Google-powered cell phones are poised to hit the market by the middle of next year, though what the search giant really wants is a universal mobile platform.
Apple has stipulated a couple new purchase limitations for its flagship cell phone, requiring people to use a credit card when buying one and creating a per-person unit limit of two.
Bellevue (WA) - T-Mobile has announced its latest phone, the Shadow, which it says is the first in a new series of communication-centric handsets.
Set to launch on Wednesday, the Shadow has an enhanced "MyFaves" tool that allows users to send any form of message - text, instant, e-mail, photo, video, or voice - with a single button press from the phone's menu.
El Segundo (CA) - Third quarter shipments of Nokia handsets grew by nearly 11% over the previous quarter, bumping up its cell phone market share to almost 40%.
Nokia, the long-running global handset leader, once again dominated sales during the past three month period. According to research firm iSuppli, Nokia's total shipments totaled 111.7 million units, up 10.8% over the company's previous quarter. This Q3 growth exceeded the sum total growth of the top four major mobile-handset suppliers combined.
New York (NY) - One of the longest-running cell phone name franchises, the Sidekick is back with its latest model as a successor to the Sidekick 3.
The LX is now available in T-Mobile stores across the country, officially becoming the most feature-packed Sidekick to date.
It sports a 3-inch WQVA screen with a high-def LCD display. According to T-Mobile it is also the slimmest Sidekick yet. It packs in the regular features of its predecessors, of course, including push e-mail, full instant messaging access, and a mobile Internet browser.
Microsoft has announced a new server application that will manage mobile phones much like corporate laptops. CEO Steve Ballmer made the announcement during his keynote speech at the CTIA convention in San Francisco and Microsoft’s mobile strategy becomes very clear.
Sharp has developed what it claims is the world's thinnest LCD screen, measuring in at less than 0.7 millimeters thick.
Korean PND (portable navigation device) GPS manufacturer CTT-Net has announced what apparently is the world’s first portable GPS system and in-car GPS that integrate Immersion’s Touchsense technology. According to the manufacturer, the CIN-700 will provide the user with “unmistakable” tactile feedback when moving a finger across buttons on the 7” screen.
Chicago (IL) – Eye-Fi has received FCC approval for its wireless SD flash memory card, which will allow users to upload images from a digital camera to a PC without a cable connection.
Sprint is jumping on the bandwagon created by the iPhone, announcing it will release a handset with touch-screen and multimedia capabilities later this year.
San Francisco (CA) – Nokia today rolled out a new Internet tablet, which has evolved into a portable entertainment platform that comes with a slide-out keyboard and a GPS receiver.