SuperTooth Melody hands-on

For $100, the SuperTooth Melody is a pretty neat and ultra-compact Bluetooth headphone that comfortably sits over our ears thanks to the cushion surrounding its speakers. Even better, it’s available in a palette of colors (blue, green, orange, grey, black, and purple) that can perfectly...

May 11, 2012, 2:46 PM,  by John V.,  3 comments
HTC shows off the camera greatness of its One series smartphones with the aid of bubble man

Besides all of the cool smartphones on hand to check out, like its Windows Phone and Android devices, we were actually most intrigued by the show put on by bubble man – who happens to have a unique skill in blowing bubbles...

May 11, 2012, 1:45 PM,  by John V.,  23 comments
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featured Kyocera tissue conduction technology demonstration

On deck at the Kyocera CTIA booth, we came upon one peculiar looking Kyocera smartphone that was distinctively lacking a typical earpiece. Specifically, this prototype unit demonstrated Kyocera’s tissue conduction technology, which essentially replaces a phone’s earpiece...

May 11, 2012, 1:18 PM,  by John V.,  5 comments
Huawei Ascend Y200 delivers Android on a budget, U.S. launch inbound

We know that the folks at Huawei are capable of making some pretty decent high-end phones, but the low-end segment of the smartphone market is still heavily focused on by the company. Here is an example: the smartphone that you see pictured here is known as the Huawei Ascend Y200, and it was on display at CTIA 2012...

May 11, 2012, 5:35 AM,  by Nick T.,  1 comment
featured HTC EVO Design 4G for Boost Mobile hands-on

Want an Ice Cream Sandwich powered device with 4G data speeds from a premium manufacturer like HTC – all on a competitively priced prepaid plan from Boost Mobile? While previously unheard of, now you can have your cake and eat it too with the HTC EVO Design 4G on Boost Mobile...

May 10, 2012, 10:10 PM,  by Charlene S.,  9 comments
featured HTC EVO V 4G hands-on

Aside from the obvious Virgin Mobile branding in the rear, this is identical in every way to the HTC EVO 3D riding on Sprint right now. Naturally, its design doesn’t impress as much as before, but nevertheless, it’s solidly constructed all around...

May 10, 2012, 4:14 PM,  by John V.,  26 comments
AT&T sees Wi-Fi only tablets going the way of the dinosaur

AT&T President of Emerging Devices Glenn Lurie believes that the lower price of 3G technology will eventually lead to tablet makers eliminating the Wi-Fi only offerings and producing tablets with both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity...

May 09, 2012, 11:26 PM,  by Alan F.,  28 comments

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featured ZTE Nova 3.5 hands-on

Unlike the modest hardware specs seen with the ZTE Nova 4.0, the Nova 3.5 is the embodiment of what it means to be a ZTE device. For starters, it’s constructed out of cheap plastics, which does contribute to a lightweight feel, but doesn’t instill much confidence with its flimsy build quality...

May 09, 2012, 11:31 AM,  by John V.,  5 comments
Huawei to produce its own Android UI to take on the likes of HTC Sense, will intro an LTE device in the US in June

Huawei's VP of Product Marketing for the US James Jiang said in an interview at CTIA that the company will be providing its own Android UI version. The move is meant to underscore the ease of use that Huawei's devices bring to the table...

May 09, 2012, 9:01 AM,  by Daniel P.,  18 comments
Kyocera phone transmits sounds through tissue, makes calls clear as day

At CTIA 2012, Kyocera is demonstrating a phone that uses a ceramic transducer to transmit sounds instead of the classic tiny speaker we have on every other phone in existence. As a result, the sound does not get polluted by background noise...

May 09, 2012, 2:12 AM,  by Nick T.,  12 comments
Liveblog: Carrier Roundtable “Beyond LTE – Carrier Innovations”

We're liveblogging from the Carrier Roundtable event at CTIA, featuring Ralph de la Vega, Dan Hesse, Dan Mead and Philipp Humm...

May 08, 2012, 4:02 PM,  by Ray S.,  1 comment
ZTE Nova 4.0 V8000 hands-on

Hardly flinching from the usual design elements we’ve seen in the past, the ZTE Nova 4.0 V8000 sports an all-plastic body, with a glossy trim bezel and soft touch back cover. Certainly, it’s not the most solid device we’ve had the opportunity to check out, but nevertheless, it contributes to a light weight feel in...

May 08, 2012, 4:00 PM,  by John V.,  5 comments
CTIA 2012 Central

Welcome to our CTIA 2012 Central! This is the place that will take you to every corner of our CTIA 2012 coverage in just a matter of seconds...

May 08, 2012, 3:57 PM,  by Ray S.,  5 comments
Sprint finds nothing wrong with selling LTE phones without LTE network

Since Sprint has not yet flipped the switch of its LTE network, one might think that selling LTE capable smartphones now does not seem logical. The carrier, however, does not share that standpoint. In a recent interview, Fared Adib, who is vice president of product development at Sprint, told AllThingsD that doing so actually makes sense...

May 08, 2012, 3:35 PM,  by Nick T.,  48 comments
Kyocera Hydro hands-on

While it is always easy to get excited about the latest and greatest high-end smartphones, there is a huge market for budget handsets that have some resistance to the elements. Kyocera is looking to target that market with the introduction of the Kyocera Hydro...

