Best smartphones 2013

Are you excited about bezel-less smartphones, 4K displays, and biometrics or do you think they’re over-hyped gimmicks? Would you prefer some solid improvements to your phone’s core features. We ask what you’re really looking for in your next device.

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A relaxing of the rules relating to carrier locked SIM cards in the Netherlands hit the news recently. We take a look at what it actually means and examine the potential benefits of this move and how it could go further to create some real carrier competition.

John legere t-mobile ceo

T-Mobile under John Legere has been taking the fight to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. The “Uncarrier” is making good progress and injecting some much-needed competition into the market. We take a look at its moves over the last year.

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The next battleground for platform dominance looks set to be cars. Google’s Open Automotive Alliance will clash with offerings from Apple, Microsoft, and others. How can Android secure a place in your automobile?

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The wearable technology market is starting to take off with a wave of fitness trackers, smartwatches, and smart glasses on the way. Now Google is about to release an Android wearables SDK we take a look at what it means, how quickly wearables could take off, what’s on the horizon right now, and ask whether Google might be tempted to weigh in with some hardware of its own.

nokiax-7

What is Nokia thinking? Can its Android X phone line-up really act as a gateway drug for Windows Phone, or is this experiment set to end in disaster? We take a look at the best case scenario for Nokia and Microsoft, before pointing out the flaws.

emergency kill switch

We explore the idea of smartphone kill switches as legislation is presented in the U.S. to make them a legal requirement. What would a kill switch offer over current solutions, what are the potential drawbacks, and would it work anyway?