Intel, partnering with Safaricoma Kenyan based provider, has announced a new smartphone, the Yolo, headed to African markets. Back at CES, Intel took to the stage to introduce Lexington, which is their new processor targeted at emerging markets. The Yolo is the first smartphone to have that chip and looks positioned to make quite an impact in emerging markets.
The Intel Yolo will contain:
After a lengthy lockout, the NHL season is finally starting this weekend. If you’re a puck head like I am, you’re going to want to check out the NHL 2013 Live Wallpaper app. Whether you want to show support for your team or just give your devices a little hockey makeover, this app is for you.
The initial download is free. But if you want it to do anything more, you’re going to have to pay for...
If you’re in town for the President’s Inauguration this weekend, you’re going to need a good app for the DC metro that will guide you around the city. While DC has a great metro system, it can be confusing for newcomers and those who don’t use it all the time. Having a metro map and schedules right on your phone is incredibly valuable and will make your trip less stressful.
Metro 24 is one of...
Sprint has announced today that it is expanding its 4G LTE network to 28 more cities in the coming months. Work has already begun to bring the high speed network to these places, so hopefully the rollout can happen quickly.
Here are the cities that will be getting the faster speeds:
Bay City, MI
The unlocked, international version of the HTC Butterfly is available from online retailer MobiCity for only $849. We first heard about this device as the HTC J Butterfly bound for Japan. Then, we saw that it was heading to China and a version, known as the Droid DNA, was coming to the United States.
If you've been salivating over the 5-inch, 1080p device, but didn't want to go to Big Red, you'...
Acer today announced a new 7-inch tablet offering, the Iconia B1-A71. They have said this tablet is suited for first-time tablet users and children, so not ideal for the power-user base.
The Iconia B1-A71 boasts:
1.2GHz dual-core processor
7-inch display (1024 x 600)
8GB of internal storage
WiFI 802.11 b/g/n
microSD support up to 32GB...
PowerA unveiled a new controller this morning for the MOGA gaming system. The new controller, the MOGA Pro, brings a more console-like experience to mobile gaming.
Full size console-style grips
Precision dual-analog sticks
Four action buttons
Two shoulder buttons
Two shoulder triggers
USB charging cord...
Hyundai has announced a new deal with Google that will bring further integration of Google Maps with their Blue Link telematics platform. Blue Link is an in-car application that aids with mapping and allows phones to connect to it.
The new deal will see more Google Maps APIs being used to enhance the experience in their cars sold in the United States. The new APIs that will be used are:
MetroPCS has announced a new phone today, the ZTE Avid 4G, which is a 4G LTE phone that costs $149.
The Avid 4G sports:
1.2GHz dual-core processor
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
2.3GB of internal memory
32GB of external memory
The Avid 4G is eligible for any of MetroPCS's 4G LTE plans, including a promotional plans, where the carrier...
Verizon has announced that it will be flipping on its 4G LTE service in more cities on December 20th.
Here is the list that will accompany those that were announced earlier this month:
Casa Grande, Arizona
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Mason City, Iowa
Charles City, Iowa
Hastings and Kearney,...
For a limited time, Amazon Wireless is offering some of Sprint's top devices for cheap. This deal only applies to new customers, so if you're already on Sprint, this doesn't apply. But if you've been considering switching carriers, this may be a good time to do so.
For a short time and with a new 2-year contract, you can get deals on the following devices:
Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB, Blue/White...
Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) is now rolling out to the WiFi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (see our review) in the United Kingdom. Back in September, we saw an update roadmap from Samsung that included the Tab 2 10.1, but dates were not set. If you're one of the lucky owners in the United Kingdom, you can update your device via KIES or an OTA update. Hopefully this is a sign that the...
HTC has opened its first store-within-a-store in Germany. The Taiwanese retailer is attempting to rebound after lackluster financial results by having a more profound retail presence. Rather than open up separate stores, these are dedicated areas within existing retailers, this one being a Saturn store in Germany.
Samsung has tried this approach in the UK and other European countries, and while...
Google's Niantic Labs has launched Ingress, a new worldwide augmented reality game that will be primarily played with your mobile device. Back in September, they released an app called Field Trip, which aims to provide relevant information as you walk or drive around. Ingress is far more ambitious and involved than Field Trip.
It is a game that can be played by anyone with the app and will take...
Amazon has announced that their new tablet, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch (see our Hands-On), starts shipping today. This is the WiFi-only version, with the LTE option set to ship next week.
In case you've forgotten the Amazon event back in September, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch boasts:
16GB / 32GB storage options
1920 x 1200 screen (254 ppi)
1.5GHz dual-core processor
9.4 x 7.31 x...
Great news for all of you on AT&T today as the LG Optimus G (see our review) and the Sony Xperia TL (see our hands-on) are available now. The Optimus G can be had for $199 with a 2-year contract while and Xperia TL costs $99. Both can be bought in-store as well as online.
If you're concerned with having the top of the line phone, the Optimus G will be your choice. LG has done a fantastic...
US Cellular announced a new handset this morning, the 4G LTE-capable Motorola ELECTRIFY M. Just yesterday, the carrier announced upcoming expansions to their 4G LTE service, and today brings a new device that can take advantage of the higher speeds.
US Cellular's Motorola ELECTRIFY M will feature:
4.3-inch Super-AMOLED Advanced display
Dual-core 1.5GHz processor
Corning Gorilla Glass...
Amazon has released a new app into the Google Play Store called Amazon Cloud Drive Photos. It allows you to view and download to your device photos that you have stored on your Amazon Cloud Drive. Amazon has steadily been adding more photo features to the service; last month we saw picture sharing and iPhoto export functionality added.
It is an interesting decision by Amazon to release a...
US Cellular this morning has announced an increased expansion of its 4G LTE network and aims to have 58% of customers covered by the fast service by the end of 2012.
There will be additional 4G LTE networks in Iowa, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Oklahoma.
In addition, new 4G LTE markets will be in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
The markets will...
Panasonic may be pulling out of the European market, barely after they got back into it. There was an ambitious plan by the Japanese corporation to return to the mobile game after introducing the Eluga (see our hands-on) at Mobile World Congress. Panasonic had hoped for for 1.5 million units to be sold this year and then to build up on year-on-year.
Panasonic's plan didn't really take off after...