• When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet? Crunch Network

    When Will Your Phone Replace Your Keys And Wallet?

    When I leave my home, I check that I have three things: keys, wallet, phone. How long will it be until the first two are obsolete? My wallet has only three things I actually need: credit cards, cash, ID. Any American with an iPhone 6 has already obsoleted credit cards, courtesy Apple Pay. Any Kenyan, Senegalese, etc. with a phone has long obsoleted cash, courtesy M-Pesa, Orange Money, etc. Read More

  • Contact Center Has Changed The Way I Use My iPhone

    Contact Center Has Changed The Way I Use My iPhone

    Contact Center acts like speed dial built for the way we communicate with others on smartphones today. You’re given a set of customizable tiles that can be edited to show common functions, like calling, texting, or sending GIFs, or to show your favorite contacts. Read More

  • Talking On Tablets On The Rise In Asia

    Talking On Tablets On The Rise In Asia

    The phone-sized tablet — aka the phablet — was born in Asia, so it’s fitting that the region is now apparently driving a trend for talking on even larger slabs of glass and plastic. Analyst IDC says tablets with a screen of 7 inches or larger are increasingly shipping with cellular voice capabilities — and getting increasing traction the Asia/Pacific region… Read More

  • Apple Seeks Patent For Skype-Style Away Status For Phone Calls, But Set Automatically

    Apple Seeks Patent For Skype-Style Away Status For Phone Calls, But Set Automatically

    In a new patent filing published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), Apple describes a system for setting essentially an “Away/Available/Busy” style status for receiving phone calls on a smartphone device, but one that updates said status intelligently and automatically using data gathered about the device and its settings. Read More

  • Adobe Debuts Photoshop Touch For Phones, Bringing The Full Power Of The Tablet Version To Your Pocket

    Adobe Debuts Photoshop Touch For Phones, Bringing The Full Power Of The Tablet Version To Your Pocket

    Adobe’s mobile Photoshop strategy has so far kept more heavyweight editing capabilities to tablets with Photoshop Touch, and left the iPhone with Photoshop Express. But today the company has officially released Photoshop Touch for iPhone and Android smartphones, which inherits virtually all of the functionality of the more powerful tablet app, with an¬†interface¬†tailored to the… Read More

  • Flush With Funding, Video Chat Service Tango Has Social Network Ambitions

    Flush With Funding, Video Chat Service Tango Has Social Network Ambitions

    Video chat service Tango is moving in a new direction, and this week, the company closed a round of $40 million in Series C funding which will help it get there. Today, many think of Tango’s service as an up-and-coming Skype competitor, as it, too, is about real-time communication, specifically video calling, between users. But the comparison to Skype may no longer be apt. Tango is… Read More

  • Tag Heuer's Android Powered Link Smart Phone

    No, it isn’t a watch but it does tell the time – this is the exclusive debut of the Link Smart Phone with pictures and details. It started with the Meridiist luxury phone in 2008 and now comes the Link Smart Phone – the second major mobile phone from Tag Heuer. It will run Android and be tough as nails according to Tag Heuer. One major complaint many people have about… Read More

  • Three (Lousy) Photos Look To Be The First Taken With The Nexus S

    Well looky what we have here. The other day, Engadget got the first photos of the Nexus S, Google’s sequel to their Nexus One phone. Now it looks like we may have happened upon the first photos taken with the device. If you look in this Google Picasa album, you’ll see three random photos that appear to be of nothing. But if you click on the photos themselves and hit the… Read More

  • The iPhonc Looks Good, Until You See The Front

    The latest knock-off from China is the iPhonc – a curved back mobile phone that looks good up to a point. Details are non-existent, but you probably don’t want to buy this thing anyway. Read More

  • Hands on with the Ulysse Nardin Chairman Android phone

    How much would you pay for an Android phone? $99? $199? Maybe $299 with contract? How about $50,000. As you recall, the Ulysse Nardin Chairman is a freaking $50,000 phone. It’s only in beta right now, but it will run Android 2.1 and come in multiple styles including a model covered with diamonds. The box, as you’ll see in the video, is nutso too. It’s basically a dock… Read More

  • Sharp Japan's cordless phone system features integrated photo frame

    Back in August 2009, we covered a cordless phone offered by Sharp Japan that could be connected to a portable 7-inch touch panel via infrared. That panel could be used as a digital picture frame, for example. And yesterday, the same company announced [JP] the JD-4C1CW, which again links a cordless phone to a touch screen. This time, the display is part of the phone. Read More

  • The Google Phone Is Very Real. And It's Coming Soon

    The debate over Droid v. iPhone rages on, but lots more Android surprises are on the way. Get ready for the Google Phone. It’s no longer a myth, it’s real. The next “super” Android device will almost certainly be a HTC phone that’s much thinner than even the Droid or iPhone – The Dragon/Passion. This is the phone the senior Android guys at Google are now… Read More

  • New Motorola Droid commercial drops

    If this latest commercial is any indication, the Motorola Droid is going to be air dropped from stealth fighter planes into random locations where people have no idea what it is. Read More

  • AT&T launching Genus satellite smartphone with TerreStar

    AT&T announced today that they are teaming up with Terrestar to release a smartphone with satellite capabilities. Previously, satellite phones were limited to just voice calls, or the occasional tethering (that didn’t work very well). Read More

  • INQ to give the world a Twitter-Phone

    No need for q-tips, you heard it right: INQ Mobile will soon announce a phone with exclusive twitter-connectivity just in time for the holiday season. INQ, the makers of the Skype Phone, plan to really open up the twitter flood-gates, 140 characters at a time, using a mobile internet connection versus Twitter’s own SMS service. Seeing the Twitter boom, INQ plans to manufacture an… Read More

  • Coming In June: ZuneHD … or a Zune Phone?

    So now Microsoft is happily seeding buzz through Twitter account @officethemovie, which is tied to the marketing website for ‘Office 2010: The Movie’. The account was created recently and starting sending out tweets about 14 hours ago at the time of this writing. One of the first messages revealed a bit about the type of social networking integration the next version of Office is… Read More

  • Pardon my Engrish: RicT-007 AVRA

    Here’s a perfect companion to your Lolex watch and Mike shoe collection: the RicT-007 AVRA. It is basically a craptacular Motorola AURA clone. And when I mean craptacular, I mean aside from the looks, it is utter trash. Just look at the specs. Read More

  • Living in the past: Commodore 64 on a Symbian phone

    Ah for those thrilling days of yesteryear, when gaming was 8-bit, and the world was blocky. If you thrill at the thought of having a portable Commodore 64, and you have a Symbian phone, then your dreams are coming true. Read More

  • The alessiphone proves some peeps still want a home phone

    Home phones aren’t dead yet. As long as designers pump out handsets like the alessiphone, which Target and Pottery Barn designers will promptly copy, they are here to stay. There isn’t anything technical fresh about this cordless besides the design. It doesn’t feature an accerelometer or custom apps. It cannot playback MP3s or video files. Who cares though. It’s dead… Read More

  • Gresso "Skeleton" phone: You're doing it wrong

    Once again we welcome into the world a bit of conspicuous consumption so ham-handed that you actually get compassionate flop sweat for these people. The Gresso Avantgarde Skeleton is a “skeleton” phone with a display back. What does that mean? There’s a hole in the back so you can see the circuitry. This idea is so crazy that I wonder how much coke the creators did just to… Read More

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