This amorphous blob we keep referring to as “China” has been a tough topic to tackle for us at Pocketnow. The sheer enormity of the market, the hundreds, even thousands of component and device manufacturers and trends so short-lived, they seem concurrent enough to contradict each other all combine to inhibit understanding of the Chinese consumer.
Well, fun fact: China covers 3.7 million square miles of megalopolises and nowheres with a government that has commercial interests in every part of it. So it’s not surprising to hear that the country is home to 1.3 [...]
Ahh vacation. A chance to unwind. Recharge the batteries. Travel across the country seeing great things and meeting great people. I once heard that a vacation pays for itself before you even get on the plane. And it’s so true. It’s just one of those times that everything becomes so easy, laid back, and overall just awesome. Vacation technology is here to make things even more awesome…and more complicated. Here’s a few things I learned about travel vs. mobile technology vs. Disney World.
With the iPhone 5 just a couple of days from being announced, the media is full of speculation. I’ll admit the whole team got together last week to discuss this, but we decided to leave this video until this week since there were a lot of products that deserved our full attention with all of last week’s events. Today has proven to be a rather silent day, and we know why it is. Everyone, be it customers, lovers, haters, and even competitors are all waiting for it to be September 12th at 10:00am PST for Apple to officially unwrap the iPhone 5.
This top 5 was a [...]
U.S. variants of the Samsung Galaxy S III have been announced (and anticipated) on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. Some carrier subscribers were luckier than others but Verizon fans seem to have to wait forever for their phone to be available. Initially, the Verizon Galaxy S III should have been available on July 9, which was before it got pushed back one day to July 10.
Then came rumors of a July 11 availability — later confirmed by Verizon on their website with the patches on the phone — and the latest report comes from HHGregg who have a nice banner up on [...]
It’s been quite some time since Sony introduced the Xperia Ion for AT&T at the beginning of the year at CES. However, six months later, the phone is available for purchase online at the carrier, going for $99.99 with a two-year contract (or $449.00 outright).
It’s been so long since its introduction that you might need to refresh your memory with our hands-on video. As far as specs are concerned, the Xperia Ion packs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.6-inch 720p display, and a twelve-megapixel camera, in addition to LTE compatibility on AT&T. The [...]
We’ve gotten a bit of information on some upcoming Motorola devices, including a pair of LTE-capable, Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handsets for Verizon and AT&T. First is the Motorola Vanquish, which will be sold worldwide, and which has already been spotted in some EXIF data going by the name Droid RAZR HD for Verizon. As its name suggests, this will be the first high definition model in the Droid range, sporting a 1280 x 720 pixel display. Vanquish is coming to Verizon under model number XT926, to China as XT922 and XT980, and globally as the XT923 (UMTS) and XT925 [...]
After having announced the (then-named) Windows Phone 7 Series platform at Mobile World Congress 2010, Microsoft planned a flashy New York City event in the fall of that same year to show off the first devices that would be bestowed with the Windows ecosystem’s answer to Apple and Google’s foray into mobile. There were a handful of devices, though one stood out to us in particular: the Samsung Focus, which seemed to have the best screen, the snappiest performance, and the most impressive thin-and-light form factor. The Focus went on to be one of the best-selling early [...]