There have been several attempts, in concept and reality, at replicating the Dick Tracy wristphone. The technology to make one has been around for a while, so why are we only now seeing this Atomic9 wristband speakerphone? Simple: it's not a very good idea.
As if the iPhone 4 didn't have enough troubles, a mysterious software issue has been plaguing some users. There's a flurry of discussion on the Apple forums about blank email messages appearing on the iPhone that can't be deleted. Even more strange is the date that appears on those messages: December 31, 1969.
The Nokia Kinetic isn't just a sleek concept phone. It's a sleek concept phone that raises itself up into a standing position when a call comes in. Huh?
Apple has responded to issues with the iPhone 4's antenna and "death grip" and essentially claimed it's a non-issue. But still, they're giving out free bumper cases to all iPhone 4 users.
If you've got a Samsung Galaxy S, a custom Android App by Samsung called Road SMS could help you walk and text without running into a lamppost. It does this by making your phone nice and see-through.
Resolutely standing in the face of a smartphone future, KDDI continues to offers surprisingly sexy flip phones like the new PixCell via Prismoid artist edition prototype.
Does your pretty little iPhone look sad sitting on your desk alone? Does it need something a bit more grand to be placed in?
A mere six weeks after Microsoft launched its Kin cellphones, they're essentially dead, just as I predicted. What does Microsoft need to know about the ultimate phone for the today's youth? I did an unscientific sample of tech interested teenagers, and found out what they're looking for in a smartphone, and why Microsoft Kin missed that mark.
If you're like me, finding time to go to the eye doctor is near impossible. But since an exam amounts to looking at a bunch of symbols of various sizes on a screen, might it be possible to perform an eye exam on your cellphone? Some clever folks at MIT say yes.
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 :).