• The island of misfit phones

    So AT&T has a problem: even after early and vociferous defections by bloggers, they’ve been getting creamed for sub-par service everywhere, especially left and right coast cities that rhyme with Blue Pork and Fan Fanfisco. Verizon is stepping into that breech by releasing these clever commercials touting its network over AT&Ts. But, as Mr. Fireball notes, Verizon is talking about… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: All AT&T phones for a penny

    We’ll start this deal off with a gigantic asterisk. This deal does NOT work for a) existing AT&T customers looking to renew or b) anyone who wants an iPhone. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Unlocked Nokia 5800 for $240

    Dell’s got a handsome deal on an unlocked Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone at just $240 with free shipping. The offer is good for two days only, from today until Saturday the 12th at 5:59 AM Central Time. Read More

  • Do all your phreaking before you turn 18, kids

    Please turn your attention to Rolling Stone, where an article about a blind, lonely phreaker is currently tearing up the charts. That is to say, it’s an article worth your time, certainly better than refreshing for the thousandth time in a day. Read More

  • Mobile phone sales down, smartphone sales up

    According to Gartner, worldwide mobile phone sales are down about 6% from the same time last year; yet the volume of smartphone sales has increased almost 30% in the same time frame. No doubt the uptick in smartphone sales is due to the release of cool new devices like the iPhone 3GS, the Palm Pre, and the various Android phones coming to market. As expected, Nokia remains king of the hill… Read More

  • Thriller Skull Phone could have just been named 'Skull Phone'

    Oh Brando, cashing in on Michael Jackson’s untimely death? You’re better than that, Brando. At any rate, the Thriller Skull Phone is an old-timey standard phone in the shape of a skull with blue LEDs for eyes that light up when the phone rings. Read More

  • Who knew? MagicJack is flying off the shelves

    More proof (see: the Perfect Pushup and the Snuggie.) that having a quirky, on-all-the-time commercial is a step in the right direction toward Big Success. MagicJack is selling something at the rate of 9,000 to 10,000 units per day, making its parent company, YMax Communications, some $100 million this year alone. But, in this age of Skype, who’s buying this thing? Read More

  • XpPhone is a giant phone that runs XP or a small computer that makes phone calls

    The idea that this “phone” runs Windows XP is kind of a stretch, yet it’s being called the XpPhone. It’s pretty much a UMPC or MID, though, that happens to make phone calls because, man oh man, would you need some billowy Hammer Pants to carry this thing around in your pocket as your primary phone. Add to that the five hour battery life and a weight that I can only… Read More

  • Alessi Cordless DECT Telephone with 65,000 color OLED display

    The DECT phone – designed by Stefano Giovannoni – from Italy combines great design and advanced functions. Featuring a 65,000 color OLED display, a set of preloaded backgrounds and ringtones the DECT phone is quite the deal. We see a lot of concepts from designers on the internet but this one is real, ready for you to buy. The phone has a large directory for storing contacts and a… Read More

  • Review: Motorola Stature i9

    Nextel phones are notoriously ugly. The company has never worried much about the appearance of their phones, since they were mainly intended for the construction site. They were instead more concerned about a phone that was almost mil-spec in its toughness. The good news (at least for Nextel subscribers) is that they are starting to move away from this brick phone style design, and more towards… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Sidekick 2008 free with contract

    You can get a free Sidekick 2008 from when you sign up for a new two-year contract with T-Mobile. Or, if you need to extend your contract you can get one for $49. T-Mobile is selling the device directly for $99, so you can save a little moolah with this deal. T-Mobile Sidekick 2008 [ via dealnews] Read More