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Windows 95 ported to Google Android devices

For some inane reason, the crazy kooks at XDA-Developers have decided to port over a version of Microsoft Windows 95 to the Google Android platform. Yes, it means we're going backwards in time about 15 years, but it means that you can relive your solitaire dreams on the go. There are actually two different versions of Windows 95 for Android floating about out there. There's one version that is quite slow (just like the original!) but is reasonably stable. The other version isn't all that stable (just like the original!), but it's a lot faster. Pick your poison.

Firefox Home for iPhone is not complete, but a good start

I'm pretty content with Mobile Safari, I don’t need a full-fledged browser for my smartphone and I highly doubt Apple will allow something to go above and beyond the current native offering. We’ve seen Fennec (FireFox Mobile) get released for Android, and Windows devices, so naturally Apple iOS should be next.

Light Pool phone features 22 triangular LEDs, perfect for aircraft controllers

When things blink and flash they are cool, when they are in a particular sequence with multiple colors and sound, they are rad. You could say the same for the KDDI Light Pool clamshell phone. On the outside, you'll see a total of twenty-two LEDs in the shape of triangular windows arranged in a criss-crossing grid-like pattern. These LEDs are meant to display a touch of personality, lighting up in 100 different patterns sequenced with music. Patterns can indicate an incoming call, email, or whatever you prefer.

Acer, Ferrari unveil Liquid E Android smartphone, 64-bit Ferrari One netbook

Acer has teamed up with Ferrari to manufacture the Liquid E Ferrari special edition smartphone. The device comes loaded with Ferrari-themed content, like videos, photos and ringtones of Ferrari engines, in addition to the obvious external themed Ferrari red color and emblem.

Hanvon Chairman: e-Readers to replace cell phones

Chinese company Hanvon, makers of the Touchpad B10 tablet, are also known as Hanwang. Chairman Yingjian Liu during a keynote speech at Computex 2010, discussed the increasing popularity and evolution of the e-book reader. He proclaimed the strengths of the e-ink format and how his company was leading the way in his home country of China. Then, his declarations got very bold. He called the e-book reader the "fourth screen," referring to TV, PC, and cell phone as the other three screens. He observed that some people say the mobile phone will replace the e-reader, but he responded by saying that the e-ink book reader will replace cell phones instead.

First Bada OS smartphone launched with the Samsung Wave

Samsung's bada OS has finally reached retail and is making its initial debut with the Samsung Wave smartphone, adding another option to the ever-growing list of devices. The bada OS platform was originally announced back in November of last year, but now we've got some actual hardware running it and ready for purchase. The Wave takes Samsung's lineup beyond Windows Mobile, Android, and even the TouchWiz-equipped feature phones. I think they've still got Symbian going on somewhere too.

Going ablaze with Android-powered HTC Wildfire smartphone

It looks like HTC is continuing with its old bag of tricks. Just as the company released several seemingly similar Windows Mobile smartphones for a number of years, it's doing the same with the Android platform too. The latest addition is the HTC Wildfire. At first glance, you could very easily mistake the HTC Wildfire for a number of other touchscreen-focused Android phones from the Taiwanese manufacturer. There really isn't all that much that separates this phone from the pack, aside from its less than top-tier specifications.

Windows Mobile Samsung Messenger arriving at Bell this week

Do you like descriptive names? Sure, it's fun hearing about the Dell Streak or the BlackBerry Curve, but these names don't really tell you anything about what these devices do. Bucking that trend is theSamsung Messenger, a phone designed with messaging in mind. How appropriate.

Sanyo Juno QWERTY phone gets colorful on Boost Mobile

I haven't seen a new Kyocera phone for some time, but it seems that the Japanese company is still around and kicking. The newest phone doesn't carry direct Kyocera branding, per se, but it is the Sanyo Juno by Kyocera and it's heading to Boost Mobile. From what I can see, the Juno is not a smartphone. Instead, it's another one of those QWERTY-packing messaging phones designed for texting enthusiasts and other people who can't be bothered with full smartphone functionality.

New Symbian smartphone to join Samsung lineup after all

Samsung is a huge company and it seems like they're always looking to diversify. You'll find the Samsung name on all sorts of consumer electronics, ranging from HDTVs and Blu-ray players to multifunction printers and digital cameras. Even within the cell phone range, they're being pretty darn diverse. While Research in Motion sticks to BlackBerry OS and Apple does nothing but iPhone, Samsung is different. Even so, we thought that the Korean giant was done with Symbian. Apparently not.

Video: Hacker runs Google Android on first-gen iPhone

Just because you have an Apple iPhone doesn't mean that you need to restrict yourself to the iPhone OS. Just as people have been able to hack their Windows Mobile smartphones to run on alternate operating systems, it seems that the iPhone is worthy for some hacking as well. In the video below, you'll see that "planetbeing" has been able to modify his first generation Apple iPhone to run Google Android. I don't know why you would want to put Android on an iPhone (why not just buy an Android phone?), but it is an exercise in what is possible.

