smartphones

CES 2012: We’re here in Viva Las Vegas!

It's that time of the year again folks. That time is CES, a week-long journey with an overload of electronics, and a lack of sleep. For those that aren't too familiar this is the largest event around, the Consumer Electronics Show 2012! For everyone waiting to see the next great Tegra 3 quad-core powered tablet and everything else CES has to offer don't worry, our entire team is here live to capture it all.

Sam’s Club Black Friday: Galaxy S II, PHOTON and DROID CHARGE for less than $1

It's the most wonderful time of the year... for bargain hunters, anyway. Those of you with a hankering for a new-ish smartphone and a Sams's Club membership should add at least one more stop to your Black Friday hit list. The big-box retailer will be selling some very respectable phones for just 96¢ each: the Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T version), Motorola PHOTON 4G and Samsung DROID CHARGE.

HTC device codename list revealed, seems pretty accurate

Whoa, check out this list of codenames that was just leaked regarding that all popular smartphone brand HTC. Apparently this is a list of their upcoming device codenames and from my first initial glance this is highly accurate. Plenty of those have already hit the market and we've been hearing a few others lately too, like the just revealed HTC Edge.

US Mobile carriers agree to end “bill shock” will send out usage notifications

Have you ever received that AT&T bill in the mail only to see a huge balance thanks to an extremely large overage of text messages, or your daughters new Android phone went way over her 2GB data limit? I'm sure we've all been here before, especially back in the early days when we had 300 text message plans. Well today things are about to change and carriers will no longer be able to secretly sit back while users incur huge overage fees.

Sony looks to buy out Ericsson’s half of Mobile Division

If you are like the many of users that just thought Sony phones came with a last name, that being Ericsson -- you were wrong. The joint venture that began back in 2001 looks to possibly be coming to an end as Sony is about to close the deal and buy Ericsson's half of their mobile division according to reports. Sony plans to bring all the operations in house to go along with the TVs, Cameras, Media Players, and more that they've produced over the years.

LG Optimus LTE delivers dual-core 4G

LG has officially announced the LG Optimus LTE, the handset previously known as the LU6200, packing a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 resolution display and 4G LTE connectivity. The high-speed smartphone - set to go on sale on South Korea's SK Telecom tomorrow, October 5 - has an 8-megapixel camera with an LED flash and HD video recording. There's also DLNA support and an HDMI output, for getting your multimedia off the smartphone either wired or wirelessly. LG is hoping you'll watch some of it on the Optimus LTE's display itself, however: the phone uses one of the company's "IPS True HD" panels which, it claims, will beat the Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE to the market and be the first such resolution panel on offer. 326ppi is not to be sniffed at, after all. What's still up in the air is availability outside of South Korea. After all, LG knows there are LTE networks in the US and elsewhere, and so we wouldn't be surprised to see broader sales after the initial roll-out this week. [via SlashGear]

Disney dances into the Android smartphone market with two new phones

It appears Mickey Mouse has found his ears and came to his senses with Disney set to launch two new Android smartphones. It looks like Lion King and the Little Mermaid are about to get replaced by the little green robot we call Andy. Along with the first Disney Android smartphone, they are about to launch two new updated models and we have the details below for all you Disney fans-- we know there are plenty of you.

SanDisk 32GB MicroSD Class 4 for Mobile only $29 [Deal of the day]

In what I'm going to consider one of the better deals of the day 1SaleADay is offering the SanDisk 32GB Micro-SD card class 4 for the extremely low low price of just $29. These are brand new units right from SanDisk and have the same 1-year warranty, no refurbished junk here. I don't know about you guys, and even with everything going to the cloud these days on mobile this is just too good of a deal to pass up.

ViewSonic V430 Android smartphone appears in Russia

ViewSonic is back today with another Android handset spotted in Russia. You might not remember many Android phones from ViewSonic but they had the V350 and then the scary ViewPad 4. Today we have the V430 Android 2.2 FroYo smartphone -- Yes sadly we said Froyo but we have hopes it might get a boost to some Gingerbread.