Samsung Omnia Touchscreen Phone Priced and Dated

Samsung's eerily similar » 11/23/08 1:30pm 11/23/08 1:30pm touch screen handset for Verizon Wireless, the , is ready for your fingerprints. Well, it will be ready when it launches on December 8 for $250 (after $70 rebate). Eager beavers can get a hold of it early online on November 26. While it looks like the Instinct, the is impressive, even if…

First Screens of Firefox Mobile Surface with Few Surprises, No Release…

Early October saw Mozilla CEO John Lilly claiming Firefox Mobile » 10/12/08 2:00pm 10/12/08 2:00pm would be available in a few weeks. That's still the case today, but one additional bit of info we can deliver to you are some of the first screen shots of the browser to hit the net. According to the Unwired, these screens are of Firefox Mobile running…

Cryptex Phone Concept Makes Calls a Puzzling Experience

Sometimes I pick up my phone and say to myself "Gee, this communication device just isn't cryptic enough. It's too user friendly and not enough like a puzzle out of the Da Vinci Code." Apparently designer Marc Schömann was listening in, because he's now created a baton style mobile that forces you to twist sections… » 7/19/08 4:15pm 7/19/08 4:15pm

Music Fans in UK This Weekend Treated to Pedal-Power For Their Phones

The only real problem with today's portable electronics is battery life. The gear gets more powerful but sadly battery technology really hasn't kept up, that's why we write about things like solar power. But there are also nifty things called dynamos, devices you pump or crank to juice up your batteries. O2, a large… » 7/01/08 11:26pm 7/01/08 11:26pm

Adobe Open Screen Initiative to Make Flash Suck Less on Mobiles

Adobe's Open Screen Project, which combines such companies like Nokia, Moto, Cisco, Sony Ericsson, Verizon, Qualcomm and Marvell, aims to make Flash more like Java. Namely, they want to make sure the platform Flash runs on is consistent, meaning developers can code once instead of many times. The project will try to… » 5/02/08 1:20pm 5/02/08 1:20pm

Japan Only: Solar Charger Cellphone Charm

Strap-Ya has accomplished what we thought was impossible; they've created a useful cellphone charm: a small solar cell that retains energy for when your handset is out of juice. Simply clip it in, and it will give you the vital power boost in your second of need. If the sun is playing away from home, the solar charger… » 2/05/08 5:25am 2/05/08 5:25am