The Most Important Phones Of 2012

The smartphone market of 2012 has seen some heated competition. The usual contenders all released solid hardware. But the dynamic between them changed, too—Windows Phone arrived as a serious third OS option, and 2012 ended with exciting new models of iPhone and Android devices. Here's a look at the best new products… » 12/10/12 5:02pm 12/10/12 5:02pm

Samsung Galaxy Note II Hands On: Bigger Got Better

The original Galaxy Note was very not good, but seven months and 10 millions sales later, it's hard to deny that it's found a niche. But will its even beefier successor live up to the hype? We just spent the morning fondling the upcoming Galaxy Note II, and you know what? We're pleasantly surprised. » 9/21/12 11:34am 9/21/12 11:34am

Galaxy Note II: 5.5-Inches of S-Pen Friendly Phablet

We may not be the biggest fans of Samsung's giant phone movement, but apparently consumers have decided otherwise because Sammy is trotting out the Galaxy Note II: a 5.5-inch brute of a phablet running Android Jelly Bean. And with a screen so big, it promises to be fully compatible with the pressure sensitive S-Pen. » 8/29/12 1:10pm 8/29/12 1:10pm