Call it valley between two trade shows, but the cell phone world is having a quiet week for a change. As we're three weeks past Mobile World Congress and two weeks to CTIA, cell phone makers must have their heads down planning what's to come. Yet, there was at least one piece of news that brought out the CNET readers in force this week. Indeed, Android fans and detractors were abuzz over a ComScore report that found that Android had grabbed the largest market share in the United States smartphone market in the three months ending January. It'… Read more
Opera announced today the opening of its own mobile app store.
The new online Opera Mobile store is offering both paid and free apps designed for a variety of phones, including those running Java, Symbian, BlackBerry, Android, and Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS. The company launched the new store with help from mobile app marketplace Appia, which provided the storefront e-commerce technology.
Opera is specifically looking to reach users of its own mobile browser by setting up the store's mobile Web site as a Speed Dial link. Opening the site on a mobile device prompts users to either select … Read more
This week, we tell you what we thought of the Xperia Play's gaming controls. We also discuss T-Mobile shutting down the Danger service, the latest HTC phones, Android news, and the continuing debate over radiation. Also, yes, we do talk a little about the latest Apple announcement.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
News The iPad 2 makes its debut iOS 4.3 hitting March 11 Hot spot coming to GSM iPhone 4s Playing the Xperia Play Before there was the Xperia Play T-Mobile to shut down Sidekick data service May 31 … Read more
Mobile World Congress 2011 is over, and the gang's back together once again, but before we say adios to MWC, we thought it'd be good to recap some of the highs and lows of the show. Plus, Nokia may have signed on with Microsoft and Windows Phone 7, but the Finnish handset manufacturer says it's still committed to Symbian. We discuss their future, as well as RIM's, and much more (hologram phones!) on this week's episode of Dialed In.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) … Read more
The avalanche of smartphone and tablet news from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week is fast and furious; we have to cover our heads to keep our noggins from caving in. While Kent and Bonnie wrap up their enormous coverage in Spain, Nicole, CNET contributing blogger Scott Webster, and I hold down the fort stateside and bring you the biggest product news and stories--including the "PlayStation phone," the "Facebook phone," and the "phone without a phone."Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) … Read more
It's one of the craziest weeks ever in cell phone land. Not only are Kent and Bonnie packing for Mobile World Congress, but we also had two big-time press events from Sprint and HP. Sprint's new device is the dual-screen Kyocera Echo. We admit it doesn't look like much right now, but that didn't stop magician David Blaine from showing up at the unveiling. HP gave us a better show with its new Pre 3 and Veer and the company made every effort to remind us that the Palm name no longer exists.
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It's yet another busy week in the mobile world, with the Google launch of the Android Market Web store, a preview of a 3D smartphone from LG, and a couple of 4G phones from T-Mobile and AT&T. Oh, and apparently we're a Triple Crown contender in the Kentucky Derby! Sort of.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
News Google announces Web-based Android Market Android Market Web Store photos BlackBerry Curve Touch in the works? LG to demo Optimus 3D in Barcelona Virgin introduces Kyocera S2100 for PayLo … Read more
Today's podcast is a laugh riot. OK, not really, but it's certainly action-packed. We kick things off by addressing the rumors of a Facebook phone and reports that the BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps. We also sort through the carriers' confusing smartphone data plans and take a look at the phones from Motorola's past, present, and future. All this plus the latest reviews and reader e-mails on this week's episode of Dialed In.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
After a few episodes where Bonnie Bear had to stand in for the real Bonnie, we actually got to see and hear our favorite New Yorker this week. She was on hand to bring us the latest Sprint and Samsung news before Jessica and Nicole hashed it out over the BlackBerry Playbook. Elsewhere in the podcast, Kent threatened to use Benito's new phone to hammer a nail, Bonnie downplayed her Spanish prowess, and Jessica planned world domination.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
We had a pretty mighty haul of cell phone and smartphone news, what with a killer CES barely in our rearview mirror and Verizon's "big reveal" yesterday of the iPhone 4 coming to its network. In fact, we should congratulate ourselves on a job well done for surviving both events with just mild cases of the "nerd flu." In this episode, Bonnie recounts being live at Lincoln Center for the iPhone 4 unveiling. Meanwhile, Nicole cautions new iPhone 4-seekers to wait, and Kent berates Samsung for its worst cell phone name yet.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) … Read more