• The Google Phone Is Very Real. And It's Coming Soon

    The debate over Droid v. iPhone rages on, but lots more Android surprises are on the way. Get ready for the Google Phone. It’s no longer a myth, it’s real. The next “super” Android device will almost certainly be a HTC phone that’s much thinner than even the Droid or iPhone – The Dragon/Passion. This is the phone the senior Android guys at Google are now… Read More

  • New Motorola Droid commercial drops

    If this latest commercial is any indication, the Motorola Droid is going to be air dropped from stealth fighter planes into random locations where people have no idea what it is. Read More

  • AT&T launching Genus satellite smartphone with TerreStar

    AT&T announced today that they are teaming up with Terrestar to release a smartphone with satellite capabilities. Previously, satellite phones were limited to just voice calls, or the occasional tethering (that didn’t work very well). Read More

  • INQ to give the world a Twitter-Phone

    No need for q-tips, you heard it right: INQ Mobile will soon announce a phone with exclusive twitter-connectivity just in time for the holiday season. INQ, the makers of the Skype Phone, plan to really open up the twitter flood-gates, 140 characters at a time, using a mobile internet connection versus Twitter’s own SMS service. Seeing the Twitter boom, INQ plans to manufacture an… Read More

  • Coming In June: ZuneHD … or a Zune Phone?

    So now Microsoft is happily seeding buzz through Twitter account @officethemovie, which is tied to the marketing website for ‘Office 2010: The Movie’. The account was created recently and starting sending out tweets about 14 hours ago at the time of this writing. One of the first messages revealed a bit about the type of social networking integration the next version of Office is… Read More

  • Pardon my Engrish: RicT-007 AVRA

    Here’s a perfect companion to your Lolex watch and Mike shoe collection: the RicT-007 AVRA. It is basically a craptacular Motorola AURA clone. And when I mean craptacular, I mean aside from the looks, it is utter trash. Just look at the specs. Read More

  • Living in the past: Commodore 64 on a Symbian phone

    Ah for those thrilling days of yesteryear, when gaming was 8-bit, and the world was blocky. If you thrill at the thought of having a portable Commodore 64, and you have a Symbian phone, then your dreams are coming true. Read More

  • The alessiphone proves some peeps still want a home phone

    Home phones aren’t dead yet. As long as designers pump out handsets like the alessiphone, which Target and Pottery Barn designers will promptly copy, they are here to stay. There isn’t anything technical fresh about this cordless besides the design. It doesn’t feature an accerelometer or custom apps. It cannot playback MP3s or video files. Who cares though. It’s dead… Read More

  • Gresso "Skeleton" phone: You're doing it wrong

    Once again we welcome into the world a bit of conspicuous consumption so ham-handed that you actually get compassionate flop sweat for these people. The Gresso Avantgarde Skeleton is a “skeleton” phone with a display back. What does that mean? There’s a hole in the back so you can see the circuitry. This idea is so crazy that I wonder how much coke the creators did just to… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Walkman Xmini Phone coming to Japan

    The Japanese carrier KDDI has just announced the Sony Ericsson Walkman Xmini phone to be realeased in Japan at the end of December. It measures 44 x 75 x 18mm (when closed) and features a 1.8-inch LCD display with 4GB of built-in memory. The Xmini can hold up to 2,300 songs from EZ “Chaku Uta Full”, KDDI’s mobile music download service. When it’s closed, it looks… Read More

  • Point and Find at Nokia World 2008: Point at objects, figure out where you are One of the most exciting things I’ve seen at Nokia World 2008 is the Point and Find service: aim a phone camera at an object and the camera detects what it is. Currently set to debut in London and San Francisco, the initial version of the application will be tied to movie posters. Point your camera at a movie poster and the software will identify… Read More

  • Crazy rotary phone watch won't get you laid here or in Japan

    First off, this ‘watch’ lacks any sort of display and you have to dial 117 to hear the time. Second, first one to rock the $79 watch in their cubical gets a 1000 bonus points.  AudioCubes via I4U Read More

  • They call me… the T-Mobile G1

    And so it begins: the first Android phone from T-Mobile is a flip-up QWERTY model with MyFaves and Google branding. If you’ll notice the screen turns out and up which means there is no flipping involved – just one fluid motion. It should hit next month, if all the stars are aligned. Now to repeat my Tantric matra: Pleasedon’tsuckpleasedon’tsuckpleasedon’tsuck. Read More

  • DIY USB coil cable

    Why is it that the vast majority of USB cables are 6 feet long? The majority of my time, I need a 1-footer to connect random gadgets to my USB hub. Heck, even a 6-incher would be nice, but a USB cable that coils like a phone handset cord isn’t a bad alternative.  instructables’ user, Plusea, has a comprehensive walkthrough on how to make one of these puppies. All it requires is… Read More

  • Bic and Orange team up to make Bic Phone, fill landfills

    After so many years with them glued to our ears, being stuck without your cell phone sucks. Pay phones are getting harder to find (plus, you’ll catch the herp), and pre-paid cell phones require a night of charging before they’re ready to go. Looking out for forgetful travelers and those of us who just lose crap a lot, Orange France and Bic have partnered to create the Bic phone… Read More

  • LG Decoy has a built-in hands-free headset, available today

    The LG Decoy, which we’ve covered once or twice before is available today from Verizon Wireless. The Decoy has something other phone manufactures will soon copy, a built-in Bluetooth headset. The little headset docks on the back of the phone and is very discreet. So far this is the only phone to offer a feature like this. The Decoy also features a snazzy 2.2-inch LCD screen, a… Read More

  • FotoDialer: Make phone calls based on photos

    The baby boomer generation is old and they need as much help as possible. My own mother is constantly asking me for a cell phone with bigger numbers and a bigger screen. “But it has to look pretty”, she says. She doesn’t necessarily need the FotoDialer, yet, but my grandparents could probably benefit from it now. It’s a pretty ingenious device and I can’t… Read More

  • OpenMoko's Freerunner gets streamlined, priced

    According to someone with authority, the OpenMoko Freerunner phone platform will be selling for $399. There was originally a lux version planned, but they decided to stick with one model and snip until it went below four hundred bucks. It should look somewhat like the Neo-type phone pictured at left. I’ve always been excited for this OpenMoko to get their gear out there on the market… Read More

  • Dell doesn't comment on phone rumor, computers are more important

    Dell doesn’t want to talk about phones. They’re focusing on their computer business. So quit asking them about phones. That probably means a phone is in the works. Michael Dell had this to say: “We really don’t comment on rumors and speculation. We are more focused on the computer business.” Dell “more focused” on computers than phones [Reuters] Read More

  • The LG booth is staffed by douches

    LG’s exciting new watch concept. A few douches decided to prevent me from taking pix of the red hot LG watch concept which, as you can imagine, is a watch with a phone in it. Amazing stuff, to be sure, but I got the Sean Penn treatment from a full set of booth douches informing me in no uncertain terms that a device that will never come to market and is already well documented elsewhere… Read More