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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 6: Let the 'Mango' Games Begin!

    30 Days With Windows Phone 7: Day 6

  • Opinion: Hummingbird Brings Your Bricked Phone Back to Life

    Bricking a gadget--that is, rendering it unusable--is a risk that all gadget hackers and tinkerers take. Bringing a bricked phone back to life can be a pain too, but a pair of XDA Developers may have found a quicker solution to the issue.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 4: App, Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

    It's all about the apps. With a smartphone, the mobile OS and default apps just form a foundation, but it is the apps that you apply on top that foundation that make the device uniquely yours, and enable it to be the indispensible tool you need it to be. For today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post, I am going to take a look at the apps and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace that sells them.

  • Opinion: A Baseball Sim for Hard-Core and Casual Gamers Alike

    Com2Us's 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2011 is an excellent title for baseball fans and baseball video game fans. 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2011 features all of the latest players, their stats, team and coach information, and even batting orders and pitching rotations for the 2011 season. On top of that, it offers a simple-yet-fun baseball simulation for people who are less interested in the numbers.

  • Opinion: Google Bought Motorola for the Hardware, After All

    Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility last month wasn't just about the patents. The Mountain View, Calif. company is interested in the hardware business, too.

  • Opinion: Did Police Impersonators Try to Get iPhone Prototype?

    The case of Apple's second lost iPhone prototype just got even weirder, with one man claiming that police impersonators demanded to search his home for the missing handset.

  • Opinion: 30 Days With Windows Phone 7

    Today starts a new "30 Days" series. This month I am abandoning my iPhone 4 to spend 30 Days With Windows Phone 7. I have an HTC HD7S with Windows Phone 7, and I am all set to see what Microsoft's mobile OS has to offer.

  • Opinion: Did Apple Really Lose Another iPhone?

    The Web was buzzing Wednesday with reports that an Apple employee had lost yet another iPhone prototype in a bar. Whether or not this is indeed the case is now less clear, following some additional reporting and investigation.

  • Opinion: Apple Loses Another iPhone Prototype in a Bar

    Remember the iPhone 4 scandal of 2010? Well apparently Apple didn't learn its lesson the first time, and it's misplaced yet another top-secret iPhone prototype. This time, however, it was (supposedly) an iPhone 5.

  • Opinion: Why I Get Apps From Amazon, Not Google

    Apple makes a lot of noise about the size of its iOS app store, and there's something to be said for selection, sure. But in my view, having the most apps isn't the same as having the best apps, and I generally like what I get with Android more. Of course, that's not an objective statement about the merits of the two platforms; it's a subjective, personal preference. But one thing I don't like about Android's App Market is its slightly-too-open open-door policy on app submissions. That's why I download my apps from Amazon these days.

  • Opinion: Sprint Hiking Early Termination Fees for Smartphones

    Sprint believes that the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger will increase costs for consumers. So is it hypocritical that Sprint is making its own plans more expensive? According to Sprint enthusiast blog Sprintfeed, Sprint will hike early termination fees on September 9.

  • Opinion: App Creates Mobile Cloud for Android, Windows

    Wyse is introducing the concept of a personal cloud--a seamless connection between your mobile device and your PC--with the launch of the latest version of Wyse PocketCloud Pro for Android. The new PocketCloud Pro challenges file syncing and transfer services by providing drag and drop file sharing between Android mobile devices and Windows PCs.

  • Opinion: Android Photo Apps, Backing Up Photos on a Trip

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can't promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus. For more frequently asked questions, read my newsletters from May, June, and July.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5 May Get Metal Back, Sub-4-inch Display

    The still-unacknowledged iPhone 5, expected to make its debut in October, is now expected to sport a metal back instead of glass, and its screen size will not exceed 4 inches, contrary to earlier reports.

  • Opinion: Restaurant Lets Phone Orders Go to the Front of the Line

    Of all the potential uses for a smartphone, "getting your grilled-cheese sandwich before all those other people waiting in line" should be near the top of the list. Alas, that particular phone feature has largely been the stuff of fantasy... until now.

  • Opinion: Irene Wreaks Havoc on East Coast Communications

    As Hurricane Irene starts to move north along the East Coast of the United States, the first reports of its affects on communications systems are coming in.

  • Opinion: What Do You Need to Survive Hurricane Irene?

    As Hurricane Irene plows through North Carolina on its destructive path up the East Coast of the United States, people need to be prepared. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can use the resources included in the InstaTodo app to guide you.

  • Opinion: HTC's 'Omega' Windows Phone: An Early Look

    HTC is expected to introduce its first Windows Phone "Mango" handsets at a press event next week, but an official photo and details for one of the phones, the HTC Omega, have already leaked out.

  • Opinion: RIM on the Edge: BlackBerry Risks Becoming Irrelevant

    Last week was an eventful one in the smartphone world: Google purchased Motorola Mobility, HP dropped WebOS, and--oh yeah!--Research in Motion announced the availability of its latest BlackBerry smartphones, all running the new BlackBerry 7 OS. The Bold 9900, Torch 9850, and Torch 9810 are all decent phones, but they aren’t strong enough to make RIM phones competitive once more with iPhones and Android handsets. As it continues to lose customers rapidly, RIM needs to take action at once--or BlackBerrys may go the way of [

  • Opinion: Two HP TouchPads With Android Surface, One on eBay

    Everyone who’s been grabbing the $99 and $149 HP TouchPads in the recent fire sale might not be stuck with HP's webOS.



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