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  • We just got a mysterious box of mystery! What's inside?

    It’s not all that rare for us to get deliveries around these parts. Hell, we’re on a first name basis with the FedEx man. That said, it’s pretty uncommon for us to get packages that we’re not supposed to pay too much attention to until a few hours after it’s delivered, but such is the case with this one. So what’s inside? Update: We opened it Read More

  • AT&T trains its staff to be Pre assassins

    It seems that AT&T is getting ready to poison the Pre well by providing its staff with a damning comparison between the upstart Pre and that phone of phones, the iPhone. When was the last time you saw such a preemptive strike against a phone? I don’t think even the G1 got this kind of consideration. Let’s see what AT&T has to say about Sprint’s comeback kid. Read More

  • CTIA joins GSMA in support of a "Universal Charging Solution" for mobile phones

    Earlier today, CTIA-The Wireless Association announced its support for the “Universal Charging Solution” (UCS) for mobile phones (developed by the Open Mobile Terminal Platform industry standards group) “to celebrate Earth Day.” CTIA joins the GSMA, which announced its endorsement of the Micro-USB-based universal mobile charger solution back in February. Read More

  • Leaked: LG enV3 VX9200 to have a 3 Megapixel camera

    There’s nothing really inherently exciting about a shot of the back of a phone. To be honest, there’s not really anything about the LG enV3 that gets us excited But if you look real close at the picture above (obtained by PhoneArena), you’ll see one previously unleaked gem. See it yet? Directly to the left of the camera lens: “3.0 Mega”. Unless that’s… Read More

  • Facebook for BlackBerry v1.5 now available

    Here it is, folks, at long last. Its been over a month and a half since details of Facebook v1.5 for BlackBerry spilled all over the place, but it’s now available for anyone and everyone with a compatible ‘Berry. Beyond the standard bug fixes and performance tweaks, the biggest updates are all focused around integration: Facebook messages can now be routed through your standard… Read More

  • Slightly better shots of the Toshiba TG02 and TG03 emerge

    We got a glimpse at some itty bitty fun-sized shots of the Toshiba TG02 and TG03 back when word of them first leaked. A week later, the embiggened versions of the same shots have emerged, and they’re looking.. well, about the same. Just bigger! Toshiba has obviously found some comfort in this design, with all 3 models being essentially the same thing: a 1Ghz Snapdragon CPU with varying… Read More

  • Sample footage from the T-Mobile 3G Sidekick LX

    After we snagged some info on the video capabilities of the new Sidekick LX yesterday we couldn’t help but ask for more info. And we sure got it. After the jump is sample video taken from the Sidekick LX as well as the startup screen, which was taken from a different device (which apparently refused to focus). We also have a few other hands-on shots and a sample image taken with the new LX. Read More

  • FCC approves T-Mobile Sony Ericsson CS8 Cyber-shot handset

    If I was the FCC, I’d start my own gadget blog in light of the fact that I’d have first dibs to all the new gear. Er, wait…nevermind. Scratch that, stick to your federal duties and leave the blogging to us. Sony Ericsson’s newest (T-Mobile-bound) slider phone, the Cyber-shot CS8 (known elsewhere as the C905), has received approval by the FCC. Not only are there a bunch… Read More

  • Verizon opens their catalog to user reviews, probably a bad move

    This ought to be interesting. Apparently never having felt the wrath of a dissatisfied buyer with access to the internet, someone over at Verizon has just decided to enable users to leave public reviews on any phone in their catalog. Users can rate their handsets on a scale of 1-5 for ease of use, display, features, and battery life, then manually add their own pros, cons, and… Read More

  • Qik Launches Facebook Connect Support

    With too many companies to list battling it out for users in the live mobile video broadcasting space, spreading the word is key. Most people just don’t realize such a thing is possible; outside of geekier circles, the entire concept is still fairly new. Stream a live video from your handset and send the link off to some friends that don’t lurk blogs and social sites all day… Read More

