Internet traffic to explode; thank your phone and tablet

Internet traffic to explode; thank your phone and tablet
Buckle up and hold onto your phones, tablets, digital video clips and Wi-Fi connections, because they're all contributing to a global explosion in Internet traffic. It's expected to increase four times to 1.3 zettabytes by 2016, according to Cisco's ...

Is Facebook dumb for wanting a smartphone?
ZDNet (blog)
The New York Times is reporting that Facebook is again trying to build a smartphone(again). Most agree that it is not a matter of can Facebook build a phone (most agree they can't) but should they? Many are asking is there even a need for a Facebook ...
ZDNet (blog)

Facebook Phone Might be A Great Idea - Right Now
What could be nuttier than entering the smartphone market now that the twosmartphone leaders of 2010 are collapsing? Well… entering the market when thesmartphone leaders of 2010 are NOT collapsing. That would be nuttier. Just two years ago, ...

Measuring Radiation Between Calls: A Smartphone for the Post-Fukushima Age
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Mitsuru Obe A smartphone smart enough to be your pocket Geiger counter? Responding to demand from people concerned about radiation levels in post-Fukushima Japan, cell phone carrier Softbank Corp. has unveiled a mobile phone that can measure them.

Japan firm unveils radiation-gauging smartphone
New York Daily News
Mobile phone operator Softbank on Tuesday unveiled a smartphone that can measure radiation as consumers in Japan clamour for reassurance following last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster. The latest model in the firm's Pantone series comes complete with ...

New York Daily News

Android 5 Jelly Bean: I Say Innovation, You Say Fragmentation...
ZDNet (blog)
This would be Google's second attempt at mobile hardware - its Google Nexus smartphone was a non-starter. It will allegedly be built by Asus, not Google's recently-swallowed Motorola Mobility, and run Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 chipset.

Is smartphone maker RIM looking for a buyer?
But like former smartphone leader Palm, RIM failed to quickly innovate beyond its core secure e-mail service, and fell behind Apple's iOS and then Google's Android. Once RIM launches its next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform, it will be behindAndroid ...


Battered BlackBerry maker could overhaul its business
By Rob Gillies, AP TORONTO – BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has hired a team of bankers to help it weigh its options as its business erodes in the face of an exodus to the iPhone and Android smartphones. A Research in Motion Facility in Waterloo, ...


Best smartphone battle: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 4S
BY BOB HOLT Samsung launched its new Galaxy S3 smartphone in Europe Tuesday, expected to be a major player in the company's battle with Apple for dominance in smartphone sales. Galaxy S3 has a 4.8-inch screen, much larger than the 3.5-inch display of ...

Samsung's Newest iPhone Rival—Galaxy S III—Hits Europe
Wall Street Journal
s new flagship smartphone went on sale Tuesday in 28 European and Middle Eastern countries, as the cellphone giant upgraded its high-end device to compete with rival Apple Inc.'s iPhone. The Galaxy S III smartphones hit the shelves in countries ...

Wall Street Journal

Evernote helps Android users remember new people with Hello app
ZDNet (blog)
I am horrible at remembering people I meet at events, parties, church, and other places so I thought it was great when Evernote released their Hello application for iOS devices back in December. However, I no longer have an iPhone so I lost that ...

RIM Tumbles After BlackBerry Maker Reports Operating Loss
San Francisco Chronicle
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- Research In Motion Ltd., the struggling maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, fell 11 percent after forecasting an operating loss for the first quarter and hiring banks to advise on strategic options. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and RBC ...

HTC One X, EVO 4G LTE Clear Customs After Apple Patent Spat
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE have been released into the wild. HTC confirmed today that US Customs officials completed their patent review of the devices, allowing them to be sold in the country. "HTC has completed the review ...

RIM Hires Banks for Strategic Review, to Post Operating Loss
Play RIM Shares Plunge on Surprise Operating Loss Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM), the struggling maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, fell 11 percent after forecasting an operating loss for the first quarter and hiring banks to advise on strategic ...


Motorola: a brief history
By Brian Heater posted May 30th 2012 8:49AM A snapshot of the last several years in Motorola'shistory shows a company in flux, culminating last week, when the smartphone manufacturer's sale to Google was finally given the green light.

Samsung Galaxy S III: Review roundup
Washington Post
The phone is notable for its 4.8-inch screen, as well as bells and whistles such as the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera and the latest Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. European reviewers are sweet on the ...

HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE clear Customs, still no official Sprint launch date
ZDNet (blog)
By Matthew Miller | May 30, 2012, 9:28am PDT Summary: The two latest HTCAndroid devices are now shipping through Customs and should be arriving at stores soon. Pre-orders arrived for Sprint customers, but an updated in-store launch date has not been ...

ZDNet (blog)

Where to get a Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone cheap
By Dave Neal WHETHER YOU WANT ONE OR NOT Samsung's latest offering to the smartphonegods, the Galaxy S3 is here. The latest Samsung flagship smartphone has got some pretty good reviews and has been on sale for less than 24 hours, so you probably want ...

Evernote's contact list app Hello comes to Android, gets LinkedIn integration
In its ongoing quest to kill the alphabetical contact list, Evernote is bringing its Hello app to theAndroid for the first time on Wednesday. The app will have a few new features not available on the iPhone, including LinkedIn integration.

Demystifying in-app purchases on Android
What you may not know is that there are several different kinds of in-app billing onAndroid, and some of the strange wrinkles in Google's app ecosystem make it hard to know what you're really getting. If you know the basics, you can save yourself ...


Samsung Galaxy S III gets head start on rival iPhone
Samsung Electronics launched its top-of-the-range Galaxy S III smartphone in Europe on Tuesday, aiming to outsell its previous model that helped the South Korean company topple Apple as the world's largest smartphone maker. The Galaxy S III, ...

Battered BlackBerry Maker Weighs Options
ABC News
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has hired a team of bankers to help it weigh its options as its business erodes in the face of an exodus to the iPhone and Androidsmartphones. RIM issued a dire warning about its business Tuesday, ...

ABC News

HTC Evo 4G LTE Review: Head-To-Head With The iPhone 4S And The Galaxy Nexus
The Evo 4G LTE is one of the best phones to land on Sprint shelves in a while, but that's not to say it has no competition over at the Yellow carrier. The Galaxy Nexus has propped itself up as theAndroid phone to beat, while the iPhone 4S is available ...

Wi-Fi and Amtrak: Missed Connections
New York Times
For rail travelers of the Northeast Corridor, the promise of Wi-Fi has become an infuriating tease. First introduced on the Acela amid a heavily promoted marketing campaign two years ago, its press release promising “fast, reliable and consistent ...

New York Times

unveiling in London
Inside its slim 8.6mm thick frame is the recently-revealed 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 Quad chipset, 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage, a 2100 mAh battery, and radios for Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and NFC connectivity. Around the back of the device is an 8-megapixel ...


Verizon Wireless Enhances 4G LTE Network Coverage in Epsom, New Hampshire
MarketWatch (press release)
EPSOM, NH, May 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest4G LTE wireless network, recently activated new 4G LTE coverage in Epsom, New Hampshire. This private investment will enhance 4G LTE coverage in Epsom.

BlackBerry maker RIM sees operating loss, shares slump
... concept of on-your-hip email with its first BlackBerry devices, but now finds itself struggling badly in the smartphone market as it trails far behind Apple Inc and other rivals such as Samsung Electronics that use Google Inc's Android software.

A Facebook Smartphone? There's a Chance in 2013
Midsize Insider
Its IPO had a mostly successful launch several weeks ago and now rumors abound that a Facebooksmartphone is in the works, possibly hitting store shelves as early as 2013. But is Zuckerberg ready to make this kind of leap? Is Facebook?

Leak Reveals Motorola Smartphones for Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T Networks
Gotta Be Mobile
Missing from the pack is T-Mobile USA, the nation's fourth largest carrier and Motorola's firstAndroid launch partner for the Motorola CLIQ with MOTO BLUR several years ago. According to sources to pocketnow, Motorola will have one smartphone for ...

Flipboard beta coming to all Android devices soon, hopes to handle resolution ...
By Darren Murph posted May 30th 2012 8:22AM Eagle-eyed readers might remember that Flipboard's long-awaited port to Android started with a fair amount of confusion; it showed up (seemingly at random) on Samsung's Galaxy S III, but soon after, ...

