The HTC First Facebook phone is available for pre-order now, and the HTC One with BlinkFeed functionality that can be set just to Facebook updates is coming soon. Will a focus on Facebook be attractive to consumers and help HTC stem its financial slide?
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.
I enjoyed BBM Music and found it encouraged me to use BBM while helping me discover new friends. I was hoping to see it on BB10, but now we hear it will be shutting down soon.
BlackBerry's new BB10 OS has unique gestures and features and to help people understand them they released a mobile-optimized web tutorial for people to give BB10 a try.
AT&T looks to be the first US wireless carrier to launch the HTC One, and it will be hitting the streets before the Samsung Galaxy S4. The pricing is standard, but you also get a free HTC Media Link HD accessory.
One of the cool camera features of the Nokia Lumia 920 is optical image stabilization, and we now see the HTC One includes this technology. My weekend basketball test shows the HTC One does well with OIS too.
I have never been a diehard BlackBerry user, but a couple of years ago, the PlayBook and Bold 9930 combo appealed to me. It looks like the fresh UI and usefulness of BlackBerry 10 may be grabbing hold of me again.
Windows Phone development continues at a healthy pace with app releases and updates, new and exciting games, and firmware updates for the Nokia Lumia 920.
T-Mobile must be making other carriers nervous as it shines the light on the subsidized phone pricing racket currently in place and moves to a model that offers fairness and high value to consumers.
This is the debut week of the Z10 on AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, and at the same $200 price point as the iPhone, Android smartphones, and Windows Phone devices, I wonder if consumers will choose BlackBerry.
Samsung is challenging Apple in the consumer smartphone and tablet market, and is really starting to focus on the enterprise. I lost this debate as the majority also feel that Samsung is on the right path to success in business.