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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 business? Is Microsoft finally going to enter the hardware arena with a mobile phone of itself? If the latest rumors are to be believed, the answer is a resounding yes, and […]
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.
April Fools’ jokes have taken on a whole new meaning lately in the tech world. What started as a mere joke on April 1st this year, has now turned into a fabulous market testing strategy. What are we talking about? Well, it’s called a “Smart Boy”, a particular concept art that is mentioned as an upcoming […]
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 bundles of joy to join the stable already inhabited by the Apple iPhone, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile will take on a new look, thanks to Google Android and Palm’s webOS. They […]
The smartphone arena has gotten awfully competitive in recent years, seeing the emergence of the iPhone, Palm Pre, Google Android, and other viable alternatives. Windows Mobile has certainly lost some market share as a result, but does that mean that Microsoft is going to sit idly by? No! They could be coming back with a […]
Maybe you like the iPhone 3GS. Maybe you like the HTC Hero. Well, Telus Mobility has another smartphone for you to consider and it has some crazy features that you’ll have a hard time finding anywhere else. There’s a reason why it’s called the LG IQ, because this handset is meant to be pretty darn […]
Even though HTC got the clear head start on the Android thing, it seems that a lot of other companies are finally getting in on the Google smartphone action. We already know about the Motorola Droid, among others, but now we are getting our hands on the Acer A1 Liquid, the first Android phone from […]
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 with the TouchWiz UI, but what about a native Windows Mobile installation? Well, it seems that the newest build of Windows Mobile 6.5 will come with a new virtual keyboard and […]
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 new bada mobile OS earlier this week and how they were planning on equipping some handsets with the new platform? Well, it seems like we’re getting our first glimpse at the […]
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, we all know that flatulence can be funny at times, but this has sparked up a whole new genre of apps across all platforms. Including Windows Mobile. If you’re rocking a […]
You know how the Barnes & Noble Nook eBook Reader was announced earlier this week? It seems that the crew at Amazon are fighting back, but it’s not without another piece of hardware; it’s with eBook software for your Windows-based computer instead. Barnes & Noble already had a software solution that allowed people to buy […]
What do you get when you borrow some styling inspiration from the Nokia N97 mini and a little more inspiration for the HTC Touch Pro 2? What if you were to add in a huge dash of prestigious class and slap on a clothing label? It seems you end up with the new Giorgio Armani […]
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 some sort of crazy amalgamation that would comebine the Sidekick thing from Danger, Windows Mobile as the OS, and something to do with Zune for media. It was dubbed Microsoft Pink […]
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 very happy to have found Google Sync, which allows me to synchronize the calendar and contacts on my phone with their equivalents through the Google suite of services. Well, that suite […]
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, Windows Mobile 6.5, and a huge 4.3-inch touchscreen. To make matters even more interesting, that giant display is going to be a capacitive multitouch to boot! This is a major boon […]
Prepare to be impressed. We caught a few glimpses of this phone through some shady and blurry spy shots, but now it seems that the upcoming HTC Leo smartphone is not only real, but the rumored spec sheet is even better than you could have possibly imagined. Just don’t expect this phone to be particularly […]
So, Sony Ericsson wanted to give smartphones a try and so they turned to the world of Windows Mobile to produce the first XPERIA X1. For the upcoming Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2, this dedication to Microsoft’s mobile platform is continuing, but it seems that is where the relationship is going to end. Nope, Sony Ericsson […]
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 confines of their labs. We’ve been reasonably confident that this phone was indeed real and it was going to be on its way soon. And we’d be right. Here is the […]
While all the guys on the Apple side of things are still getting all excited about the recently released Snow Leopard for their Macs, the Microsoft side has a little announcement of its own. This doesn’t relate to Windows 7, but the mobile industry has another date to circle on their calendars. We were reasonably […]
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 to Windows Mobile, but Google Android looks mighty intriguing as well. What is a discerning consumer to do? Get both, of course! The Sunno S880 is actually a dual-boot smartphone. Just […]
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 Corner Gas anymore, the guys at SaskTel are going to treat you to a hot new smartphone from Palm. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s not going […]
Normally, when you see different versions of the same operating system, the assumption is that the bigger number is the newer one and probably the one that you want. With each successive iteration, you get new features and other improvements, so this only makes sense. Microsoft, however, seems to be taking a wholly different approach […]
While there are some signs that the economy might be turning itself around, many people are still struggling with the current financial situation. Verizon is apparently offering some recession relief by dropping the price on “almost all existing smartphones” to under $99. That sounds like a deal to me. If you’re looking to save a […]
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 be quite popular. Turning our attention over to T-Mobile, you will soon have the opportunity to pick up the latest hotness from HTC. No, I’m not talking about the Android-powered HTC […]
I have a feeling that a few guys over in Redmond aren’t going to be happy to hear this. HTC has long since been a champion of Windows Mobile-powered smartphones, but the Taiwanese company has recently shifted its focus over to the side of Google’s Android platform. And they’re liking it. In fact, HTC is […]