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"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.
When we first heard about Allsop's Clingo smartphone stands and mounts, we were hesitant to give it an in-depth look. After all, smartphone stands, grips, holders and mounts are about as common as an oxidized penny. What intrigued us the most were not the mounts, per se, but the actual Clingo grip itself. The "patent pending" sticky green goo is supposed to last for practically forever without losing its stickiness. A few hundred sticks later, including tons of smartphones and gadgets, but also including everything a blogger needs such as bananas, bottles of hand lotion (for that Carpal Tunnel) and a plethora of other weird stuff, we finally have a verdict. Is the Clingo as good Allsop says it is? Find out if Clingo is the only grippy mount you'll ever need for the rest of your life.
One in three Americans have waved goodbye to that old flip phone for an upgrade. And today, there are more options than ever for newbie smartphone subscribers. But which company is picking up the most shares? Check out the chart and prepare to be wowed by Android's steady rise to 38.1% of all U.S. smartphone owners.