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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.