LG eXpo GW820 smartphone can turn into a projector

LG expo cellWe don’t feature a lot of cell phones on GfG because there are entirely too many models and there are other sites that are dedicated to just that. But of course we feature the ‘big name’ ones and the newsworthy and unique.

The LG eXpo GW820 definitely fits the newsworthy category, as it’s the first handset to feature (an optional) snap-on pico projector. Yes, a projector, like the expensive ones you have in the office to show off those mind-numbing PowerPoint presentations on how badly your company is doing.

The (did we mention optional) projector weighs only 1.8 ounces and is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, and can project an image up to 40″ in size. Not bad. However, it does kill the phone’s battery pretty quickly, so you’ll probably end up using the conventional office projector for long presentations/demos.

The phone itself is a slider with a full QWERTY keyboard, a 3.2″ touchscreen, 3G connectivity on AT&T, a 5MP camera, 802.11b/g WiFi, microSD card slot and runs Windows Mobile.

Buy now!
More info from the manufacturer
Price: $99.99 with contract on AT&T. $179 for pico projector
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Motorola Backflip, Android phone comes to AT&T

Well the iPhone honeymoon at AT&T may be over, what with Android handsets coming to the network. The first one is here, the Motorola Backflip and like its name, it has a hinged design that lets the keyboard float below the screen or even to rotate all the way around.

Here are the big points:

  • 3G
  • 3.1″ touchscreen
  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • GPS
  • WiFi
  • 5 Megapixel camera
  • micro-SD card slot
  • up to 6hrs of talk time, 13.5 days of standby time

You can get the phone with a service plan for next to nothing, or buy it outright for $350 at places like Amazon.

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Price: $349.99 (without contract)
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

nio Bluetooth security system prevents your phone from ‘walking away’

UK company, TenBu, has a solution for alerting you if your prized possessions go ‘wandering’ off – the nio Bluetooth security system.

nio is a small fob (or tag) that you tie via Bluetooth to your phone. So if your phone and nio end up being apart at some predetermined distance, a loud audible alarm will go off on the nio tag.

The distance threshold depends on the security setting – low, medium or high. The higher the security, the lower the distance. 25m is the maximum range.

nio currently operates on most Blackberry, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and other popular mobile handsets, including Windows Mobile devices. A full list of compatible devices can be found at http://bluenio.com/compatibility. Android and Palm support should show up later this year.

The accompanying software that runs on your phone can manage up to 5 nio tags, so you can buy additional tags and place them in spots like your briefcase, handbag, etc. Here’s a video explaining how the nio system works:

The nio tags are a bit pricey, but hopefully, other competitors will spring up to drive down the cost on such a necessary service.

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More info from the manufacturer
Price: $77.95
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)


As suggested in the article the device will work with most mobile phone suppliers like blackberry pearl available from www.phones4u.co.uk.

T3 Magazine picks for best phones of 2010

We think it’s a bit soon to be giving out awards, but UK magazine, T3, put out a list of what they feel are the best phones for 2010. Obviously so far. We’re expecting even more Android phones this year, and probably a 4G phone on Sprint, so stay tuned. However, if you’re looking for a new phone now, take a look at their list – they have some great smartphones on it.

At the top of the list are a couple of HTC phones running Android: the Desire and the Legend.

Sprint to launch 1st 4G smartphone this summer

sprint logoYou may already be immune to those Sprint commercials that keep using the term “4G”, but the reality is that they may have a 4G WiMax network in a lot of cities, but no phones! Well that’s about to change this summer with the introduction of a new 4G smartphone.

There’s a good chance too that it’ll be an HTC running Android. Sweet! [Well, if you’re a Sprint customer] Here’s hoping that it’s a Pre/Droid/iPhone-class gadget.

Mobile Entertainment company mspot now offers movies on demand for your cell phone

mspotOne of the up and coming services that gets you even more entertainment on your cell phone is mspot. mspot started out as a music, ringtone and streaming radio company but has recently branched out into movies too.

So if you’re interested in watching movies on your phone, then you can get an mspot movie club subscription starting at $10/month for 20 credits which works out to up to 4 movies.

mspot works on a variety of cell phones that run on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

Verizon Rolling Out Unlimited Plans, New Pricing

verizon logoVerizon is overhauling their voice, text and family cell phone plans and throwing in a couple of unlimited talk plans starting at $70/mo, although their pricing, when you include data, doesn’t seem as competitive as Sprint or T-Mobile.

You be the judge, but remember that price alone doesn’t make a happy mobile customer – witness the unhappy iPhone AT&T folks!

via BGR

Review: iTech SolarVoice 908 – Solar-Powered Bluetooth Headset

itech solarvoice 908 bluetooth headsetLast year, we reviewed the iTech SolarCharger 906 which we quite liked. Now we have a chance to test out another iTech’s solar-powered products – the SolarVoice 908.

For starters, I was excited to try out a headset that could be solar powered. Living in Southern Cal, I envisioned having a headset that never ran out of juice, although on further reflection, I realize this may not be the case in many other areas with fewer days of sunshine. In those instances though, the provided USB charger would work as a great backup. However, as I tried charging the headset using solar power only, I realized the challenges of doing so – the headset will only charged if turned in certain specific orientations to the light, some of which require odd angles achieved by shifting the position of the over-the-ear plastic piece.

CES 2010: ZOMM Announces Bluetooth Leash/Alarm for Your Cell Phone

zomm bluetooth leash alarm for cell phoneIn what is probably a growing field (example: take a look at nio), ZOMM, just announced their forthcoming Bluetooth leash with alarm for your mobile/cell phone. This personal security device that you keep in your pocket or attach to your keychain that will sound an alarm if you walk away from your phone.

ZOMM also functions as a speakerphone so you don’t even need to get to your phone. It has LED lights for visual notifications, a microphone for two-way communications and a speaker for audible alerts including full speakerphone functionality.

Update: A variety of ZOMM devices are now available starting around $50.

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