  • 2009 Sidekick LX will support H.264 playback, MP4 recording

    When we heard that the 2009 edition of the Sidekick LX would be rockin’ an oh-so-droolworthy 854×480 screen, we crossed our fingers in hopes that it could playback video at a resolution worthy of the display. Not content with waiting for tomorrow’s Sidekick shindig, we did a bit of digging – and uncovered pretty much everything there is to know about video on the… Read More

  • Just in case: Tomorrow's T-Mobile event is all about the Sidekick LX

    I don’t want any of you to think that tomorrow’s NYC T-Mobile event has anything to do with anything other than the new 3G Sidekick LX. So, here are two variations of the event invite, which coincidentally were not sent to me by T-Mobile. Read More

  • T-Mobile sort of unboxes the 2009 Sidekick LX

    Aw, come on T-Mobile. If you’re going to spoil the fun of bloggers everywhere by unboxing your own new toys before they’re even on the shelves, do it well. Or, at least, actually unbox it. This 2-minute long video, which just went up on T-Mobile’s Youtube channel, is about 10% unboxing and 90% some girls face. Plus – if you can’t top the Samsung Omnia’s… Read More

  • LG Viewty Smart GC900 now intentionally official

    After making an unintended early debut on the LG Germany’s blog last week, the LG Viewty II – which, by the way, has been redubbed the LG Viewty Smart – is officially official. Not much about a cell phone can change in a week’s time, so everything’s dot-for-dot with what we saw leak out last week. It’s still got an 8 megapixel camera, WiFi, 7.2mbps HSDPA… Read More

  • Nepal Telecom bringing cell service to Mt. Everest

    If you’re one of the few hundred people that attempt to climb Mt. Everest each year: don’t sweat it, you’ll still be able to text your peeps from the top. Nepal Telecoms, a telecoms company which has a lock on some 60% of the Nepalese cell phone market, has announced that they’ll be taking signal all the way to the top by way of satellite antennas. Climbers have always… Read More

  • Angelina Jolie loves her Palm Pre

    Know who doesn’t have a Palm Pre? Me. Or you, most likely. Know who does? Angelina Jolie. Presumably one of many celebrities currently touting Palm’s not-so-secret weapon, Jolie was recently spotted on the set of an upcoming flick with a Pre in tow. When the LA Examiner asked her about it, she “went on about it for about two minutes.” The goods? She likes the… Read More

  • HTC Magic tentatively dated for May 5 in the UK

    HTC’s second Android device Magic was due for a launch in the UK last week, but was delayed till an unknown date to make a few modifications under the hood. Earlier today, the Vodafone Website was updated and it looks like May 5 is the tentative launch date for the Magic in the UK and not May 1. (I wonder if Cupcake will rollout by then.) I won’t begin to dissect the pricing plans… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct s30 now available from Sprint

    I don’t see the point of purchasing any new phone on Sprint with the launch of the Palm Pre looming, but if you’re itching to get something new because your old phone was dropped in the toilet after a drunken night out this weekend then I’ll have you know that the mini Instinct is now available. For $130 ($100MIR) you can get this little monstrosity of a touch-screen… Read More

  • Review: Samsung Propel Pro from AT&T

    As of last Tuesday (04/14/2009, for you number people), AT&T released its Samsung Propel Pro WinMo 6.1-based slider phone to the masses. Having received my tester unit a bit earlier, I’ve been putting the device through its paces for just about a week now. My initial gut reaction after charging and powering the ‘Pro on was “ok, I’ve got to ignore the unholiness… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson: "Yeah, about that Android phone we promised…"

    Don’t worry, they’re not backing out entirely, but Sony Ericsson wants you to know that their Android handset (or handsets) won’t be coming for quite some time. They want to make something, you know, different. They didn’t put any sort of date on it, unsurprisingly, but they do sound kind of sincere. CEO Hideki Komiyama described the delay: “It does require a lot… Read More