cellphones

Samsung’s Race To The Bottom

It's happened before and it's happened again - a popular commodity appears and is remade in so many permutations and from so many manufacturers that the differentiation ultimately focuses on price. Wh

Science Finds Novice Drivers And Handhelds Don’t Mix On The Road

We basically all knew this, but science just confirmed that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/vt-vtr_1122013.php">novice drivers are easily distracted by cellphon

Hands-On With The Meizu MX

The Meizu MX is an odd duck. A Chinese-only smartphone that may (or may not) be reaching our shores, it's hard not treating it like an oddity washed up on the beach rather than a shipping device. It i

Breaking: RIM “Streamlining” Operations, Lays Off 2,000

In line with <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/RIM">RIM's</a> planned "cost optimization program," the company is moving a number of executives into positions of greater power and will lay off

Nokia Says Sayonara To Japan – Again

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/vertu-japan.jpg" /> That was a long sayonara: in November 2008, <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/tag/nokia/">Nokia</a> decided to <

Video: Smartphone Simulates Sensation Of Buttons On A Touchscreen

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/kddi-touch-haptic-620x469.png" /> Do you miss the feeling of pressing physical buttons when you touch icons or letters on a smartphone

Sharp Plans To Introduce Android AQUOS PHONE Brand Worldwide

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/AQUOS-PHONE-SH-12C-620x424.jpg" /> They have been talking about this <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/01/27/sharp-to-bring-

Video: Fujitsu’s Symbian/Windows 7 Dual Boot Cell Phone Up And Close

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/fujitsu-620x620.jpg" /> We showed you the LOOX F-07C <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2011/05/16/loox-f-07c-fujitsus-symbianwindow

AQUOS PHONE THE HYBRID 007SH: Sharp Shows World's First Clamshell Android Phone

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/aquos-android-2.png" /> If you thought Android and clamshell handsets won't fit, think again: Sharp today <a href="http://www.softbank

The iPhone 4 Tops Handset Sales Ranking In Japan

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/iphone-4-japan.png" /> The world's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2008/08/09/japan%E2%80%99s-super-advanced-mobile-web-too-uniqu

12 New Handsets From Japan: KDDI au's Entire Summer Line-Up

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/summer-collection.png" /> Following <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2011/05/16/ntt-docomos-smartphone-line-up-for-summer-2011/">D

Video: KDDI's iida INFOBAR Android Handset Boasts Unique Design, UI [Update: New Video]

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/infobar-red-620x620.jpg" /> Japan's second largest mobile carrier <a href="http://www.au.kddi.com/english/">KDDI au</a> unveiled its s

NTT Docomo's Feature Phone Line-Up For Summer 2011

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/docomo-summer-620x351.png" /> We covered <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/tag/docomo/">NTT Docomo</a>'s smartphone line-up for thi

NTT Docomo's Smartphone Line-Up For Summer 2011

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/docomo-summer-620x351.png" /> Japan’s biggest mobile carrier <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/tag/docomo/">NTT Docomo</a> has <a

LOOX F-07C: Fujitsu's Symbian/Windows 7 Dual Boot Cell Phone Unveiled

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/fujitsu-620x620.jpg" /> It turns out the leak we <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2011/04/12/is-fujitsu-prepping-a-symbianwindows-

Sharp Rolls Out AQUOS Phone With 8MP Twin 3D Cameras, Naked-Eye 3D QHD Display, Android 2.3

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/AQUOS-PHONE-SH-12C-620x424.jpg" /> It's <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/11/04/galapagos-003sh005sh-sharp-shows-3d-enabled-sm

Samsung Gets 3 Million Pre-Orders For The Galaxy S II

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/samsung-galaxy-620x412.png" /> No doubt the <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2011/02/13/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-is-worlds-thinnest-sma

Is Fujitsu Prepping A Symbian/Windows 7 Dual Boot Cell Phone?

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/docomo-fujitsu-f-07c.png" /> Take this with a grain of salt: Japanese tech blog Juggly is <a href="http://juggly.cn/archives/25024.htm

FCC Mulls Over Mobile Phone Signal Booster Approval

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/fccbooster.jpg" /> Oh, here comes <i>controversy</i>. The FCC has preliminarily approved the use of mobile phone signal boosters, but let

In Japan: Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones For The First Time

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/smartphones_japan.jpg" /> Revolution in <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2008/08/09/japan%E2%80%99s-super-advanced-mobile-web-too-
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