Tag Archives: phone

Who is the worst at driving while on the phone?

According to police, older drivers are the worst offenders for texting while driving. Do you get frustrated when you see someone texting while driving or talking on the phone behind the wheel? A lot of us would point the blame at younger drivers, the generation who are obsessed with their phones. But police suggest that might not be the case. ... Read More »

Mobile phone penetration in India set to rise to 85-90% by 2020: report

According to the report, only 44.1% of women own a mobile phone compared with 73% of men. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/ Mint Mumbai: Mobile phone penetration in India is set to rise to 85-90% by 2020 from the current levels of 65-75%, according to a report issued by Omidyar Network on Wednesday. However, only half of the smartphone owners in the ... Read More »

Nokia Flagship Android Phone Specifications Leak Hints at Snapdragon 835 SoC, Dual Camera Setup but No Zeiss Sensors

HMD Global began 2017 with a bang, bringing back the nostalgia with new and improved Nokia phones. The Nokia 6, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3310 (2017) have been launched so far, but the company is far from being done. More announcements are expected in 2017, and one of them is expected to be a flagship device. Now, a ... Read More »

These Are the 5 Worst Cities for Mobile Phone Users

Mobile carriers have spent billions to expand the reach of their 4G networks, but the gains aren’t spreading evenly across the country. Surveys by network rater Rootmetrics found starkly varying conditions in different metropolitan areas, as carriers’ investments didn’t always match the growth of usage in some places. In its latest rankings, some of the largest cities in the country—including ... Read More »

Huawei,P10,tipped,to,be,the,most,expensive,P-series,phone

The Huawei P10 is responsible for a solid share of the rumors coming in recently, the latest being a set of renders which supposedly depict the upcoming flagship. Today, word got out that the P10 will be the most expensive P-series device Huawei’s made. Huawei P9 Courtesy of the usually reliable Ricciolo (Twitter handle @ricciollo1), the info isn’t exactly what ... Read More »

A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

In 2009, Microsoft enflamed the minds of consumers with Courier, a foldable phone/tablet concept that was eventually cancelled. Years later, a sort-of new patent implies Microsoft hasn’t (or hadn’t) totally given up on the idea. According to the new patent, which was approved on Tuesday, Microsoft envisions a mobile device with a continuous viewing area that extends across the foldable region—similar in ... Read More »

Verizon jacks phone upgrade fees from $20 up to $30

If there’s one thing Verizon loves to do, it’s bouncing around the cost of its smartphone upgrade fee. After Verizon introducing a $20 upgrade fee in April 2016, it’s now raising the cost even further. Whenever you swap out your existing phone—whether through a straight-up purchase or a monthly payment plan with the carrier—Verizon adds $30 to your bill. Verizon will refund ... Read More »

Ooma is adding DIY home security monitoring to its free VoIP phone service

Ooma, one of the biggest names in VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone service, is expanding into the DIY home security market. Ooma Telo owners will soon be able to install motion, door/window, and/or flood sensors in their homes, and add a new tier of service that provides home security monitoring. “The Ooma Telo is essentially a Linux computer that ... Read More »

Mi Mix to be the next Xiaomi phone to get Nougat update

Xiaomi’s Mi 5 smartphone has already received the Nougat update, and the company has also confirmed which other phones will get the update. That list includes the Mi Mix, and now, it has been revealed that the device will be next in line to receive Nougat. According to a post on MIUI forums, the phone – which has nearly border-less ... Read More »

Next Samsung Galaxy Note phone to pack in LG-made battery

According to a new report out of Korea, Samsung is considering sourcing batteries from LG Chem (the battery manufacturing arm of LG) for its Galaxy Note8 smartphone as well as other phones launching thereafter. Talks are on, and nothing is finalized yet, the report says, but adds that a deal seems likely. If the deal goes through, the Galaxy Note8 ... Read More »