After years of speculation and drool-worth fan renderings, the mythical PlayStation Portable phone finally shows its face in what are believed to be real photos of a prototype. This is not the PSP2, but a completely different beast. Sony Ericsson is going to be so pissed when it sees these shots plastered all over the Internet.
In recent years, if a gadget could be "jailbroken" or hacked to run code that the manufacturer or provider didn't approve, it instantly gained geek cred. T-Mobile's newest smartphone, the G2 is receiving large heaps of praise for its solid and spacious keyboard, smooth Android OS and a solid camera with flash. Techies have now learned that when you try to modify its software, the phone automatically resets to factory settings.
Motorola, energized by the success of its Droid smartphones, is taking on some big fish. The company's just-announced Droid Pro is clearly targeting RIM's BlackBerry phones and their vast business user base, and Moto thinks it has the key ingredient to do it: security.
The feature that was originally supposed to keep the iPhone from winning in Japan--lack of an electronic wallet function common to most Japanese phones--proved to be meaningless in the end. Nevertheless, KDDI is hanging the fortunes of its new Sharp IS03 on the fact that it is the country's first smartphone with an electronic wallet feature.
Most of us know the drill, you're at a fancy dinner or in a meeting and your phone rings. Even if it's on vibrate, it would be pretty rude to pull it out to see who it is, so you just let it pass. With a LiveView display from Sony Ericsson, this scenario could become a thing of the past.
Japanese electronics giant Sharp has unveiled its iPad competitor tablet called the Galapagos, and in the process managed to simultaneously release a copycat device and tag itself with moniker that is Japan's longest running embarrassing nickname.
You can cut the irony with a knife: I'm writing these first impressions of the Galaxy S Tab Android tablet on an iPad. But I digress before I even start. I got a chance to drag my fingers across the 7-inch screen of the Samsung Galaxy S Tab Android tablet last night at the grand U.S. unveiling in New York City.
Computers don't get much cheaper than this: Kmart is now selling an Android-powered netbook by Augen for a mere $190. With a 10.2-inch screen, 1024x600 display and weighing in at 1.8lbs, it looks about how you'd expect a netbook to look.
Our R2-D2 version of Motorola's Droid 2 is still in the mail, so we're more than a little excited about these leaked videos showing it in action. Our favorite: a live wallpaper that shows the "jump to lightspeed" effect that got Han Solo out of so many scrapes. More Star Wars goodness after the jump.
Here comes Apple's Android tablet competition. Along with today's official reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Archos has taken the wraps off not one but a full line of five small and large tablets. The star: a 10.1-inch challenger to the iPad that's $200 cheaper.