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Barring Merger Will 3Q Signal T-Mobile’s Peak?

October 8, 2014 | by Andrew Berg | Comments

"I can tell you everything you need to know about Iliad. The owner's wealthy, he's got long hair, he made his money in porn, and his wife is the heir to Louis Vuitton money. I mean, sh*t, what else do you need to know?"

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Is Apple Pay Really All That?

October 22, 2014 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

I'm generally not impressed when Android users scream from the mountaintop that they've had this or that feature for years...                               

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AT&T's New Smart Limits Still Won't Let Me Cap My Son's Data

October 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

After posting a recent grumbling piece about AT&T having done away with a key feature of its family controls program--namely the ability to cap...             

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A One Terabyte Shared Data Plan Cannot, Must Not Happen

October 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Come Halloween, the double data plans will be taken off the menu and the buckets will shrink back down to their original size. But should Sprint or any other carrier approach the 800GB horizon again—or even boldly push past it into uncharted 1 terabyte waters—they could seriously risk melting under the heat of subscriber scrutiny.

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Teens May Be Unreliable Predictors of Apple Watch’s Success

October 8, 2014 5:27 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

But then again, teens may be an unreliable source for predicting how Apple’s foray into the watch game will go. Elsewhere in the survey, the teen respondents are asked to name their top watch brands. Just like in the spring 2014 and fall 2013 study, Rolex easily took the top spot. On average, 30 percent of respondents said the luxury brand time pieces are just the best.

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Control Over Your Data Usage? Think Again

September 30, 2014 10:21 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

After nervously handing over an iPhone 5 to my 12-year old, I knew I was going to have to do something to monitor the amount of data he was using. I didn't want to completely ban him from using data, but I certainly wanted to mitigate the possibility of overages. 

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Data Plans with Less Than 1GB Should Be a Thing of the Past

July 23, 2014 10:54 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Considering the push for gigabytes and the certain doom for networks that can’t keep up, plans measured in megabytes seem like an anomaly. Options with less than 1GB are, at best, starting to look hopelessly outdated. At worst, they look like a slightly less than straightforward cash grab.

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Verizon Breaks Taboo with Lucrative Location Play

July 21, 2014 4:49 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Carriers have long been trying to figure out how best to make use of the massive amounts of data out various cellular-connected devices create. Until now, they haven't really done a good job of what many analysts refer to as digital gold.

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Android Wear Compatibility Gap Leaves Open Door for Apple, Microsoft

June 30, 2014 4:41 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

If Android and the many OEM partners can find a way to close the fragmentation gap, then Android Wear could become as pervasive as its parent software. Of course, if someone releases a commercially viable smartwatch with its own cellular connection, then fragmentation ceases to be a phone-watch pairing issue and becomes a standalone smartwatch problem.

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T-Mo's 'Test Drive' Perfect Showcase for Impressive Wideband Service

June 26, 2014 10:38 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

This is T-Mobile's way into major metropolitan markets, where it will continue to take subscribers from the likes of AT&T and Verizon. Yes, Verizon has its XLTE product, and Sprint has its "Spark" offering, but neither of those are offering the kinds of speeds T-Mobile is putting up right now. 

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Amazon Fire Phone Different but Not in the Right Way

June 19, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Users of high-end smartphones are not going to buy the Fire Phone for a number of reasons but the limited access to Google Play is one big reason power users will stay away. Gesture control and 3D are not enough to sway the power user from an LG G3, an HTC One M8, or a Galaxy S5, all of which cost the same but offer full access to the Google Play store.

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Windows Phone Still Chanting, 'Developers, Developers, Developers!'

June 16, 2014 1:25 pm | by Editor | Comments

With its deep integration of Microsoft's Office software, Windows Phone really does have a chance to make it in the smartphone game, but it absolutely must get developers, both big and hyper-local, behind it and not in the half-hearted manner they are now. It might be argued that Steve Ballmer realized this better than anyone. 

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Amazon Should be the One Moving Its Event

June 10, 2014 10:53 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

If priorities were in the right place, though, it would be Amazon working around T-Mobile’s schedule. Amazon’s (probably) phone will show off some cool tricks but after the show, it’s still just another Android smartphone. Amazon is an interesting player with a strong ecosystem but it won’t become a major disruptor in the smartphone space on day one.

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Low-Cost, High-End Smartphone the Logical Next Step for Amazon

June 10, 2014 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Amazon is built for a smartphone. Consider its assets: a HUGE customer base; extensive billing system; walled content ecosystem; a line of tablets and eReaders; set-top box that will likely place nice with the new phone. What does that all mean? It means instagrow for Amazon smartphone share.  

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The Tyranny of Apple’s New Headphone Scheme

June 6, 2014 11:03 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

If the leak about the Lightning Connector headphones is true, and you're an iPhone user, get ready to eventually buy more expensive adaptors along with the additional Lightning Connector cords you've bought since the spec was switched from the 30-pin we'd all come to know and...well, know. 

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iOS’s Walled Garden is Cracking, for Better or for Worse

June 5, 2014 10:23 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

My developer friend said if Apple keeps this up, he was hopeful that by iOS 9, he won’t even have to jailbreak. If that feeling even partially resonates through the developer and jailbreaker community, then Apple’s made a huge step toward opening its doors to the outside world. But the inverse effect must be considered. If the hurdles for developers are shrinking, the learning curve for the common end-user might be getting steeper.

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