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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  • VIDEO: World's First WP7-Powered Nokia Handset Gets Caught On Camera

    Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. Hungarian site Technet.hu knows this, and decided to shoot a spy-style video of Nokia CEO Stephen Elop showing off the first Nokia Windows Phone 7 smartphone at a secret event, despite the fact that the Nokia boss specifically asked attendants to put away cameras. Read More

  • HTC's ChaCha Facebook Phone Gets Rebranded As HTC Status On Its Way To AT&T

    Praise be to the phone gods! We no longer have to keep calling HTC’s Facebook phone the ChaCha. BGR confirmed that the HTC ChaCha is headed to AT&T as the HTC Status, and we’re all glad to see one of the world’s most poorly named phones get a new title. Apparently, HTC was having some trouble with search service ChaCha over the branding. We originally reported that the… Read More

  • Congresswoman Proposes Bill To Cut Down FauxG Claims: An In-Depth Look

    Whose 4G is fastest? If someone asked me, I’d probably say Verizon, but then again, is Verizon’s 4G LTE network really 4G? According to the International Telecommunications Union, it’s not. While both Verizon’s 4G LTE network and Sprint’s WiMax networks are considered forerunners to true 4G technologies, neither network meets the ITU’s required download… Read More

  • Mozilla Firefox 5 For Android Goes Live On The Android Market

    Mozilla‘s Firefox 5 for Android is now available from the Android Market, carrying over some of the same features as the new desktop browser. Most of the upgrade involved under-the-hood bug fixes and enhancements, but there are still a couple cool new features to get excited about. Read More

  • Freshly Awarded iPhone Patent Could Mean Trouble For Apple's Competitors

    Apple has just been awarded a very important patent that describes changes to the iOS user interface. The patent was originally filed back in December of 2007 as a part of a string of provisional patent applications that go back as early as January 2007. While this patent isn’t necessarily as significant as the 358-page “iPhone Patent” granted in 2009, but it still has… Read More

  • Judge Rejects Samsung's Request To Peep Apple's iPhone 5, iPad 3

    Just as we expected, Judge Lucy Koh has rejected Samsung’s request to get its hands on Apple’s iPhone 5 and the iPad 3. She did not rule from the bench this time, as Apple tweaked its complaint the night before Friday’s hearing, adding a host of new Samsung products to its copy-cat list. Instead, the order was presented on paper in an 11-page document. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Reveals Ultra-Thin Xperia Ray, Water-Resistant Xperia Active Smartphones

    Looks like two new Xperia smartphones are headed out of Sony Ericsson labs and into the wild, with an expectation to launch in the third quarter. We still don’t know much about the handsets, called the Xperia Ray and the Xperia Active, although we can confirm that both will be powered by Google’s Android OS. From the ads, we’re thinking that the Ray will run Android 2.3… Read More

  • Apple Releases iTunes Festival App For iPad And iPhone

    Since 2007, Apple has hosted the iTunes Festival in London. And why wouldn’t it? For most, iTunes is the go-to one-stop shop for all the music we could ever want, so an annual music festival in its honor is only fitting. If you’re interested in checking out the show, or simply just want to keep up with the festival, Apple has just released its iTunes Festival app for free on the… Read More

  • Samsung's LCD Fridge With Apps Is A Fridge That Has An LCD And Apps

    Food aside, what’s missing from your fridge? As long as it keeps food cold, and hooks you up with some cold water or crushed ice from time to time, there’s really nothing more we can ask from our fridges. At least, that’s how I felt before I went to Samsung’s appliance line unveiling and met my new favorite home appliance: the app fridge. The app fridge comes in two… Read More

  • AT&T's New $50 Unlimited Talk, Text, And Web Prepaid Plan Starts June 26

    AT&T is obviously a top-dog in the wireless industry, and stands to take the number one spot once its T-Mobile buyout comes to a close. But in a small pond, AT&T isn’t the big fish you’d expect it to be. The big blue carrier still faces strong competition in the prepaid sector from smaller carriers like Boost Mobile and MetroPCS, which is probably why AT&T came up with… Read More

