smartphone

  • Urgent.ly Is Uber For When Your Ride Breaks Down

    Urgent.ly Is Uber For When Your Ride Breaks Down

    When you break down, the assumption is that you need help urgent.ly. That’s why Urgent.ly exists. This on-demand roadside assistance app aims to be the Uber of what happens if your car can’t be used as an Uber anymore. Founded by Chris Spanos, Surendra Goel, and Luke Kathol, the service allows you to pinpoint your location and request help. Spanos, who worked as a GM of Repair.com… Read More

  • WPP To Pay $46.13/Share For 15-20% Of ComScore In New Kantar Partnership

    WPP To Pay $46.13/Share For 15-20% Of ComScore In New Kantar Partnership

    Some consolidation in the world of market analysis. Kantar, the research division of advertising giant WPP, has entered into a global alliance with comScore, the company that measures traffic and other audience metrics of online and mobile properties. As part of the deal, WPP will buy up to 15.45% of comScore shares at a price of $46.13/share, giving it a 15%-20% stake of the company, and… Read More

  • Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds but unwilling to bundle up, venture into the winter night and try to find warmth elsewhere. “Christie and Caleb want to go out,” Amanda says unenthusiastically, without looking at Joshua. “You care?” “Tell them… Read More

  • Apple Tops Smartphone Shipments In China For The First Time, Says Canalys

    Apple Tops Smartphone Shipments In China For The First Time, Says Canalys

    Apple has topped smartphone shipment numbers in China in Q4 2014, according to analyst firm Canalys. The popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped push the California gadget-maker ahead of its homegrown competitors, seeing it ship more than Xiaomi and Huawei, and putting it out in front of Samsung, which placed third overall. Canalys credits the large screen of the newest smartphone… Read More

  • Blackberry Announces The $450 Classic, A QWERTY Throwback

    A successor to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 the new Blackberry Classic hearkens back to the days when men were men, women were women, and smartphones were QWERTY. The $450 phone has a full keyboard and 3.5-inch square touchscreen. It also has an 8-megapixel camera and a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor. Who is this for? It’s for folks who won’t give up their Blackberries and who… Read More

  • Amazon Fire Phone Gets Another Fire Sale: $199 Unlocked

    Amazon Fire Phone Gets Another Fire Sale: $199 Unlocked

    Amazon has already admitted that it priced its Fire Phone much higher than consumers anticipated, and now it’s making a significant adjustment to the device’s price tag: A fully unlocked Fire Phone now retails for $199.00, instead of $449.00. The GSM device is still U.S.-only, which means it’ll work with AT&T and T-Mobile, though not Verizon and Sprint. The $250 price… Read More

  • Amazon’s Fire Phone Product Efforts Will Continue Despite Early Stumbles

    Amazon’s Fire Phone Product Efforts Will Continue Despite Early Stumbles

    Amazon is taking the long view on the Fire phone, despite poor early sales, a huge price cut and $83 million in surplus inventory that resulted in a $170 million charge for the excess hardware and supplier costs combined. Amazon’s SVP of Devices David Limp told Fortune the big issue was a miscalculation on pricing, which later resulted in Amazon slashing the price of the device from $199… Read More

  • OnePlus’ Impressive $299 Smartphone Will Finally Go On Sale To All — But Only For An Hour

    OnePlus’ Impressive $299 Smartphone Will Finally Go On Sale To All — But Only For An Hour

    If you’ve been in the market for OnePlus One, the hugely impressive $299 Android smartphone that is available by invite only — thus far — then your luck is in. The startup has announced that it will make its first smartphone available to all members of the public, but for a one hour window only. The impressive device will be available to buy for an hour on October 27… Read More

  • BlackBerry Is Gonna Get Weird With Smartphone Design At Least Once A Year

    BlackBerry Is Gonna Get Weird With Smartphone Design At Least Once A Year

    BlackBerry could be about to become the most interesting company in the smartphone business: The Canadian telecommunications firm will deliver a minimum of one “unconventional device” per year, according to a new report from Reuters, following the launch of the square-screened Passport last week. The Passport is definitely an outlier gadget, with its wide-bodied construction… Read More

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