Aircraft connectivity firm Gogo on Friday unveiled a new in-flight technology that allows air passengers to make phone calls and send text messages in the same way as one can perform these activities on the ground.
The Text & Talk service makes use of Gogo's in-flight Wi-Fi networks to carry passengers' text messages and voice calls. In other words, the air-to-ground connectivity technology routes voice calls and text messages back on Earth through the aircraft's wireless network (Wi-Fi) rather than in-flight cell towers or so-called picocells.
The next Google Nexus 5 smartphone will feature a nearly 5-inch display and get powered by a strong Snapdragon processor, according to newly leaked technical manual.
According to the leaked manual, the purported Google Nexus 5 smartphone, which will be manufactured by electronics giant LG, will come equipped with a 4.95-inch display and a Snapdragon 800 processor.
T-Mobile has accused rival network provider AT&T's prepaid AIO of deliberately confusing consumers by using a magenta logo.
T-Mobile said the use of magenta color in the logo of AT&T's prepaid brand AIO Wireless infringed its trademark. The carrier argued that AIO picked magenta color out of all colors of the universe just to confuse customers.
In a filing with the Texas district court, T-Mobile said, "[AIO's] use of magenta to attract T-Mobile's customers is likely to dilute T-Mobile famous magenta color trademark, and to create initial interest confusion."
U. S. network provider AT&T has confirmed the launch of Windows Phone 8-based Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone via its GoPhone prepaid service.
AT&T said the Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone would be available through its prepaid service with a starting price tag of $99.99. The network provider also noted that it was offering the handset at $50 cheaper price than same handset from T-Mobile.
Jeff Bradley, AT&T's Senior Vice President for Devices, said that the launch would provide customers with yet another affordable choice that would fit their needs.
Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC on Thursday officially took wraps off the mini version of its flagship smartphone HTC One.
The smaller version, called the HTC One mini, essentially has the same features as the existing HTC One, with slightly smaller size of the screen being the only notable difference.
While the HTC One features a 4.7-inch 1080p HD display, the newly unveiled HTC One mini has a 4.3-inch 720p HD display.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. has assured that it would fully investigate into reports that an electrocution by iPhone snatched the life of a young woman in China.
As per media reports, 23-year-old Ma Ailun in the north-western city of Xinjiang died after she was electrocuted while trying to use an iPhone while the device was recharging.
The deceased's brother said in an interview that her sister received a shock when she was trying to answer a call on the iPhone that was getting recharged.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung on Friday announced the availability NFC TecTile 2 tags that are compatible with the company's new Galaxy S4 smartphone.
Samsung's TecTile tags are small NFC (near field communication) stickers which can be easily programmed to execute certain tasks on a smartphones and other mobile devices when the device is brought into contact with them.
The much-awaited Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone has now been officially announced by Verizon Wireless; with the carrier revealing that the handset will be available from May 16.
According to the Verizon announcement, the upfront cost of the Lumia 928 - the latest handset in Nokia's Lumia series - will be $150, with a $50 mail-in rebate, and a two-year service contract.
Some of the most impressive features of the attractive-looking Lumia 928, which boasts sharp lines and a slim profile, include a big 4.5-inch AMOLED screen at 1280-by-768 resolution; a Snapdragon S4 processor;
A CNET report has disclosed that tech giant Apple is apparently flooded with demands from police officials to decrypt seized iPhones, so much so that the company has recently created a "waiting list" to tackle the deluge of iPhone decryption requests.
According to court documents, the encrypted iPhone 4S of a Kentucky man, who was accused of distributing crack cocaine, stymied the federal agents so much that they sought Apple's help in decrypting the handset, last year.
When it comes to choose a smartphone, Blackberry is the least desired, according to a fresh survey.
In the survey, which was conducted by Raymond James, people were asked which phone they would like to buy from the list of Blackberry, Android, and iPhone next time. The survey found a whopping 71.4 per cent people saying that they would never choose a BlackBerry.
Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple's iPhone once again emerged as the most popular handset, with just 19.7 per cent of the people surveyed saying they would never use this smartphone.
Foreseeing a large potential in Flash storage, IBM on Thursday announced its plans to invest $1 billion in Flash research and development.
Increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets has lead to an unprecedented rise in demand for storage over the past few years, and IBM sees a solution in Flash memory that is capable of processing the data faster, more reliably, while consuming less energy than a hard disk drive (HDD).
Online anonymity is nearly impossible after making four phone calls, according to international team led by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
According to the research, information derived from mobile phone networks using only radio masts' locations could allow identifying the vast majority of people from information collected from only four phone calls.
Finnish handset maker Nokia's latest offering, the Lumia 620, is part of its efforts to regain its lost market share.
The Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone features a 3.8-inch, WVGA screen, which can surely not be considered over-sized. However, it is what one can expect for a £150-phone.
The manufacturer used its Clear Black screen technology in the development of the phone's screen. Thumbing over the glass fascia is also pleasant. Tests found no problems in reaching any of the four corners using thumbs. Typing is also comfortable, thanks to Windows Phone 8 OS' well sized & spaced keyboard.
Samsung has started upgrading its Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 tablet computers to Google's latest operating system - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet was the first device in the series to support the multi-windows feature that allows users to run two applications side by side on single screen. Now, after the latest update, this feature comes with a cascade view on the tablet that allows users to freely resize, move and selected applications in multiple views, running at the same time.
Stock in BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) gained more than 7 per cent in pre-market trading on Friday, thanks to an encouraging note from Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek.
The Jefferies & Co. analyst boosted his price target on RIM stock from $13 to $19.50 a share, mainly on the back of the company's upcoming BlackBerry 10.
As of mid-morning on Friday, RIM shares were still trading up 4.6 per cent at $15.60 a piece, at the highest level since February last year.