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  • Analyst: Android to become #2 mobile OS by 2012

    According to Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney, Google’s fledgling Android OS has the potential to become the number two mobile operating system (behind Symbian OS) by 2012. This certainly sounds like a bit of a stretch considering that currently Android is operating on less than 2% of the world’s smartphones. However, in a recent interview with Computerworld, Dulaney said that he… Read More

  • BlackBerry Messenger 5 is now available

    RIM has finally updated BlackBerry Messenger program. Thank goodness, the previous version felt old a few years ago. The 2.4MB update brings a wealth of new features like the ability to create an avatar, adding friends by scanning a bar code, group messaging, and the ability to share multimedia with multiple contacts at once. Plus, it looks a hell of a lot better. This program of course is… Read More

  • Yes, Rock Band is coming to iPhone. Here's proof. [Updated]

    A few weeks back, we got a press release from EA’s PR company. It was tucked within an attachment titled “Rock Band Verizon iPhone Fact Sheet_V3.docx”. As if seeing “iPhone” behind “Verizon” wasn’t strange enough, the rest of the press release made absolutely no reference to an iPhone release. The folks we talked to denied that an iPhone port… Read More

  • T-Mobile dances in with the Tap phone

    T-Mobile just announced a new touchscreen phone today, the “Tap”. The new phone looks to be part of the new generation of feature phones, which I suspect we’re going to be seeing a lot more of in the next year or two. The Tap has a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, a GPS, built in music player, and uses T-Mo’s 3G network. The phone will be available in two… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Android-powered Samsung Moment

    Oh man – we just got to spend a bit of time with the just announced Samsung Moment. Hardware-wise, it’s stolen the crown as my favorite Android device. It’s a bit basic on the software end — it’s Android, straight up, with no apparent major modifications — but we really, really dig the hardware. Check after the jump for our early impressions and pictures. Read More

  • Samsung announces new Moment Android phone

    Hot off the presses! Samsung has announced a new Android-powered phone: the Moment. The new Android-powered Samsung Moment is the first Sprint phone to use Samsung’s new 3.2″ AMOLED touchscreen display and will feature a landscape sliding QWERTY keyboard. Read More

  • T-Mobile unveils its 2009 Holiday Season lineup

    T-Mobile wants to help spread more holiday cheer this year. Thus, the the number 4 US mobile carrier announced that it will be offering “the broadest selection of Android-powered phones among national wireless carriers in the United States” to help make the 2009 holiday season the most droidish ever! Read More

  • Dressed To Kill: Modu 2 To Sport Android Jacket

    Israeli modular phone manufacturer, Modu, looks to be shaking things up with its next modular gadget – Modu 2. In a recent interview with TechRadar, Modu CEO, Dov Moran, has let (some of) the beans spill on Modu’s ambitions for its next generation of devices. Read More

  • List of official WinMo 6.5 sufferers released

    While we don’t particularly care for the update to WinMo, there’s sure to be some people out there who do like it. For those folks, we have a list of the phones from Microsoft that will be upgrading to the new OS. Poor suckers. Read More

  • Rumor: HTC working on new flagship Android device – the Dragon

    What do you get when you mix HTC, Android, and Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon mobile processor together? No, it’s not the amazing (recycled from an old Snapdragon post) image above…but it’s close. According to the rumor mill, this mythical combination will yield…the HTC Dragon. Read More

  • Sidekicks fail en masse – but they're on their way back up


    Looks like there’s a serious outage going on for Sidekick users. Starting in the last few days, data services have been broken off and even address books have been inaccessible. Apparently the problem is with Danger and Microsoft, not with T-Mobile. My G1 is on T-Mo and I’ve had no data troubles — and it’s Microsoft that’s scrambling to fix the issue. Around… Read More

  • Motorola: No WinMo 6.5 for us, thanks.

    Ouch. I knew I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t too fond of Windows Mobile 6.5, but I’m just a lowly blogger; when your hardware partners start bailing, its gotta sting a little. At their Android ecosystem event this morning, Motorola’s VP of Software and Ecosystem Christy Wyatt disclosed that Moto’s relationship with Windows Mobile was temporarily going on hold. Read More

  • Sprint announces the Windows Mobile 6.5-based Samsung Intrepid

    And Windows Mobile 6.5 Day keeps on rollin’! Further proving that the mobile phone industry is complete out of names to use, Sprint and Samsung have just announced a device they’ve decided to dub the “Intrepid”. While we wouldn’t have guessed it at first glance, that 2.5″ screen is actually a touchscreen. They’ve got a full QWERTY keyboard down below… Read More

  • HTC HD2! United States! Q1 2010!

    Bam! There we were complaining that it would likely be a long time before the mind-blowingly gorgeous HTC HD2 showed its face stateside, and SlashGear managed to get a date out of them. According to HTC CEO Peter Chou, we should see this hit the shores sometime in Q1 of 2010. Sure, it’ll still be a few months before that vague 3-month window even begins — and the damn thing is… Read More

  • HTC announces the HD2 (aka Leo)…for Europe

    You win some, you lose some. In this case, the European mobile market is the winner of HTC’s newest handset, the HD2 (previously known as Leo), while the US is s#^% out of luck…for the time being. Read More

  • Oops! Verizon's two Android phones get caught on camera

    Duhwaaaah? Verizon was workin’ all hard this morning to ensure that no one slipped up and mentioned any names when it came to the devices that would emerge from the VZW/Google partnership. Then, not even an hour later, they put a picture of Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam holding two separate devices in their own press release. Bloops! Read More

  • GSM Palm Pixi makes an early appearance

    Rumor has it that Palm’s second webOS-powered device, the Pixi, is dropping October 20 on Sprint. However, just cause we hear speculation about the CDMA version doesn’t mean its GSM cousin wants to be left out in the cold. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson partners with Comverse for visual voicemail

    Earlier this morning Comverse announced a new partnership with Sony Ericsson to bring visual voicemail to future SE handsets. Ever since a certain mobile device (hint: starts with “i” and ends with “phone”) hit the mobilesphere, consumers have been clamoring for visual voicemail on other cell phones / carriers. Slowly, but surely, the incredibly convenient feature has… Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 Review: It Still Sucks.

    Windows Mobile 6.5, we wanted to love you. We wanted you to come along and wash away the past, whisking away all signs of the antiquated 6.1 we’ve grown so tired of ragging on. We went into this review with the full hopes of emerging with a generally positive outlook. Sorry, Windows Mobile 6.5 – it’s just not going to happen. Read More

  • Apps for Blackberry cost way more than iPhone, Android apps

    We’ve covered a couple of Distimo reports in the past because they provide us with some valuable insights on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market based on the startup’s in-depth analysis of publicly available data. Now the company has added RIM’s Blackberry App World store to the fray, which gives us even more data points to compare the rivals’… Read More