Holiday Gift Guide 2005
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The phone as a status symbol:
These people tend to talk about their phones more than they talk on them. This year it's not about how many cool features you can pack into a phone, but how many features you can pack into the smallest phone possible. Thin is in. Most carriers will have an ulta thin model packed with every top of the line feature for this holiday season. These will be the "it" phones of the year, and will be priced accordingly. Music and video players, high speed data, Bluetooth, Megapixel cameras - these phones have all the hot features too. To their credit, each of them is also quite capable at making calls as well.
|Cingular: Sony Ericsson W600i
||Sprint: Samsung A900
|T-Mobile: Samsung T809
||Verizon: Motorola RAZR V3c
Motorola has a new $500 phone and it's kind of a big deal. While Motorola has been successful with more affordable phones lately, not since 2017 have all of the big three US carriers offered a Motorola phone over $400.
Oct 20, 2022
A really important segment of the mobile market is devices for young kids. Mobile technology provides communication and safety features that feel essential, but how young is too young for a phone?
There's a whole new kind of 5G being launched and talked about in the US in 2022: C Band. It's much faster than existing "nationwide" 5G, yet has better coverage than hard-to-find mmWave 5G.
Oct 30, 2020
Samsung has officially launched SmartThings Find, a device-tracking solution roughly similar to Tile, as well as Apple and Google's respective Find My services. "SmartThings Find uses Bluetooth Low Energy and ultra-wideband (UWB) technologies to help people find select Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and earbuds."
Apr 7, 2021
Apple has officially opened up the technology behind "Find My iPhone" to non-Apple devices. The first devices using the new program ship next week, including bicycles from VanMoof, true wireless earbuds from Belkin, and a keychain-style tracking tag from Chipolo.