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  • Verizon's HTC Droid Incredible suffers another supply shortage, new ship date is August 5th

    Verizon's HTC Droid Incredible suffers another supply shortage, new ship date is August 5th

    There's no question that the Droid Incredible is one of Verizon's best handsets right now, but supply issues are preventing customers from getting one. The latest delay pushes the ship date back to August 5th. That's, well, incredible. At first the word was HTC was having issues getting a hold of AMOLED screens, pushing shipments back to the middle of July. That could still be true, but if you're… Read More

  • Motorola makes the Charm and its full QWERTY keyboard official

    Motorola makes the Charm and its full QWERTY keyboard official

    Can't say we didn't see this one coming, but Motorola has gone ahead and made the anything but a secret Charm official. However, the Backtrack rear trackpad was something we didn't see coming. So along with Android 2.1 and the enhanced version of Motoblur running on a 2.8-inch multitouch touchscreen, the Charm features a rear panel trackpad just like the Motorola Blackflip found on… Read More

  • Droid Incredible getting 720p recording and 3G hotspot?

    Droid Incredible getting 720p recording and 3G hotspot?

    The Droid Incredible might just become a little more incredible if this find pans out. A user over on AndroidForums spotted an Incredible with both 720p video recording and an HTC — not Froyo — 3G hotspot app. Yup, those two functions would bring Verizon’s Incredible to the same level as Sprint’s EVO 4G. Seeing as the HTC-made Incredible is nearly an HTC EVO 4G with a… Read More

  • Texting while driving in Michigan will now earn you a $100 fine

    Texting while driving in Michigan will now earn you a $100 fine

    Michigan has joined 14 other states including the District of Columbia in making texting and emailing while driving illegal. The new ordinance goes into effect statewide today, July 1, 2010. First time offenders will be subject to a $100 fine and getting caught a second time worthy of a $200 ticket. Under the new law, it doesn't matter if you're texting while at a stop light or cruising down the… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S hits the 100k mark six days after launching in South Korea

    Samsung Galaxy S hits the 100k mark six days after launching in South Korea

    The future is looking bright for the Samsung Galaxy S. The SK Telecom — the exclusive provider — managed to put 100,000 Android handsets in the hand of South Koreans over the last six days. Of course it’s not iPhone 4-type numbers, but South Korean is different than the subsidized market here in the US and this is just another Android unit. After playing with the phone yesterday… Read More

  • The Droid X's manual storms the interwebs

    The Droid X's manual storms the interwebs

    If you’re still on the fence whether to opt for Verizon’s Droid X or instead go 4G with the EVO on Sprint, you may want to spend a few minutes perusing the Droid X’s leaked manual. It shows in detail the tweaked UI, on-screen keyboard with Swype, and even gives tips to extending the battery’s life. There doesn’t seem to be anything that surprising within, though, but… Read More

  • The Playstation Move is a Wii clone – but it's awesome

    The Playstation Move is a Wii clone – but it's awesome

    The Playstation Move is just what it looks like: a Wii clone. It feels the same, looks the same, and works the same. That’s a good thing, though. Everyone and their grandmother has played Wii bowling and knows how it works. Sony isn’t reinventing motion control with the Move. They are, however, seriously improving it. Read More

  • The 5 best features of the HTC EVO 4G

    The 5 best features of the HTC EVO 4G

    The EVO 4G is a great phone with the notable drawback of its short battery life. But apparently a lot of you don’t care judging by the comments on my full review. Fine by me. Even though it doesn’t have the battery strength to make it through a day of moderate to heavy usage, there are still some serious advantages to this phone over others. Enough so that some buyers are probably… Read More

  • Walmart feeling the EVO 4G hype, to sell the superphone for $199 sans mail-in rebate

    Walmart feeling the EVO 4G hype, to sell the superphone for $199 sans mail-in rebate

    The EVO 4G is an awesome phone — besides the short battery life — and a lot of people are ready to jump on the 4.3-inch Android superphone when it launches on this Friday. Walmart no doubt wants a piece of the action and is joining Best Buy and Radio Shack in offering the phone for $199 straight-up, no mail-in rebate required. Sure, Walmart might have a certain Luddite stigma, but an… Read More

  • HTC EVO 4G for Sprint Review

    HTC EVO 4G for Sprint Review

    Let’s clear the air right away: The Evo 4G isn’t the second coming. It’s not the iPhone slayer. It might not even be the best Android phone available to date. But it is a solid phone with amazing hardware running the consumer-friendly HTC Sense Android release. That’s a good thing. Read More

  • Is this a Droid running Android 2.2?

