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VTech IS6110 Instant Messenger DECT phone review

VTech IS6110 Instant Messenger DECT phone review

Landline phones have taken a pounding from cellphones these past few years; people expect their handsets to come packed with features, and beyond DECT digital cordless and a built-in answerphone the humble landline couldn't really compete.  Now it's either aim budget or add tech to justify your price-tag: VTech want $99.95 for their IS6110 cordless phone, and to make it worth your while they've thrown in instant messaging, a color screen and a QWERTY keyboard.  SlashGear has been doing more than the usual amount of online chatting to see whether it's enough.

OpenMoko Neo FreeRunner goes on sale July 4th

OpenMoko Neo FreeRunner goes on sale July 4th

After being in development for quite sometime, OpenMoko Neo FreeRunner is now available for end users to buy. On July 4th, OpenMoko will be taking orders for the handset and expected to be shipping on July 7th.

The Linux powered handset will be available in two version, 850MHz or 900 MHz Tri-band GSM. It weighing 6.5 ounces and features a 2.8-inch touch screen with 480 x 640 VGA resolution, 802.11b/g WiFi, AGPS, GRPS 2.5G, Bluetooth 2.0, two 3-axis motion sensors, and 128MB WSDRAM / 256MB NAND Flash.

The OpenMoko Neo FreeRunner comes with the price tag of $399 and will be available directly from OpenMoko.com store or via distributors in EU, India, and North America.

GE’s Designer Series Ultra Slim Cordless Phone

GE’s Designer Series Ultra Slim Cordless Phone

Lately people are using home phones less and less, however, for some it is either necessary or they just aren't willing to have nothing but cellphones in the house. I'm sure eventually landlines will disappear entirely, but for now there is this sleek phone from GE.

Study about pregnant women and cellphone usage

Study about pregnant women and cellphone usage

There have always been rumors that cellphones might have a few unwanted side effects, typically I have scoffed a bit at them. I am a bit curious about this new one though, especially since the researcher happens to be a former skeptic until the facts they discovered were too much to ignore.

Philips Xenium X800 Touch screen phone

Philips Xenium X800 Touch screen phone

Apple sets the tone for touch devices, and now almost every handset manufacturers are putting at least some sort of effort to improve touch screen device experience. Philips unveiled its own touch handset today called X800, a tri-band GSM/GPRS Windows Mobile based handset.

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Rumor: 3G iPhone to feature GPS, Video Conferencing and Mobile TV – Comes in three different color

Rumor: 3G iPhone to feature GPS, Video Conferencing and Mobile TV – Comes in three different color

Here we go again, another rumor - I know you might be tired of hearing these rumors, but news is news. There are reports saying that the new revision of iPhone will not only put faster network on your hand, but also includes GPS, video conferencing, and mobile TV functions.

Another rumor is that the 3G iPhone will come in three-color choices, black, silver, and white. The report also said the 16GB model will be available in silver only while the 32GB version will be available in white, black, and silver.

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AT&T hinted iPhone Black

AT&T hinted iPhone Black

Sometimes secrets are just too hard to keep, and AT&T seems to be the type that let the cat out from its bag often. iPhone Black has showed up on AT&T’s website – the option to select an iPhone Black was available on existing AT&T customer’s page.

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RIM BlackBerry Bold is official

RIM BlackBerry Bold is official

RIM finally took the covers off of the highly anticipated and much-rumored BlackBerry Bold smartphone. RIM wants you to think of the phone's beautiful display when you think of the "Bold." The BlackBerry Bold is no doubt beautiful, at least for a BlackBerry anyways. So everyone, please say and give a warm welcome to the all-new BlackBerry Bold.

The BlackBerry Bold features a 480x320 pixel resolution, 65,000-color display, a new design that looks much more elegant than previous BlackBerry models. The Bold sports curvier edges and a silver trim complementing the black casing. Flip it over, and you'll find that RIM has added a leatherette texture to the back. The days of cheap and slippery plastic are gone. RIM intends to sell replaceable backplates in different colors, including blue, gray and red. The Bold weighs 4.7 ounces and measures 4.5-inches tall by 2.6-inches wide and only 0.5 inches deep. The blackberry Bold also has a new QWERTY keyboard that's a more modernized version of the Curve. People who have used the new layout have commented that it's pretty easy to use thanks to its "large-ish" buttons with some spacing between the keys.

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3G iPhone this month and Mac Tablet at WWDC 08?

3G iPhone this month and Mac Tablet at WWDC 08?

We’ve heard so many rumors about 3G iPhone in the past several weeks and spy shots of the device are still popping up here and there but still unverified whether those images are genuine. However, the dwindling down of the iPhone’s availability in UK and US making it very hard not to jump to conclusion that the 3G iPhone is coming out. Apple stores and AT&T stores reported making the iPhone unavailable for orders.

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VTech IS6110 cordless home phone offers up Instant Messaging services

VTech IS6110 cordless home phone offers up Instant Messaging services

In a move to further the transition from standard home phones to that of phones with similar features as our cell phones VTech has created a new cordless home phone that is capable of signing onto and messaging people using the following services: MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and AOL Instant Messenger. All you have to do with this phone to get these amazing extra features is connect the base station to your computer. I mean, it has a full QWERTY keypad and can also work with VoIP services, how much more amazing can a home phone get without adding a cellular chipset to it?

Android is coming, how will handset manufacturers handle the relationship between their Windows Mobile handsets and Android handsets?

Android is coming, how will handset manufacturers handle the relationship between their Windows Mobile handsets and Android handsets?

Android phones are starting to slowly come out of the woodwork with no official production ready models being announced yet. However there is an event in London involving HTC on May 6th, a company that vowed to release the first Android phone. They are also known for making some of the best Windows Mobile handsets that are on the market. So the question is, how does Microsoft feel about this, and more specifically, how will manufacturers like HTC keep the peace within their own companies?

It just wouldn’t make sense for mobile phone manufacturers like HTC to make the exact same phone twice just offering your choice of Android or Windows Mobile, it would kind of be nice, but exclusive handsets tipped to one OS or the other are what really moves units. For example, would the XPERIA X1 be such a big deal if it wasn’t running the next generation of Windows Mobile software? Maybe, but I’d guess not.