What a Coincidence! Samsung Announces Gold Galaxy S4 Models

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Here we are, just after the two week mark from Apple announcing to the world that they would start producing a gold variant of their new iPhone, and apparently, gold fever has spread. Samsung has taken to their social media outlets in the United Arab Emirates to announce that they will have two new gold-colored Galaxy S4s coming to market sometime soon. (more…)

Spec Comparison: iPhone 5s/5c vs. Galaxy Note 3 vs. Moto X vs. Galaxy S4 vs. More

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The Apple announcements are in, and we have a new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to swoosh around our brains like Drano. I think you can probably imagine how we feel about each, especially if you joined us during our live blog, so this is the technical comparison. We’ve got the specs of each pulled directly from Apple’s site, compared to the leading Android devices of the moment. A few things were missing, like RAM and battery capacity, but we’ll likely see those before long and will try to update.

Until then, jump below to take it all in.  (more…)

Live Blog: Apple’s iPhone 5S Event!

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Yes, dear friends, the day has come. It’s time to revolutionize something, probably fonts on a phone that was released last year which now has a fingerprint scanner and a champagne finish. It’s iPhone 5S day. At 10:00AM Pacific, our favorite Apple execs with limited descriptive dictionaries will take the stage, use bold white lettering with numbers that only they understand, because they are in categories that only they have deemed important. They’ll take shots, but so will we. They’ll invent this and that, while forgetting that most of us have been doing this and that for ages. I cannot wait.

Let’s live blog this piece. Join us below.  (more…)

New iPhone Arrives September 10

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Because we like to keep tabs on the other side of the mobile industry that competes directly with Android, we thought you’d all like to know that Apple has set the date for the unveiling of the next iPhone, likely dubbed the iPhone 5S. September 10 is the day.  (more…)

Spec Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One vs. Nexus 4 vs. iPhone 5

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Oh yeah, it’s spec comparison time. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is all sorts of official, so let’s see how it stacks up against the HTC One, LG Nexus 4, and iPhone 5, three of the most talked about phones of the last year. One one hand, we have HTC’s new flagship which the company hopes will save it from extinction. Then we have Google’s baby, the stock Android-toting Nexus 4. And finally, this wouldn’t be a proper Samsung Galaxy comparison if we didn’t toss in whatever Apple’s current phone is.

Ready?  (more…)

HTC iPhone 5 errr…One in Black Makes First Appearance

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Leaked last night thanks again to @evleaks, this is more than likely what the HTC One will look like in black. Now, we have poked a lot of fun at the new HTC One (formerly M7) in white over its resemblance to the back of the iPhone 5, but this black version takes the cake. Two-tone grey and black, top and bottom panels, and a camera housed in the top, how can you not see the similarities? And not that we’re complaining, it’s a slick looking device, but you can’t help but laugh a little, especially knowing that HTC signed a licensing deal with Apple to a keep them out of the court room for the next 10 years.  (more…)

Consumer Reports Marks Apple’s iPhone 5 the Worst of the Best

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In a recent report, it looks like Apple’s iPhone 5 is losing its grip on the everyday consumer. According to Consumer Reports, the iPhone 5 is now listed as the lowest rated top 3 smartphone on each carrier, minus T-Mobile who haven’t had the device on their network. Topping the lists are the Samsung Galaxy S3 for T-Mobile, the LG Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint, and the RAZR HD’s for Verizon. Crazy enough, the iPhone didn’t even make it onto Big Red’s list, which is actually quite surprising.  (more…)