Verizon To Challenge Google’s App Store, per report; Verizon Denies Story

News - by Guile Canencia on August 20, 2014

As reported by The Information earlier, Verizon was purportedly planning to create a new coalition of wireless service carriers and phone manufacturers in order to launch an app store that would challenge Google's Play Store, according to to unnamed sources. But just recently, Debi Lewis, a spokesperson for the carrier, made it clear that Verizon has no plans to do just that. According to The Information report, Verizon has allegedly reached out to other carriers as well as to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of mobile devices to talk about introducing an app store to rival that of Google's. Once launched, this new store will supposedly let app developers exploit functionality associated with specific networks, promote... read more

ZTE Introduces Nubia 5S Mini LTE Phone to US Market

News - by Guile Canencia on August 20, 2014

When it comes to making phones, China doesn't necessarily lack in that department. As a matter of fact, if you do a simple Google search using the phrase "chinese phone maker", brands like Huawei, Lenovo, and of course, ZTE, will come up. If you're not familiar with these names, there's no need to fret -- these brands are not that well-known in the United States....

HTC One M8 for Windows To Be Carried By Verizon and AT&T

News - by Guile Canencia on August 20, 2014

AT&T, Verizon, and the phone's manufacturer itself have all confirmed that the HTC One M8 for Windows is set to hit stores.Amidst earlier leaks hinting when and where the One M8 for Windows smartphone might be available, HTC enthusiasts finally get a definite date as to when they can get their hands on the Taiwan-based company's newest Windows-run offering....

Sony Introduces Waterproof Phone Xperia M2 Aqua

News - by Guile Canencia on August 20, 2014

Sony Mobile recently launched the Xperia M2 Aqua, the first Sony mid-range price smartphone to feature the company's widely acclaimed mobile waterproofing technology. Sony may have its work cut out for it in trying to compete with Samsung's, HTC's, and LG's handsets, but when it comes to waterproofing smartphones, the Japan-based company may be king, or at least...

Ignore No More App Locks Teens’ Phones Until They Call Their Parents Back

News - by Guile Canencia on August 19, 2014

It's definitely something any parent can relate to: your teenage son or daughter ignoring your calls or text messages. Fortunately for frustrated parents everywhere, a certain mom decided that enough was enough. Sharon Standifir hails from New York City, and just like any other disgruntled parent, she had had her fair share of being-ignored-by-your-teenager...

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