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Samsung clearly has a good thing going with their Galaxy line of phones and tablets, so why slow down the fun? Prior to Mobile World Congress, the company is introducing two new handsets in the Galaxy line: the Galaxy Ace 2 and the Galaxy Mini 2. Te Ace 2 offers HSPA 14.4 connectivity, 4GB of internal storage, a... Read more...
If you've ever hacked or considered hacking your Android device, you're probably familiar with CyanogenMod. Although there are plenty of custom Android ROMs out there, CyanogenMod is one of the most well-known.  In fact, CyanogenMod just passed 1 million active users. CyanogenMod was created by Steve... Read more...
We've discussed the fragmentation of Android and the shoddy update services of the various carriers before, but the Droid 3's situation is raising these issues again. According to pre-CES reports, Verizon is poised to end-of-life (EOL) the Droid 3 along with its entire current lineup of MiFi hotspots. The BlackBerry... Read more...
There comes a day in the life of every gadget where things just aren't as shiny as they once were. Specifications grow old. Designs fade. Lifestyles change. It's a sad day, but it's looming from the very day a gadget hits store shelves. That day of reckoning has come for Dell's Streak 5, a tablet/phone combo that had a ton of hype behind it... Read more...
Not every gadget has to be pretty, particularly if they serve a very specific purpose. Rugged gadgets in particular have a tendency to be somewhat unsightly. Elektrobit's latest phone isn't breaking any expectations on that front, but who would expect anything else from an Android-based platform designed for defense... Read more...
Samsung and U.S. Cellular recently announced the availability of the Samsung Character. This new phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well as a touchscreen and 1.3 MP camera. The Character runs on Samsung TouchWiz Lite. The phone can be personalized using easyedge to download wallpapers and ringtones and through the Native Music Player... Read more...
Sprint revealed the phones it will deploy in the fourth quarter when it launches its next-generation push-to-talk service. The new service will be known as Sprint Direct Connect. The new service will be available in a much larger area than the company's current push-to-talk offering. In fact, the new service will... Read more...
Not a day goes by that we don't hear something out of the Google camp. There's hardly a harder working company in the tech-biz, truthfully, and regardless of whether it's Chrome OS or Android (or something else entirely), something's always changing in the land of Google. This week, they're dishing out a monumental overhaul for the Android... Read more...
When you think about a company like Tag Heuer, you're probably familiar with their watches. After all, they're a watch company. But they also do something else: phones. The company has just revealed one of the wildest, most expensive smartphones that we've ever seen, the stunning "Link Phone." It's sporting an... Read more...
Well, these aren't quite "Facebook phones," but the rumors were at least somewhat true. HTC was indeed working on a Facebook-centric phone (two, actually), and while these do a lot more than just check and update statuses, there's no question that social networking comes first on the ChaCha and Salsa. The... Read more...
We're already familiar with phone/PC hybrids -- they're called smartphones, and these days nearly everyone has one. But Speakal's just-announced BTS8 is a phone/PC hybrid of a completely different sort. It's an office telephone and miniature computer all rolled into one, and you won't be stuffing this into your pants pocket. The BTS8 comes... Read more...
Is this time the charm? Videoconferencing is an old art, one that's still being perfected. And while some companies have attempted to integrate it into the home (like Verizon with their "Hub"), things haven't gone so well in terms of sales. With video chatting so easy on smartphones these days, convincing anyone to hang onto their landline... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show for 2011 hasn't even started yet, but already things are warming up near Las Vegas. While Vizio themselves have yet to make a proper announcement, The Wall Street Journal has published a report that essentially spills the beans on two new major products from America's low-cost TV leader... Read more...
It already happened in the home, and now it's happening on college campuses everywhere: landline phones are vanishing. With the proliferation of cellphones, it has made it harder and harder for landline services to prove necessary. Even VoIP-based services such as digital phone from a cable company or Vonage seem limited in use, with the only... Read more...
Is the SideKick back? No, not by name, but it definitely is back in spirit. Sharp, which doesn't have a huge amount of phones available for sale in the U.S., is about to get back into the spotlight with the new FX. It's a simply named phone, and it's designed as a "quick messenging" device, but it's capable of much more. It's also the latest... Read more...
It's not uncommon for us to miss a call when we're at home, particularly if our cell phone is in the other room and we can't hear it ring or simply can't get to it in time. Thanks to Panasonic's new Link-to-Cell system, you may not miss quite as many calls. The system targets busy professionals and multitasking... Read more...
Android 2.2, otherwise known as "Froyo," is Google's next big leap in the mobile OS realm. It has just started rolling out to Nexus One owners, bringing native Tethering support as well as a refreshed home screen, improved performance and a Web browser that can handle Flash. Needless to say, it's an update that every Android user wants, and... Read more...
Cellphones and smartphones with projectors haven't really taken off in America, but they're generating a lot of attention overseas. And we all know what happens to trends in the U.S. a few months after something goes big in Asia. Samsung has been at the forefront of projector phone development, and today they are... Read more...
As we saw with the launch of Microsoft's Kin One and Kin Two, it's not always about the smartphone. There are plenty of other consumers out there who don't need an advanced mobile phone, and having one that makes calls, keeps track of a few contacts and sends the occasional SMS is good enough. Nokia knows that better... Read more...
Messaging and mobile data could not possibly be hotter right now, and AT&T knows it. The company has just debuted four new messaging phones for their Spring lineup, perfect for those who just came back from Spring Break with a "lost, stolen, missing or otherwise broken" cellphone. We know there are quite a few of you in that camp too,... Read more...
It's hard to guess how much traction Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart lineup will gather, but we have to admit that the newest member is a real looker. Atypical for Sony Ericcson, the Aspen is a business phone. Not a fashion phone. Not a clamshell phone. Not an Android phone.It's apparently aimed for the corporate folks who... Read more...
Unlimited plans seem to be all the rage these days, particularly with wireless carriers. But we've always viewed them as things that should be treated with skepticism. "Unlimited" sounds great in theory, but the high prices that accompany them mean that you best be taking advantage of that "unlimited" allowance.Over a... Read more...
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