If Nokia thought that it might be a good idea to more forcibly attempt to earn money, that idea seems less likely now that the EU has prematurely threatened to punish the company if it becomes a patent troll.
Motorola will give one final push to its Cyber Monday sale that drops the price on the Moto X to $349 without contract. Motorola had originally intended to make the sale a one-day promotion last week but its website failed to handle user demand. The solution was to have customers register for codes at motorola.com/holiday2daysale in order to get a voucher that lowers the price. Motorola will resume delivering those codes today at 12 noon ET / 9 AM PST, and supplies are limited,. Once a code is obtained, users have 7 days to create phone on Motomaker.com to complete their orders.
The HTC DROID DNA is getting an update to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean that will include several new features from Sense 5, including a long list of user interface improvements and new features like Blinkfeed.
Verizon Wireless calls itself the nation's most reliable 4G network for a reason. Going forward, mobile data speeds and service may become more appealing because of network revamps in some markets.
Google Voice Search supports telling Google to look up information in a variety of languages, but the replies have until now been audible only in English. Voice Search has gone international and added replies in three new languages.
HTC has been trying various ways to promote its flagship phone, the HTC One, and the latest method includes footing the bill for buyers who don?t want to deal with up-front costs. Customers who visit HTC.com can apply to get an unlocked HTC One, compatible on AT&T and T-Mobile, for $0 down. Buyers with qualified credit can get the $599 phone for no money down and monthly payments of $25. More details about the financing are available at HTC.
Check-in service, friend tracker, and food or bar recommendation service Foursquare has undergone yet another redesign to better suit the iPhone.
The Google Nexus 5 will be the first smartphone to receive the Android 4.4.1 update. The KitKat variant is a small update meant to fix bugs, the biggest and most important being a series of changes to the camera app that should greatly improve the photo-taking capabilities of the Nexus 5.
Verizon plans to sell blocks of spectrum it currently holds. The airwaves are likely to have two potential suitors, AT&T and T-Mobile, according to a report quoted by the Wall Street Journal. One of those carriers may a better shot at acquiring the spectrum.
Following in the footsteps of fourth-place T-Mobile, AT&T has announced that it will increase monthly data limits and lower the price of monthly charges for customers who buy a phone without subsidies.