Mobile World Congress 2011 is over, and the gang's back together once again, but before we say adios to MWC, we thought it'd be good to recap some of the highs and lows of the show. Plus, Nokia may have signed on with Microsoft and Windows Phone 7, but the Finnish handset manufacturer says it's still committed to Symbian. We discuss their future, as well as RIM's, and much more (hologram phones!) on this week's episode of Dialed In.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) … Read more
The avalanche of smartphone and tablet news from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week is fast and furious; we have to cover our heads to keep our noggins from caving in. While Kent and Bonnie wrap up their enormous coverage in Spain, Nicole, CNET contributing blogger Scott Webster, and I hold down the fort stateside and bring you the biggest product news and stories--including the "PlayStation phone," the "Facebook phone," and the "phone without a phone."Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) … Read more
It's one of the craziest weeks ever in cell phone land. Not only are Kent and Bonnie packing for Mobile World Congress, but we also had two big-time press events from Sprint and HP. Sprint's new device is the dual-screen Kyocera Echo. We admit it doesn't look like much right now, but that didn't stop magician David Blaine from showing up at the unveiling. HP gave us a better show with its new Pre 3 and Veer and the company made every effort to remind us that the Palm name no longer exists.
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It's yet another busy week in the mobile world, with the Google launch of the Android Market Web store, a preview of a 3D smartphone from LG, and a couple of 4G phones from T-Mobile and AT&T. Oh, and apparently we're a Triple Crown contender in the Kentucky Derby! Sort of.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
News Google announces Web-based Android Market Android Market Web Store photos BlackBerry Curve Touch in the works? LG to demo Optimus 3D in Barcelona Virgin introduces Kyocera S2100 for PayLo … Read more
Today's podcast is a laugh riot. OK, not really, but it's certainly action-packed. We kick things off by addressing the rumors of a Facebook phone and reports that the BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps. We also sort through the carriers' confusing smartphone data plans and take a look at the phones from Motorola's past, present, and future. All this plus the latest reviews and reader e-mails on this week's episode of Dialed In.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
After a few episodes where Bonnie Bear had to stand in for the real Bonnie, we actually got to see and hear our favorite New Yorker this week. She was on hand to bring us the latest Sprint and Samsung news before Jessica and Nicole hashed it out over the BlackBerry Playbook. Elsewhere in the podcast, Kent threatened to use Benito's new phone to hammer a nail, Bonnie downplayed her Spanish prowess, and Jessica planned world domination.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
We had a pretty mighty haul of cell phone and smartphone news, what with a killer CES barely in our rearview mirror and Verizon's "big reveal" yesterday of the iPhone 4 coming to its network. In fact, we should congratulate ourselves on a job well done for surviving both events with just mild cases of the "nerd flu." In this episode, Bonnie recounts being live at Lincoln Center for the iPhone 4 unveiling. Meanwhile, Nicole cautions new iPhone 4-seekers to wait, and Kent berates Samsung for its worst cell phone name yet.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) … Read more
Android and 4G were the big themes here at CES, with several smartphone announcements from Motorola, HTC, LG, and more. We go over the Best of CES nominees and also mention the Verizon event next week that may or may not feature a certain Apple product.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
I want you to consider very carefully where you keep your cell phone.
It seems, you see, that an Illinois man whose choice it was to keep his cell phone in his back pocket, made himself to appear something of a butthead, when a SWAT team came to call.
The Chicago Tribune has no end of delight in offering that this gentleman, who surprisingly remains anonymous, made an accidental call to his wife.
Or rather his bottom did, as it rolled over the phone in his back pocket and depressed the key for the last number dialed.
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Another year is in the books, but before we shut the door on 2010 and sign off for the holidays, we wrap up some of the latest cell phone news and reviews. Plus, we give you a preview of what to expect from CES 2011. From LTE handsets to dual-core Android phones, it's shaping up to be a very busy show, and we'll be there to report on all the action, so be sure to tune in on Friday, January 7 at 2 p.m., PT for special broadcast of Dialed In live from Las Vegas. Finally, we … Read more