Get ready for yet another smartphone OS from HTC

HTC got its start in the smartphone business by creating a wide range of Windows Mobile handsets under a variety of different banners. More recently, the company has developed a good number of Google Android phones too. Well, it seems that HTC Has yet another card up its sleeve: its own smartphone OS. Cheng Hui-ming is the chief financial officer of HTC and he recently had an interview with Bloomberg wherein he revealed that the company is developing its own smartphone platform. As if Android and Windows Mobile weren't enough, they want to add yet another OS to the mix.

Google Android smartphones get loaded with Firefox Mobile

People got pretty excited when the Mozilla crew said they'd be making a mobile version of the popular Firefox web browser. Unfortunately, the versions released were for less popular platforms. That's changing, because they now have Fennec for Android and it's available for download today. As you may recall, the first version of "Firefox Mobile" (Fennec) was made available for Nokia Internet tablets, but not too many people are rocking those just yet. Then, they shifted their attention to Windows Mobile, but few people are using those smartphones too. Android is on the rise, so it seems that Mozilla has it right this time.

Apple patent shows Motion Sensing Technology for future 4th generation iPhone

Apple, in its never ending quest to make their gadgets more James Bond like with each generation, has bought a patent involving motion sensing controls through a camera. This would allow the user of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, more control over the device in a much more “touchy” way. If applicable to the next generation of Apple products, it could be a major coup for Apple. The patent, according to Patently Apple, will allow for almost total control of the iPhone through motion sensors in the devices camera.

iPhone Explorer turns iPhone into a remote memory drive, so there!

Ok that was fast. Not even 10 hours ago we reported on how the iPhone practically sucked because it couldn't run apps off a memory chip. Well, it still cant, but it can act as a portable memory drive so that's gotta count for something. A new desktop utility called iPhone Explorer (IE), basically turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a flash drive, and no, you don't have to be jail broken but it does provide a few benefits if you are.

Microsoft to let you install mobile apps on memory cards, sticks one to iPhone

When Apple came forward with the App Store for the iPhone, everyone got pretty excited. At the same time apps had already existed on other platforms; just not in a unified storefront. The other trouble was that other smartphones did not have the same kind of internal storage capacity as the iPhone. As a result, it has been more difficult to install quite as large a number of applications on other smartphones because of internal memory limitations.

Trafficmaster International Rescue offers concierge service via smartphone

Have you ever been traveling abroad and then you lose your passport? Maybe you're in a foreign land and you got mugged on the subway? These can be very stressful moments and that's why it helps to have some local assistance close at hand. Catering to this exact market is International Rescue, a smartphone-based service launched by Trafficmaster.

Microsoft still going ahead with Project Pink phone?

A few days ago, we caught our first glimpse of Windows Phone 7 and we assumed it would represent the immediate future of Microsoft-powered smartphones. As it turns out, there could be an alternate path for the Redmond, Washington giant too. Remember Project Pink? Apparently, that's still a go.

Marvell Pantheon 800MHz chipset to create the $99 smartphone market

As it turns out, you won't need to break the bank if you want to get your hands on a surprisingly powerful smartphone. Yesterday, we heard about the ST-Ericsson U6715 mobile chipset that would bring smartphones down to about $135, but today it's even cheaper with the $99 Marvell Pantheon smartphone platform.

Stream the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver on your mobile phone

To help you, with the help of the Washington Post, we have put together some info so your laptop or smartphone can get you all the Olympic 2010 events that you want to see when they are broadcast, not just when your station has time to televise it.

Opera Mini headed for the iPhone? Again.

Opera taunted us back in 2008 with plans of an iPhone browser hitting the iTunes shop, but thanks to Apple's approval process something got stuck and it never saw the light of day.

Official: Real VNC Viewer for iPhone and iPod Touch

Officially announced today, but has been available on the iTunes App Store for just about a week now, RealVNC Viewer for the iPhone and iPod Touch will give you full control of a computer anywhere in the world.

Video: Nokia E71 smartphone running BlackBerry operating system

Do you like the functionality of a BlackBerry smartphone, but not a big fan of the hardware coming out of the RIM labs? In the past, you could have taken the route of BlackBerry Connect, but RIM seems like it's finally ready to release the BlackBerry Application Suite.

Logitech Touch Mouse converts iPhone and iPod Touch into a wireless trackpad and keyboard

A new app from Logitech is available at the iTunes App Store. The Touch Mouse app turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a wireless trackpad and keyboard for your computer. You can type, point, click and scroll on either a Mac or PC from a distance.

