• Hop-on hopping on the Google Android bandwagon

    Hop-on is planning to release a new open Android phone at CES early next year. It will reportedly sell for less than $200. “Hop-on is committed in bringing the latest technology to the market, the Android open platform makes Hop-on competitive in the high end mobile phone market. This will create market value for our share holders,” said Peter Michaels, Hop-on’s… Read More

  • Hop-on tries ‘crazy guy in prison’ tactic with 3G phone

    They say that if you go to prison, the best thing you can do is to act crazy your first day and punch the biggest, baddest looking dude you can find. Seems Hop-on (you remember Hop-on, right?) is trying the same technique by pitting its $125 HOP1809 3g handset against the new iPhone. Good for you, Hop-on. Good for you. Hop-on comes out swinging, ridiculing the iPhone’s immense size and… Read More

  • Hop-On announces a dirt cheap smartphone, 3G/GSM phones

    We’re still not too sure about Hop-On, but the announcements keep on coming. Hot on the tail of their “Anti-iPhone” handset announcement, they’ve announced plans to expand their line to include a smartphone, along with a handful of disposable 3G/GSM phones. The HOP 1801 smartphone will sell for $125 bucks – and that’s about all the press release says about it. Read More

  • Hop On Wireless' HOP1800 "disposable" phone: Beware

    As we all know, Hop On Wireless finally (they’ve been promising hardware since 2001) released the Hop1800, a $10 disposable dual-band phone with no screen. Great, right? So what am I so antsy about? I did a little digging recently and came back worried. Hop On has been hyping this device for seven years. Its founder, Peter Michaels, made a huge splash in 2001, receiving accolades from… Read More

  • 'Hop-On' with a $10 pre-paid cell phone

    I’ll let you in on a boring little secret: I don’t own my own cell phone. Due to my job as reviews editor, I rely on using demo phone after demo phone and have a Grand Central number that I forward to whatever device I happen to be using at the time. The system’s worked out well so far, but I know there will come a point in time — a perfect storm, if you will —… Read More

  • Hop-On (who!?) launches GSM/CDMA smartphone (what!?) for gamblers (wtf!?)

    This is an odd duck out of left field, if you’ll allow me to mix metaphors like I mix a cocktail. The HOP2001 by Hop-On is a Windows Mobile 6-based smartphone with a Treo-like form factor that can be used for either AT&T or Verizon Wireless, due to it’s fairly unique dual-mode GSM or CDMA architecture. While GSM/CDMA Frankenphone’s are unheard of, Hop-On nearly is… Read More