Out of the current Windows Phone lineup, the Quantum is the only model to offer a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, so heavy e-mailers take note. It also has a 3.5-inch touch screen that you can use and comes equipped with a 1GHz processor, 16GB of internal memory, and a 5-megapixel camera, as well as DLNA support.
Back in early October, CNET News reporter Maggie Reardon interviewed Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and when asked about Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft, he said they weren't at the forefront of his mind--not exactly a ringing endorsement there. However, that doesn't mean Big Red is going to turn its back on Microsoft's new mobile operating system.
Responding to a follower's question about Windows Phone 7 device availability, Verizon Wireless tweeted, "As soon as Microsoft has 'em ready, we're excited to offer Windows 7 mobile devices." Unfortunately, they won't be ready till the … Read more
Toyota announced that it is working with Clear Channel to integrate the latter's mobile app, iheart radio, into some of its vehicles next year.
The iheart radio app is currently available for iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and Windows Phone 7. It lets you listen to more than 750 Clear Channel radio stations, the majority from specific cities with a few genre-oriented stations not tied to a particular market. Music streams over the phone's data connection.
Last week, Engadget posted photos of another Samsung Android handset, and quite a promising one at that. Listed without a codename, the device should be a flagship phone due in February of next year.
Although images appear to be mock ups hastily thrown together for the sake of presentation, it's the rumored hardware that I'll focus on. The slides show the smartphone as having either a 4.3-inch or 4.5-inch "sAMOLED2" touch display. I don't know about you, but I love the idea of Samsung releasing a phone with a screen size that rivals … Read more
As Verizon has been known to do, the carrier is ramping up its handset offerings for the holiday shopping season, and the latest smartphone to join the fray is the LG Vortex.
Available starting November 18 for $79.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate, the Vortex is designed for first-time smartphone buyers. It will ship running Android 2.2 and features a 3.2-inch touch screen with the option of five or seven customizable home screens.
The smartphone also has a 3.2-megapixel camera and the full gamut of wireless options--Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, and … Read more
Hey, iPhone gamers, I received a press release just yesterday that plenty will be excited about: Real Racing 2 is coming soon for the iPhone. As one of my favorite games for 2009, the original Real Racing might be the best in its class for graphics, gameplay, and realism (as the name suggests) among auto-racing games on the iPhone.
Though there is no information beyond the announcement (here is Firemint's cryptic info page), I'm personally hoping for new tracks, new cars, and maybe even an accelerometer-based motorcycle racing mode. I admit that last wish is probably far-fetched, but it never hurts to dream, right? It almost seems impossible to improve upon the original, so I'm excited to see what Firemint will add in the sequel.
Though I can only guess at a release date, the timing of this press release seems to suggest that we could have this product on our iPhones in time for the gift-giving season. I'm crossing my fingers!
This week's apps are both arcade games: an advanced Astroids-like title and a game where you play as a man-eating giant worm.… Read more
Two of HTC's better-known handsets, the Droid Incredible and the Evo 4G, are currently receiving software updates. Unfortunately they aren't Gingerbread some are anxiously awaiting, but instead are typical maintenance releases and tweaks. Some of you may have already received these files, as they started rolling out over the last day or so.
The update hitting the Droid Incredible sees the addition of the Verizon V Cast Apps store, a first for Android. Promised for the Droid, Droid X, Samsung Fascinate, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the alternative storefront is a hotly debated topic. Some users, already familiar … Read more
T-Mobile has announced that it will implement its $14.99 monthly unlimited tethering and mobile Wi-Fi hot-spot plan starting November 14. This will be on top of any data plan you purchase, and the phone must support this feature in the first place. Right now those phones include the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G, the T-Mobile G2, and the LG Optimus T, with more devices to come as firmware updates get rolled out. At the same time, T-Mobile is offering the 200MB data plan for $10 a month, but bear in mind that tethering won't work with it.
In time for … Read more
Forgive us for missing this blog the last few weeks, but we're back to report on the mobile happenings at the Federal Communications Commission. Outside of the appearance of the Samsung GT-i9020, aka what could be the Nexus S, it was a tablet week at the FCC's certification labs. We spied the upcoming Sharp Galapagos and the AT&T and international version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab . Meanwhile, a couple of Kyocera handsets, Tracfone's simple Samsung SGH-T340G, and the Android-powered ZTE 003Z Libero, which is destined only for the Japanese market, represented the phone camp.
Because … Read more
Those who were wondering what happened to leftover Microsoft Kin devices that did not sell may have just gotten their answer.
The phones, which lasted less than two months on the U.S. market before being pulled ahead of an international launch, were presented to consumers as something in between a smartphone and a feature phone, offering up things like social networking and Microsoft's … Read more