As stylish as the Prada phone is, the touch screen problem I wrote about earlier hasn't gotten better. It's often frustrating.
I say this because of all these great iPhone ads we're seeing on television. When I look at the keypad displayed, I wonder if it's all going to be as simple and perfect as they make it look.
I'm skeptical. It seems as if it would be very easy to overlap onto a different key. At least on the BlackBerry, you know when it happens. It's a matter of feel. You immediately know … Read more
As noted bluntly here before, mobile phone makers have come up with some pretty ugly speakers as they attempt to morph their products into the ultimate combo music devices they hope they'll eventually become. While they continue to flail about for the right answer, LG has decided to make a pair that goes back to its cellular roots with a clamshell design.
From a distance, one might actually mistake its latest Verizon Wireless stereo speakers for the handset itself because of their hinged design. MobileWhack says the speakers, which will work with most of Verizon's V-Cast phones, are … Read more
Eight days! In only eight days (after this post) the iPhone will be released to the technology-loving public. The thing I'm most amazed about is the hype this thing is generating. I'm definitely excited and have been a supplier of hype myself in this very blog, but I wasn't prepared for the sheer volume of information and rumors surrounding a phone that hasn't even seen the light of day yet (unless you count those lucky Apple employees). The hype is reaching such a feverish pitch at this point that some Mac rumor sites, like the appropriately named MacRumors.com, are offering buying strategies to obtain an iPhone.… Read more
One of the most popular questions regarding the Apple iPhone asks whether Apple will sell unlocked models. So far, the consensus has been that such a move is unlikely, but much to our amazement, we noticed today that PureMobile.com, a online cell phone retailer, is touting unlocked iPhones on its Web site. It appears to be the 8GB version of the phone in black (is there any other color?).
Now before you whip out your credit card, we have to stress that PureMobile won't allow you to buy anything at the time of this writing. It only says … Read more
Since Apple has yet to reveal all the features of its upcoming iPhone, the satirists over at the Onion have taken it upon themselves to fill in the blanks.
Peruse their selections over here, but I did want to call out a few of my favorites to give you a taste.
When moved from hand to ear, makes Lightsaber sound effects. Has way, way more PRAM than the last thingy. Comes with an iPhone hat, so people know you own an iPhone during the brief periods you're not using it.
Apple and AT&T will … Read more
Eight days before the iPhone arrives, AT&T is planning for extra security and a flood of customers next Friday.
The company has hired 2,000 temporary workers to help keep things rolling on iPhone Day (previously known as June 29th), according to CNN. It doesn't sound like these folks will be pressed into explaining the intricacies of AT&T's monthly data plans or selling Bluetooth headsets, but instead they'll help make sure rabid iPhone fans don't bum-rush the doors in hopes of securing an iPhone.
Despite earlier speculation that Sanyo may shut down its mobile division, it looks like Sanyo and Sprint are trucking on with brand-new handsets.
Today Sprint announced the Sanyo SCP-3200, a fairly basic clamshell with Bluetooth, GPS, a speakerphone, a VGA camera, Web and e-mail access, plus voice-activated dialing. Available colors include Midnight Black, Playful Pink, and Atlantic Blue. You can get it for $200 retail, or as low as $50 if you're willing to sign a two-year agreement with Sprint.
What hath the iPhone wrought? Perhaps more computer companies selling fancy phones.
Just as Apple prepares to sell its long-awaited combination smart phone and iPod, six models of unlocked Nokia and Pharos phones have cropped up on Dell's Web site. The Nokia E61, E61i, N73, N80 and N95, and Pharos 600 and 600E are available to be used with any GSM carrier. Prices range from $383 to $736, a bit pricier than when buying directly from a wireless carrier, which subsidizes the price with a contract.
The phones can be found under the small business accessories tab on Dell.… Read more