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Blog Profile / Smartphones and Cellphones


URL :http://blogs.zdnet.com/cell-phones
Filed Under:Technology / Mobile
Posts on Regator:677
Posts / Week:2.5
Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Windows Phone to pass iOS by 2016, Android at 53%

I am not a fan of long term predictions in the mobile space, it just moves too fast, and while I would like to see stats like IDC predicts I will have to see it to believe it.

Enjoy your HTC One content on the big screen with the Media Link HD (review)

HTC released the HTC Media Link HD device to help you share your content from your phone with family and friends. It is a great way to enjoy movies, music, photos, and your device software to the big screen.

Google announces full offline mapping mode for Android smartphones

Google is finally taking a major step forward with Google Maps for mobile by providing full offline map usage with no data connection required.

Nokia issues update for Lumia 900 that fixes purple hue backlight issue

With two updates already released for the Nokia Lumia 900, they are showing they are committed to making the experience for consumers a good one.

Microsoft should purchase Nokia, model Apple's iPhone strategy

Windows Phone is slowly growing, but it seems like more can be done to help it succeed since it is a compelling operating system. In discussions with a couple others, we concluded that Nokia should be the only Windows Phone manufacturer.

Windows Phone Wednesday; 100,000 apps published to the Marketplace

Microsoft has now passed the 100,000 apps published mark, second in time to reach this only to Apple iOS. It’s quite a feat for a platform that still can’t get much traction in the smartphone world.

Slacker Radio announces Roku and Xbox 360 support

Slacker Radio is one of the best streaming music services and recently announced support for Roku devices and the Xbox 360. It is one of the best multi-platform solutions with an excellent music selection.

Nokia Maps for Lumia Windows Phones updated to version 2.0

Nokia continues to differentiate and optimize the Lumia devices so that they are clearly the Windows Phone brand to purchase at this time. Nokia Maps gets a nice update to improve the functionality.

The Dark Knight Rises on the Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia does a good job of tying in movies to their devices and Lumia owners can now get some exclusive new Batman content for free.

T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon announce Samsung Galaxy S III availability

T-Mobile and Verizon are the first two major US carriers to announce the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III and it is great to see the form factor being maintained rather than changed like often happens when these devices come to the US.

MOTOACTV update, ICS for SGS II, Flipboard for Android, and HTC clearance (MobileTechRoundup show #270)

Motorola continues to update the MOTOACTV device, turning it into an even better smart watch. There are updates coming soon for Galaxy S II owners and Flipboard can be downloaded now for Android owners.

AT&T slashing international roaming data rates, but Tru SIM is still better option

AT&T is cutting their international data roaming rates to compete with Verizon while Sprint and T-Mobile should probably never be used for data when outside the United States.

Flipboard for Android now available, you don't need a Samsung Galaxy S III

Flipboard has changed the way I consume feeds on my iPad and now it is available for Android owners as well.

HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE clear Customs, still no official Sprint launch date

The two latest HTC Android devices are now shipping through Customs and should be arriving at stores soon. Pre-orders arrived for Sprint customers, but an updated in-store launch date has not been announced.

Evernote helps Android users remember new people with Hello app

I believe our smartphones should work for us and enhance our lives so when I see apps like Hello I get excited about what developers can do to make this a reality. If you have trouble remembering people you meet, then install this free application now.

Consuming thoughts of a smartphone addict; do I accept or refuse delivery of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE?

I wish it was easier to make choices about smartphones and carriers, but it seems no one can get it done just perfectly for me so I hold many internal debates in my head as I try to figure out what is best for me.

RunKeeper drops Windows Phone support, use Sports Tracker instead

RunKeeper is a popular fitness tracking GPS application, but recently dropped support for Windows Phone. Thankfully, a better application that works on nearly all mobile platforms can be found in Sports Tracker.

Google launches new Search app for iPhone, Google+ is fantastic too

Google creates some excellent applications for iOS and two recent updates that you should download include Google Search and Google+ for the iPhone.

Nokia changes date and scale of Nokia World

Nokia announced they are changing the focus of Nokia World this year and targeting their operator and retail partners with other smaller events being planned for other audiences.

Consumer Reports recommends Nokia Lumia 900 for dads and grads

I am a bit fickle with my smartphones and tend to switch between phones and carriers quite a bit. I wrote that I picked up my own white Nokia Lumia 900 a couple weeks ago and then last Friday I returned it because I already had Verizon and T-Mobile and just ordered the Sprint HTC [...]

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