Friday, December 8, 2017

Sprint Gives $100 in PokeCoins When You Choose Their Unlimited Plan

It's a little strange how this game is still so popular, but it is and Sprint is going to help you hit that level 40. If you are a hardcore Pokemon Go player, you should pay attention to this.

To celebrate the release of 50 new Pokemon from the Hoenn region, Sprint will give you a gift of $100 in PokeCoins to anyone who signs up for Sprint Unlimited. That's 14,500 PokeCoins to use as you wish in the shop of the popular AR game Pokemon Go.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mobile Blast Podcast Episode 6: Black Friday Ads

There are so many Black Friday deals on the horizon, but not all of them fit our qualifications of a "deal". Matt and I thought we would share with you the same advise we share with our personal friends and family about what tech deals are a steal, and which ones to skip.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Unboxing Lenovo's Jedi Challenges Mobile AR Game

Lenovo, thank you! I'm so excited to try this out. The new Jedi Challenges mobile AR game. This game just released on November 3, 2017 and is set at $199.99 for the holiday season. Too much? I'll let you know how I feel about that after I get a full review of it. But first, let's check out everything that comes in the box!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Unboxing the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

I had to wait for the initial shipments plus a little bit longer for a demo unit from Verizon, but I finally got both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL in my hands. The XL version has already been through the ringer of the internet about screen issues, but I want to give it my fair shake. To get this review started, let's do the official unboxing of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Verizon Announces Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Partnership with Google

On October 4th, Google went on stage to announce a slew of new devices including the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Both come is assorted variants and colors, and both are available for pre-order from the exclusive partner Verizon.

Arguably, it is a bit misleading with how this is all played out and advertised, because both phones work on any US carrier, despite where you purchase the device, from Verizon or Google. However, to at least be in one carrier store and have any partnership will indeed boost sales. In comparison to the previous Nexus line (pre-Pixel if you will) which were never really in any carrier store at all (albeit Nexus 6, or Galaxy Nexus), those sales figures were no where close to LG or Samsung.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Is Pixel 2 Kinda Blue Only Available on Verizon? (Updated)

Google is still on stage announcing their newest hardware for the year. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL being the 2 most hyped rumors. I found that the device page on the Google Store website updated as they were on stage. As I was pre-ordering, I couldn't help but notice that the new Kinda Blue, 1 of 3 color options, is only available to purchase if I choose the "Verizon" option.

Caseology Vault & Parallax Cases for the Galaxy Note 8

Being close to $1000, the Galaxy Note 8 needs to be protected from accidental tumbles. Caseology has a few options to choose from that has reinforced corners and TPU grip. The Parallax and Vault cases have their own textured design for both elegance and efficiency. My unboxing and first impressions are in the video below. Take a look and let me know in the comments if you want one of these cases.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Add a Little Wood to Your Phone from TOAST

If you recall, back in 2013, Motorola introduced the idea of having a real wood back cover on your Moto X. But did you know that a year before, in 2012, TOAST already has a successful Kickstarter project to add a wood cover to your phone? It started with iPhones, which makes sense given its popularity, and this was after all, a Kickstarter. But they were successful and moved on to putting a real wood cover on many different devices such as laptops, tablets, gaming systems, even the Google Home assistant.

There are so many options now, for TOAST covers. And available for so many different phones. Take a look at my video review for all my feedback, and then go to TOASTMADE.COM to check out their work for yourself. If you're into the natural real wood look, you'll be glad you did.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Verizon Wear24 Smartwatch: It Takes the Custom Out of Android

Android smartwatches are not nearly as popular as Google and Apple once hoped they would be. Both companies put forth major investments and effort into that category back in 2014 and 2015. But frankly, smartwatches are more of a “cool” accessory then they are a “must have necessity”.

So while many device manufacturers you’d expect a newer device to come have decided to concede to the lack of sales, Verizon has finally decided it’s time to give it a go. It came out of nowhere. There were no leaks, no rumors.  that could have helped us see this coming, and from Verizon nonetheless. 

I’m going to be a little untraditional, and I’m going to start with the bad. Because the bad, is bad. Bad enough that it is definitely a deal breaker.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Google Buys Into HTC mobile for $1.1 Billion

It's official! Just a few minutes ago, HTC and Google announces a $1.1 billion "coorperation agreement". In leiman's terms: Google buys into part of HTC's mobile division.

Official press release after the break!