While LG, Samsung, and Huawei still had enough tricks up their sleeves to announce more new products, it was Nokia's unveiling of five phones that took up most of the chatter for the second day of the show.… Read more
If you take Andy Rubin at face value, one of the smartest technologists of our day is having a tough time accepting the implications of his own creation.
In Barcelona, Google's Android chief was talking up the latest activation numbers at the Mobile World Congress today when he mentioned that Android wasn't "being built to change the dynamics of the industry."
Pardon my sarong?
Can't make it to Barcelona, Spain, this year for Mobile World Congress? Don't fret, just check out the latest episode of Dialed In. We chat about all the phone news to come out so far at MWC including quad-core handsets from HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony, and newcomer Huawei. … Read more
We may be a few months away from seeing the official announcement for the Samsung Galaxy S III handset, but that's certainly not going to stop the rumor mill from churning out new details.
Case in point: a list of specs for the Galaxy S III surfaced over the weekend and provided a rather complete picture for what will undoubtedly be one of the most popular Android smartphones of the year.
BARCELONA--Bill Ford, bitten by the Silicon Valley bug, has dreams of a fast-moving Detroit at the heart of a radical overhaul of personal transportation.
As the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company and great grandson of the company founder Henry Ford, he's got deep roots in a century-old industry. Ford predicts a future, though, in which computing and communications technology is no longer an accessory but instead a primary part of a car, and in which the auto industry works on the same time scales as the electronics industry.
There was a time when technology suppliers would have a … Read more
Some people like to be judged on the number of apps on their iPhones and iPads.
Each is a badge of honor and a sign of extreme modernity.
And yet some apps might not be quite as wonderful as advertised. Please ask Robert Kerr, landlord of an apartment in Nottingham, England.
Police broke into his apartment in the belief that he was harboring a stolen iPhone. This was such a serious case that they broke down his front door, causing 500 pounds (around $750) worth of damage.
These police officers seemed unconcerned about any damage caused because the iPhone's … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain--Android is far behind Apple's iPad in total units sold, but Andy Rubin says 2012 could be the year where that changes.
Speaking today at Mobile World Congress in Barcleona, Google's Android chief said that users have activated 12 million Android-based tablets so far. According to The Verge, which first reported on his comments, Rubin said that the figure was "not insignificant, but less than I'd expect it to be if you really want to win" the tablet market.
That might be an understatement. During the fourth quarter of 2011 alone, Apple sold over … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain--Intel has unveiled a number of new partnerships and chips as the company, which is dominant in the PC business, attempts to find the same success with mobile devices.
Intel said today it is working with ZTE, Lava International, and Orange on handsets, and with Visa on a multiyear partnership to build a mobile-payment service together. It also unveiled a trio of new Atom chips to fill out its mobile-centric product portfolio.
"We're not a stranger to the mobile market," CEO Paul Otellini said during a press conference at the Mobile World Congress trade show. He … Read more
There's no doubt that LG made a splash with its sexy and consolidated new smartphone lineup. Inside these cutting-edge handsets are coveted components such as Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core processor, HD displays, 3D capabilities, and even "phablet"-style functionality like arch-rival Samsung's Galaxy Note.
Take a virtual spin of LG's slick mobile devices to see what you make of these products. Then be sure to view our Mobile World Congress page for all the phone news rolling out of Barcelona this week. … Read more
Microsoft's multibillion-dollar Skype acquisition is starting to pay off.
The software giant today announced that Skype for Windows Phone Beta is now available. Windows Phone 7 device owners can opt to download the software directly to their device or from the Marketplace on their PC.
Skype for Windows Phone Beta comes with features one might expect, including free audio and video calls to other Skype users over 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi, as well as the ability to call landlines or mobile phones for a fee. Group chats and one-to-one instant messaging are also available.… Read more