Tag Archive: Smartphones

Samsung’s New NX300 Camera Plays Nice With Smartphones [CES]

As Samsung improves its cellphones by adding proper cameras, so it is tweaking its cameras to make them more like pocket computers. The new mirrorless flagship NX300 adds better Wi-Fi connectivity and a massive 3.3-inch, 768,000-dot 16:9 touchscreen.

The camera is also improved over the NX210. It has a 20MP APS-C sensor, hybrid AF (which adds the way-faster phase-detection autofocus found in SLRs to the existing slow-but-accurate contrast-detection AF), and a new processor capable  [Read More…]

1 In 2 U.S. Smartphones Are Now iPhones [Report]

Who’s winning in the United States: Android or Apple? If you’ve been watching AAPL’s shares, you might think Google’s mopping the floor with Apple, but you’d be wrong. According to new data, Apple now commands 53.3% of the U.S. smartphone market.

The numbers come from 12-week sales numbers from tracking firm Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, who have found that Apple is at its highest ever level of smartphone sales penetration. One  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Plans To Stop Subsidizing Smartphones And End Long-Term Contracts

T-Mobile recently announced that they’ve reached an agreement with Apple to start selling the iPhone in 2013. Coming on the heels of their iPhone announcement, T-Mobile says they plan to stop subsidizing smartphones in 2013 to give customers more freedom.

All four of the major U.S. carriers offer smartphones at a subsidized price, giving subscribers a discount in exchange for tying them to a two-year contract. The contract helps the carriers  [Read More…]

iPhone 5 Makes Other Smartphones Look Like Your Lard Ass Uncle [First Impressions]

Everybody has been totally nerdgasming all over themselves this morning about the thinness of the iPhone 5. It’s been kind of annoying to be honest, but then once you actually get to caress its skinny little body, you realize no one isoverreacting.

The iPhone 5 has a serious eating disorder, and it’s freaking beautiful.The iPhone 5 isn’t supermodel thin, it’s subatomic thin. Like, this iPhone 5 is so crazy gaunt that  [Read More…]

iPhone 5 May Not Have A Quad-Core CPU, But Its One Of The Fastest Smartphones Money Can Buy

That’s a fast smartphone.

When Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 last week, the company promised that its custom A6 chip deliver performance twice as fast as its predecessor, the iPhone 4S. But according to the handset’s first benchmarks, this isn’tjustthe fastest iPhone yet it’s also one of the most powerful smartphones money can buy.

According to the Geekbench 2 benchmarks from PrimateLabs, the iPhone 5, running iOS 6 with its new  [Read More…]

AT&T CEO: Data-Only Plans for Smartphones Are Inevitable

It wasnt too long ago that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson was complaining about his poor choice of offering unlimited data and saying thatApples iMessage was causing him loss of sleepat night. Now the CEO feels that regardless of what AT&T (cough… Stephenson) wants, the company might have to start offering data-only smartphone plans in the distant future to compete with other cellular providers in coming years. Services such as Apples FaceTime and iMessage, as well  [Read More…]

Smartphones & Tablets Will Outnumber Humans By The End Of The Year

The world is mad for smartphones. Everyone wants the latest and greatest smartphone that blows their mind with its ability to tell you where your friends are at, what theyre eating, their opinions on Rick Santorums sweatervests, and their favorite cat videos. But phones become outdated so quickly that we quickly toss out last years trend and pickup the next great mobile device more frequently than we change our cars  [Read More…]

iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Top Selling Smartphones of Q3

Apple’s previous two generations of the iPhone (the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS) were gigantic sellers during the third quarter of 2011 in the United States according to the latest research presented by the NPD Group. NPD Group finds that Apple benefited greatly from the overall growth of the domestic smartphone market . The share of U.S. mobile handset sales that were smartphones hit 59 percent in the third quarter of 2011, which represents an  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Turns Data on For Smartphones Without Plans, Users Hit With Huge Data Charges

Earlier this year T-Mobile announced they would be shifting all Smartphone users to a Pay-Per-Use data payment plan whether they wanted to or not. They would notify users by email or their September bill. The feature cannot be disabled through the device or via My T-Mobile. Infuriating yes. Legal probably. Still going on? Sadly, yes. MMi reader Eric Willden recently fell victim to T-Mobiles underhanded tactics. Three of the five smartphones associated with Willdens T-Mobile  [Read More…]