UPDATE: The Galaxy Nexus is out on Verizon as of Dec. 15 for $300 with a two-year contract.
The next tech spec hype for smartphones is all about high definition screens — the ones with insane 1280x720 resolutions that destroy the iPhone 4S's comparatively lower 960x640 Retina Display and shatters the qHD screens in smartphones like the Motorola Droid Razr. Meet LG's Nitro HD, a 4G Android smartphone itching for your dollar.
Stop me if you've heard this one before, because it's not the first time we've heard that Facebook is working on a dedicated smartphone, and it probably won't be the last.
Ready for today's craziest rumor? Yeah, if a bunch of hardware research analysts from Taiwan are to be believed, Amazon's stockpiling supplies to build a Kindle smartphone to either fight the almighty iPhone or make a killing on Android.
Pinch me. After last week's news of a rumored 4.7-inch quad-core HTC Edge phone, Engadget says that an even beefier HTC handset — Zeta — will pack a whopping 2.5GHz quad-core processor. How many of you even have quad-core computers clocked that high? I don't.
Go quad-core or go home. Come 2012, that's going to be the mantra for a lot of smartphones equipped with powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 processors. A leak's revealed that HTC's "Edge" will be quite a little monster of a smartphone.
Microsoft kicked off a huge marketing blitz in New York City's Herald Square today to hype Windows Phone 7 and it did so by erecting a huge six-story tall Windows Phone 7 fit for a giant. The awesomeness didn't end there. Read on to find out what they were doing inside the phone!
After announcing in February its new best buddy would be Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, Nokia slipped quietly back into its labs to put the finishing touches on its new line of smartphones. Some eight months later, and what does the Finnish company have to show? Apparently, just a reworked Nokia N9 re-dubbed the "Lumia 800" but with a few minor tweaks and of course, Windows Phone 7 as its power core. Nokia also announced the lower-priced Lumia 710 — a cheaper, less premium-feeling model of the Lumia 800 with a few toned down specs. We felt up Nokia's latest and greatest smartphones this morning and here's what we thought.
"Thinner. Stronger. Faster. Smarter." Those are the merits that Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha touted when unveiling the new Droid RAZR smartphone. With a powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a bright and sharp qHD resolution screen, 4G LTE data speed — all in laser-cut woven Kevlar fiber body — the Droid RAZR is not only slick, but powerful. And sexy. The last time the RAZR brand was used it was for the world's best-selling and thinnest cellphone — pre-iPhone. That was in 2007. Motorola's since managed to wrestle some marketshare back from Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry with its line of Android-powered DROID smartphones on Verizon. All was going well until Apple dropped its iPhone 4 on Verizon earlier this year. With the Droid RAZR, Motorola's taking Big Red back.
Did you ever lug one of those giant cellphones around town (feeling oh so cool)? Don't worry, you're not alone. But looking at mobile technology today, it's hard to remember how we communicated on those things. Here's a handy infographic comparing communication in 1991 to now. Enjoy.