Phone

  • They call me… the T-Mobile G1

    They call me… the T-Mobile G1

    And so it begins: the first Android phone from T-Mobile is a flip-up QWERTY model with MyFaves and Google branding. If you’ll notice the screen turns out and up which means there is no flipping involved – just one fluid motion. It should hit next month, if all the stars are aligned. Now to repeat my Tantric matra: Pleasedon’tsuckpleasedon’tsuckpleasedon’tsuck. Read More

  • DIY USB coil cable

    DIY USB coil cable

    Why is it that the vast majority of USB cables are 6 feet long? The majority of my time, I need a 1-footer to connect random gadgets to my USB hub. Heck, even a 6-incher would be nice, but a USB cable that coils like a phone handset cord isn’t a bad alternative.  instructables’ user, Plusea, has a comprehensive walkthrough on how to make one of these puppies. All it requires is a… Read More

  • Bic and Orange team up to make Bic Phone, fill landfills

    Bic and Orange team up to make Bic Phone, fill landfills

    After so many years with them glued to our ears, being stuck without your cell phone sucks. Pay phones are getting harder to find (plus, you’ll catch the herp), and pre-paid cell phones require a night of charging before they’re ready to go. Looking out for forgetful travelers and those of us who just lose crap a lot, Orange France and Bic have partnered to create the Bic phone, a… Read More

  • LG Decoy has a built-in hands-free headset, available today

    LG Decoy has a built-in hands-free headset, available today

    The LG Decoy, which we’ve covered once or twice before is available today from Verizon Wireless. The Decoy has something other phone manufactures will soon copy, a built-in Bluetooth headset. The little headset docks on the back of the phone and is very discreet. So far this is the only phone to offer a feature like this. The Decoy also features a snazzy 2.2-inch LCD screen, a 2-megapixel… Read More

  • FotoDialer: Make phone calls based on photos

    The baby boomer generation is old and they need as much help as possible. My own mother is constantly asking me for a cell phone with bigger numbers and a bigger screen. “But it has to look pretty”, she says. She doesn’t necessarily need the FotoDialer, yet, but my grandparents could probably benefit from it now. It’s a pretty ingenious device and I can’t recall… Read More

  • OpenMoko's Freerunner gets streamlined, priced

    OpenMoko's Freerunner gets streamlined, priced

    According to someone with authority, the OpenMoko Freerunner phone platform will be selling for $399. There was originally a lux version planned, but they decided to stick with one model and snip until it went below four hundred bucks. It should look somewhat like the Neo-type phone pictured at left. I’ve always been excited for this OpenMoko to get their gear out there on the market, and… Read More

  • Dell doesn't comment on phone rumor, computers are more important

    Dell doesn't comment on phone rumor, computers are more important

    Dell doesn’t want to talk about phones. They’re focusing on their computer business. So quit asking them about phones. That probably means a phone is in the works. Michael Dell had this to say: “We really don’t comment on rumors and speculation. We are more focused on the computer business.” Dell “more focused” on computers than phones [Reuters] Read More

  • The LG booth is staffed by douches

    The LG booth is staffed by douches

    LG’s exciting new watch concept. A few douches decided to prevent me from taking pix of the red hot LG watch concept which, as you can imagine, is a watch with a phone in it. Amazing stuff, to be sure, but I got the Sean Penn treatment from a full set of booth douches informing me in no uncertain terms that a device that will never come to market and is already well documented elsewhere is… Read More

  • Linux 'phone' does just about everything

    Linux 'phone' does just about everything

    This $290 phone-ish device runs Linux and handles music, movies, photos, e-mail, documents, and more. It comes with 4GB of memory and can hold a customized computing environment, allowing you to hook it up to any computer and use your own operating system, web browser, e-mail client, and all that good stuff. There’s also a 1.71-inch 256,000-color OLED screen, FM radio, image viewer, DivX… Read More

  • Skype launching branded mobile phone

    Skype launching branded mobile phone

    From our big brother TechCrunch comes news that Skype will be releasing a branded mobile phone later this month. The device will be released in partnership with 3 Mobile in Britain, Italy, Hong Kong and Australia, with three more countries to follow by years end. Unfortunately for us patriots here in the USA, we won’t be seeing this mystic Skype phone anytime soon, as there are currently no… Read More

