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(How To) It's all out there: free cell-phone headsets, help getting refunds from big-name retailers, and, of course, cell phones making popcorn.
(News) Afghan Wireless and Roshan have both hit 2 million subscribers in Afghanistan, which launched mobile services in 2002.
(Reviews) 1960s-era sci-fi phones are no longer fiction
(Reviews) The Touch Dual's slight changes make it a good--but pricey--BlackBerry Pearl competitor.
(Reviews) Hack your phone, play some great games on the go, and, oh yeah, try a couple useful apps as well.
(Reviews) New cell phone is easy to use for basic tasks like phone calls and messaging.
(Reviews) Innovative intercom device is limited by its cord; your contacts need to have Snaps, too.
(Reviews) This touch-screen phone from Alltel Wireless is no iPhone killer, but it's still worth checking out.
(Reviews) The P527 smart phone is loaded with features, including extensive GPS options, but it's far too slow for even casual users.
(Reviews) This slim slider-style cell phone is stocked with extras, including a mobile version of MySpace.
(How To) Text messaging isn't just kid's stuff anymore. Use these amazing online tools to turn any SMS-capable phone into a productivity powerhouse.
(News) Samsung Electronics has unveiled its first cell phone to support faster upload speeds using HSUPA (high-speed uplink packe...
(News) After satisfying the senses of sight and sound through video streams and music downloads, NTT Communications aims to tap i...
(News) Panasonic has become the first cell-phone manufacturer to ship 100 million units in the Japanese market, it said Thursday.
(News) CTIA Wireless: The Class of 2008
(News) AT&T plans to sell phones based on Google's Android operating system, after being assured by the search giant that it won't be forced to offer all-Google applications, the company said today.
(News) Five major PC makers will include Qualcomm's Gobi 3G (third-generation) mobile data technology in laptops.
(News) The Skype petition would have required mobile operators to allow any application to run on their networks.
(News) Microsoft today introduced updated versions of Windows Mobile and Internet Explorer Mobile.
(News) Color handsets are in for spring, judging from a slew of brightly hued phones announced as the giant CTIA Wireless show opens.
(Reviews) This Bluetooth accessory lets you stream tunes from your phone and talk hands-free--if you have a compatible phone.
(News) When the iPhone went on sale in the U.S. last June, many observers predicted that it would ignite sales in the broader smartphone market. After nine months on sale here, and its more recent rollout in parts of Europe, it is now clear that the iPhone has done just that, analysts at the Smartphone Summit in Las Vegas said on Monday.
(News) Japanese bloggers have a new tool with which to update their sites with the launch of a new Sharp phone that packs a small QWERTY keyboard.
(News) Spying programs for mobile phones are likely to grow in sophistication and stealth as the business around selling the tools grows, according to a mobile analyst at the Black Hat conference on Friday.
(News) Samsung's Anycall Haptic looks like a thinner version of Apple's iPhone, but adds a new dimension to the touch interface.
(News) In addition to its own Silverlight multimedia technology, Microsoft will support Adobe's competing Flash technology on Windows Mobile phones, the companies planned to announce on Monday.
(Reviews) The BlackBerry Pearl 8120 is the first in RIM's line of petite handsets to support Wi-Fi for speedy Web surfing and e-mail management.
(News) Sprint Nextel bests rival U.S. mobile operators with its unlimited voice, data, and multimedia services plan.
(News) Verizon Wireless will release Version 1.0 of the technical specifications for devices to use on its "Any Device, Any App" service at its developer conference on March 19.
(News) GPS, electronic compasses, and new software will soon let our phones show us around town.
(Reviews) Feature-filled handset does most things well, but its touch screen lacks iPhone quality.
(News) Verizon Wireless set off a stampede to unlimited voice plans among U.S. mobile operators on Tuesday.
(News) Shipments of cell phones compatible with Japan's mobile digital TV service have surged to more than 20 million units in fewer than two years since launch, according to industry data released Wednesday.
(News) The biggest U.S. mobile operators, AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless, will close down their analog networks on Monday.
(News) Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1 Takes the Windows Mobile Plunge
(News) Sprint Nextel will pour more money into the iDEN network it inherited from Nextel, coming out with new handsets and adding features to its popular push-to-talk system.
(News) Install the software and services you want--plus, enjoy cameras, portable game consoles, and more with access to wireless networks.
(Reviews) Having a flashy phone just isn't enough anymore. These add-ons will help you chat and listen to your tunes in style.
(Reviews) Version two of this cute, slim phone is still awkward for heavy text messaging.
(Reviews) Motorola's car speakerphone works great and is well designed, but it may have limited utility for many users.
(News) Kyocera can use the Sanyo brand on cell phones sold in Japan and North America, in a deal a year in the making.
(News) Sprint Nextel will lay off about 4,000 employees and close about 125 retail outlets after it suffered a net loss of more than 100,000 customers in the fourth quarter of 2007, the company said Friday.
(Reviews) You say you want a cool, powerful cell phone, but you don't want to plunk down $400 for an iPhone? Here are five great alternatives.
