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?
Most "cameraphones" are cellphones with crappy cameras on board. Those cameras are getting better, but they still can't compete with stand-alone shooters. Not so with the LG L-03C.
Taking a break from promoting all things iPhone/iPad, Softbank recently unveiled two new 3D ready smartphones called the Galapagos 003SH and 005SH (brand cousins to the Sharp Galapagos ebook reader).
Jawbone is known for their sexy Bluetooth headsets (well, as sexy as those things can get). But their newest product certainly won't clip to your ear. It's the Jambox, and it's a portable speaker and speakerphone.
Well, this is pretty crazy: someone found what appears to be someone using a cellphone in the background of Charlie Chaplin's 1928 film The Circus. Go ahead and take a look for yourself:
The built-in speaker in the iPhone 4 is fine, but it's not powerful enough to really share music with a group of people. It'll work in a pinch, but you're not going to want to use it for any real amount of time.
Apple's iPhone 4 is a beautiful phone, but that glass back sure makes me nervous when I'm pulling it out of my pocket. Sure, I could get a case to help protect the fragile design, but do you really want to uglify such a pretty phone up with a bulky case?
For every wonderful trick and treat Microsoft presents in Windows Phone 7, there were plenty of functions absent that iOS and Android have made names for themselves doing. Once compared, it's obvious WP7 is not finished, Considering how advanced Windows Phone 7's competition is, the following seven deficiencies make a mockery of Microsoft chairman Steve Ballmer's claim of Windows Phone 7 being "thoroughly modern."