These two small yet powerful and finely constructed lenses, one fisheye and one combo wide-angle/macro ($40), attach to your cell phone transforming your standard flat phone photos into wide and up-close wonders.
DROID by Motorola has a solid exterior, intelligent interior and is one of the thinnest full-QWERTY slider phones available. It is a no-fuss, high-tech, location-aware, voice-recognizing, over-the-air updating, multi-tasking machine – and it is available just in time for holiday wish lists.
DROID by Motorola will be available in the United States exclusively at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online on Friday, Nov. 6, for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate.
Palm is fighting to earn back it’s share of the smartphone market with the Treo Pro ($550). The Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and Qualcomm® MSM7201 400MHz processor powered Treo Pro features a high-resolution 320×320 color touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS.
The Treo Pro also offers a 2-megapixel camera, a removable battery, 128MB of RAM, and a microSDHC card slot (up to 32GB supported) and will be sold unlocked (Tri-band UMTS/Quad-band GSM).
In the tradition of bringing together science and beauty, the new Aliph Jawbone 2 ($130) design is 50% smaller than the original award-winning Jawbone, and features breakthrough noise elimination technology to provide even better voice quality than the original in a smaller and more ergonomic package.
I just picked one up this weekend, and it’s the slickest Bluetooth headset I’ve ever used. It’s so lightweight that you can barely feel it’s on your ear. The best part is that callers can hear me perfectly, and don’t even realize I’m on a headset.
The design is simply awesome. I really like the textured exterior and slick touch-sensitive buttons. Haven’t had a chance to test the battery life yet, but Aliph claims 4 hours of talk time and up to 8 days of standby service.
Yuna Ito and Hilary Duff showed up on Tokyo’s Shibuya TOKYO FM radio show, “Wonderful World” to promote Disney Mobile. It was the first time the two ever met face to face, and they hit it off quite well. After the show, Yuna took HIlary on a shopping spree as well as a more traditional tour of the Kyoto temples.
Motorola today announced a special edition of the new RAZR2, available in limited quantities, in time to celebrate the holiday season in style. The signature RAZR2 form factor has been re-imagined and reconfigured in the most luxurious materials — bathed in gold and clothed in snake-like skin, and includes a full suite of features and accessories for conscious consumers seeking a glamorous design.
The special edition of RAZR2 comes complete with a black slate Motorola H680 Bluetooth headset with 18K gold-plated accents out-of-box. With up to approximately 8 hours of talk time, the petite H680 is the perfect companion to the special edition RAZR2. A wired stereo headset for music enjoyment, a matching patent leather carrying case with mini strap, and a polishing cloth are also included out-of-box.
In addition to its luxury look, the RAZR2 V8 Luxury Edition sports Motorola’s CrystalTalk technology, Quadband GSM support, Opera Mobile Browser 8.5 and a 2-megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom. The phone also offers up to 2GB of memory capacity through optional microSD cards, and synchronizes with Windows Media Player 11 for music and video playback.
The Motorola RAZR2 V8 Luxury Edition is expected to be available beginning in the fourth quarter of 2007.
Don’t you hate it when you sign up for a longterm cellphone contract, only to find out how bad the service is after just a couple months of use? Or maybe there’s a new cellphone you want, but it’s not offered by your current carrier, and you’re trapped in your current plan? Historically, cellphones have been like wives. Upgrading to a younger model usually meant a big drain on the wallet. But not anymore!
Did you know you can leave your cell phone contract without paying any penalty fee? The secret to doing so, is finding someone that’s willing to buy your plan from you. Finding a buyer means saving on termination fees that typically run as much as $200 a line.
Websites like Celltrade provide a matchmaking service to get you hooked up with a buyer for as little as $20. That’ll leave you a nice couple hundred bucks in your pocket, for that snazzy new cellphone you have your eye on.
I’ve always had the need to stay connected to the Web and E-mail while I’m on the go. This is especially true when I hit the mall with Tami and she’s taking forever to try on clothes! To pass time, I’ll flip out my Palm TreoSamsung Blackjack cell phone and surf some of my favorite blogs to catch up on the latest news, or I’ll pop onto Kineda to see if any new comments have been added to my latest postings.
Although web standards have been gaining ground in the last few years, many websites still haven’t created a stylesheet specifically for mobile handhelds. I find this horrible in a day and age where almost everyone has a phone that’s web-enabled.
