• Sharp To Launch Glasses-Free 3D Smartphone By Year-End – Globally

    The 3D craze continues to find its way into the cell phone market. Sharp has today announced plans to launch a smartphone that features both the 3D screen (pictured) and the 3D camera the company unveiled earlier this year. While this doesn’t come as much of a surprise, a Sharp representative today stressed the phone will be available by year end – globally. Read More

  • New market study shows iPhone continues to be big in Japan

    A lot has been written on how the iPhone performs in Japan, the world’s most advanced mobile nation, but the general consensus in this country now is that it sells very well (even though both Apple and provider SoftBank Mobile refuse to break down Japan-specific sales numbers). It’s rumored that the number of iPhones sold in Japan has passed 3 million. There are reasons for… Read More

  • Traveling with batteries and ordering gadgets online could soon get pricey

    Here are two totally unrelated things I like to do: order gadgets and smartphones online, and travel with loads of spare batteries. Well, perhaps they’re not all that unrelated. Both offer a lot of convenience and save a good amount of cash, but with a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Transportation, that could all soon change. Read More

  • PDA Cufflinks make you a Smartphone dressed man

    Any one out there still wear shirts that use cufflinks? Yes? Well what do I know, as a blogger I rarely put pants on, much less wear a shirt with a collar or anything that needs cufflinks. If you dress better then me, you’re probably going to want to check these out – smartphone cufflinks for the sharply dressed geek. Read More

  • Gift Guide 2009: Smartphones

    [tab:Intro][flagallery gid=5 name=”CrunchGear Gift Guide 2009″] Buying someone else a phone is risky business. Preferences vary, you’ve gotta get their carrier right… it’s a tough game. But if you’re down to make a gamble, we’re here to help. I’ve spent more time playing with new phones in the last year than anyone should ever spend with any… Read More

  • Smartphones to overtake non-smarties in 2015

    Really? Who could have guessed? I’m not an official big-shot analyst by any stretch, but I’m pretty sure that I could have made the same conclusion, as could anyone who knows anything about technology trends (like spoiled teenagers). But alas, an actual organization, Telecom Trends International (who?), has just released a report saying that smartphones will indeed overtake… Read More

  • Intel and Nokia strike mobile CPU deal, details pending

    Looks like Intel is about to break into the mobile phone arena in a big way. According to Bloomberg, Intel and Nokia have struck a deal to include Intel CPUs in future Nokia handsets. Read More

  • Me on TechVi harshing on the Pre I actually didn’t know I would be on the screen the whole time. But thanks to Randall for the opportunity! Read More

  • The philosophy of netbooks

    Back in the olden days I used to read Joey Devilla’s blog all the time. He was – and is – known as Accordion Guy and he produced consistently cool content. Well, I just stumbled on him again and found that he’s doing great, philosophical posts on tech. Take his examination of netbooks vs. smartphones, for example. He compares netbooks and smartphones to two brands of… Read More

  • Microsoft patents ‘periperhal management system’ for smartphones

    Microsoft has a patent floating around for “a universal smart interface and peripheral management system for portable devices such as mobile phones.” You’d dock your phone into this thing, which would connect to a keyboard, mouse, monitor, and just about anything else that could be plugged into it – even your TV. Read More

  • Nokia E63 up for pre-order on Amazon for $499

    The Nokia E63 has surfaced on for a pre-order price of $499, unlocked. You’ll remember the E63 as the tie-loosened, top-button-unbuttoned little brother to the more polished, business-oriented Nokia E71. Read More

  • Asus ‘Galaxy 7’ smartphone looking somewhat dapper

    Asus appears to be taking various pages from the playbooks of its competitors with the Galaxy 7, a WinMo smartphone with a big 800×480 touchscreen, TouchFlo-like UI, and BlackBerry-esque trackball. Russian site Mobile-Review got a hands-on with an early version of the device – formally called the P835 – and found the build quality to be excellent (metal battery cover… Read More

  • Pomegranate NS08 smartphone features HD projector, shaver, coffee maker, harmonica, and voice translator

    We spend most of our time searching for the ultimate convergence devices and I truly believe that I’ve found the one to beat. It’s the Pomegranate NS08 from Nova Scotia, of all places. The millimeters-thin touchscreen phone handles voice, web browsing, and e-mail with ease but also tackles tough tasks that no phone to date has attempted. Read More

  • Wherein rumors of the HTC Touch HD Pro begin

    HTC Touch Diamond followed by the HTC Touch Pro; HTC Touch HD followed by the HTC Touch HD Pro? Could be. The mockup here shows what the device could look like—the same HTC Touch HD we’ve all know and love, maybe, with a QWERTY keyboard tacked on. Again, this rumor mainly came about because of the “Device, Device Pro” progression we’ve seen for other HTC products. Read More

  • Review: Nokia E71

    I’ve been putting this one off for a while, but it’s time you youngsters learned about this lovely little device. It’s the latest in Nokia’s E series of smartphones, and as you will learn by clicking above and/or below, it’s a bit of a conundrum. By the way, that part of the video review is supposed to be boring. Read More

  • Are these photos of the BlackBerry Storm?

    There are entirely too many BlackBerries now. This here is the Vodaphone-branded BlackBerry Storm, currently thought to be on track for a November U.S. release. BGR pans the interface, saying it looks rather “text based” for a touchscreen phone that’s supposed to be on the vanguard of the new RIM. I would agree, but not before adding that, you know, it’s a BlackBerry. Read More

  • Video: Exciting commercial for the missing in action BlackBerry Bold

    Drum roll! Or not! Presenting the commercial for the BlackBerry Bold, which aired during the season premiere of Heroes on Monday night, a show I can honestly say I’ve never seen. We don’t know what’s the hold up, either. Read More

  • WSJ: T-Mo Android announcement on September 23, HTC Dream late October

    The Wall Street Journal reports that T-Mobile will start selling the very first Android-powered smartphone in late October. (That is, of course, provided the world doesn’t descend into anarchy by then.) The paper cites “people familiar with the matter,” which is much better than citing “eh, just a feelin’ we have.” Look for some sort of official… Read More

  • BlackBerry 8220, a flip phone, will officially debut this week

    Research in Motion will officially unveil the BlackBerry 8220 at a CTIA trade show, which starts tomorrow. Did you know that this new BlackBerry is a flip phone? That’s sorta unexpected from prim and proper RIM. CrackBerry already has a pre-release model, and this video gives a brief overview of some of the smartphone’s key features. What’s unknown, though, are pesky things… Read More

  • HTC S740 smartphone to Europe in September

    Dammit. Finally the perfect HTC phone for a guy like me and it’s only going to be available in Europe. Who knows, maybe it’ll find its way over here someday. The S740 does NOT have a touchscreen (woo hoo!), has a full, tangible, real QWERTY keyboard (woo hoo!), and a real, big boy 12-key number pad (woo hoo!). Add to that 7.2 Mbps HSDPA data, GPS, 3.2-megapixel camera, microSD… Read More