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Cellphones

Samsung Wave

Samsung Wave

Samsung’s Wave makes waves by being the first Bluetooth 3.0 handset; the phone also features a 3.3″ AMOLED display, 1 GHz CPU, 5 MP camera, 720p video, and 802.11n Wi-fi.

LG Mini GD880

LG Mini GD880

Available March in Europe, LG’s Mini/GD880 phone ups the style ante with a 16:9 3.2″ touchscreen and a button-free face, 5.0 MP camera, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, Wi-fi, FM radio, and A-GPS.

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Frank Miller Gelaskins

Frank Miller Gelaskins
$15+  Buy Comment

Choosing a Gelaskin can be a bit like eating only one thing at a buffet, but we’d gladly dine in hell with Frank Miller; they now offer skins pulled directly from the pages of 300 and Sin City.

History of the Nexus One

History of the Nexus One

Apple’s not the only company that can do cool product videos: Google, HTC, and Audience engineers talk about the History of the Nexus One and also reveal two new docks.

Motorola Devour

Motorola Devour

Verizon subscribers finally get a taste of Motoblur-flavored Android with Motorola’s Devour; it’s a slide-out QWERTY phone with 3.1″ capacitive touchscreen, 3G, aGPS, and Bluetooth.

Sony Ericsson Aspen

Sony Ericsson Aspen

Part of Sony Ericsson’s eco-friendly Greenheart line, the Aspen is the first smartphone with WinMo 6.5.3 and features a full QWERTY, 2.4″ touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3.2 MP camera.

Google Voice: iPhone/Pre

Google Voice: iPhone/Pre

Google Voice arrives on the iPhone and Palm Pre courtesy HTML5; you’ll need to access it via your browser, but outgoing calls will display on Caller ID with your Google Voice number.

Funny: Ninja’s Unboxing

Funny: Ninja’s Unboxing

Mixing assassins with Google’s Nexus One thankfully only results in a lot of shredded cardboard: Ninja’s Unboxing is a sharp warning to blister packs and shrink wrapping everywhere.

OtterBox Tandem Series

OtterBox Tandem Series

OtterBox’s Tandem Series is godsend for Palm Pre owners in search of a case: it features silicone-lined polycarbonate front and back shells that let you slide the screen smoothly.

Lenovo Lephone

Lenovo Lephone

Lenovo’s China-only Lephone includes a snap-on keyboard a-la the Ideapad U1; the phone itself features a 3.7″ touchscreen, 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, and two cameras (one front-facing).

Palm Pre Plus/Pixi Plus

Palm Pre Plus/Pixi Plus

Available 1/25/2010 with Verizon, Palm doubles down with the Pre Plus (16 GB, no home button) and Pixi Plus (WiFi); both can also serve as 3G hotspots with up to 5 devices tethered.

Motorola Backflip Cellphone

Motorola Backflip Cellphone

Motorola’s Backflip is inside-out with both the keyboard and 3.1″ touch screen facing outwards; the 3G-capable phone runs Android 1.5 and includes WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 5 MP camera.

Google Nexus One

Google Nexus One
$179/$529  Buy Comment

Google’s Nexus One is official: it’s available unlocked or via T-Mo/VZW and features a 3.7″ AMOLED touchscreen, 5 MP camera, video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Android 2.1.

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Concept: Floater Phone

Concept: Floater Phone

No, your phone is not haunted: Mac Funamizu’s Floater Phone concept features a curved bottom that lets it sit up by itself or wobble whenever it receives a call or text message.

Sony Ericsson Elm/Hazel

Sony Ericsson Elm/Hazel

Sony Ericsson’s Elm and Hazel are eco-friendly phones made from recycled plastics; each features a 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi, HSPA, a low-power charger, and minimal packaging.

Buy Sell Wallet

Buy Sell Wallet
$24  Buy Comment

Giant flip phones, two-line displays: Toddland revisits the 80s with this yuppie-friendly printed vinyl Buy Sell Buy Sell Wallet; it even comes with an antenna that extends and retracts.

