After Apple unveiled the iPhone as an AT&T exclusive in 2007, Research in Motion (which has since rebranded as BlackBerry) rushed to released a competing product, the BlackBerry Storm, under pressure from Verizon Wireless. The Storm, however, didn’t match the hardware or software features of the iPhone and turned into a flop.
Source: Ex-BlackBerry CEO Admits Why its Most Important Device Failed
The mobile operating system offers a bunch of new functions to predict users’ needs for music, email and more. Apple also unveils updates to its Maps app and News, a news-reading app.
Source: Apple’s new iOS 9 software stays a step ahead of you – CNET
Samsung is continually improving upon the quality of its smartphone displays, and the screens on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 take things to new heights. In fact, according to extensive testing from DisplayMate, one of them has the best smartphone display yet.
Source: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Has the Best Smartphone Display So Far
Canadians can get their hands on the much anticipated LG G4 smartphone beginning June 19th. Since its global introduction, the LG G4 has been widely praised for its exceptional camera, vivid and expansive display, and willingness to set new rules defining what a premium mobile device can deliver.
Source: LG Electronics Canada | The LG G4 to Launch in Canada June 19th
It’s the modern nightmare: You try to log on to email one morning and find your password doesn’t work. It quickly becomes clear the account has been deleted.
Source: Canada may have conspired to hack mobile phones, but you can protect yourself | Daily Brew – Yahoo News Canada
Most phones sold by carriers are smartphones, but there are still many reasons that a basic flip phone is still a valid option for many people.
Source: Ten reasons to still consider a basic flip phone in today’s smartphone world | ZDNet
Before you head out to the beach or pool, be sure your phone is protected with this waterproof dry bag. The pouch is transparent, meaning you can still use your phone (including the camera), but it’s certified waterproof up to 100 feet, and will also keep dirt and sand off your precious pocket computer.
Source: Take Your Phone For a Swim With This $8 Dry Bag
Ever looked at your smartphone and gone “God, I remember when I had to make calls using a home phone”? The pace of technology acceleration during this generation has been ridiculous: no wonder lists about “what ’90s kids remember” reflect nostalgically on actually having a landline. But don’t stop
Source: The Future Of Smartphones, From Iris Scanning To Roll-Up Phones | Bustle
When the OnePlus One came out last year, it was a killer deal: a $300 off-contract smartphone so beautiful, it made Google look like poop for charging so much for the Nexus. The only problem was that, aside from special promotions, you needed to be invited to buy it. But that exclusivity is now over: Starting today, anyone can buy a OnePlus One, invites be damned.
Source: Hell Yeah, OnePlus One Is Now Available for Everyone