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|Archived Since:||August 9, 2009|
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 has changed the way I consume feeds on my iPad and now it is available for Android owners as well.
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.
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.
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 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 creates some excellent applications for iOS and two recent updates that you should download include Google Search and Google+ for the iPhone.
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.
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 [...]
As a guy who uses a LOT of mobile devices, I have been asking for shared data (just like minutes) for years. However, now that carriers are getting ready to roll these out I have changed my mind and am satisfied with the current plan structures.
Kevin and I talk a lot about our personal choices and in this week’s show you will hear about a few moves I made in regards to my smartphones and many other mobile musings.
I win the popular vote, but can’t seem to win the argument as I continue to support the Windows Phone platform in ZDNet Great Debates. I’m sticking with Windows Phone for the long haul though.
There are still people, like me, that have unlimited data on Verizon, but we now hear that this service will be killed off to transition people to a shared data plan sometime this year.
The lawsuits in the mobile space are plentiful and it looks like this one from Apple against HTC has some real teeth to it as HTC’s newest devices are being held up in Customs for an indefinite period of time.
LinkedIn is finally now available for Windows Phone and it looks great.