UNESCO Believes Mobile Phones Can Help Solve Global Illiteracy

A recent report of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) says that there are a lot of people around the world who don’t read. The reason for this is that they do not have access to books. Reading requires books and without this people will not be able to practice their reading

MWC: Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn In Favor Of Unlocked Phones

One thing that has been crippling to the U.S. mobile phone market is locked phones. In every other part of the world customers purchase the phone they want and then take it to the carrier they want. Sure it means that customers pay a little more for the device but they aren’t relegated to a

Do You Look At Your Phone 150 Times A Day?

3G consultant Tomi Ahonen was speaking at the Mobile Web Africa conference in Johannesburg where they were discussing rising trends in mobile and wireless. Ahonen revealed a shocking statistic and that is that the average person looks at their phone 150 times a day. That’s once every 6.5 minutes while they are awake. How often

Mobile Devices Cutting Into SuperBowl Advertising?

A new survey from Velti suggests that smartphones may cut into advertising revenue for the Super Bowl. Not only is Sunday’s football game the biggest sporting event in the U.S. it’s also the largest ad revenue generating event in sports. Velti, a leading global provider of mobile marketing and technology, released the results of a

Nuance: When You Can’t Sue It, Buy It

Nuance, probably the biggest name in voice to text, speech recognition technology on Android smartphones, had a hate hate relationship with competitor Vlingo for quite some time.  Over the years Nuance has sued Vlingo several times over patent infringement. In fact at one time Nuance had four lawsuits against Vlingo while at the same time

Sprint Cuts Price For Kyocera Milano Already

Sprint’s newest entry level Android phone, the Kyocera Milano, was originally released just two weeks ago on September 8th.  Of course it didn’t get the huge fanfare that the “Android Community” gives a device like the Sprint Epic Touch 4G, but the Milano isn’t geared towards that group. The Kyocera Milano, and phones like it,

Google Wallet Officially Launched

Google Wallet finally launched on Monday.  The service lets you use your phone as a payment device via NFC.  NFC seems to be the wave of the future. This past February in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, Google Executive Chairman (CEO at the time), Eric Schmidt delivered a keynote where he spoke very highly of

Intel Inside All Future Androids?

Intel is holding their developers forum today. The biggest news out of the developer’s forum wasn’t even Android it was Microsoft’s Windows 8 running on tablets. So far the interwebs are on fire with positive reviews about the OS on tablets. In our Android world Andy Rubin just left the stage after dropping some very

LG Lays Off 30% Of Their Mobile Division Over Seas

South Korea’s Korea Economic Daily newspaper reported today that LG has laid off 30% of it’s mobile division overseas. The Korean paper cited an unnamed source but other reports started popping up across the internet at the same time.  LG has had a rough two years but started a huge turn around after an executive

Sprint Raising ETF’s Just In Time For Galaxy S II?

If a post on the Sprint User Form, allegedly from an employee of Sprint has any merit than we may see a sizable increase in Early Termination Fees at Sprint. Sprint currently has a $200 Early Termination Fee (ETF) for those who abandon their Sprint contract before the two years is over. The ETF is

Samsung Galaxy W Pics Surface, W Stands For White

Last Wednesday it was revealed that Samsung had a handful of new “Galaxy” branded Android devices coming out. These new devices would be called Galaxy and then a letter of the alphabet, like the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy R. The devices revealed Wednesday were the Samsung Galaxy W, The Samsung Galaxy M

Quick Look At The T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide

Last year around this time T-Mobile was introducing the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide.  At the time it was a novel idea to add a keyboard to the MyTouch 3G however it wasn’t as epic an upgrade as the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide is from the original T-Mobile MyTouch 4G. The T-Mobile MyTouch 4G slide doesn’t

Saygus VPhone Finally Approved By Verizon Wireless

What do you do when you’re not satisfied with the smartphones on the market today. Well if you’re Tim Riker you make your own. Riker is the CTO of a company called Saygus that showed off a pretty exciting piece of Android hardware at least years Big Android BBQ. Riker and his forward thinking engineering

Android Users Spending An Hour A Day On Apps And Web

Industry research firm Nielsen has just released some interesting findings about Android users.  Nielsen, most popular for their metered TV ratings system in American households has started a new “Nielsen Smartphone Analytics” which tracks and delivers data from on-device meters installed on thousands of iOS and Android phones. This new metered way of collecting data