Man, if I were a Sprint or Verizon Wireless customer, I wouldn't be the happiest camper in the world. After all, the CDMA faithful have had to sit back and watch for the past few months, while their GSM counterparts at T-Mobile and AT&T got one new smart phone after another. Yet, things are starting to look up--for Sprint subscribers, anyway. Today, the carrier announced the Sprint Mogul by HTC, the long-awaited successor to the Sprint PPC-6700. It sports a thinner design, Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition, a better camera, and more memory. Yet, we have some … Read more
Tired of carrying your wallet around? Well, how about if we say that your cell phone could replace it? A company called Obopay aims to do just that. This free mobile Web service lets you send and receive money via text messaging, a mobile WAP browser, or a mobile application that can be downloaded onto certain phones. (You'll have to check the site out to see if the downloadable app is available on your phone.) Also, when you sign up, you automatically get a $5 sign-up bonus.
The concept mirrors Paypal in a way--just send the amount you want … Read more
Not content to rest easy after its announcement of a slew of new cell phones and a Bluetooth watch, Sony Ericsson has also announced several new accessories as well. They are all music-related in some way or another, starting off with the MDS-65 Music Desk Stand, which acts as a portable speaker of sorts for your Sony Walkman phone, and the MMR-70 FM transmitter for playing music on a nearby FM radio.
And what's a cell phone accessory announcement without a few headsets? The HBH-DS200 is the only stereo Bluetooth headset in the group, and it has a few … Read more
Every day, Apple appears to add more iPhone tidbits to its Web site. Last week, we dissected the new iPhone commercials and tutorials, but this week, we're bringing you some simple iPhone eye candy. As we inch toward the release date on June 29, Apple releases more images that detail the handset's various functions. So to save you the trouble of looking for them on your own, we've assembled the shots here in our iPhone slide show.
Archos announced its 2007 lineup of media player/recorders today at press events in both Europe and New York, introducing four new portable models as well as the company's first set-top DVR.
The big news--as reported earlier--is that the new Wi-Fi-enabled portables include direct access to an online "Content Portal" and offer a Flash-supported Web browser option. The portal offers pay-per-download CinemaNow movies--just use the touchscreen to pick the movie you want to buy and download it to the internal hard drive, no PC required. The Opera browser--a $30 option on Wi-Fi models--includes a Flash plug-in. … Read more
Sony Ericsson today took the wraps off six new cell phones and three Bluetooth watches. The phones include two Walkman models, a Cyber-shot model for the North American market (yay!), a 3G handset for our European friends, a mid-range camera phone, and a basic mobile phone.
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Craig writes, " I heard something about third-party software for the iPhone coming out. Then I heard it's not really software but Web sites. So what's the deal? Will I be able to get apps for the iPhone from people other than … Read more
Sony Ericsson showed off a slew of sparkling new cell phones today including a Cyber-shot model for the North American market and a Walkman handset that could challenge the iPhone at its own game. We don't have pricing for any of the new phones just yet but they should be ready for sale in the second half of the year. See all of the phones in our slide show.
The Sony Ericsson W910 and W960 Walkman handsets are catching the most attention. They combine all the usual music features and high-end offerings of other Walkman but they raise the … Read more
Speaking of Apple, CNET Live will feature the best of this year's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), with fresh videos of … Read more
I've been drooling over the iPhone for months now. June 29th can't come fast enough for me. I have been an Apple user for almost 20 years now, going way back to my Macintosh 512 enhanced. In 2002, as soon as I saw an iPod I recognized it as a great tool for moms to "reclaim their mind space" by taking along their favorite music and podcasts with them on the go. The iPhone takes this a step further by combining a smart phone and mobile entertainment center in one device.
I am surprised we haven'… Read more