Author: Wesley Barkman

remembering the first Google Android Phone: HTC T Mobile G1

Google’s first Android phone rivaled the original iPhone like earlier brands never could

December 11, 2018

Google’s first Android phone turned 10 years old yesterday. It’s hard to believe that the phone that started it all, the HTC Dream — called the T-Mobile G1 in the US — suffered such an ugly, clunky beginning. But even from the start, it was clear that this brand-new platform had the potential to eclipse […]

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Galaxy Note 9 specs vs. Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, Note 8: What’s new

December 11, 2018

Samsung‘s heavily rumored Galaxy Note 9, announced Thursday in New York, is a 6.4-inch phone with dual rear 12-megapixel cameras, up to 512GB of storage and a new Bluetooth S-Pen stylus.  It goes on sale on Aug. 24 with a starting price of ,000 for the 128GB version, but you can reserve the Galaxy Note […]

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Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile reportedly won’t support eSIM until late 2018

December 11, 2018

Apple’s iOS 12.1 update brought digital eSim support to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR on Tuesday, but US carriers won’t support the feature until later in the year due to reported technical problems. eSIM is the software-based version of the traditional plastic chip that identifies you to your carrier, and Apple highlighted it […]

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Apple warns of hardware defect in some iPhone 8s

December 11, 2018

Apple has identified a manufacturing defect in some iPhone 8s that is causing some of them to malfunction. Faulty logic boards are causing a ‘very small percentage’ of iPhone 8s to unexpectedly restart, screen freezes or not turn on at all, the company said late Friday. Apple says it will repair the logic boards for […]

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IPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, Apple Watch 4: Everything Apple just announced

December 11, 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Apple September launch event, where the company delivered the long-awaited (well, since this time last year) details on its new iPhones, the flagship iPhone XS Max, its little buddy the iPhone XS and a mainstream replacement for the iPhone x, the iPhone XR. Plus, the Apple Watch Series 4 goes all-in […]

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OnePlus 6T launch date is Oct. 30

December 11, 2018

OnePlus‘ next flagship phone, the OnePlus 6T, has an official launch date: Oct. 30.  The Chinese phone maker teased the event on Twitter and its website on Monday — and said it will be its biggest event ever.  OnePlus will livestream the announcement starting at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT) on Oct. 30 on its […]

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Every Android version from the T-Mobile G1 to Android Pie

December 11, 2018

It’s been 10 years since Google launched the Android mobile OS and it has come a long way since the early days when it struggled to convince the world that its friendly green extraterrestrial could make applesauce of the revolutionary iPhone. In truth, Google’s first Android phone, the HTC-made T-Mobile G1, wasn’t much to look […]

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Leak: Google’s notchless Pixel 3 surfaces on Reddit

December 11, 2018

It’s quite the day for leaked flagship phones — first, the internet gets its first alleged look at the iPhone XS, and now an anonymous Redditor (via 9to5Google) is bringing us what could be the first images of Google’s regular-sized Pixel 3 phone. If you’ll remember, Russian bloggers had already revealed practically everything about a larger […]

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Who needs an iPhone XS? A good midrange phone can save you big bucks

December 11, 2018

Purgatory is lonely for a midrange phone. Caught between the whizzbang pizzazz of the ,000 iPhone XS and Note 9 and the jaw-dropping value of a 50 budget buy, it’s easy to pass up  phones with prices and features in between. Why? They have no story. It’s a lot harder to sell a 00 phone […]

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Palm’s crazy comeback rides on a teeny phone that isn’t a phone

December 11, 2018

Palm is best known as a pioneer in the worlds of personal digital assistants and smartphones. Even though the company has been dead for years, the brand still boasts a cult following among techies who stared at screens before staring at screens was a thing. So it’s surprising that Palm’s resurrection comes in the form […]

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