Mobile Phone

Walmart smartphone trade-in program detailed ahead of Apple announcements

Walmart smartphone trade-in program detailed ahead of Apple announcements

Today's a big day for smartphone fans who prefer the iPhone with Apple set to make announcements relating to new devices later this morning. Ahead of Apple's announcement of new iPhones, Walmart has announced that it will launch a smartphone trade-in program in the United States on September 21. Walmart also tips that it will have an additional announcement after Apple finishes its unveil this afternoon.

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Gmail gets a makeover for feature phone browser

Gmail gets a makeover for feature phone browser

Of the coolest things about Google's web-based e-mail service Gmail is that you can access it on just about any device out there. Using that service, you can access your e-mail from your computer, your notebook, tablets, and your mobile phone. Gmail is designed not only for smartphone users, but for users with other devices such as feature phones as well. Google has announced some tweaks to Gmail for those feature phone users.

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Verizon rekindles buyout talks with Vodafone

Verizon rekindles buyout talks with Vodafone

Vodafone currently owns a significant portion of Verizon Communications. Sources who claim to be familiar with negotiations between Verizon and Vodafone are saying that talks have started up again concerning Verizon possibly buying out Vodafone's stake in the company. If these sources are accurate, any buyout would cost Verizon a huge amount of money.

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Smartphones out shipped feature phones in Q1 2013 says IDC

Smartphones out shipped feature phones in Q1 2013 says IDC

IDC has offered up a new report looking at the mobile phone market during the first quarter of 2013. The report looks at the global mobile phone market and notes that the overall market around the globe for mobile phones grew 4% year-over-year during Q1 of 2013. One of the more interesting things about Q1 of 2013 was that smartphones out shipped feature phones for the first time.

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BlackBerry Z10 prices slashed before USA retail

BlackBerry Z10 prices slashed before USA retail

Things aren't looking good on the Blackberry 10 front. Various retailers in Europe are already beginning to slash the prices of their Blackberry Z10 devices. This comes shortly after Blackberry had received bad news that Netflix had no intentions of releasing an app on their platform anytime soon. This does foreshadow a less-than-welcoming reception of Blackberry 10 when it arrives in the United States, but who knows, maybe the U.S. will be more receptive to the new, revamped platform.

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Microsoft to release major Windows Phone update around holidays

Microsoft to release major Windows Phone update around holidays

It seems that Microsoft's own job's board is the best place to find out what the company has planned in the future. In a new job posting, Microsoft has leaked information that their new, major update to its Windows Phone series should be coming here just in time for the holidays. The job posting also confirms that there is a "current release" for Windows Phone 8 devices that should be released sometime soon. It may be referring to the Windows Blue update.

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Nokia Lumia 928 spotted in Verizon Wireless’s inventory

Nokia Lumia 928 spotted in Verizon Wireless’s inventory

Those of you on contract with Verizon Wireless may be excited to hear that the Nokia Lumia 928 has been spotted on Verizon's inventory log. The Lumia 928 has actually been placed there way back in January 17th, and it should be coming out sometime in the near future. Verizon's customers have been waiting anxiously for the Nokia Lumia 920 to make it to their carrier ever since it launched on AT&T's network, and while there is the Nokia Lumia 822 on Verizon's Network, it doesn't have the same aesthetic appeal as the Lumia 920.

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