Hardly any of the people who have ventured into T-Mobile to take advantage of its BlackBerry trade-in promotion have chosen to remain in the BlackBerry camp, despite higher values for choosing a BB10 phone.
A day after a screenshot emerged of Cortana, the voice assistant that will offer a Siri and Google Now-like search option for Windows Phone, a brief hands-on video of the device has appeared online.
The latest statistics from Google show that Android 4.4 KitKat is still a very small portion of active devices. KitKat notches only only 2.5 percent, up from the 1.8 percent reported last month and likely to increase next month with the release of new KitKat updates and phones from HTC and Samsung. In the meantime, the leading platform versions remain Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (35.3 percent), Android 4.2 JB (17.1), Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (15.2), Android 4.3 JB (9.6), and Android 2.2 Froyo (1.2).
Thursday will see the debut of the LG G Pad 8.3 Android tablet as 4G LTE device in the US. Previously seen as a Wi-Fi capable device, the G Pad 8.3 will launch on Verizon Wireless's LTE network beginning March 6. Initially, the tablet will cost only $99 on a two year contract, but that price will double to $199 beginning March 10.
Though a vocal contingent of BlackBerry customers were peeved by T-Mobile US's targeted promotion encouraging them to switch to an iPhone, customers were overall less opposed to trading in their current BlackBerry for a new phone according to tweets from T-Mobile head marketer.
Screening calls on a mobile phone allows device owners to wait until a message is left, listen to a voice mail, and then decide to call back. However, there's a possibility that we might someday be able to screen calls the old fashion way and listen as they are recorded.
Verizon Wireless today announced a rebranding and shift of its prepaid option, now know as ALLSET Plans. The plans provide unlimited calling and texting on a basic phone or $45 on a smartphone, and total costs are affected by data choices.
Google and Samsung joined Huawei and ZTE in asking that Chinese regulators set conditions that might ensure patent licensing agreements remain in tact following the sale of Nokia's handset division to Microsoft.
One of the marquee features from Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 is the rumored voice search assistant, Cortana, which is expected to have some the context-aware features that make Google Now so attractive.
Apple today announced that iOS in the Car, the platform that links smartphones and in-car infotainment system, is now CarPlay. The company also revealed that several automobiles will launch with the system later this year.