Cell phone articles

Verizon Q1: 677,000 new wireless users, 7.2m smartphone activations

Verizon has posted its financial results for the first quarter of this year, showing strong growth that beat expectations with net income jumping 15.8% on-year to $1.95 billion ($0.68 a share) and revenue rising 4.2% to $29.4 billion. Analysts polled…

Weekend Open Forum: Do you still wear a watch?

There isn't a week that goes by where we don't hear about how the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets are displacing other technology segments. For many folks, a competent high-end handset can comfortably replace various portable media players, dedicated gaming handhelds...

Thursday tech deals: Refurbished Galaxy S III $30 w/ contract

With activation of a new two-year contract, AT&T offers the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S III 4G in Marble White or Pebble Blue for $29.99 with free shipping. That's $20 under a new one two weeks ago and $100 below the lowest total price we could find for a new unit today...

Survey names Verizon the best US carrier, AT&T the worst

Consumer Reports has released its annual cellular service report with findings that are similar to last year's results. After surveying 63,253 cellular subscribers across 23 metropolitan markets, Consumer Reports determined Verizon Wireless to be the highest-rated provider...

Study: T-Mobile offers fastest 3G, AT&T has quickest 4G

Wondering which wireless carrier has the fastest network? PCWorld set out to answer that question, testing several handsets indoors and outdoors across Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle,…

Mexicans overcharged billions a year for phone, Internet

A new report alleges that billionaire Carlos Slim's telecommunication companies have overcharged Mexican phone and Internet customers $13.4 billion a year between 2005 and 2009. Released Monday by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

Nissan announces an iPhone case with self-healing paint

Better known for its automobiles, Nissan has shifted gears to the realm of electronics accessories with a new scratchproof iPhone case. More accurately, the cover is susceptible to scratches, but it can automatically "heal" them courtesy of a special paint…