Here's a strange phone design: the LG Doubleplay is a boring-looking Android phone with a slide-out keyboard, until you notice that there's a small touchscreen smack-dab in the middle of that keyboard.
If you've got a phone that was provided by your job, you know that your data and phone aren't really yours. It's an annoying thing to have to worry about, with non-work-related emails easily accessible to your office's IT guy. But AT&T's new Toggle lets you balance things a bit better.
Some scientist are predicting that we won't have any real answers from the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva until 2012, but in the meantime you can peek in on how things work via your Android smartphone.
A few days ago, Samsung pushed out a teaser video for a new smartphone it plans to unveil on October 11. Nobody thought much of video at first, but an intrepid fan stitched together several frames from the video and managed to get the above render. Is this the Nexus S successor, the Nexus Prime?
Editor's Note: With respect to Steve Jobs, we'd like to be clear that this post was written before his death. The criticism here would not change, but there are no parallels between Stewart's take on the iPhone 4S and what's happened. As I mentioned I might be when last I bloviated about the new, then-pending iPhone: Disa-POINT-ed. I've GOT an iPhone 4. I don't WANT another iPhone 4. I've waited patiently for 18 months, a third longer than necessary, just to be told I can get ANOTHER iPhone 4? Seriously, a 3.5-inch screen? That's practically a peep hole compared to today's Android phones, which all seem to have 4-inch screens, and the Galaxy S II models from Sprint and upcoming from T-Mobile have 4.52-inch screens — that's more than an inch larger than iPhone 4S's suddenly dwarfish display. And you're trying to tell me I won't be able to tell the difference between 3G 14.4 Mbps EV-DO or HSPA and HSPA+, LTE or WiMAX? Really? Sure, and Charley Parker and Kenny G? Both saxophonists, no difference. And we're supposed to seduced by Siri? She looks and sounds clever, but all I can think about is Skynet, and I get the sense I'll feel and look as silly talking to my iPhone as Scotty did in Star Trek IV talking to a Mac through the mouse. "Computer?" Now, if Siri had Majel Barrett's voice All I can say is, horse pettuties. Okay, all I can say that is printable. So is there anything good about the iPhone 4S? Yeah, a couple of things.
Well, it's about time Google came to its senses and brought Chrome, its powerful and streamlined desktop browser, to its army of Android smartphones. Who wants some Chrome to go?
How big is too big when it comes to a tablet? 12 inches, maybe? How about 23 inches? Because that's how big the Megapad is.
Still bragging about that dual-core processor in your smartphone? The world's best iPhone imitators, Meizu, is striking first, with the world's first quad-core smartphone. The Meizu MX is the successor to the M9 (you know, the iPhone knockoff that people in China camp out for) and it's going to be cost a pretty penny.
Note to phone manufacturers: want folks to write about your shiny new phone? Put an attractive person battling robotic gladiators (that are actually pretty decently rendered) in it.
RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps later this year after a software update. That much we do know. Now, Bloomberg reports that all QNX-based BlackBerry smartphones will run Android apps as well. Is it time for RIM to throw in the towel and build BlackBerries using the Android OS?