by George Heymann

Another day, another Samsung Galaxy S III rumor, iPhone 5 coming in June? UK Carriers begin selling the HTC One X and S.

Smartphone Briefs

by Chris Coleman| @PhoneKnack

The latest rumor making the rounds around the Internet is that Samsung is including a Super AMOLED Plus display which would allow the Galaxy S III to showcase its 4.65inch screen at 720p HD resolution. You may be wondering what in the world a smartphone 720p HD display even looks like, well here is a side by side comparison.

The difference between the two is very clear and quite stunning.

With that being said, we can most likely expect the Samsung Galaxy III to be hitting stores sometime in May as AsiaE has reported that carrier testing is currently underway.

Are you ready for the Samsung Galaxy III? We know we are.

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Unlock Your iPhone With a SIM card, Tweeticide: Allows iOS users to delete all of their Tweets at once.

Smartphone Briefs

By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack

The Gevey Ultra S is a now up for preorder for $55 and will unlock your iPhone without the need for a jailbreak. Unfortunately this sim unlock only works for GSM phones meaning only users of AT&T and TMobile will be able to use the Gevey Ultra S. Verizon and Sprint users have to figure out another option. The Gevey Ultra S will begin shipping March 3rd.

The Gevey Ultra S boasts the following feature set –

  • GEVEY™ True Plug-and-Play Unlocking SIM Interposer
  • No Need to Dial International Emergency Number 112
  • Untethered Unlock with no Jailbreak Required
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Moneto prepaid NFC mobile wallet service compatible with Android and iPhone

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

Yesterday DeviceFidelity, Inc and Spring Card Systems LLC, announced Moneto a prepaid mobile wallet service utilizing Near Field Communications (NFC) in conjunction with MasterCard PayPass technology.

The innovative service enables NFC on previously incompatible smartphones by utilizing a custom Moneto microSD card for Android and a custom case for iPhone.

According to its press release “Users can fund their Moneto prepaid account through direct deposit, ACH transfer or cash/credit/debit card-enabled third-party money transfer services such as MoneyGram, Western Union, PayPal or GreenDot.

Moneto also comes with a companion prepaid MasterCard to give users the ability to access cash at ATMs and make online purchases, pay bills or shop at merchants that do not accept contactless payments. Moneto also enables card-to-card and wire-fund transfers from a secure internet portal accessible via”

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Electronics gifts don’t have to be budget-busters

by George Heymann


Despite the downturn in the economy, early polling indicates that a majority of consumers — 52 percent — plan to spend the same or more for gifts this holiday season, according to a recent ICM Research report.

Last year, nearly a third of U.S. consumers’ holiday gift-spending budget went to consumer electronics.

I don’t know who the folks are that participated in the ICM poll, but most of my friends and associates have a more conservative budget this holiday season. Keeping in mind that many of us will need to spend less, I wanted to share my picks for hot tech gifts that won’t break the bank or your budget. Happy Holidays!

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iPhone 4S first weekend sales top 4 million

by John Roberts

Technology Market

Apple has announced it has sold over four million of its new iPhone 4S, just three days after its launch on October 14. In addition, more than 25 million customers are already using iOS 5 in the first five days of its release, and more than 20 million customers have signed up for iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices. iPhone 4S is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries on October 28 and more than 70 countries by the end of the year.

“iPhone 4S is off to a great start with more than four million sold in its first weekend—the most ever for a phone and more than double the iPhone 4 launch during its first three days,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “iPhone 4S is a hit with customers around the world, and together with iOS 5 and iCloud, is the best iPhone ever.”

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Siri is probably HAL’s second cousin twice removed

by Dan Saul

Technology Market

Siri, the artificially intelligent speaking assistant that comes with the new Apple iPhone 4S, is certainly related to HAL, but we don’t yet know how. Siri has been making headlines since the iPhone 4S was launched, with many people saying that they find the software amusing and interesting.

Many people who have an iPhone 4S have been asking Siri utterly nonsensical questions – as could have been predicted had the details of Siri been leaked in advance. We certainly would if we had one.

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iPhone 4S officially announced shipping October 14th, starting at $199, including Sprint version.

by George Heymann

Well its official, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook took the wraps off of Apple’s latest smartphone the iPhone 4S. The rumors were surprisingly accurate, the outside of the phone closely resembles the iPhone 4 same 3.5” retina display but the inside has been completely redesigned.

The 4S includes a dual-core A5 CPU and GPU that reportedly offers up to 7x graphics performance compared to the iPhone 4. The antenna system has also been improved and now includes a dual-antenna system that intelligently switches to improve reception and help avoid dropped calls.

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Reports of low cost iPhone 4 (8GB) models as well as new iPhone 4S models (16GB,32GB,64GB) starting to appear on online inventory systems.

Apple’s iPhone Event is just a day away, speculation of what will be introduced at tomorrows event is being fueled by a number of reports regarding specific models appearing in various inventory systems.

MacRumors is reporting that both Radio Shack and Cincinnati Bell websites have listed “iPhone 5” entries. They do caution that the entries may just be placeholders until the official announcement.

More interestingly a new finding from German mobile carrier has listings for four new models, that comprise a budget 8GB iPhone 4, and three new models of iPhone 4S (listed below).

-iPhone 4 Black (8GB)
– iPhone 4 White (8GB)
– iPhone 4S White (16GB, 32GB, 64GB)
– iPhone 4S Black (16GB, 32GB, 64GB)

Look for our recap after the official Apple announcement tomorrow.

Source MacRumors

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Quick Look: D30 band case, high impact protection for your smartphone

by George Heymann

D30 cases for sensitive electronics are being introduced by a number of manufacturers. D30 is an innovative material that in its normal state is soft and pliable, but when exposed to shock the molecules lock together to absorb and disperse energy before almost instantly returning to its flexible state.

The materials ability to function as an shock absorber make it ideal for applications like smartphone cases. After doing some research on D30, see our story ‘D30, science fiction meets reality!‘, I decided to pick up D30 Band case for my smartphone from T-Mobile.

The case looks similar to an Apple bumper cases for the iPhone 4, a simple rubber band encircles the phone with the customary cutouts for access to headphone jack, usb ports etc… The configuration varies to match the smartphone it is designed for.

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Verizon iPhone pre-sale sets sales record

by George Heymann

The Verizon iPhone 4 pre-sale topped sales record for any first day launch on its network, it marked the most successful first day sale in the history of the company.

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