Verizon will be purchasing AOL for $4.4 billion, which is valued at $50 per share. Both companies confirmed this Tuesday. This seems to be a strategic push by Verizon to expand on their Internet of Things and they could definitely benefit from AOL’s digital and video experience.
Verizon and the Federal Communications Commission at butting heads over Verizon’s practice of restricting (throttling) broadband connection speeds of customers, who in Verizon’s view overuse far more than their fair share of bandwidth at peak hours of the day.
A Windows RT tablet from Nokia has been spotted in the wild and that too with Verizon and 4G LTE logos on the back. We can clearly see from the leaked photo that the tablet is using Nokia’s unibody polycarbonate design and the aggressive red color is looking cool.
The iPhone 5 is not ready for sale officially unlocked yet, but that does not mean T-Mobile is not ready to be your service provider. It seems this week many T-Mobile stores have received their first shipments of the iPhone 5-friendly Nano-SIMs TmoNews has confirmed. These Nano-SIMs will work perfectly with the Verizon-variant of the iPhone 5 as it is technically unlocked out of the box. Before you run down to your local T-Mobile store I would call to see if they have them in stock as they are being sent to select stores in a very limited quantity.
Just 12 hours after going on sale September 14th at 3:01AM EST Apple’s iPhone 5 pre-orders have sold out. So if you did not get your pre-order in you could be waiting up to 2-5 weeks to get your brand new iPhone. Even though to most people the iPhone 5 was not something that really blew them away as expected since this is a brand new Apple product they are in high demand.
Sleek design, fast processor, full featured and a long battery, yeah right? Well Samsung didn’t think it wasn’t possible so they pushed the envelope and made such a good phone that all 4 of the major US providers wanted a bite. The Samsung Galaxy S lives in its own class of Smartphone. It’s the first phone to feature Samsungs’ Super AMOLED screen which is on another level compared to all screen types. The phones feature Android 2.1 and were recently updated to 2.2 Froyo. The phone also sports Samsungs 1Ghz Hummingbird Processor so you know it packs a punch. Even though the heart is the same in everyone one of these beasts the limbs are very much different. Today I hope to break this down for you so you can choose exactly what galaxy to visit.
Sometimes the Mobile division of ThinkComputers likes to look back at where things all started. At one point in time, through everyone’s cell phone journey, we’ve all experienced a “slide” phone. So of us fell in love, and some of us never looked back once we moved on. But sometimes you have to ponder… what phone was the phone to start the slide craze that seems to still be prominent today?
The big 4. In the US these companies represent the cellular provider nearly for 300 million people, at least the ones who have cell phones worth talking about. Each company has boat loads of phones to choose from but with each provider one phone sits alone at the top. Today, we are going to go over the Big 4’s big 4. Some of these phones have been around for awhile but still reign supreme with their respective companies. We’ll give you a brief overview of the phones; the good, the bad, and certainly the ugly but ultimately it’s your call.
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