Jared Newman

From his remote outpost in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jared blogs for Time, TechHive and PC World.

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AT&T-Ready ‘Nexus S’ Android Phone Hitting Best Buy for $100

It only took about seven months, but Google’s Nexus S smartphone is finally getting support for AT&T’s network and a big fat subsidy to boot.

Starting July 24, you can get the Nexus S, with untainted Android 2.3, at Best Buy for $99.99 with a two-year contract. The phone has a 4-inch gently-curved display, 1 GHz processor, 5-megapixel …

Nokia Promises Windows Phone This Year

Nokia has erased any doubt that it’ll launch its first Windows Phone in 2011.

This is My Next confirmed the news with Nokia spokesman Ray Haddow, which is good, because you might not get the message from CEO Stephen Elop’s corporatespeak: “Step by step, beginning this year, we plan to have a sequence of concentrated product launches …

T-Mobile: Bring Your Own Phone, Save Unspecified Sums of Money [Update]

T-Mobile today announced that its smartphone customers can save money on monthly rates by purchasing new phones at full price or bringing in their own phones from elsewhere. But for now, the company isn’t providing full details on exactly how much these new “Value” plans cost.

So while I’d love to break down the prices and tell you, …

Why Google+ Shouldn’t Be Chasing Celebrities

Lady Gaga is not on Google+. Nor is Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber or many other mega-celebrities, but apparently, Google wants to change that.

CNN reports that Google is drawing up a “celebrity acquisition plan” for its new social network, including a way to verify famous people as the real deal. Google won’t confirm the plans, but CNN

Happy 5th Birthday, Twitter

It’s hard to believe that Twitter turns five years old today, and I’m not just saying that because time flies.

Twitter was a slow burn instead of a slam dunk. When it launched to the public in 2006, it had a different name (Twittr), and hardly anyone used it. A chart at Business Insider shows that Twitter didn’t reach 1 million unique …

Motorola’s Next Tablet Might Look More Like an iPad

Motorola’s next tablet, according to one rumor, will use the same 4:3 aspect ratio as Apple’s iPad, signaling that Motorola has soured on widescreen tablets.

The Motorola Xoom, like most other 10-inch Android Honeycomb tablets currently on the market, uses a 1280-by-800 resolution display. The iPad’s display resolution is 1024-by-768, …

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