(News) Motorola Rokr E8: A Chameleon Phone and MP3 Player
(News) Oil comany Chevron and leading carriers AT&T, Verizon want to join the bidders, which include Google.
(News) Our cell phone columnist counts down the year's best handsets, Bluetooth headset, and solar-powered charger.
(News) Consumer groups tell the FCC it's censorship, but services say they're saving customers from spam.
(News) Nokia continues to pursue the emerging near-field communications technology with an investment in Inside Contactless.
(News) Safety features of the colorful phone include a 'panic' alarm and GPS to find lost kids.
(News) Users can share photos, buy music, and manage other services on the new Ovi.com.
(News) Nokia will launch a new service next year that allows people who buy certain Nokia phones to download music for free for a year after they purchase the device.
(News) The wireless firm's 4G strategy and prioriites may signal partnerships or even a merger in the future.
(News) A South Korean construction worker reportedly killed by an exploding cell phone battery was actually killed in an industrial accident, South Korean news reports and cell phone maker LG Electronics said Friday.
(News) A New Zealand man was woken in the middle of the night when his cell phone battery exploded and burst into flames, the second exploding battery incident reported this week.
(News) Verizon Wireless' decision to open its network to outside mobile devices and applications has won praise from several groups, including past critics.
(News) Verizon Wireless's plan to open up its network to third-party devices and applications gives a boost to the whole U.S. mobile data industry, according to observers.
(News) Motorola has dropped to third place behind Samsung in the worldwide mobile phone market because of inventory issues and an unremarkable product lineup, Gartner said on Tuesday.
(News) Mobile infrastructure companies are trying to make it easier to sell content and applications that aren't featured on the interface carriers provide on their phones in the U.S., but don't expect a flood of new offerings overnight.
(News) Vendors including Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics showed off over 50 mobile phones being readied for the launch of China's 3G (third-generation mobile telecommunications) network, an important step in ensuring a smooth launch of mobile services next year.
(News) Sony Ericsson has introduced a "world standard" 3G USB modem, and has extended its relationship with Google by announcing its first mobile phone with Google Maps and RSS newsfeeds as standard.
(News) Building up a new mobile phone software platform can take years, he said, especially in an industry where incumbents have a lengthy head start.
(News) Handset makers and operators are regarding Android, Google's new Linux-based mobile phone software, as just one more of many platforms that they already use.
(News) Motorola has started testing 3G (third-generation) femtocells in Europe, a technology that should help to improve indoor reception and reduce at-home calling costs for 3G users.
(News) Microsoft built a custom Windows Mobile user interface for a new phone that T-Mobile USA expects to announce on Monday, evidence that Microsoft may be getting more serious about pursuing the consumer mobile market.
(News) Qantas Airways Ltd. expects to release preliminary results of its in-flight phone trial later this year.
(News) New T-Mobile handset strikes a strong balance between cell phone and smart phone.
(News) Mobile phones play an important role in Microsoft's software plus services vision, CEO Steve Ballmer said Tuesday.
(News) The race is on to come up with the world's thinnest cell phone screen.
(News) The U.K.'s telecoms regulator Ofcom Thursday proposed allowing British airlines to offer mobile phone services to passengers via onboard base stations.
(Reviews) A whole parallel Web universe is out there just for phone and PDA users. Here are a few of our favorite sites designed for mobile phones (some require membership to use fully). Three are iPhone-only; the rest work across the five platforms we tested.
(Reviews) When it comes to the Web, not all phones and phone-friendly browsers are created equal. We pitted the iPhone's Safari against other mobile browsers to find the best.
(News) Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. achieved higher sales and profits in the July to September quarter as cell phone sales hit a record high and the company enjoyed strong demand for its semiconductor and flat-panel display products.
(News) Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has unveiled a refreshed line-up of three new cell phones that are targeted at music lovers.
(News) Apple Inc.'s iPhone may still have the world's heart aflutter, despite a sharp price cut that stiffed early adopters and the recent release of a software update that turned some unlocked iPhones into electronic bricks. But there's more to the world of cell phones than Apple, and users outside Japan are missing out on some of the nicest-looking and most sophisticated phones ever made.
(News) There isn't anything more frustrating when you ride a train than seeing your station whiz by, a blur through the windows, as you realize the express train you're riding on isn't making a stop there. In Japan, where there are sometimes four different types of express running on the same line it's a common mistake, but technology promises to come to the rescue.
(News) The Serenata, a music phone from Samsung and Bang & Olufsen with an unusual design, has features similar to the iPhone.
(News) The European Commission has begun an antitrust investigation of Qualcomm Inc. for suspected exploitative practices in the market for chipsets for mobile phones, it announced Monday.
(News) The happiest place on mobile Earth is on an established carrier's service, the operator of Disney Mobile acknowledged Thursday.
(News) If you thought the iPhone was overpriced, stop reading this story now.
(News) Mobile developers around the world are in an uproar over a change Vodafone Group PLC has made in the U.K. that dramatically decreases the quality of their products and that they fear could prevent new and innovative mobile services from reaching the market.