  • Meet The Nokia N9: A Colorful Slice Of MeeGo Magic

    Turns out Greg was right yesterday, PocketNow’s leaked press shot is in fact Nokia’s long awaited MeeGo handset, the N9. The rumor mill has thrown out a few different specs on this device, including a QWERTY keyboard (which is not present here), so we’re glad to finally be able to set the record straight. The N9 is an entirely buttonless handset (with the exception of a… Read More

  • Sprint's Premier Club Members Get $250 Price-Cut On HTC EVO 3D

    Sprint’s Premier club, the one for all the cool kids, is about to make a select few people very happy. The EVO 3D, which is one of the most sought after phones of the season, will see a nearly $250 price cut with the deal Sprint’s offering. Basically, if you’re a member of Sprint’s Premier club you can get this 3D-packing super phone for just $199.99. Of course, this… Read More

  • Leaked Ad Points To TiVo Apps For iPhone and Android Devices

    I heart TV and, in turn, I heart TiVo. Why wouldn’t I? It’s basically a little treasure box of my favorite episodes saved for me to watch at any time I’d like. The ONLY problem I have, and I really mean only, is that whenever I discover a new show, which is usually by way of conversations with friends, I’m not at home and can’t schedule it on my TiVo. Luckily… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Promises Xperia X10 Gingerbread Update In August

    After more than a month-long delay, Android 2.3 Gingerbread is finally headed to the Xperia X10, according to a blog post from Sony Ericsson. Originally, SE had scheduled the update to roll out towards the end of the second quarter, or early in the third quarter, but obviously things didn’t go as planned. Today, however, Sony Ericsson’s blog said that “development and testing… Read More

  • RIM Pressures Carriers To Approve BlackBerry Phones "No Matter What, With Bugs And Problems"

    We all know that RIM isn’t having the best year, but there’s still one little ray of gleaming hope left for the company: forthcoming BlackBerry smartphones. RIM has a new QNX operating system in the works that is set to release in 2012, and it is expected to put an end to a year’s worth of disappointment. Until then, its upcoming smartphones have to sell well to keep the… Read More

  • Apple-Samsung Patent War Begins To Bore Judge, Execs To Settle Out Of Court?

    Apple and Samsung may finally be able to play nice after all, as an Apple lawyer revealed on Friday that ultra high-level executives from both companies have been in talks over the patent dispute. The disclosure relieved no one more than U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, who has been asking the two tech giants to figure it out already. Read More

  • Social Addicts Rejoice! HTC ChaCha Facebook Phone Headed For AT&T

    Have you ever excused yourself from a real-life interpersonal conversation to play Farmville? Do you update “what’s on your mind” more often than you eat? Do you scour the social network religiously for signs your ex-girlfriend is “in a relationship?” If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s possible that you have a Facebook addiction. Luckily… Read More

  • Motorola Xoom LTE, Droid 3 Spotted On Verizon MAP System

    When we happen to catch products on their way through Verizon’s Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) system, it usually means we’ll see those goodies on the shelf faster than you can say “Minimum Advertised Price system.” Today, that same treasure MAP turned out to be a gold mine, as Droid-Life spotted both a 4G-capable Motorola Xoom and that Motorola Droid 3 we’ve… Read More

  • PlayStation Boss: No PS4 Anytime Soon, We're Advanced Enough

    With Nintendo’s announcement of the Wii U at E3, and rumors of a potential Microsoft machine headed our way in 2013, you’d think that the folks over at Sony would be working long hours to make the next-gen PlayStation top-dog amongst competitors. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, according to comments made by PlayStation US boss Jack Tretton in a Forbes interview. Read More

  • Apple Extends List Of Copycat Devices In Samsung Patent Battle

    Here’s something that totally baffles: In what way does Samsung’s Sidekick 4G violate Apple design patents? Have you ever seen anything close to a Sidekick get that half-eaten Apple branding? In any case, the plot has thickened between these two phone makers, with Apple now claiming that 12 different Samsung devices infringe upon Apple’s design and trade dress, including… Read More