Smart phones

  • Acer to buy E-Ten, is the aPhone coming soon?

    Back in September, I explicitly and pointedly asked Acer president Gianfranco Lanci, and I quote, “Can the world expect to see [dramatic pause] the aPhone?” A question to which he emphatically waved his arms to and fro saying, “No! Big No.” Seems I must have gotten confused because whereas I heard, “No! Big no,” I should have heard, “No! I mean yes… Read More

  • BlackBerry power users wanted

    We’re not too far off from our annual smart phone series, but I’d like to hear what the BlackBerry power users in the audience have to say about their devices. What are your favorite apps? Hacks? Any tips and tricks for other BB users? My last BB was the 8703e and it was a solid device, but I’ve forgotten everything I learned in the time that I had it. My how things have… Read More

  • First Labeling of the HTC Excalibur to be on German O2 Network

    We’ve been watching the progress of HTC’s Excalibur for awhile now. HTC is the shadowy man-behind-the-curtain for Cingular’s self-branded smartphones, and T-Mobile’s MDA and SDA. The Excalibur is the codename for their new smartphone that’s poised to go toe-to-toe with the Motorola Q. It’s first incarnation appears to be on Germany’s O2… Read More

  • Cingular 8525 Pictures Surface

    Renderings appeared this weekend of the Cingular 8525, the company’s HTC Hermes bastardization. Unfortunately, the Cingular version has had its front facing camera removed, thus preventing it from serving as a video phone. With that feature disabled, HSDPA is the only thing that really distinguishes the 8525 from the 8125. I guess that’s enough to sway some users, but it seems to be… Read More

  • TomTom Finds Palm

    Palm announced today the Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition. The system is powered by the new TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software that features voice navigation and turn-by-turn directions. Meanwhile, a new SiRFstarIII Bluetooth enabled GPS receiver handles all that meddlesome satellite communication. It is compatible with Treo 650, 700w and 700p devices. I’ve always wondered why GPS… Read More

  • Nokia E61, Never Again

    It seems that Nokia’s E61 smart phone doesn’t perform up to Blackberry standards and our friend at ideagroup truly felt the burn. The E61 exhibits slow dialing from contact lists, slowed down his overall productivity, and apparently the WiFi connectivity was less than spectacular. It was so bad that he just felt like throwing the bugger out and it’s now apparently hanging… Read More