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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.

Android ICS already offers more than what is coming in iOS 6

Apple revealed iOS 6 yesterday and it looks like Apple’s days of blowing people away with new features and functions has cooled now that solid platforms like Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows Phone exist.

WWDC predictions, Lumia 900, Toshiba Excite 7.7 (MobileTechRoundup show #271)

In less than two hours we will hear what Apple has to say about iOS and Mac OS, but while you are waiting you can listen to MobileTechRoundup show #271 to hear what Kevin and I think will be revealed today

Thoughts on Windows Phone, smartphones over tablets, and more (Phones Show Chat podcast #141)

I always enjoy chatting with other smartphone enthusiasts and had the pleasure to chat with Steve and Tim this week on Phones Show Chat #141.

Share your meal memories with others via Evernote Food for Android

Evernote continues to roll out their application suite across multiple platforms and today we see the launch of Evernote Food for Android.

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.

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