Monthly Archives: August 2014

Rumors Surface on Motorola’s New Droid Turbo

Motorola has been on a roll lately with smartphone development, and this month’s latest rumor is nothing shy of that. Supposedly, images and specs for a new Droid Turbo have leaked onto the Internet. There is no confirmation yet from … Continue reading

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Low-Cost Smartphones Launched in India

The low-cost smartphone market is heating up in India. Two major providers have introduced extremely affordable smartphones to this emerging market. Spice Mobility and Mozilla launched India’s first Firefox smartphone, the Spice Fire One Mi-FX. It is powered by a … Continue reading

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Lenovo Launches New Smartphone Worldwide

Lenovo has decided to add to its smartphone portfolio with the development of the new Vibe Z2 Pro. The phone is aimed to provide solid performance at a low price. The Vibe Z2 Pro features a 6- inch screen with … Continue reading

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Smartphone Kill Switch Could Save Consumers $3.4 Billion a Year

While the debate for mandatory kill switches on smartphones continues, a new research study from Creighton University indicates that doing this could save U.S. consumers $3.4 billion a year. Dr. William Duckworth of the Heider College of Business surveyed 1,200 … Continue reading

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The Smartphone Turns 20

Many Americans have been using smartphones for the last decade, but these phones have actually been on the market for 20 years. This month, the IBM Simon celebrated its 20th birthday, and it will now be on display at the … Continue reading

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California Signs Mandatory Kill Switch into Law

California became the first state to mandate that smartphones have kill switches which allow consumers to remotely lock the phone and wipe out the data if the devices are lost or stolen. Governor Jerry Brown signed the new law yesterday. All … Continue reading

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OnePlus Takes Down Sexist Smartphone Contest

OnePlus is a startup that recently launched an exclusive smartphone called “the One.” The phone is only available for purchase by invitation, which supposedly adds to its desirability. What started off as a quirky promotional opportunity quickly went sour when … Continue reading

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Microsoft Suing Samsung over Missed Payment on Smartphone Patent Contract

Microsoft Corp. is suing Samsung Electronics Co., over a missed payment on a smartphone patent contract established in 2011. Microsoft holds patents on certain smartphone technology that is available on most Android devices. Samsung is the leading producer of Android phones, … Continue reading

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Turn Your Phone into a Heads-Up Display for Your Car

Want a heads-up display on your car but can’t afford to buy that option from the factory? Then you may want to consider Navdy. Navdy is a tiny projector that puts important information from your smartphone onto your windshield. For … Continue reading

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Weekly Cell Phone News in Review–August 25, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Might Handcuff School Safety It’s been a longtime, informal practice in many schools: Principals–on occasion and when warranted–confiscate and search cellphones if students are suspected of wrongdoing. As classes open this month, though, a recent U.S. … Continue reading

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