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5G needs a “new mindset” towards Internet rules, telcos warn

Carriers have kicked off the world’s biggest mobile phone tradeshow with calls for an “investment friendly framework” to fund rollouts of next-gen 5G network technology and level the

The White House wants to ban cell phones, citing security risk

The Donald can't seem to keep his hands off the phone while in the White House, but the same rules may not apply to his staff in the near future. The White House is mulling a personal cell phone ban f

HMD’s revived Nokia 3310 classic mobile gets 3G

Nokia brand licensee HMD Global is doubling down on the tech nostalgia card it pulled out back in February, by announcing a 3G version of the colorful candybar Nokia 3310 -- now with support for a ha

The makers of the Solarin secure cellie are building a bitphone

Bitcoin-powered cellphones -- basically phones that can securely hold and send cryptocurrencies -- have long been a fascinating if undeveloped concept in the crypto community. When phones talk to each

Vertu is dead

It’s been a long, downward slide for cellphone maker Vertu. The company, founded by Nokia in 1998, was supposed to be a luxury phone provider to the stars and, to a degree, it delivered. They so

Sense360 raises $7 million to track customers in fast food restaurants

Physical tracking in shops has been a global trend since at least 2013. Using a cell phone's location data and video monitoring, retailers have been tracking customers' movements through stores in an

Update: Life insurance startup Ladder launches in California

Update: This story has been updated to reflect that as of January 2016, Haven Life, the MassMutual’s high tech life insurer, was available in 43 states as of the time of publication.  Ladder,

Flipd app forces you to put your iPhone away so you can get some work done

Let's face it, your phone is a blessing and a curse. Behind its sleek glass front is a whole world of excitement. All your friends, the entirety of the Internet and omg, a kitten video... If you haven

Schoolmint Raises $5.6 Million For Its Online Student Enrollment Platform

Digital enrollment, where parents can go online on their desktops or mobile phones, to register their children for school, seems like an obvious way to harness the power of the internet to simplify an

Pressure In Congress Grows For GPS Tracking Reform After Supreme Court Passes On Cell Phone Case

Senators and House representatives this week are calling on Congress to act on bills that would limit location tracking and phone surveillance after the Supreme Court decided not to hear a cell phone

RePhone Lets You Turn Anything Into A Phone

Making a cellphone is easy. You go into a mine, pull up some ore, extract various metals and then add components that you manufacture from other mines. Then you have to get FCC clearance and create li

Dell to launch China-only mobile phone after all, calls it "Ophone mini3i" (Updated)

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/dell-logo-online-new.jpg" /> We broke the news on <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/08/09/source-dell-mobile-phone-launchin

Hello Kitty gets awesome cell phone (China only?)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hello_kitty_handset1-630x472.jpg" /> I am not really sure if this is really a product licensed by <a href="http://www.sanrio.com">Sanrio

NEC develops speech interpretation software for cell phones

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/japan_handset.jpg" /> NEC <a href="http://www.nec.co.jp/press/ja/0901/0505.html">today announced</a> [JP] they developed automatic softw

Dudes keep Motorola clinging to its market share for one more year

Motorola somehow managed to keep its position this year as the number one mobile phone manufacturer in the US, according to a report by analysts at Multimedia Intelligence, but things aren’t looking

Renesas to unveil full HD video processor for cell phones

The days for Japan’s mobile digital TV standard One-Seg may be counted Renesas, the world’s biggest manufacturer of microcontrollers, is planning to unveil a processor that will make it po

Yubz Talk Mobile: Possibly the biggest telephone receiver for cell phones ever

I am not really sure if anyone needs this but Tokyo-based design company Powershovel is selling a very special kind of telephone receiver [JP], you know, the ones you can only see in old movies. The d

Samsung Saga aka i770 hitting retailers 12/1, but you can get it this Friday

According to a screen grab posted by VZW E over on HF the Samsung i770 that was supposed to ship last quarter will go on sale this Friday. That’s all, folks.

NTT Docomo floods Japan with 22 new cell phones

Japan’s biggest telco NTT DoCoMo today announced 4 new cell phone series (STYLE, PRIME, SMART and PRO ), which are part of the company’s fall/winter product line-up. Docomo will offer a to

KDDI unveils winter/fall cell phone line-up (photo gallery)

Japan’s second biggest mobile phone carrier KDDI au yesterday unveiled new cell phones for its year-end sales campaign. Priced between $400 and $550, the first handsets will be sold in early Novembe
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