The iPhone has lost the throne as the best-selling smartphone at all North American carriers for the first time since its launch on the continent, according to William Blair analyst Anil Doradla.
Doradla says in a note to investors that his "checks" indicate the iPhone is still the top seller this quarter on AT&T and Sprint, but that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is the new king of the hill on Verizon:… Read more
You have more than $100 billion sitting in your coffers. I know you're returning some of that money to shareholders, but you will still have tens of billions of dollars leftover for R&D.
I have a proposal for how you should spend some of that money: please invest it into new and radical battery technology. Let me explain why.
My friends and I decided to visit Disneyland, the happiest place on Earth, last Sunday. We fought Emperor Zerg and chilled with Mickey Mouse, all the while taking hundreds of photos and recording dozens of videos … Read more
Verizon Wireless is closing the door on its unlimited plans later this month, but fortunately, some loopholes remain.
Unfortunately, the options aren't that attractive.
Verizon will officially kill off the unlimited plan for many people looking for a new phone after June 28, when the carrier makes its shared data plans available.
The carrier already stopped offering unlimited data as an option last summer, when it switched to tiered pricing. The equivalent $30 of unlimited data all of a sudden got only 2 gigabytes of data, although Verizon has held the occasional promotion for 3GB of data to spur … Read more
The forthcoming Droid Razr HD is dripping out in leaks all over the place.
The sources who apparently snapped the typically blurry pics also claim that the centered camera will be capable of 13 megapixels and, naturally, HD video. It appears to be without the familiar … Read more
Word on the street is that international travelers using Verizon Wireless might be able to talk on their Samsung Galaxy S III no matter what country they're in.
According to PhoneScoop, Verizon confirmed this rumor. Here's what PhoneScoop says:Verizon Wireless confirmed to Phone Scoop in an email that its variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III will eventually be able to roam onto the 2G/3G networks of overseas network operators. The capability won't be available at launch, but will be enabled down the line through a software update. Verizon didn't say when that update … Read more
Last month I reported that Motorola Droid Razr and Razr Maxx users might get to taste the sweetness of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as soon as May 21, while Xoom 3G and 4G owners seemed stuck in Honeycomb thanks to an upgrade holding pattern for the foreseeable future.
That was then. Today, Verizon began pushing the Android update to Xoom users while Razr owners like myself are still hanging out in our digital gingerbread houses waiting for the next course of mobile OS dessert.
I got in touch with a source within Verizon to ask for a status … Read more
In my view, smartphones are all about the future, and the best handsets are usually the ones with the freshest, slickest mobile technology. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google's latest and greatest operating system though remains frustratingly out of reach unless you own an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Even so, the number of phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software is growing. … Read more
It's time to vote on Facebook policy, expect changes in Motorola, and give thanks in five words:
All eyes will be on Google, as it takes a sudden plunge into the hardware business, courtesy of Motorola.
The $12.5 billion deal, which closed today, netted Google a healthy stockpile of patents for legal defense and offense, along with a historic technology brand and a multibillion-dollar handset and TV set-top box business.
It's pretty obvious what Google will do with the patents, given the increasingly litigious environment in which the technology world finds itself. Motorola's last few years of losses also bring a clear tax benefit to Google in the near term. But what is less … Read more