• ZenZui is All Sorts of Hotness

    Microsoft today announced the launch of ZenZui, a zooming interface for mobile devices. The software was financed by Redmond, but developed by an independent company with the ambition to “transform the way people engage, consume and interact with Web content through a revolutionary mobile user experience and information ecosystem.” As you can see in the video, it is indeed a… Read More

  • Microsoft Spins Off ZenZui, Mobile Browsing Via Widgets

    Microsoft-backed ZenZui launched this morning. It’s a new mobile browser that aims to make surfing the web on your mobile device easier through widgets. The application that lets you surf over a 6×6 grid of website widgets by panning and zooming around the grid. Each of the widgets is a mobile optimized version of a website you interact with by zooming into it. From the looks of… Read More

  • Kyocera: HOT SCOOPZ


    One stand-out device I saw this evening was the Kyocera E5000, an oddly shaped cellie with a fluid, sexy aesthetic. No real info yet, but really the draw is the design. Look at that odd hinge. Look at the chrome. Sex in a clamshell, correct? Best of all, we got the hot scoop on a new U.S. carrier, Carrier Logo. It seems Kyocera is making this phone just for them and we’ll hound them all… Read More

  • HTC Shift: Vista In Your Pants


    Didn’t get a good shot of this UMPC under glass but it was quite small and promising. I’ve pretty much given up on UMPCs as a mainstream set of devices, but bless HTC for making a go of it again. This wee one has wireless, a 7-inch touchscreen, and supports WAN like UMTS and GSM. We’ll grabs some better photos when they take it out of its cryogenic case. Read More

  • Samsung UpStage


    I was lucky to get my hands on the Samsung UpStage this evening and saw a mobile music phone with enough of a draw to warrant even, maybe, potentially, downloading from a mobile music store. Clearly the real draw here is the idea that you can literally turn the phone into a dedicated music player instead of relying on a half-assed piece of music playing software. In the flesh, the phone is… Read More

  • GrandCentral A Little Too "Beta" For Some

    New telephone management startup GrandCentral is off to a solid start. They showed a preview of the service at the DEMO conference last year, and we gave GrandCentral a solid review, as did Rafe Needleman and others. The idea is simple, and compelling for many people with lots of phone numbers. GrandCentral will issue you a new local phone number for free. You then connect your existing… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Pics Leaked

    It looks as if the rumors of a black Xbox 360 codenamed Elite are true. These pics are straight from the factory in China and they’ll be equipped with the beefy 120GB HDD we’ve been dreaming about. No confirmation on HDMI, but this is better than nothing. Apparently, Xbox 360 fanboy had to invert the last picture to reveal the actual tagging on top of the HD since the pics had… Read More

  • The Efficient Crank Call Tool

    We heard about a new “startup” yesterday. You type in a phone number and tell it how many times you would like the service to call it. The service will then call the phone that number of times. We’re not going to say the name of it, or link to it, because it has no practical use and can be used to crank call people incessantly. The entrepreneur argues that it is useful for… Read More

  • Gemini eXplo: Like Second Life for Your First Phone


    I’ve been scouring CTIA for MobileCrunch worthy material and I think I’ve found something. What do you get when you meld Second Life with mobile ad serving with Japanese teenagers? eXplo. EXplo is an odd 3D environment that runs on almost any handset and allows you to chat, share photos, and view video and stream music in a simulated world. The world I saw was fairly small &mdash… Read More

  • Xbox 360 120GB HDD Rumor #284756389


    Well, this one may not be a rumor, but let’s just say it is until something official comes along. This picture was taken from a GameStop promo poster advertising the rumored 120GB HDD that we’ve all been lusting over for months. Maybe it’s apart of the Elite package, but isn’t it supposed to be all black? It could just be the HD upgrade we’ve been looking for. Read More

  • BlackBerry Addiction To Hit All Time High

    BlackBerry addiction is about to reach another level and I, for one, am not looking forward to it…or am I? It’s bad enough that I play Sudoku on the train and ignore the world, but can you imagine what I’ll be like if I have Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones? I’ll probably miss my stop – repeatedly. Gameloft has announced they will be selling games for… Read More

  • Napster+AT&T=Free Music

    Starting April 1, AT&T customers will have access to over three million songs through Napster To Go for an entire year, free of charge. This service applies to wireless handset users with the right plan as well as customers who have home phone and broadband triple-pack bundle services. What makes the deal even sweeter than the year of free service is the ability to stream music to a handful… Read More

  • MarketWatch Adds Community Stock Predictor

    Financial news site MarketWatch added a number of new features to their site recently, including a single search box (you no longer need to look up stock symbols separately) and a new user-generated stock price predictor called MarketPerception. The predictor is a small widget included on every stock listing page (example). Users are asked whether the stock will move up or down on the next… Read More

  • Cellular e-Book Concept

    You know what? Screw you and your smartphone. You think you’re all worldly with your Web browsing and email, but you’re limited to that 3″ screen, tops. The new hotness comes from Polymer Vision and its new E-Ink cellbook. Using the flexible nature of electronic ink, the book opens from a size similar to a 5-year old cellphone to a UMPC-sized display, meaning you get real… Read More

  • Are You a Top 12 Connected Innovator?

    The submission process for for the Connected Innovators program at Supernova 2007 is now open. I co-sponsored this event with Kevin Werbach from Supernova last year, and we had an excellent batch of startups present to the audience. Here’s how it works: Companies need to submit a brief application by April 27 that summarizes what makes their product groundbreaking and buzzworthy. The… Read More

  • Vista Shows Strong Global Sales

    Microsoft announced today that its new Vista OS debuted to strong sales figures. It claims that the much heralded OS has exceeded 20 million licenses, more than double the initial sales figures of Windows XP. These figures represent copies shipped to PC manufacturers, as well as copies of upgrades and the full packaged product sold to retailers and upgrades ordered through the Windows… Read More

  • WiFi/RF-Blocking Paint To Hit Stores

    We’ve covered tech paint before, but this is an interesting idea. If it does indeed work, this special stuff helps keep your WiFi inside your home. It essentially acts as tinfoil, blocking the radio waves that WiFi travels on, meaning that if you use this on your exterior walls, snooping neighbors won’t have access to your base station. Sadly, it’s not smart; it… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Launches First 3G Phone for US-and-A

    Sony-Ericsson’s phones have gotten sexier as they’ve matured, much like yours truly. We’ve gotten word about a couple of new phones set to hit the US market, including one the Z750 with HSDPA, most likely headed to AT&T. Beside the 3G connectivity, it has a cool mirrored clamshell with a hidden LCD. It includes a 2-megapixel camera with an M2 card slot and a nifty… Read More

  • BlueAnt Supertooth Light Bluetooth Speakerphone


    Though BlueAnt is calling this a speakerphone, it’s just a full-duplex, high-performance speaker. Well, not just a full-duplex, high-performance speaker of course, but the Supertooth Light is for hands-free use of your Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices (up to five can be simultaneously paired with the unit). The $99 Supertooth Light features Clear Voice Capture and Digital Signal… Read More

  • Microsoft Thinks It's Cool, Crashes PS3 Euro Launch

    Sony launched its super awesome PS3 in Europe on Friday and Microsoft was there to kick sand in Sony’s face. How professional. The software giant pulled a bunch of childish stunts (not that it’s the first time) to distract Sony’s fans from enjoying themselves. In London, Microsoft handed out a bunch of chairs to folks waiting in line with a Web site address; the Web site… Read More

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