You know, as much as I'm tempted to pepper this blog with all sorts of wacky Godfather references and lines, I'll spare you the pain and just give it to you straight. Nokia has released a special edition of its N73 multimedia smart phone to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece, The Godfather. The Nokia N73 Godfather edition is dressed in a chic black package and ships with a 256MB mini SD card that's preloaded with the original, full-length movie to watch on your phone. Know what else is cool? You can tell … Read more
Cingular has just launched the Nokia 2610, a simple candybar phone with a few basic features, but nothing too fancy. They include texting, e-mail, instant messaging, a mobile Web browser, a speakerphone, and support for MP3 ring tones.
The handset also includes Nokia's new Xpress Audio Messaging, which sounds like a fancy name for phone tag (it lets you send voice clips to one another). It's available for the low price of $19.99 with a two-year agreement and an online discount.
It's too bad Easter has come and gone, because these cases from Speck would fit nicely into a basket. And they're all less than 10 bucks--which is a rather respectable 50 to 70 percent off regular prices--so they're perfect for the less over-the-top gift-giving holidays. No matter: pick up one for your own gadget. Included in the sale are various protective covers for the iPod, select Motorola phones, the Sansa e200, and the Treo 650. Check it.
Make no mistake, this ain't your dad's Motorola Q. Today, Amp'd Mobile introduced its own, semirevamped version of the sleek Moto Q for all its young, future corporate-climbing subscribers. The Moto Q, Amp'd Edition keeps many of the features found on the Sprint and Verizon models, but it also has an enhanced Flash interface to give it a more hip, less business-y feel, and you get access to Amp'd's entertainment content. The smart phone also sports the newer black casing, supports Bluetooth stereo headsets, and comes with a 256MB mini SD card in the … Read more
Let's say you bought a new cell phone and you just got it home and out of the box. You've made a few calls and added your contracts but now what? How do you take that cell phone and truly make it yours? Perhaps you add an accessory like a Bluetooth headset, or you snap on a personalized faceplate for some bling. Or maybe you'd prefer some cool new ringtones of your favorite songs.
The choices are endless as a cell phone is one of the gadgets that can reflect your personal style. So if you're … Read more
iStockphoto, an online subsidiary of stock-art seller Getty Images, is taking its business to consumers. The company typically sells images to newspapers, ad agencies and others with a large appetite for photos and illustrations, but on Wednesday it announced a partnership with Amuse Entertainment Group to let ordinary folks download images to use as mobile phone wallpaper.
The companies began a pilot phase of the project in the United Kingdom. Subscribers using the Orange, O2, T-Mobile, 3, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone networks will be able to download images beginning in April.
The pilot could be expanded to the United States … Read more
The Motorola Ming (also known as the 1200) is nothing new, but without a supporting U.S. carrier the sexy phone has been a bit scarce in this country since its introduction last year. But this week we noticed that Moto is showing the Ming on its U.S. Web site with an invitation to learn more. Could this be a sign that the phone will move past pricey unlocked status to full carrier respectability? Besides asking us to register for more information, the page doesn't tell us much concerning availability. But we really hope we'll see more … Read more
At Palm's analyst and investor conference in New York Tuesday, CEO Ed Colligan announced the company is investing in a new Linux-based platform for its line of Treo smart phones.
Colligan said the Linux platform "will build a new foundation for Palm" and give the company, users and developers more flexibility.
The platform has been in development for "a number of years," he said, but emphasized repeatedly that Palm is still committed to the Palm OS and will continue to ship products based on that platform.
Those were the only details provided.
Access purchased PalmSource, … Read more
The release of Apple TV a few weeks ago has opened up an intriguing new possibility: streaming music from iTunes on your home computer to your cell phone.
No, Apple TV does not stream over the Internet or across a cellular phone network, but the SlingBox does. And Sling Media, the makers of the SlingBox, confirmed to CNET News.com on Monday that the company is working on making the Slingbox compatible with Apple TV. The most likely--and compelling--scenario would be to allow the streaming of Apple TV content (which is synched with a PC) to a mobile device.
"… Read more
At long last, the wait is finally over! Today, Nokia officially announced the U.S. availability of the much-coveted Nokia N95. You can get your hands on this hot little Symbian smart phone now, through Nokia's flagship stores, select wireless retailers, and online Nokia shops, all for a measly $750 for an unlocked version. *Gulp.* Some of the highlights of this all-in-one wonderphone include integrated GPS with navigation software, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 5-megapixel camera, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an innovative two-way slider design. The downside? No support for U.S. 3G networks. Ahh, man. So is it … Read more