Phone germs: how our devices used to fight them, and how they will again
Your mobile used to fight off phone germs with special paint. Those days are long past, but they might be coming back soon.
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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.
Pocketnow Throwback Review: Motorola i930 (Video)
The Motorola i930 was a rare clamshell Windows Mobile smartphone built for Sprint Nextel in 2005. Watch our video to take a nostalgic trip to yesteryear and explore this one-of-a-kind iDEN phone.
AT&T Enhanced Push-To-Talk: A Guided Tour (Video)
AT&T recently rolled out its new push-to-talk offering to compete with walkie-talkie-equipped competitors like Nextel. Watch our video see how the new ePTT smartphone app performs on the Samsung Rugby Pro.
Tablet Speakers: Everyone Is Doing It Wrong
For years, our tablets and smartphones have featured speakers that won’t look us in the face when they’re talking to us. Read on to see how Samsung’s trying to change that.
Life On A Dying Network (Part 1)
Sprint has recently taken the first concrete steps toward obsoleting the iDEN network: it’s begun decommissioning the cell sites that provided excess Nextel coverage that’s no longer needed, and it’s stopped iDEN device sales. This gives us the unique opportunity to experience the shutdown of a nationwide network at the subscriber level.