While many may think outsized phablets mascarading as phones have gone too far, today's marquee smartphones of nothing compared to the devices that got the ball rolling. In this week's video, let's harken back to a time when the ability to make a simple voice call from your car was a luxury that 'only thousands' could enjoy.
With the Hong Kong skyline as a backdrop, Android Authority runs the new iPhone 5S and 5C through a series of drop tests. It's the first drop test we've seen so far for Apple's new smartphones and the results are completely different from what we expected.
Apple's new flagship goes on sale today around the world. The new iPhone 5S comes replete with iOS 7, as well as a biometric fingerprint scanner. Analysts will be watching early sales numbers of both the 5S and the lower cost iPhone 5C.
The standout feature on Apple's new 5S has to be the company's new Touch ID technology, which allows a user's fingerprint to act as a password. Check out what Sir Jony Ive has to say about how Apple arrived at the latest iPhone's differentiator.
While Samsung grabbed most of the attention with its splashy Galaxy Gear unveiling this week, Qualcomm quietly took wraps off a wearable of its own at its annual Uplinq developer conference. Take a quick look at the Toq, which boasts 8 days of battery life. Is it possible Qualcomm could be a contender in the space?
Motorola's new flagship has garnered a lot of attention for its focus on personalization, but Google's subsidiary has also tried to differentiate on other levels. Take a look at the Moto X's toucheless voice control features, which allows users to wake and control aspecs of the phone with voice only.
During this WDD HotSeat interview, Brock Butler, Marketing Director for mobile devices at Spirent Communications, discusses the major trends occurring in the HD Voice and VOLTE markets. He also provides an overview of the major challenges that are present in these markets and insight on how they can be overcome.
In the first full spot from HTC's new ad campaign, Robert Downey Jr. saunters through a series of bizarre initialism interpretations for the company's name. Detractors say it's too drastic a shift away from the HTC's old message of "Quietly Brilliant" and criticize it for choosing odd non sequiturs over talking about the actual phones. But people are talking about HTC and that's basically the point of the ad.
Acclaimed director Werner Herzog takes on texting and driving in this gut-wrenching documentary. Sponsored by AT&T, this film is a must watch for anyone with a car and cell phone. While the temptation to look at your phone while behind the wheel might be great, the results of doing so can be tragic.
While many were disappointed in the iPhone's Gorilla Glass covering, the easily shattered glass doesn't get babied in the lab. Take an inside look at what Corning R&D puts smarpthones through to test the durability of Corning's Gorilla Glass.
As Nokia continues its fight to compete in the highly competitive smarpthone market, the company is seeking to differentiate with some of the most sophisticated smarpthone camera technology out there. Here's a quick look at some of the features of Nokia's 41 megepixel camera found in the Lumia 1020...
In Qualcomm's imagined "World Without Mobile," set against a bouncy a capella soundtrack, normal mobile activities like checking messages, watching videos, playing games, listening to the music and updating social media profiles become unreasonably cumbersome when attempted without a connected device.
Microsoft has released the next iteration of Windows 8. The company's new touch-based operating system seeks to merge dekstop and mobile, but some customers miss the familiarty of longstanding feature like Windows' classic Start button...
Samsung hosted a special event June 20 in London and took the opportunity to unleash tons of new products including the Galaxy S4 Mini, the ATIV Q convertible that runs both Android and Windows, and the Samsung Galaxy NX, a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens.
Microsoft today released a version of its popular Office suite for the iPhone. Office Mobile is available now for free on the App Store but only subscribers to Microsoft's premium cloud-based Office 365 service can use the new app. After signing in to an Office 365 account, users can access...