When the delivery truck pulls up at the PhoneDog office, it usually means you are about to get one of our famous unboxing videos. With each new rumored phone the excitement builds around when we will receive a copy of the device to review.
In our unboxing segments, we highlight what you will find inside the device box, the look and feel of the phone, keyboard type, card slots, and much more. So sit back and enjoy your first look at our first look of the hottest new releases.
Everyone loves a good head to head match-up when it comes to the latest cellular phones. In this section members of the PhoneDog team do that for you in our famous PhoneDog dogfights. We also have shorter comparison vidoes for a quick look at specs and form factor.
Here at PhoneDog we want to know what you think! So every once in a while we will create a poll so our readers can provide their opinions.
Find the hottest cell phone news written by your favorite PhoneDog editors right here in our News section.
PhoneDog Media's Official Smartphone Rankings™ consist of two weekly charts voted on by users and a panel of mobile technology experts. The OSR can be accessed from PhoneDog.com and voting can be completed using login credentials from Facebook, Twitter, or the PhoneDog website.
Welcome to The Boneyard, a parody series where old phones get some review glory on camera! Aaron takes another look at old phones that used to be popular prior to the smartphone boom. Because hey, old phones deserve some love too, right?
A "tablet computer", or simply "tablet", is a complete computer contained entirely in a flat touch screen that uses a stylus, digital pen, or fingertip as the primary input device instead of a keyboard or mouse which may or may not be included. The name is derived from the resemblance to writing tablets.
Perhaps he's been using an OS for too long. Or that cell phone is getting a bit too boring. Or maybe he wants to see if he can keep a phone for 30 days. Whatever the case may be, Aaron loves to switch up phones from time to time as part of a 30 day challenge. Better yet, it allows you to get a more in-depth look at a particular device (or mobile OS) outside of a review or dogfight. Keep it locked here for videos, articles, and more as part of our "Phone Challenges by Aaron" series!
Sydney Arnold here with our weekly PhoneDog live recap. After hosting a live chat with viewers on our Facebook page, Sydney highlights what each week's hot topic was.
PhoneDog Media created the Official Smartphone Rankings™ to be the benchmark in the industry for rating the best smartphones on the market. It consist of two charts: the People's Choice and Expert Rankings. The mobile tech experts were hand picked by PhoneDog Media and in this weekly segment we will feature three of their expert selections.
The specs keep changing, but one thing's for sure - the iPhone 5 is on the way. Expected to launch later in the year on Verizon, AT&T, and possibly Sprint, the iPhone 5 will be the newest smartphone in the iconic brand.
We do a lot of reviews on PhoneDog, but we want to hear from you as well! Love the battery life on your shiny new smartphone, but hate the app selection? Is signal strength the best you've ever experienced? Cast your vote in PhoneDog's Official Smartphone Rankings and leave a review, and it could be featured right here on our Featured User Reviews page!
If you're buying anything above a mid-range smartphone, you're likely going to get a device that comes with a 720p or 1080p HD camcorder. Curious as to how the audio and video look prior to committing to a two-year purchase? Check our our smartphone HD video samples below.
It's The Dog Pound, the show where Sydney features the funniest, weirdest, or most lame comments left on PhoneDog.com, our Facebook page, our YouTube channel, or on Twitter. Join in the conversation, and your comment could be featured in a future video!
When Google joined the cellular phone market, they created Android, their first smartphone operating system. Based on Linux, the Android OS promises power, flexibility, and extendability.HTC was the first to introduce a device that will run the Android OS, the G1. Android is not only an OS but a software platform. This gives all cellular manufacturers the ability to build new device that can use Android.
The Android platform is completely open-source, allowing any developer to tap into its full power and create some pretty cool apps. Check out some of the winners of the Android Developer Challenge.
With continuing advancements in the cellular industry, the talk of 4G technology must be at the top of the list. 4G (Fourth-Generation) is also being referred to as Beyond 3G. Expected to replace our current 3G network, the 4G network will be a fully IP-based integrated system.
With high hopes for the new system, the 4G network will offer us higher security along with stellar quality phone services. Some companies have even claimed that 4G already exist with the launch of WiMAX. Stay tuned, as we will update our 4G technology definition as more details become available.
Due to the success of the iPhone and iPod Touch, Apple continues to create new and improved operating systems (OS). Expected during the Summer of 2009 is the iPhone OS 3.0. This version of Apple's OS will include thousands of apps and can be added to your current iPhone (generation 1 or 2). So follow us here at PhoneDog for all the latest news and updates about Apple OS.
What cellular device makes your life happy? Enjoy articles from your favorite PhoneDog editors involving the cellular industry and lifestyle.
What would your cell phone be if you couldn't Facebook, Tweet, or MySpace from it? Find articles about your favorite social networking sites and how they relate to your cellular phone.
Finding out a secret and being able to share it with other's is always exciting. Kind of like what you will find here in our Rumors and Leaks section. Sometimes it will be announcements from the FCC, while other times it is insider information. Follow along at PhoneDog as we keep you up to date on all of the best rumors and leaked information.
What's good, What's bad, and the Veridict! Our editors give you their first impressions of devices they have reviewed.
Windows Phone 7 created by Microsoft is their next generation platform for mobile phone devices. WP7 was officially announced during Mobile World Congress in February 2010. Windows Phone 7 series was created to provide consumers with an "integrated experience" that brings together content from the Web, applications, and services.
WP7 series includes six "hubs built specifically to reflect the activities that matter the most to people" ; People, Pictures, Games, Music+ Video, Marketplace, and Office.
As some of our fans may know, PhoneDog and Noah Kravitz (a former editor at PhoneDog) have been embroiled in a legal conflict. The dispute has gained world-wide media and legal attention, specifically in regards to the Twitter aspect of the complaint. Since the media and Noah have focused all of the attention on this one aspect, we are compelled to provide a full perspective of the dispute and the lawsuits.
Waiting for a device to hit the market? Wonder what is heading to your favorite carrier? Follow along as we highlight new devices coming soon. As more information comes out including release dates or pricing we will update the information to each post.
Just like the other phone manufacturers, BlackBerry continues to update their operating system (OS). Follow along as we highlight changes to the BlackBerry OS.