May 08, 2012, 3:20 PM,  by Charlene S.,  1 comment
LG Connect 4G hands-on

Right away, we’re reminded about the LG Lucid as we take a look at the LG Connect 4G, mainly because its sports a plastic body that’s extremely compact for something donning a 4-inch display. Overall, it feels very solid in the hand, while being accompanied with a good amount of weight...

May 08, 2012, 3:15 PM,  by John V.,  8 comments
Apple tweaks its nano-SIM design, awaiting Nokia's answer

You may remember that last time we talked about the new nano-SIM standard that's currently in the works, the vote that will decide which proposed design is going to be used was postponed, due to Nokia being unhappy with Apple's proposition...

May 08, 2012, 3:04 PM,  by Ray S.,  11 comments
Kyocera Rise hands-on

Honestly, the Kyocera Rise is a forgettable device in many ways already, as it fails to impress with its bland and all-too typical design scheme. Indeed, it’s constructed out of plastic, which makes it very lightweight, but it tends to make the device feel extremely cheap in the hand...

May 08, 2012, 2:44 PM,  by John V.,  9 comments
HTC EVO Design 4G coming to Boost Mobile on May 31

Just like Virgin Mobile, Boost is getting its very first 4G smartphone – a smartphone that will use the Sprint 4G WiMAX network. The device in question is the HTC EVO Design 4G, which Sprint has been offering since last October...

May 08, 2012, 1:08 PM,  by Nick T.,  10 comments
P2i liquid repellent nano-coating demo

P2i’s Aridion is an invisible liquid repellent that “coats every aspect of a finished product at a nanoscopic level and protects much more thoroughly than alternative approaches.” The coating itself is about as thin as human hair so...

May 08, 2012, 11:22 AM,  by Charlene S.,  9 comments
Huawei Mercury hands-on

Checking it out for the first time, it has a shiny polished look thanks to its glossy plastic casing, but as we know, it tends to get dirtied very quickly by smudges and fingerprints. Nonetheless, it contributes to a super lightweight feel in the hand, while still feeling extremely compact in the hand...

May 08, 2012, 10:29 AM,  by John V.,  6 comments
Sprint Guardian bundles smartphone security with user safety, coming this summer

Sprint Guardian is a newly announced bundle of smartphone tools made with safety and security in mind. It features utilities that allow parents to control their teenage kids' devices, software that enables remote tracking of lost or stolen handsets, anti-malware tools, and more...

May 08, 2012, 9:48 AM,  by Nick T.,  0 comments
HTC EVO V 4G for Virgin Mobile announced, paired with unlimited 4G data for $35 per month

Introducing the HTC EVO V 4G for Virgin Mobile – a pre-paid Android smartphone that rides on 4G WiMAX airwaves, yet requires no long-term commitment in order to be owned...

May 08, 2012, 8:51 AM,  by Nick T.,  10 comments
Water-resistant Kyocera Hydro and full QWERTY Kyocera Rise bring ICS on a budget

Kyocera has just unveiled two new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handsets at CTIA aiming for the budget-conscious customer…

May 08, 2012, 8:23 AM,  by Victor H.,  3 comments
AT&T promises family data plans sooner than you expect

AT&T’s chief executive Ralph de la Vega said that the carrier will bring home plans sooner than most people expect, a promise that comes after de la Vega…

May 08, 2012, 7:54 AM,  by Victor H.,  24 comments
featured updated T-Mobile HSPA+ network to support the iPhone by year-end

CTIA 2012 already brought two new phones, but now it’s T-Mobile’s turn to shine and while the carrier hasn’t yet announced any new devices, it announced it will expand its HSPA+ service 1900MHz, and finally offer its 4G data speeds on the iPhone...

May 08, 2012, 7:09 AM,  by Victor H.,  38 comments
HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE hands-on

This time around, as it's name blatantly implies, the handset is packing support for Big Red’s speedy data connection, though, from an initial look, the HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE is merely nothing more than a mini HTC Rezound. Specifically, it employs the same characteristic design as the Rezound...

May 07, 2012, 8:46 PM,  by John V.,  45 comments
featured Samsung Focus 2 hands-on

Right off the bat, the unique thing that makes the Samsung Focus 2 stand out is the pristine white body it’s flaunting. At its core, the Focus 2 embodies a typical Samsung made device, as it sports a plastic body that’s decent with its construction, but notorious when it comes to attracting smudges. Nevertheless...

May 07, 2012, 5:22 PM,  by John V.,  40 comments
featured DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE vs Lucid vs DROID RAZR MAXX vs Spectrum: specs comparison

We decided to put a sweet little specs comparison table, featuring the DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE and its most fierce competition...

May 07, 2012, 10:34 AM,  by Ray S.,  15 comments
HTC One V coming to the U.S. in the summer

CTIA may be starting tomorrow, but the news are already here! One interesting new piece is that the budget-centric solution in HTC's new One line, the One V, is going to arrive at U.S. soil this summer...

May 07, 2012, 8:55 AM,  by Ray S.,  4 comments
featured That's incredible! HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE for Verizon announced at CTIA

The HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE has been rumored and leaked for a long time now, but today is finally the day for those users who have been expecting this handset to be launched officially...

May 07, 2012, 8:48 AM,  by Ray S.,  35 comments
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