University of Washington engineers have created a cell phone capable of making calls by drawing on light or ambient radio signals, and it could be the first functioning handset that consumes almost zero power. Technically speaking, it harvests power from RF signals coming from a base station around 31 feet away, or from light using a minute solar cell. Currently, the team designed their own base station to receive and transmit radio signals, but in the future, this technology could be embedded in cell towers or Wi-Fi routers. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Flip phones may not be popular as they were, but there’s at least one company trying to modernize the design. Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2, a Motorola RAZR-inspired smartphone / flip phone hybrid. Featuring a 1.4-GHz processor, 256GB of internal storage, and 2GB of RAM, all running on Android 6.0. Continue reading for a hands-on video demonstration and more information.
Need to take an important phone call in public, but don’t want others eavesdropping on your conversation? Introduing Hushme. This strange voice mask basically blocks the sound of the wearer’s voice so others can’t listen in, and it connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Simply put the mask on, and Hushme will start playing variety of sounds when you talk. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
These days, less is more, or so it seems. This retro-styled Nokia handset keeps things simple, with just a simple OLED display, circular keypad, front-facing camera and a rear camera. It may not have all the bells and whistles of modern smartphones, but it will definitely get the job done for most. Continue reading for more pictures.
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Evan Blass gives us a first look at the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, which is going to be officially unveiled in about a month. No technical specifications are known at this time, but as you can see, there are no physical buttons. However, we do know that it comes with the Galaxy S7’s wrap-around display, with an even slimmer bezel. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an extremely lucky kid who gets to ride this awesome backyard roller coaster.
We’ve seen the Nokia 3310, now what about a high-end smartphone from the company? Introducing the Nokia 9. Powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor and 6GB of LPDDR 4RAM, it features a monstrous 41-megapixel PureView camera, 3650mAh battery, along with up to 128Gb of internal storage, all crammed into a 7.4 mm thin body. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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Priced at $549, the BlackBerry KeyOne brings the classic keyboard back, but with a modern twist. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 625 CPU, and features a 4.5″ 1080p LCD display, 12.0-megapixel camera with a Sony sensor, a 3505mAh battery, all running Android 7.1 Nougat. To keep things secure, BlackBerry’s DTEK software comes pre-loaded and monitors the handset’s status, security, and enables you to select how services are able to use its functions. Click here for a few hands-on images. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview and more information.
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Officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain today, the Nokia 3310 refresh is set for release in Q2, priced at just $52. Featuring a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 2.0-megapixel camera, and a microSD slot, all running on Nokia’s Series 30+ software. Yes, it does include an updated Snake game. Battery life is reported to be 31-days of standby and 22-hours of talk, which most certainly rivals the original. Click here for a few hands-on images. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.
Sleek, yet minimalistic, the Nokia N8 (2017) sports a liquidmetal chassis that not only looks luxurious, but offers high tensile strength, excellent corrosion resistance, very high coefficient of restitution and excellent anti-wearing characteristics. When paired with rear dual cameras, a fingerprint sensor integrated into the slim bezel display, and you’ve got a smartphone that can compete with the best. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
We all know that there’s going to be a new Nokia 3310 “brick” phone released soon, but just what upgrades will it have over the original? Well, it’s rumored to get a new high-resolution 1.5 inch color display, an integrated FM radio, a microUSB port for charging / transferring files, and a 1650 mAh battery. Continue reading for more pictures and information.