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Feature vs. Smartphone

Feature vs. the Smart-phone. That is the question. There is no straight answer; the lines are blurring too fast. At the end, your definition might be different from mine: Both Feature and Smartphones support voice and data capabilities, including multimedia audio and video,…

The C. Enrique Ortiz Phenomenon

What began as a colorful Internet fluke has blossomed into a full-fledged political movement – one that Republicans and Democrats alike are reluctantly having to acknowledge. See The C. Enrique Ortiz Phenomenon: 😉 ceo (P.S. Thanks to my brother Carlos)

Reverse Engineering the iPhone

I read at Mika's blog about a video from Semiconductor insights, which is a company that reverse engineers electronic products, that shows the iPhone being dismantled to learn about the electronic components being used — see below: –Disclaimer: Bill, you may not want…

iPhone Cost of Ownership

AT&T phone plans for the iPhone include unlimited data, which is great. The cost of ownership for the iPhone isn't cheap, especially when including unlimited texting. See below, and do the math… Click to enlarge ceo

Nokia 6131 NFC

I (finally) got my hands on a Nokia 6131 NFC handset with which I have been playing with. This handset is to be released later this year (summer) here in the U.S. The 6131 NFC is a Series 40 3rd Edition (FP1) handset…

Betting on the All-in-One Handset

Gaming, on-line gaming, seamless voice, push-to-talk, VoIP, video sharing and streaming, entertainment, access to work, email, music, IM, payments, SMS, mobile web, etc, etc, etc. The All-in-One handset. BussinessWeek reports that DoCoMo is betting on the All-in-One Gizmo. Mike Elgan from The Raw…

Sony's Mylo Gadget

Sony's specialized messaging handset, the Mylo gadget, is a small, Wi-Fi enabled handset that provides a Web browser, messaging, phone and digital music player. See more at Sony's Mylo site. Also see Engadget's review, and Gizmodo's video at YouTube. Seems like a pretty…

Joel on Sprint's LG Fusic cellphone

OMG, you guys have to read Joel's review of Sprint's LG Fusic handset. Joel cracks me up! A good, honest review. The following is just one of the examples of the handset's poor UI design/experience that he brings up: “The first thing you…

Nokia Phone Software (Firmware) Updater

Keeping your handset firmware (the software embedded in hardware) up-to-date is an important thing to do. Why? Because software is constantly being updated with enhancements and/or bug fixes. If you have one of the more recent S60 Nokia handsets, go checkout the Nokia…

Nokia Handset Comparison Tool

A very useful Nokia handset comparison page…

The Sony Ericsson P990i PDA phone

The Sony Ericsson P990i PDA phone – what a neat handset: UMTS, Symbian OS 9.1 underneath, MIDP 2.0, double camera for video calls, touchscreen, and a keyboard, Bluetooth, 802.11b, and many other features. I really would like to own one. But there is…

Motion Sensors in Mobile Phones

Click to see video clip (YouTube). Samsung has released it's S310 handset, which was announced last January. The S310 uses a six-axis sensor that allows for the detection of spatial movement in 3 dimensions, including movement speed. As I wrote on my previous…

About Communicators: From Science Fiction to Reality, and Convergence

Most of us were introduced to communications via science fiction TV programs and movies. Today communicators are part of our daily life. Still, the Sci-Fi definition for communicators tops web searches — if we do a web search for the word “communicator” we…

Is Motorola Kicking some Buttie (in the U.S.)?

RCR Wireless News' Mike Dano reported that Motorola kicked some ass in the U.S. in the third quarter (with 36% of the U.S. mobile-phone market), with Nokia in 4th place — apparently thanks to “strong interest in its Razr and iTunes-capable phones.” You…

The Nokia N92 – So Sweet…

The N92, wow, what a sweet handset… While I don't care much for the TV-specific features, the rest of its features are great! (Source S60.com, and the N92 website): 2.8″ screen supporting 16 million colors High Quality stereo sound 2 mega-pixel main camera…

3G/UMTS Coming to a (U.S.) City Near You.

Earlier today I learned via Daily Wireless that Cingular will be deploying their 3G (UMTS) network on a number of U.S. cities by Q4 2005 and early 2006! That is just around the corner… Cool! Cingular had announced back in 2004 their plans…

The new Sony Ericsson P990 – I want one!

I've been patiently waiting for a killer handset for personal use – one with dual cameras, keyboard, touch-screen, with the latest set of JSRs, true 3G network, Wi-Fi enabled, large screen real-state, and many other killer features. And the SE P990 is such…

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