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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  • Samsung "Hawk" (Exhibit 4G) Landing In T-Mobile Territory June 8

    <img src=""June 8 is to June 8 is to T-Mobile as May 26 is to Verizon. Three Android phones, one carrier, all launching on the same day. What was once referred to as the Samsung Hawk, now the Samsung Exhibit 4G, is set to hit T-Mo shelves on June 8, along with the HTC Sensation 4G and the Samsung Gravity Touch 2. Read More

  • LG Revolution May Join Verizon's Xperia Play, Droid X2 in May 26 Launch

    May 26 is shaping up to be a hectic day over at Verizon, as the carrier has seemingly planned a device-launch hat trick for a week from Thursday. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is already confirmed for a May 26 release, and current rumors suggest that the Motorola Droid X2 will hit shelves that day, too. Now, a leaked photo of Best Buy inventory information suggests that the retailer will… Read More

  • NVIDIA CEO: Android Will Overtake iOS On Tablets In 30 Months

    Today at the Reuters Global Technology Summit, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang threw out a prediction for the future of the tablet market that isn’t too far removed from that of the smartphone market over the past few years. Huang said that Android will surpass Apple’s iOS-powered iPad in market share over the next 2 1/2 years. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play To Hit Verizon's Shelves May 26

    Like many of you, I have loved playing games on my phone ever since I got my first Nokia handset that came pre-loaded with Snake. Since then, mobile gaming has reached an entirely new level, and then when the smartphone appeared, a few more levels after that one. Still, no matter which handset you choose, your device is a phone first, and a portable gaming device second, or third, or fourth. Read More

  • HTC EVO 3D Pre-Orders Begin At RadioShack… Secretly

    HTC’s EVO 3D has been one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of the season. I’m sure many of you have been patiently awaiting some word on a launch date, and although I’m sorry to report that I don’t have an exact date, pre-orders have begun for the glasses-free 3D smartphone over at RadioShack. Read More

  • 99 Percent Of Android Devices Are Vulnerable To Password Theft

    Researchers at Germany’s University of Ulm have made some unsettling discoveries about the security of the Android platform. According to an article from The Register, the research group located a vulnerability that allows hackers to collect and use the digital tokens saved on a phone after a user inputs credentials for a password-protected service. Read More

  • Nokia Squashes Murtazin Rumor, No Handset Takeover For Microsoft

    Eldar Murtazin isn’t often wrong, but his latest rumor concerning negotiations between Nokia and Microsoft on the acquisition of the former’s handset business by the latter have been squashed by the world’s biggest handset maker. For those who missed it, Mobile Review editor and leak wizard Eldar Murtazin wrote on his blog that Microsoft was in talks to buy Nokia’s… Read More

  • Motorola, Verizon post Droid X2 Listings Pre-Announcement

    In our little tech blog world, leaks are the enemy of big brands like Motorola and Verizon. OEMs and carriers try desperately to keep new products under wraps until the day of announcement, just to make the big moment that much sweeter. Maybe today is opposite day, but in any case, you tipsters may be out of a job, as Motorola AND Verizon have posted the unannounced Droid X2 to their sites. Read More

  • HTC Lead Rounds Out AT&T's Summer Lineup

    As of right now, AT&T is on pretty equal ground with its rivals when it comes to HTC handsets. While AT&T has the HTC Inspire 4G, its competitors have the HTC Sensation (T-Mobile), the HTC ThunderBolt (Verizon), and the HTC EVO 3D (Sprint). Though, it would seem that equal ground isn’t quite satisfactory for AT&T, as the number 2 carrier has scooped up another high-end… Read More

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1: Hands-On

    Despite the fact that some specs have already been leaked, we got a chance to get hands-on with the latest Think product from Lenovo and thought it was only fair that you get the complete story, too. Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 was officially announced today, and if you’ve seen the “Perfect Marriage of Form and Function” commercial, I can honestly tell you that it’s… Read More

