On Thursday, 7:00 p.m. EST, a press event was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. J.K. Shin, CEO of Samsung Electronics, took the stage and announced what eager ears have been waiting to hear since last year—the Galaxy S4 smartphone has arrived!
A life companion
Shin said that Samsung’s goal was to create something that "helps us get closer to what matters in life” and to experience life that can be “richer and fuller.”
He continued by saying:
"For each of us, life is a journey. What we want is a device that can join us in our journey." At this point a giant image of the Galaxy S4 was projected on the screen behind him and he referred to the new smartphone as a “life companion.” More...
By Frank Ling
As everyone knows, mobile phones aren’t just for making calls – they’ve evolved into devices that help us to do tasks such as schedule our week, remind us of events, surf the web, take photos, shop online, and of course, play games!
We've selected some of our top picks for mobile phone games and hope that you'll get as much fun out of these as we do. But we never play these games during work or school hours, right? (wink, wink)
The game Angry Birds has the distinction of being the most popular game app in history with over 500,000 downloads. It only takes a minute to learn but the game has such an assortment of fun physics-based puzzles that you can literally spend days in trying to solve some of the more challenging levels.
Gameplay is simple: slingshot various birds to crash into green pigs and other baddies. There is a selection of different types of birds for each version of Angry Birds, each one possessing a unique power. Some act as bombs, others can split up into several smaller birds, and one even blows itself up like a balloon. More...
By Frank Ling
As new models for smartphones come out every few months, the costs of owning one of these cool devices may seem out of some people’s price range and budgets. But not all is lost because you can buy a good one for just under $50, believe it or not.
If you don’t mind last year’s tech but still want to own one of Apple’s most successful products, you can pick up an iPhone 4 for the price of $49.99 with a two-year contract, and applicable data plan through Best Buy stores.
The iPhone 4 has an abundant supply of features for any potential smartphone customer. It has a great easy to use interface, is relatively speedy, fun to use, and has access to the iTunes store where tens of thousands of apps are available for downloading.
Some of the tech specs for the 8GB iPhone 4 model are its super-sharp Retina display, 3.5-inch touchscreen, 960x640 resolution, 7-14 hours of talk time, up to 300 hours of standby time, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, 8GB storage, 5-megapixel camera, LED flash, HD video, and 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor. More...
After months, even years of anticipation Verizon announced Tuesday that they will offer the iPhone 4 for its customers on February 10th. Not only does this mark the beginning of Verizon offering the iPhone, but it also marks the end of AT&T's exclusivity over the device since it first debuted in 2007. This event absolutely opens the floodgates to all sorts of discussions about the future of these two carriers, Apple, and the iPhone itself, not to mention the rest of the cell phone industry. Below Andy and Chris will conduct a point/counterpoint discussing the following subjects: What the release of the iPhone to Verizon means for AT&T, What it means for Verizon, What it means for Apple, and What it means for CDMA vs GSM iPhone. See our discussion after the jump.
That's right, 300,000 a day. Pretty impressive number, wouldn't you say? Last week, Google's VP of Engineering Andy Rubin tweeted that stat via his account (ARubin). It's safe to say that Google has definitely emerged as Apple's top competition in the smart phone industry.
This holiday season will be filled with terms like Kinect, iPad, Nook, and Windows Phone 7. This blog will focus on the latter of the four, and asks the question, "What exactly is Windows Phone 7?" More...
Here's a fun little graphic from TechCrunch.com that pits Android, Blackberry, and iPhone users against each other. Pretty funny, and not far from the truth!
For the first time in over 18 weeks, the iPhone 4 is not the number one phone in Japan. The perennial powerhouse has been dethroned by the Samsung Galaxy S. The iPhone 4 32GB had taken Japan by storm for the last few months, but now it seems that the Android based phone is trying to wiggle its way into the Japanese market. It remains to be seen if this is just a one week spike, or if the Galaxy S can stay relevant in the Japanese market, but regardless it's always interesting to take note of the battle between iPhones and Android based phones.
What do you think? Is the iPhone/Android feud old news, or do you think the war has just begun? I personally think it's the latter, but let us know how you feel in the comments section. No matter what side of this battle you might be on, whenever you want to sell your iPhone or Android phone, come visit us and we'll provide you with competitive payouts to help get you money for your next gadget!
Alright, so I slacked last week! I'll make up for it with 2 Quirkiques this week! This week we have the Motorola Flipout, an Android phone that affirms that it is indeed, hip to be square.
Looking for an Android phone but have a feature phone budget? Well come this fall, you'll be able to have your cake and eat it too, cellular-ly speaking. According to CNN.com, a number of low-budget Android phones will be released by multiple carriers including T Mobile and Sprint. Announced at the CTIA mobile technology conference earlier this month, phones like the LG Optimus and the Samsung Transform (hmm I wonder where they got the inspiration for those phone names?) will be rolling out this fall with prices ranging from $150 (after rebate) to as low as $50.
There is one catch however; although these phones are technically Android phones, not all of them will provide all of the speed or features that top flight Androids like the EVO or Droid X do. It's definitely a give and take situation, but its clear that the lines between feature phones and smart phones are starting to mesh together, which is very cool news. If you'll be in the market to pick up one of these bad boys this fall, remember to be sure to sell us your used cell phone to earn some cash for your new one. Pretty sweet, huh?
Earlier today, Barnes and Noble unveiled, at a press event, the NOOKcolor! This is world's first color ereader!... But before you get too excited, check the break for further details.
If you feel like you're on the outside looking in because you don't have an iPhone 4, a Blackberry Bold, or a Droid X, you'll be happy to hear that you actually belong to the majority of cell phone users in America.
According to a study from Forrester conducted this year, only 17 percent of cell phone users in America own a smartphone. This is true not only for the Baby Boomers, but also for the more "tech savvy" Gen X and Gen Y generations. While the Gen X'ers and the Gen Y'ers are the most likely to own a smart phone, less than 25% of each of these age groups own and use a smartphone. This means that the majority of these individuals are using "feature" phones; phones like the LG Ally or the Samsung Reclaim.