(News) There have been worries about cell phones causing brain cancer. And certainly everyone worries about driving behind the guy who's holding the steering wheel with his knees while tapping in a message on a wireless e-mail device.
(News) Nokia Corp. released on Tuesday the newest addition to its E-series lineup of mobile phones for businesses, revamping the user interface for easier navigation, executives said during a London product launch.
(News) Underdog mobile operator Sprint Nextel Corp. quietly rolled out an emerging technology on Monday to give customers a strong cellular signal and flat-rate calling at home.
(News) Starting on Tuesday, when Sprint Nextel Corp. customers use the search bar in their phone browsers the results will automatically incorporate the users' location. Some customers will also be able to use voice commands to conduct searches.
(News) Expanding its U.S. turf, T-Mobile USA Inc. announced Monday that it will buy SunCom Wireless Holdings Inc. for US$2.4 billion in cash and assumed debt.
(News) Google Inc. and Intel Corp. have already expressed interest in the forthcoming 700MHz spectrum auction. Now, speculators say Apple Inc. may throw its hat into the ring.
(News) The rapid uptake of smartphones around the world has ensured the future of DRAM (dynamic RAM) in mobile handsets, where the chips are used in every unit shipped.
(News) The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has proposed fines totaling US$2.8 million to three wireless carriers for failing to meet coverage requirements for an emergency dialing service called E911, the agency said Thursday.
(News) 3G femtocells, which promise to deliver indoor coverage and cheap service for 3G networks, are a step closer, thanks to a base station built using chips designed for mass-market handsets.
(News) LG Electronics Inc.'s battle to beat the iPhone is far from over. The South Korean electronics company has unveiled its second iPhone-like handset and this one packs several important features the iPhone doesn't: 3G and high-speed cellular data networking.
(News) Nokia Corp. revealed its new online multimedia strategy on Wednesday, and showed mobile users the door. It also unveiled a range of new phones for playing games and music, and demonstrated a new user interface for future multimedia phones.
(News) South Korea's three big cell phone makers are speeding the path to higher speed data downloads over wireless networks.
(Reviews) This flip phone is affordable and cute, but its optional GPS service can be frustrating to work with.
(Reviews) This minor revision of the popular LG Chocolate phone has plenty of multimedia options and a new mechanical scroll wheel.
(News) Vlingo Corp., a speech recognition software vendor founded by industry veterans, has released a beta version of its new software for mobile phones.
(News) For all the speed mobile operators are building into their networks, a lot of it doesn't reach subscribers trying to make calls or surf the Web indoors. While some carriers look to Wi-Fi and dual-mode phones to bridge the gap, another technology is coming along that could work with the handsets customers have today.
(News) With the launch of its K770 Cyber-shot phone, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB hopes to narrow the quality gap between dedicated digital cameras and mobile phones with integrated cameras.
(News) Nokia Corp. is offering to replace 46 million batteries made by another company for use in its mobile phones because of a risk of overheating, Nokia said on Tuesday.
(News) Just over two weeks after buying media sharing site Twango Inc., Nokia Corp. launched a closed beta of a new mobile social networking site.
(News) The phone can slow the speed at which an incoming caller seems to speak while keeping the sentence the same length. It does this by replaying the words in each sentence more slowly than normal, and reducing the silent gaps between them so that conversation isn't interrupted.
(News) AT&T Inc. made its first foray into over-the-air music downloads in a deal with independent music seller eMusic.com Inc. that excludes iPhone users.
(News) Verizon Wireless Inc. has agreed to acquire Rural Cellular Corp., a mobile telephone service provider focused on rural areas in the U.S., the companies announced Monday.
(News) New cell phones equipped with Unlicensed Mobile Access technology can expand coverage and save money by taking calls over Wi-Fi networks.
(News) The boom in India's mobile telephony market continues, with the country adding a record 7.34 million new subscribers in June.
(News) Mobile phone operator Orange is expecting the iPhone to raise awareness of its mobile music services -- but it's with Sony Ericsson that it is working to market its music portal in nine European countries.
(How To) Today's wireless phones? Cool. Shopping for them? Complicated. Here's what you need to know about carriers, plans, data networks, contracts, and more.
(News) A Q&A with OpenMoko on its upcoming Neo 1973, called a hacker's answer to the iPhone.
(Reviews) Refresh of Chocolate cell phone makes it even tastier than before--but changes don't keep pace with competition.
(News) Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is adding video editing and production functions to a new cell phone so users can shoot, edit and upload videos to Internet video sites without using a PC.
(News) A pair of Taiwanese companies signed a technology agreement to develop 3G (third generation telecommunications) and 3.5G smartphones around the Windows Mobile OS, adding to the growing pool of companies developing mobile phones around the Microsoft Corp. software.
(News) It's taken a few years, but the BlackBerry is finally coming to China.
(News) The ability to view and upload videos to YouTube is coming to some LG Electronics Inc. cell phones later this year.
(News) AT& T and iPhone got the buzz, but Verizon's EV-DO customers got a network speed boost.
(News) Mobile payments and banking are now moving into the U.S. through some big names, but the speedy checkout system is slow to put in place.
