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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.
We have seen some fantastic smartphones in 2013 and one phone remained clearly at the top of my list. Another one recently knocked it out of my pocket, but it still remains in my collection.
I get amazing Verizon LTE coverage and will soon be experiencing significantly faster speeds thanks to their increased capacity rollout.
HTC see that the times are changing here in the US with AT&T joining T-Mobile to break out phone subsidies from monthly fees. An unlocked flagship HTC One running KitKat is an attractive option for no money down.
T-Mobile started something with their no-contract offerings that charged you just for service and not for phone subsidies. AT&T is the first to join them by stopping the double dipping penalty.
STM Bags makes some great cases for the iPhone 5/5s and a couple newer ones add some unique features. The Harbour 2 props up your iPhone while the Catch lets you carry along ID and credit cards.
The Moto X is my current favorite smartphone. At $299 with service plans starting at just $5 per month, Republic Wireless has a compelling offer for consumers.
I was hoping Motorola might stand apart from others in the Android space when Google purchased them. With their custom Moto Maker service and quick OS updates I think they are showing me they want to as well.
Nokia's massive 6-inch Windows Phone is available this week and includes all the best specs allowed by Microsoft. However, AT&T made some design trade-offs that detract from the overall value.
Nokia continues to improve their Windows Phone music service, rebranding it to focus on its biggest strength. Nokia MixRadio plays music to match your personal profile.