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This spring, Verizon Wireless customers will get the ability to pay for online content and digital goods through their mobile phone accounts. To facilitate this capability, Verizon Wireless plans to roll out Danals BilltoMobile payment service. The BilltoMobile feature can be used when buying an item from Danals participating network of... Read more...
Right now, smartphones are all the rage. Every new phone that comes out seems like a smartphone, and if it's not, it gets overlooked and brushed aside within hours of being announced. Put simply, if a phone can't check your e-mail or update your Twitter status, it really has no place in American society right now. It's an interesting situation,... Read more...
Sony Ericsson is planning a U.S.-banded version of its first phone that is capable of capturing high-definition video. Although the company hasn't commented on U.S. distribution plans, one tri-band HSPA version of the phone will support the 850/1900MHz bands used in the U.S. This leaves some hope that the new Vivaz... Read more...
While distracted driving has certainly received a lot of attention lately, other distractions could also be dangerous. Distracted walking, for instance, is becoming another growing problem. Distracted walking combines a pedestrian, an electronic device, and an unseen danger such as a crack in the sidewalk, toy on the floor, or a car (parked... Read more...
Times have definitely changed. Instead of sending a check or dropping a few extra bucks in a bucket to contribute to a natural disaster relief effort, U.S. cellphone users are sending text message contributions. In what is being hailed as an unprecedented mobile response to a natural disaster, U.S. cellphone users have donated more than $11... Read more...
Sprint and LG are refreshing the wireless carrier's lineup with two new touchscreen phones, the LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch. As successors to the popular LG Lotus and LG Rumor phones, these two new phones add a touchscreen and other new features. The LG Lotus Elite will feature the Sprint One Click user interface which lets users personalize... Read more...
We've heard numerous arguments to back up both sides of the cell phone radiation debate. Some research indicates they are safe, others disagree. Now, a new study is fueling the argument that cell phones could cause serious side effects. According to a 10-year study from the World Health Organization (WHO), there's a proven link between the... Read more...
Sony Ericsson added two new handsets and a Bluetooth handsfree unit to the manufacturer's earth-friendly GreenHeart portfolio. The new Sony Ericsson Elm phone, the Sony Ericsson Hazel phone, and the VH700 all use recycled plastics, are free from hazardous chemicals, use a low power consumption charger, and feature minimized packaging. The... Read more...
We still haven't quite figured out Japan's fascination with flip phones with huge, long displays, but there's no denying that the technology within them is second to none. This past week, Fujitsu--who makes an awful lot of phones for the Asia-Pacific market--announced a wild new flip phone with not one, but two killer... Read more...
Fujitsu announced a new cell phone this week that is capable of splitting into two parts. The F-04B was announced as part of NTT DoCoMo's new line-up. It is scheduled to hit Japanese shelves in March or April. At first glance, the new phone looks like a conventional slider. After closer examination, however, you'll see that you can decouple... Read more...
Just a decade ago, mentioning the phrase "cellphone etiquette" would probably get your laughed at. Today, it's a reasonable conversation to have. Just as the world has taken to an unofficial list of inflight Wi-Fi rules, the mobile community is also largely abiding by an unwritten set of rules that guide cellphone... Read more...
If youre the reason why wireless operators offer insurance for mobile phones, then Sonim's latest phone might be just what you need. Sonim claims the new XP3 Quest is the only mobile phone available today with an IP67 rating, meaning it is completely dust resistant and waterproof in depths of up to 3.3 feet. Whats even better, the phone... Read more...
How many times have you perused a notebook review here or elsewhere on the net, taken an educated look at the manufacturers' claimed battery life specifications and thought to yourself, "yeah right"?  Let's be real now, shall we?  Most times our Tech Editors here at HotHardware find that a many notebooks fall well short of specified... Read more...
Generally speaking, cellphone carriers aren't looking out for consumers. In fact, many customers would argue that they're simply out to get them, tacking on as many fees as possible while offering lackluster service and coverage. Thus, it's quite surprising to see this. U.S. Cellular, a small, regional CDMA carrier in America, has just launched... Read more...
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