Starbucks is a leader in mobile payments and rewards, but I think they are going too far with plans to take the order phase from your face to your hand. Mobile payments are coming, but do we really need them for everything?
Smartphones and Cell Phones
It seems everyone in business has a smartphone today to keep connected to the office and enjoy their time away from the office. Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile phones sporting iOS, Android, Wi
Matthew Miller started using a Pilot 1000 in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since.
There are plenty of new smartphones hitting the street in the next couple of months, but I'll be looking at the latest Android offerings thanks to the experiences that manufacturers offer.
AT&T dropped their single line price by $15 per month and the US wireless carrier competition continues. These lower prices come with LTE and more so they are starting to get very competitive with low-cost prepaid options.
My iPhone 5s doesn't last me a full day and I have to actively manage the photos and video I store due to limited capacity. The new Mophie Space Pack helps with both of these issues.
T-Mobile continues to shake up the US wireless industry by offering additional benefits at no cost to customers. Doubling the high speed data for all customers is a great move that can't be beat.
Nokia could have gone with Android a couple of years ago and had the leading Android camera phone line and maybe even leading smartphone brand today, but rolling out a Kindlefied version on low end hardware isn't a recipe for success.
Nokia now has Windows Phone devices with internal specs matching the leading smartphones. They take it further with their advanced camera, fantastic display, and more and the Lumia Icon is an excellent smartphone to consider.
Nokia Lumia and Nexus smartphones have Qi wireless charging functionality and with the Mugenizer N11 you can simply place your phone on the battery pack and have it charged on the go.
We saw several new smartphones launched at MWC this week, but most are evolutionary products offering a few improvements over existing devices. Here are the best.
Apple's iPhone is a fantastic device and it sells well in areas like North America where consumers can afford the high average selling price. Smartphone growth is slowing and long term forecasts are getting more reliable.