Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook
Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter based out of Brooklyn, NY. She writes about things teens like. She snaps innocent selfies and vines nudes. She has written for publications such as Mobile Marketer and MobileBurn. She is now a writer at TechCrunch. CrunchBase profile →

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  • HTC Unveils First World Phone In The EVO Family: The EVO Design 4G

    HTC Unveils First World Phone In The EVO Family: The EVO Design 4G

    HTC has just added another phone to its line of EVO handsets, the HTC EVO Design 4G. While it can’t necessarily match the specs of its EVO 3D cousin, the EVO Design 4G does have a trick up it’s sleeve — compatibility with CDMA, HSPA and GSM networks, making it the first global phone in the EVO family. Read More

  • HTC Remains Coy About Ice Cream Sandwich Update Schedule

    HTC Remains Coy About Ice Cream Sandwich Update Schedule

    Google and Samsung finally unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last night, along with its hardware counterpart the Galaxy Nexus. Since the duo pulled a fast one and announced the new goodies in Hong Kong, news made its way State side at a rather awkward hour, meaning that you are likely waking up in a new era — the era of Android 4.0. If that’s the case, well then good morning… Read More

  • Verizon Officially Unveils The World’s Thinnest Smartphone: The Motorola Droid RAZR

    Verizon Officially Unveils The World’s Thinnest Smartphone: The Motorola Droid RAZR

    If you remember from a teaser video posted a few days ago, today is a big day. Verizon and Motorola have finally announced the much-anticipated Droid RAZR, the next LTE beast to grace big red’s shelves. Here at the launch event in New York City, we’re hearing four words over and over again: faster, thinner, smarter, and stronger. And that’s exactly how we’d describe the… Read More

  • Motorola Challenges The iPod Nano With MotoACTV Smart Watch

    Motorola Challenges The iPod Nano With MotoACTV Smart Watch

    In a plot twist not many of us were expecting, Motorola took an opportunity at its NYC press event this morning (where we expect to see the Droid Spyder unveiling) to announce MotoACTV, a new smart watch. Read More

  • Archos 80 G9 Tablet Review: Fun But Ugly

    Archos 80 G9 Tablet Review: Fun But Ugly

    Short Version: The Archos 80 G9 tablet isn’t necessarily something I’d recommend for the hardcore tablet enthusiast, but it certainly gets the job done. Powered by pure Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the tab offers everything you’d expect out of Android and a nice variety of ports, albeit with a somewhat rough build-quality. Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus Leaked: Image, Specs And Launch Date

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus Leaked: Image, Specs And Launch Date

    Well it would seem that NTT DoCoMo, one of the largest wireless carriers in Japan, has let slip the Samsung Galaxy Nexus announcement just a couple hours early. According to a tweet, “the latest Android OS smartphone with Google and Samsung Electronics [will be] announced on October 19 in Hong Kong tomorrow. DoCoMo is almost equivalent to the fastest in the world, scheduled for release… Read More

  • T-Mobile Announces The Dual-Screen LG DoublePlay, Launching November 2nd?

    T-Mobile Announces The Dual-Screen LG DoublePlay, Launching November 2nd?

    While the dual-screen Kyocera Echo didn’t do much to tickle my fancy, a couple dual-screen devices on their way to market, including the Sony S2 tablet, show much more promise. As far as handsets go, T-Mobile just announced the Android-powered LG DoublePlay (codenamed Flip II) smartphone — a split-keybord QWERTY slider with not one, but two, capacitive touch screens. Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus, HTC Vigor To Launch November 10?

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus, HTC Vigor To Launch November 10?

    As the iPhone 4S hype has peaked and is returning back to stable levels, users from the other school of thought are getting pumped for their own massive event. Ice Cream Sandwich, and the next purely Google phone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, are due to make an appearance in just two short days. Though we’re sure to get some clarification on already-leaked specs at the debut, we might… Read More

  • USA Taps Yap.TV For New Social TV App

    USA Taps Yap.TV For New Social TV App

    Today the USA television network has announced a partnership with Yap.TV to power its mobile social application. Yap.TV is one of the hottest social TV apps on the App Store, offering users the chance to chat up television shows in real time. It’s basically a souped-up Twitter client for TV, and now all the same cool functionality will be available for USA programming. USA’s… Read More

  • The Galaxy Nexus Pops Up In Verizon’s Device Management System

    The Galaxy Nexus Pops Up In Verizon’s Device Management System

    If legit, a freshly leaked document from the Verizon Device Management System confirms earlier rumors that the next official Google phone will indeed be called the Galaxy Nexus. An Ice Cream Sandwich announcement is already slated for October 19, where Samsung and Google are expected to announce the next Nexus. Read More

