Handset

  • HTC Reportedly Scrapping Plans For A Big-Screen Windows Phone 8 Handset

    HTC Reportedly Scrapping Plans For A Big-Screen Windows Phone 8 Handset

    HTC is said to be dropping a planned big-screen Windows Phone 8 smartphone, which was intended to go toe-to-toe with some of the latest Android devices with large displays, including HTC’s own Droid DNA. The reason HTC scrapped the plan is reportedly a lack of high resolution screen support in Windows Phone 8, according to Bloomberg, since Microsoft’s mobile OS only offers up to… Read More

  • Orchestral movements by LCD light

    Viral videos are, well, everywhere these days. You hire a media company, they come up with a clever idea, upload it, and hope that it gets tagged on YouTube. Which is exactly what Vodaphone NZ did. Read More

  • Japan says Sharp produced the best cell phone of the year 2008

    Japan says Sharp produced the best cell phone of the year 2008

    It’s not really a representative poll but the geeky readers over at Keitai Watch [JP] at least say Sharp’s absolutely awesome Aquos Fulltouch 931SH is the best handset Japan got last year. And I agree. Over 12% of all the 3,000 geeks asked gave their vote to the 3.8-inch handset with the gorgeous 1024 x 480 touch screen. Read More

  • Hello Kitty gets awesome cell phone (China only?)

    Hello Kitty gets awesome cell phone (China only?)

    I am not really sure if this is really a product licensed by Sanrio, the company behind uber cartoon cat Hello Kitty, but this “branded” handset looks kind of cool. Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: Toshiba plans to sell fuel cell/lithium-ion battery-powered mobile phone by next March

    CEATEC 2008: Toshiba plans to sell fuel cell/lithium-ion battery-powered mobile phone by next March

    I am not sure if this is a good idea or not but Toshiba announced at CEATEC 2008 it will soon start incorporating fuel cells in a number of its products, i.e. digital cameras and notebooks. The company currently presents a hybrid prototype of the W55T [JP], a cell phone that is powered by a methanol fuel cell (cartridge capacity: 50ml) charging a secondary lithium-ion battery. The phone, which… Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 specs leaked prior to announcement

    T-Mobile G1 specs leaked prior to announcement

    Talk about cutting it close. With less than 12 hours before T-Mobile officially pulls back the curtain on the ultra-hyped G1, the floodgates have opened. Images extracted from the depths of T-Mobile’s G1 site have begun hitting tip boxes, and now TmoNews has managed to get their hands on a bunch of specs and details. What’s known so far: In-store, immediate sales only available… Read More

  • Video: Google shows Android handset at Developer Day

    Video: Google shows Android handset at Developer Day

    With the first Android-powered handset launch just around the corner, Google’s finally getting around to showing the OS up and running on a live handset — albeit with a bit of tape covering up some unmentionables on the hardware itself. They showed the goods today at Google’s Developer Day today in London, and some chap in the audience managed to get it all on video. Check… Read More

  • Japanese Kuma teddy bear phone comforts sick kids


    (video from DigInfo, Tokyo) Japan’s No. 4 cell phone carrier Willcom recently presented a very special kind of handset at the Good Design Expo 2008 in Tokyo (that ended last week). The company actually put one of their cell phones into a stuffed bear (handmade), which functions as a simplified handset: Each of the teddy’s legs and arms serves as a speed dial. It’s enough… Read More

  • SkyTone USB Phone

    aka the RST102 is made by Radian Technologies and connects via USB to any laptop. Drop in a CD, turn on Skype, and away you go. In the mini review by Marc “The Sharc” Orchant we link below, it’s notable that a Skype handset “feels funny.” Think about it: we either use Skype with a headset or a webcam with microphone and speakers. We rarely hold something up to… Read More