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Samsung Introduces New Wallet App, Takes Design Tips Right Out Of Passbook

Say hello to Samsung Wallet, introduced this morning by the company during a developer conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Wallet, like Apple’s Passbook, of which it seems to borrow a few design cues will store event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards and coupons all in one centralized location. Wallet also features time and location-based push notifications, which is again eerily similar to Apple’s Passbook used to notify users when they can use Wallet cards stored … [read full article]

Google Execs Refute Retail Store Rumors, Commit To Play Store Sales

With rumors surfacing in the past week that Google was close to launching their own brick and mortar retail stores, Android chief Andy Rubin shot down those rumors earlier today. During a roundtable interview in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Rubin said “They don’t have to go in the store and feel it anymore.” I’m not 100% sure I agree with that sentiment, but Rubin emphasizes that Google’s hardware effort is … [read full article]

T-Mobile Posts Brief Marketing Spot Highlighting Add-A-Line Promotion

T-Mobile’s add-a-line promotion has been in full swing since February 13th, but they just posted a brief 15 second marketing spot reminding you it’s going on. The promotion lasts till March 23rd and offers $0 Value and $5 Classic add-a-line offers. The promotion offers a $5 savings each month until January 2nd of next year. From our earlier post: Existing customers can take advantage of this opportunity by switching to the Classic or Value family … [read full article]

Wall Street Journal: Samsung’s Android Dominance Beginning To Worry Google Execs

Samsung’s global domination of the Android platform is, on the one hand a testimony to the strength of both Android and Samsung together. On the other hand, it’s leading Google execs to worry that Samsung’s lions share of the Android market (about 40%) could lead to Samsung renegotiating their contract with Google and leveraging their market share to do so. For its part, Google is taking meetings this week during Mobile World Congress in … [read full article]

Mobile World Congress: T-Mobile Announces Budget-Conscious Lumia 521

Nokia’s press event at Mobile World Congress was all about the budget-friendly crowd which makes the introduction of the Lumia 521 on T-Mobile perfect for the first-time smartphone buyer. Nokia may have referred to the Lumia 520 design as “pillowy,” but with exchangeable cases in yellow, cyan, white and red there’s some opportunity for customization. The Lumia 521 brings a 4” 800 x 480 display to the table, 512RAM, 8GB storage with a … [read full article]

Samsung Confirms Galaxy S IV Launch Event For March 14th

We can put it on the books and put the rumors to bed Samsung’s Mobile Chief JK Shin has confirmed a Galaxy S IV event on March 14th in New York City. According to Edaily, Shin stated his company will show off the device at a Samsung Unpacked event marking the first time a Samsung smartphone has launched stateside since the Galaxy S in 2010. “We introduced the Galaxy S III in London last year, and this time … [read full article]

Samsung Unveils The Newest Addition To The Galaxy Note Lineup With The 8.0

It was all but a sure thing that Samsung would take the covers off the newest addition to the Galaxy Note family this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Which is why we’re excited to see that as of this evening they’ve done exactly that. Samsung unwrapped the Galaxy Note 10.1 this time last year so it’s fitting that their unveiling yet another addition to the Note … [read full article]

Deal Alert: Staples Offering $249 Galaxy Note II, $99 Galaxy S III, $99 Windows Phone 8X

Our deal hunting efforts knows no bounds as a quick look at Staples’ pricing through March 2nd shows some good savings on the Galaxy S III, LG Optimus L9, Galaxy Note II and Windows Phone 8X. These deals begin tomorrow, February 24th and last through Saturday, March 2nd so you’ve got some time to take advantage, but why wait? If you’re eyeing one of these devices, you’ll be hard … [read full article]

Deal Alert: Nexus 4 On Sale Through T-Mobile.com, Free The Whole Weekend

Nexus 4 fans take note as T-Mobile.com will offer the device absolutely free, well after a $50 mail-in rebate that is through the end of February 24th. Like most of T-Mobile’s web-only promotions, this offer is likely only good for new activations and add-a-line customers. On a similar note, I wouldn’t expect to  your local T-Mobile corporate store honor this deal, it’s a web-only special. The Nexus 4 has been a tough … [read full article]