The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Verizon to launch the HTC Incredible within 2 weeks?

    Oh, HTC Incredible, you just can’t stay off the Internet, can you? We’ve seen you in not one, but two series of spy shots, we’ve seen you leak out in alternative color schemes — hell, we’ve even spotted you roaming around Verizon’s inventory system. We sure are seeing a lot of you — and you know what? We don’t mind one bit. According to the… Read More

  • Get ready to lose your mind: Star Wars: Light Saber Duel iPhone App, now with Bluetooth

    Oh man, strap yourself in for a complete mind-freak. THQ Wireless will release next month Star Wars: Light Saber Duel, an iPhone App that works with Bluetooth. You can see where this is going. Since it works with Bluetooth, you’ll be able to duel your other iPhone-owning friends. Adios, productivity. Read More

  • China will soon count more mobile Web users than there are people in the US

    Not an easy thing to conceptualize indeed, but according to eMarketer there will be more mobile Internet users in China than the entire population of the US by the end of this year. For your reference, the 2010 estimate of the size of the United States population stands at roughly 310 million people according to Wikipedia, so that’s a shitload of people browsing the Web from their… Read More

  • The new WinPho7 promo: Doot dee doot

    From: The Windows Phone 7 Team
    To: The Windows Phone 7 Advertising Gnomes After months of deliberation, we hereby present the master plan for all modern mobile commercials. To acquire:
    Rights to Feist instrumental break
    Cute woman with curly hair (personable)
    Handsome, rugged man in vaguely military but alternative shirt
    Record shop (build)
    Shot-for-shot outdoor location list for all… Read More

  • Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 definitely getting Windows Mobile 6.5 on Friday

    Still having a hard time believing that the Sprint Touch Pro2 will finally be getting the Windows Mobile 6.5 update treatment Friday, March 19th? Believe it, dear reader. Our boy 99accordv6 just sent over a stack of documents all positively pinning the update on 3/19/10, the most clear of which is pictured up above. While the details are mostly the same as the ones we saw in the last leak, the… Read More

  • Google denied "Nexus One" trademark

    So in 2008, a company called Integra Communications filed for a “Nexus” trademark having something to do with voice and data telecommunications. Along comes Google a year later and files for “Nexus One.” Trademark office says no go. I’m not really surprised at this; it’s not really their job to determine which is the better or more popular product, but… Read More

  • The Top 15 Brands on the App Store Might Surprise You

    Brands are increasingly prominent on the App Store and Apple tends to love featuring folks like Britney Spears and Coca-Cola on the App Store’s front page. But who’s actually succeeding and which brands have managed to maintain high download numbers? PositionApp, the app that lets you track how iPhone apps are doing on the App Store rankings, might have the answer. They track… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 Gets Another Twitter App: Twikini

    A few days ago we wrote about Mel Sampat, a member of the Windows Phone 7 development team who had chosen to leave the team to pursue his own endeavors, part of which included making third-party apps for the very platform he helped make. You might assume that his history with the platform would make developing things for it a bit easier — and, well, you’d probably be right. Just… Read More

  • 3DCoche, augmented reality car location reminder – why not?

    If you’re anything like me, you consistently forget where and when you parked your car. I’ve called tow companies more than once to see if they took my car, when in fact I was simply one street off in my memory. I could probably use this little app we just got in our tip box, called 3DCoche or Car Finder AR, depending on whether you speak Spanish or not. It’s simple enough… Read More

  • It's official: Google's Nexus One is heading to Sprint

    We just got the good word from the folks at Sprint themselves: the Google Nexus One will be landing on Sprint. And with that, the Nexus One will be available for all four major US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile). Sprint’s being sort of tight-lipped here; they apparently haven’t quite figured out how to price it yet, so pricing details and availability… Read More

  • HTC Supersonic to be announced next week?

    There isn’t much to say about the HTC Supersonic that hasn’t been said already. It’s big (in a 4.3-inch-display sort of way). It’s beautiful. It’s Android-powered, and runs on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. It’s just not.. you know, official in any way. According to the Wall Street Journal, that’s about to change. Read More

  • HTC Desire shows up with a new color scheme: Silver

    If I had to pin a color on the HTC Desire we saw back at MWC, I’d have called it silver. Dark, sort-of-brownish silver, but silver none the less. But then this comes out, and shows us what a HTC Desire looks like when it’s really, really Silver. Read More

  • T-Mobile Motorola Cliq XT available now for $129.99

    It’s been a crazy ride on the rumor rollercoaster for the Android-powered Motorola Cliq XT. What started out as a mysterious spotting finally became official at Mobile World Congress in February. Then came a series of leaks, each half right: one got the date right, while the other nailed the price. Read More

  • AT&T ZERO to save the planet one phone charger at a time

    They’re in our homes, and they’re in our schools. There they sit, silently, eating our power. Even if you unplug your phone, they keep devouring power. What’s next!? Will cell phone chargers some day EAT YOUR CHILDREN? More at 11. In a move to save you some gadget juice and boost their “green”-factor, AT&T has just announced what they call the first… Read More

  • Android 2.1 to hit the Motorola Droid starting Thursday

    When it rains, its pours. We just found out yesterday that Android 2.1 hitting the Moto Droid sometime in March was a pretty sure thing, and now we’ve got an exact date. Read More

  • $199, March 24th release for HD2 on T-Mo confirmed

    We knew about the pricing, but until today, we weren’t sure exactly which day the HD2 was going to hit T-Mobile. So long, ignorance! March 24th it is! There’s more stuff going down at an HD2 event as I write this, if I’m not mistaken, and we’ll have the whole business for you shortly. There’s a lot of white space here, so I’m going to editorialize. I know… Read More

  • No copy-paste for Windows Phone 7 Series

    Le sigh. We actually already knew there was no copy/paste functionality in WP7S devices, but the announcement we were hoping for at MIX wasn’t “no copy/paste for real” but rather “here’s how we’ve obsoleted copy/paste.” Maybe they’ll add it later, but… really, now. Nothing at all? You guys are killing the dream. Read More

  • BlueAnt to launch a text-message-to-speech Android App next week

    Bluetooth headsets are great for keeping your eyes on the road while you’re driving — until you get a text message. “I wonder who that’s from? I’ll just take a peek!” you think, reaching for your phone… and BAM! Your car’s front end is now playing twister with another car’s rear end. Bluetooth headset manufacturer BlueAnt is looking to cut… Read More

  • 40% of BlackBerry users: "Yeah, I'd trade in for an iPhone"

    Can you blame ’em? If you bought into a two-year contract a little more than two years ago, possibly because of shortcomings in the first iPhone (a perfectly reasonable decision), you would have been watching with jealous eye the introduction of the 3G, the 3GS, and the launch and growth of the App Store. I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to change horses. BlackBerry makes… Read More

  • Leaked: Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 to get Windows Mobile 6.5 this week

    Are you ready for your Windows Mobile 6.5 update, Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 owners? You should be — given that every other carrier threw 6.5 on the Pro2 months ago, you’re probably champin’ at the bit by now. We knew it was coming this month — we just didn’t know when. Thanks to your friendly neighborhood Sprint store spy, we’ve now got an exact date. Read More