Most people buying the new iPad opt for the Wi-Fi only version. Why? The 4G LTE versions are more expensive, for one thing. And since you can't switch carriers later, it means you're locked in to either AT&T or Verizon Wireless.
The fact that an AT&T iPad can't be used on Verizon and Verizon's iPad can't be used on AT&T troubles many of these consumers. After all, aren't they using the same LTE network technology? And aren't they even using the same 700 MHz spectrum for this … Read more
Ice Cream Sandwich cravers, rejoice.
Two days later on April 6, the HTC Rezound will get the same scoop of Android ICS.
AT&T announced a few days ago that a number of its devices will be getting an upgrade as well. These handsets include the LG Nitro, the Samsung Galaxy Note, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.
What's better than getting a great deal on one of the hottest smartphones on the market? How about getting a good deal on two of these devices.
In this edition of Ask Maggie I help one reader get the best deal I could find on the Motorola Razr Maxx, one of my favorite Google Android devices on the market. And I help another reader, who wants the most social smartphone around, decide if Windows Phone is right for him.
Dear Maggie, My girlfriend and I both have HTC Incredibles. We are both due for an upgrade on March 21. … Read more
Thanks to a number of leaks, the preliminary details and images for three unannounced Motorola smartphones have arrived online. Likely to end up in international markets, the three models bear the familiar form factor that is seen in handsets like the Atrix 2 and Droid Razr.
Up first, we have a device that looks strikingly similar to the recently leaked Droid Fighter. Details are light for this model, though the display appears to be in the realm of 4.5 inches or larger with space across the bottom for soft keys. … Read more
AT&T has taken a lot of heat over the past few months for slowing down service for its heaviest data users on its unlimited plans. But what about Verizon Wireless, which also still offers unlimited data to its older smartphone customers?
In this edition of Ask Maggie, I explain how Verizon Wireless implements its network management policy to ensure that its wireless data network isn't overwhelmed by unlimited data plan users gone wild. I also offer another reader some advice on which Android smartphone to buy from Verizon.
Does Verizon throttle unlimited data service, too?
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Both come into the ring swinging--the Galaxy Nexus has its 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but can it hold out against the Droid Razr Maxx's Hulk of a battery and thick Kevlar skin? Find out!… Read more
Don't you wish you could have it all? Sadly, sometimes we can't, especially when it comes to smartphones.
In this edition of Ask Maggie, I help a reader decide between two Motorola Droid smartphones. The new Droid 4, which comes with a full-QWERTY keyboard or the Droid Razr Maxx, a flashy new touch-screen device with the longest battery life of any 4G LTE device on the market. I also offer some advice to an Android customer who is patiently waiting for HTC to introduce a new smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich.
Physical keyboard vs. Long battery life
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Verizon Wireless is bringing back its double-data promotion, offering heavy bandwidth users a potential new home.
Starting Friday, new customers or existing ones signing a new contract can get double the amount of capacity--4 gigabytes--when they purchase a 4G LTE smartphones and sign up for a $30 data plan and accompanying voice and text message plans.
The plan is part of a number of promotions Verizon is offering to customers in a bid to goose sales. The first quarter often sees a letdown in sales for wireless carriers, particularly after the frenetic pace of sales during the holiday period. Verizon … Read more
No doubt Droid Razr Maxx owners are still enjoying that new handset smell. That hasn't stopped Motorola from gearing up fresh software for the long-lasting smartphone.
Verizon's support page explains that Big Red has an update in the works for the Droid Razr Maxx, along with its predecessor the Droid Razr. Looking at the details Verizon provided for the software, 6.12.173.XT912.Verizon.en.US., it looks like the promised changes (PDF) are meant to address minor bugs. Still, I'm sure Maxx and Razr lovers will take it and run. … Read more