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  • Apple bans App Store's 3rd-most prolific developer

    Over the past few weeks, Apple has been much-maligned for keeping apps such as Google Voice off the App Store. These weren’t some random garbage apps; there was no farting, or baby shaking. Google Voice apps are utilities which many have come to rely on, and thus many (including TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington) are none too happy with Apple’s blockade. But what if Apple deleted… Read More

  • Bacon and Egg iPhone case: If cute things raised cholesterol, we'd be doomed

    If I know our readers, most of you are probably wondering two things: “Why the hell would someone make an iPhone case that looks like bacon and eggs?”, and “Why the hell would MobileCrunch post about this?”. Two questions, one answer: “Because they can.” Actually, the main reason we’re posting about this is because its inching closer to lunch time and… Read More

  • One part NES. One part iPhone. All parts awesome.

    Ol’ Nintendo probably isn’t going to be too excited about having their controller’s likeness and console’s name audaciously sprinkled throughout some random iPhone app, but then they’ll hear the sweet siren song pumping from the speaker and forget all about it. Take various NES chiptune effects, and jam them into an iPhone app. Skin’em up with various… Read More

  • Gaming on the Throne: Review of Ten Pin Championship Bowling for iPhone

    Of course, nothing can really ever compare to the two bowling extravaganzas forever etched into my memory. These would be Shawnee Lanes and the inconceivably named Mr. Bill’s Bowling Center. Edificial landmarks that stain the Midwestern memory of my youth. I was no bowling champion. I was no bowler at all really. In fact, I don’t even like bowling. So when I was asked to review… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless slashes most smartphone prices to $99

    Huzzah! Verizon knows what’s up. The prices of its smartphones have been slashed, cut, and discounted down to iPhone 3G levels. Every single smartphone – expect for the new BlackBerry Tour and Samsung Saga – can be had for $99 or less on-contract. This means that the HTC Touch Diamond, HTC Touch Pro, and Samsung Omnia are now only $99 straight up. It’s like Verizon… Read More

  • HTC Click to launch in China

    Images of the Click first appeared on the Interwebs a few weeks back and PC World is reporting that Dopod will launch the low-end Android device later this year in China. However, Dopod has plans to launch the Hero this month before the Click goes live in Q4. The Click will come with two interchangeable faceplates and sell for 3400 yuan ($500). A couple of changes are coming to the Chinese… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $99 for a Palm Pre today only

    If you weren’t one of the lucky ones that happened to snag a Palm Pre for $99 at Best Buy the other weekend thanks to a pricing snafu, LetsTalk.com has a deal for you. The website has managed to drop the price of the Palm Pre down to only $99 through a combination of instant and mail-in rebates. Read More

  • The Palm Pre is now available on Amazon

    There is probably a good chance that if you wanted the Palm Pre, you already snagged it at a Sprint store or Best Buy. Amazon now has the smartphone in case though. The on-contract price is the same at $199, but the off-contract price is surprisingly low at only $499. That’s a heck of deal considering the boys in blue have it listed at $749 sans contract. The only kicker is that it will… Read More

  • App Roundup: Lost in translation

    There I was. On a train from Paris to Barcelona, passing the time by playing Roulette on my iPhone. Someone sits down next to me; I think nothing of it. Probably another bumbling tourist excited to go see Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. “Perdon, Senor, que hora es?” I look up to identify the voice. There she was: a beautiful Spanish girl in a short skirt; the warm sun shining on… Read More