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  • Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone
    By on December 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Rambo Tribble writes: It sounds like a Mission: Impossible scenario, but aerospace company Boeing is teaming with Canadian phone maker BlackBerry to produce an ultra-secure mobile phone that “self-destructs.” The phone uses encryption on calls and is intended to serve the high-security needs of government and industry. As Blackberry CEO John Chen said, “We’re pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile (more…)



  • Bug Sends Lost-Phone Seekers To Same Wrong Address
    By on January 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    netbuzz writes “A mysterious GPS-tracking glitch has brought a parade of lost-phone seekers — and police officers — to the front door of a single beleaguered homeowner in Las Vegas. Each of the unexpected visitors – Sprint customers all — has arrived absolutely convinced that the man has their phone. Not so, police confirm. The same thing happened in New Orleans in 2011 and Sprint got sued. Says the Las Vegas man: ‘It’s very (more…)

  • Sinofsky Dismisses Trying To Take Over Windows Phone, Developers
    By on November 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nerval’s Lobster writes “When Steven Sinofsky stepped down as head of Microsoft’s Windows division earlier this week, multiple publications cited friction with other executives as the primary reason behind the departure. Whether or not that’s the case—neither Sinofsky nor Microsoft has offered an official explanation, aside from the usual platitudes—someone with connections to Microsoft is claiming that Sinofsky’s departure (more…)

  • Nokia Claims a Memory Card Slot Would Have “Defiled” New Phone
    By on September 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    nk497 writes “Nokia unveiled its flagship Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 handset today, but it doesn’t feature an SD card slot. There’s a reason why: Nokia’s designers didn’t want to ‘defile’ the design. ‘We started with the premise that we wanted an uncompromised physical form,’ executive vice president Kevin Shields, said. ‘To put an SD card slot in it would have defiled it.’ He said most people don’t use the storage in their phone, although (more…)

  • FCC Plans To Stop Cell Phone Bill Mystery Fees
    By on June 20, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    GovTechGuy writes “FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said Monday that his agency is going to make it harder for mobile carriers to hit customers with mystery fees on their monthly bills. The practice, known as ‘cramming,’ typically involves charging customers between $1.99 and $19.99 per month for services they either didn’t use or didn’t request. The FCC announced fines totaling nearly $12 million against four carriers for cramming last week.”

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  • PlayStation Phone (Almost) Outted by Sony Exec
    By on October 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Now they’re just teasing us. Earlier in the week we got some pretty solid visual verification about the existence of an Android-based PlayStation Phone. Now a Sony executive is all but admitting that such a device is in the works.

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  • Microsoft to release Mac sync tool Windows Phone 7
    By on October 14, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Microsoft is gonna actually release a sync tool for us Mac users in a timely manner…now they just need to get us to switch from an iphone lol

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  • Latest Windows Phone 7 ads unveil the AT&T HTC Mondrian
    By on September 26, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The HTC Mondrian is slated to arrive on AT&T with Windows Phone 7 and is featured in the lastest Microsoft ads to hit the internet.

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  • Hands On: Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview
    By on July 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Enough with the talk and quick, fleeting glimpses. Microsoft’s finally ready to let us and 1,200 developers play with the next Windows mobile platform.

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  • Mobile Medical Lab — the $10 Phone Microscope
    By on July 8, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    kkleiner writes “Aydogan Ozcan of UCLA has developed a microscope attachment for a cell phone – turning the device into a sort of mobile medical lab. It’s both lightweight (~38g or 1.5 oz) and cheap (parts cost around $10). The cellphone microscope can analyze blood and saliva samples for microparticles, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and water borne parasites. Ozcan and his team have recently won three prestigious awards for (more…)