The HTC Butterfly S, the follow-up to the phone known as the DROID DNA in the United States, has been announced as an updated version of the phone that brings some of the best of the HTC One to a new device. More
NVIDIA Tegra has been unable to unseat the Qualcomm Snapdragon juggernaut, but NVIDIA has announced plans to find its way onto more mobile devices by licensing its GPU technology and allowing more manufacturers to employ advanced graphics on non-Tegra SOC's. More
DISH Network CEO Charlie Ergen has made it clear that his company badly wants to break into the wireless industry and use up its stockpile of spectrum, but the satellite TV provider won't seek Sprint as its entry point to becoming a cellular provider. More
Verizon Wireless will soon release a new DROID smartphone, though details about the manufacturer and specifications have yet to be released. The only reason we know that the phone is arriving soon is because the carrier has reactivated its DroidLanding Twitter account, which it only does in the weeks leading up to a new device launch. While it may be enticing to believe this might be related to the already confirmed HTC One or the fabled Moto X, I'm inclined to believe that this is something entirely different that hasn't been seen before. Whatever the phone may be, expect Verizon to shed more light on the phone soon. Listen out for the DROOOIIIIDDD sound effect. UPDATE: Actually, it's just a game
source: Twitter (DroidLanding), via: Phandroid
AT&T Mobility stores will begin selling the BlackBerry Q10 on June 21. The QWERTY-enabled BB10 phone will cost $199.99 when purchased on a two-year agreement, and it will also be eligible for AT&T's trade-in program for customers who wish to exchange their existing phone for a discount of at least $100. MobileBurn.com has reviewed the BlackBerry Q10 and found that while users make compromises on the screen and app choices, physical keyboard enthusiasts will be pleased by the touch keyboard and strong battery life. Interested customers can read our review and then get purchasing information on the BlackBerry Q10 from AT&T.
Search engine Blekko has released new versions of Izik, a mobile-friendly search engine designed to introduce results that are more visual and built specifically for smartphones. Previously available tablets, Izik is now available for category-based search on Android and Apple iOS smartphones. More
Huawei is once again attempting to lay claim to having the world's thinnest smartphone with today's announcement of the Huawei Ascend P6, an Android 4.2 device that measures only 6.18mm and weighs 120g. More
The Sony Xperia Z debuted months ago in Europe and Asia, and the waterproof Android smartphone will finally arrive at a U.S. carrier in the coming weeks. T-Mobile today confirmed that it will support the Xperia Z, and the phone will be compatible with its upcoming 4G LTE network. More
Sprint has filed a lawsuit against DISH Network and Clearwire, seeking to prevent Clearwire from accepting an offer from DISH that would change the management structure of the company and end Sprint's hope of acquiring the struggling carrier. More
Most Windows Phone users probably haven't noticed, but Bing voice search and speech-to-text have become faster and more accurate in recent weeks thanks to an improved version of Microsoft's voice technology that is appearing on phones now. More
Since February, Skype has supported customers leaving video messages that contacts can view on their smartphone, tablet, or desktop. The beta period has ended and Skype Video Messages now supports Mac OS, Windows, and all major mobile platforms - except Windows Phone. More
While Sprint has been making headlines for its love rectangle with Clearwire, Dish, and SoftBank, the carrier is finally making news for something positive by announcing a new round of LTE expansion in various parts of the U.S. More
Instagram, the Android and Apple iOS photo sharing app owned by Facebok, will soon become Instagram, the photo and video sharing app, according to new reports. TechCrunch cites an unnamed source that says Facebook's June 20 event is to unveil a new video option for Instagram. The app would follow the path of Tout, Vine, and Viddy by uploading short videos ranging from 5 to 10 seconds. Though this is just an unconfirmed rumor with practically no details, one would assume that, if true, Instagram would support filters on the video. The addition of video would be a dramatic shift from the mobile photography niche that Instagram has cultivated.
Apple has issued a statement on its "Commitment to customer privacy" in light of recent reports that it and other companies like Facebook and Google have granted the NSA direct access to user data.
During Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a curious three-minute commercial announcing the upcoming release of rap artist Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail featured Samsung's "The Next Big Thing" tagline. So what's the connection between Jay-Z and Samsung? The Magna Carta Holy Grail. More