Tag: smartphones

In a wired world, should we turn off more?

I posted this originally in my blog but I feel it deserves space here too. Sometimes whilst travelling you can overhear discussions which are really interesting. I’m in one of those situations right now. I’m at an airport somewhere in the world an...

Wait a minute. Did we just kill the Smartphone of old?

Remember this ? It's the original SPV (HTC Canary). I bought it back in 2002 and started a little web page about it. The website grew and, after nearly 8 years and several billion hits, we're now in a world of Windows Phone. Tonight I took a trip …

Verizon going into the Pink

Remember when the Pink Project Phones got leaked ? Now there's more info - it's coming to Verizon in the USA. Gizmodo have got hold of some marketing material and it shows Verizon as the carrier. The images are the same as before but there are more wh...

Mobility: An Education in Telephony

My appologies for missing two weeks; South Africa was very intense and left me in no fit state to write this as soon as I got back. I feel it has been improved by the extra time I had, though   As a current denizen of the Scottish …

HTC vs. Apple – The storm clouds gather

The Apple lawsuit against HTC appears to be aimed at Android via HTC. However, there are a number of Windows Mobile handsets included in this too. Apple claims to hold the patent on touch screens, power management, a particular unlocking system and a ...

Apple to sue HTC for Patent Infringement

HTC are doing well. They're doing very well. They arrived in Barcelona, announced three new devices, then took home a huge award. Apple now seem to be flexing their muscles, with an intention to sue HTC for HTC, infringing a massive 20 patents. These ...

HD2 and Motorola Cliq XT arriving in the US, cheap too!

Woaha. First rule of watermarking. Never put your logo right on top of the most important piece of information. TmoNews have got information on the arrival of the HD2 into the USA. It's showing up as $199 after various rebates and probably a fairly ch...

The results of our quick poll – WP7S worth waiting for

See this ? This is Windows Phone 7 Series. It was announced just a couple of weeks back in Barcelona. It's the all-new mobile OS from Microsoft and addresses a lot of the issues of Windows Mobile. Microsoft have taken more control and, although there'...

Windows or Android? Let us know in our 5 second poll

Yes, we know that Microsoft had to press the "reboot" button. The Windows Mobile OS was on a huge range of phones and networks, with additional interfaces and tweaks making updates difficult and time-consuming. Stiff competition from An...

The Gadget Show test – Android and WinMo

OK, the Gadget Show on Five is back and, love them or hate them, it's always good to see some of our favourite handsets on TV. The latest episode is now available to watch online with the Smartphone test starting at 8 minutes in. Jon Bentley goes to …

In video – Acer and others at Mobile World Congress

We were extremely busy last week at the Mobile World Congress. I've just found a few more bits on the camera that you might like. We had a look at the Android Alcatel OT-980 - a new Android device with a sliding QWERTY keypad, plus some of the …

HTC Press Conference – Full high quality video

Did you miss the big HTC announcement on Tuesday ? Well, don't worry. The whole thing was filmed for HTC. This is full professional quality, and you even get to see the reporters and bloggers snapping shots and banging away on their laptops. This show...

Wrap-up – Mobile World Congress 2010

We've spent the last week in Barcelona giving unparalleled coverage of the Mobile World Congress. It was an extremely busy week, ending with a closed UK airport and a walk through a field. News items this week have popped up minute-by-minute, so if yo...

HTC and o2 Team up for Smart roll-out

Now, whilst we don't cover the Qualcomm Brew platform, we were on site for the HTC and o2 anouncement. The HTC Smart, which was announced earlier is to be rolled out across Germany, Ireland and the UK on the o2 network. There's a range of colours and ...

New HTC devices available from devicewire

This morning HTC unveiled two new Android devices (the Desire and Legend), plus a new Windows Mobile device (the HD mini). You'll be able to get the Desire from Orange soon enough, but we've just received word that devicewire.com will be offering th...

HTC Announce three new devices at MWC

Today HTC have unveiled several new handsets. The HTC Desire, pictured here, the HTC HD Mini, pictured here, and the HTC Legend, pictured here. We were lucky enough to play with the Legend a couple of days ago. The build quality and feel is fantast...

HTC Event Tomorrow

HTC have their press conference due at 10.30 tomorrow at Mobile World Congress and I will be there posting all the news live from the hall.  After spotting the HTC Legend today it is pretty obvious that this will be one announcement and other web...

Mobile World Congress 2010 – The night before..

A quick walk around Barcelona tonight reveals just how big the Mobile World Congress is. Planes are overbooked and, when you do arrive, the taxi drivers look at you as you juggle your mobile and laptop and say, "The congress?, Si?" We're stopping just...