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May 11, 2012  4:07 PM

Smartphone Design Is Rapidly Maturing



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Android, BlackBerry, RIM, Samsung, Smartphones

An article on Brighthand this week had a statement that surely caused some people to blink. The comment came from analyst Craig Mathias, who said, "We will see relatively...

February 9, 2012  12:49 PM

Is the iPhone 4S a 4G Device? Depends on Who You Ask



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, AT&T, Smartphones, Sprint, Verizon

It's a seemingly simple question: Is the newest iPhone a 4G smartphone? Nevertheless, it has a somewhat complex answer. If you're a Verizon or Sprint subscriber, the answer is easy: this device does not support either of these carriers' 4G standards, LTE or WiMAX. The situation for...


January 25, 2011  11:50 PM

Why Is Verizon Being So Conservative about Its iPhone Sales?



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Smartphones

In a conference call with investors today, Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo gave his company's prediction for the number of iPhones it expects to sell in 2011. And it's low. Very low. This has got me wondering why this carrier is being so conservative. Shammo 's number is 11 million....


January 18, 2011  3:54 PM

Apple iPhone 4 in a White Casing May Never Appear



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Smartphones

You can get an iPhone 4 in any color you want, as long as what you want is black. Since this smartphone debuted early last summer, it has come in only one color, and those hoping for a version in a white casing have been hoping in vain. Shoppers for previous Apple smartphones had a choice of...


January 16, 2011  10:50 AM

Push Email Has a Major Effect on Battery Life



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Android OS, iOS, Smartphones

One of the better inventions for smartphones was push email. But you should be aware that this very handy feature comes with a significant drain to your device’s battery. Every smartphone I know of supports push email, a system in which messages are "pushed" out to your phone as soon as they...


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