Derek Kessler

Derek Kessler is Special Projects Manager for Mobile Nations. He's been writing about tech since 2009, has far more phones than is considered humane, still carries a torch for Palm (the old one), and got a Tesla because it was the biggest gadget he could find. You can follow him on Twitter at @derekakessler.

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Galaxy S5 owners with 'Warning: Camera Failed' errors advised to contact support

Galaxy S5 owners with 'Warning: Camera Failed' errors advised to contact support

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a fantastic camera, but it seems that enough owners of the new Samsung flagship have experienced errors that Verizon is taking support action to rectify. The error, simply described as "Warning: Camera Failed" freezes the camera app on launch and requires a reboot of the phone. Needless to say, that's not an acceptable issue for any user, and Galaxy S5 owners...

Verizon Wireless's Q1 2014 results see $21 billion in revenue and 539,000 postpaid subscribers

Verizon Wireless's Q1 2014 results see $21 billion in revenue and 539,000 postpaid subscribers

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Verizon's first quarter results are in, and mirroring rival AT&T, they saw some rather impressive growth. Verizon as a whole saw $30 billion in revenue, but even with their substantial non-cellular businesses, Verizon Wireless accounted for a whopping $20.9 billion of that income. That's an increase of nearly 7% from this quarter last year, though growth through their retail outlets...

Sprint plans to make their Android smartphones SIM unlockable in February 2015

Sprint plans to make their Android smartphones SIM unlockable in February 2015

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American carriers are making progress in being more open and customer-friendly — particularly T-Mobile — but Sprint is preparing to take a significant step forward by ensuring that the devices they sell to customers are able to be SIM unlocked. Eventually. In 2015. In an FAQ on Sprint's unlocking policy, the company states that they are "working to ensure that all devices developed and...

Xperia Keyboard now available in the Google Play Store, Sony device still required

Xperia Keyboard now available in the Google Play Store, Sony device still required

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Sony has moved its Xperia keyboard into the Google Play Store, but you still won't be able to get it if you're not using a Sony device. Sony's move echoes the actions of Google, who has been steadily moving more and more core app elements of Android — from the Google Keyboard to yesterday's Google Camera — into Google Play. Sony's likely done so for the some of the same reason as well:...