Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.
Reports are surfacing that the iPhone 5 will take Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies to an entirely new level. One hypothetical situation presented is that the new models will carry desktop data and settings. When owners MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 2, 2010 6:00 AM ET
The carrier makes all the difference.
I received two separate Android phones this week to evaluate and I thought it would be interesting to put them up against one another even though they are aimed at different audiences. The MyTouch4G from T-Mobile is an HTC phone running Android 2.2 with a nice candy bar form factor 3.7 inch screen, front-facing camera with a zippy processor and a strong metal shell (that also brings MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 29, 2010 4:46 PM ET
T-Mobile announced that it would sell Samsung's Galaxy Tab on November 10th, starting at $399 with a data plan.
T-Mobile announced this morning that it will be the first U.S. carrier to carry the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the U.S., unless AT&T (T) announces an earlier ship date in the next week or so.
The November 10th ship date beats rival Verizon (VZ) by a day.
T-Mobile will sell the Tab for $399 MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 27, 2010 1:12 PM ET
The issues are few and far between on this powerful slider.
I've spent the last five days playing with T-Mobile's new G2 Android smartphone. It is Senseless (in a good way) Android 2.2 in a slider keyboard format, similar in size/form factor to the Motorola Droid and Droid 2. It has a sharp 5 MP shooter with bright flash, a 3.7 inch bright LCD display and an optical scroll. T-Mobile touts MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 6, 2010 10:06 PM ET
Finally, a carrier decides to use a better technology for their customers.
Details are starting to emerge on T-Mobile's new VoIP service that lets customers switch over to Wi-Fi when the T-Mobile signal is no longer strong enough to take a call. T-Mobile explains it like this:
Wi-Fi Calling for Android is built upon the same technology as UMA, but is a different implementation from our past offerings. While T-Mobile's current Wi-Fi MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 6, 2010 11:30 AM ET
For those of us who want a pure experience, the way Google intended, we now have an(other) option.
Like most people, I hate those skins that manufacturers put on top of Android to try to differentiate their product. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer phones are coming out without some sort of manufacturer overlay to dilute that experience.
Thankfully, T-Mobile, the carrier that originally took a chance with Android, offering the G1 almost two MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 24, 2010 2:51 PM ET
An analyst examines the impact on iPhone shipments and on Apple's share price
In the wake of Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg's remarks Thursday -- which seemed to pour cold water on rumors of the imminent release of a Verizon iPhone -- RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky takes a look at the implications in a note to clients issued Friday.
He begins by saying he is not surprised Apple (AAPL) and Verizon (VZ) may MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 24, 2010 10:24 AM ET
A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set the record straight about that potential "Facebook phone" during a MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 23, 2010 7:30 AM ET
U.S. mobile carriers, for better or worse, have as much say on your Android experience as the hardware manufacturer.
I rated Android handset manufacturers earlier this morning.
There are four major carriers and a few minor carriers in the U.S. and all of them offer at least a few Android handsets. But it's what they do with their handsets that differentiate them. Each carrier has their own pricing and coverage differences as well. I'm not MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 22, 2010 6:47 PM ET
Samsung announced that they're selling 2 million Galaxy S Android phones on all four major networks. They're going with the same strategy on Tabs.
It is hard to argue with Samsung's strategy of making their phones available across all carriers. They announced that they are about to cross the 2 million Galaxy S phone mark in just over two months of sales in the U.S. They expect to have sold five MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 17, 2010 5:14 PM ET
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