Mobile World Congress 09: The Good, The Bad, the Ugly and the Boring

Despite the new HTC Magic, the Sony Ericsson Idou, and Windows Mobile 6.5—which still is not Windows Mobile 7—the Mobile World Congress was a bag of lame. Some blame the economic crisis. I don't. » 2/19/09 8:40am 2/19/09 8:40am

Verizon LTE Wireless Clocking 60Mbps In US Tests, Confirmed to Launch…

Verizon's rollout of its 4G Long Term Evolution network is in the trial phase in three metro areas, and lucky testers are seeing peak speeds of 60Mbps—wireless. Best of all, 2010 commercial launch is confirmed. » 2/18/09 1:30pm 2/18/09 1:30pm

Coolest Cellphone Interface Ever Is Also Absolutely Useless

Dear people from TAT: I love you, and not only because you are Swedish, but because you really do cool stuff. LIke this Foldout Physics UI for cellphones, running on a TI OMAP 3430 chip. » 2/18/09 6:55am 2/18/09 6:55am

NTT DoCoMo Snap-Apart Phone Belongs in Museum of WTF

Charlie at Wired's Gadget Lab finds NTT DoCoMo's two-piece magnetic phone entertaining, but to me, the reasons it's supposed to be useful range from frivolous to baffling to just plain dumb. » 2/17/09 8:00pm 2/17/09 8:00pm

SIMSense Motion Detecting SIM Card: Drunk Dial Even When You Pass Out

Oberthur Technologies has come up with yet another interesting application of accelerometer technology. Their new SIMSense card is the first motion-sensing SIM card on the planet. » 2/17/09 4:40pm 2/17/09 4:40pm

Why Do the Android Phones Have Chins?

Have you noticed the G1 and G2 both share one common physical trait? Yeah, they both have chins. And there's a reason for it *cue in Bernard Herrmann's Vertigo music* » 2/17/09 12:00pm 2/17/09 12:00pm

Android G2 Hands On: Close to Perfection

HTC and Google are getting closer to perfection with the new Android G2, the HTC Magic. Nice finish, great form factor. Check out our video, including the obligatory comparison with Apple's iPhone, and hands-on impressions: » 2/17/09 10:17am 2/17/09 10:17am

How Not To Make a Touchscreen Phone

Samsung's slogan here in Barcelona is "The Power of Touch." It should have been "The Power to Drive You Freakin' Bonkers" because their touch technology continues to be bad bad bad. BAD. » 2/17/09 7:44am 2/17/09 7:44am

Bluetooth Over Wi-Fi Zoomtastic Speed Shocks Our Pants Off

If there's a must-have mobile technology this year, that's Bluetooth over Wi-Fi. Easy-to-establish, peer-to-peer Bluetooth connectivity seamlessly coupled with Wi-Fi speeds. As the video shows, the experience is perfect. I want this in my iPhone. » 2/17/09 7:25am 2/17/09 7:25am

AT&T CEO Slips Up, Possibly Confirming Dell Smartphone Rumors

AT&T's Mobility CEO just referred to the fact that "Dell announced they're entering the smartphone market." The thing is, despite very convincing evidence that it's happening, they haven't. UPDATED » 2/17/09 7:10am 2/17/09 7:10am

Android G2: HTC Magic Officially Announced

Vodafone has taken the HTC Magic out of their big red hats in their MWC 2009 press conference. The rumors were true: You can see the fabled Android G2 from every angle after the jump. » 2/17/09 6:32am 2/17/09 6:32am

Hyundai MB400 Phone Looks Like a Bad Apple Fan Concept from 2006

Still bitter that Apple didn't use your totally rad theoretical iPhone concept all those years ago? You know, the iPod with Photoshopped phone icons on it? Well, have I got a phone for you! » 2/17/09 6:25am 2/17/09 6:25am

Samsung Omnia HD Hands On Video: Amazing Screen, Still Bad Response

When I tried the original Omnia I said it had "a poorly designed interface, lousy response time, buggy software, and it felt cheap and fat on my hand." The Omnia HD changes some things. » 2/17/09 4:40am 2/17/09 4:40am

LG GD900 Phone Slides to Reveal a See-Thru Keypad

Boy Genius posted an image of this new LG GD900 Phone previewed at Mobile World Congress that appears to be a slider with a chic-looking transparent keypad. Nice. » 2/16/09 10:20pm 2/16/09 10:20pm

Sony Ericcson W995 Walkman Phone: 8MP, Wi-Fi, Media Server, aGPS,…

The Sony Ericsson W995 is a beauty, like all their flagship Walkman phones. This one has 3G, Youtube playback, stereo speakers, aGPS for use with Google Maps, and an honest-to-goodness 3.5mm jack. » 2/16/09 2:19pm 2/16/09 2:19pm

Acer's First Smartphones Are Missing Something

Acer has unveiled their rumored smartphones, the X960, F900, M900, and DX900. And they don't look half bad, other than lacking WinMo 6.5 and being a tad on the chunky side. Here's a rundown: » 2/16/09 2:16pm 2/16/09 2:16pm

Windows Mobile 6.5 Hands On: The New Interface Rocks

I like the new Windows Mobile 6.5 interface, specially the new home screen, which is brilliantly executed. Running on the new HTC Touch Diamond 2, everything looked smoother, cleaner, and matched the iPhone's lick factor. » 2/16/09 1:00pm 2/16/09 1:00pm

Leaked Nokia N86 Features an 8MP Camera

While today's Nokia announcement onslaught didn't include the N86, some of the company's own press materials leaked the handset. Its claim to fame? An 8MP camera with xenon flash, like the Memoir. [Nokia via BGR] » 2/16/09 12:11pm 2/16/09 12:11pm

All Windows Mobile 6.5 Phones to Feature Physical 'Start' Button

Here's an interesting one-off about Windows Mobile 6.5. Microsoft has mandated that all phones running the OS feature a physical "Start" button. » 2/16/09 10:04am 2/16/09 10:04am

HTC Magic, The Fabled Android G2, Looks Like It's Headed to Vodafone in…

File this under decidedly unconfirmed, but Boy Genius has unearthed official shots and an advertisement that indicate the Android phone we've seen leaked recently as the G2 is Europe-bound as the HTC Magic. » 2/16/09 9:20am 2/16/09 9:20am