Though sales of the Nexus One aren't exactly booming, perhaps the addition of the AT&T and Rogers Wireless models of the Android smartphone might give Google a boost. That's right: available immediately, you can now get a version of the Nexus One that is compatible with AT&T's and Rogers' 3G networks (850/1900/2100MHz). Aside from the different 3G bands, the handset looks to be the same as the T-Mobile/unlocked version we reviewed back in January. The Nexus One is available directly from Google for $529 without a contract.
Well, that was fast. Just last week we speculated that Opera Software would release the final versions of their latest beta Web browsers in time for the CTIA cell phone conference in late March. Instead, Opera released them a week earlier than we predicted. Tuesday morning, Opera turned its Mini 5 beta 2 and Mobile 10 beta into the company's latest stable versions of its mobile Web browsers.
For those who have been following along, the newly finalized Opera Mobile 10 and Opera Mini 5 hew close to the beta versions. They don't receive any new … Read more
It appears many BlackBerry users aren't married to their choice of smartphones.
The company has succeeded by putting the low-cost but functional wireless devices into the hands of mid-level execs with no previous smartphone experience. BlackBerry wasn't much (for the most part) of an innovator technologically as it was in business and that's OK. As a nerd, though, it's the tech that appeals to me, and that's why I go for things like my iPhone. And I'm not the only one.
LAS VEGAS--The next generation of Windows Phone, due out toward the end of the year, is a big focus at Microsoft's Mix conference here this week, and I'm starting to learn a few things about how Windows Phone 7 Series will--and won't--be different from the Zune HD.
Windows Phone 7 Series, the next-generation mobile-phone platform from Microsoft, is set to offer a great value to music fans: every phone will basically include the complete functionality of the Zune HD. Joe Belfiore, Windows Phone program management vice president, on Monday confirmed that the Zune HD's wireless sync--one of my favorite features--will be carried forward to the phone platform.
When you bring your phone home and plug it in, it will automatically scan local wireless networks to see if it recognizes your home Wi-Fi network. If it finds it, and your PC is turned on, the Zune software will launch and automatically do a two-way sync of all your music, videos, and pictures. … Read more
Based on recent leaks, a pair of HTC handsets, the Supersonic and Incredible, appear all but ready to ship. The Google Android smartphones have appeared in the wild and they look like final products.
A handful of pictures of the Incredible trickled out early last week from a Twitter user known as DevDroid. As you can see in the image, the handset is black with red accents. Though the color scheme doesn't resemble anything else HTC has done lately, it does have an air of Verizon Wireless about it. According to rumors, the Incredible runs Android 2.1 with … Read more
The stock Palm Pre has an adequate but ho-hum 500MHz processor inside with 256MB or RAM. And even the Palm Pre Plus simply doubles the RAM. So how would the Pre run with a much faster processor? Now we know.
One modder overclocked his Pre (18.104.22.168 software) from 500MHz to 800MHz. He lost a good deal of battery life. And the phone persistently ran warm. Chances are the phone may one day get so hot it melts his Hanes to his hip.
But hey, marginally faster performance. You can't beat that. If you're interested, download … Read more
This week's tip will make you a faster typist on your iPhone. Rapidly select symbols from the iPhone virtual keyboard and return to typing letters in mere seconds.
If you are typing a note, e-mail, etc., you can rapidly add a period, comma, question mark, or other symbol by pressing and holding the 123 key. Then, without lifting your finger, slide it over to the character you need and let go. You'll get that character and find yourself back in letter mode on the virtual keyboard, where you can rapidly type out the rest of that sentence or … Read more
Earlier this week, Opera Software released Opera Mini 5 beta for Android, a vast improvement to the version 4.2 browser that had previously been available for Android. Opera Mini 5 beta isn't new to the scene--it's been out for some months on Java phones, BlackBerry, and interestingly, it just hopped on board Windows phones.
In this First Look video, we take you on a hands-on tour of Opera's slick-looking browser alternative for Android smartphones, which is available for free in the Android Market or by downloading it from www.opera.com/mini/next/.
Right now the Interwubs are all a-flutter with rumors about the forthcoming version 4 of the iPhone OS. Chief among these tittle-tattles is that it will include the ability to multitask, something other advanced phone operating systems can do that the iPhone can't, much to the chagrin of its users.
Other rumors include an updated interface with widgets in addition to apps; speed improvements; and a lock screen that displays texts, e-mails, and other alerts.
There are more things Apple could do to the OS within the constraints of the current hardware, and we'd like to know what … Read more
Earlier this week, we shared 10 ways that Google's Android operating system beats the iPhone. And now, as promised, we offer 10 ways that the iPhone fights back. Even as Android continues to gather steam, Apple's device still can hold its own in a number of areas like the music player, app selection and video recording feature. We're not saying the iPhone is better, but we want to acknowledge the strengths of each competitor. So for the full story, check out our slideshow.