Shopping Picks in Cell Phones
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For the first time ever, the Super Bowl will be streamed online and to smartphones. So I say, now’s the perfect time to pick up the iPhone 4S! You’ll be able to download the NFL Mobile smartphone app, which will have exclusive camera angles, in-game highlights and live stats. Score!
Teens love both texting and all things tiny, so yours will go ga-ga for the HP Veer, currently the smallest smartphone on the market. Palm-sized but with a full slide-out keyboard, it also boasts a 5-megapixel camera for top-notch audio and video. Add to that a vivid touchscreen, access to the web, apps and social networks, and the Veer is the perfect companion for an on-the-go lifestyle.
College students will have more on their plates than ever, between all of their classes and extracurricular activities. They're going to need a phone that can handle their busy lives. This BlackBerry Curve 8530 for Verizon Wireless offers touch-sensitive optical trackpad technology, a memory card slot that supports up to 16 GB micro-SD memory cards, dedicated media control keys on the top of the phone, and a light, slim package.
This fun little gadget will add a new dimension to your camera phone pictures. The Jelly Fish Eye Camera Phone Lens creates a wide-angle, panoramic shot, and a fish-eye effect for up-close objects. Simply attach the lens to your camera phone using the self-adhesive backing (don't worry, it cleanly detaches). The bungee attachment makes it easy to take the lens along with you so you'll never miss the perfect picture moment.
If you've been thinking about indulging in an Apple iPhone 3G, "now is the time" to buy, CNET advises those who've been considering the purchase or upgrade. There's no denying the appeal of this phone, which is part communications device and part entertainment device, all wrapped up in sleek package. Developers have already created thousands of applications you can add to the phone, so there's no shortage of ways to customize it. Go ahead,... more
Introducing the BlackBerry Storm, the first touch-screen BlackBerry that CNET says "will definitely give the Apple iPhone a run for its money" because it "offers consumers and mobile professionals a full-featured smartphone with an innovative touch screen at a good price." The phone uses BlackBerry's "SurePress" touch screen, where you have to press down on the screen (unlike the iPhone), and has dual-mode functionality for seamless world roaming. Other features include a 3.2-megapixel camera,... more
If you're a text messaging addict on a budget - and if you wear tight pants - check out the Pantech Slate. At less than 1 centimeter thick, the Slate is the "world's thinnest messaging device," so it just might fit in the back pocket of your skinny jeans. The phone's slim design, big QWERTY keyboard, and price point ($50 with a 2-year AT&T contract) are its main selling points, but it also offers... more
The new BlackBerry Bold smartphone (RIM changed the name from "BlackBerry 9000") is getting rave reviews. PC World says it's "by far the best BlackBerry yet" and "great for both enterprise users and regular consumers." Gizmodo says it's "RIM's most powerful, polished handset ever." And CNET says the smartphone "impresses with its brilliant display, enhanced productivity tools, and excellent multimedia performance." Features include 3G, Wi-Fi, BlackBerry OS 4.6, Bluetooth, full QWERTY keyboard, GPS, web... more
What's even better than a cell phone with EV-DO, text/video/picture messaging, MP3 player, 2-megapixel camera, microSD card slot, and good call quality? A phone that has all that and a built-in hideaway Bluetooth headset. The LG Decoy is the first phone with such a feature. When you're not using the headset, you can store it right inside the phone. We love the idea of not having to buy a separate headset. And not having... more
Before you jump from the Sprint ship, check out the new Samsung Rant. Design-wise, it's similar to the LG Rumor, with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard (for fast and easy texting, IMing, and emailing), but it's also got EV-DO for high-speed data transfer and access to Sprint's music store, movie channels, and on-demand TV. Additional features include a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and memory card slot. Right now the Rant is just $50 with a... more
Now shipping: The (unlocked) Palm Treo Pro, a smartphone for "mobile professionals" that's a lot less clunky than its predecessors. The Treo Pro offers both a full QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen, and has lots of useful features: 3G (if you use an AT&T SIM), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, 2-megapixel camera, and a memory expansion slot that can hold cards up to 32GB. But at $500, we hope you can... more
Introducing the Peek, a handheld device for email and only email. No phone, no text messages, no Web browser, just email. Designed for "everyday people," or people who don't want all the bells and whistles of an iPhone, Blackerry, or Treo, the Peek is super easy to use, has a well-designed QWERTY keyboard, a full color display, and supports Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, AOL, and other major email clients. The fee is $20 a... more
Before you leave Verizon for AT&T to get the iPhone, consider the LG Dare. PC Magazine gave it an Editors' Choice award, saying it's a "compelling combination" of the iPhone capabilities and Verizon's great network, and that "if you want to play music, take pictures, record videos, surf the Web... the Dare is a blast to use." Features include a 3" color touchscreen display, virtual QWERTY keyboard, 3-megapixel camera (with face detection technology), Bluetooth,... more
Remember when you were a kid, how you could go play in the woods/streets/malls for hours and your parents had no way of finding you? Yeah, well, those days are over, thanks to cell phones (and house arrest ankle bracelets --Ed.). But you don't want to give little kids regular cell phones. Who knows who they'd talk to? And for how long? Enter the new Firefly phone, which has enough features to keep both... more
The new iPhone will have GPS, but if you can't wait until July 11th (or your company won't pay for iPhones), check out the BlackBerry Pearl 8110. The phone has a media player, a 2-megapixel camera with video recording, a web browser, Bluetooth, and QWERTY keyboard, as well as GPS (via the AT&T Navigator service) that lets you see your location on a map or find out where the nearest shops/services are. More
If you want an iPhone, you have to be an AT&T customer, at least for the next 5 years. But Verizon customers can get many of the same features in the LG Voyager VX1000. Although it doesn't have Wi-Fi, it does have a huge 2.8" touchscreen display and a full tactile QWERTY keyboard. The Voyager offers Web browsing, EV-DO support, a music player with dual speakers (stereo!), Bluetooth, integrated GPS, speakerphone, and a 2-megapixel... more
We admit it. We're impressed with your E90 Communicator. It's got everything we'd want in a handheld mobile office: High-speed mobile broadband, viewing and editing Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents, conference calling, a music player, a 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, a microSD expansion slot that accepts cards up to 2GB, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Everything but the kitchen sink. But $900? Are you joking? Is it made out of gold?
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Introducing the first BlackBerry with Wi-Fi, the BlackBerry 8820. Designed for business users, this handheld lets you make calls, check email, send IMs and text messages, view Word/Excel/PowerPoint/PDF files, and surf the web. It doesn't have a camera or 3G support, but it does offer Bluetooth, GPS, a media player with access to XM radio, and a MicroSD expansion card slot. Plus impressive battery life. Available from AT&T for $299.99 after rebates when you... more
Looking for a music phone that's a little more affordable than the iPhone? Check out the LG Muziq, which is just $79.99 from Sprint (with a 2-year contract). The Muziq has an MP3 player with enough memory for 4,000 songs and a built-in FM transmitter that lets you stream music wirelessly through your car stereo or another FM radio. You can also use the phone to access Sirius satellite radio and streaming radio from... more
Built-in GPS, unlocked SIM capabilities, and dual-mode CDMA/GSM are just part of the appeal of the new BlackBerry 8830. Designed for people whose jobs require a lot of travel, the smart phone lets you make calls and receive email in other countries, swap SIM cards in and out, and even send instant messages with an AIM client. Additional features include EV-DO support, an expandable memory card slot, voice-activated dialing, and an integrated music and... more