Some sites appear so jumbled they’re unreadable on my Samsung Blackjack which runs IE Mobile, while others render fantastically. The ideal situation would be for each site to develop a stylesheet and code set specifically tailored to mobile handhelds. Along with the handheld stylesheet, would be a strip down of heavy graphics, flash, and other unneeded features to create a slim and trim mobile site that would fit a 2 to 3 inch screen.
What would all this ranting be worth if I didn’t practice what I preach? Nothing of course. So, I sat down last night and created Kineda Mobile Edition! Now you can easily view the most recent postings in a simple list format, and add comments on the go.
I was reading the other day that the wireless services market will reach an estimated $698 billion in year sales by 2009 as mobile phones replace the PC as the primary communication device, according to the Yankee Group. This is an astonishing number that anyone trying to reach their maximum audience (especially the ones not glued to their desks) should really be paying attention to.
Check out this video of the Cingular Samsung Blackjack. It’s one of the slickest commercials I’ve seen for a Cingular network phone. Tami just got the Blackjack for me as an early Christmas gift, and I’m loving it! Browsing at 3G speeds just rocks the turtle speed of my old Treo 650. The phone is also significantly slimmer and lighter at 4.5 by 2.3 by .5 inches and weighs a mere 3.5 ounces.
The included RSS reader which allows you to download news feeds from various websites is a great addition to the included Internet Explorer web browser. There’s also the bungled OZ Instant Messaging program that allows me to stay connected on AIM, MSN and Yahoo!
The phone’s 1.3-megapixel camera takes pretty nice photos and also does video recordings at 320 x 240px. The videos are pretty smooth even though they’re recorded at a low 9 frames/sec.
I’ve been looking for a nice bluetooth wireless VoIP phone to use with Skype, and I think I’ve found it. Check out this Hulger PIP Phone Bluetooth that comes in yellow, black or white. The phone is powered using Bluetooth 2.0, has a talk time of 5 hours, and a standyby time of 180 hours. Hulger phones have a nice retro look and feel to them, and are brilliantly made products. Nothing beats Skyping in style!
Looking for a stylish bluetooth headset? Here’s one from Nokia that’s pretty sweet and different from headsets that hang on your ear. The Nokia HS-13W is worn around your neck and features a 128 x 128 pixel screen with 4,906 colors. You can also modify your phonebook, add images, edit the text displayed, and view caller ID. Now you’ll never lose your headset! Nifty eh?
Samsung is getting closer and closer to truly making a credit card thin cell phone. The SGH-P310 or Card Phone II as they call it, is a mere 8.5mm in thickness. The phone is aimed at professionals, and is packed with a 2 megapixel camera, touch sensitive screen, mp3/aac player with 80MB of memory, bluetooth and an external microSD slot. How they managed to cram that all into this thin and sleek package is amazing.
The SGH-P310 will be launched to the European market in late September, followed by the Southeast Asian market in later October.
The Japanese are such technological innovators! For years, they’ve been using hooking up by way of proximity dating. Using advanced mobile-phone technologies like GPS and bluetooth, your cell phone alerts you when a compatible single girl comes within a few blocks of your location. How awesome is that?! No more having to logon to sites like Match.com where you need a computer for access! Maybe you’re bored at your local bar with no one to buy a drink for? just check your cell phone for any single women nearby!
Unlike other slider phones, Samsung’s SPH-B5200 is also a nifty 3D gaming machine. In addition to the standard features, such as the 2.0 inch QVGA display (a standard display for high-resolution phone displays, and also for video captured by some high-end phones), this phone offers an integrated DMB receiver for digital tv on the go, and mp3 player. All this, plus the phone looks like a portable gaming system of some sort. N gage anyone?
W600 Walkmanâ„¢ is a mobile phone for music lovers. FM radio, an advanced digital music player inside and everything you need to enjoy your music on the move. CD ripping software is included in the kit to get your favorite songs into your phone. Drag and drop using Disc2Phoneâ„¢. Swivel-action W600 has a 1.8â€ color screen for best possible video viewing and gaming experience and dedicated gaming buttons for fast and action-packed 3D gaming on the go. When you want to catch some action, W600 is also an impressive 1.3 megapixel camera with video recording and digital camera menus.