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Category: Mobile Tech

Windows Mobile Users Ask: Who Needs an iPhone?

Windows Mobile Users Ask: Who Needs an iPhone?
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the user interface designers over at Apple should be feeling pretty good about themselves these days. We’ve seen everything from knock-off devices, to an online screen smudge simulator, to PSP-based menu frontends.

Cybook 3 E-Book Reader Price and Launch Date Revealed

Cybook 3 E-Book Reader Price and Launch Date Revealed
I’ve been seeing early pictures and rumors of this new electronic book reader floating around for a couple of months now, and now the final specs, launch date and price have finally been announced. Bookeen’s Cybook 3 reader will hit shelves this September, with prices starting at $350 USD.

Phoebus Gives Your 3g Card Pyramid Power

Phoebus Gives Your 3g Card Pyramid Power
If you’re fortunate enough to live in an area that has 3G mobile phone coverage, you can now share your high-speed data access with more than one computer, thanks to this handy device. Top Global’s pyramid-shaped 3G Phoebus MB6000 takes most EV-DO, UMTS, HSDPA and EDGE/GPRS mobile network cards and lets you share your data connection through a built-in (802.11b/g) Wi-Fi access point.

IPhone Battery Replacement on the Cheap

IPhone Battery Replacement on the Cheap
While Apple is offering a service to replace batteries in the iPhone when they eventually wear out, there’s no question that the service is a quite expensive, costing $79.95 plus shipping. Now, the first (of what will no doubt be many) third-party battery replacement services is offering Apple some competition.

Classic Apple Moment: Newton Handwriting Recognition

Classic Apple Moment: Newton Handwriting Recognition
Here’s a fun little retro vid clip I came across earlier today. The 9-second clip from an old Simpsons episode is short, sweet, and really funny. With all the recent iPhone buzz, it’s kind of fun to look back at Apple’s earlier, less than successful entry into the handheld market.

Iphones Get Pimped Out by Colorware

Iphones Get Pimped Out by Colorware
If you just can’t stand the simple good looks of your new iPhone, you can now have it indelibly imbued with a splash of color by the folks over at Colorware. Starting at $149, they’ll take your iPhone and and coat it with a durable automotive-grade color finish.

Psp Tv Tuner Announced by Sony

Psp Tv Tuner Announced by Sony
Sony Japan today revealed a new TV tuner add-on for their PSP portable gaming system. The PSP-S310 tuner plugs into the PSP’s cartridge port and provides digital television reception on the system’s TFT screen. Unfortunately, the tuner is only planned for markets that support 1seg digital broadcasts at this point, which means that you won’t be able to use it outside of Japan.

Freecom Musicpal: Wi-Fi Net Radio, Mp3, RSS Reader

Freecom Musicpal: Wi-Fi Net Radio, Mp3, RSS Reader
This new wireless streamer from Freecom lets you listen to thousands of free internet “radio” stations anywhere in your house. The Linux-based MusicPal not only receives over 5,000 ‘net music streams, it can also stream MP3s directly from your networked PC or Mac.

Mathmos Light Charms Glow When You’ve Got a Call

Mathmos Light Charms Glow When You’ve Got a Call
If you happen to have your cell phone ringer turned off, and you don’t care for the “vibrate” setting, you might want to check out these nifty things from London’s Mathmos. These tiny Light Charms clip onto your mobile phone and blink whenever a call is coming in (thanks to those lovely radio frequency emissions.)

Motorola Slvr NES Controller Mashup

Motorola Slvr NES Controller Mashup
This guy has gone through the painstaking process of cramming his shmancy Motorola SLVR mobile phone into the case of an old Nintendo NES controller. While the end result is pretty fugly from the phone side of things, it looks pretty convincing from the outside.

Rubik’s Cube for Dummies

Rubik’s Cube for Dummies
If solving that old 3×3 Rubik’s Cube is too daunting for you, maybe this version will make things a bit easier. The miniature 2×2 Cube is just one example of the kind of ridiculous stuff that people attach to their cell phones in Japan.

World’s Smallest Mobile Phone Fits in a Watch

World’s Smallest Mobile Phone Fits in a Watch
A while back I told you about a watch out of China that had a mobile phone built into it. Unfortunately, that ended up being a cheap knockoff of the real deal by Australia’s SMS Technology, and was subsequently pulled off the shelves.

Ipsp: iPhone Interface for the Sony Psp

Ipsp: iPhone Interface for the Sony Psp
Those of you with Sony’s PSP portable gaming system can now install a menu system that looks remarkably similar to the one on Apple’s iPhone. The iPSP software installs onto a Memory Stick and provides ready access to your e-mail, photos, instant messaging, and other applications on the PSP.

Loudest Mobile Phone Ever

Loudest Mobile Phone Ever
This ridiculous cell phone from China is capable of blasting out ringtones and media files at an earsplitting 120dB. For those of you not familiar with the Decibel Scale, that’s somewhere between “Front Rows at Rock Concert” and “Threshold of Pain.”

Universal Cable Charges Ds, Psp, iPod, Pda

Universal Cable Charges Ds, Psp, iPod, Pda
If you own a bunch of portable gadgets like me, you know how carrying around all of those chargers can be a real drag. Now you can grab a single cable that charges many of them from your computer’s USB port.

IPhone Knock-Off of the Week

IPhone Knock-Off of the Week
Now that Apple’s iPhone has hit the market, it’s time for a bunch of the cheap knock-offs from the Far East to start popping up. This iPhone clone is for those of you who want to look like you have an iPhone, but can’t afford it (or don’t actually need any of it’s best features.)