(News) Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has developed a pair of chips that can receive and decode four mobile digital TV systems. The chips should make possible smaller portable media players and cell phones that can pick up local broadcasts around the world.
(News) Taiwanese electronics maker Asustek Computer Inc. launched a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone with a touch-sensitive screen on Wednesday, just days ahead of the launch of Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
s mobile handset production is growing fast, fueled by rapid growth in the number of mobile subscribers in the country.
(News) Nuance Communications Inc. has agreed to buy the developer of the T9 predictive text input software for mobile phones from current owner AOL LLC.
(News) The number of mobile camera phones in use will top 1 billion this year, reflecting their tremendous growth rate since they hit the market around seven years ago, according to a new market evaluation.
(News) The head of the cellular industry association sent a letter to President Bush, asking him to strike the U.S. International Trade Commission's recent ban on the import of Qualcomm Inc. phones in the U.S.
(News) LG Electronics Inc. unveiled several cell phones on Wednesday that support HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access) wireless data connections.
(News) Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s upcoming SGH-E950 phone has a feature that stands out from other models: a 1.2-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) keypad that can display different icons depending on how the phone is being used.
(News) Yahoo will upgrade its free software suite for mobile phones, improving capabilities such as search, mapping, e-mail and photo management, the Sunnyvale, California, company will announce on Tuesday.
(News) In the days leading up to the availability of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, potentially competitive mobile music services, including one from Gracenote, are hitting the market.
(News) Tessera Technologies has revealed new wafer-level camera technology that can be implemented into devices such as mobiles and PCs.
(News) Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB will launch late Thursday in Berlin six new phones, including a high-end Walkman-branded handset with around 9G bytes of internal Flash memory, according to a company spokeswoman.
(News) Third-party software developers can create Web 2.0 applications to run on Apple Inc.'s forthcoming iPhone, company CEO Steve Jobs said Monday.
(News) Even before Apple Inc.'s much anticipated iPhone hits the shelves later this month, users of many different kinds of phones can listen to their iTunes music, via a new service from Seattle company Melodeo Inc.
(News) With its innovative touch-screen technology, the HTC Touch is poised to join the ranks of would-be iPhone killers.
(News) Ads reveal the date for release of two models of much-anticipated Apple phone.
(News) Cell phones in Japan could soon provide a vital warning seconds ahead of a major earthquake.
(News) Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has squeezed 4G bytes of storage into a mobile phone chipset that the manufacturer believes could eliminate the need for external memory card slots.
(News) In the world of cell phones, it's the equivalent of a big-screen TV. Fujitsu Ltd.'s F904i, which goes on sale in Japan on Friday, packs a 3.1-inch widescreen display -- the largest yet seen on a handset with digital TV reception.
(News) OKI Electric Industry Co. Ltd. is testing a Safety Mobile Phone technology that could help pedestrians avoid being hit by vehicles.
(News) The number of mobile-phone subscribers in China is likely to hit 500 million before the end of June, according to government statistics.
(News) Nokia Corp. is getting ready to ship mobile phones based on China's homegrown 3G (third-generation) mobile standard.
(News) U.S. software company Beatnik Inc. is approaching mobile phone operators with a new music download system that compresses songs up to 10 times more than the MP3 format, allowing for faster downloads on lower-end mobile phones equipped with the company's software.
(News) Users of Google Calendar can now access their schedules from their mobile phones.
(News) If you thought developers were running out of new applications to squeeze into mobile phones, think again. Nokia Corp. hopes someday to add a new feature to its phones that could warn users of imminent lighting strikes.
(Reviews) Svelte multimedia-friendly PDA phone delivers impressive call quality and battery life; however, a few ill-advised design decisions detract from its otherwise top-notch usability.
(Reviews) Contracts that offer unlimited domestic data transfers may cap international data each month, after which hefty charges kick in.
(News) As part of its strategy to expand in developing markets, mobile phone operator Vodafone Group PLC has launched two ultra low-cost handsets with the company's own brand.
(Reviews) Music fans seeking a small, chic phone should take a look at this innovative product's design.
(News) Motorola Inc. announced the Razr2 cell phone and five other mobile devices on Tuesday with hopes the products will turn around the company's slumping sales and defend its turf from Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
(News) Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is considering increasing production of cell phones outside of South Korea but, contrary to a local press report, won't be moving its main phone production base overseas, it said Tuesday.
(News) Microsoft Corp. is launching a qualification program for phones that are compatible with its unified communications products.
(News) The race to define and build next-generation broadband wireless networks is in full swing. And though Qualcomm Inc. doesn't like to use the 4G (fourth-generation) term, the company -- a key supplier of chip technology for today's 3G (third-generation) networks -- is already moving to stake its claim in the emerging market for super-fast wireless services.
(News) RIM's BlackBerry Curve, new Nokia low-cost handsets enter the market.
(News) Verizon's V Cast Mobile beams programs packaged for tiny screens. Is it worth it?
(News) Lawmakers gathered in Brussels Tuesday failed to hammer out an agreement on a law that would slash the cost of mobile-phone roaming in Europe, and planned to take up the issue again next week.
