A tweeted ad for Nokia's reported Android smartphone seems to confirm that it will be dubbed the Nokia X.
Tweeted by usually reliable leaker @evleaks on Monday, the promo shows the name above a series of images of phones headed directly toward you. The tweet doesn't reveal anything further, but the promo looks like one Nokia might use to tout the phone.
Photos and details of the Nokia X, codenamed Normandy, have spilled online over the past few weeks, courtesy of @evleaks and other sources. Expected to debut next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the phone … Read more
Let's face it, you're not watching television commercials. In fact, you're probably not paying attention all that closely to your favorite TV shows, either.
The sad truth is that many of us can't go longer than an hour without whipping out the phone or tablet. We can't be bothered to give the almighty tube our undivided attention when our friends are being snarky on Facebook.
Why not put that phone to good, practical use? There are some great apps out there that can actually enhance your viewing experience.
I've put together a small collection … Read more
When the smartphone phenomenon Flappy Bird took off not so long ago -- and before it morphed into something uncontrollable and became its own hard-to-swallow lesson for the game industry -- it was as if everyone you'd ever known had suddenly stumbled on mobile gaming's most brilliantly manufactured drug. Facebook and Instragram were awash in high score screenshots and admissions of addiction-fueled guilt while all of Twitter might as well have been Flappy Bird references with some news and global chatter sandwiched in between.
One particularly interesting boast from a friend of mine, who had hit … Read more
British alternative rock band Maximo Park just released its fifth studio album (and follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed "The National Health") "Too Much Information" on February 3. Synth-driven single "Leave This Island" is already burning up my iTunes.
The new album is called "Too Much Information." Are you implying that we're just bombarded with info via our computers and smartphones all day? Yeah, that's definitely a part of it. Being in the music industry, we became quite aware of people's attention becoming so much … Read more
AT&T has trimmed the cost of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch when bundled with another Galaxy device.
Starting Friday, the sale shaves $100 off the price of the Gear to $200 from its regular $300. But to capture the deal, you'll need to also purchase any one of the following eligible Galaxy devices -- the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active, or the Galaxy Mega.
The deal is good only at AT&T retail outlets and has no specific end date just yet. Already bought one of the eligible Galaxy devices? AT&T … Read more
The gooey center of Google's pitch to developers to make apps and services for Android is a series of terms easily misunderstood, but central to Android's flexibility and success.
Every once in a while, Android terminology discussions flare up like a stomach ulcer for Google. They center on Android's nature as a development platform, which in turn affects the variety and breadth of Android apps -- from Minecraft to Pandora to the latest Flappy Bird copycats -- that you can download, and how up-to-date they are. Is Android truly open-source? Can you "fork" Android? What … Read more
Nokia has gone green. The Finnish company today changed the color of its Facebook and Twitter pages to an emerald hue, the signature color of Google's Android software -- which could mean the green light for the hotly-rumored Nokia Android phone.
Codenamed the Nokia X or Nokia Normandy, the as-yet-unconfirmed phone will be Nokia's first Android device, and is reported to fill in the gap at the low-cost end of the market where the Lumia line of smart phones is dominated by rival Androids. It's widely expected to debut at Mobile World Congress later this month.
A … Read more
While Nokia is expected to release an inexpensive Android smartphone sometime later this month, it's been unclear how much the device will cost. But new leaks show the price is said to be roughly $110, according to WMPoweruser.
The Nokia X A110, aka Nokia Normandy, aka Nokia X, appeared on the Web site of a Vietnamese online retailer, according to WMPoweruser. The retailer had the smartphone priced at about $110, it also had the Nokia Lumia 525 costing $160.
Rumors about this Nokia Android device have been floating around the Internet for the last couple of months. Reportedly, the … Read more
For as long as I can remember, I've had a particular weakness for Sony mobile devices. I mean I still get misty-eyed when I recall my adolescent crush, the Walkman WM-150. She truly was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, Sony's legendary gadget-making chops have yet to fully cross over into minting world-class smartphones -- at least not for models sold in the good old US of A. … Read more