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  • Sorry, US. No Touch HD for you.

    Sorry, US. No Touch HD for you.

    You hear that crashing sound? Those are my hopes and dreams, shattering. Yesterday on Twitter, HTC announced that they have no plans to bring the Touch HD to US soil: sad news, US. we looked into it- by the time we could bring Touch HD to the states, it would be old news. we do have other cool stuff coming That’s really too bad. This was a really, really nice looking handset. After pawing… Read More

  • Forget The Blackberry “Application Center.” The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    Forget The Blackberry “Application Center.” The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone’s App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps. What makes it better than the official BlackBerry App Center (besides the name), is that apps in the BerryStore work across both old and new BlackBerries alike (not just… Read More

  • Forget The Blackberry "Application Center."  The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    Forget The Blackberry "Application Center." The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone’s App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps. What makes it better than the official BlackBerry App Center (besides the name), is that apps in the BerryStore work across both old and new BlackBerries alike (not just… Read More

  • Hands on: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Hands on: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Pantech and AT&T just announced the C610 a few hours ago, and we’ve already splayed one out for the world to see. For only setting you back $49 bucks with contract (or $0, in some markets), the handset is surprisingly easily on the eyes. It’s obviously not going to be a bar-setter, but with 3G, assisted GPS, AT&T Video Share, microSD, Bluetooth, and a 1.3 megapixel… Read More

  • Got vacation photos to show off? Send them to the T-Mobile CAMEO picture frame

    Got vacation photos to show off? Send them to the T-Mobile CAMEO picture frame

    As much as I love the idea of digital picture frames, they don’t really do me all that much good. Once the nail is in and the frame is up, I forget about it. There it sits for months at a time with but a handful of pictures, doing little more than three or four standard frames and 62 cents worth of Costco prints could. With that in mind, T-Mobile’s soon-to-be-announced CAMEO… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm User Guide leaked

    BlackBerry Storm User Guide leaked

    With there still being about a month more to wait before the BlackBerry Storm hits the shelves (be it that the early November launch rumors hold true), what can anxious soon-to-be Storm owners do to pass the time? They could write haikus, comparing their love for the Storm’s touchscreen to a springtime breeze. They could also make a papercraft version of the BlackBerry Storm, jam… Read More

  • Rumor: T-Mobile to introduce sans-contract postpaid options tomorrow

    Rumor: T-Mobile to introduce sans-contract postpaid options tomorrow

    Back in July, word around the rumor mill was that T-Mobile was all set to roll out month-to-month postpaid options come August 6th. The big day came and went without any new contractual options, nary a word from Old Magenta. According to TmoNews, it may have just been pushed back a bit. Their sources are a bit shaky, but they’ve got reason to believe that T-Mo will be adding monthly… Read More

  • GameFly launches mobile-optimized site for on-the-go management

    GameFly launches mobile-optimized site for on-the-go management

    GameFly, which is perhaps most easily explained as the NetFlix of the gaming world, today launched a new version of their site specifically optimized for mobile handsets. Through the magic of user agent detection, getting to the mobile site is a one step process: just type the standard GameFly.com address into the browser of any mobile handset. Once there, users can search through the… Read More

  • Instinct gets a firmware upgrade, browser gets a bit of polish

    Instinct gets a firmware upgrade, browser gets a bit of polish

    Over the weekend, Instinct owners discovered they had a new patch awaiting them courtesy of Sprint and Samsung. Anxiously awaiting the patch that will bring keyboard support to Java applications on the Instinct? This isn’t it. It does, however, give the browser a bit of much needed love. According to the patch notes (available after the jump), this release (BH29 – catchy name… Read More

  • iPhone 2.2 firmware has Google Street View, Emoji, Auto-Correction toggle hidden inside

    iPhone 2.2 firmware has Google Street View, Emoji, Auto-Correction toggle hidden inside

    Just a few days ago, iPhone developers started receiving a test version of the iPhone 2.2 software. Oddly, the only item Apple chose to list in the patch notes was “compatibility testing” – no mention of new features, specific bug fixes, or, well, anything. Tired of staring at this list of lies, the craftier amongst the crowd decided to delve a bit deeper. So far… Read More