(Reviews) Multimedia models reach the top of our rankings of standard cell phones.
(News) NTT DoCoMo Inc. will begin selling in May three cell phones that offer motion sensitive gaming like that possible with Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s Wii games console.
(News) Sales in Nokia Corp.'s core mobile phone business dropped in the first quarter as competition intensified in the global handset market, particularly from Asian vendors.
(News) Google Inc. is looking beyond text ads as it seeks to make money from the increasing number of people who are turning to their cell phones to find information, an executive said on Friday.
(News) An initiative backed by industry giants Intel Corp. and Nokia Corp. aims to increase the development and use of open source software in mobile phones.
(News) Global sales of mobile phones, while still buoyant, are growing at a slower rate as the market for first-time owners shrinks, according to market research released Friday by IDC.
(News) Apple will ship its iPhone in June in the U.S., according to the company's latest email campaign.
(News) There's more entertainment than ever on cell phones, but oddly enough, some of the flash was gone from the CTIA Wireless trade show this year. No rappers at the keynote sessions. Even the barely relevant sports stars that CTIA President and CEO (and ex-football star) Steve Largent used to bring in were absent. AT&T Inc.'s Cingular unit didn't bring in a live rock band for its annual press luncheon, as it did last year to unveil a partnership with MySpace. TV and music was all the carriers and content providers could talk about this year, yet who were the special guests? Former presidents Bush and Clinton. Maybe the cellular people figure they've already earned their pop credentials by now.
(News) From bad bling to phone Zen to Bill Clinton--here's the best and worst of what we saw at this big mobile phone extravaganza.
(Reviews) It's a terrific phone for music devotees, but the model's slow data connection speed and a few design quirks were far less impressive.
(Reviews) budget music phone is light and compact but a little hard to navigate.
(Reviews) This phone sports an unusual dual-hinge design and some deep messaging capabilities.
(Reviews) This well-designed multimedia phone performs satisfactorily, though its keys are a bit stiff.
(News) AT&T Inc.'s Cingular mobile division is pushing its Video Share service at the CTIA Wireless trade show primarily as a consumer service, but the live-video-stream technology will also be supported on enterprise phones and has a place in business, company executives said Wednesday.
(Reviews) For a device that claims to be a music phone, the Sync makes listening to music a lot harder than it should be.
(Reviews) A plain design cloaks a phone containing a good set of features at a fair price.
(Reviews) The EnV isn't the slimmest cell phone around, but it offers excellent messaging features and great multimedia options.
(News) LG Electronics Inc. plans to launch at least ten cell phones this year with preinstalled software and services from Google Inc., the two companies said Wednesday.
(News) Voice--the original cell phone application--makes a comeback as an input technology for new data services.
(News) Microsoft-backed ZenZui promises slick, easy access to Web content--for companies willing to buy into ZenZui's business models.
(News) CTIA showcases a variety of mobile video services and technologies.
(News) Symbian Ltd. has updated its operating system for mobile phones, improving support for digital TV, cameras, database applications, location-based services and roaming between Wi-Fi and 3G (third-generation) networks.
(News) Carrier names WiMax device makers, further WiMax expansion plans, and a name for its TV-phone-wireless service.
(News) At this week's CTIA conference in Orlando, Fla., Sony Ericsson showed off the forthcoming W580 Walkman Phone, a new Walkman-branded cell phone that will go on sale in select markets starting in the third calendar quarter of 2007. Pricing was not announced -- that's typically set by the carriers who sell the phones along with service plans.
(News) Symantec Corp. is set to dramatically expand its mobile security offerings this week, adding VPN (virtual private network), data encryption, antispam and other features.
(News) LG Unveils Two Shiny Phones
(Reviews) Samsung seeks to UpStage Apple's iPhone.
(News) FCC unlikely to lift airplane cell phone ban
(News) Nokia Corp. has started shipping its N95 mobile phone in Europe and Asia, the first in an expected series of devices from the Finnish company with built-in GPS (global positioning system) capabilities.
(News) Consumers in both the U.S. and Europe are flocking to phones with advanced data features, but not that many are using the services operators want them to, according to a pair of recent surveys.
(News) Some Sprint Nextel Corp. data-service customers will be able to use a new location service without additional charge starting in April.
(News) UPDATE: Qualcom responds to Broadcom's call for U.S. ban on its chips.
(How To) Buying a refurbished phone can sometimes be the smarter way to go.
(News) In Brief
(News) Taiwanese electronics maker Asustek Computer Inc. plans to release in the months ahead two smartphones based on Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming Windows Mobile 6 software.
(News) Vodafone Group PLC is demonstrating a service at the Cebit trade show that allows mobile phone customers to call and exchange presence information with users of Internet phone services such as Skype.
(News) The new, high-capacity flash memory chip could store 2000 songs on a mobile phone.
(News) Nokia Corp., one of the first handset makers outside Japan to turn a phone into a wallet, now wants to sell services that will make these kinds of devices useful.
