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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 »

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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 »

Another Samsung patent gives a clearer picture of the upcoming foldable phone

It appears the Samsung foldable phone plot is thickening yet again. Another interesting patent has surfaced online, showing a brand new design concept for a foldable handset, with bendable displays and what appears to be a detachable camera module. Samsung foldable phone This comes as yet another piece in a puzzle that has coming together for over three years now. ... Read More »

Huawei’s phone sales in Latin America hits 10 million milestone

Huawei has revealed that their smartphone sales in Latin America has crossed the 10 million milestone. The revelation was made by the company’s Senior Vice President Yu Chengdong, who also shared a celebratory poster featuring popular football player Lionel Messi. The Chinese company has plans to expand its presence in South America, evident from the fact that the firm has ... Read More »

Rumor says HP and Microsoft are working on new consumer-grade Windows 10 phone

According to a new rumor, HP – in partnership with Microsoft – is working on a new Windows 10 Mobile smartphone. The device, the rumor says, could be made official in February next year, an year after the business-focused HP Elite x3 was unveiled. Sadly, nothing much is known about the handset at the moment, except that it’ll feature typical ... Read More »