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  • Round-up: Every iPhone 3G S Compatible Accessory Ever.

    When Apple announced the iPhone 3G S yesterday, some folks were shocked — or disappointed, even — that the new one was a spitting image of the last one. Width, height, depth – besides being 2 whole grams heavier, the physical specs were a perfect match. We’ve been reminded of this fact roughly 300 times this morning, as every case manufacturer and battery-pack maker… Read More

  • The iPhone 3G S gets the FCC treatment

    You would think this is planned, but there is no way that the FCC is efficient enough to release documents detailing the iPhone 3G S on the same day as the announcement. No way. But here they are anyway. Read More

  • 30cm: The world's biggest cell phone strap is a cute husky

    Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank is currently running a summer marketing campaign [JP], using gift certificates, coupons and (almost certainly) the biggest cell phone strap on the planet to attract customers. The strap, a stuffed husky standing 30cm tall, is limited to 30,000 units. Read More

  • Nokia To Pre-load Qik On S60 Phones

    With all of the collaboration going on between Qik and Nokia over the past few months, it seemed like it wouldn’t be too long before Nokia went ahead and put the live mobile video broadcasting service onto handsets right out of the box. Sure, enough: Beginning with this morning’s release of the North American N97, Qik will come preloaded onto all Nokia S60-based phones. Read More

  • The Nokia N97 hits Nokia Stores for $700 today

    We knew it was coming this month and sure enough, the Nokia N97 is now available for $700 at Nokia Stores everywhere. 700 bones will net you Nokia‘s flagship touchscreen device, unlocked and ready to make iPhones jealous everywhere. Well, maybe not the last part, but it’s still a solid device and worthy successor to the N95/N96. Read More

  • Real Racing: electrifying gameplay, jaw-dropping graphics – a must-buy

    WOW. I can’t put my iPhone down. Seriously — I’ve stopped writing this review two three times now to go back and play another race in Firemint’s recently debuted Real Racing. With truly electrifying gameplay combined with jaw-dropping graphics, Real Racing provides a rich, gripping and realistic experience for anyone who is blessed with the chance to play it. Ok… Read More

  • Want to upgrade to an iPhone 3G S? Don't want a contract? Here are the final prices

    A lot of numbers are being thrown around right now, and just about everyone wants to know: if I already own an iPhone 3G (or if I dont, and I just don’t want a contract), how much is this new one going to cost me? Here they are, folks. The final numbers, straight out of AT&T’s mouth: Read More

  • AT&T on iPhone 3G/3G S tethering, MMS, availability, etc.

    We’re trying to get through all of this Apple iPhone related news as fast as possible so just bear with us. To start, AT&T will offer tethering, but there’s no official announcement on that just yet. On the MMS front, AT&T will offer MMS on the iPhone 3G S later this summer once system upgrades have been completed. These upgrades are unrelated to the 3G network, says AT&T. Read More

  • Official: The iPhone 3G S

    Here it is, kiddies: the latest iPhone. Just one year after Apple announced the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3G S has been announced. There is much to love in this update including larger storage options, a faster CPU, HSDPA support and a better camera all for the same price as the current set. The OS should now run faster thanks to a 50% bump in CPU speed; it now runs at 600MHz. The system memory… Read More

  • Find My iPhone helps when AT&T's insurance can't

    It may be one of the iPhone’s newest features, but we can already tell it could become of the most touted. I’m talking of course about the new Find My iPhone feature in the iPhone’s 3.0 software release. Only available to MobileMe customers, Find My iPhone will help do you exactly what its title would lead you to believe. Should you (gasp!) lose your iPhone, you can log into… Read More

  • Live from WWDC 2009

    Here we are, folks. The day that Apple fans have been anxiously awaiting since.. well, since the last major Apple event just a few months ago. What will we see? iPhone 3GS? The Apple Tablet? By the time the sun cracks over the hills of San Francisco tomorrow, we’ll already be well on our way to the pungent circus that is Moscone West on Day 1 of WWDC. We’ll begin our liveblog… Read More

  • Is the Pre heating up or overheating?


    The Pre has launched and talk of its success are buzzing around the net. According to ZD Net, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Walkley said initial sales were “solid” and J.P. Morgan analyst Paul Coster reported that most Sprint stores he called were sold out. Earlier, we reported that Palm Pre shipments to Best Buy would be limited. Despite that, Coster estimates that 50,000 Pres… Read More

  • T-Mobile: "If you got hacked, we'll let you know." [Update]

    Ever since news of this T-Mobile hacking business broke, we’ve been waiting on them to release some sort of update about the situation. They’ve just come through for us with a recently released statement, and while it isn’t likely to assuage anyone’s fears, it’s good to see that T-Mobile is on the job. “The protection of our customers’ information, and… Read More

  • T-Mobile USA hacked, data up for sale

    We’re waiting to hear back from our T-Mobile reps, but it appears that T-Mobile USA’s servers were hacked into over the weekend. The group who allegedly hacked into the servers of the wireless carrier is now offering all data to the highest bidder. Read More

  • Verizon Wireless: BlackBerry Storm vs Palm Pre

    It’s not surprising as we’ve seen these sorts of acts in the past, but Verizon is really pushing it by comparing the Pre to the BlackBerry Storm. I’ve had my Pre for just a few short days and I’m already itching to ditch my Curve and skip on over to Sprint for the Pre. Anyway, hit the jump to check out all the Verizon propaganda. Read More

  • 8 People Palm Poached To Make The Pre

    In early June 2007, Palm was teetering on the edge of obscurity. Their flagship Treo product line had gone stale, numbers were down across the board, and rumors of a sale were abound. On June 4th, 2007 it was announced that Elevation Partners had purchased a 25% equity stake of Palm for $325 million. Flash forward to today; just two years later (almost to the day), Palm has launched the Pre… Read More

  • Friday iPhone App Roundup: Brain Genius Deluxe, Phaze, Johnny Crash

    Another week, another iPhone App Roundup. The inaugural post last week highlighted three apps that probably didn’t deserve a second take. This week’s hunt was a lot more successful, turning up three games worthy of opening up your wallet. Read More

  • Facebook for BlackBerry v1.6 launching tonight

    Do you live your day status update by status update? Are the pads of your CrackBerry thumbs wearing away due to nonstop wall posts? Get ready for new stuff. When the clock strikes 6 p.m PST (not EST as some sites are reporting), Facebook will be pushing a minor update to their BlackBerry App. Patch notes after the jump. Read More

  • Garmin might finally launch the Nuvifone this month

    When the Garmin Nuvifone was first announced, it was truly interesting. A GPS-centric handset made by one of the world’s leading GPS manufacturers? Awesome! That was a year and a half ago. Just when we were starting to get the inkling that this thing had gone the way of Duke Nukem Forever, Garmin has come out and given it a launch date – sort of. In a shareholder’s call… Read More

  • IAB Reports 5 Percent Decline in U.S. Online Ad Revenues For First Quarter 2009

    More evidence just came in that the recession has come to online advertising (in case you were still wondering). The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCooper today reported their numbers for online advertising revenues in the U.S., and they are not pretty. Internet advertising declined 5 percent in the first quarter of 2009 to $5.5 billion, compared to the first quarter… Read More