The Motorola Titanium is a push-to-talk (PTT) Android phone geared toward foremen and other "grey collar" workers. Though the phone is targeted at a specific, accommodating niche user, they would not be satisfied with the slow data speeds and clunky performance of the Titanium.
Priced at $150 (with a new two-year contract on Sprint), the Titanium looks like a steal for anyone looking for a rugged smartphone. The device looks very similar in design to the Motorola Droid Pro and XPRT, though the Titanium doesn't feel as solid as its business class cousins. This is particularly odd when you consider that the Titanium meets military specifications for dust, shock, and extreme temperatures. Unlike Motorola's other rugged offering, the Defy, the Titanium is not waterproof -- although it does sport a 4mm thick Gorilla glass display for added screen durability.
Apple has filed potentially inaccurate evidence again in a case against Samsung, this time in the Netherlands, where the company is arguing Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones are too similar to its iPhone 3G.
Apple has provided flawed visual evidence of similarities between the iPhone 3G and Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphones to the District Court in The Hague, an investigation by Dutch IDG publication Webwereld.nl has found. A picture of a Galaxy S smartphone has been resized to match an iPhone 3G.
The photo sharing app Tracks from Tracks Media wants to be a hub for social photography, but it needs to expand its reach first.
Getting started with the app is easy enough—create an account and tap the plus button to begin a new project. After starting, you can invite friends to participate out of your address book. Sadly, adding your friends doesn’t actually do anything if they don’t already have a Tracks account.
The good ship Text Messaging may be slowly sinking: AT&T confirmed to Macworld on Thursday that it will be reducing new customers’ options for paid messaging plans.
The carrier will eliminate the $10-per-month 1000 messages option and the $5-per-month 200 messages option for individuals, leaving new customers with the choice to either pay $20 per month for unlimited texting or to pony up $0.20 or $0.30, respectively, for every text and multimedia message that they send or receive. Those on family plans, meanwhile, can pay $30 per month for unlimited messaging on up to five lines.
I reviewed the very first BlackBerry Bold 9000 way back in October 2008 so I was excited to get my hands on the latest addition to the Bold family, the pricey BlackBerry Bold 9930 ($250 with a two-year contract from Verizon). In terms of design, this phone has come a long way. Finally, the Bold gets some touch screen love, but still retains that iconic QWERTY slab design. But is adding a touch screen enough to keep the Bold relevant in today’s smartphone wars? If you’re longtime Bold owner or a BlackBerry fan, you’ll love the 9930’s updated design and new operating system. On the other hand, if you’ve been using an Android phone or an iPhone, the Bold probably won’t catch your eye.
Thin profile, classic design
The Bold is the thinnest of the series at only 0.41 inches thick. Measuring 4.53 inches tall and 2.6 inches wide, the Bold 9930 feels quite nice in hand with solid brushed metal edges, a glass face and a glossy patterned back. The Bold series has always been the most fashionable of the BlackBerries (well, the first Bold’s leather back was a bit gaudy) and the 9930 is definitely no exception. The whole phone feels high quality yet durable—which is gratifying given its hefty price!
Memonic for the iPad and iPhone combines a standalone app, Web-based service, and Safari bookmarklet to enable you to save material from the Web, take quick notes, save bookmarks and entire Web pages, organize disparate content from a variety of sources, and share what you’ve gathered and noted with others, either in whole or in part.
In addition to the iOS version, Memonic apps and programs exist for a slew of other platforms, including the Mac, Windows, and Android, while the developer provides browser bookmarklets and/or extensions for Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, and Firefox.