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  • Palm Pre to get its own "App Catalog"

    Palm Pre to get its own "App Catalog"

    With the Palm Pre rocking a brand spankin’ new OS and an entirely new development platform, it was pretty foreseeable that Palm would eventually announce plans for a central application store. Apple’s doing it, Google’s doing it, RIM is doing it – if you don’t have an App Store of your own, you’ve got nothing. Sure enough, Palm has gone ahead and announced… Read More

  • Devastating rumor puts Sprint's Palm Pre at $399 at launch

    Devastating rumor puts Sprint's Palm Pre at $399 at launch

    What’s the quickest way to kill any momentum you might have built up in the past 24 hours, Palm? How about pricing the Pre at $399, as this rumor currently zipping around the Internet suggests? A Russian, who is apparently Mr. Credible for having reported on the death of the RAZR 3, says that Palm will price the Pre at $399 when it launches on Sprint in a few months. That’s $100… Read More

  • Palm Pre Hands On: The Movie

    Here it is, folks – our video of the Palm Pre in its factory-made flesh, mere inches away from our lens. We intended for this to go live at the same time as our primary hands on, but the winds just wouldn’t blow in our favor. We shot the video, brought it back for editing.. and then things broke, USB drives were lost, and the video was 1 minute too long for YouTube (which we found… Read More

  • Thin is in: Skype lite (beta) launches for Android, 100+ Java-enabled phones

    Thin is in: Skype lite (beta) launches for Android, 100+ Java-enabled phones

    Skype announced today that it has released a new “thin” client – Skype lite (beta) – available for Android-powered devices and over 100 other Java-enabled handsets from the likes of Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG.  The launch of Skype lite also marks the first time a mobile version of the app is available for use in the US. Read More

  • Slacker for iPhone coming "as soon as tomorrow"

    Slacker for iPhone coming "as soon as tomorrow"

    Hungry for some Slacker streaming radio on your iPhone? The BlackBerry app just became available earlier today, and it looks like they’re already prepped to go live on Apple’s finest. We ran into a Slacker rep tonight at the ShowStoppers CES event, said some magic words, and were presented with Slacker for iPhone in all of its glory – and we’ve got the screenshots to… Read More

  • "Hands on" with the Palm Pre

    "Hands on" with the Palm Pre

    Seeing as everyone in the blogging world is scrambling to get up a Hands-on article on the Palm Pre, I’ll go ahead and say this now: if anyone claims to have gotten a true hands-on, they’re probably lying. We just got back from a post-announcement, closed doors Palm event where a handful of Pres were being demonstrated. While we could touch the phones, we couldn’t actually… Read More

  • Palm announces Palm Pre at CES 2009

    Palm announces Palm Pre at CES 2009

    At a press announcement today at CES, Palm announced a brand spankin’ new handset: the Palm Pre. Running the much-gossiped new Palm WebOS (Not known as “Nova” afterall) and sporting a QWERTY slide-out keyboard below a 3.1″ touchscreen, this might just be enough to get Palm out of their slump. Here’s what we know so far: Sprint-bound EVDO Rev A GPS 8 GB… Read More

  • FlyCast almost available for Android

    FlyCast almost available for Android

    Looks like Slacker isn’t the only one using CES to push their mobile radio goods. FlyCast has long been available on the iPhone and BlackBerry platforms, taking a slightly more traditional approach to mobile radio; unlike Pandora and Slacker, FlyCast’s radio stations are all preprogrammed streams, though songs can be skipped at the user’s leisure on about 1/4 of the stations. Read More

  • Nokia bringing QWERTY-equipped E63 stateside

    Nokia bringing QWERTY-equipped E63 stateside

    Nokia announced today that it’s bringing a US “optimized” version of the E63 smartphone stateside with an estimated retail price of $279.  Citing a “loud and clear” demand for more QWERTY form factor devices in the US, Nokia sees that E63 as a solid entry level compliment to its more expensive E71. The E63 features a QWERTY keypad (omg, srsly?!), 3G, Symbian S60… Read More

  • CES 2009: Slacker for BlackBerry now available

    CES 2009: Slacker for BlackBerry now available

    Have you been drooling over the Slacker for BlackBerry app that made its demo-debut all the way back in September of ’08? At long last, it’s available to satisfy your streamin’-radio needs, packed with preprogrammed genre stations, custom stations, album art and reviews, song skipping, and the fancypants caching that makes it oh-so-special. The base version of the application… Read More

  • Move over camera phone…its projector phone time!

    Move over camera phone…its projector phone time!

