There are rumors that HTC and T-Mobile are planning on the T-Mobile G2, and apparently it won't have a physical keyboard. We discuss that, as well as the Samsung Instinct's new calendar syncing, LG's breakthrough sales in 2008, plus a few new phones. And, of course, we tell you about the latest reviews and answer your e-mail too. Listen now: Download today's podcast
We're back from Vegas (and happy to be back), but before we wash away the memory of CES 2009, we take a final look at the show's cell phone announcements and share our thoughts on the scene stealer, the Palm Pre. We also catch up on some other mobile happenings and could the iPhone Nano be headed to China? All this and more on this week's Dialed In podcast. Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday, Kent!! Listen now: Download today's podcastRumor of the week iPhone Nano on the way to China first?
Happy New Year! This week we bring you a special Dialed In podcast live from CES in Las Vegas. Listen in to hear all the highlights of the show and a complete rundown of the nominees for Best of CES in the cell phones and smartphones category.
Palm's new Pre smartphone quickly emerged as one of the hottest items at the show, and you'll get Bonnie's full take on this intriguing device. And there are plenty of other nifty handsets on the show floor. Nicole got the chance to try on the LG Watch phone and Kent … Read more
This stellar voice-transcription application does more than search the Web or place a call in response to your spoken command. Vlingo lets you get specific, searching Google or Yahoo and updating your Facebook and Twitter status. You can also launch applications, write notes to yourself, and verbally compose a text or e-mail message.
The set-up is a little laborious, and Vlingo does have a learning curve, but the step-by-step instructions help you program a fast access key that works like a record button, and the help file is a good, easily access reminder of what you can say and do. … Read more
The VoIP solution to international calling isn't for everyone. Luckily, Packet8 offers an easy alternative with Mobile Talk, a no-fuss app that nestles onto your phone and connects you to a local number for a cheaper international call.
MobileTalk lives inertly on your phone until you dial your number, then delays the call by a few seconds to connect you to a local number, then pushes the call through to your destination. Payment conveniently arrives as a separate credit card charge on your statement when you set up your account. The costs are comparable to other phone card and … Read more
Everyone's back from Thanksgiving holiday, and we hope you've left some room for a nice helping of cell phone news. This week we're serving up the latest on the just-announced Nokia N97, BlackBerry Storm updates, and outrageous G1 roaming charges. All this, plus Kent tells us about blogging from 35,000 feet in the air and of course, the latest reviews and listener questions.Listen now: Download today's podcast
Rumor of the week T-Mobile Shadow
In case you haven't noticed, touch-screen phones are red hot this season. In this episode of Dialed In, we run through the latest touch-screen phones, including the LG Delve and Samsung Eternity. We also dish on other new handsets including the BlackBerry Storm and the AT&T Quickfire.
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Rumor of the week LG Prada 2
News Samsung Saga, Renown debut for Verizon Wireless AT&T launches Samsung Eternity Alltel launches the LG Swift and the Samsung Hue II HTC Touch Diamond for Alltel LG Incite is LG's first U.S. smartphone … Read more
DialPlus is a native mobile app that pulls visual information from the Web before, during, or after a call to your Internet-ready mobile phone. When a friend calls you, for instance, you'll be able to see some social networking information. If you call a business, its Web site details should surface.
While it's not listed as a criterion, the app won't be of any use if you're not using an earbud or Bluetooth headset, because the contextual details … Read more
Part speed dial, part icon-maker, FaceCall for iPhone ($2.99) is personalized productivity at its best.
Following the app's step-by-step directions, you'll be able to create unlimited photo icons to dial your contacts with a tap. If your address book is extensive, a speed-dial app like this one saves you time. Even if it's fairly manageable, FaceCall is a fun way to dot your home screen with the faces most important to you.
Check out this First Look video to preview FaceCall and see how to get started shrinking friends' photos into tiny home iPhone tiles.