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  • Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live Games And Capabilities Shown Off

    We’ve often said that Windows Phone 7 may live or die based on how it leverages Microsoft’s immense stature in gaming. A few games have been shown off here and there, but they’ve just blown the lid off their whole Xbox Live interface and Launch lineup. Inexplicably, they called Engadget to check it out instead of me, and so they’ve got some hands-on video over… Read More

  • 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

  • Oops: Samsung Announces GPS Fix For Galaxy S Coming In September


    Don’t you just hate it when a company releases a product and it has problems right away? Samsung announced today that they are addressing the often discussed issue with the GPS on the Galaxy S, and that consumers should expect an update in September. This announcement came via Samsung’s Twitter stream, so we can only hope that Samsung is a little more accurate about their… Read More

  • Uh-oh: Early Droid 2 Units Having Signal Issues?

    Don’t fire up the Antennagate Alarm just yet, but we’re hearing a good number of reports within our geeky circle that Motorola’s brand new baby, the Verizon Droid 2, might not be so good with that whole maintaining-a-solid-signal thing. Read More

  • Manager Who Oversaw Evo 4G, Epic 4G Leaves Sprint


    The midwife who pulled the Evo 4G and the Epic 4G through the mobile birth canal, Kevin Packingham, is leaving Sprint effective Monday. He is starting a new, unnamed company. Read More

  • Yet another Windows Phone 7 prototype leaks out, this time from Samsung

    Ain’t no party like a Windows Phone 7 leak party, ‘cuz a Windows Phone 7 leak party don’t stop. This time around, the party bus is camped out in front of Samsung HQ, from the depths of which emerged a handset never before seen by the world. Read More

  • Unboxing the AT&T Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

    After five months of floating around in the UK, the Android-powered Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will finally be hitting US shores in just two days. We had the opportunity to meet up with some of the folks from Sony Ericsson to nab a unit fresh off the production line early this morning. Of course, we couldn’t open up a shiny new toy without giving it the customary photoshoot — so join… Read More

  • Google Chrome To Phone, Soon With Phone To Chrome (TCTV)

    Like many projects in Silicon Valley (see: Twitter), Chrome To Phone started as a mere side project at Google. Dave Burke, Google’s Engineering Manager for Mobile and the chief architect for Chrome To Phone, was just tinkering around with Google’s third party developer tools in his free time. Fascinated by the divide between mobile and desktop, he stumbled upon Chrome To Phone. Read More

  • HTC Lexikon, Spark, And Bee Specs Leaked


    Nothing too exciting here, but it looks like a couple HTC phones have had their specs leaked: the Bee, Lexicon, and Spark. We’ve seen the Spark around but curiously haven’t written it up except in passing. Well, it’s a Windows Phone 7 handset, 3.7″, but there isn’t much else to say until we see more than the rumored leaked photo. The Bee and Lexicon are easier… Read More

  • India Issues Ultimatum To RIM: Open Up By August 31 Or Else

    The ongoing drama concerning government access to secure Blackberry communications is coming to a head in India, where RIM was given a final compliance date today. If a satisfactory agreement is not reached between the smartphone company and the Indian government, the latter will shut down the former’s email and messenger communications altogether, resulting in Blackberry users being… Read More