Verizon got the Samsung Smooth today without so much as a peep of lead up warning. This flip phone is pretty basic but if that's all you need, then you might just be interested in what this handset has to offer.
Some of the Smooth's features include Bluetooth, speakerphone, a VGA camera that sports a nighttime mode and more. It's a dual-band CDMA and can be used to access Verizon's services like the VZ Navigator service.
You can check your e-mail, text message and browse the web with this phone. It has a 5-hour battery life for talk time and a whopping 336 hour battery life while on standby. You can get the Samsung Smooth from Verizon now for $29.99 with a two-year contract and a $50 discount online.
Sometimes, all we need is the bare essentials and that's precisely what Orange, the UK wireless provider, is offering with their Vegas phone. It's small, inexpensive and provides a touchscreen on a device that normally wouldn't have one.
The Vegas has a 2.4-inch touch display. There's a standard 1.3-megapixel camera, a built-in speaker, a microSD memory card slot with 64MB of built-in storage, Bluetooth and support for MP3 files and FM radio.
It also has a headphone jack and GPRS networking, rather than 3G. You can get the Vegas phone from Orange now for just the equivalent of $72 in either pink or black color options. This phone is sold on a pay-as-you-go plan. There's no doubt this phone is basic, but it offers some of that highly-coveted touch appeal for a fraction of the cost.
Headphone buffs had better listen up! Etymotic is teaming up with Advanced Communications Solutions (ACS) to create some new high-tech earbuds that offer a custom-fit for each individual wearer called the hf2 headphones.
The earbuds are custom-molded from silicon. ACS uses a fast-setting compound to take an impression of the inside of your ear. Then, this mold is used to create earbuds sculpted specifically for your ears' shape and size.
The result? Total blockage of external sounds and supreme comfort. You'll be able to use lower volume settings because outside noise is blocked out so well and you won't have to worry about the earbuds falling out or getting uncomfortable since they were made just for you. Custom hf2 headphones will be available next Tuesday, April 28th for the equivalent of $131.
MSI's X-Slim X340 looked so shiny and new this morning when we spotted it on the company's website. Now it's looking even slimmer, thanks to the folks at UMPC Fever and their unstoppable screwdriver. They've broken down the Core 2 Solo ultraportable to see just what MSI could fit inside the MacBook Air-alike case.
Mophie are back, with the third incarnation of their Juice Pack iPhone battery cradle. The Mophie Juice Pack Air claims to have answered most of the criticisms of the earlier models, while still offering to almost double iPhone 3G runtime. Is this a must-have cradle, or just a cradle of filth - SlashGear set to finding out.
When HTC launched the Touch Diamond2 at Mobile World Congress back in February, they made no bones about the fact that it incorporated the best of the original Touch Diamond and what lessons they'd learned from the Touch HD. A bigger, 3.2-inch WVGA display than the previous Diamond, plus the latest iteration of TouchFLO 3D, and the HTC Touch Diamond2 will perhaps be the poster-child for Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphones until 6.5 launches. Our Touch Diamond2 arrived today, and before we get to grips with this slick new smartphone we shot an unboxing video.
HTC Touch Diamond2 unboxing video after the cut
RealNetworks are developing a rival to the expensive Kaleidescape DVD jukebox, based on their own DVD encryption-bypassing Facet application, which would retail for under $300. A prototype of the Facet DVD server can store around seventy movies, and is based on Linux; however the movie studios are hoping to cut Real off before a release, in a lawsuit that will reach the bench today.