Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Listen to FM radio on your CLIQ

    The Motorola CLIQ is a nice phone. That’s point one. Point two is that it can actually play radio. Using a non-standard ROM, a user named Eugene found an FM radio binary and tried to run it on the CLIQ. After a little futzing, he was able to fire up the radio and listen to it right on the CLIQ. Who knew? Rest assured it’s not available to the public right now. Watch AndroidGuys… Read More

  • Sharp to bring solar-powered cell phone to China (and possibly elsewhere, too)


    Sharp, the biggest (in terms of market share) of all eight major Japanese cell phone makers, has been talking about internationalizing its phone business for quite some time now. It makes sense, as the domestic market is shrinking and as Sharp only sold 20% of all their cell phones outside Japan (1.6 million units) last fiscal. Read More

  • Smackdaddy Lets You Heckle Your Buddies and Bet on Sports on your iPhone

    Like bad beer, cracker jacks, and drunken fans getting hammered in the parking lot, smack-talking and sports-betting are staples of American sports. And that’s why Bema Studios created Smackdaddy, a free iPhone app [iTunes link] that allows you to both bet on games (currently just NFL, NHL and NBA) and tell your friends they smell. I got a chance to play with Smackdaddy this Sunday and… Read More

  • Leak Roundup: HTC Supersonic for Sprint, a WiMax-fueled Android beast

    When it comes to leaks in the gadget world, when it rains, it pours. In just shy of 20 days, the HTC Supersonic — an absolute beast of a phone — went from non-existent to exhaustively detailed and fully photographed. Whether you’ve missed a screenshot or two or just had no idea the Supersonic existed, don’t sweat it – we’ve got your back. Hop behind the… Read More

  • HTC Bravo caught on camera (again), HTC Legend caught in words

    Man, these HTC Bravos are floating around everywhere. A semi-decent shot of this oh-so-Nexus-One-esque handset leaked just yesterday, and today another (markedly better) shot has found its way to the interwebs. Not only that, but it brought a friend! Read More

  • Nokia announces a 16GB X6, "Comes With Music" not included

    We knew Nokia was preppin’ something for launch today, thanks to some loose lipped execs – but what would it be? Announcing something just one day before a much hyped Apple announcement is always risky; either Nokia thought the product was a big enough deal to overshadow Apple’s goods, or it was small enough that they weren’t too worried about it. Looks like… Read More

  • Frequent Flyers Rejoice: TripTracker Automagically Brings Your Travel Details to Your iPhone

    Pageonce has quietly built a solid business by aggregating its user’s various online accounts into one place. They’ve got over 1.3 million registered users and recently raised a $6.5 million Series B round. And though Pageonce hardly gets neither the fame nor the fortune of its competitor (Mint), it is still a very solid way to manage your online accounts. Unlike Mint, which focuses… Read More

  • All I wanna do is zooma-zoom-zoom: Overclocking the Droid

    Some crazy programmers have overclocked the Droid to 1.1GHz, making it faster than the Nexus one. The Droid usually runs at about 600MHz so bumping it up to 1.1 was fairly dangerous. However, with a little tweaking the boys at AllDroid were able to find a stable speed at about 800MHz. Read More

  • Appcelerator: Over 90% of Developers are "Very Interested" in Building Tablet Apps

    Talk of the Apple Tablet is in full swing as the wide world of web is in a frenzy over the upcoming Apple event tomorrow. Most of the discussion has centered around features: how will it use multi-touch? will it have a camera? what kind of OS will it run? But one thing that matters perhaps more than features is what kind of apps the tablet will have and what developers think about the product. Read More

  • Reminder: Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus now available from Verizon

    Hey! Guess what? The Palm Pixi Plus and Pre Plus are now available for Verizon! You sure as hell wouldn’t know that from looking at Verizon Wireless’ front page today, where there’s no mention of either handset in sight. Read More

  • Leaked: HTC Bravo looks like a Nexus One with more Sense

    Considering that the much heralded Nexus One is being sold as a pure Android experience by Google themselves, it wasn’t at all surprising to see that it didn’t sport HTC’s oh-so-awesome Android interface overhaul, Sense. Surprising? No. Disappointing? A bit. The 2.1 build of Android that the Nexus One runs is pretty dang solid – but in the end, we’re still longing… Read More