Verizon subscribers unable to activate the LTE version of the Google Nexus 7 may just have to be patient a while longer.
Owners of the new tablet who tried to activate it on Verizon this week ran into a roadblock. The carrier doesn't support the device for activation even though the Nexus 7 is technically compatible with its 4G LTE network.
Verizon also managed to fan the flames by telling disgruntled Nexus 7 owner and tech blogger Jeff Jarvis via Twitter: "I'm excited you got your Nexus 7 but not all LTE tablets are created equal. It'… Read more
Have a hankering for a Google Nexus 7 tablet along with LTE service? AT&T feels it has an offer you can't resist. The carrier has now partnered with Google to sell a 32GB version of the slate complete with AT&T LTE 4G data access for $349.
Of course you can also buy a 32GB Nexus 7 model for the same $349 direct from the Google Play store without having to commit to a lengthy two-year service contract. As someone who mainly uses tablets at home over Wi-Fi, or free-load off of friends and family's … Read more
The new Structure Sensor from startup company Occipital promises to convert iPads and iPhones into 3D scanners. The device, which launches today on Kickstarter, is designed to create accurate three-dimensional images of objects in the real world.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Occipital CEO Jeff Powers and some of the team behind the Structure Sensor to demo the gadget first hand. Essentially the Structure consists of a bracket-style clip that attaches to the camera side of Apple's iPad.
Connecting to the iPad via its Lightning cable, the Structure then works in unison with its own infrared sensor and black-and-white camera (for depth perception) along with the tablet's onboard imaging system. Commanded by mobile apps living on the iPad, this setup then has the power to "sense" a wide range of objects in real time. … Read more
From the beautifully crafted and compact Moto X to the phenomenally long-lasting Droid Maxx with its ridiculously high-capacity battery, Motorola's new Android smartphones for 2013 have a lot to offer. And thanks to Motorola Mobility's recent acquisition by Google, its latest mobile phones flaunt some truly innovative Android features. … Read more
Just like that, prepaid smartphone service Straight Talk has started selling SIM cards that support unlocked devices using AT&T-compatible 4G LTE.
With monthly plans that start at $45 for "unlimited" data, Straight Talk could be considered a better value than AT&T's own prepaid service, Aio Wireless, which starts at $55 per month.
Whereas Aio is clear about its speed-throttling practices, Straight talk is more ambiguous and hasn't officially disclosed its policies.
Smartphones -- and the iPhone in particular -- are the Swiss Army knives of tech. With each new version, they absorb more and more functionality from "dedicated" devices -- everything from point-and-shoot cameras, camcorders, portable gaming systems, dedicated GPS devices, e-book readers, and PDAs, just to name a few. And now, with the introduction of the iPhone 5S, another product category may well be on the chopping block: health trackers.
AT&T no-contract brand Aio Wireless is opening up its digital doors to everyone, the newbie carrier announced on Thursday.
That means any US customer can browse and purchase phones from Aio's lineup regardless of their geographic footprint. As a startup, Aio's brand initially served a few communities in Florida, Georgia, and Texas -- both online and in-store.
Although Aio continues to establish retail stores in these southern states (the company just unlocked a new one in Dallas), a spokesperson told CNET that the carrier can now handle a higher volume of request to port phone numbers … Read more
Virgin Mobile announced on Thursday that the 5-inch Supreme has joined the no-contact carrier's roster.
The Virgin Mobile Supreme is an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone with a 5-inch, 720p HD display and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, the 4G LTE handset also features microSD expansion, and a 2500mAh battery.
As one of the more robust devices on Virgin Mobile, the Supreme is aimed at media lovers and gamers. Those who fall in the latter category will be pleased to learn that the device comes preloaded with EA Mobile's "Real … Read more
Apple's new iPhone 5S boasts plenty of fresh hardware, features, software, and speed. The company's step-down model, the iPhone 5C is no slouch, either, and comes in a stylish polycarbonate and colorful chassis. Indeed, despite its budget price, the iPhone 5C will replace the iPhone 5 completely. Find out just how these new iPhone models fair when pitted head-to-head against Apple's venerable handset from last year.
Confirming much of the leaked information, Apple's new top-of-the-line device the iPhone 5S brings a new 64-bit A7 processor to the table. Indeed Apple claims that this new silicon makes … Read more