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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  • Amazon Puts Nokia E6 Up For Pre-Order, Shipping In 1-2 Months

    Listen up Nokia loyalists, this one’s for you. Amazon has just put the Nokia E6 business-class smartphone up for pre-order on its web site, which is pretty good news considering the fact that US carriers haven’t exactly been chomping at the bit to sell Nokia handsets. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Preps NFC For Android Phones

    Talk of NFC has been around longer than I can remember, but when are we actually going to get to wave our phones around and magically pay for soda, or a movie, or whatever else our little hearts desire? Read More

  • Apple Patent Application Describes Location-Based Social Network

    After Ping’s not-exactly-earth-shattering launch, Apple has remained relatively quiet on the social networking front. However, a freshly discovered patent application suggests the company isn’t quite ready to toss in its friend-making towel quite yet. Filed towards the end of 2009, the patent application describes a location-based social network that lets users find people nearby… Read More

  • O2 Dumps BlackBerry PlayBook Due To "Customer Experience Issues"

    Here in the States, RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook hasn’t exactly been greeted with open arms. In fact, even Sprint, the only carrier to release the tablet thus far, is only carrying a Wi-Fi 16GB version, with 32GB and 64GB models left in the dust. Plus, Verizon teetered back and forth over the PlayBook for a while, only recently deciding to move forward with the slate. Unfortunately… Read More

  • Dual-Screen Android LG Slider Spotted In The Wild, Possibly T-Mo-Bound

    When the dual-screen Kyocera Echo first appeared, my initial reaction was, “Nice gimmicky idea, but let’s hope this double-screen thing doesn’t get trendy.” Honestly, I see no need for two screens on a phone, especially when one screen tends to do a great job draining battery life all on its own. But apparently LG and T-Mobile don’t feel the same way, as a… Read More

  • 25-Year-Old Indian Man Electrocuted To Death By Shanzai Phone

    With the exception of the Foxconn fire, we rarely, if ever, report on any real tragedy in this industry. The closest we come to reporting a tragedy probably involves RIM, or Nokia, or some form of a product delay, but very rarely do we write up anything truly horrific. Today, however, a young man from the Panchmahal district of Gujarat, India was electrocuted to death by his shanzai phone. Read More

  • Rumor: iPhone 5 To Sport Edge-To-Edge Display?

    There’s been a lot of speculation as of late over the next model iPhone. Will Jobs pull a 3GS on us and leave the form factor alone or will Apple go big and create some new hardware to go with that awesome new OS? Well, we may be inching closer to some answers today, as an app developer with connections to Nuance, the speech recognition firm, posted a few screen grabs of what appears to be… Read More

  • Nokia Closes Online Doors, Swears Shutdown Is Unrelated To Poor Sales

    Poor Nokia. It seems like just yesterday that everyone around me was sporting some form of a Nokia handset. Now, I literally don’t know one person who owns a Nokia phone, at least not as a primary handset. The company that once ruled the world, or at least the mobile world, has now fallen to third place behind Samsung and Apple, and it looks as though things are only getting… Read More

  • Lawmakers Get Involved In "Locationgate," Propose Data Privacy Law

    The “Locationgate” scandal that saw so much coverage back in April hasn’t been in the news much lately, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from trying to prevent similar situations. Two senators, Al Franken of Minnesota and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, have proposed a mobile privacy bill today hoping to strengthen the level of consent needed for app developers… Read More

  • Verizon Extends Mobile Hotspot Promo For 4G LTE Smartphones To July 6

    Remember that free mobile hotspot promotion Verizon Wireless had going for the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge and the LG Revolution? Looks like the big red carrier has decided to make the fun last a little longer. Read More

  • Toshiba Unveils Beastly Game-Centric Qosmio X775, Plus Other Cool Laptops

    The Qosmio X775 laptop has just been announced by Toshiba, and one thing is certain: it’s a beast, and it knows it. When I walked into the product briefing, the first thing I noticed was this bad mamma-jamma, with its gaudy grey and red paint job. It sports a 17.3-inch screen, and is certainly too heavy to slip into a backpack. In fact, I heard a lot of, “I mean, of course… Read More

  • Rumor: Google's Next Nexus To Be The "Nexus 4G?"

    When then-Google boss Eric Schmidt said that the Nexus One was the end of Google’s phone plans, fans of the “pure Google” experience everywhere bowed their heads, slumped their shoulders, and let out a collective sigh of sadness. Of course, Google then went on to launch the Nexus S — and things only got better with the launch of the Sprint Nexus S 4G a few weeks ago. Read More

  • T-Mobile Releases HTC Sensation 4G, And Kind Of Releases The Samsung Dart

    Two new Android smartphones hit T-Mo shelves today, the highly anticipated HTC Sensation 4G and the Samsung Dart, or what our friends from across the pond would call the Galaxy Mini S5570. That’s the good news. The bad news is that both devices are listed as “temporarily out of stock” on the T-Mobile web site. I called around to a couple different T-Mo locations in the area… Read More

  • Samsung's "Attempt To Harass" Apple Gets Rough Response

    Remember that one time when Samsung asked Apple to hand over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 for legal inspection, just in case the companies’ future products crossed the line between similar and strikingly similar yet again? Well, Apple didn’t like that very much, and has called the request “copyist.” It all started back in April, when Apple saw some bothersome… Read More

  • Points Fingers At Carriers For Weak WP7 Sales

    The Windows Phone platform might have a relatively small following now, but there are two things to remember when it comes to WP7 fans: 1) they are just as intense about Windows Phone as Apple fanbois and Android loyalists are over their respective platforms, and 2) the WP7 pack is growing by the minute. But for now, Microsoft’s mobile success has been weak at best, and Windows… Read More

  • Video: The Engineer Guy Explains How The First Phone Turned Into Your Phone

    Once upon a time, “cell phones” weighed about a pound and performed only one function: placing calls. No games, no cameras, no texting. Not even a screen. Today, we’re so spoiled by LTE coverage, apps, and beautiful touchscreens — and yet, we still manage to find things wrong with them. The battery life sucks! The buttons aren’t squishy enough! The touchscreen… Read More

  • Samsung's "Attempt To Harass" Apple Gets Rough Response

    Remember that one time when Samsung asked Apple to hand over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 for legal inspection, just in case the companies’ future products crossed the line between similar and strikingly similar yet again? Well, Apple didn’t like that very much, and has called the request “copyist.” It all started back in April, when Apple saw some bothersome… Read More

  • Samsung’s Sprint-Bound D600 Dubbed The Conquer 4G

    A little over a week ago, Samsung’s SPH-D600 quietly passed through the FCC, where we learned it was Sprint-bound. An unnamed source has now leaked additional specs to Pocketnow, claiming that the QWERTY slider will be dubbed the Conquer 4G. Read More

  • HTC Teases Gingerbread Update For The T-Mobile G2

    Just because T-Mo may be discontinuing its first 4G-capable smartphone, the T-Mobile G2, that doesn’t mean that current G2 owners don’t deserve the latest version of Android, right? HTC seems to think so, since the G2 manufacturer sent out a newsletter yesterday notifying T-Mobile that the G2 will be receiving an OTA update with Android 2.3 and a few extra enhancements. Read More

  • Verizon Lights Up 19 New Markets With 4G LTE Coverage

    Verizon is lighting up 19 new cities with its 4G LTE network this week, and expanding coverage within the San Francisco and Detroit areas, which brings Verizon’s 4G coverage to a total of 74 metropolitan areas. If you just so happen to live in one of Verizon’s 4G-supported areas, you’ll probably need a new phone to go with that speedy coverage. Luckily, Verizon carries… Read More