Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’
  • PTT coming to Android. “Opus One” to bring Nextel their first taste of sophistication?
    by Mike
    Posted December 6th, 2009 at 10:58 am
    With the rest of the civilized world embracing Android at increasing paces, it only makes sense for Nextel to get in on the game at some point. With a network that isn't exactly known for it's speed and a handset lineup that always leaves most wanting more, hearing of a legitimate Android offering on Nextel is exciting. Exciting only for those who whether by choice or by corporate decree are enslaved to the aging network. Being on Nextel could only mean that the most likely (and actual) manu...
  • Revealing of HTC Hero successor to drop at Mobile World Congress this February.
    by Mike
    Posted December 5th, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    I've you've been in the Android game you know that even with the Droid's new higher spec'd, chiseled body, the HTC Hero still holds a firm grasp on many a geek's hearts. When it was released earlier this year, it was by far the nicest and best performing Android device. But as is customary in the mobile phone world, being on top doesn't last but a moment. That's why we have a bajillion different electronics trade shows to lust after day after day, looking for the next updated hardware or soft...
  • FCC puts Verizon under the microscope for excessive cancellation fees and “accidental data fees”
    by Mike
    Posted December 4th, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    Cancelling your cellphone contract use to come with a hefty fee of anywhere from $175 up to $200+. The carriers justified this fee by highlighting how customers buying subsidized phones and then canceling their contracts was killing their checkbooks. Then a revelation happened last year -- pro-rated cancellation fees starting at the same $175-$200 but decreasing by $5 each month were introduced meaning the longer you stayed in your contract, the lower the cancellation fee. It makes perfect se...
  • HTC Droid Eris joing 2.0 camp come Q1 of 2010
    by Mike
    Posted December 4th, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    Not too long ago , -- say a month -- I was trying to decide to I want slightly outdated Android 1.5 and an HTC device or new hotness with 2.0 and the Droid. I chose the Droid. Many others however went the more economical and picked up the cheaper Eris. and boy did they save. Initially only $99 to start with, having HTC's popular Sense UI and the firm understanding that Android 2.0 would eventually come to were reason enough. Your bet paid off. Verizon has made it known that by the end of Q1...
  • 800MHz, 3.8″ display packing Android device is fake.
    by Mike
    Posted December 4th, 2009 at 9:31 am
    That nifty Android device that pranced around here yesterday is nothing but a poser. Fake. Impostor. The device itself was pretty sleek looking. Sadly it just won't be. Sadness is overwhelming at this point I'm sure. Don't feel too bad. In another month we'll find some other gadget to lust over. At least be glad it's Friday... Phone Arena...
  • Verizon/Droid BOGO sale is Eris only. Ends Monday December 7th.
    by Mike
    Posted December 3rd, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    In what can be called a small letdown, that Verizon/Droid/Eris BOGO offer that floated out of GS late yesterday was a tad premature. Verizon is having a BOGO sale for Droids. There's just one small catch: it is not the Moto Droid but the Droid Eris. (I can already see how this whole Droid line/naming scheme is going to get hairy). The real terms of the deal are : "Buy any Moto Droid or Droid Eris and receive a free Droid Eris. Hmm, I can't argue with that! The Eris is still a mighty fine ...
  • Triple that iPhone battery of yours for $15!
    by Mike
    Posted December 3rd, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    iPhone users regardless of race, age, sex, etc. all have one thing in common -- their batteries could be better. iPhone batteries that is. Don't get me wrong, the iPhone does a great job of squeezing out the most juice possible with what it's given. But if you've ever seen a tear down or spec sheet of the iPhone/3G/3GS, you'll know "what it's given" isn't that much -- 1400mAh for the original iPhone and 1150mAh for the 3G/3GS. The 3rd party accessory market is full of battery extenders and c...
  • And the Droid becomes irrelevant — Mystery Moto Android device spied w/ 800MHz processor and 3.8″ display. [Update: FAKE]
    by Mike
    Posted December 3rd, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    [Update: It's fake folks. Pick your heart up from the bottom of the well named sorrow...] Well, it was fun being the king while it lasted. A few ever stealthy, ever persistent BGR ninjas sent in a couple shots of an unnamed Android device with Motorola branding. Is it any good? See ya later Droid -- this Mystery Moto device is said to have an 800MHz processor, 3.8" display, and 8 megapixel camera. I'm sure it won't be too long until we hear the rest of the specs. Anyone hoping this be...
  • iPhone selling like hot cakes in China — Hotcakes now equals 5 sales in two weeks.
    by Mike
    Posted December 3rd, 2009 at 10:41 am
    In a land of over 1 billion people, one would think that the iPhone could find at least some strong footing. The people of China have been begging for official support ever since the first gen iPhone became available way back in 2007. Now that it has, what does China Unicom have to show for it? 5 iPhones. Ok, so this number isn't the overall number of iPhones sold. Although. the fact that this number comes from the countries largest online iPhone retailer, TaoBao, sets a depressing tone for...
  • GeeksPhone One packaging seen out and about strutting it’s stuff.
    by Mike
    Posted December 2nd, 2009 at 10:21 pm
    Want the ultimate geek's phone? Then you have no other choice but to get the...GeeksPhone One. This low volume phone created by geeks for geeks is one of those rare projects by the open source community to bring something to market that is truly designed for picky few by the very people demanding such excellence. We've known it's been coming for some time. With the picture above showing off the packaging, we know it is now closer than ever. Some may discount the device because of the bo...
  • HTC Hero Euro-spec and Android 2.1 (Eclair) get some video action.
    by Mike
    Posted December 2nd, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    Android 2.1 is one of the most anticipated Android updates yet. For HTC Hero users even more so as they're currently stuck at the now old as dirt 1.5/Cupcake edition making 2.1 all the more sweeter. The video above shows an HTC Hero Euro-model packing Android 2.1 w/ Sense UI. It looks hot and performs well. There's only a few areas where some lag is noticeable. Though at this point in the game, lag shouldn't be non-existent. But I'll take what I can get for now. Watch the vid and leave ...
  • Verizon offering up Droid/Eris BOGO sale this Friday-Monday?! [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted December 2nd, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    If you were holding of on getting an Android device to see what was coming up late this year or just to save a few pennies, it looks like this weekend through monday (December 4-7th) will be your best chance yet. We can pretty much guarantee that the Passion is coming to Verizon late this year rockin' a Snapdragon processor and....need I say more? Snapdragon dreams aside, the Droid and Eris aren't bad phones by any means, each with plenty of life left in them. So what about this BOGO? It per...
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