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Hands-on with the Moto G

Motorola debuted a $400 phone for $200 this week, shortly after Google debuted a $550 phone for $350. If you think this is coincidental, or is the …

Downtime Downloads: smartphone fun with puzzling ‘Pivvot’ and sweet ‘Everlove’

The best puzzle games are those that are simple to pick up, and impossible to master. <i>Pivvot</i> is one of those. With clean, vector-graphic art, the objective is to navigate a dot through a field of obstacles.<p>The dot is tethered to a path, and you swivel the dot from one side of the path to the other …

HTC said to release 5.9-inch device with Snapdragon 800 later this year to take on Samsung's Galaxy Note 3

A few days ago, we heard about HTC’s upcoming “phablet,” codenamed T6, which is expected to come out later this year. We’re now hearing that HTC is …

Google will sell an unlocked, LTE-compatible Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android 4.2.2 in June... only in the U.S.

On stage during the Google I/O kickoff keynote address, Hugo Barra, VP of Android Engineering, deflected our expectant stares. “This is not a device …

TELUS Agrees to Acquire Mobilicity for $380 Million

The writing was on the wall for Mobilicity (formally known as Data & Audio-Visual Enterprises Holdings Inc.) and today TELUS announced it has agreed …

IDC: iOS Global Market Share Drops to 17% in Q1 2013

According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Apple and Android smartphone vendors shipped a combined 199.5 million units during the …

Mobile

Texting is broken and only the big telcos can fix it

With news of the arrival of Blackberry's BBM messaging on iPhones and Androids, surely it is time to declare the text message dead. Now that Blackberry's option has been added to the array of modern, multimedia choices, who would want to use something as clunky as the old SMS?<p>After all, we have …

Google I/O and BlackBerry Live keynotes now available online

This week has certainly been busy. If you’re interested in consuming your lunch time break with some YouTube, perhaps avoid cats and Psy videos and …