smart phone

Windows Phone 8 users report battery problems and random reboots

Windows Phone 8 users report battery problems and random reboots

Windows Phone 8 smartphones went on sale not too long ago. Microsoft has big hopes for Windows Phone 8 to help it grab a bigger slice of the smartphone market. Owners of some devices on the market already are reporting issues with both HTC and Nokia handsets running Windows Phone 8.

Continue Reading

T-Mobile Galaxy Note II on sale (for $70 more than AT&T wants)

T-Mobile Galaxy Note II on sale (for $70 more than AT&T wants)

T-Mobile has announced that it will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Note II on its network. You can order up the device today if you're willing to pay nearly $70 more than you can get the same exact phone for on the AT&T network. T-Mobile will offer the device in gray or white colors for $369.99.

Continue Reading

PowerSkin debuts first NFC-enabled battery case for Galaxy S III

PowerSkin debuts first NFC-enabled battery case for Galaxy S III

Smartphone cases that have extra batteries inside have been around for a long time. The type of case was one of the accessories that became common for users of the original iPhone years ago and then came to market for myriad of other devices. One of the companies making many of these battery cases is PowerSkin.

Continue Reading

Chrysler group unveils industry’s first in-vehicle wireless charging solution

Chrysler group unveils industry’s first in-vehicle wireless charging solution

There've been wireless charging solutions to use at home or in the office for a while now. I think most of us are familiar with these solutions that use a special case or battery door on your smartphone allowing you to set it down on charging plate to recharge the battery without having to fiddle with wires. For the most part, we have always had to fiddle with wires and DC adapters in the car, but Chrysler Group LLC is changing that.

Continue Reading

NSA builds Android phone for top-secret discussions

NSA builds Android phone for top-secret discussions

The NSA (National Security Agency) has reportedly developed its own custom Android smart phone to support secure conversations for top-secret calls. The phone the NSA built is said to be constructed using off-the-shelf components and the devices are called Fishbowl phones. The NSA has reportedly built about 100 of the devices and distributed them to staffers who need the ability to speak securely about top-secret information.

Continue Reading