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  • Toshiba comes out of nowhere with the ultra-slick TG01 touchscreen phone

    Toshiba comes out of nowhere with the ultra-slick TG01 touchscreen phone

    In an announcement timed quite perfectly for maximum resonance without being lost in the noise of the upcoming Mobile World Congress, Toshiba has dropped word of a new touchscreen they’ve got in the works. In our scientific survey with a finely tuned control group (Fine. It was one guy who was outside walking his dog), the general reaction seems to be “Wait, Toshiba makes cell… Read More

  • Bloops! Motorola loses $3.6 billion

    Bloops! Motorola loses $3.6 billion


    Motorola lost $3.6 billion last quarter with revnue of $7.14 billion, 26 percent down from the same time last year. The biggest decline was in mobile phones with a 51 percent decline in revenue. Read More

  • Review: Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2

    Review: Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2

    Since the day the original Helio Ocean hit the shelves, rumors were abound that a followup was in the works. 2 years have since passed, countless rumors and leaks have come and gone, and the company that birthed the original has since been acquired – but it’s finally here. Has the wait been worth it? Read More

  • One of RIM's BlackBerry data servers is down, causing sporadic outages

    One of RIM's BlackBerry data servers is down, causing sporadic outages

    No matter who you are, which carrier you’re on, or which hardware you carry: network outages can find you. More at 11. Sorry – us cellphone bloggers don’t often get the chance to fearmonger, so I had to pounce on the opportunity. Word on the street is that RIM’s having a bit of an issue with one of their servers. If you’re one of the lucky bunch that happens to… Read More

  • Greek site outs upcoming dual SIM Samsung B5702

    Greek site outs upcoming dual SIM Samsung B5702

    Quick! Somebody call Mario and Luigi! The Interpipes appear to be developing some serious leaks! But in all seriousness, what gives? It’s 2009.  How about tech/gadget companies get with the times and start proactively providing product images instead of forcing us to rely on unofficial (and often times blurry-beyond-recognition) product shots? Lucky for us, Greek site Techblog.gr has… Read More

  • Can't afford a G1? T-Mobile will now let you split the bill across 4 months

    Can't afford a G1? T-Mobile will now let you split the bill across 4 months

    Whether you only upgrade once every two years or every time a new handset drops, following the latest in mobile hardware can be an expensive hobby. Lookin’ to keep sales up in the face of an economic slump, T-mobile has introduced a new means of paying for your latest gear fix: the Equipment Installment Plan. Read More

  • Re-Rumor: HTC Rhodium to hit Sprint lineup 3Q 2009

    Re-Rumor: HTC Rhodium to hit Sprint lineup 3Q 2009

    Looks like it’s time to double-down on some of last month’s full 2009 HTC lineup rumors.  According to PPCGeeks forum ‘regular’ jlechner’s family friend (yea, it is a bit of a stretch), Sprint is expected to launch a CDMA variation of the HTC Rhodium in the 3rd quarter of 2009. This somewhat far-fetched speculation is bolstered by the lone fact that the forum… Read More

  • Samsung to debut 12 megapixel beast at MWC '09?

    Samsung to debut 12 megapixel beast at MWC '09?

    While the US carriers are still battling to be the first with an 8-megapixel shooter on their shelves, it looks like Samsung might already be prepping the next round. According to good ol’ fashion hearsay, Samsung is getting ready to announce the world’s first 12 megapixel camera at Mobile World Congress, which goes down right around 2 weeks from now. We heard that Sony had… Read More

  • Boost launching Moto Stature i9 at the end of February

    Boost launching Moto Stature i9 at the end of February

    After far too much time spent offering nothing but clunky brickphones and the ugliest phone we’ve ever seen, Boost Mobile is finally bringing out something worth putting next to your face: the Motorola i9. It won’t come cheap, though – the specs on the i9 are notably higher than most phones in Boost’s corral, and the price is matched according; for $199 ($299 sans… Read More

  • A video-conferencing iPhone in the works?

    A video-conferencing iPhone in the works?

