Posts Tagged ‘Smartphones’
  • Question of the Day: Should Motorola and Sony Ericsson merge?
    by Mike
    Posted December 21st, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    Mergers are one of the capitalist societies greatest assets. Some companies just need help. 'Nough said. Think of two tech companies that you feel would most benefit from a merger. Don't think of you're typical successful giant overtaking a small startup. Instead, focus on mergers that would equally benefit both companies. If you're thinking like WSJ's Sanford Bernstein, the two top candidates for a merger if there were to be one would be Motorola and Sony Ericsson. Just think, both c...
  • GSM Droid (Milestone) coming to US retailers. Thick, hard as steel string attached…
    by Mike
    Posted December 11th, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    The Droid is the current "must have" Android gadget. It's sleek, powerful, and pretty darn good all around. US users however are limited to one carrier at the moment -- Verizon. Much like some people won't switch to AT&T; for the iPhone, there are many who feel the same about Big Red. Hey, whatever floats your boat folks. The tale across the big blue pond is slightly different however as GSM is much more prevalent than the ugly step child (aka CDMA). Yesterday the Motorola Milestone (Europe...
  • Nokia also closing New York and Chicago stores.
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    It's might sad to see a once great tech giant falter and begin to fail. As they travel along their downward spiral of a decent, you start remembering all of the fond memories of years past. Such a reminiscing period will soon fall upon New York and Chicago residents who currently flock to Nokia flagship stores on a regular basis. The blood letting (read: extreme profit losses) that is killing Nokia within claimed it's first store a couple of days ago. Tonight we learn of two more stores goin...
  • HTC Hero II to include slide-out qwerty, Snapdragon absent.
    by Mike
    Posted December 5th, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    Thought that the mere news of a second generation HTC Hero coming at MWC was the only Hero 2 news you'd get today? Think again. The code below is just a smidgen of the mountain of code that comprises the HTC Espresso's firmware. Even if you don't know any type of code language, you can piece through the wording below and see that the next gen Hero will feature a slide out qwerty keyboard. The only disappointing thing is that the other specs we can see, such as screen resolution and processor...
  • Droid passes 800,000 mark, sets 1,000,000 milestone in it’s sights?
    by Mike
    Posted November 30th, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    Could the Droid really be nearing the 1,000,000 unit mark? If data collected by RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue is to believed, the answer to that question is a resounding yet subdued "yes". In the age of the multi-million selling iPhone, hitting the 7-digit sales mark doesn't quite hold the significance or weight that it used to. Mind you, it's still no small feat. While the latest iPhone 3GS sold over 1 million units in a weekend, you have to remember that it was available in multiple...
  • Does the Motorola Motus show Moto returning to their “Razr Rut”? 2-4 years of Cliq/Droid/Motus-like copies ahead?
    by Mike
    Posted November 20th, 2009 at 8:18 am
    It's been two weeks now since the Droid was released. A week ago I gave my impressions after several days with the device. While the Droid had a form factor similar to the Cliq -- a more teenage/younger generation target audience -- the overall improvements in internals and external hardware as well as more advanced software pegged the Droid higher up on the food chain. So two big phones for Motorola after years of epic failure after epic failure. And now, a third device from Motorola has ...
  • From the company squandering away because of the lack of worthwhile apps: “Apps aren’t that important”
    by Mike
    Posted November 18th, 2009 at 5:11 am
    Don't you find it funny that the people or companies who discount any given service or product are usually denial or insanely jealous? Perhaps you need an example: Microsoft. For the last year, Microsoft has been talking up it's own Mobile App Store. While not exactly marketing it as the sole reason to buy their device (much like Apple), they are giving it a fair amount of marketing dollars and spotlight. Knowing that, it's rather odd to hear Chief Architect Ray Ozzie claim that mobile apps ...
  • Verizon bound HTC Passion/Dragon lets screenshot slip?
    by Mike
    Posted November 10th, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    I'm still breaking my DROID in and yet here comes the next Android king pin, the HTC Dragon. From what we know so far, this phone is going to be a beast running a 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 256MB RAM and Android 2.0 tucked inside. If the estimated release of early to mid December is correct, do you see any DROID early adopters feeling a bit of early upgrade remorse? I'll admit, I could have waited until mid-December to get a new phone. But like many of you out there my instant urges ...
  • Motorola: It’s not the quantity. It’s the quality
    by Mike
    Posted October 31st, 2009 at 5:40 am
    Choosing a new smartphone in the current market is quite the challenge. You have the iPhone, a number of Android devices, the Palm Pre, countless WinMo units, and very, very soon the Droid. If you know a little something about the industry, you probably already know the most obvious differences between the devices, the manufacturers of said devices, and the environments those devices and manufacturers live in. What exactly do I mean? Look at the iPhone and Apple. They're pumping out one mod...
  • Nokia to shock & awe with Snapdragon powered wonder phone?
    by Mike
    Posted October 30th, 2009 at 9:32 am
    Nokia. What do you think of when you hear that world? For me, since my time on earth has so far been relatively short, all I think of is those free phones you get from carriers as they practically throw them at people walking by. Sure it creates huge numbers in both market share and profit categories on those little excel spreadsheets company accountants comb through on a daily basis, but it does nothing for that smaller minority of users who actually use and enjoy their phones. To Geeks, ...
  • No tethering on Sprint smartphones w/ everything plans?
    by Mike
    Posted October 30th, 2009 at 6:50 am
    After looking over some spec's for Sprint's 2010 lineup over at BGR, upon arriving at the very last bullet point my train of thought gets stopped dead in it's tracks. It simply states "No tethering for phones that require "Everything Plans". Essentially, that puts the kibosh on all smartphones. Pardon me if I'm over reacting, but a smartphone in supposed to be, plans included. If I'm paying for these falsely advertised "Everything/Unlimited" plans, I better sure...
  • Droid Eris (Desire) launching on Verizon soon. Very soon?
    by Mike
    Posted October 27th, 2009 at 6:48 am
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