  • iPhone 4, App Store Get A Bevy Of Records In The Guinness Book

    We’ve learned some pretty amazing (and incredibly arbitrary) things from the Guinness Book of World Records. Did you know that the record for most people dressed as Smurfs was set on July 18, 2008 by 1,253 attendants of Ireland’s Muckno Mania Festival? Now you do. Or did you know that Jean-Francois Vernetti of Switzerland set the record for the largest “Do Not… Read More

  • Apple Files Text-To-Speech/Speech-To-Text Patent For Phone Calls

    You’re out at a restaurant, and your phone rings. You don’t want to be that chump blabbing to himself into a headset — but if you take the call outside, your risotto is going to get cold. You’re knee deep in the middle of a first world problem, friend — what’s your move? Apple, it seems, feels your pain. The tech giant recently filed a patent application for… Read More

  • WD Launches 3 TB Hard Drive Despite PC's 2.19-TB Barrier

    WD today announced the launch of its 2.5 TB and 3 TB AV-GP SATA hard drives, targeted towards AV professionals and hobbyists alike, and set to ship immediately. The 3.5-inch hard drives offer low power consumption and more storage than you’ll find on any other hard drive, which could come in handy for you AV geeks who use hard drives for storage-intensive purposes like the use of… Read More

  • Netflix Closes Deal To Stream Miramax Films Starting Next Month

    Netflix and its customers saw a big win today, as movies like Clerks, Cold Mountain, and Good Will Hunting will soon enough make their way into Netflix’s Watch Instantly portfolio. The movie streaming service is jumping into bed with Miramax, and it seems to be getting pretty serious, as the couple signed a multi-year agreement allowing the streaming of movies from Miramax’s library… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Renamed 3x For American Debut: AT&T Attain, VZW Function, and Sprint Within

    Those of you who’ve been anxiously awaiting the launch of Samsung’s sweetest smartphone may have a few new names to memorize. Before any carrier announcement, retailer Wireless Xcessories Group leaked the new names of our beloved Galaxy S II in a phone case listing. According to WXG’s page, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread-powered smartphone will roll out as the Samsung Galaxy S… Read More

  • Will Nokia Become The IBM Of Handsets?

    Tech industry insider and Mobile Review Editor Eldar Murtazin hit us with what could be the most shocking bit of leaked Nokia news since his infamous N8 hands-on last year. What happened? This morning Murtazin posted some crucial information regarding the ongoing Microsoft/Nokia deal on his personal blog. Read More

  • Apple Files Patent For Special Keyboard With Airflow Feedback

    Keyboards haven’t changed much over the years, with the exception of a curved key here or there, or perhaps the addition of the back-lit keyboard about a decade ago. That’s not to say that keyboards couldn’t use a change or two, which could be why Apple filed a patent for a new type of keyboard that would offer tactile feedback to the user through various proximity sensors… Read More

  • T-Mobile Plans To Shake Up Family Plan Offerings?

    According to this leaked snap of an internal T-Mobile document, it looks like AT&T’s betrothed will be switching up its Family Plans on May 22. The picture leaves a few questions unanswered, but this should at least give you an idea of what T-Mobile may be offering in the near future. Read More

  • A Failed T-Mobile Acquisition Could Cost AT&T $6B

    There’s been a lot of talk out there about what will happen after AT&T acquires T-Mobile USA. How it will affect competition, consumers, and the industry as a whole are just some of the questions that have arisen since the deal’s March announcement. But has anyone stopped to think about what might happen if federal regulators reject the deal? Read More

  • Google Nexus S Knock-Off Is All Talk, Not Much Walk

    Just about anything worth having in this world comes in knock-off form, and it would appear that Google’s Nexus S is worth having, as a knockoff called the K1000D has surfaced in Shenzhen Huaqiangbei district in China. As we’d expect, the K1000D isn’t as powerful as the Nexus S, but it’s just as pretty. Read More