(Reviews) This handset offers excellent music playback features, and works well as a phone, too.
(News) Consumers aren't willing to pay what Apple Inc. may ask for the iPhone but if the price drops they'll switch their mobile service to AT&T Inc. in order to get it, according to results of a survey released Thursday.
(News) Cool gadgets from Asia this month also include a new Toshiba laptop equipped for HD DVD-R.
(Reviews) The cost of replacement batteries is a significant factor in the total amount that you'll pay for your cell phone.
(News) A startup is giving enterprises a way to roll out one phone for use inside and outside the office without a mobile operator's help.
(Reviews) The Treo 750 offers an appealing design and an impressive array of software, but its talk-time battery life is poor.
(News) The growing functionality of mobile phones -- which in the future could be used to unlock doors and make credit-card purchases -- is driving demand for new and stronger security products, companies exhibiting at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona said.
(News) RIM's new multimedia BlackBerry set to compete with Apple iPhone and high-end handsets from Samsung and LG.
(News) With much of the growth in the mobile phone market expected to come from emerging markets, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has stepped up development of advanced processors designed for low-cost handsets.
(News) Responding to demand for ultra-thin designs, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB has announced a new Walkman music phone -- its slimmest handset yet. The product is one of several announced Tuesday ahead of the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona next week.
(Reviews) Superthin, multimedia-oriented clamshell phone speeds up downloads, but playback isn't always satisfying.
(Reviews) No-cost handsets from major U.S. carriers come with fair to above-average features.
(News) News in Brief
(News) Japanese carrier unveils slim 3G phones from NEC and Panasonic, Bravia-branded handset from Sony.
(News) NTT DoCoMo and Mitsubishi say that Sanyo-made batteries may overheat and catch fire.
(Reviews) The SGH-T719 features BlackBerry push e-mail in a long, elegant flip phone.
(Reviews) How well does Cingular's new music service work with a sleek new handset from Samsung?
(Reviews) The latest addition to Motorola's style-centric stable is as attractive as the popular Razr phones and has many of the same features.
(How To) How to Buy a Cell Phone
(Reviews) These are the top cell phone-PDAs today, but ratings and rankings can change quickly due to pricing and technology changes, so check back frequently for the latest info.
(Reviews) These are the best standard cell phones today, but ratings and rankings can change quickly due to pricing and technology changes so check back frequently for the latest info.
(News) Everyone benefits as Apple continues to flood the market with consumer electronics of the noncomputer persuasion.
(News) Apple CEO Steve Jobs expected to announce phone during keynote speech today at MacWorld.
(Reviews) The capable and extremely light PDA/phone is impressive, but it suffers from a few design quirks and occasionally poky performance.
(Reviews) With big screens, QWERTY keyboards, and fast Net connections, sleek phones are packing PC-like power. We'll help you choose the right one.
(Reviews) This sleek cell phone adds a serviceable camera and multimedia features to BlackBerry's already terrific e-mail capabilities.
(Reviews) Choosing the right cell phone carrier and plan is just as important as picking the phone itself. Here's what you need to know before you go shopping.
(News) New VOIP phones carry the name many believed would be assigned to an iPod/cell phone combo offering from Apple.
(reviews) Top 5 Cell Phone-PDAs
(reviews) Sony Ericsson W810
(reviews) Samsung SGH-d807
(reviews) Nokia 8801
(reviews) Nokia 7370
(reviews) Motorola Pebl Colors
(reviews) LG Fusic
(reviews) Helio Hero
(reviews) Top 10 Cell Phones
(online_columns) Dialed In: Hands On With the First 3.2-Megapixel Camera Phone
(news) Verizon's Chocolate Cell Phone Challenges iPod
(news) Nokia Tests Cellular Wi-Fi Phones
(news) Motorola Expands Razr Lineup
(news) Yahoo Software Lands on Motorola Phones
(reviews) Web-Enabled Handsets Deliver a Squeaky-Clean Internet
(news) Mobile Phones to Get Tactile Touch Screens
(reviews) Pick the Perfect Cell Phone
(howto) Smart Gadgets = More Productivity
(news) Fancy Features Don't Sell Cell Phones
(reviews) Cell Phone Fashion Show
(reviews) T-Mobile SDA
(reviews) Sony Ericsson W600i
(reviews) Samsung SGH-ZX10
(reviews) Samsung SGH-T809
(reviews) Samsung MM-A900
(reviews) RIM Blackberry 7130e
(reviews) Nokia N90
(reviews) Motorola Slvr L7
(reviews) Motorola Razr V3c
(reviews) LG F9200
(reviews) Kyocera Amp'd Mobile Angel
(reviews) Top 5 Cell Phone-PDAs
(reviews) Top 10 Cell Phones
(news) Reports: Apple, Softbank Plan iPod Phone
(news) Samsung Shows Super Slim Cell Phones
(news) Nokia Phones Find Hot Spots
(reviews) Back Up Your Cell Phone's Address Book
(news) New Nokia Phones Focus on Photos, Videos
(news) Nokia, MIT Seek Smarter Mobile Phones
(news) Sprint Helps Parents Keep Tabs on Kids
(news) Mobile Phones Grow Even More Popular
(news) Disney Mobile Aims Squarely at Families
(news) T-Mobile Bets on Phone Chic
(news) It's Raining Cell Phones in Las Vegas
(reviews) Do You Watch TV on Your Cell Phone?