Sony Ericsson Aspen first to run Windows Mobile 6.5.3

It has arrived with a vengence, the holy grail of Microsoft's mobile efforts: Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and it's on the Sony Ericsson Aspen. Once known as the Faith, the sleek looking QWERTY smartphone with 2.4-inch QVGA TFT touchscreen LCD, multi-tasking, organizing and adapting the panels just the way you like it.

CableJive duaLink sync cable for iPod, iPhone doubles the fun

CableJive has introduced its new duaLink. The duaLink is a nine-inch splitter cable that houses a micro-sized custom USB hub right in the connector. This provides two dock connectors that allows connecting, syncing and charging of both your iPhone and iPod from a single USB port, wall or auto charger at one time.

Pretty Pink Rumours, Microsoft “Pink” Zune Phone due in March

This is one of those stories that we have been following for far too long. What's going to happen with this whole Zune Phone...

V Phone VoIP app for iPhone cuts LD to International destinations

VPhone is a SIP client which will allow you to utilize a VoIP service provider on your mobile handset, the iPhone version was just released today.

How To Turn Your iPhone Into A Nintendo Game Boy

April Fools' jokes have taken on a whole new meaning lately in the tech world. What started as a mere joke on April 1st...

New Android and webOS Smartphones Coming to AT&T

AT&T held a press conference earlier today, announcing that they'll have a few new additions to the family in the coming year. The newest...

Windows Mobile to Be Integrated with Xbox Live

The smartphone arena has gotten awfully competitive in recent years, seeing the emergence of the iPhone, Palm Pre, Google Android, and other viable alternatives....

Telus Mobility Releases LG IQ Smartphone

Maybe you like the iPhone 3GS. Maybe you like the HTC Hero. Well, Telus Mobility has another smartphone for you to consider and it...

First Acer Android Smartphone Ready to Ship This Week

Even though HTC got the clear head start on the Android thing, it seems that a lot of other companies are finally getting in...

Upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5 Update Comes with New Virtual Keyboard

The people over at HTC can develop their own on-screen keyboard to go with their TouchFLO 3D interface, as can the the Samsung folks...

First Look at First Samsung Bada Smartphone

Looks like I've got some good news and some bad news for all the Samsung fans in the audience. Remember how Samsung announced its...

Bodily Functions Invade Windows Mobile with MyFart

It's a little sad, really, how the most popular apps on the Apple iPhone involve bodily functions and other crude forms of humor. Yes,...

Amazon Kindle for PC to Invade Windows 7 Tablets

You know how the Barnes & Noble Nook eBook Reader was announced earlier this week? It seems that the crew at Amazon are fighting...

Samsung Giorgio Armani with Windows Mobile 6.5

What do you get when you borrow some styling inspiration from the Nokia N97 mini and a little more inspiration for the HTC Touch...

Microsoft Pink Leaked as New Turtle and Pure Smartphones?

Ever since Microsoft decided to acquire Danger, we've wondered what they were planning on doing in the cell phone market. Rumors swirled around about...

Google Sync Extends to Gmail Push, Including iPhone

I've been using my Nokia E71 smartphone for several months now and I'm quite pleased with what this little phone can do. I'm also...

Windows Mobile Gets Capactive Multitouch with HTC Leo (Video)

There are many reasons to get excited about the pending launch of the HTC Leo smartphone. It's going to get a 1GHz Snapdragon processor,...

HTC Leo: Windows Mobile 6.5, 1GHz Snapdragon, 4.3-Inch Touchscreen

Prepare to be impressed. We caught a few glimpses of this phone through some shady and blurry spy shots, but now it seems that...

No More Windows Mobile for Sony Ericsson?

So, Sony Ericsson wanted to give smartphones a try and so they turned to the world of Windows Mobile to produce the first XPERIA...

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 Smartphone Officially Revealed

We've been able to find a good number of spy shots. We've been able to hear some insider information from ninjas deep within the...

Microsoft Confirms Oct 6 Launch of Windows Mobile 6.5

While all the guys on the Apple side of things are still getting all excited about the recently released Snow Leopard for their Macs,...

Windows Mobile and Google Android, Together At Last

So, you're in the market for a new smartphone and you can't decide on which operating system you'd prefer. There are certainly some merits...

SaskTel Gets Hot New Palm Smartphone (Sort Of)

I've got some good news and some bad news for the citizens of Saskatchewan. While you don't get to bask in the glory of...

Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7 to Co-Exist?

Normally, when you see different versions of the same operating system, the assumption is that the bigger number is the newer one and probably...

More Sub-$99 Smartphones from Verizon Point to New Hotness

While there are some signs that the economy might be turning itself around, many people are still struggling with the current financial situation. Verizon...

HTC Touch Pro2 Smartphone Launches at T-Mobile Next Month

I don't know too many people who are still interested in Windows Mobile 6.1, but the smartphone platform still exists and it could still...

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