    Logic Wireless (who?) is showing off what it’s claiming to be the world’s first projector-packing mobile phone – the Logic Bolt – at CES 2009.  This quad-band GSM, 3mp shootin’ candybar handset is supposedly able to project an image up to 64″ and is expected to do so for up to 2 hours thanks to its 1800mAh battery.  It also appears to have an external… Read More

  • REDFLY goes Android.. sort of

    As a CPU-less, OS-less, storage-less extension of Windows Mobile handsets, the REDFLY is a topic of a fair share of debate; is it a useful godsend, or useless bunk? No one really seems to be on the fence about it – you either love the idea immediately, or just don’t see the ppoint. As Devin of CG put it in his (positive) review, “if you need convincing, it’s probably… Read More

  • Apple now allowing iTunes music downloads over 3G

    Apple now allowing iTunes music downloads over 3G

    Finally! No more having to find the nearest Starbucks just so you can get that blasted Beyonce song out of your head – now you can download that drivel over 3G! During today’s MacWorld Keynote Phil Schiller announced that iPhone iTunes downloads are now enabled over 3G, where as they’d been previously limited to WiFi connections only. Audio quality for 3G downloads is… Read More

  • HTC fills a gap we didn't know existed with the S743

    HTC fills a gap we didn't know existed with the S743

    Existing somewhere between (and a sidestep or two away from) the full-touch HTC Touch Diamond and the HTC Touch Pro QWERTY slider is the S740, a non-touch, Windows Mobile 6.1 QWERTY slider. While it’s been floating around Europe for a few months now, HTC is just today announcing its US brethren: the S743. Surprised that HTC is still making non-touch Windows Mobile 6.1 phones for the… Read More

  • AT&T East Coast data network on the fritz

    AT&T East Coast data network on the fritz

    Early this morning, we woke up to a thicket of tips informing us that a hefty helping of AT&T’s East Coast data network had gone done. From New York City to Chicago, anybody lookin’ to do some early morning mobile browsing was out of luck. Fortunately, word is now trickling in that everything is up and happy again. These quick-fixes have a tendency to be a bit shaky, though… Read More

  • Coming Soon From Sling Media: Watch Cable TV From Your iPhone

    Coming Soon From Sling Media: Watch Cable TV From Your iPhone

    Sling Media, the company behind the popular (and very cool) settop boxes that allow you to stream cable from your house to your computer, looks like it has outdone itself. At this week’s Macworld the company will be showing off its upcoming iPhone application, which effectively gives iPhone owners instant access to their Cable TVs and Tivos from anywhere they have a network connection. Read More

  • Motorola announces A3100, Renew, and Tundra VA76r

    Motorola announces A3100, Renew, and Tundra VA76r

    Gettin’ a head start on CES, Motorola has announced 3 brand spankin’ new handsets. Here’s what we know so far. From left to right: MOTOSURF™ A3100: Hey everyone, it’s the Motorola Atila! We’ve known the basics about this guy for some time, but now we know a bit more spec-wise. Behind that 2.8″ touchscreen, its totin’ WinMo 6.1, aGPS… Read More

  • Apple moves to patent iPhone gloves

    Apple moves to patent iPhone gloves

    Nothing beats the smooth, silky glide of a capacitive touch screen – but nothing’s more annoying than trying to use one in the dead of winter. Unless you’re ultra-hardcore-extreme (or just too cool for school. or stupid.), you’ve got gloves on. Your phone rings; by the time you get your nice, snugly gloves off, you’ve missed your call. Apple feels your pain. At… Read More

  • Say cheese: LG Viewty camera phone hits 5 million sales worldwide

    Say cheese: LG Viewty camera phone hits 5 million sales worldwide

    LG announced today that it has sold 5 million Viewty camera phones worldwide after 14 months on the market.  The 3″ touch screen-equipped, 5mp handset (now available in more colors – black, silver, red, blue, pink, purple, and white) has proven extremely popular abroad thanks to its emphasis on “real” camera features including its ability to capture video at 120fps… Read More

  • Pantech Cupid IM-S390 is a phone, has "Cupid" in the name

    Pantech Cupid IM-S390 is a phone, has "Cupid" in the name

    Women on Korea, prepare to have your minds blown in 5 days. How so, you ask? What could be so special about the Pantech Cupid IM-S390? It has a built-in DMB TV tuner. WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Wait, a ton of phones have that? Well, this one has support for external memory, an electronic dictionary, and built-in subway maps. None of that is too revolutionary, either, but get this: according… Read More