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  • Best Buy's Palm Pre's inventory levels revealed

    Well, it seems like that rumor of each Best Buy store only getting four Pres each has been busted. EverythingPre’s forum member atlanta has posted a bunch screenshots showing Best Buy’s expected inventory levels for the Pre. Most stores are getting slightly more than four phones, and a lot getting dramatically more. Read More

  • You really don't need the ‘luxurious” Mobiado 350 PRL

    Unless you’re the owner of Manchester City—let’s face it, what are the odds he reads us?—you cannot afford this phone. It’s from Mobiado, and it’s called the 350 PRL. It’s one of those “luxury” phones, but we can only assume that’s because of the materials and construction process and not the specs. Read More

  • First Blackberry Thumb, now Cell Phone Elbow?

    Be careful folks, we’ve got another cell phone related ailment to add to the “modern maladies” list. Cell phone elbow is a repetitive stress injury that formally goes by the name cubital tunnel syndrome, and is generally caused by repeatedly bending or leaning on your elbow. That frequent bending motion can put undue stress on the ulnar nerve in your arm if positioned… Read More

  • Garmin-Asus: Expect an Android-powered device next year

    Garmin-Asus is getting real good at announcing products. The original Nuvifone was announced almost a year and a half ago. Then, just a few months ago, they announced the smaller version called the M20 and renamed the original as the G60. Now, the joint venture company is saying that we can expect an Android-powered smartphone sometime next year. Great, but we’re still waiting for the… Read More

  • Nokia N97 Slated For Worldwide Shipping This Month (Bonus: Factory Assembly Video)

    Yes, the rumors are true: Nokia will start shipping its N97 device (they call it a mobile computer) to no less than 75 countries this month, after starting to accept pre-orders earlier last month. In the second half of 2009, Nokia plans to start rolling out a bunch of new features and functions, but right off the bat it will be the first device to come pre-installed with the recently launched… Read More

  • Facebook App now available for S60 V5

    Not getting enough social interaction on your Nokia 5800 XpressMusic? Maybe a native Facebook app will help. In an effort to expand its footprint on mobile devices, Facebook has just launched an S60 V5 friendly app on Nokia’s Ovi store. Status updates, wall posts, photo uploads – if it’s something you’d expect of a Facebook app, it probably has it. AllAboutSymbian… Read More

  • Video: Eco Trip looks at what happens to your phone when you stop loving it

    The day has finally come. That new phone you’ve been drooling over for months, hanging on each and every word of any blog post you can find about it.. it has arrived. You speed home from the store, tear apart the box, and start dabbling. It’s pure geek bliss. Six months later pics of the followup have leaked, or the next big thing has been announced. Your once beloved phone is… Read More

  • Qualcomm beefs up Snapdragon: Specs up, battery usage down

    Qualcomm made a big announcement in the progress of mobile chipsets today. They’re beefing up their SnapDragon line by a large margin to offer blazing processor speeds for the handsets that use them. The 45NM (We’re talking nano-meters) chipset technology will vastly improve process power and battery life, giving consumers hardware that is up to par with new mobile operating… Read More

  • Acer joins Open Handset Alliance, launching Android handsets in Q4

    The Open-Handset Alliance is opening the doors to its newest member: Acer Inc. Acer has been talking about pushing out Android for some time now – so this really just puts an official seal on the whole thing. We should expect to see the first fruits of the Acer/Android pairing hit store fronts in Q4 of this year. Read More

  • The Next Big Feature Of Xbox Live: Twitter!

    Microsoft has just announced that some new features are coming the Xbox 360 at E3. Facebook and Last.fm integration into the Xbox Live dashboard are two of them. The game Metal Gear Solid is another. But the one they seem to be touting the most right now? Twitter! Yes, it seems the software giant, who has made some nice moves in the gaming space has just as big of an obsession with Twitter… Read More

  • Does Apple want to double charge you for apps?

    Apple? Greedy? Perish the thought! Some bleeding edge iPhone users may beg to differ though: this past weekend, some of them were prompted to pay up again when trying to re-download an already-purchased app. Read More

  • Samsung's Pixon12 is the world's first 12-megapixel camera-phone

    Megapixels don’t “mean” anything until you’re the first company to reach a milestone. That’s why so much attention is being paid to Samsung today, on a day when plenty of “real” news—GM declaring bankruptcy, an Air France jet going down, Carlo Ancelloti joining Chelsea, etc.—will overshadow anything coming out of the tech world. Anyhow… Read More

  • Hands-on with the official Verizon update for the Blackberry Storm

    Great news: The Blackberry Storm is finally usable. Most of our issues with the phone were resolved with the first official Verizon update for the Storm. It’s now a quality phone that’s worthy of the BlackBerry name. As of Sunday, May 31, the update is available via either directly from the support section of VZW.com or from an OTA download. We downloaded the update over the… Read More

  • Hitachi to produce mini LCDs with world's highest resolution

    FED and SED are practically dead, Plasmas never really took off and OLED are still too expensive to produce. Now Hitachi Displays wants to change this by dramatically improving the good old LCDs, at least for mobile devices (even for these, OLED are far from being a regularly used). Read More

  • China Mobile to take 50%+ of the Application Market pie

    China Mobile, you’re doing it wrong. TelecomAsia reported that China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile phone operator, wants a big slice of the app revenue pie. Real big. They seek nothing less than 50% of all revenue generated by mobile apps from third-party developers. That’s considerably larger than the likes of Apple and Google’s Android, which both limit their cut… Read More

  • Twitter Goes Down, Spymaster Makes Fun Of Them

    Yes, Twitter is down. Yes, again. Yes, they’re looking into it. Yes, this is another Twitter post. But, I come bearing gifts. Spymaster, the somewhat controversial and addictive Twitter-based game obviously doesn’t work nearly as well when Twitter is down. In fact, it doesn’t work at all. The creators have made a fun little Fail Whale graphic of their own, indicating the the… Read More

  • Friday iPhone App Roundup: 3 apps you probably shouldn't buy…

    Each Friday for the foreseeable future, we’ll be showcasing a handful of recently launched applications from the iPhone App Store. Generally, we’ll highlight the best apps to hit our inbox, shining a guiding light on the gems that might otherwise get lost in the endless torrent of app releases. Unfortunately, the best apps to hit our inbox this week .. really weren’t very good. Read More

  • If Your Phone Requires A Headset Adapter, Your Phone Sucks.

    Listen up, 2.5mm-to-3.5mm headset adapters. You too, crappy shape changers required by an absurd chunk of the worthwhile phones out there: We’re through. Game over. Just like voicemail and hand shakes, we’re officially declaring war on any middleman component required to pump audio from a cell phone to decent headphones, along with the phones that use them. There was a time when… Read More

  • Finally! Verizon announces new Storm software

    Well, it’s about time! After a few missteps, Verizon has finally gotten their act together and managed to get a much needed software update for the Blackberry Storm through testing. Right now, it’s still unknown what the soon-to-be released 4.7.0.148 software will do for all you patient Storm owners out there, but what we do know is when you can get your mitts on it: you can… Read More

  • From the Good Name Department: ITG xpPhone

    Truth be told, I’d be more inclined to buy one of those old people cellphones than something like this (or the iPhone for that matter!) The ITG xpPhone, which will debut at Computex, is, yes, a cellphone that, yes, runs Windows XP. Yes. As a Mac user, the only reason I’d boot into Windows XP is to fire up uTorrent, or play Team Fortress 2, neither of which I see running too well on… Read More