Tag Archive: cellular

Jun 12 2013

Republic Wireless Summer Sale

I recently reviewed Republic Wireless’ radical approach to the cellular marketplace. One of the issues that I pointed out with their approach was the cost of a fairly plebeian smartphone since the Motorola Defy is the only option they offer. I guess they heard me! They have lowered the price on the phone to make …

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Dec 22 2012

Beyond Procrastination

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What do you mean you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet? Do you have an epic Christmas Eve of commercial hedonism plotted to avoid a visit from Marley in the night? Or are you aiming towards a collapse of equal proportion that will leave you in the doghouse with all of your friends and family? I …

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Jul 06 2012

Amazon Phone

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Now isn’t this an interesting bit of rumor fodder. According to 9to5Mac.com (via Bloomberg) Amazon in plotting their own phone product. Have to say that given Amazon’s desire to conquer everything with a transaction this makes a lot of sense. They are one of the companies that can actually rival Apple in the contact front …

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Jul 04 2012

Life’s Little Emergencies

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Well, CRAP! Why is it that is when you are traveling that you really discover that your planning was not as full featured as you thought it was? I am on vacation and I took my phone out of its battery case for a couple of minutes. Of course that is all it takes. Slide, …

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Apr 16 2012

Walking and Texting

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The gentleman in the picture above is committing one of the cardinal trade show sins; texting while walking. Come on buddy, you obviously need to pick one or the other. While not quite as foul as its ordinal cousins “texting while driving” and “texting when you should be paying attention to what your spouse is …

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Apr 09 2012

Sprint LTE

There is an interesting article on the Wall Street Journal in regards to Sprint changing horses mid-stream on the 4G wireless front. Can somebody show me Kankakee on a map? Oh wait, hold on. Sprint can. Do I think it is a bit odd that Sprint is rolling out phones featuring a technology that they …

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Dec 10 2011

WebOS Going Open Source

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OK, I have to say that I didn’t see this coming. HP’s decision to contribute WebOS is fascinating but seems like too little, too late. With the array of tools and hardware out there, I would think that open source developers would be more interested in something like this. While you cannot describe Android as …

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Oct 21 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich

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Arstechnica has a nice run through of android’s new OS, Ice cream sandwich. One of the things that strikes me about the article is how much time they spend discussing derivative features of Android. Phrases like “similar to” or “inspired by” or just flat “borrowed from” litter not only this article but most of the …

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Oct 04 2011

iPhone4/4s/Galaxy II Comparison

The guys over at the The Verge, I mean This is my next.com, I mean…oh just click the link! In any case, those guys, the ones struggling with the current name of their tech site, have posted this really boffo table comparing the Iphone4/4S and the Galaxy S-II (the name was way cooler in the …

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