phones

  • HTC’s New Flagship M7 Hardware Reportedly Leaked, Complete With Sense 5.0 Screens

    HTC’s New Flagship M7 Hardware Reportedly Leaked, Complete With Sense 5.0 Screens

    HTC had a disappointing year last year, despite early success with the One X and solid hardware releases in general. This year, it looks like it will be kicking things off in style with the launch of a new flagship device, called the HTC M7, a phone rumored for likely launch at MWC in Barcelona next month. The phone was supposedly depicted in a render leaked last week, but no, very… Read More

  • A Glimpse Of The Apocalypse: Walmart Customers Fight Over Phones On Black Friday

    A Glimpse Of The Apocalypse: Walmart Customers Fight Over Phones On Black Friday

    On Black Friday, discounted boxed smartphones seem to be the equivalent of dry foods in a post-apocalyptic movie. This video, first spotted by the Telegraph, shows customers of a Walmart in Moultrie, Georgia duking it out over discounted pay-as-you-go smartphones. Read More

  • Tubbs And Crockett May Need To Borrow Your Handsome Bluetooth Brick Headset

    Tubbs And Crockett May Need To Borrow Your Handsome Bluetooth Brick Headset

    If you’re heading down to Radio Shack to buy a brand new Tandy 1000 (the hottest PC out there!) then you may want to bring this handsome brick handset designed to work with your “smaller” phone via Bluetooth. You can whip this baby out in line while you write a check out for your PC, modem, and MS-DOS 3.0 purchases. Read More

  • Kytephone Officially Launches App To Turn Android Phones Into Kid-Safe Devices

    Kytephone Officially Launches App To Turn Android Phones Into Kid-Safe Devices

    Kytephone, the mobile app that transforms Android smartphones into kid-safe devices, is officially making its public debut today. The startup had previously been in beta, following its reveal at this spring’s Y Combinator Demo Day, where founders Renat Gataullin and Martin Drashkov first detailed their company’s vision. The idea behind Kytephone is simple. It addresses… Read More

  • Android Phone Owners Use Their Devices For An Hour A Day

    Android Phone Owners Use Their Devices For An Hour A Day

    Nielsen has found that Android users tend to spend over an hour a day on their phones. Sixty-seven percent of their time is spent “working” with apps while the rest is spent on the mobile web. Forty-three percent of those apps are top 10 Market apps while the top 50 apps are used 61 percent of the time. The rest of the apps – all 250,000 of them – are used the rest of… Read More

  • President Obama Wants A ‘Cool’ Phone

    There’s a good chance that your office or home is more tricked out, tech-wise, than the Oval Office. President Obama complained yesterday, in what the AP calls “off-the-cuff remarks,” that what the Oval Office lacks is a “really cool phone.” Can someone get the president a Droid or something? Read More

  • Elfoid: Creepy Robot Cell Phone (Video)

    When it comes to bizarre robots, you can always count on Hiroshi Ishiguro: the so-called Elfoid [JP], a mix between mini humanoid, telepresence robot and cell phone, isn’t exactly made by him but based on his Telenoid robot from last year. Developed by Japan’s Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR), the Elfoid phone is supposed to make remote communication more… Read More

  • Talking to People, So Over

    We’ve killed a lot of things recently at Techcrunch: the phone call, cable tv, books, the mouse, and many more. Regrettably, I’m ready to kill off another one — talking to people. It’s so inefficient, slow, and old-fashioned. ‘Talk’ about something that been around for at least thousands of years and is ripe for disruption by new technology. The latest… Read More

  • Which Cellphone Did The Yemeni Terrorists Use?

    If you look closely at this shot of the bombs allegedly sent from Yemen to Chicago you’ll notice what looks like a small camera up in the corner. Slide down the side and you see the volume buttons and I suspect the silver area is where the battery holder once stuck to the circuit board. It’s clear that this was a phone – probably of modern vintage – so which phone is it? Read More

  • London Underground To Get Wi-Fi To Prep For 2012 Olympics

    The London Underground, commonly known as the Tube, will be getting Wi-Fi. There will be a six-month trial period beginning on November 1 at the Charing Cross station. Read More

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