mobile phone

  • Phillips jumping into touchscreen phone race

    Looks like Phillips is looking to get a piece of the touchscreen phone action with the X800, says Chinese site CCID. Based on the pictures they’ve obtained it looks like the UI is a mishmash of Sony’s PSP/PS3/whatever else and Samsung’s Croix interface. Details are very scant with this one, but one picture suggests it will launch in Hong Kong under Vodafone. Read More

  • Video: Nokia 6600 groped

    This video review by NokNok is fairly comprehensive and gives a great overview of the 6600 clamshell by Nokia, despite the cheese-y music. Anyone else diggin on the hinge? I can’t believe I just admitted that. Read More

  • HTC Diamond to ship this month


    The cat is out of the bag at this point on the device HTC will announce tomorrow in London. The Diamond, which Doug already gave some info on, will begin shipping the 3G device this month. According to a Goldman Sachs report, HTC is expected to ship a total of 4 million units in its life cycle. We’ll find out the exact specifics tomorrow. Read More

  • LG enV2 available tomorrow from Verizon Wireless

    LG’s latest variation of its popular enV, the enV2, will be available starting tomorrow for $129.99. The horizontal flip is diminutive in size, but packs a decent amount of features such as a full QWERTY, 2-megapixel camera with video recording capability, 2.4-inch internal screen, Stereo Bluetooth, and music player among others. The enV2 comes in black or maroon. Read More

  • Biodegradable cell phones in the works

    http://www.ideasforlife.tv/externalPlayer.swf It’s a rather long video, but the University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing Group is working with PVAXX Research & Development Ltd to make cell phones with biodegradable parts. It’s a pretty neat idea. Check it out. What are you doing with your old cell phones? Read More

  • LG has a Secret


    Earlier today in London, LG officially launched the third installment to their popular Black Label Series. The Secret, yes, that’s the name, features a 5-megapixel camera that can also playback video at 120fps. Carbon fiber paneling makes the handset extremely light and durable. Tempered glass keeps the LCD shiny and safe. Neon touch navigation buttons light up in a lavish blue when… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve hits Alltel

    Is it just me or is Alltel getting a decent amount of cool devices lately? The latest device to hit Alltel store shelves is a titanium-colored BlackBerry Curve 8330. This one is akin to the Curve available on AT&T because it lacks Wi-Fi, but has GPS. A new 2-year contract will fetch the Curve at $230 starting May 1, but you can pre-order now. Read More

  • Nokia's 6212 supports NFC

    Nokia has announced the 6212, which features Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The NFC technology is designed for simple and intuitive interaction between devices. In the case of the 6212, you can do things like tap two phones together to transfer contact information and other data, or make purchases by storing your personal data in the device and swiping it over a surface. Nokia… Read More

  • Review: Samsung M520 for Sprint

    I’ve had the M520 from Samsung for well over a month now and my previous opinion about the Sprint device hasn’t changed. It’s a great phone with some great features. Sure, it looks plain and boring, but you can’t judge a book by its cover now can you? Samsung just knows what they’re doing when it comes to sliders and the M520 is no different. In fact, I think I… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: THQ Wireless gets you inside the Playboy Mansion Grotto

    Put on your creative thinking caps, fellas. Following the launch of Playboy Mobile last week, THQ announced “Playboy Games: Pool Party” for mobile phones that let you customize your own Playmates and have them compete in pool-related activities. The Playmate Editor allows you to be as pervy as you want so you can create a voluptuous playmate to compete in various challenges, which… Read More

  • EU green lights in-flight mobile phone use

    Someone pinch me and tell me this isn’t happening. The European Commission announced today that mobile phone use over European skies has been given the go ahead. An onboard network that’s connected to a ground network is being deployed that will allow travelers to babble on and message at their leisure. Pricing hasn’t been announced but many suspect that providers will… Read More

  • LG sort of reveals third Black Label Series phone

    There are zero details regarding the third addition to the BLS, but we do know that it has a 5-megapixel camera and maybe a carbon fiber backplate. More details to come on April 24th. Read More

  • Hands on: Samsung Alias for Verizon

    In case anyone is wondering what the exact difference between the older u740 from Verizon and the new Alias is I decided to snap some photos of the two versions. Like I said before, the keyboard buttons are just different colors, but I really dig the new silver finish. Read More

  • Hands on: LG enV2

    The latest incarnation of the enV is quite nice. The enV2‘s exterior number pad is rather funky, but functional. The QWERTY keyboard is standard and basically a shrunk down version of the Voyager. It’s a cute phone that will most likely appeal to the ladies. Read More

  • Video: Samsung Instinct Web browser demo

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F800017&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Yesterday we weren’t able to provide you with video of the Instinct’s Web browser due to an older model without a data plan, but we… Read More

  • Hands on: Special edition Iron Man LG Shine


    We managed to get our hands on the special edition Iron Man version of the LG Shine and, boy oh boy, is it pretty. The back plate is 18k gooooooooold. I tried to walk away with it, but security tackled me. It happens. Read More

  • Motorola Z9 now available at AT&T


    The 3G Moto Z9 from Motorola actually looks like a nice phone unlike the others they’ve been releasing in recent months. It features a 2-megapixel camera with 8x zoom, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, full HTML browsing, microSD slot, talk time up to 4 hours and an MP3 player. A 2-year contract and $149.99 gets you this shiny new slider. Read More

  • Verizon announces the updated Samsung u740, Alias

    I’m positive most of you have seen the Verizon commercials for the Samsung u740 that’s now being dubbed the Alias, right? Well, if you take a closer look, you’ll notice that it’s not the original gold and black finish. The u740 not only received a new name, but also a paint job and updated keyboard. All the other great features for the clamshell QWERTY are… Read More

  • Samsung Access for AT&T announced

    Just announced by AT&T is Samsung’s Access, which is the first to support AT&T’s Mobile TV. The 3G candy bar phone features a 2.3-inch widescreen display that’s perfect for viewing media content. A dedicated TV button brings all the action within seconds. The Access also features stereo Bluetooth, microSD slot, external speakers, a 1.3-megapixel camera that also… Read More

  • Samsung's Anycall Haptic phones beg for your sweet caress

    There’s nothing I enjoy more than waking up to a new phone from Samsung that will never come to the US. $%#*6!!! Launched today in SK are the Anycall Haptic phones, SCH-W420 and SPH-W4200, that both feature a 3.2-inch display, 2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, a full Internet browsing experience and DVB-T. What’s most surprising about the Anycall Haptic handsets are the 22 kinds… Read More