Thinking about signing up with Verizon Wireless? If so, you may want to hold off a few days before inking a two-year service agreement with Big Red. Word on the Web is that Verizon is resurrecting its double data promotion for 4G LTE smartphones, which means instead of being allotted a rather snug 2GB data cap for $30/month, you'd be given room to breathe in a 4GB cap for the same monthly fee.
Last month, there were rumors that Samsung was going to unveil the successor to the hugely successful Galaxy S2 smartphone at this month’s Mobile World Congress event. But last week the South Korean electronics giant nipped all such rumors in the bud when it confirmed to our sister site TechRadar that the Galaxy S3 “will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year” and not during MWC 2012 in Barcelona. The company may have put that particular rumor to rest with its timely statement, but it’s very difficult, if not entirely impossible, to keep the rumor mill from churning out fresh rumors for too long.
Nobody in their right mind would dump their desktop or notebook PC for a smartphone, but plenty of people are willing to own both as they seek to stay connected and check email on the fly. Underscoring this point is fact that smartphone sales in 2011 skipped ahead of PC sales, and by a pretty wide margin, according to data released by Canalys.
While Apple's been busy trying to chase Samsung's Galaxy line out of the Milky Way, Android device makers have ganged up on the Cupertino outfit and experienced a spattering of success. The latest setback for Apple comes from a second German patent ruling against the company over its iCloud service that was brought about by Motorola Mobility, which is currently being acquired by Google.
Your choice of smartphone might say more about your love life (or lack thereof, as the case may be) than you think. Prone to office romances? You're probably toting an iPhone. Android users aren't as picky about where they hook up, and out of all smartphone users, they're the most likely to have a one-night stand, a new survey reveals.
AT&T and Samsung announced the Galaxy Note smartphone at AT&T's Developer Summit leading up to the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, and in just a couple of weeks, you'll be able to own one. The Galaxy Note will be available in carbon blue and ceramic white in AT&T stores beginning February 19, 2012 for $300 with a two-year service agreement, AT&T announced today.
In Soviet Russia, smartphones choose you! But in modern day Russia, users will soon be able to choose Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S Advance, a device "designed for those who define themselves by the phone they carry." By definition, then, users who tote the Galaxy S Advance will send the message that they're somewhere in between the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II.
It's really a shame that the intense competition between Apple and Samsung is marred by lawsuits and counter-suits over patent portfolios, because at the end of the day, it'd be far more entertaining to see these two attack each in ad campaigns than to let their respective lawyers smack one another with legal mumbo jumbo. Even with the distractions of multiple lawsuits, it's turning out to be a pretty tight race.
If Nokia's upcoming Lumia 900 device proves all that a bag of chocolate covered popcorn, perhaps it will give the Finnish phone maker some much needed momentum going into 2012. Nokia needs the Lumia 900 and subsequent smartphones to be successful. Sales were down 21 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter at Nokia, and its operating profit tipped into the negative side to the tune of 1.07 billion euros, or $1.4 billion.
Millions of smartphone users around the globe swear by Samsung’s Galaxy line, with the original Galaxy S and it’s dual-core successor Galaxy S II boasting combined lifetime sales of over 30 million units. Considering the fact that the S II made its international debut around nine months back and its U.S. debut as recently as late September, there does not seem to be a very strong case for a successor at this time. However, Samsung is widely expected to unveil the next phone in its flagship smartphone family in the near future, something that makes sense given the launch history of the Galaxy series.