Can’t decide what sort of a smartphone to buy? The WinDroid is the perfect phone for you indecisive folks out there.
The phone ships with the none-too-thrilling Android 1.6 OS (but can be upgraded to 2.1 – voiding its warranty, though).
This crazy looking contraption isn’t just a bunch of smartphones, it’s a musical instrument.
Made for a presentation at MobileCampBrussels, the Phone Guitar is made out of five smartphones (actually there’s an iPod Touch standing in for the iPhone) on three different mobile platforms using three different programing languages as well as two third-party apps, a custom cross-platform sequencer app, a stick, some battery powered speakers, and a whole lot of duct tape.
Last week, Microsoft announced that the Windows Media Center and Zune software groups have been assimilated by the “same Interactive Entertainment Business group that handles the Xbox as well as all gaming.” Microsoft says that this is a logical step in terms of being able to unify their mobile platforms.
When it comes to the iPhone’s slick user interface, I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Case-in-point: this new application for Windows Mobile devices which mimics, and actually improves upon the iPhone’s touchscreen keyboard.
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.
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.” Unfortunately, this video of the phone in action doesn’t really capture just how load 120dB is.
Sharp just introduced a shmancy new handheld in Japan, called the EM ONE. Highlights of the new PocketPC include a large 4.1-inch touchscreen display and dual-slider tray that provides easy access to a full QWERTY keyboard and navigation controls.
Switzerland and LA-based Zenum Technologies has been working with industrial designer Jaren Goh to design the most svelte PDA we’ve ever seen.
The Opus Operis will be a Windows Mobile 5 Pocket PC featuring GSM/GPRS phone capabilities in one gorgeous package.