All the talk in the mobile phone world is currently focused on AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, but hey, let's not forget about the other guys. That includes Sprint, which just went official with announcing the Nexus S 4G smartphone from Google. Built by Samsung, the Nexus S 4G comes in stock Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) trim and boasts a 1GHz Hummingbird processor. More specs after the jump.
AT&T over the weekend announced plans to acquire T-Mobile for $39 billion in a deal that could be met with several regulatory hurdles. While the powers that be sort through the red tape, T-Mobile put together a list of frequently asked questions, including the one that's on every T-Mobile subscriber's mind: Will T-Mobile be getting an iPhone? Find out the answer to this and other FAQs after the jump.
As far as we know, you can't make a career out of taking pictures with your cell phone, but you can take a college course teaching you how not to take crappy photos with one. All you have to do is attend Immaculata University in Philadelphia where communications professor Sean Flannery has made it his goal to teach students how to take the best pictures possible with their mobile phones.
Starting tomorrow, March 17th, you'll be able to pick up HTC's much anticipated ThunderBolt smartphone through Verizon for $250 with a two-year service agreement. The ThunderBolt is the first smartphone able to take full advantage of Verizon's 4G LTE network, and you can expect download speeds of 5-12Mbps and upload speeds of 2-5Mbps, Verizon says.
Anyone who's ever upgraded their desktop configuration to a multi-display setup inevitably ends up wondering how in the world they ever got by with but a single monitor. Well, we're about to find out if that same concept applies to smartphones, which are essentially little handheld computers that we jam into our pockets.
Merriam-Webster defines "unlimited" as "boundless, infinite" and "not bounded by exceptions." Simple enough, right? It was, at least until wireless carriers got hold of the term and began using it haphazardly. Enter Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, who's apparently as fed up as we are with companies touting unlimited plans that aren't truly unlimited.
We got our hands on Motorola's Atrix 4G earlier this week. It's an interesting device. Fueled by Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor, it's definitely one of if not the fastest smartphone we've ever seen. The hook, of course, is that you can plug this phone into a propriertary laptop dock and gain access to a fairly full suite of productivity applications.
How does it all work out? Find out below as Editor in Chief George Jones spotlights the best and worst of this would-be laptop replacement.
We had just about given up thinking Apple would ever release a white iPhone 4, that is until the rumors proved true that Apple's second generation iPad tablet would be available in both black and white. If Apple can build a white tablet, can a white iPhone 4 be far behind? Apparently not, according to one analyst who says it will ship next month.
Some time ago Sony Ericcson was supposed to build a Windows Phone 7 device, but those plans were put on hold when Sony Ericcson got cold feet about the risk of "standardizing" its smartphones. A year later, some blurry pictures of a supposed Sony Ericcson Windows Phone 7 device surfaced at Lizhecome, a Chinese blog site. Could this be the real deal?
Research firm Gartner fanned the flames of anti-PC fanboism by essentially declaring that mobile PCs are dead. To be fair, Gartner didn't actually say as much in so many words, but it sure did paint a pretty grim picture for the future of notebooks and netbooks, which Gartner predicts will have a tough time competing with tablets. Listening to Gartner, you'd think that by this time next year, we're all going to be a bunch of iPad and iPhone toting hipsters too cool for for PCs. More blasphemy after the break.