A company called iSkoot says it can turn an inexpensive feature-phone into a Web-enabled device for checking Facebook updates and Twittering friends.
Jonathan Abrams' latest project raises seed round from investors including 500 Startups' Dave McClure.
GigaOm said Thursday that Skype will announce an application for the Apple device at the CTIA Wireless tradeshow in Las Vegas next week.
The worldwide recession will mean gloomier-than-expected sales for all cell phone makers and devices in 2009, say market research firms.
An eco-friendly texting phone, the midrange Samsung Evergreen is comfortable and easy to use, although its mediocre call quality and plastic backing cheapen the feel.
Media pundits are out-forecasting one another with predictions of consumer and marketing trends for 2008.
The Samsung Intensity II is a good midrange phone for teens, thanks to its various social networking and communications tools. While there are some drawbacks, the moderate price is a draw.
Viewers submitted their favorite apps for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Nokia and iPhone.
Though we're not in love with the design and would have liked some additional features, the real beauty of the T-Mobile G1 is the Google Android platform, as it has the potential to make smartphones more personal and powerful. That said, it's not quite there yet, so for now, the G1 is best suited for early adopters and gadget hounds, rather than consumers and business users.