    Is this a Droid running Android 2.2?

    Call us skeptical but we’re not quite sure this is legit. A regular on myDroidWorld’s forums just posted a bunch of screenshots that are supposed to be a Droid running Froyo. There are shots of the app launcher, new Car Home, the camera, and updated search options. Really everything but the About Phone screen which will show the phone’s model number, firmware, and kernal version… Read More

  • Verizon misses the point of the Kin, prices it out of its market

    Verizon misses the point of the Kin, prices it out of its market

    Well, there goes that. The Microsoft Kins seemed like a good system. Online reviews are somewhat positive, at least most say the Kin shows potential. But it doesn't matter. Kin One and Kin Two are likely going to be the only ones of their kind and will only be around for a short while. Verizon killed the platform when it decided that these feature phones need an expensive smartphone data plans. Read More

  • Nexus One not coming to Verizon after all?

    Nexus One not coming to Verizon after all?

    Many were questioning the Nexus One’s fate on Verzion when the HTC Incredible was announced a few weeks back. After all it’s nearly the same phone, instead skinned with HTC’s Sense UI. Well the question might be answered as Google’s Nexus One’s page now tells shoppers to buy the Incredible instead. Previously the same line indicated that the Nexus One was… Read More

  • The BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G hit the web a bit early [update: now official]

    The BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G hit the web a bit early [update: now official]

    Oh well. Even though The Street announced RIM’s two upcoming phones a bit early this morning, it still doesn’t take away from their appeal. Suits, corporate types and anyone that takes mobile email seriously should take notice. These two are nice. Read More

  • Microsoft Germany goes live with Kin 1 and Kin 2 specs

    Microsoft Germany goes live with Kin 1 and Kin 2 specs

    We got our first good look at Microsoft's upcoming smart feature phones -- the Kin 1 and Kin 2 -- a week back. While the company let us man-handle the phones, Microsoft was quiet about the actual specs. But Microsoft Germany apparently thought that was silly and just released all the technical info on the two phones via its Facebook Fan Page. How nice. Read More

  • Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 Keynote video now live

    Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 Keynote video now live

    Even though you probably followed along with our liveblog, you’re probably going to wanna see Steve-O do his thing. Luck for you, Apple just posted the special event video for your viewing pleasure. Read More

  • Folders are a welcomed addition to the iPhone

    Folders are a welcomed addition to the iPhone

    It took forever to get here - nearly as long as multitasking -- but soon you'll be able to neatly organize all your apps into folders right on the iPhone. There's no need to launch iTunes, either. Just drag and drop apps on top of each other to automatically consolidate them into one folder. Read More

  • The Nexus One car dock is finally pictured [Update: And on sale!]

    The Nexus One car dock is finally pictured [Update: And on sale!]

    Boy have we been waiting for this one -- since January 14, actually. As it turns out, too, the backside of the dock we spied a few weeks back is actually the official dock. But it just doesn't hold the phone in place, it also has built-in speakers, volume controls, and the goods need to charge the Nexus One. That's pretty much everything we wanted. It even auto-launches the Car Home app upon… Read More

  • Windows 7 Mobile gets ported to the iPhone via a custom theme

    Blasphemy? Maybe, but it seems to run great. Unfortunately the creator — woocash-kun on DeviantArt — states he’s not ready to release it to the public and wants to keep it to himself for the time being. That’s blasphemy. The Internet is about sharing and caring, pal. Now let us all have your creation so we can pass it off as our own because we’re clearly too lazy… Read More

  • The HTC EVO 4G is Sprint's first 4G superphone

    The HTC EVO 4G is Sprint's first 4G superphone

    Just like we thought, Sprint has just announced what we were previously calling the HTC Supersonic. The official name however is EVO 4G, and it’s both supersonic and evolutionary. Really: This boy is stacked. Underneath the 480 x 800 4.3-inch TFT LCD is a QSD8650 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 1GB of storage, and 512MB of RAM. The rest is your standard superphone specs with an affair of 802.11b/g… Read More