Base-stations that re-route calls made from your landline phones over your cellphone (making the most of your inclusive minutes) aren't new, but they tend to be expensive. The XLink BT Cellular Bluetooth Gateway actually comes in under a ton, however (by a wide margin no less) and can wirelessly connect to three different cellphones at once.
Concept phones just make my day. They really do. And even though most of the ones we come across will never be brought to production, it's fun to think about what could be. I'm definitely thinking about what could be now that I've seen the latest Samsung concept phone, which features a folding OLED screen.
Camera phones just keep keep getting better and better and this latest image sensor from Aptina will take them up to the next level. In fact, their image sensor will be entering mass production soon and it seems these sensors will be included in the latest 5-megapixel camera phones.
In part one of our Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Storm 9530 review we looked at the hardware - including the unique touchscreen - the preinstalled software and our initial impressions, together with some preliminary battery feedback. Now, in part two, we'll look at media performance, the camera and GPS, web browsing on the Storm and call quality. Read on for all the details - plus our final conclusion.
This year has seen potentially game-changing devices from HTC, Apple, Samsung and Sony Ericsson, and now it's the turn of RIM to show us they can do more than just email. The BlackBerry Storm marks a significant first for the company: it's the only BlackBerry to have a touchscreen and no hardware keyboard. In the first part of our Verizon BlackBerry Storm 9530 review, we'll cover the hardware - including the unique ClickThrough touchscreen - the preinstalled software and our initial impressions, together with some preliminary battery feedback.
T-Mobile has just sent us what we now believe to be one of the best phones that they have to offer. The T-Mobile Behold by Samsung has provoked plenty of discussion since its announcement, making us all the more eager to get our hands on this touchscreen handset. The biggest question in our mind is, will this phone attract more much-needed traffic to T-Mobile? Is this phone worth your time? And, more importantly, does it give the T-Mobile G1 a run for its money?
This year has seen two game-changers for RIM, in the shape of the BlackBerry Storm and the BlackBerry Bold. The former is easier to explain - it's the company's first touchscreen device - but the latter has been more of an evolution for the messaging specialists. While loved by many, the BlackBerry line-up had been looking progressively more and more bland compared to rivals; with the Bold, RIM have taken the opportunity to give it more than just a slick new casing.
Google have released the source code for the Android mobile platform, enabling any interested developer, OEM or bedroom tinkerer to not only try the Android OS but to adapt and improve it. Until now, the Android SDK has been available only to select developers and testers, but as the first handset to use the platform, the T-Mobile G1, hits the market, Google has delivered on their promise to make the whole endeavour open-source.
Voicemail is one of those love-it-hate-it things about modern life. Yes, not having to answer every call (or worry about missing something important when out of touch) is handy, but then having to listen back to those messages and usually feeling obliged to return the calls can be a chore. PhoneTag - formerly SimulScribe - wants to take that chore away from you. Unlike traditional voicemail, or even Visual Voicemail on the iPhone and other handsets, PhoneTag offers a truly visual alternative to dialling in. SlashGear have been avoiding calls for the past few weeks, trying it out.