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  • Xberry brings Xbox Live to your BlackBerry

    Xberry brings Xbox Live to your BlackBerry

    You have to imagine that at least a few Xbox Live users have a BlackBerry and this app is aimed right at ‘em. XBerry Live! seems to do about everything a Live user would want on the go, but be warned that this BlackBerry app isn’t going to make your day go by any quicker. Just think, it’s around 2 o’clock and you see all your buddies gaming away on COD4 while you have… Read More

  • Forget the front desk: Hotels go high tech

    Forget the front desk: Hotels go high tech

    There’s nothing like a bit of luxury when staying at a nice hotel. Be it in-room dining or the staff waiting on your every need, feeling like a king for a day is a matter of taking advantage of the hotel’s services. Unfortunately, the systems in place for requesting such things are years behind, teetering on the edge of archaic. You can stare at the minuscule writing on the… Read More

  • Yahoo! oneSearch shortcut and Yahoo! Go 3.0 get voice-powered search

    Yahoo! oneSearch shortcut and Yahoo! Go 3.0 get voice-powered search

    As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of Yahoo’s oneSearch. When a carrier make the effort to implement it into their WAP deck, it makes the generally convoluted process of searching for something on a mobile handset a whole lot less painful. Looking to strip the mobile search process down even further, Yahoo has announced that they have integrated voice-enabled search into… Read More

  • Nokia announcing something on October 13th

    Nokia announcing something on October 13th

    Another day, another viral campaign. This time, the mystery fun is brought to us by Nokia. Visiting the page will playback a video outlining the woes of three people who have lost their phones, highlighting the idea that their phone “knows everything” about them. It then switch to the countdown shown above. They’ve even given all three of the video’s stars –… Read More

  • Unboxing: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 stripped of its cardboard coverings

    Unboxing: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 stripped of its cardboard coverings

    Now that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 has stormed European shores, eager owners are rushing to share the unboxing process with the rest of the world. The best we’ve spotted so far is that of Sweden’s Fosfor magazine – for the most part, the rest of them have been “Here’s the box.. HERE’S THE PHONE!”, skipping the oh-so-crucial step-by-step… Read More

  • TELUS rolling out 3.5G in Canada by 2010

    TELUS rolling out 3.5G in Canada by 2010

    Even as some US carriers are just rolling out their 3G network, TELUS has announced that they will have their HSPA (“3.5G”) upgrades up and running with a “full national” launch in early 2010. This comes as part of a network sharing agreement with Bell, allowing them to get things up and running faster and cheaper than if they had to front it alone. It’s no… Read More

  • Wuh Oh: Orange UK halts BlackBerry Bold sales, citing "quality issues"

    Wuh Oh: Orange UK halts BlackBerry Bold sales, citing "quality issues"

    According to a leaked internal memo, Orange has pulled the BlackBerry Bold from the shelves due to “reports of software issues”. Originally expected to hit AT&T here in the states months ago, the Bold has faced delay after delay. Could these issues be the reason for the endless postponement? The full text of the leaked memo: Internal Orange Statement on the… Read More

  • TunesRemote brings remote iTunes control to Android

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1919916&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 If there was ever any question as to how many days we’d have to wait after the release of the first Android handset before someone would crack out an iTunes remote application, we’ve now got the answer: Zero. By… Read More

  • UTStarcom Knick thankfully branded as Quickfire

    UTStarcom Knick thankfully branded as Quickfire

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but “Knick” just seems like such a weird name for a mobile device. Well the UTStarcom Knick, which MobileCrunch briefly knicked a couple of weeks ago, is officially going to AT&T and will be branded as the Quickfire. Yeah! That’s more like it! It sounds like when a cowboy pulls a gun out of a holster and shoots it really fast! Alright! Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 gets its first user review

    T-Mobile G1 gets its first user review

    Not tethered by the likes of embargoes and bravely challenging the heavy hand of their employer, a T-Mobile employee (Update: They work for a T-Mobile Master Dealer, not corporate) who doubles as a member of the AndroidCommunity forums has posted a user review of the T-Mobile G1. Fortunately, the giddiness of being one of the first in the world with the G1 didn’t keep… Read More

  • T-Mobile to launch the Samsung T919 "Behold"

