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  • Bad News For RIM: Only 150,000 Torches Sold At Launch?

    RIM needed a hit, and the data increasingly indicate that the Blackberry Torch is not that. While 150,000 units sold is nothing to sneeze at, and RIM’s overall sales are still strong, I can smell their decaying brand from here. When your next big thing is outsold by your biggest competitor by more than 10 to 1, it’s time to get serious. I was never a fan of the Torch, and it seems… Read More

  • HTC Desire HD Makes Extremely Brief Appearance On Amazon UK

    We’ve seen a few little spurts of info here and there regarding the HTC Desire HD, or Ace. It’s to have a 4.3″ screen like the EVO, and just be a large, sexy phone in general if the leaks are real. This latest leak adds a price to the rumored specs, but also cements the very notion and name of the phone. The Desire HD is real, not some mislabeled knockoff or pet… Read More

  • Meizu's M9 To Sport Retina Display, Android 2.2

    One of the iPhone 4’s most marketable features may be getting a bit more common soon: notorious iClone maker Meizu has said their upcoming M9, sequel to the madness that was the WinMo-powered M8, will sport a 960×640 screen of similar size — in all likelihood the same exact model as Apple’s. It would run Android 2.2 with a custom UI on a 1GHz processor and 512MB of… Read More

  • Review: Fusion of Ideas' Carbon Fiber Stealth Armor case for iPhone 4

    Carbon Fiber. Made up of many tens of thousands of intertwining strands to give it incredible strength, it’s the material of the future. You’ve undoubtedly decked out everything you own in carbon fiber, right? The hood of your car? Carbon fiber. The grill you flash at the lady folks when you hit the club? Carbon fiber. Your iPhone 4? Carb — wait, that’s glass. That… Read More

  • Verizon Spills Her Secrets: Droid Pro and Motorola Tablet Confirmed

    BGR has some screen shots showing the upcoming Motorola line-up for Verizon, including the MZ600, the Motorola tablet. The line-up also includes the Droid Pro, a Droid 2 world phone with faster processor. Read More

  • Amazon cut the BlackBerry Torch in half

    Of course they didn’t literally cut it: don’t be silly. Amazon are now listing the latest-and-greatest BlackBerry — the slideriffic Torch 9800 — for a measly $99.99 with two year contract. That’s half price! A full $100 less than what AT&T stores want for it! No matter which way you spin it, that’s a bargain. The Torch is the only handset in the… Read More

  • Qualcomm will ship 1.5GHz dual-core snapdragons in Q4, phones may come as early as Christmas

    Qualcomm announced today that they will begin to ship their fastest ever mobile processor — a dual core Snapdragon running at up to 1.5GHz — come Q4 of this year. The part of this news that excites me is that Qualcomm reckon that those manufacturers equipped with ninja skills may even have dual-core handsets out in time for Christmas. Read More

  • PayPal coming to Android Market?

    Not the most exciting rumour coming out of the mill today, but one that could impact at least a fair chunk of you. Bloomberg are reporting that Google are in talks with PayPal to enable payment of apps in the Android Market using the near-ubiquitous payment service. For those not in the know, payments for apps in the Android Market are currently handled using Google Checkout. The thought is… Read More

  • US Dell Streak to get Froyo instead of Eclair

    A nice little unconfirmed nugget from Dell’s Lionel Menchaca via Twitter over the weekend: the super-sized Dell Streak may bypass Éclair entirely, jumping straight into everyone’s favourite Android flavour, Froyo (despite earlier UK Éclair leaks). While clearly good news feature-wise, as far as release date is concerned, this will probably only push back the update. You’ve… Read More

  • Froyo coming 18th August for HTC Incredible

    It’s a great time in a phone user’s life when they receive a major software update. I remember eagerly awaiting the eclair update for my trusty ol’ HTC Hero. I also remember the frustration of seeing so many other phones getting the software bump, while I was left in the cold. You HTC Incredible owners out there are probably feeling a bit like this right now (unless, of… Read More

  • Droid 2 Gets The MG Siegler Treatment

    Droid 2 Gets The MG Siegler Treatment (TCTV)

    For the last 30 or so hours self-described Apple fanboy MG Siegler has put his iPhone 4 aside (Jason Kincaid and Greg Kumparak held him down while two interns broke his Kung Fu grip) to give Motorola’s Droid 2 a proper test drive. The verdict? A definite step above the HTC EVO 4G. If you read MG’s review of the EVO back in May, you know he gave HTC’s bundle of joy a… Read More