Mobile Game: Voltron

Mobile Game: Voltron
$3-$10  Buy Comment

Defend the universe on the go with Voltron, now available on iPhone and soon on other phones; it features 30 levels, isometric and 1-on-1 battles, and video from the TV show.

Squibble: Portable Braille

Squibble: Portable Braille

Andrew Mitchell’s Squibble Braille Interface concept features 779 ultrasonic motors to provide tactile and high contrast feedback; it’s designed to work with cellphones via Bluetooth.

Google Goggles

Google Goggles
Free  Buy Comment

Peek at the real world with Google Goggles; it’s a basic visual search for Android phones that can store business cards as well as ID books, art, businesses, and landmarks.

Perforated Snap Case

Perforated Snap Case
$30  Buy Comment

New at Incase: the Perforated Snap Case offers the best of both worlds, keeping your iPhone light and cool while still providing the scratch and drop protection of a regular hardshell case.

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Zii Trinity Smartphone

Zii Trinity Smartphone

Zii’s Trinity is a 3.5G/4G phone that’ll run Android or Plaszma with drool-worthy specs: 3.1″ OLED multi-touch screen, 1080p out, front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3D graphics.

DIY: Touch Screen Gloves

DIY: Touch Screen Gloves

Ideal for folks living in chilly climes, Steve Hoefer teaches you how to make any pair of gloves touch screen-friendly: all you’ll need is a needle and about 12″ of conductive thread.

LG eXpo Smartphone

LG eXpo Smartphone
$200 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

Available 12/7/09 at AT&T, LG’s eXpo targets road warriors with a detachable pico projector; the slider smartphone also features a 1 GHz CPU, 3.2″ touchscreen, and 5 MP camera.

Nokia X6

Nokia X6

Europe only: Nokia’s flagship music phone, the X6, offers unlimited free Nokia Music Store downloads; it boasts a 3.2″ display, 32 GB storage, HSPDA, Wi-Fi, and a 5 MP camera.

HP iPAQ Glisten

HP iPAQ Glisten
$230 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

If you can get past the name, HP’s iPAQ Glisten is a BlackBerry alternative for AT&T; a 3G world-phone, it features an AMOLED touchscreen, WinMo 6.5, Wi-Fi, GPS, and full QWERTY.

Chrome Slider Cases

Chrome Slider Cases
$35  Buy Comment

‘Tis the season to be shiny: Incase’s Chrome Slider Cases are as bright as they are colorful, with black, gold, copper, and silver shells and pop-fluro interiors with rubber guardrails.

Pong iPhone Case

Pong iPhone Case
$60  Buy Comment

Worried about your phone frying your brain? Pong’s iPhone Case reduces radiation 65% (WIRED’s test here) by using passive antenna coupling to redirect energy away from your head.

iMojito Wallet

iMojito Wallet
$35  Buy Comment

Similar to Hard Graft’s Phone Card Wallet (albeit cheaper), Malcolm Fontier’s iMojito Wallet serves both as an iPhone case and can hold up to 6 credit cards; it’s made with PU and microfiber.

App: Photoshop for Android

App: Photoshop for Android
Free  Buy Comment

iPhone users aren’t the only ones saturating, cropping and flipping: the Photoshop Mobile App is now available on the Android Market and includes auto-upload and sharing.

Blackberry Curve 8530

Blackberry Curve 8530
$99  Buy Comment

Blackberry’s Curve 8530 does a double debut today at both Verizon ($99 on 11/20) and Sprint (price TBA); they both feature an optical trackpad, EVDO Rev.A, Wi-Fi, and 2 MP camera.

Verizon Droid Eris

Verizon Droid Eris
$99 (w/2yr contract)  Buy Comment

Available on Verizon 11/6, HTC’s Droid Eris is similar to Sprint’s Hero but at a lower pricepoint; it features a 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen, 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi, and Android 1.5 w/Sense UI.

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