Highlights from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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The Verizon Vehicle Bluetooth speaker, with its one-touch controls

While you may or may not be a fan of General Motors vehicles, the automaker's OnStar roadside assistance service certainly looks like it could be useful at times. Well, US-based consumers with other makes of cars should soon be able to take advantage of a similar setup, when the just-announced Verizon Vehicle system launches.  Read More

The Liquid Logic Ego LS, on display at CES 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)

US-based action video bloggers, security specialists and teleconferencers take note – a new camera is on its way, that was designed with people like you in mind. Liquid Image's Ego LS is able to stream live over the Verizon 4G LTE network, including Verizon's new high-capacity XLTE service, which offers double the bandwidth of regular 4G LTE.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the 2014 Moto X (left) and Droid Turbo (Photo: Eric Mack/G...

The Moto X (2014) was one of the best phones Motorola ever made ... well, at least until it released the Droid Turbo just a few weeks later. So which one makes the most sense? Read on, as Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the 2nd-gen Moto X and Droid Turbo.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Motorola's powerful Droid Turbo (Photo: Eric Mack/Gizmag.com)

When it was first announced last month, Motorola's Droid Turbo sure looked like one of the most muscular smartphones yet. Since then, Gizmag has had a chance to test one out to see if this beefed up Moto X lives up to expectations.  Read More

The Brigadier is dust and shock proof

Lately, smartphones are growing larger, lighter and thinner, making them increasingly frail to the point where we might have to worry about a $1,000 iPhone 6 Plus warping or bending in a back pocket. Amid this strange new status quo, the Kyocera Brigadier is the increasingly rare phone that need not be handled with care.  Read More

SoftBank's 70 percent stake gives Sprint a much-needed infusion of cash (Cash image: Shutt...

The U.S. wireless industry: so good for AT&T and Verizon, yet so bad for everyone else. In some respects, it's the world's leading market. Its LTE rollout has been aggressive and expansive, and it gets the hottest devices first. For customers, though, things aren't always so rosy. The two carriers' virtual duopoly keeps prices high and new policies unfair. The sole hope for increased competition may lie with Sprint. For US$20.1 billion, Japan's SoftBank today acquired a 70 percent stake in the carrier. Though the move could be seen as a sign of desperation for the (distant) third-place Sprint, it could also ultimately invigorate competition and swing some of the power back to customers.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be the first Google Phone pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cr...

The first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone will soon be available in its country of origin on Wednesday. OK, technically the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is made in Asia, but the latest Google phone carrying the anticipated Android upgrade traces its software roots to California. Fans there and in the rest of the United States have eagerly been awaiting its arrival while watching the device's global rollout pass them by.  Read More

HTC and Verizon Wireless have announced the HTC Rezound 4.3-inch Beats Audio-integrated sm...

HTC and Verizon Wireless have announced a new Beats Audio-integrated Android 2.3.4-based smartphone, the HTC Rezound. The new Verizon-exclusive droid supports the LTE network and will be HTC's first Beats Audio-improved offering in the U.S. market. It's also the company's first smartphone to incorporate a 1280 x 720 (720p) resolution screen.  Read More

Motorola is bringing back the RAZR, as an incredibly thin smartphone

The Motorola RAZR is back, only this time it's a smartphone – and a very slim one, at that. Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless unveiled the new 7.1 mm-thick DROID RAZR yesterday, with the promise that it should be in stores early next month. Not only is the device said to be the skinniest smartphone in existence, but it is reportedly also the first to be able to stream video from Netflix at HD resolution.  Read More

Motorola DROID 3 Android 2.3 smartphone comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, 4-inch qHD touc...

Motorola has officially unveiled the successor to the DROID 2 with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) powered DROID 3. Coming in at 0.5-in (13 mm) thick, Motorola is calling its new device the world's thinnest smartphone with a physical full QWERTY keyboard. Motorola's original DROID (a.k.a. Milestone, 2009) and the DROID 2 (2010) were both well-spec'd Android QWERTY sliders when introduced, so we wouldn't expect anything less with the DROID 3. It outshines its predecessor with a larger and higher resolution 4-inch qHD 960 x 540 touchscreen, doubles the internal storage to 16 GB and now includes a front facing camera for video calls.  Read More

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