Stories you shouldn't have missed this week
Speaking of rumors, some claim that the Sony Nypon, a smartphone that we heard of back in December, will boast a very special display. It is known as a WhiteMagic display, and if its leaked tech specs are to be trusted, it will shine with a whopping 1000 nits of brightness.
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In other news, we heard that Sprint is starting to remove the controversial Carrier IQ software from its phones. The HTC EVO 3D, for example, is already not being tracked thanks to its latest software update, and the rest of the carrier’s phones are to follow suit in the very near future.
AT&T made an announcement as well. Effective this Sunday, the carrier is introducing changes to its data plans. If you are a heavy data user, you might want to check them out and decide whether it would be worth it for you to take advantage of it. If you are happy with your existing offer, however, you won’t be affected.
Verizon made headlines too. The carrier is offering the Motorola DROID RAZR with 16 gigs of internal memory for $199 instead of $299. The catch? Simply, the set does not include the extra 16 gig microSD card.
Another Verizon related story surfaced on Thursday. Some claim that Casio might be working on a beefy smartphone destined to land on Big Red’s shelves. Rumor has it that the device will boast LTE, a quad-core processor, and will run Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Curious to find out more? Check out the full story below.
- Sprint confirms the removal of Carrier IQ software from phones starting in January
- Motorola DROID RAZR with 16GB of memory for $199
- Are Verizon and Casio planning to release a smartphone with a quad-core CPU, LTE, and Android 4.0 ICS?
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