New FCC Chairman Tells Carriers to Unlock Phones

Early this year the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) came into effect making it illegal to unlock a phone in the United States without the permission from the existing carrier. Since the law became effective there have been lots of petitions and even legislations for phones to be freely unlocked in the United States. The

CTIA 2012 Hands On With The ZTE Era

The new ZTE Era was originally introduced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.  This new Android powered smartphone is ZTE’s flagship smartphone for this season and with it’s specs you can definitely see why. It’s powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 4+1 core (quad-core) processor. It also features Nvidia’s Icera 450 HSPA+ modem.

CTIA 2012 We Go Hands On With The ZTE V96 Android Tablet

Here at CTIA 2012 in New Orleans the ZTE block was definitely hot with several of their new Android devices that debuted at MWC on display and ready for hands on. The ZTE V96 Android tablet features a respectable 1.7ghz Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 dual-core processor.  The 10.1″ tablet has a 1280×800 pixel multitouch display and

CTIA 2012 We Check Out The “Thing Sling”

This is one of those contraptions, or accessories that seems so simple that you think “Why didn’t I think of that” well the reason is because Thing Sling did.  These cell phone holders allow you to easily grip your phone and NOT DROP it which is always useful. Thing Sling comes in a variety of

Virgin Mobile Announces 4G With HTC Evo V 4G May 31

As originally tipped here, to the world, by Thedroidguy last summer, Sprint has shifted their 4G WiMax network to their prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. Virgin Mobile USA will introduce 4G speeds to their prepaid customers on May 31st with the introduction of the HTC Evo V 4G. The new HTC Evo V

CTIA 2012: We Talk With Safely About Android And More VIDEO

We talk with Safely. Safely specializes in kids and safety on smartphones. The company covers everything from texting while driving, geo-locating kids and family members, and smartphone management. Most families want to get their younger children a smartphone. Smartphones, Androids in particular can be very useful. But once the decision is made to get the

More Info Emerges On Sprint’s “HTC One X”?

I’m still not totally comfortable calling the phone that’s rumored to be heading to Sprint as the next Evo, the HTC One X. The reason is because HTC made it pretty clear in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress which carriers were getting One series phones and both Sprint and Verizon Wireless were not one of

Pepcom: Size Doesn’t Matter, Open For All Working Journalists

Typically during coverage of a major trade show or event, if you’re reading Thedroidguy than you hear about Pepcom. Whether it’s in stories, or mentioned in videos, Pepcom events are regularly attended by Thedroidguy and thousands of other accredited, and working technology journalists. Pepcom events or “Digital Experience”, events are demo events for working journalists

Sprint Prepares For Green Holiday At Kansas City Headquarters

Sprint has been a strong supporter of environmental causes for many years. They were the first major carrier with an eco-friendly Android device the Samsung Replenish. Local Sprint stores are constantly involved with eco-friendly community initiatives and Sprint has always been active in battery recycling. When Dan Hesse gave his keynote address at CTIA Enterprise

CTIA: Take A Look At The Android Powered WIMM Module

When you first take a look at the WIMM Module you may immediately think you’re looking at another Android watch implementation. Although the WIMM Module can be used as a watch, with the included watch band, it’s far from just an Android powered watch. The other key differentiator between the WIMM module and the Metawatch,

CTIA: Cadillac Unveils The Cadillac Cue Cockpit System!

Cadillac unveiled a fully integrated cockpit system that is far more than just infotainment.  The Cadillac Cue (stands for Cadillac User Experience) system combines the sensor stack, dashboard and steering wheel controls into one fully customizable and integrated system. Cadillac Cue handles audio, entertainment, navigation, safety, dashboard controls and meters, as well as HVAC for

CTIA: Quick Look At The HTC Sensation XL

Here at CTIA Enterprise & Applications in San Diego we got to see the new HTC Sensation XL. This was the device released last week at a press event in London England. The Sensation XL features a 4.7″ screen, single core 1.5 ghz processor, 8 mega pixel camera and Beats by Dre audio.  We did

CTIA: Quick Look At The HTC Amaze 4G On T-Mobile

The HTC Amaze 4G on T-Mobile launches today. At a press event Tuesday night as part of CTIA we got some hands on time with the HTC Amaze 4G and it’s “Amaze-ing”. The HTC Amaze features a 4.3″ qHD super LCD multi-touch display that makes images, videos and games just pop off the screen. It’s