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Intel has been floundering a bit around in the pocket mobile and handset space for some time now. After grabbing a solid foothold in the netbook market (seriously, what netbook doesn't have an Atom under the hood these days?), the company is now looking to take the mobile space ever more seriously. In order to do so, the Intel has formally... Read more...
Wow, talk about a sudden influx of new phone choices. Within the span of just a few weeks, American mobile users have been introduced to Palm's Pre on Sprint, Apple's iPhone 3GS on AT&T and now T-Mobile's myTouch 3G on (you guessed it) T-Mobile USA. Officially, this phone is the followup to the T-Mobile G1, the planet's first-ever Android-based... 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...
With Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 hitting the Web today and the new iPhone 3G S landing in stores this Friday, we can't think of a worse possible week to launch a smartphone. That said, T-Mobile USA has defied logic by introducing the newest Dash handset. If you'll recall, the original Dash was launched way back in 2006, making this one seriously... Read more...
Nokia's been a real roll of late, pumping out more handsets than we can even keep track of. To that end, the company is dishing out two more higher-end units today in the E72 and 5530 XpressMusic. The former isn't drastically different than the recently launched E71 and E71x, packing a slim smartphone enclosure with a full QWERTY keyboard.... Read more...
Intel already holds a strong position in the personal computer and server market. But, like other companies, Intel wants more. Moving forward, Intel’s executives believe there’s a good potential to increase Atom's traction in adjacent markets by targeting these low-cost, energy-efficient chips at various multifunctional consumer gadgets including... Read more...
Go figure -- one thing that's not ailing in this economy is something that many, on the surface, would assume one could live without. As mobile data usage rises, a great deal of that comes from the average smartphone. In a new report from The New York Times, we're forced to think about just how much of a necessity these ultra-smart cellphones... Read more...
After what feels like forever, Nokia's latest shot at breaking ground in the American smartphone market has arrived. The highly sophisticated N97 smartphone, which has been available overseas for a small while now, is finally shipping to US customers. By and large, Nokia is still struggling to have its smartphones taken seriously in the US... Read more...
Garmin plans to start selling its oft-delayed nuvifone in Asia in late June or early July, Chief Operating Officer Cliff Pemble told shareholders at the company’s recent annual meeting. Unfortunately for the rest of us, Pemble said a release date for North America and Europe is still on hold. In response to a question from an investor, Pemble... Read more...
BenQ, the company's whose mobile division filed for bankruptcy two years ago, is attempting a comeback by unveiling its intentions to launch an Android based smartphone and netbook sometime next year. The announcement means BenQ is now part of a growing list of companies that are either making or planning to make smartphones and mini-laptops... Read more...
Research In Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry line of handheld devices, has issued a security patch for the popular handhelds, warning they are vulnerable to attacks by hackers. According to security experts, if this latest patch is not applied, there is a risk hackers could exploit the vulnerability and take over a company’s server.... Read more...
Rumors have been flaring over this for as long as the iPhone has been a reality, but it sounds like they'll be quieted...at least for a little while. While speaking at the Reuters Global Technology Summit, Verizon Wireless CFO John Killian flat-out refused to answer questions on whether his company was looking into snagging Apple's cellular... Read more...
Ah, the BlackJack. Samsung's long-standing smartphone family has grown another, but the newest member has dropped the "Black" and stuck strictly with "Jack." Launching today exclusively on AT&T in the US, the Jack features Windows Mobile 6.1, 3G connectivity, a sleek keyboard and support for instant messaging and access to multiple e-mail... Read more...
At long last, we can wonder no longer. After waiting months and months, Palm and Sprint have finally come to an agreement on when the company's forthcoming flagship product will launch: June 6th. Originally announced this past January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the much-hyped Pre was slated to hit Sprint sometime during... Read more...
While the HTC-built G1 has undoubtedly become the face of T-Mobile, the long-standing Sidekick line is getting a new face of its own today. T-Mobile USA has just launched the Sidekick LX, which features a long-awaited 3G radio and the same iconic swivel design that has made the form factor so appealing over the years.Additionally, prospective... Read more...
Not long ago, we heard that Dell's smartphone prototypes were being frowned upon by an undisclosed amount of carriers. Today, Reuters is reporting that Dell is taking its phones elsewhere in hope of gaining ground, impressing pundits and eventually moving into the US and Europe in the future. If a pair of apparently in-the-know analysts are... Read more...
As CTIA gets ready to begin in Las Vegas, AT&T is adding to its lineup by introducing a whole slew of new smartphones and not-so-smartphones that are armed and ready for texting, MMS-ing and email checking. Kicking it off is the Samsung Propel Pro, a sleek and stylish addition that brings a full QWERTY keypad, silver color scheme and a... Read more...
Say what you will about the iPhone (and the App Store in particular), but it has undoubtedly set off a chain reaction of me-toos. Not long ago, the Android Market was launched to bring the all-too-familiar app shopping experience to G1 users, and now we're hearing that RIM, Nokia and Microsoft are planning to follow suit in short order. Reportedly,... Read more...
Too much hassle to carry a BlackBerry, iPhone or any other smartphone? Not worried about having two devices on you at the same time for mobile communication? If you managed to fit into the narrow niche we just described, Peek's newest handheld is probably right down your alley. For those out of the loop, Peek sells handsets that look much... 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...
Two different applications have taken Wikipedia and compressed it into smartphone-digestible form. Both sell the resulting database for $10. WikiPock takes up about 4GB of storage, and is currently available for Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices. It's $9.99 for the basic version, but you can opt for a version that includes updates for... Read more...
You may not ever hear about these after today, but Intel has launched four new, unique versions of its Atom processor. We know what you're thinking: "Why in the world won't I hear about 'em?" Probably because these are out in the open in the way its N270 and N280 are; instead, these are meant for use in behind-the-scenes type applications.... Read more...
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