LG isn't renowned for high-end camera phones, but that doesn't mean that the company behind the fashion-centric Chocolate phone can't make one. It can--and it has--and no, we're not talking about the LG KG920. The LG KU990 Viewty, formerly known as the NYX, might have an awful name, but it features a whopping 5-megapixel camera with a nifty touchscreen interface and YouTube functionality.
Talk of a possible Google phone kicked up again Friday with new rumors coming out of India that the phone could be launched within two weeks.
Rediff.com reported that Google is in talks with two of the three top mobile providers in India, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar, to offer the new "Gphone." The article cites unnamed sources who say the phone will also be launched simultaneously in the U.S. and Europe. The only remaining hurdle in the U.S., the story said, is approval from the Federal Communications Commission, which must certify any wireless device … Read more
One of the biggest gripes we've heard about Apple's iPhone has nothing to do with the headset itself; rather it's over the AT&Tcarrier exclusivity. While phone locking (and unlocking for that matter) is nothing new in the cell phone world, the iPhone is a special case considering how much hype still surrounds it.
That's why it was inevitable that someone would figure out how to unlock the iPhone and free it from its AT&T shackles. Though we've heard a lot of promises, mostly unfulfilled, a real, workable solution now seems to … Read more
Adios, "Adios Amor Te Vas."
The "Pink Panther" ringtone by Henry Mancini swapped with you from No. 3 to No. 1 last week. Now this week you crawled back up to second place pushing Mancini to third, only to be bested by Elton John's "Your Song."
Whether or not Sir Elton John's "Your Song" sans Ewan McGregor is really worthy of first-place ringtone status in America, is a debate for another site.
Still, it's good to be reminded of what's out there as an option for your own … Read more
The DM-S110 and DM-S105 are based largely on the earlier Samsung SPH-M300 and are the first Samsungs for Disney Mobile. Though they sport the same dimensions and the same exterior features Disney put its personal stamp on both phones. The DM-S110 is pink and the DM-S105 is silver, and both have a design of interlocking stars on the front face. Features are standard Disney Mobile with Bluetooth, a speakerphone, a VGA camera and lots of Disney content. Read more about it in our DM-S110 review or take a gander in our slide show.
In an odd way, the fashion industry may be uniquely qualifed to keep pace with consumer technology. Both fields, after all, can change with the wind--and often do.
Ermenegildo Zegna is becoming something of a poster child for that marriage, as shown last year with its iPod jacket and continuing with such innovations like its solar collar. Now, using "smart fabric" made by Eleksen--maker of such crazy stuff as a double-sided fabric keyboard--Zegna has created a coat that employs Bluetooth technology that can be used for mobile phone conversations.
A new start-up called mShopper has just introduced an application that lets people shop from their cell phones.
The company on Thursday launched its new service that allows mobile-phone subscribers to search and compare prices for more than 7 million items from over 100 merchants. Once they've found an item, people can buy it with just a few clicks on their phones.
It works like this: you enter the first two letters of a brand name or product model. The application finds the item you're looking for and lists prices from a variety of Web retailers. Users can … Read more
It's been a while since I received any new cell phones from Sony Ericsson. So when the company called to tell me they were sending me not just one, but three new handsets from the last CTIA show I was very excited. But leave it to Sony Ericsson, which takes its handset design very seriously (and to great success) to make the packaging equally as exciting.
If you were planning to camp out this week for the launch of the Palm Foleo, pick up the tent and go home.
Barron's Tech Trader Daily blog spotted a research note from Deutsche Bank's Jonathan Goldberg saying that Palm has delayed the launch of the Foleo, a Linux-based "mobile companion" that looks like a laptop but doesn't deliver anything close to a laptop experience. The device is now expected to ship in late September or early October, according to Goldberg. When Palm founder Jeff Hawkins unveiled the device in May at the D: All … Read more