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Strata Networks Gets the iPhone 5

[Photo Credit: TUAW] The prepaid iPhone has become one of the hottest smartphone deals to bring in sales for the prepaid phone market. The iPhone, once considered an item exclusive to two-year contract agreements with Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T, has now further penetrated into the consumer market — bringing a beloved item to many

Solavei Acquires Nano-SIM, Welcomes iPhone 5 Users

[Photo Credit: GottaBeMobile] Solavei has been in the news lately as one of the newest mobile virtual network operators (or MVNOs) to offer prepaid plans for customers who do not desire two-year, contractual agreements with major American carriers such as Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and even T-Mobile. MVNOs do not offer their own wireless network, but

T-Mobile Responds In Style, Puts AT&T on the Defensive

[Photo Credit: T-Mobile] It’s not every day that customers get to see two national carriers duke it out in advertisements and commercials. In most cases, when two carriers compete against each other for consumer loyalty, consumers expect carriers to compete for additional customers respectfully. There has always been mutual respect between carriers, and I think

Samsung’s Emergency Call Flaw

[Photo Credit: Terence Eden blog] Last week, Apple and its iOS were hung out to dry again for a second passcode bug in iOS6.1 that allows a hacker to dial the emergency call button on the passcode lock screen and bypass the passcode security via the phone app (which displays your contacts, addresses of contacts,

The Galaxy S4 Will Have Eye Scroll Technology

[Photo Credit: GigaOM] Have you ever used the “Smart Stay” option under the settings section of the Galaxy S3? Smart Stay is a feature that causes your GS3 to keep the phone’s light on as long as you’re looking at it; turn away and the light goes off. This is a cool feature, but the

Introducing the Xperia Z’s Younger Cousin, the Sony Xperia ZL

Sony’s Xperia Z smartphone has been announced, with certain countries like Russia receiving the smartphone this month. As an American, I am excited about the waterproof, dust-resistant Xperia Z smartphone and tablet — and want to know when it will head to the USA. I wish it would arrive this month, but it will most

The Galaxy S4: A World Phone?

[Photo Credit: DigitalTrends] There have been many rumors placed in circulation about Samsung’s Galaxy S4 since the tech world received word that Samsung would proceed with a new smartphone in 2013. Since the 2012 smash hit was labeled the Galaxy S3, Samsung customers had no doubt in their minds that the new smartphone would be

Motorola’s Answer to Samsung Knox: The AME 2000

[Photo Credit: Android Authority] Samsung’s Knox software was introduced a few days ago, claiming that it will prevent business professionals from having their accounts hacked and violated by hackers and malicious apps. In photos of Samsung’s Knox software, the software is embedded into the Android OS experience and is listed as an application on the

Apple and Children: The In-App Purchase Dilemma

¬†   Apple’s “freemium” apps are highly popular because they do not require upfront payments for items. Rather, they are marked as “free” at the App Store and draw you into the games and challenges they present. For Apple customers who want to save cash, or college students who do not want to spend their