Passing on the chance to sell the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones in the U.S., Verizon's bagged itself a better smartphone that's also an exclusive to the carrier: the Galaxy Nexus. Get your wallet's primed, it's shopping time!
If you haven't made the switch to a smartphone yet, your days are numbered, because the future won't have any cellphones in it. Sony Ericsson is the first major cellphone company to stop making "dumbphones." From here on out, its Xperia brand of smartphones will take over.
Smartphones with crazy high resolutions are coming — for real now. The first smartphone with a 1280x720 resolution screen isn't from Samsung or Sony Ericsson, it's actually from LG and its 4.5-inch screen LG Optimus LTE U+. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!
Sony officially killed off its cassette line of Walkman music players toward the end of last year, which also killed off pretty much any interest we had in anything Walkman (more on that inside). What could bring us back? Well, a smartphone that's more into music than calling isn't a bad start.
Haven't we gone over this before? 2D content converted into 3D is almost guaranteed to be poor. It sucks for movies, it sucks for video games and it sucks for slapped together 3D photos. LG's special 2D to 3D converter for 3D smartphones can't be good for 3D as a format.
No matter how large the screens on Android smartphones are, they've constantly been the butt of all iPhone 4 jokes because they're not "Retina Displays" with tight pixel density. The next crop of Android smartphones might actually leapfrog the iPhone 4 with resolutions usually reserved for tablets and laptops.
Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos cares about stuff other than Kindles and destroying retail, you know — like a cellphone that can eject mini airbags out of its rear to reduce impact damage.
Voted America's least favorite wireless carrier, AT&T is going to do the official evil deed: end unlimited data tethering on all smartphones that aren't using one of its official tethering plans after August 11.
The iPhone. The Droid. Now, the, uh, IS12T. (Is it like a 1337 thing? "Isirt?") Details are still rolling in, but the Fujitsu-Toshiba phone will be the first to fly Microsoft's Mango flag, and the first to enjoy the fruit...
Looks like phone companies in the U.K. are hungry to outdo one another in the eyes of smartphone-loving concert-goers. First Vodafone unveiled a custom 18-wheeler capable of charging 2,000 phones at once, and now Orange is responding with a shirt that'll only charge one phone — but with magic.