Review: Samsung ATIV 500T

With Windows tablets slowly starting to become part of the mainstream mobile market and the newer models becoming much better and much faster than the first generation, the Samsung Ativ 500t is one of the early, quiet entries into the Windows 8 tablet offerings outside of Microsoft’s first Surface lineup (Dell, HP, and Acer being…

HTC To Launch Wearable Device This Year

Bloomberg is reporting that HTC will indeed venture into the wearable tech arena this year. There is no mention of what device HTC will be launching but we can assume it will be a smartwatch. With Samsung already in that market and rumors of Apple entering soon, it only makes sense. HTC is gambling on…

Google Continues Cross Patent Campaign; This Time With Cisco

Google continues to extend a hand of cooperation to its competitors in the industry. First they sealed a deal with Samsung and Ericsson, in which they cross licensed each others patents. Now they’ve done the same with Cisco, effectively bringing their disagreements to an end. Google is taking a proactive approach to this whole thing…

Samsung Pays Ericsson $650m For Cross-License Patent Deal

Samsung is moving fast on tidying up their patent fronts. Just yesterday we heard that Samsung and Google settled on a 10 year agreement to cross-license patents with the search giant. Now Samsung throws us another curve ball. This time paying Ericsson $650m to essentially do the same with them as they did with Google.…

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Samsung And Google Ink 10 Year Patent License Agreement

Engadget is reporting that Samsung and Google have just agreed to license each others patents for the next ten years. Why is this a big deal? Well part of the reason is the rumors of Samsung preparing their own Tizen operating system to compete against Android. Inking this 10 year patent deal pretty much solidifies…

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Guest Review: Sony Xperia Z1s

Written by Joe Del Vecchio T-Mobile has been making quite a few waves lately with their bold moves in pricing plans, willingness to pay off customers’ Early Termination Fees, and lure new customers away from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.  Meanwhile, Sony is trying to secure its place among the big boys in the high-end cellphone…

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro Set For First Quarter 2014

Softpedia and ZDNet Korea are reporting that Samsung has put the finishing touches on the rumored Galaxy Note Pro 12’2″ tablet. Sammy is packing some nice specs into this tablet which include; 2560×1600 resolution LCD display, 2.4GHz processor, 3GB RAM memory, 9,500 mAh capacity battery and is rumored that it will launch with Android 4.4 Kit-Kat.…

Samsung Hires Ex-Apple Store Designer Tim Gudgel

Well it looks like Samsung just might be getting serious about a full on retail establishment. Gigaom is reporting (via The Information) that Samsung has scooped up former Apple store designer Tim Gudgel. Apple is often praised for their store layout and approach. Currently Samsung has retail pop-ups in some malls and Best Buy stores.…

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Review: LG G2

By now there are hundreds of reviews on the LG G2 that you have probably already veiwed and read a couple of dozen times. Usually the larger blogs will be the first to get their hands on review units, which is understandable given their traffic is a lot higher. But that doesn’t mean us smaller…