Category Archives: cellphones

Pharos Traveler 137 out now

Pharos’ Traveler 137, touted as “the first phone to provide 3G speeds on both T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless’ network,” is out now. Specs after the jump.

A brief history of cellphones

Mat’s got a gallery of mobile phones from the last two decades up at Wired.

The LG Renoir is virtually immortal

The Unbreakable of cellular phones, the LG Renoir: freezed at sub-zero temperatures for 12 hours, thrown against the floor, jumped upon, spun-dry for fifteen minutes, drowned in wine, run over by a Ford Focus… and still working fine. LG Renoir … Continue reading

OLED-screen cell phone design speaks truth to complexity

This Nokia Aeon-like concept sketch, by Mac Funamizu, demonstrates how a phone with an OLED-wrap display could look. It is, as Unplggd remarks, the “IPhone Nano You’ve Always Wanted”; but that is really just a way of saying that it’s … Continue reading

Cellphone popcorn hoax revealed as viral marketing scam

The hoax, prompted by videos in which people popped popcorn with the radiation from their cellphones, was for a Bluetooth headset company named Cardo. I’d ding them for promoting bad science, but I have to admit as far as marketing … Continue reading

186,000 British drivers fined in 2006 for driving while yapping

Some 460 drivers are fined a day in Britain for talking on their cell phones at the wheel. This compares to where I used to live in New Mexico, where 460 state and local representatives are nicked every day for … Continue reading

USB Smart Cable Cellphone Strap Not Inaptly Named

The design could be a little more subtle—plus white rubberized products for the pocket always end up grody—but the “USB Smart Cable” lives up to its name as a simple cell-phone strap that unfurls into a USB cable, ending in … Continue reading