For all the crap Palm gets about its lack of innovation, it's still got a pretty loyal fanbase so we imagine some of you will be interested in this tidbit. There are various stories around the blogosphere about a new Windows-based Treo, codenamed "Zeppelin" or otherwise known as the Palm Treo 800w. Among the various rumors, the CDMA smartphone is said to run Windows Mobile 6.1 with support for EV-DO Rev. A, GPS and/or Wi-Fi (varying reports on whether it has one or both radios), and a 320x320 touch screen. Some are saying the Treo … Read more
Last week I received an e-mail that I've received many times over, particularly since I've been writing about cell phones. Just one glance at the subject line, "5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do" and I knew what was inside.
If you have an e-mail account, I'm sure you've received this e-mail at least once. It probably came form one of your "forwarding friends." You know who they are--they mean well, but they insist on forwarding every chain letter and spam e-mail they receive.
Unfortunately, this specific e-mail is … Read more
Only the most passionate cell phone geeks know that the Federal Communications Commission holds a treasure trove of information on upcoming handsets. Because the FCC has to certify every phone sold in the United States, not to mention test its SAR rating, the agency's online database offers a lot of sneak peeks to those who dig. And to save you the trouble, Crave has combed through the database for you. Here are a selection of filings from the past week on new and upcoming cell phones. Click through to read the full report.
If you're not a fan of the color purple, how about scarlet? Today, T-Mobile announced the immediate retail availability of the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide Scarlet. It's pretty much like the original T-Mobile Sidekick Slide, except, you guessed it; it has scarlet accents instead of purple. Everything else is pretty much the same. Features include strong e-mail and instant messaging functions, Bluetooth, built-in music player, Web browser, MyFaves, and MySpace Mobile integration. The Sidekick Slide Scarlet can be yours today for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
We know it exists. Now, the question is when can we get one and for how much? We are, of course, talking about the RIM BlackBerry Bold, which has drawn many an admirer before and after its official debut earlier this week. RIM and AT&T have already confirmed that the Bold will be released later this summer, but InfoSync reportedly has information with more specifics about date and price as well as details about availability for other carriers. According to the Web site, the BlackBerry Bold will show up in AT&T stores about July, while Sprint, … Read more
Just one day after instituting a policy of one iPhone sale per customer, AT&T said Thursday that it has ended the policy both on its Web site and in its retail stores. Customers will now be able to buy three iPhones per person, a limit that the carrier enacted when the device first went on sale almost a year ago.
The nation's largest carrier and exclusive provider of the iPhone imposed the new policy only Wednesday, limiting iPhones to not only one per customer, but also one per household. At the time, AT&T gave no … Read more
Orange, France Telecom's mobile provider, will whisk the iPhone into at least 10 more European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.
The deal with Apple, announced Friday, will bring the popular device later this year into Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Portugal, Egypt, and Jordan, as well as into unspecified countries in Africa and--back on the home side of the Atlantic--the Dominican Republic.
Until recently the iPhone has been available in just a handful of countries outside the U.S., including the U.K., France, Germany, and Ireland.
If there's one accessory that seems to have reached near-ubiquity in record time, it would be the iPod speaker dock. But most of them have been made for earlier generations of the media player, not the Touch or the iPhone. And even when they are, manufacturers for some reason seem compelled to design them in some odd fashion, whether they resemble Dumbo ears, truncated phone receivers, or a dressing room mirrors.
Every day it seems we get little closer to being fully wired--or unwired, as the case may be--in midair. And we think it's about time.
A day after iPass said it would provide in-flight Wi-Fi roaming, Singapore Airlines announced that it is now offering connectivity for iPods and iPhones on its "KrisWorld" in-flight entertainment system on its Airbus A340-500 planes, according to iLounge. That means you can plug the devices into the system with a standard 30-pin connector and then watch your own video on a personal 15.4-inch widescreen LCD (there's one at each seat … Read more
Research in Motion has a touch-screen BlackBerry in the works that should be out in the third quarter, according to a report Thursday.
The Wall Street Journal has echoed a previous report from The Boy Genius Report that RIM's BlackBerry Thunder will arrive later this year exclusively on Vodafone and Verizon's networks. The device is seen as an answer to Apple's iPhone, which will likely be running on AT&T's 3G network by the time the Thunder arrives.