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  • Sprint getting ready to launch the Palm Pre?

    Starting next week, the 12th to be exact, Sprint and Palm are inviting press folk to a series of webcasts to showcase the Palm Pre. This may or may not be an indication that the Pre is getting closer to a launch date, but we wonder if they’ll show us anything new. I mean, if it’s close to launching, why even bother? Fared Adib, Vice President, Device Operations & Logistics… Read More

  • BlackBerry Application Center redubbed as BlackBerry App World

    Way back in October of 2008, RIM announced that they’d be joining in on the App Store game with the launch of an application outlet of their own. While it has yet to see the light of day, RIM is announcing that at least one thing has since been finalized: the name. The temporary “BlackBerry Application Center” moniker has been abandoned, with RIM instead opting for… Read More

  • HTC 2009 Lineup Leak: Now with more specs!

    Just a few weeks back, a massive packet of unannounced HTC handsets spilled out across the internet. Each one would have required far too much work and talent to be fake. When the HTC Magic jumped straight off this list and into our hands, any inklings of doubt were blown away. So, the images were real – but they lacked specs. This morning, specs (or at least details) for around half of… Read More

  • iPhone burninates while charged

    This is an iPhone that just gave up. Apparently this phone, owned by a fellow in Rome, overheated and fused two metal leads together, resulting in a fiery mess and a dead iPhone. There’s only one other report of this happening in Sweden. Read More

  • Palm Treo Pro for Sprint gets dated

    The Treo Pro was supposed to launch in January on Sprint and then it was rumored to launch on the 15th of February, but that never happened either. Then we realized the Pre was coming, so the Treo Pro didn’t matter at all. However, BGR was claiming that a Palm device, presumably the Pre, would be launching on March 15th according to a leaked memo. The Treo Pro was also on that list and… Read More

  • Vodafone To Start Shipping HTC Magic In April

    A tipster points out to Phandroid that the Vodafone website confirms the Android-powered HTC Magic, recently announced, is arriving in April. Here are some of the specs: * HSDPA
    * Built in GPS Navigation
    * 3.0 -4.0 megapixel – (meaning 3.2)
    * GPRS
    * Games
    * Calendar
    * WiFi
    * Full Touch Screen More after the jump. Read More

  • Amazon launches Kindle application for the iPhone

    Not looking to drop $360 bucks on a gadget purposed almost solely for book reading, but still want to partake in Amazon’s new found love for eBooks? You’re not alone – and if you’ve got an iPhone or iPod Touch, you’re in luck. As we’d assumed they would, Amazon has just launched a free Kindle application for Apple’s much-lauded touchscreen. Read More

  • Facebook 1.5 for BlackBerry is on the way

    It’s been 17 long months since the Facebook application launched for BlackBerry, and not much has changed since. A stability update here, bug fix there – but that’s about it. The BoyGeniusReport got their hands on the upcoming 1.5 release of the BlackBerry application, and it’s bringing a few new features to the table. Nothing earth-shatteringly huge and… Read More

  • LG recalls 30,000 handsets because they suck at calling 911

    If you’re an owner of one of the 30,000 LG 830 Spyder handsets running OS versions T83LGV03 or T83LGV04, you have two options: A) Get in touch with your wireless carrier for a software upgrade, or B) Don’t get into any situations in which you require 911 assistance. Read More

  • Sprint ups their referral bonus to $125

    When you’re bleeding out around a million customers per quarter, what do you do? Give people money. At least, that’s Sprint’s plan. From now until March 31st (the end of the first quarter of 2009. What a coincidence!), Sprint has increased the chunk of change they give you when you sell out convince your friend to hop on a contract. Previously, they’d give both of you… Read More

  • Rumor: Rumor has it this is the LG Rumor 2. (Rumor.)

    It only took typing the word “Rumor” four times before it stopped looking like an actual word. That word might look fake, but this leaked shot purported to be the LG Rumor 2 certainly doesn’t. Read More

  • Watchmen MMO coming for the iPhone, looks kind of lame It’s hard to judge a game based off of 30 seconds of footage – but when just about everything in said 30 seconds of footage seems broken, it’s probably safe to assume the game isn’t going to be great. Read More

  • Nokia responds about 5800 XpressMusic issues (again)

    The launch of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic North American model hasn’t been too smooth. First they had trouble getting the things out the door due to a broken inventory system at the flagship stores. Right as they patched that up, word got out that a whole lot of 5800′s had faulty speakers, and it wasn’t (and still isn’t) clear whether or not this problem plagued the… Read More

  • That N95 running Windows 3.1? Pft! Check out the iPhone running Mac System 7

    Did you hear? Putting old operating systems on new, expensive gadgetry is all the rage. First up was that N95 running Windows 3.1 last week, and now they’ve gone and plopped System 7 (OS 7) onto an iPhone. It’s a beautiful pairing of new and old, like grabbing a piece of toast and applying butter that has been in your fridge for 18 years. Delicious. Like the Windows 3.1 N95, the… Read More

  • Samsung SPH-M810 clears the FCC, is probably the Instinct Mini

    Just weeks ago, word got out that a fun-sized version of the Instinct was on the way. It looks like it might have just cleared the FCC. How can we assume that its the Instinct Mini and not just any random Samsung? Read More

  • New details revealed for Dexter iPhone game

    Rumblings of a Dexter iPhone game emerged last March and Icarus Studios is still twirling on its thumb a year later. We just got word that it will hit the App Store this summer. This slasher game will utilize the accelerometer to control Dexter by tilting left and right and using the on-screen forward and backward buttons. Or there’s a virtual joystick in the corner. You’ve… Read More

  • T-Mobile rolls out $50 unlimited calling plan nationwide

    Yeah, so, that unlimited nationwide calling plan for $50 from T-Mobile is rolling out nationwide. The Unlimited Loyalty Plan sounds like a steal considering you don’t have to tack on any extra time with T-Mobile for opting for it. Read More

  • mSpot launches browser-based ringtone creator (and we've got 1,000 ringtones to give away)

    Let’s say that, for some kooky reason, you’re dying to get the hook from that new Fergie track as your ringtone. No problem – there are half a dozen ways to get it done. But what about if you don’t want the hook, but some obscure bit 77 seconds in? Oh, and you don’t want to download any software, nor enter any sort of legal gray area? Your options have slimmed down… Read More

  • Full details on Asus' P835 smartphone

    Last we saw of this thing, it was also being called the Galaxy 7, but all of the specs were already in place. Well, Asus has finally granted the P835′s wish and made it a real boy. Wait, no — they’ve just made an official announcement. We knew all this stuff months ago, but it’s good to check in: last-minute tweaks to the UI or, say, built-in storage can have a… Read More

  • 8 Little Things We Still Can't Stand About the iPhone

    The iPhone is like the bacon-wrapped scallop of the mobile world. Both are quite visually pleasing relative to their peers, easy to use, and generally liked by the masses. Spend a little too much time with either, however, and you start to see the flaws. With the scallops, the grease and animal fat that was oh-so delicious on the way down begins to clog your arteries and slow your saunter. Read More