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  • Verizon leaks HTC One M8 with Windows Phone ahead of official announcement

    1 August 2014, 5:51 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    HTC is expected to announce a Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 on August 19 in New York. Unfortunately, it looks like Verizon might have spoiled any chance of that being a surprise to anyone. Pocket-lint found an image link of an HTC One M8 on…
  • You can now legally unlock your phone in the United States

    1 August 2014, 2:56 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    Our long national nightmare is over. We can finally legally unlock our smartphones in the United States. Today, President Obama will sign the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (that’s a mouthful) into law. It’s not that big of a…
  • French telecom Iliad makes an offer for T-Mobile USA

    31 July 2014, 1:25 pm by: Josh Ong

    French telecommunications company Iliad has confirmed (PDF) submission of a buyout offer to T-Mobile USA. The proposal includes $15 billion in cash ($33 per share) for a 56.6 percent stake in the company, and then $40.5 per share for the remaining 43.4…
  • Typo 2 iPhone 5s keyboard case up for pre-order at $99, now a little less like a BlackBerry

    31 July 2014, 12:29 pm by: Ben Woods

    The company behind the Typo keyboard case, which added a BlackBerry-style keyboard to your iPhone 5 or 5s, has announced the second version of the case, and this time it’s a tiny bit less like a BlackBerry. While the original could perhaps make you a more…
  • BBM for Windows Phone 8 beta is now available for anyone to download

    31 July 2014, 9:40 am by: Ben Woods

    Following a brief stint in private beta, BlackBerry has today announced that its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app is now available for all Windows Phone 8 users. The company said it has tried to pick up on Windows Phone’s own specific UI design, so…
  • Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant is coming to China, UK, Canada, India and Australia

    30 July 2014, 4:17 am by: Jon Russell

    Microsoft has announced its first update to its Windows Phone 8.1 platform, which will most notably see its Cortana digital assistant expand outside of the US for the first time. The company says that the service is being launched as a beta in China (where it…
  • Verizon confirms plan to throttle the top 5% of LTE users during peak data usage

    25 July 2014, 6:23 pm by: Roberto Baldwin

    Verizon has introduced new Network Optimization guidelines to help ease network congestion. That’s a fancy way of saying that if you’re in the top five percent of LTE data users and you have an unlimited data plan on Verizon, expect to get throttled…
  • Firefox for Android Beta update brings better customization options and new add-on APIs for devs

    25 July 2014, 5:07 am by: Ben Woods

    Mozilla has released an updated version of its Firefox for Android Beta app, which it promises will make the browser more easily customizable for end-users and more powerful for third-party developers. Announced today in a blog post, the updated app now…
  • LG bucks struggling Android trend with record shipments and highest revenue since 2010

    24 July 2014, 1:40 am by: Jon Russell

    LG is bucking the trend of struggling Android smartphone companies like Samsung and HTC, after revealing that is shipped a record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014. That’s a 20 percent increase on one year previous. The company isn’t…
  • Nokia Lumia 930 review: Finally, a flagship Lumia that feels like a phone first and a camera second

    23 July 2014, 10:51 am by: Ben Woods

    The Lumia 930 is Microsoft’s first flagship Windows Phone handset since completing its acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services division earlier this year. Nonetheless, you’ll still find 5-inch handset branded as a Nokia. Having started to trickle…

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