mobile phone

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

    We broke the news on Dell launching a China-only cell phone on Sunday, and today major Chinese news portal 163.com reports the device is on its way: What Dell will be offering in China is an Android-powered “Ophone” called the mini3i. China Mobile, the world’s biggest carrier, will distribute the device and plans to launch it as early as “in the middle of this… Read More

  • Hello Kitty gets awesome cell phone (China only?)

    I am not really sure if this is really a product licensed by Sanrio, the company behind uber cartoon cat Hello Kitty, but this “branded” handset looks kind of cool. Read More

  • NEC develops speech interpretation software for cell phones

    NEC today announced [JP] they developed automatic software for mobile phones automatically translates travel-related words and phrases from Japanese to English and English to Japanese and that seems to be more advanced than this solution. Read More

  • 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 so hot for next year. The analysts predict that RIM and Apple’s penetration (heh) into the mobile market are causing heartache for Moto and its 21% market share. Samsung and LG are… Read More

  • 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 possible to view full HD video in 30fps on cell phones during the ISSCC 2009 (International Solid State Circuits Conference) that will take place in San Francisco from February 8 to 12… Read More

  • 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 devices, probably last used in the free world in the 1980s, are called Yubz and can be connected to most Japanese handsets. In fact, in the online shop [JP], Powershovel even claims the earpieces… Read More

  • 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. Read More

  • 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 total of 22 new handsets. As Japanese handset makers have recently vowed to internationalize more agressively, there is a good chance at least some of the new models will become available outside… Read More

  • 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 November. Here is the complete line-up: Hitachi Wooo 63H
    (featuring a 3.1-inch OLED display) Read More

  • Samsung announces the Epix for AT&T

    The BlackJack series was a turning point for Samsung and solidified their place in the smartphone market among the major players until RIM got all fussy about the name and today they announced the Epix, which is basically the BJ III. Stilll rocking Windows Mobile 6.1 the Epix ditches that obnoxious scroll wheel for an optical mouse. A handful of us at CG have seen it and it works quite well. Read More

  • CEATEC 2008: KDDI's super-futuristic cell phone protoypes (photo gallery)

    KDDI au is not only Japan’s second biggest cell phone carrier but also famous for its KDDI Design Project. And while their exhibition in the KDDI Design Studio in Tokyo was disappointing, the company made a strong showing at this year’s CEATEC. See the coolest cell phone designs below. KDDI has been running this design project for years now and actually started mass-producing… Read More

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