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We've witnessed a stripped down version of OS X on a phone (thanks to the iPhone), and we've seen various editions of Linux ported over to the mobile side (Maemo, for instance), but a phone with Windows on it? Consider it a done deal. ITG has just announced new images and a final price point for a phone that has lived in vaporware status until... Read more...
First it was the influx of the pico projector, and now it seems that the projector-equipped phone is the next "big thing." Okay, so maybe we're jumping the gun a bit there, but it is sort of interesting that not one, but two projector phones have surfaced during the same month in the lead-up to CES 2010.Just a few weeks after LG introduced... Read more...
Wow, talk about reviving something from the dead. Years back, when Google was just beginning their quest to dominate the world in every imaginable aspect, rumors were swirling about a "Googlephone" that no one could prove was actually real. Amazingly, it seems that such a device may have actually been talked about back in the day, as some... Read more...
We still haven't quite figured out Japan's fascination with flip phones with huge, long displays, but there's no denying that the technology within them is second to none. This past week, Fujitsu--who makes an awful lot of phones for the Asia-Pacific market--announced a wild new flip phone with not one, but two killer... Read more...
Jitterbug may have the "senior phone" on lockdown, but believe it or not, those with aging eyes and a desire for simplicity actually do have more options than just that one iconic flip phone. This winter, Consumer Cellular has teamed up with Doro in order to offer up two super-simple cell phones to "active seniors." Or you, if you don't feel... Read more...
Verizon's chief has already declared the landline "dead," but if you're still hanging onto your landline phone while the grave is being dug, you just might be interested in this. VTech is taking landline phones where they've never gone before, with its DS6321-3 being the first cordless phone system capable of... Read more...
Landline phones are dead. Done. Over with. Old hat. So last year. In effect, that's exactly how Verizon Communications chief Ivan Seidenberg feels, and you know when Verizon's head honcho says landlines are done, they're done. But really, everyone knew this day was coming. People have been shutting off their landlines... Read more...
If you’re the reason why wireless operators offer insurance for mobile phones, then Sonim's latest phone might be just what you need. Sonim claims the new XP3 Quest is the only mobile phone available today with an IP67 rating, meaning it is completely dust resistant and waterproof in depths of up to 3.3 feet. What’s even better, the phone... Read more...
The Wikimedia Foundation, the organization behind the online encyclopia-like wiki Wikipedia, has launched its own iPhone application. While there were third-party iPhone Wikipedia applications, this is the first official release from the Foundation. Wikipedia Mobile is free, just as the site is, in the App Store. Here's how the app is described:... Read more...
Welp, so much for keeping a secret! Those far-out rumors we heard just a few months ago were apparently true, and now the suits at Dell can finally talk (somewhat) freely about their plans to finally enter the burgeoning world of cellular telephones. For whatever reason, Dell has waited for what feels like years to confirm rampant rumors that... Read more...
Assuming a mole from Best Buy is correct, the retailer is going to be a busy place on August 23rd. The mole has provided Boy Genius Report with a screenshot that shows Best Buy’s plans to begin offering a number of anticipated feature phones that day. Although it’s no iPhone, the Samsung Omnia 2 is definitely one of the hot upcoming phones... Read more...
It's no surprise to hear that Motorola is also considering selling a portion of its soul to Android. In fact, we kind of already knew it had a thing for Google-sourced mobile operating system. But now the company is getting serious in a time where other handset makers are doing the same, and we'd surmise that this is... Read more...
While the rest of the world moves to court Android, Nokia seems pretty content with Symbian. As the handset maker looks to up its market share in the North American segment, it has today introduced a new "smartphone" on AT&T that pushes the boundaries of what a "smartphone" really is.Sure, the Surge has a pull-out QWERTY keyboard, a Web... Read more...
It's no Android phone, but it's still pretty snazzy. Samsung's latest entry into the smartphone arena goes simply by "Jet," and it definitely sports a motif that matches its label. Boasting a sleek, full touchscreen design, the Jet is said to be "smarter than a smartphone." Samsung has included a multi-task manager and support for Microsoft... Read more...
Back in February, Verizon sought to revolution the home phone with the introduction of its Hub. Half telephone, half Internet tablet, the Hub really was a huge departure from the norm for Verizon Wireless and a unique device overall.Today, we're learning that the carrier is hoping to add a bit of oomph already by preparing an application market... Read more...
It's no secret that Dell has been spending a few of its research and development dollars in the mobile department, but until now, we've yet to actually hear from Texas how close it was to releasing a tangible product. Accordig to a new report from Barron's, it's close enough to have shown at least two products to a number of US carriers. Unfortunately... Read more...
Nokia released its new flagship smartphone, the N97, Tuesday at the Nokia World 2008 conference. With a full QWERTY keyboard and a tilting 3.5-inch touch screen, this phone targets "internet-savvy consumers." The N97 mixes the best of the old with some interesting new additions. The built in Web browser allows easy access to multiple... Read more...
Imagine being able to take a picture of a CD, DVD, book, or video game on your cell phone and then receive ratings and pricing information within just a few seconds. Now, with the new SnapTell Explorer application for the iPhone, you can do just that. This free application is now available from the AppStore. Jason Kincaid over at TechCrunch... Read more...
While Google's new version of its Mobile App for the iPhone has been warmly received, it appears, according to a report, that it uses an undocumented API, which would be a no-no in Apple's book. However, the use of the API results in a great user experience, so one has to wonder: did Apple let the app into the App Store because it was great,... Read more...
Mobile manufacturers launch star rating system comparing the energy consumption of chargers November 19, 2008 - Espoo, Finland - A group of mobile manufacturers has launched a common energy rating system for chargers, making it easier for consumers to compare and choose the one that saves the most energy. The star rating system developed and... Read more...
Well, as we discussed previously, if you don't know the answer, if you are not a technophile, ask one.A woman's husband told her that a raunchy photo which had been sent via email from his iPhone was the result of a glitch.  Not the photo itself; he admitted to that.  No, the pic was automatically attached, addressed and sent because... Read more...
Searching for useful information on a mobile phone isn't always easy or convenient. To help, Google's Mobile team released the Google Mobile App for the iPhone, complete with Voice Search and My Location features. With the app's voice search capabilities, you can perform a Google Web search using--you guessed it--your voice. To use this... Read more...
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