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  • Video: WP7S (maybe) running on an HTC Touch Diamond

    Real or fake? It’s a question often asked in the San Fernando Valley, and it’s been thrown around quite a bit lately with respect to videos purporting to show off the WP7S interface. Here is yet another such video, showing the interface on an HTC Touch Diamond. If, indeed, this is fake, may I ask why? Why put the effort into making such a video? Use your video-making talents for… Read More

  • Video: HTC HD2 gets Windows Phone 7, but not by Microsoft or HTC's doing

    The second Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7 last month, the same question began pouring in en masse: “Will this run on my current Windows Mobile 6.5 device?” Microsoft was quick to crush everyone’s hopes , saying that no WinMo 6.5 devices were up to snuff. “But what about the HD2? That things like brand new and crazy powerful! Surely it must be upgradeable!”… Read More

  • Sprint LG Rumor Touch finally going on sale on March 28th

    Man oh man! Remember the LG Rumor Touch? The touchscreen feature phone Sprint announced all the way back at CES in early January? If you’d had asked me yesterday when this thing was going to launch, my response would have been a blank stare followed by “Holy crap, that hasn’t launched yet?” Sure enough, it hasn’t – but it’s just about to. Read More

  • CTIA 2010 Wrap-up: Android, Android, Android

    Bags have been packed, poker chips have been cashed, and planes have been boarded – and with that, the mobile-focused CTIA 2010 convention in Las Vegas has come to a close. Each time an event like this blows through town, tech heads do their best to distract themselves from their hangovers by writing monstrous posts on which platform or technology “won” the show. When it… Read More

  • Rumor: Sprint Hero getting Android 2.1 on April 9th?

    We’ve known for a few weeks now that the Sprint HTC Hero would probably be getting the bumpgrade up to Android 2.1 sometime in April — but really, was anyone expecting the launch window rumor to stay that vague? Read More

  • It is morning in America: GeoHot tells of untethered jailbreak that could work on iPad

    Web video star GeoHot just did a quick demo of his untethered iPhone/iPod Touch jailbreak. That’s right – you just have to put something on your device – and not directly connect it to your computer – and it will jailbreak that heck out of it in a few minutes. It’s just like the old days when you could download an image on the original iPhone and suddenly… Read More

  • Crave the glory of tech blogging? Experience it virtually with Walt Mossberg's Embargo Blaster!

    Yeah, it’s pretty much a meta-blogging joke about some recent unpleasantness regarding non-disclosure agreements. But if you think you might run into Walt, Josh, or Blam some time soon, you will impress them favorably if you have a game sporting their likeness. It’s actually on a game-making platform called Sketch Nation Shooter, which will be 99 cents on the ol’ iPhone… Read More

  • T-Mobile MyTouch to get wire-free charging

    PureEnergy is selling their WildCharge wireless charging solution at select T-Mobile stores and will be offering a special charging pad for the MyTouch, T-Mo’s popular Android phone. This is one of the first wireless charging solutions out there and, in addition to the Palm line, one of the first carrier-approved wireless charging solutions. Click through for the presser. Read More

  • Yar! There be hackers in your iPhone, stealin' your texts.

    EVERYBODY PANIC! A new exploit has been found in Safari, allowing hackers to rip the entire catalog of text messages (received and sent, deleted or not) from your iPhone for their perusal and personal privacy perversions. You load the malicious website, and it goes to work, no user interaction required. In theory, this same exploit could extend to picture messages, contacts, and all sorts of… Read More

  • Quick Look: The HTC HD2 on T-Mobile

    Here’s a quick look at the first US version of the HTC HD2, a really nice Windows Mobile 6.5 phone. We’ve have plenty of coverage of this phone over the past few months but now it’s available on T-Mobile for $200 with contract. It’s a really beautiful phone – and I don’t say that much – but will it take off with WinPho waiting in the wings? Read More

  • iFixit pits the iPhone 3GS against the Nexus One infograph style

    iFixit is known for its¬†gadget teardowns and self-help repair services. Now we can add large infographs to the mix as well with this large iPhone 3GS vs Nexus One graph comparing everything from the hardware to the manufacturing cost to sales. Our favorite part, however, is in the middle where the steps required to replace each phone’s battery is compared. Well played, iFixit, well played. Read More

  • Motorola DEVOUR now on sale at Verizon for $149.99

    We knew it was coming soon, but Verizon Wireless and Motorola just announced that Motorola DEVOUR is now available online and in stores today for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a two-year customer agreement. DEVOUR is the second Android-powered smartphone from Motorola to run on Verizon Wireless’ 3G Network after the Droid. The phone comes with MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s… Read More

  • Jabra announces white version of their Stone headset

    When Jabra announced the Stone headset last year (and tormented Matt), we really liked it. John dug the design, and Jabra’s headset’s never lack in the quality department. What they were lacking was color. Well good news, if you’ve been holding out because you wanted a headset that matched your earbuds, Jabra is ready to help you out. Read More

  • Further tests confirm iPhone touchscreen superiority

    The last time I wrote this up, it turned (predictably) into a flamewar in the comments. Look, whether you think the iPhone is the world’s most advanced device or a toy for people who can’t handle real smartphones (I take no stance), you have to admit that its touchscreen is the business. The test I cited before was kind of informal, but they’ve redone it with a… Read More

  • AT&T to begin 3G MicroCell rollout in mid-April, MicroCell unit to cost $150

    The news out of CTIA just won’t stop. AT&T has just announced their roll out plans for their cell-tower-in-a-box, signal-boostin’ 3G MicroCell service, which they’ve had in testing since September. Not sure what the MicroCell is? Don’t sweat it – it’s a bit of a weird concept. If you’re in an area where signal is spotty, you can pick up one of… Read More

  • Skype on Verizon launching on Thursday

    The first day of CTIA was pretty crazy, scheduling wise. Yesterday afternoon, we had the choice between going to Samsung’s press conference, Sprint’s press conference, or Skype’s press conference. I managed to bend time and space just enough to cover both Samsung’s Galaxy S event and Sprint’s EVO 4G (HTC Supersonic) event — but unfortunately, time can only… Read More

  • Slacker Radio for Windows Mobile coming today, iPhone app to get station caching soon

    With Slacker Radio being one of the few music-discovery/custom-radio-station type dealies that I use almost every day, I figured I ought to stop by their booth at the smaller, press-only CTIA gathering called MobileFocus. I’m glad I did. Though it hasn’t gone live just yet, the gents reppin’ the floor for Slacker let us know that their long-awaited Windows Mobile app will… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Sprint EVO 4G (with video!)

    We just got back from the Sprint EVO 4G announcement, where ol’ Yeller just happened to have a few devices on hand. I spent a few minutes getting to know the device (far less than I wanted to, trust me) — read on for my first impressions and a quick demo video. Read More

  • The HTC EVO 4G is Sprint's first 4G superphone

    Just like we thought, Sprint has just announced what we were previously calling the HTC Supersonic. The official name however is EVO 4G, and it’s both supersonic and evolutionary. Really: This boy is stacked. Underneath the 480 x 800 4.3-inch TFT LCD is a QSD8650 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 1GB of storage, and 512MB of RAM. The rest is your standard superphone specs with an affair of… Read More

  • TSA to track your cellphone signal to improve airport security waiting time

    The Transportation Security Administration, ominously known as the TSA, wants to be able to track your cellphone while you go through airport security. It wants to do so in order to better understand how airport security lines work in order to streamline the process. That’s the official reason. We could always jump to conclusions and assume the TSA just wants to know where you are so… Read More