cell phones

T-Mobile goes after AT&T Next with print ads, tosses Verizon Edge into the mix

Last week, T-Mobile responded to AT&T Next with some biting comments, criticizing the implementation of the program and the ultimate cost it presents to subscribers. Such resulted in a bit of a carrier-on-carrier battle, and T-Mobile has again called out the program, this time with a couple of print advertisements. Also pulled into the criticism was Verizon Edge, a newly unveiled upgrade program by the carrier.

Researchers use urine to power Samsung cell phone

We all have to charge our cell phones on a regular basis, and we all have to, er, relieve ourselves on a regular basis. Perhaps such was the inspiration behind the work of researchers at the The University of the West of England and University of Bristol who have created a means of charging a cell phone using urine. The technology is called "microbial fuel cells," and a search for funding is underway.

6 billion people now using mobile phones around the world

The smartphone industry may still be in its infancy, but the mobile phone market as a whole is not. Some of us have been using mobile phones since the early '80s, and the 30th anniversary of the first commercially available cell phone is actually coming up next year. Knowing that, it's no surprise that today, the International Telecommunications Union is reporting that six billion people around the world are using mobile phones.

Boeing preparing airlines for cell phone use

With all of the debates going on about whether or not passengers should be allowed to use their mobile devices during a flight, Boeing has just decided to bypass that altogether and start prepping its biggest planes for cell phone use, allowing passengers the opportunity to make phone calls during a flight.

Phones 4U New JUMP offers phone upgrades every 6 months

The popular Phones 4U in the UK have been running a trial since last year for a new smartphone trade in model called JUMP. This stands for "Just upgrade my Phone" and will be allowing customers to do just that. Upgrade their phones in as little as 6 months instead of the usual 1 or 2-year upgrade paths we've seen in the past.

All cellphones in Chile must be sold unlocked

Though this doesn't specifically refer to Android, it undoubtedly applies to every cellphone in Chile. Active immediately Monday, January 16th, all phones sold within the country must be unlocked to use on any mobile phone company. The announcement was made by the Department of Telecommunicaitons of Chile, Subtel today.

Samsung Galaxy Beam: world’s first Android projector phone

Projector phones were supposed to be “the next big thing” in the evolution of cell phones. So far, that hasn’t been the case, there was a non-Android based projector phone released here in the US recently. Needless to say it didn’t do so well as far as sales goes. I personally haven’t seen one in the wild since it was released. Can Samsung break this technology into the mainstream with the Galaxy Beam?

HTC EVO 4G Teardown

Maybe I’m a bit odd but I love seeing a good teardown of popular handsets. Especially when it’s caught on video and at the end it gets reassembled and it still boots up. Hate to be a biz kill but there’s no video for this one, it’s just a good ole teardown of the HTC EVO 4G.

Altek Leo 14MP Android with HD video and optical zoom?

Ok I’ll be the first to say it, all these high megapixel cameras on cell phones are ridiculous and I love it. Altek announced the first 14 megapixel camera phone, it’s called the Leo and it could come equipped with Android. If this does in fact turn out to be an Android phone, it will without a doubt have the best camera available on any Android device, maybe even the best camera on any phone in general.
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