Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Yar! There be hackers in your iPhone, stealin' your texts.

    EVERYBODY PANIC! A new exploit has been found in Safari, allowing hackers to rip the entire catalog of text messages (received and sent, deleted or not) from your iPhone for their perusal and personal privacy perversions. You load the malicious website, and it goes to work, no user interaction required. In theory, this same exploit could extend to picture messages, contacts, and all sorts of… Read More

  • Quick Look: The HTC HD2 on T-Mobile

    Here’s a quick look at the first US version of the HTC HD2, a really nice Windows Mobile 6.5 phone. We’ve have plenty of coverage of this phone over the past few months but now it’s available on T-Mobile for $200 with contract. It’s a really beautiful phone – and I don’t say that much – but will it take off with WinPho waiting in the wings? Read More

  • iFixit pits the iPhone 3GS against the Nexus One infograph style

    iFixit is known for its gadget teardowns and self-help repair services. Now we can add large infographs to the mix as well with this large iPhone 3GS vs Nexus One graph comparing everything from the hardware to the manufacturing cost to sales. Our favorite part, however, is in the middle where the steps required to replace each phone’s battery is compared. Well played, iFixit, well played. Read More

  • Motorola DEVOUR now on sale at Verizon for $149.99

    We knew it was coming soon, but Verizon Wireless and Motorola just announced that Motorola DEVOUR is now available online and in stores today for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement. DEVOUR is the second Android-powered smartphone from Motorola to run on Verizon Wireless’ 3G Network after the Droid. The phone comes with MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s… Read More

  • Jabra announces white version of their Stone headset

    When Jabra announced the Stone headset last year (and tormented Matt), we really liked it. John dug the design, and Jabra’s headset’s never lack in the quality department. What they were lacking was color. Well good news, if you’ve been holding out because you wanted a headset that matched your earbuds, Jabra is ready to help you out. Read More

  • Further tests confirm iPhone touchscreen superiority


    The last time I wrote this up, it turned (predictably) into a flamewar in the comments. Look, whether you think the iPhone is the world’s most advanced device or a toy for people who can’t handle real smartphones (I take no stance), you have to admit that its touchscreen is the business. The test I cited before was kind of informal, but they’ve redone it with a… Read More

  • AT&T to begin 3G MicroCell rollout in mid-April, MicroCell unit to cost $150

    The news out of CTIA just won’t stop. AT&T has just announced their roll out plans for their cell-tower-in-a-box, signal-boostin’ 3G MicroCell service, which they’ve had in testing since September. Not sure what the MicroCell is? Don’t sweat it – it’s a bit of a weird concept. If you’re in an area where signal is spotty, you can pick up one of… Read More

  • Skype on Verizon launching on Thursday

    The first day of CTIA was pretty crazy, scheduling wise. Yesterday afternoon, we had the choice between going to Samsung’s press conference, Sprint’s press conference, or Skype’s press conference. I managed to bend time and space just enough to cover both Samsung’s Galaxy S event and Sprint’s EVO 4G (HTC Supersonic) event — but unfortunately, time can only… Read More

  • Slacker Radio for Windows Mobile coming today, iPhone app to get station caching soon

    With Slacker Radio being one of the few music-discovery/custom-radio-station type dealies that I use almost every day, I figured I ought to stop by their booth at the smaller, press-only CTIA gathering called MobileFocus. I’m glad I did. Though it hasn’t gone live just yet, the gents reppin’ the floor for Slacker let us know that their long-awaited Windows Mobile app will… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Sprint EVO 4G (with video!)

    We just got back from the Sprint EVO 4G announcement, where ol’ Yeller just happened to have a few devices on hand. I spent a few minutes getting to know the device (far less than I wanted to, trust me) — read on for my first impressions and a quick demo video. Read More

  • The HTC EVO 4G is Sprint's first 4G superphone

    Just like we thought, Sprint has just announced what we were previously calling the HTC Supersonic. The official name however is EVO 4G, and it’s both supersonic and evolutionary. Really: This boy is stacked. Underneath the 480 x 800 4.3-inch TFT LCD is a QSD8650 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 1GB of storage, and 512MB of RAM. The rest is your standard superphone specs with an affair of… Read More

  • TSA to track your cellphone signal to improve airport security waiting time

    The Transportation Security Administration, ominously known as the TSA, wants to be able to track your cellphone while you go through airport security. It wants to do so in order to better understand how airport security lines work in order to streamline the process. That’s the official reason. We could always jump to conclusions and assume the TSA just wants to know where you are so… Read More

  • Live from Sprint's Experience4G (HTC Supersonic?) event at CTIA

    We’re live from Sprint’s press announcement at CTIA in Las Vegas, which is scheduled to begin in just a few minutes. What ever might they be announcing? All signs are pointing at the HTC Supersonic, a brand new touchscreen smartphone packing a massive display and support for Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. Follow along with our live notes below, won’t you? Read More

  • Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S [Updated!]


    We literally just had our hands on with the just announced Samsung Galaxy S — and boy, was it a beauty. Read on for our first impressions. Read More

  • Samsung outs the Galaxy S Android smartphone

    We knew Samsung had something coming today at CTIA. The gigantic banner outside the main hall kind of told us that. So here it is: the Android-powered Galaxy S. There’s a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen up front with an unspecified 1GHz CPU chilling inside. The Android release has been modified and uses Sammy’s ‘Social Hub’ always-on social networking features. Swype, DLNA… Read More

  • CTIA 2010: Sprint announces 7 more cities that will get WiMax by the end of 2010

    Good news, everyone in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City and St. Louis! You’re getting Sprint’s 4G network by the end of 2010! With Sprint expected to debut their first 4G handset at CTIA this week, this news probably couldn’t be timed much better. This brings the total number of cities getting WiMax in 2010 up to 15, with Boston… Read More

  • CTIA 2010: Kyocera Zio brings high-resolution Android goodness without breaking the bank

    Look at you, Kyocera! After essentially shuttering your smartphone division for years, you’ve jumped back in with a bit of a splash. Today at CTIA, the low-to-mid-range handset manufacturer announced the Zio, an Android-powered touchscreen phone. What makes the Zio special isn’t its specs — it’s the price it brings the specs in at. For somewhere between $169 and $220… Read More

  • With Windows Phone, Microsoft is trying to win back the magic


    I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes me a Mac guy as opposed to a PC guy and it seems that the Register may have hit on some very good points. Tim Anderson, the Register writer, notes that Microsoft has lost its edge when it comes to industrial design and even in during its recent MIX conference, where it was supposed to be all about design and sex, they dropped more science than art. Read More

  • Nokia N8-00 flops onto the scene


    Nokia’s new flagship, the Symbian-powered N8-00, has HD video recording, a 12-megapixel camera, and a 3.5-inch capacative touchscreen. What doesn’t it have? A US release date or price. Read More

  • Dell Aero hits the big time on AT&T


    Dell’s Aero is a decidedly odd duck. When we first discussed it a few months ago, it looked like it would be a non-US device. Now, however, it’s hit AT&T and it looks like a cross between the new T-Mobile CLIQ XT and a NeXT Cube. Dig those photorealistic icons! Read More