Articles by Seth Brodeur

Has Nokia turned the corner with their WP8 lineup?
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 10, 2013

Preliminary estimates by Nokia indicate that the Finnish phone giant's Q4 2012 financial performance has exceeded expectations in their Devices & Services division, thanks in large part to the success of their Lumia line of Windows Phone devices. Their estimates...

Get all kissyface with Verizon's red Lumia 822
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 09, 2013

What better way to say, "I love you," than with a Windows Phone? Verizon will reportedly be offering their Nokia Lumia 822 in red and for under $50. The already available black, grey and white models sell for $49.99 with a two-year contract, so we likely won't see a...

One bad weekend of cloud saves for Microsoft equals one free month of XBL for users
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 31, 2012

This weekend Microsoft experienced a problem with their Xbox LIVE Saved Cloud Games service, causing some gamers grief as they could not save their progress to the cloud or access previous saves. Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson reported early this morning that the problem been...

Will new WP8 devices be among Samsung's half billion shipped in 2013?
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 27, 2012

In 2012, Samsung became the largest phone manufacturer in world, selling over 420 million handsets. According to an article in the Korean Times, they plan on increasing that number by over 20 percent, to a whopping 510 million phones, in 2013. The Korean...

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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 20, 2012

Yesterday Toyota became the self-proclaimed first automaker to offer wireless device charging as an option in their vehicles. The 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited and Avalon Hybrid Limited will have Qi wireless charging technology included in their Technology add-on package...

Chinese authorities have certified the ATIV S
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 20, 2012

The Samsung ATIV S may be the next Windows Phone 8 device to hit the shelves in China.

The Chinese Ministry of Industry has certified it to receive a network license, green-lighting it for release. There's no official word yet on when the ATIV S may make it's way...

 AmazonWireless undercuts AT&T on HTC 8X by $150
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 17, 2012

It took a jury 4 hours to find Apple violated 3 patents
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 13, 2012

A Delaware jury has ruled that Apple violated three patents owned by MobileMedia Ideas LLC. (MMI), a patent holding company that was created by Nokia, Sony and MPEG-LA.

The original complaint, filed in March of 2010, alleged that Apple's iPhone used technology...

Fraud case dropped by angry Nokia shareholder
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 13, 2012

An angry shareholder has dropped a class-action suit that he filed back in May accusing Nokia of fraud. Robert Chmielinski, a Nokia investor, had claimed that Nokia spokespeople, including CEO Stephen Elop, knowingly made false statements about how its Lumia line of...

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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 10, 2012

Chinese electronics giant, Huawei, is opening a new Research and Development facility in Helsinki, Finland, home country of mobile phone competitor Nokia. The $90 million R&D venture will start with 30 employees whose purpose will be “optimizing the user experience...

NORAD Tracks Santa keeps tabs on that slippery St. Nick on Christmas night
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 10, 2012

If you can't wait for that Red Ryder BB gun that you begged Santa for and want to see just how close he is to dropping it off under your tree, check out the NORAD Tracks Santa app for Windows and Windows Phone. The North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD...

Rogers is offering some serious deals on Windows Phone 8
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 08, 2012

Samsung's delayed ATIV S is in the testing phase at O2
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 08, 2012

A forum page over on O2 Ireland's site indicates that they are currently testing the Samsung ATIV S on their network. The post says that testing began on December 4 for both the ATIV S and the HTC 8S. It isn't clear just how long the testing process will take, but it...

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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 06, 2012

Got a Nokia phone and want to keep up-to-date on news about it without seeing what you missed on their Twitter feed? If so, you can sign up for their new Tweetsender service, which will send you direct messages on Twitter any time they have news related to your model...

Hopefully, this undetailed update makes the game playable
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 05, 2012

Draw Something, Zynga's social doodling phenomenon, has been updated to version 1.0.13. This latest patch comes without a change log, but based on recent grumbling and poor reviews on its download page, it's likely that it resolves stability issues with the...

Holiday Inn has released an app for Windows 8
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 03, 2012

Hotel giant Holiday Inn, owned by UK-based InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has released a travel app for Windows 8. The app is incredibly simple, but effective. It lets you book rooms and check on reservations anywhere in the world with a straight-forward interface...

It looks like SkyDrive is getting a cloud music player
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 03, 2012

The folks over at LiveSide have been going through the source code of SkyDrive.com and uncovered a tasty tidbit of musical interest: SkyDrive.com appears to be getting a cloud-based music player. Resource images obtained by LiveSide from an internal testing version of...

Use your Bing Rewards points for a chance to win one of 5 HTC 8Xs
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 27, 2012

Those of you who participate in the Bing Rewards program may have received an email recently, as I did, telling you about a new contest where you can win one of five HTC 8X phones. In addition to winning of HTC's flagship devices, the selected contestants will also...

Sprint has finally seen the light. Let's hope they don't blow it.
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 13, 2012

Sprint has finally confirmed what we already kind of knew for a while now: They will be hopping on the the Windows Phone 8 bandwagon. In an emailed statement to PCMag, the company said that it's cold feet have warmed up and that they will bring Windows Phone 8...

Verizon WP8 devices start shipping on 11/13
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 12, 2012

If you pre-ordered a Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon Wireless, rejoice! According to screenshots from Verizon's website, your phone will be shipping out tomorrow ... that is, unless you ordered a red HTC 8X. In that case, you can expect it in another week or so, on...