Do you hear that? It's the sound of our quickening heartbeats as we wait for smartphone after smartphone to show its glossy black face at Mobile World Congress next month. Join us as we take you on a tour of the phones and tablets to expect, bring you some news that might make you mad, and help one reader find his perfect phone.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)
It's Valentine's Day, which means it's time to share a little love.
There's some of that for the top two phones we reviewed this past week: the keyboard-crazy Motorola Droid 4 for Verizon and AT&T's gigantic Samsung Galaxy Note. But just because Cupid's in the area doesn't mean he's shot the Scrooge in us, too. We still have plenty of quibbles--especially when it comes to carriers like AT&T and Sprint that are raising the price of upgrade fees when customers buy a new phone. All that plus more (… Read more
This week's podcast is my first time ever hosting, so please excuse all the awkwardness as I get my sea legs going.
To compensate, I offer you a lively discussion about the new details surrounding Windows Phone 8. So far, there's word of a multicore processor in the works, as well as integration with the Windows 8 desktop and tablet operating system.
We also debate the merits of HTC's Sense skin. Some of us think it's just fine and dandy (we still get a kick out of that retro clock on the phones), but others believe … Read more
At BlackBerry-maker RIM, it's out with the old and in with the new--at least as CEOs go.
Last night's news of Thorsten Heins' ascent at our favorite Canadian smartphone company got us thinking long and hard about what the new leadership means for RIM, especially since Heins isn't exactly a newcomer to the company. CNET News' Roger Cheng joins the Dialed In crew.
Later in the show, Lynn shares Virgin Mobile's throttling plans, and Brian talks all about an iPhone look-alike that's more than what it seems.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) … Read more
There we were last week, minding our own business, when Verizon surprised us all by announcing it would release its Galaxy Nexus flagship phone the following day.
Well, we hopped to it and managed to get a device early and publish the first review of the phone. It's a good one. The very same day, Brian got his hands all over the Nokia Lumia 710, a Windows Phone that's launching at T-Mobile--and he can't believe it costs only $50. We also follow RIM into the dark, dark depths of its decline in this, our last episode of … Read more
Who is Brian Bennett?
None other than CNET's newest cell phone editor! The New York-based Brian will share his expertise weekly on Dialed In. We also welcome another newcomer, the LG Nitro HD, which answers the question: can LG make a killer Android phone? New Verizon tablets are also on the menu, as well as Verizon's sneaky attack on its rivals' 4G LTE dreams. Plus, there's another nugget about a certain carrier we love to hate that will surprise absolutely no one.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) … Read more
With a thirst for intellectual skirmish and good-natured trash-talking, I rounded up two special guest hosts for this week's Dialed In: Antuan Goodwin, Android enthusiast and co-host of CNET's Android Atlas podcast; and Roger Cheng, a CNET News mobile reporter and newly-minted iPhone 4S fanboy. Oh yes, the epithets would fly...
But only in my head. It turns out, we CNET folk are far too polite to speak ill words about another's chosen operating system that we might one day regret. Never fear, we do join forces to dish dirty on Facebook (who wants a Facebook phone … Read more
Dialed In has reached another milestone--its 200th episode!--and that calls for a celebration, don'tcha think? We do, which is why we broke out the champagne, party hats, and noise makers.
Of course, the talk of everything cell phones takes center stage with special host Bonnie Cha (remember her? She has her own theme song.) We've got the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with its coveted Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, plus a breakthrough in battery technology that could keep your resource-hungry cell phone going for up to three days. Bonnie also throws out her wishes for a Kindle phone, … Read more
It's a sad day in the Dialed In studio, with our beloved Nicole announcing that she's leaving us to break new ground over at TWiT. Our hearts will go on, Celine Dione style, so make sure you watch to the end for our special tribute and two surprise guests. It also turns out, Stephen's quite the speechmaker.
But before then, Nicole and I break down the news of the week, including our take on the HTC Rezound, a Verizon super phone, a wacky phone concept, and our take on if you should wait to buy a 4G … Read more
Sugestron Speed Dial is a free Firefox add-on that lets users quickly return to any of their eight most frequently used Web sites. That's nothing new, you say, but Speed Dial also examines browser tabs and other non-Web locations, and it works automatically by analyzing your browsing habits. You can open pages with keystrokes, pin pages into position, and remove them quickly from the Speed Dial browser tab.
Speed Dial downloads, installs, and configures like any Firefox add-on. We opened the add-ons manager and clicked Speed Dial's More link, which took us to its program page. The page … Read more