You Won't Believe How Smart Dumbphones Actually Are

In spite of iOS and Android's quest towards world domination, it's easy for us overprivileged first-world residents to forget that the spread of the smartphone doesn't affect everyone. In fact, only half of all mobile phones shipped in 2013 are expected to be smartphones. The rest are the slower, clunkier, and… » 7/22/13 1:10pm 7/22/13 1:10pm

The Worst Phones You Can Buy

You might find this hard to believe: not everyone owns an iPhone or one of the several thousand decent Androids for sale or even a Windows phone. Crazy! But what's even more insane is the number of shockingly horrible dumbphones major US carriers are still selling like it's 2006. Here are the worst of the worst. » 5/15/12 9:05am 5/15/12 9:05am

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Dumbphones Are Not the Answer to Smartphone Addiction

We look at the constantly rising numbers for smartphone adoption and just sort of assume that sooner or later, everyone's going to get on board with this thing. But there are some people, young people, who are sticking to dumbphones, and cutting ties with their smartphones. And it's kind of dumb. » 3/26/12 3:20pm 3/26/12 3:20pm

The Most Popular Phone in the World

Nokia has problems. Smartphone problems. Software problems. American problems. But to fully understand what's wrong, we've got to understand what's been right, or to put in another way, what's distracted Nokia. Meet the most popular phone in the world. » 10/19/10 1:40pm 10/19/10 1:40pm

Microsoft Kin Review: The Best Cellphones You'll Never Buy

The Kins have an audience, a sense of style, and—a rarity from Microsoft—a coherent philosophy. They're precocious feature phones, with the potential to make mainstream, phone-based social network not suck. So why are they priced like smartphones? » 5/05/10 12:01am 5/05/10 12:01am