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From the Editor's Desk: Leaving the desert

What do you do if you're covering the final spring CTIA event in Las Vegas, at which not a single major mobile manufacturer has a booth, the only real hardware releases came from Kyocera (which is very much trying to get a foothold in the smartphone space, and good on them for doing it), and the...
Android Central

The Ashton Kutcher recap: On Twitter, streaming dicks and the future of mobile

The actor, investor and first person to hit 1 million Twitter followers weighs in on the industry at CTIA Turns out that Ashton Kutcher has a lot of the same problems you do. Twitter is too noisy. International roaming plans are expensive. Facebook, while great, has maybe become a bit overgrown...
Ashton Kutcher

CTIA Day 3 Liveblog: Ashton Kutcher live at 12:30 p.m. EDT

We're live from the third day of CTIA in Las Vegas. And at this morning's keynote address we're gearing up for a chat with actor Ashton Kutcher, who also happens to be a bit of a technology nerd as well as the latest portrayer of Steve Jobs in a movie that might or might not see the light of day...
Android Central

Android Central 136: CTIA, Jennifer Lopez and Ashton Kutcher

Hi, everybody. This is where we normally would have show notes. This week, we leave you this witty paragraph instead. :)
Android Central

Verizon's big CTIA event: JLo does phones

And maybe, just maybe, will bring a carrier store experience that doesn't make you want to flee Jennifer Lopez. Singer, actress, judge on American Idol -- and, now, smartphone retailer. Verizon today at its big event at CTIA in Las Vegas announced that JLo will be heading up Viva Movil, which...
Live from Verizon's CTIA event!

Live from Verizon's CTIA event!

We're coming to you live this morning from the beautiful Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, where Verizon is going to talk to us about ... something. Given the context of the CTIA venue, it's entirely possible we'll just be getting an update on Verizon's network capabilities -- and...
HTC One.

Hands-on with the HTC One in "Stealth Black"

The darker side of the HTC One reaffirms the device's status as the most attractive smartphone on the market today If you thought the HTC One was already the most handsome smartphone on the market today, you'll want to do yourself a favor and check it out the"Stealth Black" variant, available on...
Android Central

Hands-on with the NTT Docomo 'Translator Phone' service

Face-to-face voice and text translation across multiple languages  We're at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas and while a lot of business and back-end technologies are being talked about here, companies like the Japanese carrier NTT Docomo are showing off at least a couple of consumer-facing products. Its...
CTIA Keynote Day 1

Live from the CTIA 2013 Day 1 keynote!

The liveblog kicks off at 9am PT right here We're ready to go on the official first day of CTIA 2013, and the events kick off with the first of three keynote sessions. It is set to run from 9am to 11am PT, with several industry leaders expected to speak. More: Android @ CTIA 2013
Kyocera Hydro EDGE and XTRM.

Hands-on with the Kyocera Hydro EDGE and Hydro XTRM

Two ruggedized mid-range devices destined for Sprint, Boost and U.S. Cellular Making their appearance as successors to the original Kyocera Hydro, the Hydro EDGE and Hydro XTRM have been unveiled here at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas. Doing what Kyocera does best, the latest two iterations in the Hydro...
Tegra 4 and 4i chips

NVIDIA demos Cat 4 LTE on Tegra 4i at CTIA

i500 LTE modem gains support for 150Mbps LTE with software update At CTIA in Las Vegas, chipmaker NVIDIA has taken the opportunity to showcase the LTE capabilities of its upcoming Tegra 4i SoC, its mobile processor designed for mainstream smartphones. Announced back in February, Tegra 4i...
HTC One OtterBox Commuter

Hands-on with Otterbox Defender and Commuter cases for the HTC One

Two cases with distinct styling and different levels of protection We're here at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas, and although the show hasn't officially kicked off yet we had the opportunity to play with two of Otterbox's latest cases for the HTC One. At the middle and high tier of protection from...
Otterbox S4.

Hands-on with the Otterbox Defender and Commuter cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4

Otterbox is here in Vegas at CTIA 2013 with its Defender and Commuter series cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4 CTIA is always a hotbed for the latest and greatest accessories and this year's show is no different -- Otterbox was onsite tonight at the Showstoppers kickoff event in Las Vegas'...
Cat B15.

Hands-on with the rugged Cat B15

The one word you think of when you see those three letters. CAT. As in Caterpillar. As in construction equipment. Rugged. And that's translated nicely to the Cat 15 ruggedized Android smartphone. Available now for $349 after its unveiling a couple months ago at Mobile World Congress, it's billed...
Android Central at CTIA

We're live from CTIA in Las Vegas

CTIA in Vegas starts tonight, and we're there to relay all the news back to you Phil, Anndrew and Andrew are on the ground in Sin City, getting prepped to bring you all the news you'll want to know from the CTIA show. This is the last spring CTIA show, and starting next year things will be...

CTIA consolidating events in 2014 for single 'super show'

A quick bit of inside baseball from the trade show front this morning. CTIA-The Wireless Association today announced that its 2014 lineup will be consolidated into a single "super show" in September in Las Vegas. In past years (and continuing in 2013), CTIA has hosted a pair of events, with the...
LG Escape 1.

AT&T LG Escape hands on

In its next step towards world domination, LG is here in San Diego showing off its latest wares, including the recently-released, budget-friendly Escape, available now on AT&T. The Escape joins Verizon’s Droid RAZR M as an entry-level device with specs that impress: the 4.3-inch qHD display is...
T-Mobile LG Optimus L9.

T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 hands-on

Entry level is the name of the game for the LG Optimus L9 on T-Mobile. We knew that, of course, from T-Mobile and LG's positioning of the Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, as well as from the specs on paper. Let's recap: Android 4.0 (ICS) Dimensions: 5.19 x 2.69 x 0.36 Weight: 4.41 oz...
Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless CTO: Expect VoLTE "by the end of 2013"

Verizon Wireless held a briefing today here in San Diego as part of MobileCON's day one festivities, citing the inroads it has made with its extensive LTE network. According to VZW CTO Nicola Palmer, Verizon's LTE footprint currently covers 75-percent Americans, and is scheduled to duplicate the...

Live from the MobileCON day one keynote- mobile is changing the world

It's day one here in San Diego at MobileCON 2012, and on-hand to kick off the festivities were a handful of executives from companies that are being shaped and reshaped by the ever-changing mobile landscape. The theme of the day wasn't about hardware or devices (though T-Mobile and Sprint seem to...