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  • T-Mobile testing out $50 unlimited voice plan

    Image via Radiotania Before you get too excited I have some bad news. This great deal is limited to T-Mobile customers in San Francisco who have been with the magenta for at least 22 months. However, those of you who are on any other carrier who decided to switch to T-Mobile will get a $135 credit. The Reuters report doesn’t state whether that credit applies to just San Francisco… Read More

  • Latest Google Maps update unlocks BlackBerry Storm's GPS

    Woohoo! I just sent my Storm to Matt, so I can’t verify this, but I’m sure it’s legit. The latest update to Google Maps for BlackBerrys, 3.0.2, is now compatible with the Storm’s GPS. In case you haven’t updated in a while this latest round includes Latitude, too. Now go get it! via BerryReporter Read More

  • Alone at the bar again? Schmap's GeoTweeter app will tweet your location and guide the way

    Schmap, Inc., creators of the iPhone-friendly Schmap city guides and map sharing service, further expanded their iPhone offerings this morning with the launch of their new “GeoTweeter” iPhone application. GeoTweeter plays on the common practice of using Twitter to inform your followers of your current location, with one neat little twist: it shows them how to get there. Read More

  • Your iPhone Has Died of Dysentery: Oregon Trail coming for the iPhone

    It’s not that often I get giddy enough about a mobile game to write about it, yet it has somehow happened twice today. First it was Guitar Hero on Android, and now it’s something that plays on the nostalgic strings of my heart like a finely tuned guitar: Oregon Trail is coming to the iPhone. Read More

  • Guitar Hero rocking on over to the Android Market

    ARE YOU READY TO ROCK!? Yeah!? Thats cool, but would you settle for jamming little buttons on a touchscreen instead? Now that the Android Market is beginning to allow developers to submit paid applications, the big name brands are starting to pay attention. Telegraph is reporting that Guitar Hero is headed for Android, and should be one of the first apps to go up for sale. Gameplay… Read More

  • LG blacks out the Renoir, debuts it as the slightly improved KC910i

    With just about everyone in Barcelona coming out with 8-megapixel cameraphones this week, LG’s taking the opportunity to polish up the 8-megapixel handset they announced back in October, the LG Renoir, with a revised model called the LG KC910i. Read More

  • Android "Cupcake" build to bring YouTube Favorites to the home screen

    As work on the Android “Cupcake” build (Firmware 1.5) continues, the developers continue to slip more little features in under the radar. We were spending a few minutes with the just announced HTC Magic last night, and we noticed one bit in the live folders screen we hadn’t seen before: YouTube Favorites. Live folders are a new addition to Cupcake which allow you to add… Read More

  • Pantech gets official with the Matrix Pro for AT&T

    You’ve seen this form factor on many occasions from Pantech with the Helio Ocean being the most notable of the bunch and probably the best. I’m a fan of Matrix, but haven’t actually touched it myself, yet. The Duo was an utter failure and POS, but the Matrix Pro looks like a champ. It’s a full-fledged Windows Mobile 6.1 device with the familiar dual keyboard slide… Read More

  • Lens-on with the Vodafone HTC Magic [UPDATED]

    It wasn’t quite final hardware (the face buttons are slightly different – a bit larger and round) and we weren’t allowed to touch the thing, but we just got back from spending a bit of time with the second-ever Android phone to make its way into a carrier’s line up. The HTC Magic, essentially a polished up and physical keyboard-less G1, totes a 3.2 megapixel camera… Read More

  • All known Palm Pre features

    Must be nice to have just one beat obsession. Jonathan over at Precentral has compiled a nice list of features for Palm’s upcoming Pre. Kudos, Jon, kudos. Read More

  • 2012: Year of the Universal Mobile Charger?!

    Earlier today, the GSMA announced that it has successfully brokered a deal with leading handset manufacturers and network operators to standardize mobile chargers by 2012 (for most, but not all cellular phones). The primary goal of this new agreement is to cut down on the environmental impact created by trashing old chargers. According to the AP: The GSMA calculates a reduction in… Read More

  • Sidekick 2009 spotted in the wild

    There she be, folks. We still don’t really know anything about the Sidekick 2009 aka Blade other than what showed up in an online survey, but we do know that that’s new hardware. The image is too small to glean any tid bits, but at least we know they’re out there. It’s just a matter of time before T-Mobile makes it official. Do we have any Sidekick 2009 users in the… Read More

  • InThrMa takes your (Proliphix) thermostat to the "next level"

    Is there anything worse (ok, maybe our current economy) than having to get out of your glorious warm bed to turn up the thermostat? Clearly, the answer is a resounding NO. Well, if you have a Proliphix (who?) thermostat, hate installing software, and have a connected web browser then you are in luck my lazy friends! InThrMa (Intelligent Thermal Management) is a web-based (aka nothing to… Read More

  • Yahoo Mobile Also Wants to Claim The “My Phone” Moniker.

    What would you rather have, an iPhone or a My Phone? Both Microsoft and Yahoo think you want a My Phone. On the iPhone section of its Website detailing the revamped Yahoo Mobile service, due to launch publicly in March, Yahoo marketers try to drum up interest in the new offering by using this headline in its marketing campaign: From iPhone™ to “my” phone. The iPhone trademark… Read More

  • Hands on: Samsung OmniaHD

    Oh Samsung OmniaHD, how lovely your 3.7″ AMOLED touchscreen is. Really – it’s friggin’ gorgeous. Be it the 8 megapixel camera, the 720p video recording, or the deafeningly loud stereo speakers, we love just about everything about it from a hardware standpoint – but we’re not too sure about the software. We got to put our mitts all up on the Samsung OmniaHD… Read More

  • AT&T's CEO outs Dell's smartphone ambitions

    According to the rumors, Dell is suppose to unveil an Android smartphone at MWC09. So far the hardware hasn’t shown up but the AT&T CEO seemed to confirm the upcoming smartphone while speaking on a MWC panel. Now, it could be that he read our coverage and simply assumed it was general knowledge or Dell really is prepping a smartphone. Read More

  • Vodafone and HTC announce the Android-powered Magic

    We were just starting to worry that Mobile World Congress 2009 would go without pass by without an Android press announcement, but Vodafone and HTC have swooped in to save they day. They just announced the HTC Magic, a full touchscreen Android device which bears quite the resemblance to the HTC G1 – except with a bit more polish, and without a keyboard. It’s also a perfect match… Read More

  • Live Blog: Vodafone press conference, HTC Magic announced

    We’re live at the relatively low key Vodafone press conference at Mobile World Congress, where they’re apparently announcing the Android-powered HTC G2 – otherwise known as the HTC Magic (Update: They specifically said that this is not being referred to as the G2. Looks like the G-numbering is a T-mo-only thing.) Read More

  • Hands-on: Novatel MiFi 2352 Hotspot for Telefónica

    We first saw the MiFi 2352 Mobile Hotspot’s CDMA brother back at CES; we loved it then, and we love it just as much in its GSM form. Novatel announced yesterday that Telefónica would be the first carrier to launch the MiFi sometime during this quarter, so we figured we’d stop by their suite to give it a spin. Read More

  • Nokia to preload Skype onto handsets beginning in Q3

    In a fairly huge win for VoIP fans everywhere, Skype and Nokia have just announced a partnership to preload Skype onto handsets beginning later this year. But they’re not just throwing the app onto the devices and calling it a day – the integration will run at least contact list deep. Once you’ve tied Skype contacts to their relative contacts in your address book, their… Read More