Sprint added a new multimedia cell phone to its lineup today, with the Samsung SPH-M510. Available in pink or black, the compact clamshell phone may look a bit simple but it packs a broad range of features. Inside you'll find a 1.3-megapixel camera, a music player with Sprint Music Store access, stereo Bluetooth, streaming video, text and multimedia messaging, and a wireless Web browser. You can get it for $129 with service on Sprint.com.
The Chinese manufacturer that came up with this "VIP 007" phone apparently had its decades mixed up when contemplating the retro-styled handset. Either that or it was particularly fond of Roger Moore, because the design of this so-called James Bond phone looks distinctly like one of those caveman versions (sorry, Geico guys) from the early '80s, though 50 or 60 pounds lighter.
True to that unfortunate form, this GSM handset sports a gigantic antenna and has its receiver on the edge of the phone, as shown on Akihabara News, but it does apparently have a color display to … Read more
Just when you got your hands on the Nokia N95 and the Nokia N75, it seems there's something cooler on the horizon (as usual). Images and specs have surfaced on two new Nokia N series phones: the Nokia N81 and the Nokia N82. The N81 looks to be a sleek quadband (EDGE; 2100MHz HSDPA-lovin') slider phone with 8GM internal memory, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0. It's said to be replacing the music-centric Nokia N91 and comes equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
On the other hand, the Nokia N82 seems to be going the camera route with … Read more
Admit it, you're selfish. You never think about the needs of your cell phone. You drop it, pound the keypad, and constantly take it out of your pocket/holster/garter belt without thinking about the toll it takes on your phone.
But this plush cell-phone bed gives you a chance to rectify your self-centered ways. For about $10 you can give your hard-working phone a stylish way to relax. The bed also comes with two pink slippers that work as screen cleaners. Your cell phone isn't the only device that can catch some rest, as your iPod can … Read more
With four new cell phones in the last three months, Samsung and Verizon Wireless clearly have become quite chummy lately. We've seen the QWERTY keyboard SCH-U740, the V Cast Mobile TV-capable SCH-U620, the 3G SCH-U540, and the low-end SCH-U340. And now it appears the two companies will round out their portfolios even more, with the new Samsung SCH-U410.
Sporting a rather generic flip phone design, the SCH-U410 doesn't offer an eye-popping feature set but it's not exactly a lightweight either. According to Mobiledia you'll find a VGA camera, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, voice dialing, and support for … Read more
Happy Helio Ocean day! Yep, the highly anticipated dual-slider phone from Helio has finally launched today, at $295 each. You can get one from Helio's online store or from any of its retail stores. You can also pick one up from EB Games or GameStop starting next week. We're still busy reviewing it over here, but until we unleash the full review unto you, here are a couple of our first impressions.
Alltel Wireless has partnered with Frog Design and eMusic to offer Jump Music, a free application for transferring music from your PC to your cell phone.
Similar to the iTunes Music Store model, consumers can navigate to eMusic directly from the Jump Music interface and purchase songs from eMusic's vast catalog of DRM-free MP3s. New Jump Music users can take advantage of a special introductory offer of 35 free eMusic songs. All this, and you can transfer your existing music collection to your cell phone as well. It's initially compatible with only five Alltel phones: the LG AX8600, … Read more
Even though we played around with the prototype of the Helio Ocean cell phone back in March (see our lengthy first impression here), we were still excited when we received the final product in our gadget-hungry hands.
Yes, we finally have the Helio Ocean right now in the house, and save for a few user-interface improvements, it feels pretty much the same as that earlier prototype. The triple-decker phone has a bit of heft to it, but we liked its smooth lines and soft-touch surface, and the 2.4-inch QVGA screen is simply a sight to behold. The QWERTY keyboard … Read more
Unplugging your phone after it's done charging could save a bundle of electricity, which is why Nokia is launching a new feature encouraging users to do just that.
The Finnish cell-phone maker announced Thursday that three of its mass-market phones--the Nokia 1200, 1208 and 1650--will alert users when the handset is done charging and suggest it be unplugged. The feature will eventually be rolled out to all of Nokia's products.
The move to be more energy-conscious is part of a larger agreement mobile phone manufacturers made in September 2006.
For several months we've been begging Motorola to give us a new cell phone--something beyond yet another version of the Razr.
It appears our wishes may be answered very soon. Today we received an e-mail invitation for a Moto press event next week in New York City. The invite didn't tell us much, but it promised that Motorola would present "The Mobile Experience," and CEO Ed Zander and other company execs would talk about "what's next."
We can only hope that "what's next" is something other than a thin … Read more