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HERE for iOS launches as native app with free offline GPS navigation functionality

Many people use their phones for GPS navigation in their car, on public transit, and when walking around town. Nokia's HERE for iOS is available now for free with worldwide map support....

Like fine wine, BlackBerry Passport gets better with age

After using the BlackBerry Passport for five months, Matthew is more impressed with it than with any other phone in his collection....

HTC UH OH Protection offers replacement for damage or carrier switching, $100 if you are careful

HTC will soon be launching the HTC One M9 and US customers will be eligible for worry-free protection for the first 12 months. There is even a benefit if you don't break your phone....

HTC One M9 review: Iconic metal dual tone design with focus on personalization

HTC One devices are easily distinguishable from other smartphones, which is a bit unique in our black slab world. Matthew spent another week with the One M9 and gives it an almost perfect 10....

Top 5 hottest smartphones this summer

There are tons of smartphones available from your carrier, but I think there are 5 that stand out from the crowd this summer. Which is your favorite?

Audible launches on Windows Phone, just in time for summer travel

The WP Marketplace surpassed the 100,000 app mark and more popular apps seem to appear daily. Today we see that the long awaited Audible app is now available to download and enjoy.

Eight new platform announcements for Windows Phone 8

Joe Belfiore revealed eight new platform features for Windows Phone 8 today with many more end user features remaining to be announced. Existing WP 7.5 owners will get the improved Start screen experience too.

Windows Phone 8 Wallet hub beats Apple's iOS 6 Passbook

Microsoft just revealed several new features in Windows Phone 8 and one of the most impressive to me is the upcoming Wallet hub that looks to easily beat the iOS 6 Passbook that Apple just announced.

You don't need NFC in your phone to pay for things without a wallet

NFC is a slick technology for mobile payments, but too often carriers block access. QR code payment systems are easier to use on a number of mobile platforms today.

Rock, talk, and charge with the Braven 650 (review)

With more and more smartphone use, there is a need for external speakers that provide audio output and speakerphone functionality. In addition, you can use it to charge up your smartphone.

Nokia 808 PureView coming to US through Amazon for $699

The Nokia 808 PureView is an amazing piece of camera phone technology and for serious Nokia fans in the USA you will be able to soon purchase it for $699.

Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE; design by committee on a non-existent network (review)

The Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE is an interesting device with some nice design elements for a high speed data network that isn’t yet around. It is a nice EVO device, but with the Samsung Galaxy S III around the corner I am not sure that is enough any more.

WWDC announcements, Verizon shared plans, EVO 4G LTE (MobileTechRoundup show #272)

Apple revealed new Mac hardware and iOS 6 last week so we talked about these announcements on MoTR #272. We also covered the bad Nokia news, HTC EVO 4G LTE, Kobo Vox, and more.

Nokia prepared to sell patents, maybe Apple should buy and save on lawyer fees

Nokia’s CFO, Timo Ihamuotila, stated that Nokia is prepared to sell some of its patent portfolio if the price is right. With Nokia struggling to find its way in the mobile space, maybe Apple should buy them with its cash.

The mobile space is hot, so what is wrong with Nokia and RIM?

Apple continues to set profit records and Google is activating over 900,000 Android devices daily so why are we having to talk about the possible end of Nokia and RIM?

Nokia announces leadership changes, possible cuts of up to 10,000 jobs

It’s always sad to hear companies cutting back on employees, especially in this particularly challenging economic time. Then again, Nokia has to do something to turn around their financials.

My Xbox Live comes to Android, updated for iOS

Microsoft released My Xbox Live for Android today so you can now manage your Xbox Live profile and perform other functions on the go.

Windows Phone Wednesday: Final Fantasy appears as first Xbox Live RPG

Final Fantasy has quite a following and this week we see the game launched as the first Xbox Live RPG. Final Fantasy brings back memories from the late 80s and early 90s.

Verizon's new Share Everything plans; setting the bar for family plans

I expected that carriers would not be giving anything away with shared data plans, but have to admit I am a bit disappointed that convenience comes at such a high price on Verizon.

Verizon's new Share Everything plans; convenience comes at a high price for individuals

I expected that carriers would not be giving anything away with shared data plans, but have to admit I am a bit disappointed that convenience comes at such a high price on Verizon.

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