cell phones

  • The end appears near for minute-based voice plans

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    Cell phone users plagued by hefty overage charges can rest easy -- help is on the way, at least in a few years.
  • Does Sprint's Phone Buyback Program Satisfy Need for Greed?

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 1:07 pm

    Sprint Nextel today announced plans to expand its "Buyback" program for wireless devices. Company CEO Dan Hesse, testifying at a green telecom hearing on Capitol Hill, announced the revised plan, which now offers account credit to Sprint customers who turn in up to three "eligible" wireless handsets, regardless of manufacturer or carrier.
  • Cell phones don't create stress or interrupt much personal time - study

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 2:39 pm

    The conventional wisdom is that cell phones create stress in our lives. But a new study of 1,083 Australians finds the opposite may be true. Cell phones may make us feel "less rushed."
  • How the Brain Works: Driving, Cell Phones and Cognitive Abilities

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 4:03 pm

    Is talking on a cell phone while driving dangerous? Here are some figures.
  • DoCoMo goes natural with wooden cell phones

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 4:22 pm

    NTT DoCoMo is experimenting with using compressed wooden cases for cell phones.
  • The 3 hardest things about location independence

    Posted September 1, 2009 - 7:21 pm

    True location independence sounds impossible to a lot of people. Surprisingly, however, the stuff most people think is hard can be easy, and the stuff people think will be easy is hard. The hardest things to come by are attention, electricity and understanding by others about what in the hell you're up to.
  • Why AT&T Killed Google Voice

    Posted August 19, 2009 - 12:37 pm

    Telecom operators are yesterday's business. It's time for a national data policy that encourages innovation. Andy Kessler in the Wall Street Journal discusses Apple's rejection earlier this month of an application for the iPhone called Google Voice, and the ensuing chain of events. Says Kessler: "I'd start with a simple idea.
  • Cell phone users likely to hang up on high cell phone costs, according to new research

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 2:48 pm

    Shift in sonsumer attitudes and habits are already underway with contract-based cell phones and cell phone "extras" set to take biggest hits, prepaid cell phones are poised to gain ground.
  • Cell phone users store too much sensitive data on their phones, according to recent survey

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 9:45 am

    According to the findings of a survey by endpoint data protection security experts, Credant Technologies, 80% of phone users store information on their phones that could easily be used to steal their identities.
  • Cut Your Phone Costs

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 12:38 pm

  • Review

    Nokia N96 (unlocked) smart phone

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 11:06 am

    The Nokia N96 ($775, unlocked) caused a lot of international buzz when it debuted earlier this year. Finally, ten months later, a U.S. version has shipped, but it wasn't worth the long wait.
  • Review

    BlackBerry mobile phones: Excelling the rest

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 2:33 am

    Mobile phone have truly revolutionised the entire system of wireless communication. It seems that people have now got the right medium to enjoy communication at ease. Moreover, the war of the mobile giants have offered one after one high-end gadgets at regular hiatuses.
  • Review

    Nokia Mobile Phones: Star of the Mobile Brand in the World

    Posted November 12, 2008 - 3:42 am

    Nokia's mobiles are mainly known for their battery, which gives a very high standby time. It is enhanced with durable feeling and is light in weight.
  • U.S. mobile users unplugging landlines

    Posted October 5, 2008 - 4:46 pm

    More than one-quarter of mobile-phone users in the U.S. have stopped using their fixed-line phones for voice calls, J.D. Power said.
  • The real problem with cell phones

    Posted June 26, 2008 - 9:19 pm

    As I was considering what to write about today, I started looking around my office. Over in the corner, I noticed a cell phone that dates back at least five years. It features a backlit keyboard, address book, memory dialing, and a few other extras we thought were great back then. After that, I found the cell phone that replace it and realized that it was pretty much the same – it had a backlit keyboard, address book, and memory dialing – and even looked quite similar to the device I purchased a few years prior.
  • There is no such thing as a "good" cell phone carrier

    Posted April 3, 2008 - 10:34 am

    Every time you pick up your cell phone and place a call, you're being hoodwinked into believing that you're getting the very best service available and the sad fact is, you're not. Instead, the cell phone carrier fat cats are getting fatter and tossing us scraps as they see fit. And if you ask me, there's something terribly wrong with that equation.
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