As expected, HTC officially took the wraps off the HTC Touch Diamond at a press conference in London Tuesday and great googly moogly, does this thing look hot! Not only does it look sexy from the outside with its sleek, black casing, but the Touch Diamond also features a revamped TouchFlo 3D interface that gives you a more animated and easier way to access your contacts, messages, and other content. You can do all this via the Diamond's gorgeous 2.8-inch, 680x480 VGA (yes, that's right, VGA) touch screen; plus, there's a new touch-sensitive control below the … Read more
Vodafone is the latest cell phone company to get Apple's iPhone, the company said Tuesday.
Telecom Italia also said Tuesday it's going to sell the iPhone in Italy.
Vodafone will be distributing the iPhone in 10 countries, making this the first time that Apple has sold the phone through two different operators in the same market.
Vodafone subscribers will be able to get the iPhone in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa, and later this year in Turkey.
Almost a year after the iPhone hit store shelves in the U.S. … Read more
If there were a polar opposite to the sleek good looks of Philips' home phones, this might be it.
Granted, the "Pro Amplified Phone Center" may well be packed with useful functions, including four tone levels amplified up to 50 decibels for those who may be losing their hearing, according to GeekAlerts. (We were tipped off by the fact that this came from FirstStreet, the catalog that carries such items as the "Lite and Motion Head Lite Cap" in fulfilling its mission to serve "Boomers and Beyond.")
But does it have to look like … Read more
More than six years into the iPod era, Apple still stands atop the music player landscape. But what comes next?
Apple is at a crossroads in the evolution of the product that arguably saved its bacon. Without the iPod fueling Apple's profits and investments, we probably wouldn't have spent the past year talking about Apple's surging Mac business or its game-changing iPhone.
After years of double-digit gains, iPod growth has finally trailed off. The market is arguably saturated: do you know anyone who wants to take their music on the go who hasn't bought an MP3 … Read more
A day really doesn't go by these days without some kind of news involving the iPhone. The latest comes from a Chinese blog called Wretch.cc, which posted screenshots of a Chinese handwriting recognition function in the handset. This function was reportedly included in the new iPhone 2.0 beta firmware and verified by MacRumors. The handwriting recognition software reportedly allows users to writer characters on the screen with their fingers. Suggestions for the character will appear on the right of the panel where users can then pick the right one.
(Source: Crave Asia)
The Associated Press has created a news aggregation Web application called the Mobile News Network for the Apple iPhone.
The new mobile Web site is targeted at people who want access to international, national, and local news all the time. It aggregates news from more than 100 news publishers and offers text plus multimedia coverage including, photo galleries of sports events, and video coverage of the presidential campaign. The Web application is currently optimized for the iPhone, but the news service plans to add support for other smartphones in the future.
Let the Xperia hysteria begin. Thanks to loose-lipped mobile content provider Handango, we may now know the general launch date of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. According to a newsletter Handango sent out to its partners, the highly anticipated Windows Mobile smartphone will launch in "mid-September 2008" with the Handango InHand service onboard. The company also noted that if partners want their software to be considered for the catalog, it must support "International English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish," so presumably, the smartphone will be available in appropriate markets. Now, we're not taking this as … Read more
Samsung has launched a promotional Web site for its upcoming Instinct for Sprint. You can log on to see a full list of features and you can check out a photo gallery. Also, while the Web site doesn't specify a release date, you can sign up to reserve your very own Instinct. This is one phone we're definitely looking forward to reviewing; so far we can offer an Instinct video and an Instinct photo gallery. The iPhone-like Instinct made its debut last month at CTIA in Las Vegas.
Remember last October when T-Mobile launched the Samsung SGH-T639? Though the carrier lacked a 3G network at the time, the SGH-T639 debuted with support for 3G UMTS services. When we asked T-Mobile what was up, a representative responded by saying that the SGH-T639 "is positioned to be among the first devices to take advantage of a future UMTS network." No, we weren't satisfied with that answer, either.
Fact: HTC will hold a press conference in London tomorrow (May 6) to make an announcement that will highlight the "next wave of HTC innovation." Rumor: the company is expected to introduce the HTC Touch Diamond, the next-gen HTC Touch, as well as a couple of other possible smartphones. Now, we're not really ones to gossip but chances are fairly good that the Touch Diamond will, in fact, show its pretty face tomorrow.