08/11/2011, It looks like thieves need to be a little more careful the next time they decide to steal a smartphone. The folks over at GadgetTrak, the creators of the smartphone tracking software, have reported that their software is currently leading authorities to a thief suspected of stealing a smartphone from a Sprint store.
08/04/2011, Hate getting lost at the mall looking for a certain store or restaurant? Instead of having to traverse all the way to the concierge at ground floor to ask for a map, why not pull out your smartphone instead? Thanks to the folks over at Microsoft, finding out where you need to go in a mall is just a website away because they have launched mall maps for Bing Mobile. […]
08/03/2011, Huawei has just announced the launch of a new smartphone to its high-end Android lineup. Called the Huawei Vision, this Android-powered device will come with some pretty decent specs to match its sleek curves. The Huawei Vision will run on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8255 processor, pack a 3.7″ display, a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of […]
07/27/2011, Waiting for an Android device from Samsung that features a high-res screen? You might be in for a treat. The folks over at T-Store, a Korean app market lists an unannounced Samsung device with the model number SHV-E120S in its Developer Center. You might ask, what’s so great about this unknown, mysterious device?
07/21/2011, As of now there are countless numbers of apps that help users deal with the problem of lost or stolen phones. It’s time to add one more to the list with an offering from Ireland called Mobile Superhero from Yougetitback. Available as a premium service for $28 (19.99 EUR) a year or $2.8 (1.99 EUR) a month, Yougetitback Mobile Superhero is designed to keep all data on your phone out […]
07/20/2011, If you prefer corded earphones instead of Bluetooth headsets when it comes to hands-free kits for your phones, you probably know what it’s like to get your earphones tangled up with your keys and other objects in your pocket or bag. To deal with this problem, we’ve come up with solutions like wrapping the cords of the headset around something, or placing it in a separate bag – but it’s […]
07/15/2011, While smartphones can pretty much do anything right now, there’s one thing it can’t do: smell. But according to some researchers, that may end pretty soon. Luc Van den hove, president of nanoelectronics research firm IMEC recently stated that we’ve reached a point where we can now build smell sensors small enough to be implemented into smartphones. Now why would anybody want smell sensors in our phones? Well, these smell-capable […]
07/12/2011, Tired of receiving unwanted calls on your Google Voice number? Well, the folks over at Google have come up with a way to stop that from happening. Google has just updated the Google Voice service to support Global Spam Filtering. Whenever you get a call from a telemarketer or a random number who keeps asking for the wrong person, stopping them from ever calling again is just as easy as […]
07/01/2011, The verykool i610 handset from InfoSonics might sound as though it is the next big thing, but unfortunately from the specifications that we’re about to announce, it isn’t that cool after all. This is a 2G feature phone at best, sporting a QWERTY keyboard in an upgrade to the i600. The 2.2″ TFT LCD display is almost archaic, and a 1.3-megapixel CMOS camera makes us feel as though the i610 […]
06/29/2011, In today’s world where we have wireless Bluetooth headsets, there really isn’t a need for wrist watch phones that were made popular in movies and comics of the past. But the novelty of speaking into a watch never seems to fade, and companies are constantly cashing in on the trend. Latest to join the party is the Burg 5 Watch. All you have to do is plug a SIM card […]
06/22/2011, In addition to the Xperia ray, Sony Ericsson introduced yet another phone to its Xperia line up. This time it’s the Xperia active – an Android phone with a rugged design to match consumers’ active lifestyles. With a small form factor that is reminiscent of some old school feature phones from the company, it features a rugged-looking body that’s more than just about looks. The compact smartphone has a 3″ […]
06/16/2011, Syncing your mobile device with your computer by clicking some buttons on an app is so yesterday – at least according to Tsung-Hsiang Chang, a graduate student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory; and Yang Li, a Google employee. The two of them managed to develop a system that allows users to sync their devices just by using the phone’s camera.
06/16/2011, Are you one of those folks who love steampunk devices, but don’t really see the practical aspect of incorporating such designs in this day and age? Well, since the smartphone is more or less extremely pervasive amongst ordinary folks these days, it makes perfect sense then for someone like designer Richard Clarkson to come up with a steampunk look of a cell phone – where it is essentailly a portable […]
06/16/2011, The folks over at Pocket-lint managed to get their hands on mystery LG device at the Orange and Kineto Wireless event in London this week, and judging by the photographs, it looks like a very interesting phone. In the history of Android devices so far, there haven’t been many ground breaking designs, especially in recent months (bar the Kyocera Echo of course), they all look like black rectangular slabs with […]