 
  • Armani phone saves lives, looks good

    Armani phone saves lives, looks good

    We’ve told you about the Armani phone a few times in the past but this weeks launch of the device revealed some sweet details. The phone sports an innovative “help, I’m being taken against my will!” alarm which sends a text message to five preprogrammed numbers after the volume control is rapidly pressed four times. We suggest you choose wisely though as your room mate… Read More

  • Google Working On Super Double Secret Mobile Phone

    Google Working On Super Double Secret Mobile Phone

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has been investing “hundreds of millions of dollars” in a cellphone project. Reports of a “Google phone” are not a particularly new revelation, but this latest report comes with some added details. The Journal reports that Google has made mobile phone mock-ups, courted carriers (T-Mobile, Verizon), and continued working on… Read More

  • Two New Walkman Phones, States Are SOL

    Two New Walkman Phones, States Are SOL

    Sony Ericsson has just released two new phones which we will NEVER see in the U.S. The w960 (pictured right) comes packed with powerful features such as WiFi, a 240×320 touch screen for browsing media, 3.2 megapixel camera, and 8GB of storage. The red w910 features a cool playback mode in which it plays music based on your mood. This feature will obviously be of no use to those in the emo… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Patent Unveils PSP Phone Design

    Sony-Ericsson Patent Unveils PSP Phone Design

    Face it. It was only a matter of time before Sony took a look at its mobile phone division and went “Hmm…maybe we should do a little PSP-integration…” Sure enough, this recent patent filing shows just that. Could a new Sony-Ericsson phone be coming out that plays like a PSP? Quite possibly. If you take a look at the patent, you’ll see the screen flips so that when not… Read More

  • Casio G'zOne Type-S Sounds Like A Pasta Dish

    Casio G'zOne Type-S Sounds Like A Pasta Dish

    Those of you who are rugged lumberjacks out there will be happy to know that Verizon will be releasing an updated version of Casio’s rugged phone, the G’zOne. Dubbed the G’zOne Type-S, this phone not only is tough and sounds like a bad italian dish, it also features a round, rubber antenna to pick up chicks with. For a rugged phone though, the Type-S has a pretty nice design. It… Read More

  • Sprint Expands Unlimited Pilot Plans

    Sprint Expands Unlimited Pilot Plans

    Use Sprint to the MAXX? If you live in San Francisco, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Tampa, or Philadelphia (booh yah!), you’re now eligible to take part in Sprint’s unlimited plan trial. The unlimited plan costs $120 a month and gives you unlimited voice, texting, and data use. Need a PC card thrown in there too? For $150 you can get PC card access thrown in there are well. Some would call… Read More

  • Motorola RAZR 2 Debuted

    Motorola RAZR 2 Debuted

    John is working hard over at the big Motorola event in NYC today. He says Zander just showed off the RAZR 2 and it’s looking really nice. Features include haptics, front touchscreen, music player, vibrating front buttons when you touch the screen, full HTML browser, landscape and portrait modes, and multi-shot photos. It also does video conferencing, you can send an MMS while a call is in… Read More

  • Ballmer on Zune Phone, Moon Landing: Poppycock!

    , we told you Microsoft was working on some sort of phonish, Zunish system or device that would play music and maybe let us watch a little CSS dancing around — they’re SO cute — on our phones. Well, Steve Ballmer just confirmed that it won’t be an actual device. Instead, it will be a piece of software. But as long as he’s throwing the possibilities out there, he also… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson W999i Revealed

    Sony Ericsson W999i Revealed

    As far as music phones go, I believe Sony Ericsson was and still is the only mobile phone manufacturer to get it done right. The Walkman-series phones are always beautifully designed, feature rich, and have great music playback capability. But now all that is history. Why? Look at that phone above. That is supposedly the rumored Sony Ericsson W999i Walkman phone. It looks absolutely stunning and… Read More

  • Samsung Bundles Podcasting on Mobiles

    Samsung Bundles Podcasting on Mobiles

    Samsung has announced today that they will be bundling VoiceIndigo‘s advertising supported Podcasting service with their phones. The first model to be shipped with the service will be the dual Samsung’s faced mp3 player/phone, UpStage. VoiceIndigo service is a mobile application that downloads podcasts to your phone so you can listen to the whole thing, whether offline or online. The… Read More