Tag Archives: phone

Windows Phone ‘Died’ Today, Windows 10 Mobile Charitably on Life Support

Back in 2010, Microsoft launched a major new mobile operating system based on an all-new design UI language, app model, and structure. It was explicitly aimed at the consumer market, rather than the enterprise or business segments. This version of the OS, known as Windows Phone 7, was later supplanted by Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, which jettisoned the Windows CE-based core of WP7 in favor of Windows NT, and generally moved Redmond’s mobile and desktop operating systems into closer step with each other. Today, Microsoft ended Windows ...

Read More »

RED Announces Unicorn Phone With Holographic Display

The RED Digital Cinema Camera Company is responsible for manufacturing some of the most cutting-edge cameras on the market, but its recent phone announcement is going to raise eyebrows nonetheless. According to the company, its upcoming product — the RED Hydrogen One — represents the “world’s first holographic media machine in your pocket. No glasses needed. With one fell swoop… the future of personal communication , information gathering, holographic multiview, 2D, 3D, AR/VR/MR, and image capture just changed forever.” The company continues, with PR speak so intense you can practically feel ...

Read More »

Virgin Mobile Reinvents Phone Subsidies With iPhone-Only Deal

For many of us in the United States, getting a new phone with a massive subsidy every two years was a longtime ritual. With that subsidy came the baggage of locked phones, two-year contracts, and early termination fees. In general, consumers have welcomed the shift away from that system to the more open approach of paying separately for an unlocked phone and for service — usually on a month-to-month basis. However, the phone subsidy was addictive. It meant that you felt okay about upgrading your phone every two years, even if you ...

Read More »

Essential Phone vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: No More Bezels

Andy Rubin is famous for founding Android, which was later acquired by Google and turned into the largest computing platform on Earth. He left Google several years ago to look for new challenges, and now he’s arrived back in the Android ecosystem with a startup known as Essential. The company revealed its first phone this week after teasing it several weeks previously. The Essential Phone has a crazy edge-to-edge screen, a titanium frame, and the latest Qualcomm chip. This phone looks like it could even give the Galaxy S8 a ...

Read More »

Andy Rubin, Founder of Android, Reveals Stunning ‘Essential Phone’

Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, has unveiled his first phone — and it’s set to make a real impact at the very top of the industry. The stunning Essential Phone, first reported by The Verge, is made of a combination of titanium and ceramic for extra durability. Any Rubin says the Essential Phone is “better able to withstand a drop test.” It will include an amazing edge-to-edge display with an even smaller bezel than what you’d find on the Galaxy S8. While there’s still a bit of a lip at ...

Read More »

While No One Was Looking, BlackBerry Built a Damn Good Phone

Over the past seven years, BlackBerry’s market share has slipped away, lost to Apple and Android. The company made multiple attempts to revive its own fortunes, from its oft-delayed BB 10 operating system to devices like the Z10 and Passport. Nothing stuck, including the company’s first attempt to combine a hardware keyboard and the Android operating system, the BlackBerry Priv. Last week, reviews started to roll in on a new BlackBerry device, albeit one marketed, manufactured, and distributed by TCL rather than by BlackBerry itself. It’s the last smartphone BlackBerry ...

Read More »

ET deals: Verizon Fios Gigabit Triple-Play Phone, Internet, and for $80 Per Month

If you’ve been drooling over the handful of markets that have gained access to gigabit internet speeds in the past few years, Verizon’s recent Fios update is something that you’ll likely be excited about. In quite a few heavily populated areas, Verizon is now offering a gigabit internet, phone, and television bundle for just $ 79.99 for a limited time. • Verizon Fios Gigabit Triple-Play Phone, Internet, and for $ 79.99 Per Month With no need for a yearly contract, you can get your first 12 months for just $ ...

Read More »

Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Microsoft announced its quarterly results last night, and the figures were generally good, with revenue of $ 23.6 billion (up 6%), increased operating income, and higher earnings per share. The one ugly spot was More Personal Computing — the business segment that includes Windows 10, Bing, Surface devices, Windows Phone, and the Xbox business. Here’s how Microsoft’s CFO, Amy Hood, described the situation: [R]evenue was $ 8.8 billion, declining 7 percent, as Phone and Surface results offset healthy growth in Windows, search, and gaming. Our OEM business grew 5% this ...

Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 owners claim phone ships with a red-tinted display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have finally launched in select markets after a seemingly endless string of leaks. The device looks very much as expected with that sleek new curved display, complete with rounded corners. Still, it wouldn’t be a phone launch without some potential hardware defects. A number of users have reported a markedly red tint to the display on Samsung’s latest phone. Samsung, however, says there’s nothing (red) to see here. This phone uses an AMOLED display, as have all of Samsung’s high-end devices for many years. ...

Read More »

25 best Android tips to make your phone more useful

Android has overtaken Windows as the most popular computing platform in the world. That’s thanks in part to how fast new features have been added. Google is always making tweaks and coming up with new features for Android, and OEMs like Samsung and LG can add their own stuff on top of that. It can be hard to keep up, so we’ve gathered the 25 best tips for your Android phone right here.  And much more… After all of the above, you should be a pro at using Android. This ...

Read More »