    Apple was recently granted a gigantic patent covering everything that is the iPhone and a closer look reveals that serious video capabilities might be coming in the next iPhone. Apparently video recording is mentioned frequently throughout the entire document but a few images and sections explain a video conferencing capable phone. Read More

  • Sidekick LX 2009 is probably the 'Blade' and probably real

    Sidekick LX 2009 is probably the 'Blade' and probably real

    Ed at HipTop3 is claiming that the LX 2009 that broke cover in an online survey is legit and that it’s the ‘Blade’ everyone but me has known about. One of his readers sent in this screen cap of the LX 2009 to update the previous image that looked to have been taken with a Sidekick. Looks good to me, but I’m not sure I can leave my BlackBerry for the Sidekick. Read More

  • T-Mobile Exec: More "G series" phones on the way

    T-Mobile Exec: More "G series" phones on the way

    We really could have guessed as much at this point, but T-Mobile’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Neville Ray has put it on the record that G1 followups are on the way in 2009: As the year progresses there will be a significant number of HSPA-capable smart phones. We will be launching more G series phones and other products. We’ve heard from at least one source at HTC that… Read More

  • FlyCast for Android hits the market

    FlyCast for Android hits the market

    When FlyCast announced during CES that an Android port of their streaming radio application was on the way, hopeful listeners were left waiting with little more than a passive “Coming Soon.” Well, wait no longer – just a day over 3 weeks after the announcement, the beta release of FlyCast for Android is now available in the Android Market. Of course, that beta flag means… Read More

  • Japan's NTT DoCoMo saying goodbye to 2G in 2012

    Japan's NTT DoCoMo saying goodbye to 2G in 2012

    Saying goodbye to that “special someone” is never an easy thing to do, especially after many years have passed.  But, when the time comes, it’s best just to try and move on. Take today’s NTT DoCoMo announcement that it will be shutting down its 2G cellular network by March 31, 2012, for example. By the end of 2008, only 12% of its users were still rocking second-gen… Read More

  • Zumbafone: The secret phone from the land of Zumba Lumba

    Zumbafone: The secret phone from the land of Zumba Lumba

    Don’t worry – besides the bits in the headline, absolutely nothing about this story is weird. Okay, I lied. It’s all kind of weird. The BBC is running a piece on something called the “Zumbafone” by IA Technology. Never heard of’em? That’s because you haven’t been studying your “military ejector seat electronics” manufacturers well enough. Read More

  • Re-Rumor: Dell dippin' their toes in the smartphone game

    Re-Rumor: Dell dippin' their toes in the smartphone game

    DUDE, YOU’RE GETTING A DELL SMARTPHONE! Maybe. If they’re real. And, you know, any good. It’s definitely not the first time we’ve heard this one before, but word around Rumormill Way is again indicating that Dell’s dabbling with the idea of getting into the battle for smartphone supreme. According to the WSJ’s sources, they’re tinkering with more than… Read More

  • Wooo-branded 3D mobile looks like the business

    Wooo-branded 3D mobile looks like the business


    I suppose it was only a matter of time. This handset, which will almost certainly never see our fair shores, sports a 3.1-inch 3D screen — 3D capable, to be precise, since I doubt there’s any 3D content ready to go, even in Japan (and certainly not Captain EO). Read More

  • Nokia releases "Curse of Silence" removal application

    Nokia releases "Curse of Silence" removal application


    Image by Katie Tegtmeyer As many of us were still sleeping off our New Years celebrations back in early January, a team of security experts found a nasty little bug tucked away into S60 handsets. Dubbed the “Curse of Silence”, SMS capabilities on a wide array of Nokia devices could be disabled by sending a series of specially formatted texts. Were you unlucky enough to be… Read More

  • Palm Pre hiding two neat little features: Drag to unlock, Spacebar triggered shutter

    CES 2009 is long since over, but details of the Palm Pre are still trickling out. Take this latest video from MobileDivide, for example – it’s largely a recap of stuff we’ve known for a while, but it packs in two little morsels that had previously gone unnoticed: Drag-to-unlock: Similar to the iPhone’s “Slide to unlock” mechanism, except optimized for… Read More

  • StarPlayr: You'll soon be able to listen to Sirius XM on your iPhone

    StarPlayr: You'll soon be able to listen to Sirius XM on your iPhone

    Fancy listening to Backspin on your iPhone? Or maybe you’d like to hear the comedy stylings of Christian Jimmy on The Virus? Soon, friends. Soon. Supposedly. On the way to the App Store, the uSirius StarPlayr, an iPhone app that lets you listen to Sirius XM on your iPhone. Fancy that. The application has been in development for some time, and the word over at Orbitcast is that it will… Read More