(howto) Switching Wireless Carriers
(howto) Upgrade Your Smart Phone
(news) Ring Tones Are Music Too
(news) Sprint Nextel Sues to Stop Sales of Phone Records
(news) Motorola: Razr Problem Is History
(news) CeBIT: Samsung Shows 10-Megapixel Camera Phone
(news) CeBIT : BenQ's New Phones Come Calling
(howto) Wipe Your Cell Phone's Memory Before Giving It Away
(reviews) Slick Cell Phone Gadgets
(news) Samsung Phone Features 8GB Hard Drive
(news) Mobile Phone Sales Reach Record Levels
(news) Sony Ericsson Unwraps Blogging Phones
(news) Can Your Cell Phone Help With the Laundry?
(reviews) LG Phone Gets the Message
(news) Yahoo's Go Mobile Comes Calling
(news) Cell Phone Calls on Memory Stick Micro
(news) High-End Mobile Phones Prove Popular
(reviews) A New Tune for Cell Phones
(news) Verizon Wireless Gets Tuneful
(reviews) Best Cell Phones of 2005
(news) CES 2006: Samsung's Fast-Data-Download Cell Phone
(news) Cops, Crooks Find Cell Phones Handy Tools
(reviews) Rokr vs. Walkman: No Clear Winner
(tech_tuesday) Ring a Ding Ding
(tech_tuesday) Switching Carriers
(tech_tuesday) Moving Up the Phone Chain
(news) Nokia Unveils Smart Phone
(reviews) Two Sleek Cell Phones With Handy Data Entry
(news) Industry Group Fights Cell Phone Smut
(news) Google Local Reaches Cell Phones
(reviews) Cells Get Audio Savvy
(howto) Lost Cell Phone, Take Two
(news) Mobile E-Mail Draws Chatter
(news) Nokia Launches Open-Source Browser
(reviews) The Music Phones: Rokr vs. Walkman
(news) Use Your Cell Phone Instead of Your Credit Card
(news) Nokia Unveils Mobile Business Apps
(reviews) Cell Phones for Kids
(howto) If You Lose Your Cell Phone
(howto) Cell Phone Safety
(news) Cell Phones Don't Cause Tumors, Study Finds
(news) iTunes Phone Launch Expected Next Week
(news) Lawmakers Debate In-Flight Cell Phone Use
(reviews) Handsets: Let These Entertain You
(news) Disney Plans U.S. Wireless Phone Service for Families
(news) Philips Develops Platform for $20 Cell Phones
(news) Top 10 Cell Phone Wish List
(news) Phones Use GPS to Show You the Way
(news) Ericsson, Napster Team for Mobile Phone Music
(news) Samsung Goes QWERTY for Cell Phones
(news) Who Is Controlling Your Bluetooth Phone?
(news) Mobile Phone Industry Tries to Clean Up Its Act
(news) Mobile Phone Sales Hit New Highs
(news) Pantech Gives Cell Phones a New Twist
(howto) Wild, Wacky, Mobile Phones
(news) Is Your Cell Phone Ratting on You?
(news) R-Rated Cell Phones
(news) Nokia Launches Multimedia Smart Phones
(news) Hot Phones and Music Players
(howto) Newest Cell Phone Features
(tech_tuesday) You Are Here
(tech_tuesday) Phone, Infected?
(tech_tuesday) What's a Cell Phone, Anyway?
(news) Jamster Slammed for Mobile Selling Practices
(news) Cell Phone Doubles as a Camcorder
(news) Samsung Phone Features a Hard Drive
(news) The Palms That Won't Be Palms
(news) Samsung Flashes 7-Megapixel Camera Phone
(news) Antivirus Companies Report First Mobile Messaging Worm
(howto) The 411 on World Phones
(news) Can I Call You on My Camera?
(news) Vodafone Shows Mobile TV
(news) Lost Your Cell Phone? Call a Cab!
(news) Motorola Plans $40 Phone for the Poor
(news) Shake That Cell Phone
(news) Broadcom Demos Multimedia Cell Phone Chip
(news) Sony Ericsson Plans Walkman Phone
(news) Nokia and Microsoft Bring E-mail, Music to Phones
(news) MasterCard Uses Cell Phones to Fight Fraud
(news) Post-It Notes Go Mobile
(news) Watch TV While on the Run
(news) EarthLink Readies Cell Phone Service
(news) Samsung Phone Senses 3-D Movements
(news) Samsung Phones Convert Words to Text
(news) Verizon Sends TV to 3G Phones
(howto) Cell Phone Recycling
(news) Study: Mobile Phones Affect DNA
(news) FCC Moves Toward Voice, Data, Broadband on Planes
(reviews) Cell Phones for E-Mail Fans
(howto) Privacy Watch: Cell Phones Get Chatty With Hackers
(news) ESPN Eyes Mobile Phone Market
(news) Nokia Demos Mobile Call Using IPv6
(reviews) Two new Motorola handsets will appeal to text-messaging addicts and fashionistas, respectively.
