset. Ringing Bells founder and CEO Mohit Goel has announced that over 200,000 units of the Freedom 251 will start going out to pre-ordered customers from June 30.

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10 of the best unlocked Android smartphone and Android Wear deals from Amazon (June 24th)

The days where we walk into a carrier store to purchase a subsidized smartphone are fading. This trend, bundled with the aggressive prices that we’re beginning to see in unlocked phones, makes purchasing a phone full price a more viable option. Carriers will tell you that you are getting a discount when you sign up