smartphones now 2006

  • Smartphones Now 2006

    Thanks for reading this year’s edition of Smartphones Now. It’s been a long week for us getting our bearings with such an extensive feature-set, but in the end everything gelled quite happily. We hope you all enjoyed Smartphones Now. I should also take this opportunity to let you all know that this is only the beginning of our features. We have many more slated for the next… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: First-Time Buyer's Guide

    So you’ve decided to buy your first smartphone. That’s fantastic, but before you go crazy and drop your car payment in favor of PDA-meets-cellphone goodness, you need to stop and figure out which smartphone is right for you, but that, dear reader, is why CrunchGear is here. Because there are so many different devices on the market, we should start by establishing exactly what a… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Linux

    If you thought Linux-based OSes were for back rooms, hardcore geeks, and computer science grad students, you’d be right. Recently, however, its made great strides toward becoming much more “user friendly,” even advancing to the point where they’re usable as phones. But what makes you want to pick a Linux smartphone? Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Palm OS

    Though it sits behind RIM and its BlackBerries in market share in the US, the Palm OS is still a powerful operating system that is favored by many users who swear by its reliability and ease of use. First introduced with the original Pilot 1000 back in 1996, the OS has grown in functionality and robustness while conversely becoming easier to use. Read More

  • Smartphones Now: 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones

    is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available or soon to be available in the US. In this installment, we froth at the mouth at the current crop of smartphones. 10. Proprietary Connectors and Software
    My wife wanted to sync her Nokia with a PC. We dug around a bit and discovered she needed a special cable. Search for the cable — uh-oh… Read More

  • Smartphones Now!

    Greetings all, I just wanted to take a minute to remind you that we’re currently in the midst of our Smartphones Now 2006 feature set. We’re covering a wide array of smartphone topics and anyone who owns, or might someday own, a smartphone should gives the features a read. The topics included thus far are: Smartphones Now: Windows Mobile 5

    Smartphones Now: Opera Mini 2 Opens Up… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Windows Mobile 5

    If you’ve heard about a Windows-based smartphone in the past year or two, it’s most likely running Windows Mobile 5.0. Actually a subset of what Microsoft calls Windows CE, Windows Mobile 5.0 (WM5) runs with a portion of Windows CE 5.0’s total features. Various subsets of Windows CE is used for OSes like the Windows Mobile Pocket PC Edition, Windows Mobile Smartphone Edition… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Symbian

    Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available or soon to be available in the US. In this installment, we discuss smartphones running the Symbian Operating System. have also used Symbian. Read More

  • Smartphones Now: The Blackberry Pearl

    Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available – or soon to be available – in the US. In this installment, we review the T-Mobile Pearl. The BlackBerry Pearl is for the ladies. It’s slim, sexy, and cool. That’s not to say that boys might like it, but the Pearl, like the Sidekick 3, is designed to break down… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: The T-Mobile Dash

    Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available – or soon to be available – in the US. In this installment, we review the T-Mobile Dash.
    As smartphones make their way into the mainstream, we’re reminded why they were long relegated to the hip holsters of Road Warriors and the hopelessly email-obsessed. Their… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Welcome

    Welcome to Smartphones Now, our first annual survey of the smartphone arena. This collection of articles, which will run from today until this Friday, touches on the major smartphone OSes along with some of our favorite selections from this year’s crop. One thing we’ve noticed this year is the mainstreaming of the smartphone market. Phones like the Blackberry Pearl and the Motorola… Read More