While it's got Sync, tabs on top, and a menu button, Firefox still lacks one feature that all the other major browsers have in one form or another: the "speed dial." Originally from Opera, the feature is the visual implementation of your most recently or most frequently visited Web sites on the new tab page. Firefox add-ons have stepped up to fill the dial void, but implementation in each is uneven.
Casio goes Commando, the Nexus S heads for Sprint, the Droid Incredible 2 shows up, and our jaws drop at AT&T's audacious FCC filing.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
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The BlackBerry PlayBook finally arrives at CNET for review and Dialed In picks it apart to see what makes it tick. Sure, we're grumpy about a few things (like AT&T fudging on the BlackBerry Bridge app), but we did like the new tablet's browser. We also go 3D with the LG Slate, Nicole talks of her love for the LG G2x, and Sprint's CEO introduces a new eco-friendly phone while also complaining about AT&T. Bonnie was off on assignment so we didn't spend our usual 20 minutes piping her in from New … Read more
Wouldn't you know it, when our two high-tech methods for patching Bonnie in from New York failed, she had to turn to an old-fashioned desk phone to co-host Dialed In. Way to show your team spirit, Bonnie. Meanwhile, Kent breaks down the unusual, dual-screened Kyocera Echo, Bonnie lauds the HTC Sensation, Nicole picks apart RIM's chances for survival, and we all chime in to help two chat room regulars find the perfect phone across state and country lines.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
The latest stable version of Opera 11 debuts today with a faster Turbo, an expanded Speed Dial, and some plug-in tweaks. Opera 11.10 for Windows (download), Mac (download), and Linux (download), also makes a handful of other changes to the browser, notably adding in more HTML5 support, mail client improvements, an updated rendering engine, and better battery management on laptops.
The changes to Opera Turbo and Speed Dial are the most apparent changes in Opera 11.10. The Norwegian company says that Turbo is four times faster than before, and Opera spokesman Thomas Ford said that those speed improvements … Read more
Rumors of a dual-core HTC Sensation surface, plus we get a hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, take a look at the Samsung Gem, and more. Oh, and our namesake won a race! A horse race, that is.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
News New BlackBerry Touch (Monaco/Monza) photos leaked On Call: No more Mr. Nice Android? Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Prevail for Boost Mobile Unconfirmed report says HTC will unveil dual-core Sensation next week Sprint MiFi 3G/4G hot spot selling for $79.99 HTC Evo View 4G an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet? … Read more
We're all back from Orlando, Fla., and CTIA 2011, and we're joined in studio by our wonderful colleague at CNET News Maggie Reardon and our new technical producer Stephen Beacham. We have a lot to talk about in this week's podcast, including a little story about AT&T buying T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. You know, nothing major. Plus, we recap the highlights from CTIA and discuss our controversial Best of CTIA picks. So grab a seat, cell phone fans, and settle in for an action-packed episode of Dialed In.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) … Read more
It may be the calm before the CTIA storm next week in Orlando, Fla., but you'd think we were already in the thick of it, what with the tongue-lashing we give a certain carrier for its misleading promises. To go along with all this lightning and hot air is a strike in the right direction with the Thunderbolt 4G, which has given Bonnie some impressive speeds. Plus, there's good news for our neighbors to the north, an ambitious future for HP's WebOS, and our new slogan suggestion for AT&T.Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | … Read more
Call it valley between two trade shows, but the cell phone world is having a quiet week for a change. As we're three weeks past Mobile World Congress and two weeks to CTIA, cell phone makers must have their heads down planning what's to come. Yet, there was at least one piece of news that brought out the CNET readers in force this week. Indeed, Android fans and detractors were abuzz over a ComScore report that found that Android had grabbed the largest market share in the United States smartphone market in the three months ending January. It'… Read more
Opera announced today the opening of its own mobile app store.
The new online Opera Mobile store is offering both paid and free apps designed for a variety of phones, including those running Java, Symbian, BlackBerry, Android, and Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS. The company launched the new store with help from mobile app marketplace Appia, which provided the storefront e-commerce technology.
Opera is specifically looking to reach users of its own mobile browser by setting up the store's mobile Web site as a Speed Dial link. Opening the site on a mobile device prompts users to either select … Read more