Yes, we know Apple will launch the iPhone in June but it's still up in the air exactly when in June that will be. Though we've made previous guesses that the unveiling could be June 11 or June 15 (both dates are during Apple's WWDC) the company as of this week still hasn't confirmed the iPhone's birthday. In a statement related to the Leopard delay, Apple made references to late June only. "iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned," … Read more
Ahh, I can just hear all the tweeners now asking mommy and daddy for this new phone. Yes, today T-Mobile introduced the new T-Mobile Sidekick iD, a watered-down and more affordable version of the Sidekick 3. The Sidekick iD features a customizable exterior to match your "style, mood, or that evening's outfit," and strips out the 1.3-megapixel camera, music player, Bluetooth, and expansion slot found on its bigger brother. Other highlights include:Support for AIM, Yahoo, and Windows Live instant messaging clients, e-mail, and a full HTML Web browser Exchangeable bumpers in black, yellow, blue, white, … Read more
These three slick Windows Mobile handsets are the latest tasty offerings from Orange. Pictured left to right, there's the SPV M700, SPV E600 and the SPV E650. All of these handsets are rebranded HTC devices with some minor aesthetic changes.
The Orange SPV M700 (aka the HTC P3600) has a glossy black casing, and as with all of Orange's smart phones, comes with Orange's personal touch, which mainly involves putting its logo everywhere. It packs 3G, HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, making it a good choice if you need to email at every possible moment.
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It's bad enough to be perennially paranoid about the status of one's home, scoping out all makes and numbers of cameras to keep an eye on your property while you're at the office. But anxiety levels rise exponentially when you're away for extended periods or have a vacation home to worry about. Cameras may be useful for limited surveillance but can't detect all the physical threats to your abode, such as those from the elements.
It's not Friday the 13th yet, but Cingular Wireless customers in Northern California have been hit with an outage that has shut down the carrier's network. As of 6pm PST today, customers aren't able to dial from their phones and calls to some Cingular customers aren't going through either. A few people have told us that it's even impossible to call customer service from their phones. Of course that makes things a bit tricky when you need to call customer service to get information about the problem.
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Both Cingular and Verizon Wireless have pulled back from the kid-focused cell phone market as of this week. Verizon has completely halted production of the LG Migo VX1000, while Cingular will only sell its Firefly handsets through its online store (The Firefly will continue to be sold in big U.S. retailers like Wal-Mart and Target). Verizon says that it appears the LG VX3450L has taken the Migo's place -- the LG VX3450L is identical to the LG VX3450 but it has support for Chaperone, a Verizon service that lets parents keep close tabs on their kids. It appears … Read more
I picked up the latest 2007 Consumer Reports guide this week and went straight to their selections for the best quality cell phones. Yet I found myself a little perplexed by some of the top picks. Not only are many of the fave handsets over a year old, which is somewhat understandable given that the publication probably has a long lead time, but there were also several selections that I just couldn't agree with.
We were a little concerned when we didn't see the Samsung SCH-i760 at CTIA this year, but looks like this smart phone will see the light of day. According to Boy Genius Report, the Samsung i760 has been given the FCC stamp of approval, clearing the way for a U.S. release on either Verizon Wireless' or Sprint's network. There hasn't been a ton of information on this device, including specifics on pricing and release date, but we do know it will run Windows Mobile 6 and has a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0, 128MB of … Read more
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.