Well, this should be interesting. SK Telecom is gearing up to launch their very own app store this September, it seems without the narrow focus of many competitors on the market like the Apple App Store and the BlackBerry App World. In fact, this app store will feature apps for four different mobile operating systems.
BlackBerry OS 5.0 was recently leaked and the new firmware offers a more modern look for the devices. However, it seems the majority of the changes are in appearance only while the underlying tech remains the same.
Well, the HTC Touch Diamond just became available on yet another carrier. This time around, it's Verizon and though it's essentially the same, there are a few differences with the phone on this carrier than on others.
For instance, the TouchFLO interface is customized a bit for Verizon and also features Visual Voice Mail. Also included is the VZ Navigator service, which features GPS mapping built-in. But other than these few carrier-specific modifications, the phone remains pretty much the same.
In case you need reminding, the HTC Touch Diamond features 3G, Wi-Fi, a 640 x 480 touchscreen and Windows Mobile 6.1. What's surprising on Verizon, however, is the price tag, which is a high $300. This includes a two-year contract and a $70 rebate! You'll be able to order this phone from Verizon starting tomorrow.
We might as well stop calling them phones and start calling them ultra-ultra-ultra portable computers. Maybe not. The gap between the capabilities of computers and cell phones is getting smaller and smaller thanks to devices like the Palm Pre and the iPhone. Another gap is closing up too: the divide between consumer and professional devices.
AT&T just updated their terms of service and it has quite a few surprises in it that are sure to upset some of their more dedicated users. You see, they've imposed limits on the types of video applications that can be used on AT&T Wireless.
The LG Lotus will be coming to Sprint very soon with one external difference: a textured red finish. It might not sound like much, but a new color option is often enough to sway a person's decision from a type of phone on one carrier to another.
The FCC got their hands on the LG GM630 flip today and it seems this handset might just be making its way to the U.S. with a TV tuner at the ready. That would certainly make for an interesting mobile phone, wouldn't you say?
We don't know any of the official specs as of yet, but what we do know is that it will be very similar to the LG HB620T, which is available currently in Europe. We can assume it will have a 240 x 320 rez screen with a 2-megapixel camera. Other features will possibly be an FM radio tuner and Bluetooth.
But with a TV tuner thrown into the mix, it's hard to say how this one will work.The big question on everyone's minds right now is how the TV signals will get to the phone in the first place. MediaFLO seems like a likely option, but nothing is official at the moment.
It looks like Samsung really meant it when they said they wanted to release oodles of touchscreen devices this year. Two more handsets have been leaked and though they look exactly the same, they do sport a couple of significant differences.
Okay, so I have an iPhone and use the earbuds that came with it. The problem is that first, the earbuds constantly fall out of my ears and second, people I'm talking to often have trouble hearing me through the built-in mic. But you might just be able to remedy that problem with the Sanwa Throat Microphone.
This microphone wraps around your neck like some weird futuristic necklace. But it doesn't work by picking up the sound from your mouth. Rather, it works by picking up the vibrations as you speak at your throat. This transmits very clearly through the mic, making it easy for those you're talking with to hear you.
So, you might look a little weird, but at least it works pretty good. There's no information on when the Sanwa Throat Microphone will be available or how much it will cost yet, but we'll keep you posted.
We've known about the LG KM900 Arena for awhilenow but it's just now creeping its way into the U.S. market. Even if the big reveal was to be a secret, LG has made it apparent we're going to see this handset on U.S. soil due to a filing with the FCC.
The KM900 Arena will come with 3G support according to the FCC documents. In fact, the specifics are 850MHz and 1,900MHz WCDMA support. This means the phone will likely show up on AT&T, though that hasn't been confirmed or denyed.
At the moment, the only firmed features are WiFi access, but there's no indication previous information has been proven false, so you can expect a 5-megapixel camera, GPS and 8GB of storage on the Arena, plus microSDHC. We're taking a wait and see approach with this one, but with 3G on the docket, it's very likely this one will show up on AT&T soon.