Between your average utilitarian cellphone and the smartphone, there's a niche market that caters to a younger, social networking crowd. That niche is blowing up right now, spearheaded by the likes of Microsoft's Kin. T-Mobile and Samsung are dropping three more of these phones on consumers: Gravity 3, Gravity T and one simply called the :).
Cellphones are essentially germ magnets. You use them all the time with your hands and press them up against your face, it's a wonder that they don't get you sick more often than they do. What's the solution?
Cellphone blog Android and Me has acquired a Droid 2 handset early (pictured above, right), and decided to stack it up against the classic Droid (left). What did they find? In shape and size it's almost the same thing, though it's sporting a 1Ghz processor and 512 MB of RAM, just like the iPhone 4. That's nice and all, but it's going to need something else the original Droid had: heart.
This week, the city of San Francisco passed a law requiring cellphone retailers to display (in at least 11-point font!) the amount of radiation that each phone on their shelves emits. Is the city ahead of the curve, or just filled with crazy hippies?
The current generations of iPhone have issues with their screens breaking if dropped from any sort of height. The iPhone 4? It has glass on both sides. And initial testing shows that it is just as shatter-prone as the past versions. Is it worth it?
The iPhone 4 was announced today, and the details are pretty much exactly what everyone expected. A higher-resolution screen? Check. Video calling? Check. A faster processor? Check.
Look what happens when LG puts on a design competition for the cellphones of the future. Winning the Propmaster's Choice Award is this design called Flutter, which opens like a fan to reveal its flexible screen.
It's the kind of product you usually have to buy from a company specializing in green tech. Nokia has unveiled its plans to produce a phone charger that will your cell as you bike around. Weirdly, it's cheap to boot.
If you live in Bulgaria, you won't ever be assigned the cellphone number 0888 888 888. That's because every single person who's ever had that number was killed under suspicious circumstances. It's gotten so bad that cellphone provider Mobitel has permanently banned the number.
I can't really imagine why you would want to completely block all cell signals in your home. Sure, cellphones can be annoying when they ring an inopportune times, but to block them altogether for you and any guests you have?...