Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Exclusive: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 in the wild

    Hello, gorgeous! What a nice way to wake up on a Friday morning. You roll out of bed to make yourself some eggs, hop online to start the daily rituals, and bam! Shots of the unreleased, Android-powered Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 are sitting in your inbox. Read More

  • Play with the BlackBerry Storm 2 emulator at VerizonWireless.com

    Retail stores are finally getting in their Storm 2 dummy phones but those won’t do you any good if you actually wanna use the phone’s software. VZW has you covered though with a just-posted BlackBerry Storm 2 emulator that lets you click your way through the OS. Read More

  • The Android-powered Motorola Zeppelin breaks cover in China

    And here we have another Motorola phone powered by Android. This little bugger was spotted over in China and claims to be the world’s first Android GSM/CDMA phone whenever it launches. The Zeppelin is said to pack the standard Motorola Android kit with a 5MP camera, 802.11 b/g, GPS, Bluetooth, a 3.1-inch 320×480 touchscreen, plus an FM radio and HDMI output. It’s just too bad… Read More

  • Opera Mini Now Serving Over 500 Million Pageviews Per Day

    You hear that rumbling? That’s the sound of mobile internet usage exploding. Sometime tomorrow, Opera will be releasing a couple of interesting usage statistics for what is one of the (if not the number one) most popular browsers in the world, Opera Mini. They were nice enough to fill us in on the details a bit early, and to give us a green light to share them with you tonight. Read More

  • Droid briefly goes live on Moto's site

    You’d think that when you’re about to announce something, you’d want to keep that hand away from the “GO LIVE ON ALL SERVERS ON PUBLIC SITE” button. It’s labeled very conspicuously. But apparently the new guy at Motorola didn’t know. So up went Droid, specs, pics, and all, for a few minutes. And as you know, a few minutes is more than enough to grab… Read More

  • Rumor: B&N Nook to run Android Apps?

    One tiny detail that went largely unnoticed about the “nook”, the slick new e-book reader that Barnes and Noble just released: the nook’s operating system is based on Google’s Android OS. Hmmm… Why would B&N develop the nook based on Android? Well, Android is a sick platform for developers, and they absolutely love building on it. So why not open it up and… Read More

  • Volkswagen ‘launches’ the 2010 GTI on the iPhone with Real Racing GTI game

    To call us a “car blog” would sorta be stretching the truth. Occasionally one of the guys—aka Matt Burns—will do a car story, yeah, but that’s primarily because he thinks he’s James May. I have no such illusions of grandeur; I’m just sitting at a desk typing things, and writing student loan checks… Before this gets any further off track, the news… Read More

  • ScrollMotion releases in-app purchase, has sold over 200,000 e-books on the iPhone

    Amazon may have sold over a million Kindles and millions of e-books, but there’s another e-book reader that seems to be gaining some traction: the iPhone. And of the many e-book readers on the iPhone, ScrollMotion seems to be having real success with over 2,500 titles and counting. When we last wrote about ScrollMotion’s launch in December 2008, the App Store was a young lad… Read More

  • WordPress.com Blogs: Now more mobile friendly

    I’m a big fan of WordPress, be it their free blogging service (WordPress.com) or their free blogging platform (WordPress.org). Heck, the entire TechCrunch Network and my personal blog run on the stuff. Read More

  • Review: EasyPlay makes your iPhone/iPod Touch slightly less dangerous to use while driving

    So there you are, cruising down the road in your new Honda Civic. The sun’s beating down on the arm you’ve got casually hanging out the window, the wind riding up your sleeve. Then that damn song starts blasting out of your iPhone again — you know, the one that you’ve heard 53 times on the radio this week. “No more!”, you think to yourself, “I refuse… Read More

  • Live the dream: Chinese iPhone knock-off with a removable keyboard


    Want an iPhone but don’t want to put up with an on-screen keyboard? Are you also kind of fuzzy on the whole “what is a real iPhone” thing? Do you also have $149 to spend? Well, you’re in luck because China as the answer. Read More

  • United States Postal Service goes mobile

    Sometime yesterday, the one and only United States Postal Service launched a mobile-friendly website – m.USPS.com – for any web-enabled mobile device. Hooray! The new mobile site sports the USPS’ most “popular [online] functions” including Track & Confirm, Post Office locator, and everyone’s favorite application (according to the USPS itself), ZIP… Read More

  • Create and order personalized Nike sneakers straight from your iPhone

    Sportswear giant Nike has a nifty application in the App Store that allows you to create custom sneakers and order them straight away, with just a couple of taps. The app is in fact a mobile extension of NIKEiD, a program that allows customer to order personalized Nike shoes straight from the manufacturer. And an excellent extension it is. The free app (iTunes link) has been available on the… Read More

  • Rumor: Best Buy to have the Motorola Droid on October 24 for $599 sans contract


    It should be known by now that there probably won’t be much happening with the Motorola Droid until October 28 at the earliest, but according to these screenshots of Best Buy’s system, the retailer might have the phone available early on October 24. Now, the 24 is this coming Saturday, which is a usual inventory restocking day so just because the stores have them somewhere… Read More

  • Google Maps with Layers is now available for BlackBerry (it's must-have download)

    Google Maps is the best BlackBerry mapping solution I’ve found and it just got a whole lot cooler. The Layers function will overlay different information sets on the the current map few. For instance, you can overlay a location-aware Wikipedia screen. Or Latitude. Or even make your own favorite locations and travel itinerary in a function called My Maps. You really should watch the… Read More

  • Verizon Sent Us a Droid – Sort of.

    About an hour ago, we received a mysterious package from Verizon bearing the somewhat-gorgeous, somewhat-creepy red eye that the Motorola Droid is now known for. We, of course, could hardly wait to tear it open – but not before we put up a shot of the box to give you guys a chance to guess what was inside, first. Some guessed that it was a T-shirt; others guessed that it was a human head. Read More

  • What's inside this mystery box?

    This just mysteriously appeared on our doorstep. The return address on the label leads to Verizon’s PR company, Weber Shandwick. We’re going to do a video unboxing in just a second – in the mean time, any guesses as to whats inside? Update: The unboxing is live. It is indeed.. a Droid. Of sorts. Sorry for the delays – YouTube just sat there spinning the… Read More

  • Video: Chuck Norris and his Beard, coming to an iPhone near you

    Gameloft just sent over this teaser trailer for an upcoming title, “Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain”. Sure, Chuck’s a bit late to the iPhone game if he’s looking to milk this meme for all it’s worth – but we had to share the video with you, or he’d burst through our office wall and roundhouse kick us in the face. We didn’t want that to happen. Read More

  • Leaked: T-Mobile's "Project Dark" Unlimited plan pricing

    We should all probably wait until this is the least bit official before we start drooling too much, but these pricing sheets leaked to TmoNews look pretty legit. It looks like T-Mobile’s Project Dark, which has been all the rage around the rumor mill lately, is finally coming to a head. Read More

  • Verizon Stores & Best Buy have BlackBerry Storm 2 dummy units, launch imminent?

    We just got word that Verizon Stores are now receiving their BlackBerry Storm 2 dummy units and training is finally available for retail associates. All that should mean that the Storm 2’s launch date is quickly approaching. November has been the target date for a while now, but with stores already prepping for the launch, availability will probably be early in the month. That reliable… Read More