Giz Explains: What's the Difference between GSM and CDMA?

America is divided! One faction is powerful and entrenched. The other is respected by the rest of the world, but can't seem to seize power here. I'm talking, obviously, about our cellphones. » 9/14/10 2:00pm 9/14/10 2:00pm

Garmin-Asus Nuvifones Coming: First G60, Then WM, Then Android

Forget Eee Phones: Garmin and Asus have created a strategic alliance to design, build and sell co-branded Nuvifones, starting with the original one—now called G60—and probably moving towards Windows Mobile and Android. » 2/04/09 1:30am 2/04/09 1:30am

Dell Builds Prototype Android and Windows Mobile Phones, May Finally…

Stop me if you've heard this one: Dell might go into the smartphone business. OOOLLLDDD? But today the WSJ reports Dell's closer than ever, with prototypes built in two different styles and two competing platforms. » 1/29/09 8:48pm 1/29/09 8:48pm

DSTL1 Android Smartphone Is Battlestar Galactica's iPhone

This is the Android-based, 3-inch Sharp touchscreen, General Mobile DSTL1. And it is everything the T-Mobile isn't: A stunning design and features combination that may convince regular consumers to choose the Android platform over iPhone. » 1/27/09 1:00pm 1/27/09 1:00pm

Motorola Teaser Vid for Upcoming Z12 Media Phone?

A Motorola teaser video popped up on YouTube, complete with people lugging around TVs, laptops, CDs and DVD players. The spot ends with the statement "It doesn't have to be this hard." Word on the 'nets is this vid is for Motorola's Z12 phone, which is said to have significant multimedia features (mobile video, 5 MP… » 2/04/08 7:59pm 2/04/08 7:59pm

Dell, Google May Make Joint Android/Google Phone Announcement at 3GSM

"Senior industry sources" are making the bold claim that Dell and Google are going to announce a joint effort to make THE GOOGLE PHONE at the 3GSM conference in February. That sounds unlikely to us, and with Dell's history of putting their name on other people's gadgets (the iPod, for example), if anything it's… » 1/30/08 4:15pm 1/30/08 4:15pm

My favorite 3GSM iPod Substitute: More Shots of the Sony Ericsson w880…

In my mad dash to get to Spain (I had a little over 24 hours to pack, find a hotel, etc), I forgot to charge my iPod. Now if I woulda had one of these mobiles by my side, everything would've been alright. Granted, none of these phones would have lasted me the full 6+ hour flight from NY to Barcelona, but they… » 2/16/07 7:04am 2/16/07 7:04am

Big and Proud: More Impressions of the Nokia e90 and the iMate Ultimate

I'm pretty superficial when it comes to my cell phones. I like them thin and stylish—drop them in your pocket and forget they're there. They gotta be smart too, I won't settle for any crap interface (although since I'm on Verizon, that's tough to do). So you'd think I'd be all over Samung's new Ultra series, right.… » 2/16/07 5:57am 2/16/07 5:57am

Locked in Glass: Five 3GSM Phones We'd Snatch in a Heartbeat

It's the final day here at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and of all the phones I've seen, after the jump are the five I'd like to take back home with me. That is, if they hadn't been locked up in glass and/or under tight supervision. » 2/15/07 11:14am 2/15/07 11:14am

The Beauty Behind the LG Prada Phone

It's day 4 here at 3GSM and the LG booth is once again packed with beautiful people and geeks alike. Everyone clamming to get some one-on-one time with the LG Prada lovechild. But today we come to you with some dirt on the LG Prada guardian, she's none other than Miss Barcelona 2003 semi-finalist, Laura Ocano… » 2/15/07 7:07am 2/15/07 7:07am

3GSM 2007: I Heart Motorola's Z8 Banana-Slider and Q9 Smartphone

Without a doubt, the Moto Q9 and the Z8 were the stars of Motorola's 3GSM booth. As a current Q owner, I can say the Q9 has some nice improvements. Most noticeably is the new QWERTY keyboard, which is spaced slight differently than the Q's, but just as comfortable to use. I'm not a fan of sliders, but the Z8 is also… » 2/15/07 12:31am 2/15/07 12:31am

3GSM: Battle of the Rotating Cellphone Screens

Look, we know these aren't coming to the US. But Asia's TV phones are too beautiful to not at least gawk over. And at 3GSM, there were plenty of mobiles with flipping, sliding, rotating screens, with my personal (clamshell) favorites being Sharp's AQUOS phone (which we had seen before) and NTT DoCoMo's upcoming F903iX… » 2/14/07 8:40pm 2/14/07 8:40pm

Heavy Breathing with NTT DoCoMo's Alcohol Phone

We've shown you NTT DoCoMo's breathalayzer cell phone before, but here it is in the flesh at 3GSM. The phone is aimed at limosuine and bus companies, so unless you're a true alchie who needs to be told when it's ok to drive, you're not getting this phone. So we decided to put it to the test and see how sober (or… » 2/14/07 7:30pm 2/14/07 7:30pm

Nokia CK-15W Bluetooth Display Car Kit

Another product from Nokia announced at 3GSM is the CK-15W Bluetooth display car kit. This device can sync up with your Nokia or other-branded phone and allow for full control of the phone functionality on the 2.2-inch color display. Make calls, receive calls, see contact list info and more on the small, full-color… » 2/14/07 1:45pm 2/14/07 1:45pm

iMate's Ultimate Series Run WM6 and Feature VGA Screens

Looks like HTC's X7500 might have met its match. This beauty here is iMate's Ultimate 7150. A tablet/handheld/UMPC type smartphone that not only runs Windows Mobile 6, but also rocks the eye candy with a nice 3.8-inch VGA screen. The GSM/EDGE phone supports HSDPA connectivity and comes with built-in Wi-Fi and… » 2/14/07 1:18pm 2/14/07 1:18pm

Hands-On Video Of Nokia'a Mobile YouTube Service


At 3GSM, Nokia shows off how it plans to change the course of human history with its Video Center mobile YouTube service, first noticed on Monday. Since being able to watch all those high quality YouTube videos is of such great import in the grand scheme of things, I suppose being able to view them on-the-go is the… » 2/14/07 7:20am 2/14/07 7:20am

3GSM's Smallest Mobile: the Neonode N2

And here is Neonode's latest baby, the N2, all wrapped up in its blanket. There's pretty much no way this phone will ever get U.S. citizenship, but if you love ultra-small gadgets, it doesn't get any smaller than this. The finger-stroke navigation takes a lot of getting used to (especially in a handheld that's the… » 2/13/07 11:10pm 2/13/07 11:10pm

One Night Stand with the HTC X7500

HTC was showing plenty of love for Windows Mobile at their 3GSM booth. Their number one star, however, was the X7500, the UMPC, laptop, smartphone hybrid that's seen more name changes than Prince. Spec-wise, we all know what the X7500 has to offer, so I won't rehash that. Instead I'll talk about what it's like using… » 2/13/07 10:47pm 2/13/07 10:47pm

Quark Smartphone: Nvidia's iPhone Crusher

True video iPod or iPhone killer? To be honest, Nvidia's Quark smartphone has the makings of both. Unfortunately, it's only a concept, but if this is the ace up Nvidia's sleeve, we're psyched. First off, the Quark is a smartphone with a 3-inch touch-screen display. Aside from the power/hold switch, there are no… » 2/13/07 9:16pm 2/13/07 9:16pm