Cell Phone Technology

Today's cell phone technology is advancing at a rapid pace while prices are getting lower. We'll explore everything from the advanced -- the iPhone or the future of the Google phone -- to cell phone viruses and ring tones.


Smartphones and social networking lets us plan spontaneous meetups and discover new people. But is it really a good idea to share your exact location with people you don't know?

Cell phone manufacturers are always trying to outdo one another with the latest features. What could they do to make the next round of phones more compelling than the last?

When it comes to your cell phone, your biggest concerns may be losing it or going over your minutes. But should you be concerned that it may be a sperm killer?

You don't see many cell phones advertised for older adults. If they want a mobile phone at all, they generally want something simple. Which one should you pick for your grandmother?

Those of you who remember the detective comic strip Dick Tracy surely remember his watch phone. LG Electronics showed its version at CES 2009.

Cell phones are more than just a communication convenience. They're also a fashion statement packed with technology. See the latest cell phones and how they're used in this cell phone image gallery.

The release of any new iPhone version has people waiting in lines around the world. Take a look at the iPhone and its features in this image gallery.

Personal digital assistants, or PDAs, have already made an impression on the business world. But they've also made inroads into the health care industry. Why?

Do you like to talk on the phone in your underwear? Well, you'll need to quit that habit if you buy a video conferencing cell phone. The person on the other end can see you.

With better technology, personal digital assistants, or PDAs, get better at helping us organize our lives. But is that really a good thing?

BlackBerry outages are brief, unscheduled interruptions in service due to things like software failures. Learn when BlackBerry outages have occurred.

Prepaid cell phones are a great alternative for people who are tired of contracts. Learn more about prepaid cell phones in this article.

Mobile technology has been advancing rapidly. Learn what the top 5 emerging phone technology trends are in this article.

The Google phone could be the next big thing in the world of wireless communications. Learn about the Google phone and what makes it different from the rest.

Once upon a time, smartphones were tools people used for office business only. Then Apple's iPhone changed everything. How does Apple keep reinventing their famous device, and can it keep its hold on the market?

But even though they're a lot smaller than they used to be, modern cell phones are still far to big to fit inside your body. That's why developers have modified existing cell phone designs to create a complete, working cell-phone implant.

Nokia revealed the first fully integrated mobile-payment cell phone, or NFC phone in 2007. Learn about NFC technology and mobile payment trials around the globe.

The renowned iPhone was once just a rumor. Learn why the iPhone was expected to change the industry.

Widespread mobile television has been a long time coming. TV-enabled cell phones have been available in Korea since 2002, but the real "mobile TV revolution" is only beginning, as telecom companies release DTV-enabled phones and rush to build the bro

The BlackBerry has become a tremendously popular mobile email device. Learn how a BlackBerry works and about BlackBerry hardware, software and patent disputes.

With the right software or service package, a GPS phone can pinpoint your location, give directions to your destination and provide information about nearby businesses. Find out how a GPS phone works.

Although they can't do much damage at present, in the future cell-phone viruses may be as debilitating as computer viruses. How do cell-phone viruses spread? And how can you protect your phone?

Cell phones are basically handheld two-way radios. With cell-phone etiquette at an all-time low, some people are exploiting the vulnerability of the radio spectrum to silence blabbering offenders. Find out how.

If the clothes make the man, then the ringtone makes the phone! Find out how a cell phone produces a tune and how you can download (or even create) your own.

For years now, we've heard conflicting reports about cell-phone radiation ... and the debate goes on. Find out what the buzz is about and how to protect yourself when choosing and using a cell phone.