Google Releases Nexus One Android Phone – What You Need to Know

If you follow any sort of news, you’ll know that Google announced their Nexus One phone running their Android-supported mobile OS. What’s really unique and new here is that Google is selling the handset directly, and not the carrier. Here’s what you need to know about the phone:

There may be a Google data-only phone in early 2010

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch is reporting that a Google Phone is imminent, possibly in early 2010. However, it may be a data-only VoIP ‘phone’ but what would be cool is if Google issues Google Voice phone numbers to those phones. About the only bad piece of news here is that it may end up initially… Continue reading There may be a Google data-only phone in early 2010

AT&T to allow VoIP apps on iPhones to work on cell network

Well, well, well. AT&T has just decided to reverse their prior stance and allow iPhone users to use Skype and other VoIP apps on the cellular networks. VoIP apps would work when the iPhone was on a WiFi network, but not when connected to the AT&T network. Certainly, this is good news for consumers, but… Continue reading AT&T to allow VoIP apps on iPhones to work on cell network

DriveSafe.ly’s app for your phone reads your text message out aloud

It has been proven repeatedly that using a cell phone to talk or text is just as bad as having had a few drinks. With that in mind, not to mention that many states have either outlawed the practice or are about to, new handsfree technology is needed to help drivers to respond without taking… Continue reading DriveSafe.ly’s app for your phone reads your text message out aloud

Novatel MiFi 2200 – Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot modem (for Sprint or Verizon)

I really like the idea of the Novatel Mi-Fi devices – a mobile Wi-Fi modem that lets you create your very own Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere there is Verizon or Sprint cell coverage. Sure, you have to have one of their broadband service plans, but the device is free (well, $0.01) when you purchase a subscription.… Continue reading Novatel MiFi 2200 – Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot modem (for Sprint or Verizon)

T-Mobile may snap up Sprint-Nextel

T-Mobile may put in a bid to acquire Sprint-Nextel in the next few weeks according to a UK source. I don’t see the point of this other than to be able to tout huge numbers of customers. Sprint is still losing money, particularly after their purchase of Nextel. As far as technologies go, integration will… Continue reading T-Mobile may snap up Sprint-Nextel

Ford says yes to Federal ban on texting

The Ford Motor Company is on board with proposed federal legislation to ban texting while driving. Kudos Ford. While the cynical may see this as you indirectly trying to pump up sales of your Sync products, that’s ok, not to mention that anyone can buy a headset or hands-free kit for much less than they… Continue reading Ford says yes to Federal ban on texting

Motorola 1st Android handset, the CLIQ, appears on T-Mobile

Motorola’s first Android handset, the CLIQ, makes its first appearance on the T-Mobile network. The CLIQ is a slide-out keyboard handset with a 320×480 3.1″ HVGA screen that operates on WCDMA and GSM networks. Other notable features include the accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, a microSD card slot, touch screen, 802.11b/g WiFi, 6 hour… Continue reading Motorola 1st Android handset, the CLIQ, appears on T-Mobile

Palm Pre’s little sister, the Pixi, to appear around holidays

Palm has just announced the next phone with their new webOS, the Palm Pixi. The most noticeable difference is that the Pixi is a candybar phone with its full QWERTY keyboard fully visible, unlike the Pre’s slide out keyboard. The Pixi is amazingly thin (0.43 inches) with a slightly smaller touchscreen (320 x 400) than… Continue reading Palm Pre’s little sister, the Pixi, to appear around holidays