  • Can't wait for the T-Mobile G1? Play with a virtual one

    Can't wait for the T-Mobile G1? Play with a virtual one

    So you’ve pre-ordered your G1, and now you don’t know what to do with yourself? You could install the Android SDK and get to know the platform itself a bit better – but you’d have to tape a little paper G1 cutout around the emulator window to really give it that special feel. Cell Phone Signal found a better different solution. It’s not a fully functional… Read More

  • Kingston 8GB microSDHC Giveaway: Final 3 winners

    Kingston 8GB microSDHC Giveaway: Final 3 winners

    Congratulations to the three final winners in our 8GB microSDHC Mobility Kit giveaway spree: Riles, Syclone1978, and Nate. Check your inboxes for details on how to claim your bounty. I loves me some giveaways, so hopefully we’ll have more goods to hand out to our lovely readers in the near future. Thanks to Kingston for setting us up with the cards. Read More

  • Fring brings Skype and other VoIP services to iPhone

    Fring brings Skype and other VoIP services to iPhone

    After 6 months of not-quite-official availability for those of us with jailbroken iPhones, Fring, a free mobile Voice-over-IP service (VoIP), has made its way to the App Store. With that, a day that some said would never come has arrived: Skype calls can now be made on the iPhone, no hacks required. Beyond the Skype functionality (which I imagine would be its most popular use), Fring also lets… Read More

  • HP has a new WinMo 6.1 Touchscreen handset in the works – return of the Oak?

    HP has a new WinMo 6.1 Touchscreen handset in the works – return of the Oak?

    Back in January, word got out of a new WinMo 6.1 touchscreen handset floating around the Hewlett Packard labs. Called the Oak and tentatively set for a September launch on Vodafone, it had a number pad on its face and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard packed away underneath. Unfortunately, all’s been mum on the matter since the initial leak. September came and went, and the Oak didn’t… Read More

  • Sprint finds potential buyers for Nextel

    Sprint finds potential buyers for Nextel

    As Nextel continues to hemorrhage customers, Sprint is still trying to push it (and the accumulated debts) on someone else. According to the WSJ, they’ve received a handful of inquiries as of late. Amongst those said to be interested are Latin American iDEN carrier NII, and private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. Just three years ago, Sprint snapped up Nextel for $35 billion. Now… Read More

  • Samsung i7110 promo shot and specs leaked

    Samsung i7110 promo shot and specs leaked

    Samsung’s got a new candybar in the works, and, if the promo shots leaked today are representative of the final goods, it looks to be borrowing a whole lot from the Soulb. Dubbed the i7110, it’s got a QVGA OLED display, GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSDPA radio, FM tuning, a 5 megapixel autofocus shooter with LED flash, 80mb internal memory with support for microSDHC. We know it’ll… Read More

  • HTC releases Touch HD demo video, complete with Enya

    I got to spend about 5 glorious minutes with the HTC Touch HD behind closed doors not too long ago, and I’ve been having withdrawals since. We’ve still got a few months before this guy even hits European shores, so it’ll be a while before I can get my Yank hands on it again. In the mean time, I’ll just watch HTC’s newly released Touch HD demo on repeat – with… Read More

  • LG releases Renoir, sans nude ladies

    LG releases Renoir, sans nude ladies

    Not to be outdone by Samsung, Lucky Goldstar just launched the LG Renoir, a touchscreen phone running a custom OS. The phone has an 8-megapixel camera with video recording.
    The phone, called the Renoir, is Asia-only right now and uses HSDPA and Wi-Fi for Internet connectivity. Incidentally, Renoir was considered a failure before his death. Read More

  • Nokia 5800 is actually quite slim

    Nokia 5800 is actually quite slim

    The new 5800 doesn’t look much like a tube but it is quite svelte. It’s smaller than the iPhone and even most touchscreen phones we’ve seen in a while. It’s most like the Palm Treo Pro in terms of size but it’s quite light. Read More

  • Nokia's Comes With Music on the 5800: Nokia's attempt to out-iTunes iTunes

    Nokia's Comes With Music on the 5800: Nokia's attempt to out-iTunes iTunes

    Nokia announced their Comes With Music program last month, a media download offering with backing from Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, EMI, and Universal Music Group. The system, along with the Nokia Music Store, has about 5 million tracks currently available and Nokia has announced the Music PC client for easy downloads. You can drag CDs into the application for immediate ripping. Comes With… Read More