Smartphone bargains reign supreme this weekend as Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and Amazon are all celebrating dear old Dad with sales on a variety of handsets, including Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry options. Updated
According to Andy Rubin, the head of Android development at Google, over 900,000 smartphones and tablets running this mobile operating system are activated every day.
A report by Juniper Research shows that environmentally-friendly cell phones will almost reach 400 million by 2017, more than ten times the number that is expected to be shipped in 2012.
Verizon Wireless is offering a sale of $100 off the Motorola Droid Bionic, Droid 4, Droid RAZR, and the Droid RAZR MAXX. These are all Android-based smartphones that can connect to Verizon's 4G LTE high-speed wireless network.
The European Telecommunications Standard Institute finally came to a decision on the new SIM card format on Friday, selecting Apple's nano-SIM card design over the competition.
Old handsets that end up in landfills leak toxic chemicals into the soil and groundwater. But there are programs that make it easy for consumers to recycle, and even make some money.
Anyone who cares about energy independance or the Green Movement is likely wondering if there's anything they can do to help. There is an easy thing all phone users can do: unplug their charger.
A huge deal that was announced last year has finally gone through all the necessary regulatory hurdles and is now finished: Google has purchased smartphone-maker Motorola Mobility.
Over the past few months, Motorola has announced that a number of its smartphones will be getting Android OS 4.0 upgrades. However, not every one of its models will be getting upgrades.
A study performed by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) showed that customer satisfaction with phones and with wireless service providers slipped slightly in the last year.
One of the major phone-related tradeshows of the year was held in New Orleans this week. Brighthand had reporters on the spring CTIA show floor for the whole week, bringing our readers all the latest news.
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