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  • Palm now worth nothing

    Woof. Analysts have placed a sell rating on Palm and are now valuing their stock, at least in hyperbolic terms, at $0. Quoth CNN: Shares of Palm (PALM) plunged 19% to $4.59 a share early Friday, a new 52-week low. Investors are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the company’s future and several analysts downgraded their positions on the stock to “sell.” Two analysts… Read More

  • Sprint Moment and Hero to get Android 2.1 in "the coming weeks" [Updated!]

    See that image above? It’s notable for two reasons: I’m fairly confident it takes the much coveted title for “Hardest to read leaked document ever”. It, in all of its tiny text, confirms that the Sprint HTC Hero and Samsung Moment will be upgraded to Android 2.1 soon. Update: We’ve now got a more legible picture and a full transcription after the jump. Read More

  • AppGate: App review sites ask for money in exhange for reviews

    In the fine tradition of lazily naming any sort of controversy after Watergate, I hereby present AppGate. It seems that certain iPhone App developers are paying low-rent “review” sites for favorable reviews, thereby creating the false impression that their App is cool and everything. Read More

  • Video: This is easily the coolest thing I've seen an iPhone do this week.

    You hear that sound? That’s the sound of my mind being blown. When the folks over in Cupertino strapped a little speaker to the bottom of the iPhone and released an SDK, do you think that any of them thought “Oh, people are totally going to use this to make apps that can push little Styrofoam balls around a fake soccer field.” Yeah, probably not. But sure enough, people have. Read More

  • Hacked Windows Phone 7 emulator demoed on video

    Earlier this morning, the Windows Phone 7 emulator was “unlocked” (so to speak), granting anyone with a few spare minutes and basic tinkering abilities an opportunity to get a look at a bunch of stuff Microsoft didn’t originally include. Not everyone is prepped and ready to get their hack on, though. Maybe you’re on a Mac. Maybe it’s Friday and you just… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 emulator hacked. Sweet, sweet secrets spill out.

    As anyone in the history of ever who has ever written a single line of code that might be subject to hacking knows, the only way to keep something “hidden” in an application is to just not include it at all. Sure, you can obfuscate the hell out of it out in the source code, or add some crazy configuration value that enables it; just don’t expect either of those to work for… Read More

  • Ready for Windows Mobile 6.5 on your Sprint Touch Pro2? The upgrade is now available

    Here it is, folks! Its been a few long months for Sprint fans toting Touch Pro2’s, given that the same device on all of the other carriers saw upgrades to Windows Mobile 6.5 months ago while their own Pro2s stayed back at WinMo 6.1. We knew the update was coming sometime in March, and then we pinned the date down to some more specific: today. Read More

  • Palm: We coulda been a contender

    In Greek tragedy, the flaw of hubris was the decisive plot point that brought down many great men. Palm, then, is the Oedipus of a modern tragedy, their efforts to rebuild hampered by a failure to see past their own greatness and a refusal to enter the market on the market’s terms. To be honest, I was a Palm fan, then I wasn’t a Palm fan, and now am part of the chorus of voices… Read More

  • Sad Clown: Users having problems with the touchscreens on the AT&T Nexus One?

    We’ve had a few interesting reports of folks having huge problems with the AT&T Nexus Ones. Here we see a lad tap-tap-tapping away, unable to get anything pressed. Read More

  • Blackberry 6.0 screens leaked?

    I’m calling BS on these but it looks like these are screenshots for BlackBerry OS 6.0 complete with widgets out the wazoo. Clearly the thought here is to bring BB into the 21st century, a move that’s sorely needed by BlackBerry’s current sad sack OS. The fact that there are no other specs point to some kind of leaked app and little more. Read More

  • Confirmed: HTC will announce at least one device next week at CTIA

    The stars are all starting to align around the launch of the HTC Supersonic happening at CTIA. If yesterday’s report from the Wall Street Journal wasn’t enough for you, check out this line pulled directly from CTIA press materials: Read More

  • Bad News: Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid has been delayed

    Bad news, everyone! Remember that Droid update that was supposed to hit today? The one that was supposed to bring Android 2.1 and all of its wonderful features? Yeah, erm, about that.. It’s been delayed. Read More

  • Review: BugMe for iPhone

    I’m not a Getting Things Done kind of guy. I’ve never understood people who live and die by their Franklin Planners. I’ve never understood the huge proliferation of scheduling and reminder applications for the various computing platforms I’ve used over the years. I’ll reveal my secret at the end, but for now we’re going to take a look at BugMe, a… Read More

  • Copy and paste coming to Windows Phone 7 later down the road?

    Microsoft has taken a very Apple-esque approach to the development and launch of Windows Phone 7. Now, before anyone tears into me in the comments with some crazy knee-jerk response, think about it for a second. Developed in the utmost of secrecy? Check. Closed-wall app store? Check. Minimalist user interface? Check. Apple also has a tendency to speak out against things that their product… Read More

  • Verizon to launch the HTC Incredible within 2 weeks?

    Oh, HTC Incredible, you just can’t stay off the Internet, can you? We’ve seen you in not one, but two series of spy shots, we’ve seen you leak out in alternative color schemes — hell, we’ve even spotted you roaming around Verizon’s inventory system. We sure are seeing a lot of you — and you know what? We don’t mind one bit. According to the… Read More

  • Get ready to lose your mind: Star Wars: Light Saber Duel iPhone App, now with Bluetooth

    Oh man, strap yourself in for a complete mind-freak. THQ Wireless will release next month Star Wars: Light Saber Duel, an iPhone App that works with Bluetooth. You can see where this is going. Since it works with Bluetooth, you’ll be able to duel your other iPhone-owning friends. Adios, productivity. Read More

  • China will soon count more mobile Web users than there are people in the US

    Not an easy thing to conceptualize indeed, but according to eMarketer there will be more mobile Internet users in China than the entire population of the US by the end of this year. For your reference, the 2010 estimate of the size of the United States population stands at roughly 310 million people according to Wikipedia, so that’s a shitload of people browsing the Web from their… Read More

  • The new WinPho7 promo: Doot dee doot

    From: The Windows Phone 7 Team
    To: The Windows Phone 7 Advertising Gnomes After months of deliberation, we hereby present the master plan for all modern mobile commercials. To acquire:
    Rights to Feist instrumental break
    Cute woman with curly hair (personable)
    Handsome, rugged man in vaguely military but alternative shirt
    Record shop (build)
    Shot-for-shot outdoor location list for all… Read More

  • Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 definitely getting Windows Mobile 6.5 on Friday

    Still having a hard time believing that the Sprint Touch Pro2 will finally be getting the Windows Mobile 6.5 update treatment Friday, March 19th? Believe it, dear reader. Our boy 99accordv6 just sent over a stack of documents all positively pinning the update on 3/19/10, the most clear of which is pictured up above. While the details are mostly the same as the ones we saw in the last leak, the… Read More

  • Google denied "Nexus One" trademark

    So in 2008, a company called Integra Communications filed for a “Nexus” trademark having something to do with voice and data telecommunications. Along comes Google a year later and files for “Nexus One.” Trademark office says no go. I’m not really surprised at this; it’s not really their job to determine which is the better or more popular product, but… Read More