Now that we've unburdened ourselves of several snide remarks about the Samsung-made Armani phone just released in Milan, it's only fair that we point to some photos of the hyped handset so you can judge for yourself. It's not that it's an unattractive phone, by any stretch--it's just that the Armani pales next to the ultra-high profile of the iPhone and even LG's Prada handset. And then there's the price: It's reportedly expected to go for 650 euros initially, or almost $920--over $100 more than the Prada and making the iPhone look … Read more
OK, kids--hope you've been nice this year, because here's something you might want to add to your holiday wish lists. Today, T-Mobile announced not one, but two new Sidekicks to be added to its lineup: the T-Mobile Sidekick LX and the T-Mobile Sidekick Slide.
Let's start with the latter since it brings something new to the mobile messaging device: a slide-up screen (all together now: oooohhh, ahhhh). Unlike previous models, which have been manufactured by Sharp/Danger, the Sidekick Slide is made by Motorola and features a smaller design. It measures 4.6 inches wide by 2.… Read more
BlackBerry users are getting a little more love these days. It hasn't been long since Opera Mini 4 Beta became compatible with the BlackBerry platform. Now The Gizmo Project, a free, all-in-one IM and VoIP client mash-up originally built for the desktop, has opened its doors to BlackBerrys too.
Here's what's in it for Gizmo Project Mobile Beta users--IMing other Gizmo, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and Google Talk users from your phone, plus free calls to fellow Gizmos.… Read more
If you hacked your iPhone to run other applications or use it on other networks, the iPhone Dev Team wants you to wait before installing Apple's forthcoming software update.
The group credited with opening up the iPhone to both application development and networks other than AT&T's says it will have a fix out next week that will allow you to restore that iPhone to its factory settings, according to a statement attributed to the group that was posted on The Unofficial Apple Weblog. On Monday Apple warned iPhone users who had installed software for unlocking their … Read more
If you're a user of the mobile versions of Google's Gmail, and Calendar, you'll know that they're incredibly useful if you're on a carrier with less than 3G data speeds. Not as useful as the full desktop browser versions, but great if you're out and about and need to check your calendar or inbox without having to rely on the sometimes clunky POP implementations on the built-in e-mail apps on some phones. Both services have received substantial mobile updates within the last few days, here's what's new:
Most mobile users like their converted videos like they like their phones: light, fast, and easy to get.
MediaCell Video Converter is a sweet app that achieves the former and shines with the latter. The program's ease at converting from a range of file types to your specific cell phone or PDA helped the program become the single most downloaded video product at CNET Download.com.
Check out MediaCell Video Converter in the video below, and don't forget to watch other informative First Look videos on a slew of users' favorite apps.
When the iPhone first hit store shelves, Apple was on top of the world. Not only did the company enjoy the biggest product release of the year, its stock price was on the rise, Mac sales were soaring and, for the first time, it looked like Apple might be able to supplant Dell and HP as the proven leader in the hardware business.
But just a few months later, it's amazing how quickly things have changed. Mac sales are still strong, but the iPhone has become the topic of heated debate, Apple has come under fire for dropping the iPhone price too early and too substantially, and its iTunes Store is under attack from content producers and new, formidable competitors.
Could it be that Apple has lost its touch and is doomed to follow the path of Microsoft--loved, highly regarded, then utterly hated? Will the Mac faithful finally lose confidence in the company it feels so strongly about? Even worse, will Apple's two big moneymakers--the iPhone and iTunes--meet an early demise? It could happen.… Read more
Back in early May, we fell in love with AT&T's RIM BlackBerry Curve for its best-of-breed design and well-rounded feature set. Now, Research in Motion and T-Mobile have released another version and we've fallen in love all over again. The RIM BlackBerry 8320 keeps the same great form factor of the original Curve but you now get integrated Wi-Fi for Web browsing and making calls. You also get popular instant messaging clients, a 2-megapixel camera, and just solid performance all around. You can read all the juicy details in our full review and don't forget … Read more
Apple issued a statement Monday afternoon warning users of unlocked iPhones that the next software update it ships will probably break their phones.
It's not clear how many people have unlocked their iPhone to run on networks other than AT&T's, but there has definitely been some interest among early adopters who want no part of AT&T's network. Most of those folks were always operating under the assumption that Apple might relock their iPhones with future software updates, but were they expecting Apple to actually disable the phone?
"Apple has discovered that many … Read more
Yawn. The Armani phone has been officially released at Milan Fashion week, but it hardly lived up to its posh surroundings.
The Tri-band phone Samsung is manufacturing for the designer was more pret-a porter than custom couture, as predicted earlier, having already been seen on the market (gasp) before the official unveiling. The specs, according to Pocket-lint, include a 2.6-inch QVGA display and 3-megapixel in a 0.4-inch-thick handset, along with a matching Bluetooth headset and leather carrying case.