Passing the 100,000 e-signature mark necessary for an official white house response, legislation on the legalization of unlocking cell phones is now in the fore front of government attention. Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota(D), Mike Lee of Utah (R) and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (D) are the three individuals mobilizing the legislative efforts of the Wireless Consumer Choice Act. This bill would call on the Federal Consumer’s Commission to warrant that consumers can legally unlock their cell phones and switch mobile providers at any time they so choose.
No doubt this bill is necessary not only for the rights of consumers, but also for its potential to provide a global market boost and promote healthy competition. It is only fair that consumers should have the choice flexibility over who their wireless provider is no matter what mobile phone they obtain. Although this bill would open up the door for healthy and necessary competition on the wireless market, what repercussions would this cause for cell phone manufactures and their innovative processes? For such a new bill, the backlash this could create is uncertain but as it develops (and most certainly after the March 12th hearing with the FCC), consumers and manufacturers’ worldwide will gain a clearer perspective.
Source: pcmag.com, engadget.com
August 24, 2011 12:01 by Ty
If you’re looking for a new Android smartphone, there are plenty to choose from that bring the best in hardware, performance, programs and usability. The number of Android smartphones on the market continues to grow each year with faster processing speeds, more memory, bigger interactive screens, improves usability, faster data speeds and more storage. Android smartphones are also available on almost any cell phone provider. Here’s the latest list of top Android smart phones on the market. (The list below is not sorted in any order)
- Motorola Atrix 4G
- Sprint EVO 4G
- HTC EVO 3D
- AT&T Inspire 4G
- Samsung Galaxy S 4G
- Verizon ThunderBolt
- Verizon Droid Incredible
- Verizon Droid X
- Verizon Droid Incredible 2
- Samsung Droid Charge
- Sprint EVO Shift 4G
- Sprint Epic 4G
- Samsung Nexus S 4G
- HTC Sensation
- T-Mobile G2X
- T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide
- Motorola Photon 4G
If you would like to check out the full list of Android smartphones and devices, visit AndroidCentral.com. Also find replacement cell phone battery and cell phone charger parts at discount prices.
December 28, 2010 00:15 by Jeremy
IBM has produced a yearly tradition of predicting the technological advancements in the next 5 years. One of the more popular predictions this year for 2015, was the ability for cell phones to product holographic images.
These images are thought to be seen without the use of 3D glasses, and will be interactive as well.
Other predictions made include social networks acting as data input; computer heat being used to provide warmth in housing; GPS navigation systems and car sensors learning and predicting environmental patterns (accidents, traffic, daily routes, etc); and newer advancements in batteries and battery technology, including the use of kinetic energy as a power source.
Bloomberg provides a more in-depth analysis of the predictions.