Archive | September, 2013

Google Announces Android 4.4 KitKat, Erects Statue Outside Google HQ

Whoa…today is certainly shaping up to be a very interesting news day as Google unveils Android 4.4 KitKat. Yup, that’s KitKat just like the candy bar and it seems Google won’t have any trademark issues as the company has a promotion in place where you can win Nexus 7 devices or Google Play credits by purchasing specially market Kit Kat candy bars in stores near you. This story is still developing so I’d keep … [read full article]

Apple Announces September 10th iPhone Event, Will “Brighten Everyone’s Day”

In a move that won’t surprise anyone who tracks the tech industry, Apple has sent out media invitations for a September 10th event. The event is widely expected to see both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C announcement, as well the official launch of iOS 7. The invite itself doesn’t hint at anything specific save for the bright colors which almost definitively points to the bright colors in iOS 7 as well as … [read full article]

Google Sells Out Of 8GB Nexus 4 Online, Won’t Replace Inventory

A bit of disappointing news that might be wrapped in exciting news as the 8GB Nexus 4 sells out of Google’s Play Store. However, even as Google briefed The Verge the model won’t be replaced…it raises the question if a Nexus 5 is on the horizon. There’ s been no shortage of rumors on the Nexus 4 successor, including a back and forth on whether LG or Motorola has … [read full article]

T-Mobile Manager Hints At BlackBerry 10 Device Sales Going Online Only

    There’s still some room to question the authenticity of this rumor, but if a CrackBerry forum thread is in any kind of sign, T-Mobile is moving to sell BlackBerry 10 devices online only. No specific reasoning was provided to this retail rep by her manager, but smart money is on a lack of sales, interest and inventory concerns. My manager told me the other day that all blackberry 10 devices will now … [read full article]

Microsoft Agrees To Acquire Nokia Devices And Services Unit

There are only a few things that can get me to stop watching a Comedy Central roast, but the news that Microsoft has purchased Nokia’s Devices and Services unit stopped me in my tracks. In a joint announcement, outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the deal as the clock struck 11 pm Eastern. Building on this successful partnership, we announced some important news today: an agreement for Microsoft … [read full article]

NSFW: Jonah Hill Congrats Bill Hader For T-Mobile Marketing Campaign

When Bill Hader left Saturday Night Live, many were left wondering where the funnyman would show up next. Low and behold Hader shows up as the face of T-Mobile’s JUMP! upgrade program, an appearance which had a few pundits scratching their heads. Well, Jonah Hill breaks down Hader’s decision in this Comedy Central clip straight out of tonight’s roast of James Franco. This one’s not safe for work so don’t watch it out loud, in … [read full article]

Last Call For T-Mobile’s “$0 Down Summer Sale,” Ends Tomorrow

T-Mobile’s kinda, sorta, maybe “sale” offering $0 down on just about every smartphone in store is coming to close tomorrow. The special offer or “unparalled promotion” as the carrier labeled it allowed both new and existing well-qualified customers to get the latest 4G LTE smartphones, tablets, mobile hotspots and feature phones at the upfront price of $0 down with monthly service payments. Unfortunately, the promotion itself was more of a teaser offering … [read full article]