Topic: Mobile

Rumor: Samsung Z Scrapped?
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Rumor: Samsung Z Scrapped?

Oh, Samsung. For the last few months, we’ve heard about the company’s idea for a high-end, Tizen-based smartphone called the Samsung Z. Most of what we’ve heard, however, has been mainly about the device’s … [Read more...]

Samsung Officially Delays Tizen Smartphone Rollout
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Samsung Officially Delays Tizen Smartphone Rollout

It was supposed to be out by now: Samsung Z, the first smartphone to run the company’s homegrown mobile OS, Tizen. The last we heard about the Z was that its expected debut at Moscow’s Tizen Developers Conference … [Read more...]

Phone Unlocking Bill Passes House, Now Awaits Obama’s Signature
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Phone Unlocking Bill Passes House, Now Awaits Obama’s Signature

A new law that would allow phone unlocking for carrier-switching customers has made it through the House, and will now head to President Obama's desk, according to GigaOM. The President, who stated that the bill will … [Read more...]

Google Maps Explore Might Beat Foursquare at its Own Game
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Google Maps Explore Might Beat Foursquare at its Own Game

Just yesterday we heard about the new and improved Foursquare, and how it would give users targeted recommendations based on where they are and what they liked. As it turns out, Google took yesterday as an opportunity to … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s 3D Touch Phones Cancelled amid Layoffs
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Microsoft’s 3D Touch Phones Cancelled amid Layoffs

Earlier this month, we heard some details about a couple new handsets in the works from Nokia and Microsoft that featured “3D touch” capability – essentially, you could interact with them in different ways by … [Read more...]

After Samsung Z’s Latest Delay, is Tizen DOA?
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After Samsung Z’s Latest Delay, is Tizen DOA?

About a month ago, Samsung announced the Samsung Z, its first smartphone running Tizen, the Linux-based mobile OS that it had a hand in developing. Set to debut in Russia in Q3 2014, new reports say that Samsung has … [Read more...]

Chumby is Brought Back to Life, Courtesy of Blue Octy
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Chumby is Brought Back to Life, Courtesy of Blue Octy

A few years ago, I seriously wanted a Chumby. For those of you unfamiliar with the device, it was a sort of alarm clock-meets-tablet-meets-rugby ball that sold itself as a convenient way to access important Internet … [Read more...]

Thinner iPad Air 2 Reportedly Leaked, Could Include Touch ID
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Thinner iPad Air 2 Reportedly Leaked, Could Include Touch ID

It's the Apple way: that which was made thin shall be made thinner. According to a report from BGR, an outer casing mock-up of an iPad Air 2 may have been leaked. A video was published that compared the dummy model to a … [Read more...]

T-Mobile Has Nearly 15,000 People Interested in Test Driving iPhones
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T-Mobile Has Nearly 15,000 People Interested in Test Driving iPhones

T-Mobile's crazy-like-a-fox CEO John Legere unveiled a whole lot of new ideas at the company's event on Tuesday, and at least one of them is really taking off: the iPhone test drive, which will allow those interested to … [Read more...]

What We Didn’t Get from Amazon’s Fire Phone
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What We Didn’t Get from Amazon’s Fire Phone

It seems like we've been talking about a potential Amazon smartphone ever since the company launched its Kindle Fire tablets a few years ago, and rumors about such a device have been picking up steam over the past year. … [Read more...]