smartphones

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.

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 Announced, Promises stable Flash, 3D and more

Today on the official Adobe Blog Adobe has outlined plenty of what we will see in the future. With Flash Player 11, AIR 3, 3D and console quality gaming and more all across multiple platforms and especially mobile, all thanks to Flash 11 and AIR 3. According to Adobe these updates will bring the “next generation of immersive apps across platforms including Android, iOS (via AIR), BlackBerry Tablet OS, Mac OS, Windows, connected TVs and other platforms.”

SanDisk Announces 64GB MicroSDXC for mobile phones

SanDisk has been busy stuffing as much storage as possible onto something as small as a fingernail and today they've announced the 64GB MicroSDXC (extended capacity) cards for mobile phones. I know many users myself included have been using plenty of cloud storage options lately but having a 64GB MicroSD would really be awesome and I can't wait to get one in my hands. It will be known as the SanDisk 64GB MicroSDXC "Mobile Ultra" card.

Smart Bar Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone brings us back to 2007

In what I can only describe as one of the most amazing looking phones of 2011 (I mean 2007) we have the amazingly awesome Smart Bar Android phone from eAccess. This is a new phone that will be called the Smart Bar that should hit the streets of Japan starting September 22nd. Who wants one? I know I do.