Here's something you really don't want happening when you're on the phone: your phone blowing up and nearly taking your ear off. But that's just what happened to one unfortunate Motorola Droid user.
If you're looking at the photo above, yes, it would be awesome if there was a café with Darth Vader waiters, but the reality here is far more strange.
Ooh, isn't T-Mobile clever? The company's new MyTouch 4G "piggyback" commercial mocks and borrows the stark white gestalt of Apple's now defunct Justin Long/John Hodgeman "I'm a Mac" commercials. It uses a pretty young thing representing the MyTouch 4G to sympathize with a guy carrying a bigger guy on his back — that's the iPhone saddled with AT&T's over-burdened 3G network. Poor iPhone. T-Mobile's answer, of course, is her, the MyTouch 4G, and its 4G network, which the company hawks as "America's largest 4G network." There's just one problem. T-Mobile's network isn't 4G.
A few months a go, ThinkGeek lit the iPhone world on fire with its flip-out keyboard for the iPhone. It's a nice keyboard attachment, but it doesn't exactly mesh with the iPhone 4's slick glass design. The BoxWave Keyboard Buddy gives your iPhone a touch of Droid in the looks department.
For a while there it seemed like only couch potatoes would survive — or at least know of — impending danger. If the Commercial Mobile Alert System is put into place, however, this cellphone-wieldin', Internet streaming, radio-less generation of kids who aren't glued to televisions may not get caught with their pants down.
We already told you before why Microsoft's Kin One and Two were destined for failure. Then Verizon canned it almost three months after its launch. Who could blame them? The phones looked like they were designed for 10-year olds. Now a leaked file indicates that the Kin brothers are coming back.
Google's Nexus One was its first foray into selling Android phones directly. It's not clear whether or not Google will try to do the same thing again with the next Nexus, but no matter how it's sold, here's the Nexus S.
What good is a touchscreen phone if you can't even use it when the weather is freezing your fingers off? The next generation of touchscreens might make that pesky problem a thing of the past.
Computer viruses are big news. Over the past decade, malware like the ILOVEYOU virus and Stuxnet worm grabbed headlines worldwide, and PC owners are constantly hammered with reminders about antivirus software. But what about smartphones? They're mini computers, after all, and they communicate over more networks than most PCs. Why hasn't there been a major cellphone virus yet?
Some doctors in the U.K. are developing a little chip that when peed on can instantly notify you whether or not you have an STD or not — using your cellphone. Is there anything a cellphone won't be be able to take of in the future? It's a phone, a music player and now it wants to your doctor?