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  • Quick look at the Sprint EVO 4G: OMG AMAZING

    Guys. Seriously. This is a nice phone. This is like the HTC HD2 with a future and it has some amazing speed, screen size, and network capabilities. If you’re up in the air about the Droid and aren’t tied to a carrier, get this. I’ll do a full review next week. Music by Closely Watched Trains Read More

  • Verizon LG Ally delayed until May 27th?

    If you trekked down to the local Verizon store for an early morning camp-out in order to pick up an LG Ally yesterday, you might have left a bit upset — and empty handed. While Verizon initially said that they’d have’m in stock by the 20th, they were a no show. If this note purportedly being sent out to pre-orderers rings true, would-be Ally owners might have right around… Read More

  • Video: Yup, that's Everquest running on a Motorola Droid

    The most important part of a mobile phone’s lifespan is when it’s hacked to run old video games. Few games are more classic than Everquest, the game that brought the MMO to a mass audience. I think that’s fair to say. Anyhow, today’s the Droid’s lucky day! Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider shows up again, shows off its browser

    Man. Unless they’re trying to get this thing to leak all over the Internet, RIM is having one hell of a time keeping the BlackBerry Bold 9800 a secret. The prettier of two experimental form factors for RIM (with the uglier one being.. this thing), the Bold 9800 Slider has been leaking out in photos and videos for weeks now. Aaaand it has leaked again, this time showing the smallest of… Read More

  • AT&T to nearly double early termination fees on smart phones

    Thinking about snatching up an AT&T iPhone, unlocking it, breaking contract, and selling it on eBay for a small profit? Yeah, that’s not gonna work anymore. Read More

  • Late Mate for BlackBerry screws with your clock to make you more punctual

    I run late. Always. The last time I remember being not-late, it’s because I thought the event started 30 minutes earlier than it actually did. I ended up only being 15 minutes early. If you’re a late person (or if you’ve seen that one episode of I love Lucy), you’ve probably heard of the trick where you set your clock forward X number of minutes, thereby… Read More

  • Scosche flipSync puts your iPhone charger on your keychain

    We’ve all been there. You’re out and about. You look down at your iPhone, and the battery indicator is screaming. No sweat; you’ll just pop into your favorite spot and charge up. But wait! You forgot your charger at home! How are the honeys gonna hit you up on the two-way if the two-way is dead? The Scosche flipSync, released today, solves all of our dead two-way… Read More

  • T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide coming June 2nd for $179.99

    At first, there was one. One rumor to rule them all. According to this rumor, the myTouch Slide would be hitting store shelves on June 2nd. And then.. another was born. The sky darkened and the sun fell black; according to this second rumor, the myTouch Slide would be reaching stores not on June 2nd, but June 16th. Turns out, they’re both sort-of-right. Hurray! Read More

  • HTC: If your phone came out in 2010, it'll probably get Android 2.2

    So you just bought the Android 2.1-powered Droid Incredible, or locked in a pre-order for the HTC EVO 4G.. and now Google’s gone and announced Android 2.2. Great. Don’t fret; if your phone started shipping in 2010 (read: the Droid Incredible, myTouch Slide, EVO 4G, Desire), it’ll almost certainly get the upgrade treatment, according to HTC. Read More

  • Voice Over Revision A to power Verizon Wireless' iPhone?

    Will the iPhone come out for Verizon Wireless? It’s the question that so many of the service’s subscribers would like to see answered definitively. This news story, unfortunately, won’t do that. What it will do, however, is fan the flames of the rumor fire. The latest is that the phone would work with Voice Over Revision A. In English that means the phone would be able to… Read More

  • Oprah Moment, Take 2: Google gives an EVO 4G to everyone at I/O

    Okay. Think back to elementary school. Your buddy got a brand new toy for Christmas — the one you’ve been wanting for months. Your parents got you socks. Remember that feeling? That feeling of loss for something you never had? That’s called jealousy, friend. Now magnify that by a hundred. Google just gave everyone at I/O the EVO 4G. As Vic Gundotra put it: “To… Read More

  • Google Now Activating 100,000 Android Devices A Day — 50,000 Android Apps

    Today at Google I/O Vic Gundotra made a big revelation. Last year, Google was activating 30,000 Android phones a day. The past February, that number jumped to 60,000. Today, Google is now activating over 100,000 Android phones a day. Android was the second best-selling smartphone this quarter, Gundotra says. They are only behind RIM — and yes, ahead of that other rival. Gundotra also… Read More

  • Skyfire launches their first B2B offering: Skyfire Rocket

    We’ve written about Skyfire before. Plenty of times, actually. It’s the smartphone browser that, by way of data-compression proxies (and tiny wizards), can chew through Flash video and other Rich media formats on Android, Windows Mobile, and S60 handsets. Thus far, Skyfire has been an entirely business-to-consumer operation. Today, Skyfire makes the good ol’ jump to… Read More

  • Google officially announces Android 2.2, or "Froyo"

    It’s official! As expected, Google has officially announced Android 2.2 at their I/O conference this morning. Click through for the list of new goodies. Read More

  • eBuddy downloaded 1 million times from Nokia's Ovi Store in 3 months

    Web and mobile instant messaging (IM) aggregator service provider eBuddy, based in Amsterdam, has announced that its Mobile Messenger app has zoomed past one million downloads in less than three months on Nokia’s Ovi Store. The app has been downloaded by users in more than 203 countries, the company adds – a testament to the global footprint of Nokia. The app has garnered over… Read More

  • Versace announce Unique luxury phone, in name and practise

    So, you’re the kinda person who keeps in shape by doing laps in your money pit. Now, despite the fact that actually having a money pit may set you apart from most other people, I know that you are constantly looking for that special something that truly makes you unique. Versace also know this, and have just announced a luxury phone designed especially for you. They’re calling it… Read More

  • Samsung i8920 Omnia HD2 leaking its way across the net as we speak

    Samsung’s successor to the Symbian-powered i8910 (aka OmniaHD) has just bust its pipes, and is now leaking all over the internet (too soon?). The leaks thus far point to a 4″ Super AMOLED screen, a 12MP camera with both Xenon and LED flash (why not?), 30fps 720p video recording (just like its older sibling), and 16 or 32 GB internal storage, all running atop Symbian^3. Oh, and it… Read More

  • PayPal launches In-App Payment library for Android

    For developers, being able to make a bit of cash from your app after the user has downloaded it is wondrous — especially if the initial app download was free. Nothing like being able to, you know, pay rent, or eat. While the iPhone has supported the idea of In-App purchase for a bit over a year now, Android has yet to adopt it. A few third-parties have manually integrated their own… Read More

  • HTC Diamond 2 clone dual boots Android and Windows Mobile 6.5

    See that? That’s Android 1.6 (or “Andriod”, it seems) and Windows Mobile 6.5, on the same HTC Diamond 2(ish phone). Sure, it’s a knock-off made in China — and sure, it may very well explode into a fiery ball of death mere inches from your face. But if you’re worried about that, than you’re just a.. well, actually, you’re a perfectly… Read More

  • Drumroll, please: Android 2.1 now (finally) available for the Sprint Hero

    Never again! Never again do we have to write about Android 2.1 coming to the Sprint Hero. Why? Because it’s here. Though never officially given a date, the Hero 2.1 update was pinned on dozens of leaked purported dates — all of which were either false or missed due to delays. At long last, all that nonsense is over. Read More