Today, Motorola showed off a portfolio of new and some not-so-new cell phones and smart phones at a press event in New York. Along with the unveiling of the Razr 2, the company announced that the Motorola Q 9 (nee Motorola Q q9) would be available starting this week...in Italy. What the?! Motorola said it expected the Q 9 to ship in other parts of the world this summer, and let's hope this includes the United States. The Moto Q 9 will run Windows Mobile 6 and support HSDPA/UMTS networks for data speeds of up to 3.… Read more
The Boy Genius got his hands on a Cingular/AT&T sales brief for the upcoming Apple iPhone. Though we don't know for sure if the document is legit, it doesn't have any red flags that would denote it as a fake. And while it doesn't answer the biggest iPhone question (the release date), it predicts the handset's software will be five years ahead of any cell phone.
According to the document, presales of the iPhone will not be allowed, and there will be no waiting lists for interested customers. The document then repeats the … Read more
Apple won't say exactly when the iPhone will arrive, and you won't find it in any of AT&T's wireless stores, but eBay sellers are taking orders.
Apple's 8GB iPhone is available from several eBay sellers who promise to ship the coveted phone within 30 days of the date the item is purchased or when the listing ends, in line with eBay's policies on pre-sale listings. The iPhones went up for sale over the weekend, and several auctions are ending today with winning bids around $1,000--well over the starting prices of $499 and $599. … Read more
The iPhone isn't even here yet, but a newly revealed patent filing could shed light on Apple's next move.
The filing--which we noticed on Unwired View directed by Crunchgear--shows what an iPod Nano would look like with a touch screen on the back of the player. The touch screen interface looks quite a bit like the iPhone, with a QWERTY keyboard and phone pad dialer as options that can be brought to the surface, suggesting that the next iPhone might be smaller and thinner than the current plan.
Apple patent filings (check out the headache-inducing wording used … Read more
That loud creaking noise you hear is the sound of enormous floodgates opening: The era of the iPhone accessory has arrived.
Not even a full day has passed since we mentioned that the first cases for the iPhone were on the market, and already two more are supposedly rushing our way from an outfit called BeyzaCases. Gear Diary says these models come in leather and a lot more colors than the first batch.
Now can we please see the phone before we get any more accessories?
I don't know about you, but I'm more excited about the Helio Ocean than Apple's iPhone. Call me a heretic if you must, but I like a phone that has a QWERTY keyboard and 3G support but doesn't cost an arm and a leg. So, I was stoked to see a rumor that the Ocean will be launched as early as May 21.
After all, it took only about 5 minutes for a Bluetooth headset to come out. Such is the perverse order of events in the world of high tech, where accessories can often precede the star attraction. But we digress.
EBcases has released two new lines, the eNovo iPhone Clip and the eCopilot, according to Textually.org and iPhoneFreak. The Copilot is offered only in "Rouge," but the eNovo case comes in a … Read more
If anything can be said of the people at SMS Technology, it's that they don't waste any time. Only two months after the appearance of their "world's smallest phone"--a Dick Tracy-style watch communicator--the Australian company has already filed for a next-generation version that some say looks like an iPhone for the wrist.
Gadgetell reports that plans for the "M500," as it's called, have been filed with the FCC and that it includes "all your basic phone functions plus SMS texting, audio, video and Bluetooth." It also alsos feature a … Read more
OMG, an iPhone photo!
Apple fanatics who can't wait for the June launch of Apple's new iPhone got a little treat to tease them over the weekend: a photo allegedly taken with an iPhone popped up on Flickr.
The photo has since been taken down, but the data included with the images suggests it was taken with one of the as yet unreleased devices, and the specs seem to match with what Apple has promised for the iPhone. The photographer is apparently an Apple employee, but many bloggers noted that the EXIF data posted on Flickr can be … Read more
So, what applications would you like to see on the iPhone or Apple TV?
Apple will develop new software applications and features for the products over time, and make those available for free, it said Tuesday during its earnings call. It's all related to some complicated accounting mumbo-jumbo that annoyed MacBook users back in January and February when they had to pay $1.99 to unlock a faster Wi-Fi chip they didn't even know they had.
By telling people the new stuff is coming up front--and by waiting to recognize a portion of the revenue from each sale--Apple … Read more