Android and 4G were the big themes here at CES, with several smartphone announcements from Motorola, HTC, LG, and more. We go over the Best of CES nominees and also mention the Verizon event next week that may or may not feature a certain Apple product.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
I want you to consider very carefully where you keep your cell phone.
It seems, you see, that an Illinois man whose choice it was to keep his cell phone in his back pocket, made himself to appear something of a butthead, when a SWAT team came to call.
The Chicago Tribune has no end of delight in offering that this gentleman, who surprisingly remains anonymous, made an accidental call to his wife.
Or rather his bottom did, as it rolled over the phone in his back pocket and depressed the key for the last number dialed.
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Another year is in the books, but before we shut the door on 2010 and sign off for the holidays, we wrap up some of the latest cell phone news and reviews. Plus, we give you a preview of what to expect from CES 2011. From LTE handsets to dual-core Android phones, it's shaping up to be a very busy show, and we'll be there to report on all the action, so be sure to tune in on Friday, January 7 at 2 p.m., PT for special broadcast of Dialed In live from Las Vegas. Finally, we … Read more
News of the Google Nexus S may have surprised nobody, but that doesn't stop us from dissecting the specs on this first Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) smartphone while Kent steals off for some rigorous testing. In the meantime, U.S. Cellular makes some notable moves, the crew spills their holiday wish lists, and Bonnie seems to have undergone an unusual makeover.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
Acer claims its new 4.8-inch Android smartphone has the "soul of a tablet." Seriously? At that size, maybe they should just call it a tablet, soul and all. We also discuss the Dell Venue Pro, Motorola Olympus rumors, the burgeoning 4G market, and all the latest reviews.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
News Dell Venue Pro now on sale Acer unveils 4.8-inch Android smartphone AT&T Facebook account confirms Motorola Olympus Content ratings latest feature on Android Market Snap up the AT&T R225 for $20, contract-free … Read more
This week's episode of Dialed In is brought to you by the letters L and G, as in LG Electronics, because the company has certainly dominated the headlines these past few days. LG looks to be making a big push in the smartphone market, as it continues to release new smartphones for the U.S., including possibly the first Android device to have a dual-core chipset. Plus, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South detail their LTE plans--well, sort of--and we come to the defense of basic cell phones. All this and more on this week's Dialed In.
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It's a big day Dialed In for as we hit our 150th episode, Bonnie makes it back to San Francisco for a special visit, and Jessica marks the day before her birthday. We also have a lot to get through today as the usual preholiday deluge of new phones is reaching its height. As it always does, Samsung is spinning out the most new models with six handsets unveiled in just the last week. Also in the podcast, Jessica examines the minimum requirements for an Android phone, Nicole polls readers on what kind of keybaord they prefer, the first … Read more
Well, so much for that rumor. Facebook held a mobile event at its Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters today, but it didn't reveal the Facebook phone. In fact, the company pretty much shot down that idea. Still, there was plenty of mobile-related news surrounding the popular social networking site, and Jessica Dolcourt is here to give you the full scoop. Plus, we discuss the new data plans from Verizon and U.S. Cellular and recap the week's reviews and news all on Dialed In episode 149.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) … Read more
The financial barrier to owning a smartphone is getting lower and lower, in part thanks to the open-source (read: free) Android operating system that can allow manufacturers and carriers to shave costs. We've seen our share of entry-level Android phones for $100, but a $30 handset is a jaw-dropping steal, and it's going to be available through T-Mobile with a two-year contract. We also tick off the list of new mobile handsets coming out in the next month, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab for all four major carriers. And stick around for our top-five favorite Windows Phone 7 … Read more
There's a new Palm handset! It's the Palm Pre 2, and it's... very similar to the old Palm Pre. Oh well. However, we do get excited about the RIM BlackBerry Style, cheaper prepaid plans, 4G in the Big Apple, and yes, even the Verizon iPhone. Also: A special report on the new FaceTime for Mac.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)