A dual-SIM 3G smartphone running Ubuntu (for Phones), the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition demonstrates that the OS can run well on a mid-range phone originally designed for Android. However, Canonical's platform is a work in (rapid) progress, rather than a fully formed mobile phone OS.
Showing results 1 to 20 of 52
Nokia unveils the dual-SIM Asha 501 device powered by an updated Asha OS featuring software capabilities from Smarterphone, which allows developers to create smartphone-like apps on feature phones.
HTC is making a fully SIM unlocked high-end HTC One available for developers and smartphone enthusiasts like me, and it's priced less than many other high-end smartphones, without contract.
The 4-inch smartphone follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy SIII is now available to buy in Britain for around £300 SIM-free, or for free on qualifying contracts of £20.50 per month.
BlackBerry is not the coolest brand in consumers' eyes, and while it's starting to lose ground in the enterprise to Android and iOS devices, there's still a strong starting point to reassert dominance, if it can make the right moves. Could a dual-SIM phone help?
Nokia's first Windows Phone handset, the Lumia 800 was the first fruit of what will be an ongoing collaboration with Microsoft that will see Nokia use Windows Phone for all its smartphones in the future.The Lumia 800 is a premium smartphone selling SIM-free for around £399 (inc.
Want to separate work from personal life on your smartphone? ViewSonic's dual-SIM V350 may fit the bill.
Just as promised, the LG G2x smartphone is available now for purchase with T-Mobile USA online only.
T-Mobile USA has gotten official with the launch details for its new G2x smartphone that was announced at CTIA Wireless last month.
Software and security devices company Gemalto has managed to get the social website Facebook to run on a SIM card, which means that even the dumbest of GSM handsets can now access the social networking behemoth.
Although few details are available, ARM is starting to talk about its Cortex A15 chip, a low-power core with some very server-friendly additions
Orange is the first operator in the UK to say how much it will charge for Apple's upcoming smartphone and its associated contracts, with O2 giving its prices hours later
The Apple Store has listed prices for the SIM-free smartphone as it begins taking pre-orders, as Vodafone's tariffs apparently leak ahead of launch
T-Mobile USA and Nokia have gotten together to announce the impeding release of the Nokia E73 Mode. Even though the QWERTY keyboard looks bigger than the display, it's a more than decent smartphone with a budget-friendly price.
Batteries stand charged with holding up the mobile internet, but SMP technology can combat their limitations, says Laurence Bryant
On previous trips to Europe I have used Truphone to make calls on my Nokia devices. Over the last couple of years Truphone has rolled out mobile clients for various smartphone operating systems and today they announced (PDF file) their latest service called Truphone Local Anywhere that makes every call a local call. The service is designed for international travelers who could save more than 90 percent on their mobile bills with this new service that provides local number for calls, texts, and data with a single SIM card. The Truphone Local Anywhere service launched today in the US and UK with other countries coming in 2010.
As I wrote yesterday I just couldn't resist another great smartphone on T-Mobile USA and since I use lots of Google services I jumped on the Nexus One bandwagon and placed my order. It arrived via free FedEx overnight shipping at my hotel here at CES 2010 this morning and then had to go through a couple hours of Mirage loading dock processing. My tracking info also showed it as damaged and delivered so I was a bit worried I would have a dead device. As you can see in my image gallery the box was trashed and the plastic air pocket cushions were flat, but the Nexus One was packed in a very sturdy box and all seems to be well with it.
Samsung's Galaxy i7500 has a superb AMOLED screen, but the battery life is disappointing, especially if you're a heavy GPS user. Given the prevalence of location-aware services for Android, that's a cardinal sin.
The lineup of cell phones has expanded a bit, but a significant number of what we see in that category are updates to existing models. The real innovation in the mobile phone world is in the area of smartphones where we see the Apple iPhone, Palm WebOS, Google Android, RIM BlackBerry, and Microsoft Windows Mobile devices taking us to places we have never been before. This holiday season there is a huge selection for you to choose from on every carrier and several exciting devices will be launching throughout November. There are so many to choose from that we can't cover them all here so I will present you with one smartphone from each carrier and one SIM-unlocked one.
O2’s longstanding Xda line includes a range of Windows Mobile-based devices. But the Xda Venn adds something new, as it's the first 'dual slider' Xda smartphone.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)
- 2 34 ways to improve your iPhone's battery life
- 3 How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199)
- 4 So you have an app idea and want to make a bajillion bucks
- 5 ZDNet Cloud TV: Impact of cloud on HR (highlights)