Tag Archives: mobile phones

Review: Motorola Quench

by: LIA TIMSON You can’t blame Motorola, or any other phone manufacturer, for jumping on the Android bandwagon and launching a seemingly unlimited number of handsets to take advantage of Google’s free operating system. So it was with some degree … Continue reading

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No Kin Do: Microsoft Keeps Limping Into the Mobile Era

The life of Microsoft’s Kin was hard and short — delayed development, feuding executives and last-minute changes in OSes were just some of the problems that reportedly plagued the platform. But the phone shoppers out there don’t care about behind-the-scenes bickering. They just want the coolest stuff out there, with touchscreens, real app stores and affordable prices, and Microsoft isn’t cooperating. Continue reading

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Topo Maps for iPhone Won’t Lose You

By: Chris Maxcer If you’re driving around on pavement in the United States, chances are you’re often within cellular service, which means you can use Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Maps and Google Earth, along with your iPhone’s built-in GPS feature, to … Continue reading

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Cellphone industry attacks San Francisco measure on radiation

San Francisco, a city that banned the plastic bag, now has waded into the muddy territory of cellphone radiation, setting off a call to arms in the $153 billion wireless industry. In June the Board of Supervisors passed a law … Continue reading

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New ways to double phone battery life

by: John D. Sutte Think you need to buy a new phone to get better battery life? Maybe not, if researchers get their way. A handful of universities and research labs are working on simple changes to Wi-Fi technology that … Continue reading

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Indian mobile brands ring loud and clear

by: Bhupesh Bhandari Till a year ago, they were just irritants. Today, they are a serious threat. Homegrown mobile phone brands have blown a serious hole in the pockets of their multinational rivals. According to the Voice & Data annual … Continue reading

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Russian cell phone users get free Facebook access0

Facebook has launched a joint project with Russian mobile operators on free access to its website via cell phones, an official of the social networking company said. The Facebook Zero project was aimed at cooperating with mobile operators, whose subscribers … Continue reading

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