Mobile Browser Battlemodo: Which Phones Deliver The Real Web

Before 2007, using the internet on your phone would make you want to kill yourself, if you were dumb enough to believe the crap splattered across that tiny screen even was the "internet." But the combination of increased bandwidth and better mobile software means that more phones really are promising to deliver the … » 11/19/08 11:00am 11/19/08 11:00am

IE Mobile 6 Will Not Be Available For Existing WinMo Smartphones

The Windows Mobile team has confirmed that the upcoming IE Mobile 6 browser » 11/13/08 3:50pm 11/13/08 3:50pm or "IE 6 on 6" will not be made available as a separate download for current WinMo 6.1 smartphones. Instead, the update will only show up on devices released starting at the end of this year or in early 2009. The reason, according to…

Pharos Unveils Traveler 117 and 127 Unlocked WinMo GPS Smartphones

Rumors have been floating around for a few weeks now, but today Pharos » 11/12/08 9:00am 11/12/08 9:00am has officially unveiled two new additions to their Windows Mobile GPS smartphone lineup—the Traveller 117 and 127. Generally, another GPS-enabled phone is nothing to get all that excited about, but tri-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 2-megapixel cam / front…

Dealzmodo Hack: Cooked Software Revives HTC Phones

HTC has always known their biggest weakness: Windows Mobile. They've done their best to hide the aged interface in glossy costumes and bolster performance, but they can only do so much—the OS is slow, buggy and can drain battery life on certain hardware. Luckily, Windows Mobile responds well to per-device… » 11/06/08 2:00pm 11/06/08 2:00pm

Next Month on Verizon: Samsung Omnia, HTC Touch Pro and More

If the BlackBerry Storm isn't quite your beat, Verizon's got a surprisingly sturdy brigade of other phones coming out next month, headlined by Samsung's Omnia and HTC's Touch Pro (sorry, XV6850—why won't you just let HTC be, Verizon?). The Omnia's keeping the same crappy UI, but it'll be tarted up red, the way VZW… » 10/24/08 1:30pm 10/24/08 1:30pm

Giz Explains: Illustrated Guide to Smartphone OSes

You're more likely than ever to buy a smartphone, not just because they do so much more than dumb feature phones, with real email, decent web browsing and downloadable applications, but because they're cheaper than ever. With the exception of some expensive ass unlocked-but-unsubsidized European models, you… » 10/09/08 2:00pm 10/09/08 2:00pm

Zune on Windows Mobile Confirmed by Steve Ballmer

Microsoft's Ballmer has just confirmed that Zune software will be coming to Windows Mobile devices as well as other phones, as sort of a really late follow-up to Robbie Bach's » 10/02/08 6:40pm 10/02/08 6:40pm comments on the same subject. Ballmer goes one step further than Robbie, who just made vague comments on the platform, and said this: We're…