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Google Home found at Walmart, what a tease…

I’ve been in the US of A for a couple of weeks now. I came over for the Big Android BBQ, where I delivered a talk and met a lot of amazing people. I then went to the San Francisco Bay Area, where I met up with Jolanda …

The Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, the Apple Watch 2 – All the details

The launch was another theatrical masterpiece. From the moment you saw James Corden bopping along with Tim Cook to the eventual iPhone 7 announcement, you could virtually taste the excitement. The audience had been whipped up into a hot quivering mess with a Nike Apple Watch, Super Mario …

Three Feel At Home – Speeds abroad on test

This has been a hotly debated topic. It’s understandable because, when you’re in the UK using Three on a brisk 4G connection, you get certain expectations about download speeds. It’s these expectations that you might take with you when you go abroad and, with the Three Feel At …

Apple Pay: Coming to UK on July 14th?

Apple Pay. The unapologetically Apple payment system which aims to replace plastic (see what I did there?). 9to5Mac reports that Apple Pay will launch in the UK on July 14th 2015, and its sources are very, very specific. Another retailer shows the same date, with training kicking off …

MWC – YotaPhone 2 becomes available in the USA

It’s via Indiegogo and not a network, but you can get your name down to have the two-faced smartphone in the summer. There’ll be “exclusive pricing” for “early adopters” (even though the phone is already built and selling elsewhere) and the campaign will begin in April. So, this …

HTC USA to shrink in size. Yet more staff to leave.

It’s been a number of months since HTC lost several key members from their Seattle operation. We’ve not seen a resignation for some time – not since May when Daniel Lazarides left. Today Darren Krape, Senior Worldwide Community Manager for HTC, is preparing for his new job at …

HTC One in Glamour Red, get it on Sprint too

On Friday we published our red HTC One photo special. Here in the UK it’s exclusive to Phones4U, but now, if you’re in the USA, you can get it on Sprint tomorrow. The Sliver and Black shades will still be available, plus if you purchase an HTC One …

HTC, Sprint and Microsoft join forces – The HTC 8XT

HTC look to have taken some parts from their excellent Android-powered HTC One here. Meet the 8XT. It’s powered by Windows Phone 8 but has dual front-facing stereo speakers, Beats Audio and BoomSound technology like the HTC One. Available from “later this summer” it’ll go for just $99.99 …

91% of American adults now have a mobile phone

Over here in Europe we’ve become accustomed to everyone having a mobile handset.. maybe two..maybe three. In the US they were slow to start, but now ownership has hit 91% of adults, with Pew Research declaring that 56% of American adults have chosen a smartphone. The stats are …

Droid DNA Exclusive to Verizon Wireless

America. Land of the free, home of the Verizon network and now – the Droid DNA. Made by HTC it’s available for pre-order on VerizonWireless.com and features a Super LCD 5″ screen with an amazing 1920×1080 resolution. Specs have been widely leaked, but include a 1.5Ghz quad-core Snapdragon …

HTC One X+ and One VX coming to AT&T soon

Over in America today AT&T and HTC announced two new phones which will join the HTC One family. They both get Beats Audio and have 4G LTE connectivity. The One X+ is the very same one we saw announced on October 2nd here in Europe. The boosted version …

US: MGM Joins the Play Revolution

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have today joined forces with Google Play and You Tube to add over 600 titles for rental in the United States and Canada. This means there are now five of the six major studios and over ten independent movie studios, currently offering movies for rent on YouTube and …

HTC Vivid receiving Android 4.0

Over in America, HTC have just announced that the HTC Vivid will be one of the first handsets to get Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and the updated HTC Sense. HTC tell us… Consumers (will be) able to begin upgrading their devices via download today. One of the …

iPhone 4S US sell-out

Despite what I’m sure a lot of people feel is a disappointing release of the iPhone 4S, it is still proving hugely popular: Apple really do seem to be holding on to the winning formula. All US carriers have already sold out of the pre-order allocation and what …

Apple has more cash to spend than the United States Government

Apple destroyed those rumours and overtook Nokia and Samsung as the worlds biggest seller of smartphones. Apple shipped 20.3 million smartphones between April and June 2011 with Samsung just behind on 19.2 million and Nokia on 16.7 million smartphones. Analysts were quick to pounce on Nokia, who are …