When Jennifer Lopez last week showed up at CTIA to announce the new wireless Latino-targeted retailer Viva Móvil, the first question from the audience was about how this could translate to the retail experience for all Verizon customers. The question seemed to suggest, “It’s great what you’re doing for the Latino population, but what can be done do make the wireless retail experience more tolerable for all humans?”
I have to admit that I'm excited to hear what T-Mobile has on its mind tomorrow. I want to know more about what's behind John Legere's devious, trouble-making smile. Basically, I want the specifics on what it means to be the "un-carrier"?
The headline adjectives, like “completely weird” and “baffling,” used to describe Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy S4 speak to what the company got right. The video of the whole thing, up now on YouTube, features fantastically bad acting, bad jokes, tap dancing, a symphony orchestra, bridesmaids, a sideways car and tons of difficult to explain additions.
When the stars align for handset and network technology, it must be a thing of beauty. Match an LTE-enabled handset with an LTE network and magic happens. But I wouldn’t know about that because I foolishly bought a 4G phone on a two-year contract five months before LTE was turned on in my market. And it’s killing me inside.
The idea that Mozilla's Firefox OS will compete for significant market share on the same court as iOS and Android is laughable but that's exactly what much of the mainstream media seems determined to report. I have read a number of articles desperate to make the case that Firefox OS...
I started at 178,735. Yuck. That’s the huge registration number I pull, my spot in line for Mailbox, a new Gmail app that’s getting all the attention. My initial reaction was, “Barf. I’m not going to sit here and wait for something that performs a function that my native email app, plenty of more readily available OTTs or even my mobile browser can already do well enough.”
Friday’s announcement of Path’s settlement is illustrative of the way regulation works when you're trying to safeguard consumers from technology that the regulators themselves don't understand. It's also the way regulation works when you're trying to drum...
It is inevitable that when a technology is perceived as being “cool”, a lot of companies start claiming that they can do it. Mobile data analytics is one such market. Over the past couple of years, the waters have become muddied, to the extent that service providers...
Can you hear it? That's the sound of the device market changing. It sounds a little like the whispers that RIM just might have something with BlackBerry 10. It also sounds a little like rumors that Amazon has the right kind of content ecosystem...
It’s already happened so many times that the shock has completely worn off. But that doesn’t mean my jaw didn’t drop the first time I saw my daughter, who’s three now, pushing her finger against a magazine page as if it would interact with her when she did.
A report surfaced today that Apple is testing iOS 7, as well as the iPhone 6. I'm amazed that this made headlines. I'm guessing investors would be jumping ship faster than they already are if Apple wasn't in the process of testing the next iterations of its products.
Thus far it appears the feature has only caused minor suffering to those sending the texts and major amusement for everyone reading them. But, in all seriousness, what would happen if Auto Correct turned your extremely urgent and vital emergency text into an incoherent mess?
Both AT&T Mobility's CEO Ralph de la Vega, and Verizon's chief executive Lowell McAdam took this week's UBS Investor conference as an opportunity to hammer home their usual talking points. De la Vega talked record Q4 smartphone sales, while McAdam pitched his company's lead in the race to LTE.
The entry-level smartphone market is a moving target and one that seems to exist to some degree on perceived simplicity