After months of talk, Dell brought its Aero smartphone to the U.S. on Tuesday. The Aero uses an older version of Google's Android operating system called "cupcake." Will it prove to be stale -- or still a treat?
Many users of the new iPhone 4 have complained that the signal strength drops dramatically if the phone is held in a certain way. Apple said it is "stunned" to discover iPhones use a "completely wrong" formula to display signal strength.
The concept of the videophone is nearly as old as the phone itself, and prototypes predate the Beatles by many decades. But while other new modes of communication, from email to instant messaging to cell phones have been adopted at astonishing rates, video has lagged -- until now.
Hundreds are lined up outside of Apple stores for the chance to buy the latest iPhone. But some customers may leave empty handed: Just hours after the global launch of Apple's iPhone 4, many stores in Japan are already sold out.
Regional phone companies CenturyLink and Qwest Communications plan to get hitched. Under the merger deal announced Thursday morning, Qwest shareholders will receive the equivalent of $6.02 a share in CenturyLink stock -- representing a 15% premium over Qwest's Wednesday closing price.
In a move to improve the cell phone buying experience (and capture a bigger chunk of the market), consumer electronics giant Best Buy will open up to 1,000 small in-mall stores which will only sell mobile phones. So far, they have 77, and their typical customers are mothers.
Is there room in the U.S. telecom market for another Voice-over-IP phone company? Recent European transplant Sipgate thinks so and its low-cost phone service plan offers something many Web competitors don't: a free inbound phone number that anyone can call.