Low on power? Galaxy devices share as battery packs

Despite our best intentions, sometimes our gadgets run out of power at the worst times. Maybe it’s a Bluetooth earpiece for GPS directions, or it could be a portable keyboard to type on while you’re enjoying coffee at a local joint. Even though external battery packs are everywhere, especially in very portable sizes, we don’t always remember/want to bring one.

Leaked: Full specification list for metal-clad Samsung Galaxy A3

By now, you’re probably all aware of Samsung’s “metal initiative”, set to bring forth an avalanche of superiorly built mobile gear, aimed at the upper class of consumers, but also at “proletarians”.

New Moto X now available with Verizon pacts, including on Moto Maker

As suspected, Motorola’s preferential treatment of AT&T in regards to 2014 Moto X availability didn’t last long, and Ma Bell merely got to accept pre-orders and ship a few units before Verizon entered the picture.

Karbonn Titanium Wind W4 is India’s cheapest Windows Phone

After threatening the world domination of Android market veterans, the invasion of little-known mobile brands based in countries like India or China is starting to do the same for the seasoned, esteemed global leaders of the Windows Phone scene.

Pricing of Samsung Galaxy “A” series leaked

Samsung Galaxy A series handsets — reportedly includes Galaxy A7, A5 and A3 — have seen their fair share of leaks in the past few weeks. Last month, Samsung released the metal-clad Galaxy Alpha, which is said to be followed by a number of handsets under the same series. We’ve even seen some images of the Galaxy A5 (SM-A500).

Deal alert: Get your fix of top paid Android apps for free via Amazon

Browsing Google Play and Amazon’s Appstore for the latest, hottest, most fun games and productive Android apps? Disappointed to see so many of them cost top dollar? Then you’re likely not looking hard enough.

Original Moto X harder and harder to come by, as second-gen starts shipping

While most Android smartphones generally take 18 to 24 months to reach end-of-life status, the 2013 Motorola Moto X is on the brink of extinction merely one year after its underwhelming launch. Which is understandable really, given literally no one bought the overpriced upper mid-range Android.

T-Mobile kicks off Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders, ETA is October 17

Listen up, prospective Samsung Galaxy Note 4 buyers, as we bear good and bad news in regards to your favorite new phablet. Or maybe we should call it good and… normal news. After all, Sammy warned us not to expect the Note 4 to start shipping before mid-October stateside.

Motorola Shamu aka Nexus X leaks, appears to be a giant Moto X

We’ve seen a handful of rumors about the upcoming Nexus device, oft-rumored as the Nexus X codenamed Shamu. The device was spotted on a benchmarking website, and revealed a little bit of information about its internals, as well as a number of other leaked information. We’ve already heard the device will fall into the phablet category, boasting a 5.9-inch display.

Cortana takes an advanced course in French, could graduate in a few months

Windows Phone users were disheartened, to say the least, to wait for a good two and a half years to get their own voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant, but as soon as Cortana debuted, Apple’s Siri became yesterday’s news.

BlackBerry Passport goes on sale in five markets, dozens to follow

With BlackBerry’s own leader, John Chen, more than willing to share everything from aesthetics to hardware specifications and software features in regards to the unconventional-looking Passport for months, the big question mark heading to today’s introductory events was tied to availability.

“Fake” cellphone towers spotted in Washington, D.C.

Mysterious cellphone towers have allegedly been spotted in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and no one seems to know who put them there.