Chase Bonar

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Chase Bonar

Chase is a contributing editor for PhoneDog and is new to the mobile industry, but not to writing. When he's not flashing a new ROM, or reading specs of the latest phones, he's probably lurking Craigslist for a new phone, tablet, or crazy deal. Outside of the mobile universe, Chase is an F1 fan and dachshund enthusiast. When completely disconnected from society, you can find Chase biking, running, or working on his money-pit E46 330xi.

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I'm not convinced of the latest Motorola X Phone rumors

Motorola just spilled more details on an X Phone in what seems like an emphasis to remain as vague as possible, and I wish they hadn't because it all doesn't add up. To be fair, these details seem...

Should Samsung continue the "inspired by nature" design into its next wave of devices?

It wasn't long ago that Apple's iPhone began receiving criticism of its design. Many would even argue it's just recently reached a tipping point. Yes, most believe Apple's main struggle was on the...

How do apps earn your dollar?

Not a day goes by when we don't use apps. They might not rank high on your list of priorities when picking a device, but they undoubtedly shape your experience when you're using it. Most of the time...

Don't confuse "Google Edition" with Nexus

Shortly after Google's Hugo Barra took the stage at I/O a few weeks ago to taunt a Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android, questions were inbound from every direction. Would Samsung make any other...

Why I'm considering a switch to Windows Phone OS

Switching smartphones has become a normal task for me with the reason being that I tend to get a bit overzealous with the amount of choices on the market, and impulsively pull the trigger more often...

Manufacturers should offer flagships in more form factors

It used to be expected that smartphones would be available in any form factor you could imagine, and some you couldn't dream of. Whatever your heart desired was an option, and that has included many...

Did Fairphone just change my life?

It's very easy to look at your smartphone and forget how it came to be. Often times, I stare in awe of certain design cues and finishes which make me realize how hard manufacturers work to deliver...

Here's why HTC shouldn't make a phablet yet

When it comes to smartphones with large displays, there's a polarizing effect which quickly sends fans into a frenzy. On one side, there are arguments for increased productivity with software...

Hello Moto, come back to mobile

Variety is what makes the smartphone market as competitive as it is. No matter how you swype it, certain folks prefer certain strokes of the keyboard. Nearly every manufacturer has tried to get in...

Hello Moto, come back to mobile

Variety is what makes the smartphone market as competitive as it is. No matter how you swype it, certain folks prefer certain strokes of the keyboard. Nearly every manufacturer has tried to get in...

Smartphones should be waterproof

Smartphones are inching towards perfection on many levels this year. From the build and design of the HTC One, to the sheer freshness of Jolla's smartphone running Sailfish OS, the choices feel...

Smartphones should be waterproof

Smartphones are inching towards perfection on many levels this year. From the build and design of the HTC One, to the sheer freshness of Jolla's smartphone running Sailfish OS, the choices feel...

Jolla's smartphone already has an edge, but is it enough?

It feels like an eternity since a band of MeeGo engineers left Nokia to carry-out their very own endeavour dubbed Sailfish OS, a continuation of MeeGo OS gracing such smartphones as the Nokia N9 and...

Jolla's smartphone already has an edge, but is it enough?

It feels like an eternity since a band of MeeGo engineers left Nokia to carry-out their very own endeavour dubbed Sailfish OS, a continuation of MeeGo OS gracing such smartphones as the Nokia N9 and...

5 ways Apple can refresh the iPhone

Many are quick to judge each successor to the iPhone without giving it a fair chance. History has taught that Apple is on a biennial iPhone refresh cycle, but that doesn't mean an iPhone 5S can't...

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