mobile phones

Spectral Edge wants to drive its infrared photo-enhancing tech into every smartphone

Smartphone cameras are so good these days it can seem almost churlish to yearn for improvements. And yet enhancements continue to shave away at imperfections as engineers turn the screw to optimize mu

How to politely ask people to get the f*ck off their phones

You’re with a small group of friends at a nice restaurant. Everyone is enjoying the food and conversation when someone decides to take out his phone -- not for an urgent call, but to check email, In

Jolla Signs African OEM Mi-Fone To Sell Sailfish-Powered Handsets

Mobile OS maker Jolla, who with its Android alternative Sailfish has been trying to carve out a niche for a third platform in the smartphone space for the past five years, has announced it’s signed

Here’s The First Look At The Swappable Battery In LG’s Next Smartphone

Remember when high-end smartphones had swappable batteries? It looks like LG is about to bring that feature back in its upcoming G5 smartphone. The feature was rumored for weeks, but Android Authority

China’s Oppo Sold 50M Smartphones In 2015

In the game of thrones that is the Android OEM space, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo's star is rising. It said today it sold 50 million smartphones in the full year 2015 -- a growth rate of 67 per cent

The Repeat Political Madness Of Never-Ending Crypto Wars

What is it with politicians and encryption? There are now two bills in different U.S. states, one in California and one in New York, proposing that smartphones sold in the state must be able to be dec

With $4.3 Million PayJoy Is Ensuring Smartphones Land In The Hands Of The Next 2 Billion

With Project Loon and Internet.org Companies like Google and Facebook are spending hundreds of millions of dollars each to ensure that everyone on the planet has access to the internet, but with a mod

HUDWAY Gets Your Eyes Off Your Smartphone And Back On The Road While Driving

HUDWAY is a piece of glass that turns any smartphone into a heads-up display on the front of your car. The device beams information from your phone to a thin layer of curved glass mounted to the fron

The OnePlus 2 Returns With Another Indie Phone Powerhouse

If you’ve been out of the Android game for a while you’d be hard-pressed to understand why people love OnePlus so much. These phones, conceived by the folks who initially launched Oppo, ar

Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

Sony is looking to drones to find new business opportunities. Specifically Sony Mobile, the division of Sony responsible for mobile phones, telecommunication and small imaging sensors, founded the com

Xiaomi To Sell Products In US And Europe Starting June 1st

Mi.com will soon sell Xiaomi products and accessories in the US and, UK, France and Germany. This comes after last week’s short soft launch of the online store. However, like before, the firm is

As Acquisition Rumors Swirl, Free Mobile Service FreedomPop Goes Live In The UK

FreedomPop, the mobile carrier that gives away mobile, data and text services and upsells users on other services, is today announcing its first international launch outside of the U.S. The company

Google To Test Mobile-Optimized Web Pages In Indonesia

Google announced today that it will begin running tests of a new way to deliver search results to mobile users with slow connections. The company's pilot trials will initially take place in Indonesia,

Backed By $3.5 Million, SnowShoe Debuts Clever, Plastic “Stamps” That Unlock Content On Mobile Phones

Imagine being able to touch a toy figurine to your phone's screen in order to see the character transported into your video game, or touching another small piece of plastic to the phone in order to un

Tablets Becoming Must-Have Device For Kids Of All Ages, Ofcom Research Finds

Research by U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom has found that growing numbers of younger kids, especially, are turning to tablets to watch videos, play games and access the Internet. But tablet usage among

Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei Sellers Are Struggling As Phones Get Cheaper

This is the ground floor of one of the electronics malls in Shenzhen’s famed Huaqiangbei district. Huaqiangbei is a stretch of large malls and shops in the Southern Chinese province, and due to

Apple Gains On Samsung In U.S. Mobile Phone Market Share, Lands Second Overall For The First Time

For the first time in the history of comScore's MobiLens U.S. mobile market share report, Apple has come in second overall among handset OEMs. Apple grew its U.S. market share by 1.5 percentage points

Charger Not Included: U.K. Carrier O2 To Sell HTC Phone With USB Cable But No Plug

Peer into the drawers of the average gadget addict and you're sure to find a tangled mess of unused chargers gathering dust. Mobile phones are a prime offender in creating redundant gadget junk, with

GoodGuide Ranks Mobile Phone Sustainability: RIM Worst, Nokia Best

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/goodguide-logo.png" class="shot2"></img> Today, GoodGuide (a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2008/09/10/tc50-goodguide-shines-light-on-th

Fujitsu Takes A Bad Idea And Makes It Worse, Tries To Compete With Kyocera Echo

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/IMG_0099.jpg" />First it was the <a href="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2011/02/07/sprint-unveils-the-kyocera-has-2-screens-runs-2-apps-at-
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