Author Archives: Cory Gunther


Alcatel One Touch Idol ALPHA hands-on

Alcatel and their entire line of smartphones hasn't slowed down. The company is still releasing them by the truckload, but this year they're going to offer some top-tier models as well with a focus on quality. Instead of all mid-range devices. The One Touch Idol ALPHA we mentioned earlier this week is one of those. With a blend between the iPhone and an Xperia, the Alpha had some cool things going for it worth pointing out.

Acer Iconia A3 budget tablet hands-on

Earlier this week right before the IFA tech event kicked off in Berlin, the folks from Acer announced a slew of devices. One being a brand new 10-inch budget Android tablet, and we have our hands all over it to see if it's worth your hard earned cash. Below we're giving you a quick look at the newly announced Acer Iconia A3 slate.

Verizon HTC One in Vivid Blue confirmed, coming soon

Well, here's a little twist to the recent news surrounding the HTC One. After multiple tips mentioned a blue version of their beautiful anodized aluminum smartphone was coming soon to Verizon, the company announced the "Vivid Blue" model this week. However, we quickly learned it would be a Carphone Warehouse exclusive. Now though, pics of the blue model for Verizon have surfaced in a few Best Buy shops.

Nokia defectors creating Newkia with Android aboard

When the somewhat expected but major news arrived this week that Microsoft would finally stop sending platform support payments to Nokia, and instead opted to buy the company outright, the dream of a Nokia Android smartphone died. Don't be sad though, because one ex CEO has a team of Nokia defectors and aims to create a new Nokia-like company with the best OS around. That being Android of course.

Europe looks to ban mobile roaming charges with new legislation

Some recently leaked details on new legislation in Europe looks to ban those pesky and sometimes outrageous roaming charges accrued on mobile devices. If the details from The Guardian are accurate, The European Commission will be shutting down the possibility for networks to charge roaming fees. This would be a huge move, and hopefully makes its way to other regions.

LG Nexus 5 renders and details pour in with a look at the future

This week was absolutely full of juicy Android news regarding the next version of our favorite OS, as well as the Nexus which that software will debut on. We're talking about the Nexus 5 of course, which leaked multiple times this week. Including some FCC documents revealing all sorts of important information. Below are multiple renders based on leaks, the image from Google's campus, the FCC filing and more all blend into a beautiful look at the future.

Nokia plays off Android KitKat, asks us to have a break from Samsung and Android

As we all know, the folks over at Microsoft and Nokia aren't doing so great in the mobile space. Although, Microsoft looks to change that with their recent acquisition and buyout of Nokia. They'll soon be taking the same approach as Apple and now Google, by having their own hardware company. In light of Sundar Pichai announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, Nokia's now begging us all to "have a break" from Android.