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Facetime fight back begins
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on September 20, 2012

Facetime fight back beginsAT&T seems confident its ban on Apple’s FaceTime use over cellphone networks among customers on older data plans is legitimate. That confidence is about to be tested thanks to the first steps to a regulatory challenge.

One in three new handsets are smartphones
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on September 13, 2012

One in three new handsets are smartphonesAn estimated 35 percent of all mobile phones sold this year will be smartphones according to one analyst. If that figure sounds surprisingly low, bear in mind it’s a worldwide figure — and could hit 50 percent in a [...]

Nokia admits faking smartphone ad
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on September 6, 2012

Nokia admits faking smartphone adNokia has this week displayed a dramatic video of a video stabilization feature in its forthcoming Lumia 920 smartphone. Unfortunately it’s now been forced to admit the footage was actually shot with a full-blown video camera.

Check out Google Play’s $.99 “End of Summer Sale”
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on September 2, 2012

Check out Booble Play's $.99 "End of Summer Sale"Who doesn’t love a sale and for those of you sporting an Android device, now is the time to scoop up some great apps for less than [...]

Samsung kicks off Windows Phone 8
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on August 30, 2012

Samsung kicks off Windows Phone 8In an ironic piece of timing given its problems with Apple, Samsung had become the first company to confirm a Windows Phone 8 smartphone. It’s also announced an impressive looking sequel to the Galaxy Note.

The Windows device is the unglamorously-titled Ativ S. [...]

Smaller networks fight back with unlimited data
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on August 23, 2012

Smaller networks fight back with unlimited dataThe dominant networks in the US market are dropping unlimited data deals like a hot potato, but their smaller rivals think that gives them a valuable weapon. Both T-Mobile and MetroPCS are offering new deals on unlimited data.

Verizon [...]

Retail giants work on own mobile payment system
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on August 16, 2012

Retail giants work on own mobile payment systemSeveral of the largest retail chains in theUnited Statesare working on a payment network that will allow customers to pay via a smartphone. It could challenge similar efforts made by both cellphone networks and tech giants.

The <a [...]

Smartphone market now a two-horse race
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on August 9, 2012

Smartphone market now a two-horse raceTwo trends have been apparent in the smartphone market for some time now: Android becoming dominant in number one slot and everyone else other than Apple taking a real kicking. Newly released figures confirm that trend: if you buy a smartphone today, it’s probably [...]

Apple & Samsung battle spills outside courtroom
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on August 2, 2012

Apple & Samsung battle spills outside courtroomMost trials involve lawyers arguing about the evidence they present in court. But the Apple-Samsung battle has now turned into a dispute about what Samsung said outside the court buildings.

The two sides are currently battling it out to settle several patent [...]

NFC security questioned
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on July 26, 2012

NFC security questionedWhenever a new technology emerges, you can quickly expect one of two things: porn and hackers. Sadly for skin flick lovers it’s the latter that’s making the news with Near Field Communication.

AT&T flatters Verizon’s shared data plans most sincerely
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on July 19, 2012

AT&T has announced it will mirror Verizon by introducing shared data plans that cover an entire household. It’s not only copied the pricing concept, but the actual charges are suspiciously similar.

Aisle411 wants to help you navigate through Walgreens
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on July 18, 2012

Aisle411 wants to help you navigate through WalgreensAs grocery stores, Walgreens and Walmarts continue to supersize, finding your way around can be difficult.  Different stores within the same chain are set up differently which only [...]

Amazon smartphone rumors intensify
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on July 12, 2012

Amazon smartphone rumors intensifyIncreasingly-credible reports suggest Amazon could have its own smartphone on the market within a year. But analysts are divided on exactly what it would achieve.

It appears to be a case where several different rumors that might be circumstantial evidence on their own are coming together [...]

Kickstarter projects for Android that you can help fund
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on July 8, 2012

Kickstarter projects for Android that you can help fundFor those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is “the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.”  People post videos of their projects and ask the public [...]

Androids form rogue army
Posted from MOBILE.BLORGE on July 5, 2012

Androids form rogue armyWe often speak of smartphones as more like mini computers than mobile telephones. Now we’ve may have the downside of such similarities: a botnet made up of Android handsets rather than PCs.

A Microsoft security blogger has noted that a recent batch of spam e-mails showed [...]