Beware of JEALOUS COMPUTERS! Apparently they have started to attack (particularly N95 owners)... here you see a few poor victims of a laptop bite and a keyboard to the face. Not pretty. Well Nokia has really gone all out on this viral N95 site... I just wrote up a big piece on this over at NOTCOT, and it was too hilarious, bizarre, and nicely designed not to share with you CNET readers too. Basically they have created a whole series of PSAs, posters, tshirts, and even a mug (well, half mug, and well they have a cool pic, but it … Read more
So much for the theory iPhone designers were North Carolina fans. Cisco and Duke University are now absolving the iPhone of any blame for wireless network outages at the school, as was earlier alleged, but they aren't saying exactly what caused the problems.
In a news report earlier this week, a Duke official directly implicated the iPhone for causing network issues that knocked out parts of Duke's wireless network. But Duke spokeswoman Tracy Futhey, in a statement Friday on the school's Web site, said: "The reality is that a particular set of conditions made the Duke … Read more
The LG VX8500 Chocolate dominated the mobile scene for a long time with its sleek, slider design and unique touch-sensitive controls. However, a lot of people--us included--thought the touch pad was a little annoying and required too steep a learning curve. The new LG VX8550 Chocolate, however, is different. Instead of the touch pad navigation array, the LG VX8550 Chocolate has a mechanical scroll wheel. Though the rest of the navigation keys are touch-sensitive, they now have a vibrating setting so they provide a slight tactile feedback when touched. Also, the End/Power key is on the keypad instead of … Read more
The first Sanyo Katana was hailed as one of Sprint's rare Razr competitors, but it didn't quite live up to its potential. That said, we still liked it as a decent, basic camera phone. Fast forward a year later, and Sanyo and Sprint have come up with the Sanyo Katana II. Though it does have a nicer and more modern design and it has a memory upgrade to 21MB, most of the features remain the same. Here are a few photos of the new Sanyo Katana II.
iPhone owners looking to personalize their handset can now send off their precious device to Colorware, the folks who will paint just about every electronic device under the sun. $150 gets you a new paint job, which includes two color choices for the back of the phone. For a little extra, you can also customize the shiny metal and Home button on the front of the phone, the Apple logo on the back, and the earbuds and dock.
Similar to Colorware's other offerings, you can also buy a prepainted iPhone in both the 4GB and 8GB capacities. One thing … Read more
Compared to the other cell phone carriers, Verizon Wireless has been a bit of a Johnny-come-lately as far as updating its smart phone lineup. Sure, it got the RIM BlackBerry 8830 not too long ago, but we're still waiting for the upgrades to the Verizon Wireless XV6700 and Palm Treo 700p, both of which are more than a year old. Not ancient by any means, but take into account that Sprint has already released updated versions of their equivalents: the Sprint Mogul and Treo 755p.
Well, don't cry, dear Verizon customer, there seems to be hope in sight. … Read more
If you like the iPhone but can't swing the purchase price, you might not have to wait long for a cheaper alternative.
AppleInsider is reporting that Apple has a second iPhone in the works for later this year that won't be quite as capable as the one currently out in the wild, but that will cost less and resemble the iPod Nano. The site based its report on the word of "extremely reputable sources" that declined to be named, presumably for fear of losing their jobs.
This rumor cropped up last week with the back-and-forth between … Read more
Are you somehow unhappy with the way the silver backing on your iPhone clashes with the black? Would you like to make it all black instead? This kit from Cellular Nationwide Network will let you achieve that look for under $50. According to a fellow on the MacRumors forums who took the plunge, it took him about 3 hours, in a process that required taking apart the iPhone's casing--a move that will void your warranty.
[via MacRumors iPhone blog]
Were the iPhone designers North Carolina fans?
Network World is reporting that Duke University's Wi-Fi network is suffering from what appear to be rogue iPhones. Duke's Kevin Miller told Network World that the iPhone's Wi-Fi chips are flooding the university's Cisco access points with requests for MAC (Media Access Control) addresses. This is apparently knocking out dozens of access points as the 150 iPhones on campus wander around between different hotspots.
It seems a bit weird to me. No other reports of trouble with iPhones and Wi-Fi networks have surfaced, though of course it's very … Read more
The mere sight of the photo accompanying this item is enough to make our heart skip a beat or two, as we can only imagine what a good dousing would do to a standard cell phone. But fear not, this handset is actually supposed to be wet, at least for purposes of Fujitsu's marketing campaign, to show off its water-resistant casing.
The fact that we mistook it for a conventional phone bears some significance; most of the waterproof phones we've seen look a little more stout, shall we say, or something better suited for a construction site. The &… Read more