The new iPhone is looming, right? Current iPhone models are not being restocked or are 'sold out', buzz is being generated. It's a different kind of buzz than last time around though. There aren't 'leaked' pictures, there aren't many purported leaks, or any increased amount of feverish patent-trolling to see what's coming. It seems that there won't be a ground-breaking paradigm shifting this time around, right?
Finally, a mobile phone that bucks the trend. For those sick and tired of claims like "the smallest," "the thinnest," and "the lightest" from mobile manufacturers, here comes a handset that touts itself for a different dimension--"the longest."
Exactly how long? Well, designer Tamer Koseli doesn't say, but his Super Phone certainly doesn't look pocket-friendly.
The idea behind the extra long design? There's more screen estate naturally, which means there's plenty of room for touch-screen functionality. There are, in fact, two displays: One OLED that shows basic … Read more
Five years from now, with Apple aiming to become the center of the digital home, users may expect to see a number of key products and services designed to connect PCs and digital content to HDTV stereo audiovisual networks, according to "The Future of Apple" report, released by Forrester Research on Thursday.
Currently, audiovisual equipment "and IT aren't actually connected together in most homes. A few bridge products exist...Apple's own Airport Express and Apple TV are designed to bridge this gap," according to the Forrester report. "Nevertheless, the AV/IT divide remains … Read more
Update at 8:35 a.m. PDT: More details have been added throughout.
For some reason, this hasn't drawn a ton of attention. But AT&T is edging closer to completing a 3G upgrade just in time in for the rumored release of a 3G iPhone next month.
On Wednesday, the company announced that it is only six cities away from reaching its goal of faster 3G uploads in 275 cities. AT&T has already deployed faster 3G download technology in these cities, and by the end of June, these markets will also have the faster upload … Read more
When is unlimited not unlimited? Apparently when it comes from Sprint. Though the carrier has been very active about touting its new "simply everything" plan, which includes unlimited mobile Internet and messaging, it plans to place a cap on monthly data usage next month. Sprint will limit its simply everything customers to 5GB of data usage per month, plus 300MB per month for off-network data roaming.
MARIN HEADLANDS, Calif.--This is very surreal.
I'm sitting on a bench on top of a cliff here, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and looking straight at the Golden Gate Bridge.
For the last 15 minutes, there has been a steady stream of sirens from emergency vehicles, and I can see that all traffic on the bridge is completely stopped. I Twittered what I was seeing, and almost immediately, one of my followers replied with details of what seems to be a multiple-vehicle accident blocking most of the lanes on the bridge.
Before this happened, I was planning on starting … Read more
Even though the company promised it would be the cornerstone of its mobile plans going forward, Google's Android platform has fallen off the radar in the past few months. Some say it's because the company has had a series of issues with its SDK and companies are complaining about the difficulty of developing on the platform. All the while, we've been waiting for something from the Android camp to find out what's going on.
Chances are, Google is being tight-lipped about Android's progress for one of two reasons: it's having more trouble than it originally anticipated or it simply doesn't want us to know anything before it springs some major developments on us.
Regardless, I can't help but wonder if things have gone awry. After all, in an industry where the iPhone gets most of the attention, wouldn't Google want to do what it can to remind us all that it has something of its own up its sleeve?
I guess not.… Read more
Another day, another 3G iPhone rumor. This time, the latest dish suggests that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will unveil the second generation of Apple's uberhyped iPhone on June 9, which is the first day of Apple's World Developer's Conference. And hold on to your hats fanboys and slamboys, as the gossip also predicts that the 3G iPhone will go on sale that very same day.
Unfortunately, we know very little about Apple's new products until the words tumble out of Jobs' mouth. Of course, we are certain that the new iPhone will added 3G and Microsoft … Read more
If you hate paying a fee to end your cell phone contract yearly (and really, who doesn't?), you'll be interested to know that the Federal Communications Commission may just have your back. The Associated Press is reporting today that the FCC is considering proposals to regulate, but not eliminate, the early-termination fees (ETFs) that have become a sore spot for cell phone owners. Currently, wireless carriers charge up to $200 for customers who leave service contracts before their end date.
The FCC is not commenting on the proposal, but according to the AP, the agency is negotiating with … Read more
Just recently, we reported on some rumors about a Palm Treo 800, a CDMA smartphone with Windows Mobile 6.1, EV-DO Rev. A, and GPS. While the feature list was pretty impressive, the picture of the reported device didn't excite us very much. In fact, it was downright dullsville and forgettable. However, today, the Boy Genius Report has some images of another new Treo, the Palm Treo 850, and this time, it's got our attention.
If the pictures are to be believed, the device looks incredibly slick and slim, and there's even a comparison shot of the … Read more