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Images of Asus' P835 surfaced as early as December of last year, but it has taken a few months for Asus itself to come clean about its new powerhouse cellphone. Or as Asus calls it, "PDA phone." The potent P835 is designed with multimedia and Web lovers in mind, bringing with it an eye-popping 3.5 inch touch panel that features a practically unheard of WVGA resolution. That's 800 x 480, on a cellphone!Additionally, the new Glide interface promises to be the "most innovative, intuitive and interactive mobile user interface available today," though it's really just a skin over the pre-loaded Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system. Users will have access to 12-key, half-Qwerty and full-Qwerty virtual... Read more...
Samsung already showcased its goods at Mobile World Congress 2009; now, it's HTC's turn. The company that delivered the Touch Pro and Touch Diamond has introduced successors to both of the aforementioned phones, and while neither of the new ones are drastic improvements, it's the little things that count. Both models seek to "balance function, form and cutting-edge technology to personalize the communication and mobile Internet experience," and in order to do just that, they have employed the same TouchFLO 3D interface (a Windows Mobile overlay) that was present on the prior models. The overlay brings important information to the top-level user interface, including quick access to people, messaging,... Read more...
Chi Youngcho, head of the recently created digital media and communications unit at Samsung Electronics, recently hinted at a few new products on a quarter-end conference call with analysts. First up was the mention of a few new handsets, with the executive stating that "in the first half of this year, it will expand its lineup [of touchscreen phones] and upgrade some of the functions including the user interface." Potentially more intriguing was the mention of "various OSes [that would] satisfy the diverse needs of customers." We already knew that Samsung was a proud member of the Open Handset Alliance, and rumors have already swirled around an Android-based mobile arriving in the second quarter... Read more...
Technology created to prevent phone use while driving has been hanging around for years, but apparently, there are still quite a few issues to be worked out before it's completely viable. A couple of products in particular -- which are generally designed to disable a driver's cellphone in order to prevent calling and texting while switching lanes -- have been both lauded and criticized of late. Dallas-based WQN and Canada's Aegie Mobility have each concocted a solution that relies on GPS data in order to effectively disable moving cellphones. In essence, the GPS information feeds speed readings into a software application, and if the handset (and thus, the owner) is traveling at "driving speeds,"... Read more...
When you get right down to it, there's really only one thing that matters about a cellphone. Can I call someone on it? No matter what? Because most cellphones are fairly delicate, the answer too often is: No. Casio's "ruggedized" G'zOne phone might be the solution to the abuse the real world dishes out to your cell phone. Inspired by Casio’s G-Shock brand (you know, the watches that can also take a good deal of punishment?), the G’zOne phones  are designed to take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’ (or should that be textin’?). Last week, while at Digital Experience in NYC, we spotted the G’zOne Type V (there’s also a Type-S) at Casio’s exhibit. It was sitting the bottom of a fish tank (you... Read more...
How many different cellphones have you yelled into in your lifetime? I remember singing the praises of my bag phone with the battery life of a tse-tse fly. Since then? Dozens. And they were all useful for as long as they lasted and the next big thing came along. For all I know, they're still useful to someone, somewhere; they all worked perfectly when I got rid of them. No wonder there's a huge market for used cellphones, and it spans the globe: Based in small-town Michigan, ReCellular gets 75,000 used phones a week - most collected in charity fundraisers - and refurbishes more than half of them for sale around the world. The remainder... Read more...
If you're a Nokia cellphone salesman in India, take the afternoon off today. You earned it. Nokia sold 400,000 cellphones in India. In ONE day: A new world record has been set in India. On October 19, an auspicious day to purchase new products in the country, mobile-phone maker Nokia reportedly sold more than 400,000 handsets, a number not achieved in a single day anywhere else in the world, including China, one of the most rapidly growing mobile-phone markets. The firm's previous sales high was about 100,000 phones in a single day. Many people in India have never had a phone of any kind,... Read more...
Hot Hardware told you this month about how much information can be recovered from your increasingly powerful cellphones and PDAs, even after you think you've erased the data. Imagine what someone could get out of one that's stolen. As companies look to give their employees all the functionality they need, while keeping the stuff working no matter what fool thing the end user does to it while trying to download a Christine Aguilera ringtone, third party management of these devices looks attractive. And Synchronica's idea of having your stolen cellphone made unusable remotely while emitting a terrifying scream is just plain fun: Synchronica's mobile phone management software Mobile... Read more...
Even if you're not paying attention, your cellphone always is.  Many cell phones, PDAs and other evils and blessings of modern communication use flash memory that's harder to really erase than you might think. And if you sell or give away your phone when you're done with it, there's readily available software that can retrieve a lot of it. A company, Trust Digital of McLean, Va., bought 10 different phones on eBay this summer to test phone-security tools it sells for businesses. The phones all were fairly sophisticated models capable of working with corporate e-mail systems. Curious software experts at Trust Digital resurrected information on nearly all the used phones, including... Read more...
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