• Back to School 2014: The 11 best smartphones

    Back to School 2014: The 11 best smartphones

    If you’re in the market for a new handset to accompany you on campus this fall, your timing’s just right. You couldn’t ask for a better selection of choices, and plenty of the phones in the gallery below are downright budget-friendly. That said, if…

     
  • Developers Favoring Windows Phone Growth for 2014

    Developers Favoring Windows Phone Growth for 2014

    Windows Phone may currently be the underdog when it comes to mobile operating systems, but according to new studies, more developers are planning on developing for Windows Phone in 2014. With both Android and iOS platforms coming close to a million apps, Windows Phone is still pretty far behind with over a hundred thousand; but a Strategy Analytics Developer Survey spoke to 1,600 developers who were asked which platforms they are planning on supporting in 2014–and Windows Phone saw a 32% jump compared to previous years. This is great news for not only Windows Phone device owners, but the mobile sector on the whole, as competition always means better products (and prices) for consumers.

     
  • Nokia Lumia 925 Headed to AT&T in September

    Nokia Lumia 925 Headed to AT&T in September

    The Nokia Lumia 925 is headed to AT&T come the middle of next month, as AT&T has officially announced its pricing and availability. Running Windows Phone 8 and featuring PureView technology as well as carl Zeiss optics, the 925 looks to be a mobile photographer’s dream, with plenty of power (dual core Snapdragon 4 processor) and a beautiful display to keep even power users happy. The Lumia 925 will be made available on September 13th for $99.99 on a two-year contract, or $21 per month on the AT&T Next program; the device will be sold exclusively in black and will be available for pre-order on August 28th.

     
  • We Ask You: Would You Rather Lease or Own Your Smartphone?

    We Ask You: Would You Rather Lease or Own Your Smartphone?

    ***UPDATE*** Not three hours after I finished this video did AT&T announce their Next program offering similar upgrades to what was announced by T-Mobile, and rumored by VZW. It’s like I can see into the future… We’re seeing new plans from T-Mobile allowing people to swap out their phones more frequently than on old two year contracts. There are also rumors pointing to Verizon Wireless moving forward on similar phone financing. I pose this question to my viewers, do you buy your phones outright? Are you comfortable with the idea of only “leasing” your phones to have the latest and greatest hardware?

     
  • HTC Announces 8XT Windows Phone with BoomSound Front Stereo Speakers and MicroSD Card Expansion

    HTC Announces 8XT Windows Phone with BoomSound Front Stereo Speakers and MicroSD Card Expansion

    The leading name in Windows Phone might be Nokia, but that hasn’t stopped HTC from launching some really compelling handsets. Announced today, HTC is showing off its 8XT, a new mid-range phone with a few neat tricks up its sleeve. This is one of the few Windows Phones to support MicroSD card expansion. As such, it’s only packing 8GB of storage on board, which isn’t a ton of space for apps; but media fans will be happy knowing they can easily drop in up to 64GB. Speaking of media fans, the 8XT also features BoomSound, making it the first Windows Phone 8 device with front facing stereo speakers. A welcome return to high quality audio! After the innovative speaker design on the Surround, we here kept hoping HTC would continue to innovate on WP audio. The 8XT does not appear to have an UltraPixel image stabilized camera, but HTC is […]

     
 

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