  • Some Retailers Say iPhone 4 Cases Will Fit The 4S, Others Don’t

    Some Retailers Say iPhone 4 Cases Will Fit The 4S, Others Don’t

    Well, this is a bit curious. We’re all well aware that a phone such as the iPhone 4S requires a case. It’s just too damn precious and costs way too much to go unprotected, but the best cases are often expensive. That said, I’m sure many iPhone 4 owners were hoping to keep their old case when upgrading to the iPhone 4S, but if OtterBox is your go-to case brand, think again. Read More

  • Amazon Lists All Its Verizon Phones For One Penny With A New Contract

    Amazon Lists All Its Verizon Phones For One Penny With A New Contract

    If you’re a non-Verizon customer who’s been considering hopping on the big red network, now is most definitely the time. A deal at Amazon could score you a $300 phone for just a penny. In fact, Amazon Wireless is selling all its Verizon devices (which unfortunately excludes the new iPhone 4S) for just a penny if you’re a new customer signing a contract. That also includes… Read More

  • Will The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Create Jobs? (Update)

    Will The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Create Jobs? (Update)

    There have been plenty of questions over whether or not the proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T is in the public interest. We’ve heard from competitors, senators, attorneys generals, and even the DOJ, who formally filed a complaint in federal court saying that “AT&T’s elimination of T-Mobile as an independent, low-priced rival would remove a… Read More

  • iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Sold Out At Sprint, Verizon, And AT&T

    iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Sold Out At Sprint, Verizon, And AT&T

    Heart set on that brand spankin’ new iPhone 4S? Sorry, but I come bearing bad news. Your window for placing a hassle-free pre-order may have just closed, hard. AT&T has extended its shipping time to 3-4 weeks, while Sprint and Verizon are fresh out of the 16GB model. In other words, it looks like you may be bundling up for a wait in line. Read More

  • HP Turns To Bing For New webOS Maps App On Smartphones

    HP Turns To Bing For New webOS Maps App On Smartphones

    Though webOS has been somewhat shelved going forward, there are still plenty of people out there using HP and Palm phones running the OS. For them, getting map information and directions has been quite the task with the webOS Google Maps-powered app. But today that should change, as the company has opted for a Bing Maps-powered mapping application for the OS. Read More

  • New Beats By Dre Monster Headphones Are Wireless, Colorful: We Go Ears-On

    New Beats By Dre Monster Headphones Are Wireless, Colorful: We Go Ears-On

    I was lucky enough to get a look at Monster’s new Beats by Dre headphones at their Holiday Launch party recently, and it’s safe to say they’re pretty sweet cans. The company has developed two new sets of headphones: the Beats Wireless on-ear Headphones and the Beats Studio HD Powered Isolation Headphones, which come in a number of color flavors. I got the chance to go… Read More

  • NYCBigApps 3.0 Competition Looks To Bolster The Startup Scene In The Big Apple

    NYCBigApps 3.0 Competition Looks To Bolster The Startup Scene In The Big Apple

    Silicon Valley has always been the heart of the startup scene, but some exciting companies are sprouting up here in New York, too. In an effort to nurture that growth, New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the NYC BigApps 3.0 competition, where small companies or your average Joe can submit applications using official city data. And for the winners? $50,000. In its third year… Read More

  • The Wopad V7+ Tablet Is All About Angry Birds

    The Wopad V7+ Tablet Is All About Angry Birds

    If you at all thought that the Angry Birds phenomenon was fizzling out… well, you were wrong. Rovio itself is doing plenty to make the brand “as iconic as Nintendo’s Mario or Mickey Mouse,” with cookbooks and new games and plush toys galore. But even outside of the company, Angry Birds is still a hit. Over in China, the Shenzhen Technology Co. built a tablet… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Gets Listed For Pre-Order

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Gets Listed For Pre-Order

    When Samsung first announced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi-only tablet, they failed to mention anything about pricing or availability. We assumed that meant that there would be a bit of a wait before we got the chance to get up close and personal with the slate, but maybe we were wrong. J&R electronics retailer has listed the device for pre-order in both the 32GB and 16GB flavors. Read More

  • Best Buy To Offer Full Fleet Of iPhone Models

    Best Buy To Offer Full Fleet Of iPhone Models

    Best Buy today announced that it will be offering the iPhone 4S, with in-store pre-orders available now and availability beginning October 14. Just like at Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and Apple, the iPhone 4S will cost $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model. All three carriers offering the 4S will be represented. Read More