(howto) How to Buy a Wireless Phone
(reviews) Cell Phones Do Broadband
(news) Panasonic Unveils International 3G Cell Phone
(news) Samsung Shows 5-Megapixel Camera Phone
(news) Mitsubishi's new technology should lead to handsets with high-resolution cameras by next year.
(news) Motorola will test handsets that include wireless payment functions.
(news) New law may allow theaters to install cell phone jammers.
(reviews) Sierra Wireless promises easy corporate syncing, but we hit some snags.
(reviews) New phones offer more features and higher-resolution images, but don't ditch your stand-alone camera.
(news) A proposal for a wireless phone directory raises concerns in Congress.
(news) Upcoming mobile phones will support Secure Digital flash memory.
(news) Five companies are teaming up to deliver broadcast programming to wireless handsets.
(news) Hitachi and Intel are teaming up to add storage to more mobile devices.
(news) Today's hottest cell phones feature full keyboards.
(news) Strobes extend the reach of phone camera's flash.
(howto) Time for a new cell phone, service plan...or both? Use this guide to pick the perfect ones for your needs and budget.
(news) Mobile phone tune may play too loudly, Siemens says.
(reviews) Low-frills phones are cheap--and some are even free with a signed contract.
(news) Service lets you travel with live television streamed to your cell phone.
(news) Airline personnel say they've tried 'em all--and praise cell phone service's reliability and support.
(news) Pay-as-you-go mobile phones provide contract-free service.
(news) They're not just for talking.
(news) How to pick the right one.
(news) Now that you can keep your phone number when you switch carriers, should you change your provider? We asked the experts.
(resource) This is your chance to vent about problems you've encountered with your cell phone service.
(reviews) Motorola offers a cellular GPS navigation service.
(news) Latest crop of wireless phones offers better cameras and faster net speeds.
(news) Plastic skins with embedded chips change and customize the Identity phone's personality in seconds.
(news) A new breed of handsets capable of three, four, or even five functions--from capturing 1-megapixel images to playing MP3s to video recording--is coming soon.
(news) A different kind of custom design calls for 'crystallizing' handhelds.
(reviews) From photo sharing to instant messaging, new cell-phone services offer far more than voice calls. We rate your options and identify the glitches.
(news) Stylish, high-resolution digital camera phones offer options for images fit to print.
(news) From pen-shaped phones to cellular jewelry, here's what was on display at the annual cell phone show.
(news) Two 3G handsets join Windows smartphone in expanding MotoPro lineup.
(reviews) Nextel, Sprint PCS, and Verizon Wireless let you chat instantly with friends and colleagues miles away.
(reviews) Windows Mobile-equipped phone offers some PDA functions but is a challenge to master.
(reviews) Some of the latest devices tout higher resolution, digital zoom, photo effects, and exposure adjustments. Our top choice is Motorola's V600 for its useful photographic features. Consider Nokia's 3660 if you want to record short video clips.
(news) Upcoming mobile phones offer innovative keyboards and speech recognition features.
(news) Cell phones with cameras let anyone capture--and share--candid shots of you.
(howto) Follow these tips to help ensure smooth sailing when you switch mobile phone services.
(howto) Inexpensive hardware, inexpensive wireless services.
(news) Are combo devices poised to explode, pushing networks to new heights too?
(howto) Phones, PCs, PDAs: What you need to know.
(news) New handsets offer multiplayer gaming and music apps.
(news) Combo devices, more connectivity choices on display at CTIA.
(reviews) Take quick snaps and e-mail them with these wireless phones, but don't count on the photos to be keepers.
(howto) PDAs are doomed. And that's okay.
(news) Latest models go vertical, rather than trying to package everything in a single handset.
(reviews) Cell phone supports downloadable Java applications.
(news) Handsets bundle MP3 players, browsers, cameras--and more nontraditional designs are in the works.
(news) Hop-on.com releases $40 disposable cell phone, supporting most metro markets.
(reviews) A mobile phone's voice and data capabilities are only as good as the wireless service plan that goes with them.
(news) A different kind of picture phone proliferates, letting you snap and send--and use up those cell minutes!
(reviews) We looked at several phones and picked our favorites based on their features, design, and ease of use. When choosing a carrier, be sure to compare calling-plan rates, coverage areas, and wireless services such as Web access, text messaging, and e-mail.
(reviews) Affordable phone has a voice recorder, an internal antenna, and a six-line text display.
(reviews) Java-enabled phone offers a caller ID screen, a speakerphone, and two-way radio functions.
(reviews) Small, innovatively designed phone has unique swiveling cover and circular display.
(reviews) Compact phone has a joystick navigation button, a color screen, and world roaming.
(news) FCC orders carriers to prepare equipment so customers can keep their phone numbers.
(news) Verizon launches service designed to send wide range of PC applications to select phones.