The Librarian of Congress ruled in October of 2012 that certain actions involving mobile phones were illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
The Librarian of Congress ruled in October of 2012 that certain actions involving mobile phones were illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The rules were revised to state that while it is legal to jailbreak smartphones, it is illegal to jailbreak tablets and illegal to unlock phones without permission from your wireless provider. A 90-day window was put in place that allowed consumers to purchase a phone and unlock it, however that window closes on January 26th. Note that jailbreaking is different from unlocking. Jailbreaking opens the phone up to run additional software. That will still be legal for smartphones after January 26th. Unlocking removes the restriction tying a phone to a particular carrier freeing the user to use a carrier of their choice.
However, the deadline is meaningless to some. For example, both Apple and Verizon sell unlocked iPhone 5s for a hefty unsubsidized price while AT&T will unlock a phone once it is out of contract. In any case, if you want to legally unlock your smart phone, now is the time to do it legally.
Nokia managed to implement Windows 8 Mobile into a sleek, modern handset that’s comfortable to hold and use. The use of tiles makes one handed use of the phone easy and efficient.
Nokia is making a big gamble by choosing Microsoft Windows 8 Mobile as the OS for their line of smart phones. The fate of this once dominant player in the mobile space is tied closely to the success or failure of the Windows OS. By most accounts, adoption of Windows 8 has been less than stellar but Microsoft and Nokia marches on. Whether you like it or not, Windows 8 is here to stay and Windows 8 Mobile is a serious contender. It’s not the juggernaut that is iOS or Android but there may be a niche for a third mobile OS.
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As mobile phone manufacturers pack more and more CPU cores into smartphones, the need for larger batteries become increasingly obvious.
As mobile phone manufacturers pack more and more CPU cores into smartphones, the need for larger batteries become increasingly obvious. Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has been a runaway global success.
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Sprint Guardian is a suite of services and Android apps to help parents monitor and control up to four Sprint phones.
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