    T-Mobile to launch the Samsung T919 "Behold"

    Looks like T-Mobile is finally bringing the F480 Tocco to their lineup – albeit with a bit of a name change. It’s now the Samsung T919 “Behold”. Fortunately, though we don’t know all that much about this one’s insides, we know the important bits: it’s got a full touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera with flash, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, and… Read More

  • 8-megapixel LG KC780 made official

    8-megapixel LG KC780 made official

    As they so sneakily mentioned they would do in last week’s Renoir announcement, LG has announced the 8 megapixel KC780 slider phone. When the promo shots of the KC780 were leaked back in September, rumor had it that LG had been internally boasting that their 8 megapixel handset was the slimmest of the bunch. Seems like the Samsung Pixon may have just barely nabbed the title from them… Read More

  • Bell bringing the BlackBerry Storm to Canada, too

    Bell bringing the BlackBerry Storm to Canada, too

    Somewhere north of the Canadian border, a Bell PR flack just woke up, logged in, and smacked their foreheads. “Oh, man. We were supposed to announce the Storm at Midnight, not noon? Gah!” A half day behind everyone else, Bell has announced that they will be bringing the Storm to the land of poutine and Celine Dion. With both Bell and Telus now serving up the Storm in Canada… Read More

  • Motorola Q11 coming in December, will be "affordable"

    Motorola Q11 coming in December, will be "affordable"

    Sans fanfare or any sort of press release, the Q11 has made a low-key debut on the Motorola site. As I said when live shots of the handset leaked a few weeks back, the Q11 doesn’t seem to be a step in the right direction on the visual front. Even in the promo shots, the D-pad and the beveled buttons which surround it look rather cheap. Fortunately, the price tag should fit the looks… Read More

  • Google demonstrates Maps on Android, shows off the compass

    Though we’ve seen the Google Maps for Android compass feature or time or two since Android was announced, all of the videos we’ve seen so far have been gleaned from a projected image during a presentation, or otherwise not meant for the viewers at home. Looking to remedy this, Google has published a blog post specifically focused on the Android Maps application, with an emphasis… Read More

  • RIM releases developer tools and emulator for BlackBerry Storm

    RIM releases developer tools and emulator for BlackBerry Storm

    So you’ve dipped your feet into iPhone and Android development, but aren’t really feeling either platform? Got an idea you think a carrier or two would pick up for the BlackBerry Application Center? Time to get crackin’. Now that the Storm is on its way to the starting block, RIM has released the development tools needed to get an application up and running on the handset. Read More

  • Verizon and Vodafone (Update: and Telus!) finally speak up about the Storm

    Verizon and Vodafone (Update: and Telus!) finally speak up about the Storm

    At long last, Verizon and Vodafone have officially acknowledged that they plan to offer the Storm in the coming weeks. Prepped to fit the needs of the enterprise user who may be tempted to sway from RIM, this much-coveted handset is the first touchscreen BlackBerry. With the 480×360 screen, 3.2 mp autofocus camera, Bluetooth 2.0, “ClickThrough” user selection for a… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will be able to unlock the new SAAB

    Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will be able to unlock the new SAAB

    Embracing a concept found in just about every spy movie ever made, Sony Ericsson and SAAB have announced that the Xperia X1 will be able to communicate with the SAAB 9-X Air concept car, controlling some of the basic functionality (Read: No, you can’t drive with it.) Directly from the handset’s panel system, 9X-AIR/X1 owners will be able to: Lock/Unlock the doors Control… Read More

  • BlackBerry Media Sync coming to Macs

    BlackBerry Media Sync coming to Macs

    After years of clamoring from Mac users who feel a bit left out in terms of software support, it looks like RIM is finally getting on the ball. BoyGenius has managed to get his hands on an early edition of BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac, and all is lookin’ … well, early. It’s limited to playlist and music library syncing at the moment, without much in the way of video, photo… Read More

  • Verizon BlackBerry Storm commercial hits the airwaves

    Anybody who is considered the “geek” amongst their less tech-minded peers best look out. The BlackBerry Storm has made its way to the moving picture box, and they decided to go all Coen Brothers with the ending. For the next week or two, you get to deal with a constant stream of “Hey! Hey! You like computers! What’s on the other side of the Storm?!” from anyone… Read More