5 essential mobile phone features (that no one cares about anymore)
Loud ringtones, custom carrier strings, push-to-talk and more: here’s a few mobile phone features that have come and gone over the years.
RETROMOTO: a look back at Motorola’s golden oldies
From 2003 to 2014, Motorola’s mobile history is a storied one. Join us for a look back at the company’s most memorable smartphones in this retrospective.
Early-adopter blues: is it smarter to wait for new phones?
The plight of the early adopter is a more expensive, less hassle-free owning experience. But millions of smartphone buyers fall into this category. Why?
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.
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.
The Ten Best Mobile Phone Commercials Ever (US Edition)
From T-Mobile butt-dialing admonishments to taco-party jokes delivered at AT&T’s 4G speeds, these are some of the best American wireless phone ads ever aired. Strap on your Sprint crime-deterrent and mount your Nextel Antennalope; it’s time to watch things get ridiculous.
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.
Durable Phones Shouldn’t Have To Be Crappy Phones
I’m not saying every phone needs to be ruggedized; what I’m saying is that those who need durable smartphones should have better options than mid-range devices running obsolete operating systems on outdated hardware.
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.