“Google ASUS Nexus 7″ tablet shown in ... - Android Community
By Michael Crider
(The Motorola XOOM was designated Wingray and Stingray for the Verizon and WiFi versions.) even more interesting, the Nexus 7 seems to be running Android 4.1, labelled “JRN51B”. This may be the Jelly Bean update we've heard about, ...
Android Community

Play Safe For Android Locks Down Your Phone So Kids Can (Safely ...
By Sarah Perez
Play Safe, an app for Android that lets kids safely play games on your own smartphone. To be honest, Kyte has the arguably bigger vision. It wants to provide a kid-friendly user interface for kids' own Android smartphones. A Net Nanny for the ...
TechCrunch » Mobile

iOS and Android enter 'Final Fantasy Dimensions' this summer ...
By JC Fletcher
Square Enix's E3 lineup is packed with unannounced iOS and Android games (packed), but the one that seems most noteworthy is Final Fantasy Dimensions, due this summer on both iOS andAndroid. ... growth, additional scenarios in which to inherit the jobs of your adventuring companions, and a classic story of light, darkness, and crystals," the description reads, "FINAL FANTASY DIMENSIONS delivers the best of FINAL FANTASY, retro and fresh alike, directly to yoursmartphone.

ASUS Nexus 7 Tablet Outed In Benchmark Running Android 4.1 ...
By Chris Chavez
It wouldn't be the first time a benchmark site has outed an Android device, and it looks like it wont be the last. The 7-inch ASUS Nexus 7 was just outed in.
Android Phone Fans

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Android update appears imminent — Mobile ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
After waiting a few months, Verizon customers who own a Galaxy Nexus LTE smartphone should soon see their phones get updated to from Android 4.0.2 to 4.0.4. Aside from app-specific improvements, this version should boost camera ...

Hands on with CloudFTP: iOS data storage to go | TUAW - The ...
By Erica Sadun
It is a USB-powered pocket-sized mobile system that creates a local WiFi network. It serves whatever data you've connected via an HTML5 interface. For US$99, you can plug in any USB device -- stick or hard drive -- and explore its contents.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Japanese Company Unveils Post-Fukushima Smartphone That ...
By Jaymi Heimbuch
With the concern over radiation contamination, this might prove to be a popular selling point for the new phone.
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Android 4.0.4 update for Verizon's Galaxy Nexus is imminent ...
By Tyler Lee
Verizon's Android 4.0.4 update for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus could be considered to be long overdue by some, and last we checked it was available as a direct download from Google which had to be flashed onto the device, making [...]

Benchmark Outs Nexus 7 Tablet, Showing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean And
By Ed Caggiani
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Motorola's future line-up of phones includes the ... - Android Authority
By Adrian Diaconescu
Motorola is set to release a bunch of new phones in the near future, including the Vanquish for Verizon and the Asanti and Dinara for AT&T. ... NY Times: Is Facebook building a smartphone from scratch? Galaxy-S3-in-hand-600x474 ... release, with model numbers XT897 and XT896 used outside US. Featuring 4G LTE connectivity, like the Vanquish, the Asanti will most likely come with a more modest display (a qHD at 960 x 540 pixels resolution) and a full QWERTY keyboard.
Android Authority

Mighty HTC EVO 4G LTE on Sprint review roundup » Phone Reviews
By Debbie
We've written several articles now about the HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone on Sprint and this phone looks set to impress many consumers and experts alike. We've been taking a look at some of the initial impressions of Sprint's HTC EVO 4G ...
Phones Review

iOS 6 could introduce sexy new silver look
By Christian Zibreg
Today's a leaks day, folks. First we learned that Apple will be kicking off the upcoming WWDC with a 10am PT keynote come June 11, then a cool-looking aluminum backplate surfaced to reveal a couple nuggets concerning a sixth-generation ...

Sony Xperia Go Android Smartphone Announced » Geeky Gadgets
By Roland Hutchinson
Sony has added another Android smartphone to its Xperia range with the launch of the Sony Xperia Go which will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich promised by Sony.

Android and Chrome to remain separate as Google rules out ...
By Danny Brogan
There are no plans for a Chrome OS tablet according to Google, although the internet giant has said that there will be more convergence between the Android.
Pocket-lint : Latest News

U.S. says will bar some Motorola Mobility phones - Yahoo! News
Google's Android system has become the top-selling smartphone operating system, ... TheMotorola PHOTON 4G Summer (L) and the Motorola TRIUMPH Virgin ... The ITC order did not say which models of Motorola Mobility smartphone were ...

Motorola Gearing up to Release a Slew of New Handsets Across ...
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