It’s not common to see Larry Page on stage for a Google event, regardless of how big it is. Usually Eric Schmidt or Sergey Brin have been the ones that have shined the most for their showmanship, and as I watched the Google I/O keynote yesterday, Larry changed that, and he said something that really struck a nerve – “We should be doing what nobody else is doing”. He also said things like “We should work on getting technology out of the way”, and other phrases we’ve heard in the past, but by the late CEO of another company I don’t even [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows Phone 8 GDR2 and a a possible release date along with some billboards that show us what the Nokia Lumia 928 is all about. Then we move to HTC as the red HTC One shows itself in the UK, along with the fact that HTC has improved in sales this month when compared to last month. Then we go through the BlackBerry R10 being compared the Q10, just to make your choice for either much easier since the R10 is just ugly. Later we go through the leaks of a mysterious LG phone we assume to be the Optimus G2, and then we talk about the [...]
I need a beer, and I’m sure many of you need a drink as well. If this was five years ago, I’d be by my second pack of cigarettes, and it has to do with how furious I am right now. Let me explain why:
For starters, I wish I could express in words how long it took me to love Android. My first device was a Google Nexus One, and man, even though I started off at the right foot, it rarely ever felt that way. What a gorgeous phone and what a great experience overall, as long as I didn’t turn it on. Froyo and Gingerbread were just stale and cartoony no matter how much [...]
Yes, Sprint is the next lucky carrier to get the HTC One on pre-order as of today. If you’re either on Sprint or considering moving towards their unlimited data, there’s actually a deal for new customers that make this proposition a lot more enticing.
Existing customers can get the HTC One for the usual $199 plus a two-year contract for the 32GB model, and no, there’s no 64GB model in Sprint sadly. Now, if you’re a new customer, there’s a $100 discount on the HTC One with their new “bring your number” deal. You end-up paying only $99 for [...]
It’s finally here, slowly that is. After almost a full month since Sprint launched their Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the LG Optimus G, the software update is now reportedly reaching AT&T customers. Sadly we haven’t been able to confirm this officially, as AT&T hasn’t sent out any press notifications about it. What matters is that some customers are already reporting that it is arriving to their devices.
LG really surprised us last October with the Optimus G. None of us here had any positive things to say about the company until this device was [...]
The idea of comparing Sony’s new Xperia ZL against Samsung’s phablet is crazy in its own way. The Xperia ZL on one side is the perfect incarnation of a device that gives you big features on a footprint you can actually manipulate with one hand. The Note II by contrast is focused on showing the world that bigger is better. One of these products is designed to cater to every customer out there, and the other is clearly out to continue pushing the niche they created with the first Galaxy Note.
Who will win in this battle of the large displays? Watch our comparison and [...]
Ever wonder what it’s like to be in our shoes while the hottest mobile events on the planet are happening? We’re about to change that. Join us tomorrow for our Special-Edition Pocketnow Live where we plan to give you our full office experience of what it’s like to cover an event while our own Brandon Miniman and Michael Fisher are at the show floor at HTC’s New York event covering everything.
February 19th, 10:00 AM Eastern. Look out for our YouTube Channel and join us in the comments!