At this point, it almost seems silly to bother with releasing a white iPhone 4 device, a strangely elusive color for Apple that, for one reason or another, hasn't yet made it to market. The earliest hint that Apple might be on the verge of releasing a white iPhone 4 was the release of a white iPad 2, seemingly suggesting that whatever issue Apple was having has now been sorted out. However, recent rumors suggest a release later this week.
AT&T recently filed a public interest statement with the FCC on its proposed T-Mobile acquisition, and in the process of doing so, comes out and says (in not so many words) that its network is ill equipped to handle Apple's iPhone, let alone the barrage of new smartphones and tablets on the horizon. Why would AT&T admit something like this? Let's have a look at the filing.
For those of you who celebrate the holiday, have a happy Easter going into the weekend. And whether you celebrate it or not, almost everyone is welcome to reduced pricing on HTC's Thunderbolt 4G smartphone for Verizon, courtesy of Amazon. The e-tailer has marked the Thunderbolt down from its usual selling price of $250 to $130, which is valid for new customers who sign a two-year service agreement. Existing customers hoping to upgrade have to fork over $200.
Brand loyalty is a funny thing. It's one of the reasons why AMD vs Intel, Nvidia vs AMD, and Windows vs Mac OS X (vs Linux) discussions tend to boil over almost from the get-go. Sometimes these discussions are inevitable, like when market research firm comScore recently posted figures showing Android destroying the competition, including Apple, in mobile market share. Were the numbers accurate? Do users really prefer Android over Apple? Business Insider set out to answer those questions and uncovered some animosity in the process.
It's amazing how far smartphone technology has come. What started off as glorified dumb phones has evolved into bona fide mini-PCs that fit into your shirt pocket, and the hardware inside improves with each new generation. The next big upgrade is dual-core processors. AT&T's Atrix 4G from Motorola has a dual-core chip, but we're still very much living in a single-core smartphone world. That will change in 2012 as more smartphone makers jump on the multi-core bandwagon, including Samsung.
As you've heard, T-Mobile has agreed to sell out to AT&T for $39 billion in cash and stocks in a deal expected to close in March 2012. That gives Sprint, the most outspoken opponent to the deal, about 11 months to convince U.S. regulators to step in and block the transaction, and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse isn't wasting any time. Speaking at an event in San Francisco, Hesse said the acquisition would pose a "serious threat" to industry innovations.
T-Mobile recently rolled out its new 'Even More' plan, a single-line unlimited plan that opens the spigot on data, calling, and text messaging. It's an $80 plan with a two-year service contract required that applies to both new and existing customers, and since it's an all-you-can-consume buffet on all three fronts, there aren't any overage charges to worry about.
T-Mobile, which some would argue sat on the success of the original G1 for a bit too long, has been building up an impressive army of capable Android devices as of late. One of the newest entries is the G2x built by LG. This spunky dual-core smartphone will be available in stores beginning April 20, 2011, but you can hop online right now and order one from T-Mobile for $200, provided you sign up for a 2-year service agreement.
After the launch of the original G1 (HTC Dream) in what seems like eons ago, there haven't been very many smartphones to get excited about if you're a T-Mobile subscriber. Things have been steadily improving as of late, and coming soon, HTC will release what it claims is one of its most advanced smartphones ever in the dual-core HTC Sensation 4G.
It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride trying to determine when exactly Samsung would drop its Galaxy S II smartphone. Last week a representative from Samsung India tweeted that the Galaxy S II was being delayed at least until June, not just in India, but around the globe. A few days later, Samsung came out and said it would launch as planned. So when is it really coming? If you live in the U.K., you'll be able to nab the Galaxy S II starting May 1, 2011.