Remember those small portable TVs you used to carry to ballgames or the beach, the ones where if you moved an iota, the picture went from shaky to snow? Once analog TV broadcasting went away, so did these skittish portable TVs. And once digital television came in, we were supposed to get mobile digital television — MDTV — built into cellphones. So where are our cellphones that receive digital television signals? When? Find out after the jump
Sometimes those eccentric Japanese devices actually come through with a supremely practical solution as in the case of the new Phone x Phone iPhone charger and receiver.
People, particularly people with iPhones, love to rag on AT&T. But is it really that bad? Yes, it really is, at least according to the trustworthy Consumer Reports.
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.