IMEI, your phone, and you

What is an IMEI? How does it differ from your SIM? Learn about the various forms of identification networks use to make your cell phone work.

By Joe Levi June 3, 2013, 7:29 am

10 Years Ago: Pocketnow’s First Smartphone (Video)

10 years ago today, we published our first smartphone review ever which marked the beginning of the smartphone revolution. Pocketnow had been around longer than that, of course, but we had mostly covered Pocket PCs back then. In the spring of 2002…

By Adam Z. Lein April 4, 2012, 8:03 am

Sony Xperia S Review

Sony's Xperia line has always been about refining. Back in 2008, their first Xperia X1 was clearly the benchmark for how a high-end Windows Mobile device should look and perform. Sadly, Sony Ericsson's adoption of Android has been a different story…

By Jaime Rivera March 23, 2012, 3:55 pm

Android Guy Weekly: Is Cellular More Secure than WiFi?

As smartphones are getting faster, we're able to do more with them. In fact, many of us are phasing out the use of traditional computers for their miniature cousins in our pockets. Smartphones and tablets aren't wired down to a network jack, they're…

By Joe Levi February 20, 2012, 10:23 am

In Praise of the iPhone and iOS

How well do you remember the smartphone back in 2006? Chances are most of you didn't really care about them or owned one because they were either too expensive or just too difficult to operate effectively. This was the era of predominant QWERTY…

By Jaime Rivera January 31, 2012, 1:38 pm

Apple Sells Out iPhone 4S In Less Than 24H, AT&T Accounts 200K

The newly launched iPhone 4S went up on pre-order yesterday as promised and, even if there were some hick-ups with the system not working for everyone on the first try (nothing unusual), Apple seems to have sold out the initial amount of devices. If…

By Anton D. Nagy October 8, 2011, 2:45 am

Why Are Download Speeds Faster Than Upload Speeds?

It's an age-old question: Why are my download speeds so much faster than my upload speeds? To answer that we need to hop in the time-machine to the days of dial-up modems. Don't worry, we won't stay long. Back in the mid- to late-1990's we had…

By Joe Levi May 11, 2011, 7:52 pm

Is your 4G HSPA+ Category 10, 14, or 20?

The whole "4G" thing can be pretty confusing these days, especially now that everyone is calling HSPA+ 4G when it's really more like 3.5G or 3.7G. It turns out, HSPA+ or "Evolved HSPA" has a couple flavors and different devices support different…

By Adam Z. Lein May 11, 2011, 3:24 pm
Phones Throwback: HTC Star Trek (i-Mate Smartflip)

Today's video in the throwback series is a retrospective of the HTC Star Trek, also known as the i-Mate Smartflip. This phone is a flip phone reminiscent of the Motorola Razr, but running Windows Mobile Standard edition. Lacking 3G and WiFi, this…

By Joe Levi April 26, 2010, 9:42 pm


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