Perhaps that check mark needs to become a full-blown crosshatch. Verizon is one of the major US cell service providers using the CDMA standard instead of the more open and cross-compatible GSM standard. In short, it means that taking a non-Verizon phone to Verizon is more difficult than a similar case for AT&T or T-Mobile. Verizon had this problem when activating SIMs for the iPhone 6 and Nexus 6, both phones containing antennas for all four major US networks. It’s the same case for the Moto X Pure Edition and so far, we haven’t gotten any word of problems from the GSM [...]
So far, so good for Nextbit. Make that “goody good” as of this post because its Kickstarter fund for the Robin smartphone has attained nearly double the original goal of $500,000. And after a rousing unveiling during IFA and a further fleshing of the details at CTIA, we’re looking at an interesting development that could set this crowdfunded phone apart from others like YotaPhone, Fairphone and others. In an update to their Kickstarter page, the project team said they were looking into, but not confirming that they are building a version of Robin supporting Verizon [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all the controversy regarding the leaked Galaxy S 4 Photos, which turned out to be fake. Then we move over to LG since their new Optimus G Pro Quick Covers do a better job than the flip covers on the Galaxy S III. Verizon is next as we talk about their plans to phase-out CDMA and go fully LTE aside from dropping fees in the process. Then we talk about Apple and the possible release dates for the iPad 5, iPad mini 2 and iPhone 5S. We end today’s show talking about Nokia’s new plan to convince Instagram to join Windows [...]
The Samsung SCH-I535 popped up in a user agent profile recently and, while there was no indubitable proof that the phone is going to be Verizon’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III, the specs indicate that it might be a strong possibility.
As hinted, the i535 will pack a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor instead of the Exynos quad-core SoC on the International version. The findings in the user agent profile seem to be backed up by recent benchmark results found on NenaMark where the Samsung i535 popped up with the dual-core CPU and its Qualcomm Adreno 225 GPU. The [...]
You’ve been researching a new smartphone or tablet, looked all over, checked out your favorite technology website, and have finally decided on one particular device. Sure, it doesn’t have everything you want, but it’s got 95%, and you figure that’s good enough. A month or so passes after it’s announced you find it on your carrier, but it’s changed…
What?! How dare they! That’s bait and switch!
Well, maybe not.
The world is a big place and things aren’t the same everywhere. Different areas of the world use [...]