12/09/2009, Are you dissatisfied with Android’s default keyboard? Well, you could always shell out £2 and pick up the Crocodile Keyboard (which we tipped you off about back in June) from the Android Marketplace. The main feature of this keyboard is that it the keys are triangularly shaped, giving you a lot more “dead space” between them. This layout will supposedly be much better for accuracy of hitting the correct keys. […]
12/09/2009, Those of you who have been patiently waiting for the pico projector-touting LG eXpo to show up on AT&T are in for a spot of bad news. It seems that the phone has been delayed due to some shipping issues. The good news is that it should only be delayed a few days, so it’s not the end of the world (we hope). In case you forgot, the phone will […]
12/09/2009, While it seems like an almost impossible task, the Motorola Droid has managed to beat Apple’s iPhone and take the title of Time Magazine’s 2009 Gadget of the year. That being said, Droid is new and exciting, and this year Apple’s iPhone still came in fourth, which just goes to show that the competition in the mobile phone scene, and in the hearts and minds, is really heating up. The […]
12/09/2009, Orange just launched its app store called App Shop in France and the U.K, more European countries will follow soon. The new service will be available to more than one million devices and will serve 5000 products like applications, ringtones or wallpapers (funny that they call that APP store). The proportion of each category is unknown at this point, but I suspect that there are relatively few actual applications, and […]
12/08/2009, Your everyday Bluetooth headset is pretty much rendered useless whenever you need to take your bike out for a ride no thanks to the ways helmets fit snugly around your head. BlueAnt has an idea to circumvent this situation with their Stereo F4 Interphone kit which comes with a weatherproof Bluetooth device that is located right outside the helment, featuring a set of thin headphones and a microphone on the […]
12/08/2009, Samsung’s M5650, also known as Lindy, will be hitting Europe pretty soon. It is more or less a better version of the S3650 (aka Corby), featuring an upgraded 3-megapixel camera, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, a front-facing VGA camera and dedicated music control keys. You also get a resistive touchscreen display instead of the capacitive one found in the Corby. A Portugal site has pointed to $220 as the price point […]
12/08/2009, Acer’s maiden entry into the world of Android smartphones has resulted in the Liquid A1 being shipped in the UK, retailing for £339.99 and £328.99 and Expansys and Clove, respectively. With that kind of dough, you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 3.5″ WVGA capacitive touchscreen display, quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE and triband (900/1900/2100) HSDPA, Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR connectivity alongside a 5-megapixel camera. The user interface itself has not undergone […]
12/08/2009, VMWare has plans to develop virtualization technology which enables a couple of operating systems to run simultaneously on a single cellphone. They are currently not at the promised land just yet, but are slowly working towards that direction by optimizing the virtualization technology in order for the incoming/outgoing data from each OS to be managed efficiently and securely, while ensuring that switching from one OS to another will be a […]
12/08/2009, Motorola knows that the world is their oyster, and has hence made a push to release their Android-powered Motorola MT710 in China as a keyboard-less variant of Verizon’s Motorola DROID in that part of the world. December 28th will be when China Mobile launches the Motorola MT710, where Motorola hopes to tap into a phenomenally huge market of 510 million wireless subscribers that are currently with China Mobile.
12/08/2009, The Sea Star CoolC99 phone has got to be one of the tardiest handsets you have ever laid your eyes upon – don’t deny it. It resembles a star (or perhaps, the manufacturer meant starfish but somehow got lost in translation?), boasting faux diamonds embedded upon its surface to reflect colorful lights to make you look more like a desperate diva than anything else. Features include a tiny 1.3″ touchscreen […]
12/08/2009, Word has it that Nokia has announced its 5800 Navigation Edition and E72 Stateside, where the former is going for $299 while the latter retails for $469, with both being unlocked units. Those who pick up the 5800 Navigation Edition while activating their Ovi Store account before December 31st will also benefit from a $50 Visa prepaid gift card. Are you still going to consider these smartphones, or do you […]
12/08/2009, We knew that the Motorola Droid 2.0.1 firmware would be coming really soon, and it seems that some folks have already started to receive the update on their retail units today. This firmware update should tackle a wide variety of problems including stability, battery life, better camera and call quality, faster visual voicemail. If you own a Motorola Droid, keep an eye open. Do let us know after you’ve tested […]
12/08/2009, Do you think that typing on your iPhone is a chore? Well, in that case you should check out the Dragon Dictation for the iPhone, which is currently free (for a limited time). Nuance’s Dragon Dictation for the iPhone uses the company’s Naturally Speaking engine to allow to the phone to translate what you’re saying. Since there isn’t real multitasking in the iPhone just yet, the program uses the clipboard […]
12/08/2009, Google Maps 3.3 is now available for Android-powered mobile phones and the main feature of this version is its ability to allow users to search what businesses are nearby. The nearby feature allows you to be in an unfamiliar place and use the phone to find out what’s nearby in the menu. Seems like something really handy, don’t you think? Check out the full details here.