Mobile

 

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • RIM purchases Dash Navigation

    Huh, this could work out. Remember Dash? It was that the little GPS start-up company that made the innovative PND that had a monthly subscription, but also routed you around traffic issues through the magic of the cloud. You probably never saw one in person because, well, no one wants a GPS with a monthly fee. Anyway, RIM, the makers of BlackBerrys of course, just purchased the company. Read More

  • Apptagious's Toss! falls short of expectations

    Football, cornhole, leap frog and horse shoes. Sound like a Sunday in the Midwest? No – it’s Toss! for the iPhone, a recently-released suite of games by Apptagious. This all-in-one app consists of four games with the same basic premise – you use the iPhone’s accelerometer to mimic “toss”ing, and your goal in all of the games is to throw something to hit… Read More

  • The LG GD910 watch phone to ship in July

    You’re soon going to be able to live out your Dick Tracy fantasy when LG ships out its video-calling watch phone this July. Read More

  • Hands-on with the Pharos Traveler 137


    There are phones with GPS and then there are GPS phones. The Pharos Traveler 137 is in the latter camp, a device designed to be a GPS unit and a phone in one. Pharos has been making mapping software and devices for years, mostly for a less commercial market, and their specific knowledge in what makes a good GPS device is quite important when looking at the 137. The 137 is a G.S.M. 3G phone with… Read More

  • Sony Style taking preorders for the W995a


    Got a hankering for a new Sony Ericsson phone, but don’t want to wait for September for the CS8 to come stateside? Well, you’re in luck, because their Sony Style retail site has just started taking preorders for the W995a, a 8-megapixel sharp shooter due to ship next month. Read More

  • LG to roll out the LG-GD900 in 40 countries next month

    It was first shown to the general public back in February, and now LG gave us some more concrete info about their LG-GD900, which is – according to LG – the world’s first cell phone featuring a transparent keypad. The aptly (code-)named Crystal is due out in as much as 40 different countries starting next month already. Read More

  • Pre-WWDC 2009: BeeJive 3.0 to launch by next week

    Jeez. Here I am sitting at E3 2009, a full week before Apple’s WWDC event, yet news from the latter has already started trickling in. We probably could have assumed as much, but we just got word that BeeJive is planning to launch version 3.0 of their popular iPhone IM application just in the time for next week’s festivities. The fact that it’s coming and is a… Read More

  • INQ to give the world a Twitter-Phone

    No need for q-tips, you heard it right: INQ Mobile will soon announce a phone with exclusive twitter-connectivity just in time for the holiday season. INQ, the makers of the Skype Phone, plan to really open up the twitter flood-gates, 140 characters at a time, using a mobile internet connection versus Twitter’s own SMS service. Seeing the Twitter boom, INQ plans to manufacture an… Read More

  • Bing brings mobile service to life, almost

    It feels like just yesterday that Microsoft had blessed the internet with its new search engine, Bing, and today we mobile addicts have access to this service on our phones. If you head over to m.bing.com on your handheld, you’ll find yourself on a lite version of this Bing’s titan service. So does this compete with the Google’s mobile service? Not just yet, and it seems… Read More

  • 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