When you think of sleek and sexy cell phones or smart phones, chances are you probably don't think of Nokia. However, the Nokia N76 certainly changes that perception with its sleek profile and red-hot color. Yet, despite its cool looks, this Symbian "multimedia computer" isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Check out the photos and review here.
Sony's PSP has long been a favorite topic among rumor mongers, the latest nugget coming from the BBC about a British Telecom version that would function as a phone among other new features. Nothing has been confirmed, but reports are circulating about some patent filings by Sony for just such a device.
According to the schematic diagrams in its proposal, at least one version of a PSP phone would have a rotating screen not unlike other handsets now on the market. Depending on how the display is positioned, MobileWhack says the device can be used as a PSP, phone … Read more
I don't think I really need to stress that sharks are pretty hot right now on Crave. That's why we're loving this piece of street art photographed in the Russian city of Petrozavodsk--a telephone booth decorated to look like a hungry shark that wants to eat you for a tasty snack. Jabberjaw would be proud.
Unfortunately, telephone booths here in the States don't tend to be designed in that cool shape that accommodates shark-ifying so well. Besides, when was the last time you actually used one?
(Via Wooster Collective)
HTC, the company behind many of today's most popular Windows Mobile smart phones, is known for offering a broad range of devices. It has done petite, thin, and powerful, and it's even gone above and beyond traditional smart phones, as we saw at CTIA 2007 with the introduction of the HTC Shift and HTC Advantage. And now here's the company's latest twist: the HTC Touch.
The details:Announced today for the United Kingdom (foiled again!), the HTC Touch features a technology called TouchFLO that allows you to operate the smart phone just by swiping your finger … Read more
Mobile media company Melodeo, best known for mobile radio and podcast deals with cellular carriers, has launched the public beta of a new brand: Nutsie, which allows you to upload iTunes playlists to its Web site and stream them to your cell phone. (Get it? "Nutsie?" It's "iTunes" with the letters rearranged.)
So far, it's compatible with a bunch of different cell phones: the Motorola Razr, LG CU500, Sony Ericsson W600, and a handful of Samsung and Nokia handsets. Upon signing up, you export your iTunes library to Nutsie's Web site (no word … Read more
Last week we discovered a Japanese cell phone dangle that resembled a golden turd. Today, thanks to Gizmodo, we found something even better. This drunken salaryman dangle comes in a few delicious versions. Our favorite has to be the one with the man bowing to the "porcelain god." But other options, such as the guy passed out with his bottle or the dude dancing with his shirt off, aren't bad either. And for more aggressive after-work party types, there's a rather stern fellow who looks like he's got a shiner on his head. The Web … Read more
Apple iPhone watchers breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday when TV commercials shown during 60 Minutes revealed the June 29 release date at long last. From our perspective we don't know what's better--finally putting an end to five months of rumors or actually getting more information about a cell phone that has sent people into hysterics (yes, I'm including Crave in that group).
Though the commercials didn't tell us much more than what we already know, they do let us get a look at the device in action. Here's what we saw.
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Each week, Crave tracks the most popular ringtones.
For all we know, the top five ringtones may be cemented in place for all of eternity. The same 10 ringtones make up the top 10 this week, except a few have switched places.
Unk's "2 Step" holds on to the top spot and will presumably do so until everyone in America has downloaded it. Then, we'll all be confused whenever a phone rings, because everyone will have the same ringtone.
Advertisements are part of the landscape here in New York City (hello, Times Square) and us locals generally like to ignore them. Which is why plenty of companies are willing to bend over backwards to get New Yorkers to stop walking really fast while blasting music into their iPod headphones and, well, notice some advertisements. Virgin Mobile's one of the recent ones, having introduced a "You Rule" campaign that addresses specific groups of New Yorkers. It's been placing them in specific neighborhoods, too, in an attempt to gain buzz by delivering personalized shout-outs.
Kind of a … Read more
Not much else to say here, other than that Apple has made it official that the iPhone will be released on June 29. That's a Friday. This means, depending on your affiliations, that you can either breathe a sigh of relief that after the 29th you'll optimally stop hearing annoying iPhone rumors, or you can stop speculating and focus on raising that $600 to feed your addiction. Now go!Update: Check out the iPhone TV ads!