Anna Scantlin

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Anna Scantlin

Anna is a Contributing Editor at PhoneDog.com. She was born and raised in Kansas City, which ironically is not located in Kansas, but in neighboring Missouri. She has an ornery son named Riley, who may or may not be more obsessed with technology than she is. Her passions include writing, drawing, gaming, music, and of course mobile tech! She's been a member of the PhoneDog team since August of 2012 and is a serial cell phone hoarder.

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BlackBerry ‘Rio’: There’s still hope for BlackBerry yet

It’s been a bumpy ride for BlackBerry for the past few years now. A steady decline in demand for the classic BlackBerry OS sparked the need for a revamp, which is what eventually created modern day...

Can Nokia make a comeback using Android?

Nokia has been a massive name in the mobile industry for a very long time. In a time before smartphones, and even feature phones, the Nokia “brick” design was one of the most popular designs on the...

Apple drops the patent troll act, so what does that mean for us?

Mmm, autumn; the leaves turn to warmer colors, the air grows cooler, and the apples are ripe for picking - even in the tech industry, you won’t find a sour Apple around here, as it seems that the...

It’s the end of the year: Do you plan on switching platforms?

We are nearing the end of 2014, which means that at this point we’re able to see pretty much everything that there is to offer in terms of new smartphones this year. We’ve had a pretty exciting line-...

Key trackers: One of the most useful smartphone accessories you can buy

  Sometimes it’s the simple things that end up being the most useful. Aside from always looking for the latest and greatest when it comes to smartphones, we also like to keep an eye out for the most...

Will 30% less phones equal better results for Samsung?

  Well, here’s a surprising headline that I don’t think anybody expected to see today: Samsung has decided to cut its mobile line of smartphones by 30% - meaning that out of 56 smartphone releases...

What has your smartphone replaced?

  Not more than ten years ago, when you looked around you and saw somebody on their cell phone, for the most part that’s all it would be: a phone. It could make calls, it could text, maybe play a...

I still think the YotaPhone is a sellable concept

  When catching up on the latest mobile trends, you’ll often hear about how the latest iPhone is doing, how powerful the latest Galaxy Note is, whether BlackBerry is having a good or a bad day, or...

Flagship vs. Budget: Which do you prefer?

  Some of you probably read the title of this piece and thought, “Uh, flagship. Duh. What kind of question is that?” And while that might have been a totally obvious answer earlier in the smartphone...

How often do you use your phone as an actual phone?

  I got my first cell phone when I was 14. According to today’s standards, that’s actually not that bad - but back then, it was a pretty early age to have your own private line. Even though I went...

The good and the bad of Motorola's Moto Maker

  Customization and being “unique” is a new trend that’s surfacing here in the mobile industry, especially in regards to smartphone designs. For the most part, most smartphones on the market today...

The Galaxy Note Edge is too expensive, even with a contract

  It’s been a couple of months since we’ve last heard about the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a device with an experimental design that Samsung is trying out for the very first time this year....

Can you imagine a world where our smartphones and computers are one?

  It’s hard to imagine how our smartphones can be any better than they already are, but as all things involving technology goes, somewhere down the line they’re bound to evolve and continue to get...

Does HTC's UltraPixel camera need more megapixels?

  This morning was kind of an oddly relaxed morning for me. As I sat with my coffee and looked out the window at the sunny (yet freezing) great outdoors, my phone made a familiar bong noise that...

Should Microsoft share Cortana? Not if they want Windows Phone to flourish

  Microsoft’s Cortana hasn’t been around for very long, but she’s already made a good impression in the mobile community - and good thing, too. You couldn’t come out with a virtual assistant named...

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