Tag Archive: U.S.


U.S. judge says Qualcomm owes Apple nearly $1 billion in rebate payments

Qualcomm ordered to pay nearly $ 1 billion in patent royalty rebates, but a payment may not be forthcoming.

In a preliminary ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California ruled that Qualcomm owed Apple nearly $ 1 billion in rebate payments that were part of the business cooperation agreement of the two companies. Today’s ruling is unrelated to the patent fight that both companies are embroiled in, but pertains to the matter of  [Read More…]

Huawei goes on offensive, sues U.S. government over hardware sales ban

Huawei is trying to turn the tide in its fight against the U.S. government’s ban on its network equipment, which has effectively shut down the company’s sales in the country. During a press conference in Shenzhen on Thursday morning, the company announced that it is suing the U.S. government in order to attempt to overturn the ban, which was effected in August of last year as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The Act specifically names Huawei and its  [Read More…]

U.S. Cellular offers 50 percent off phones for all

Too many times when you see a promotion it is for new customers only, but with this deal from U.S. Cellular. From now until March 19 any customer current or new will have the opportunity to get a phone 50 percent off. You can even put this discount towards the newly announced Samsung Galaxy 10e.

In order to qualify for the 50 percent off promotion, current customers must be upgrade eligible and on the Unlimited Plus Plan. For new customers,  [Read More…]

Samsung’s opening three retail stores across the U.S. on February 20

They’re opening in New York, Los Angeles, and Houston.

February 20 is going to be a big day for Samsung. Not only is it holding an Unpacked event where we’re expecting to see the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Buds, but it’ll also be opening up three new retail stores across the United States.

The retail locations will give customers the opportunity to go hands-on with Samsung’s latest products, receive demos from “Samsung experts”, get  [Read More…]

Wear OS accounts for less than 12% of the U.S. smartwatch market

Apple, Samsung, and Fitbit make up 88% of all smartwatch sales.

While the smartphone market may be sitting at a standstill right now, the smartwatch market is currently growing. According to an analysis from research firm NPD, dollar sales of smartwatches in the U.S. increased by a massive 51% in November 2018 compared to November 2017 — resulting in total sales of $ 5 billion. As for unit sales, those saw an even larger 61% increase.

What’s  [Read More…]

OnePlus ranked as a top 5 high-end U.S. smartphone brand in Q4 2018

Looks like that T-Mobile partnership went pretty well.

The high-end U.S. smartphone market is incredibly tough to break into, but OnePlus apparently managed to do just that last year. According to a report from research analyst IDC, OnePlus was one of the top five high-end smartphone brands in the United States during Q4 2018.

That “high-end” distinction is for brands with phones that sell for $ 500 or more, and while that’s a big win for OnePlus,  [Read More…]

Nokia’s first phones for U.S. carriers are basic but offer great value

You can finally buy a Nokia phone through a carrier, although maybe not the ones you were hoping for.

Nokia is coming to the North American market, with three devices exclusive to three carriers launching in the coming months. Two of them, the Nokia 2V for Verizon and the Nokia 3.1 Plus for Cricket Wireless are now available, but don’t let the price fool you — there’s much more to these partnerships than just these budget entries.

  [Read More…]

How to watch the Super Bowl commercials outside the U.S.

Don’t miss out on the funniest part of the Super Bowl, watch the ads anywhere!

While millions of people will gather around TVs everywhere to watch the Super Bowl this year, there’s always something else that catches the attention of plenty of audience members; the ads.

Super Bowl ads are often huge spectacles, with big budgets and sometimes even bigger stars. Some are funny, some are cute, some are inspirational, but all of them are pretty epic.  [Read More…]

Huawei charged with fraud and obstruction by U.S. Department of Justice

Multiple counts of bank and wire fraud, obstruction of justice, and theft of trade secrets brought against the company and its CFO.

The U.S. Justice Department has announced that Huawei Telecom, the company’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, and two unnamed affiliates have been charged with bank and wire fraud in order to violate trade sanctions against the country of Iran today. In an indictment totaling 13 counts, the DoJ says that Huawei lied to banking institutions and the  [Read More…]

The best unlimited data plan in the U.S. right now

Unlimited plans are back, but which one is the best?

All four major U.S. carriers offer an unlimited data plan again. After years of hearing how they were unable to provide unlimited data to every customer and maintain the quality of service they wanted, new technology and a more competitive market means a 180-degree turnaround was in order and here we are.

We’ve previously written about how most people just don’t need unlimited data, and you should  [Read More…]