Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Hands-on: Novatel MiFi 2352 Hotspot for Telefónica

    We first saw the MiFi 2352 Mobile Hotspot’s CDMA brother back at CES; we loved it then, and we love it just as much in its GSM form. Novatel announced yesterday that Telefónica would be the first carrier to launch the MiFi sometime during this quarter, so we figured we’d stop by their suite to give it a spin. Read More

  • Nokia to preload Skype onto handsets beginning in Q3

    In a fairly huge win for VoIP fans everywhere, Skype and Nokia have just announced a partnership to preload Skype onto handsets beginning later this year. But they’re not just throwing the app onto the devices and calling it a day – the integration will run at least contact list deep. Once you’ve tied Skype contacts to their relative contacts in your address book, their… Read More

  • MySpace Mobile to get a new look, Palm Pre and S60 support

    Design standards on the Web are constantly evolving, and the Mobile Web is no exception. We’re currently smack-dab in the middle of the Web App age, with users expecting their mobile browser-based services to provide a rich visual experience closer to that of a native application than the ultra lightweight (and generally ugly), text-centric pages of yesteryear. Looking to embrace… Read More

  • Review: iShoot for iPhone


    Among the millions of apps being released hourly in the App store, there truly are apps worth buying, and those that not worth wasting a glance at. iShoot ($2.99) is one of the best and brightest among its craptastic peers. One of many turn based tank fighting games, iShoot has proved its worthiness by sky rocketing into the #1 spot almost overnight, with his iShoot lite following close… Read More

  • Acer busts out its whole new "Tempo" smartphone line


    Last week we saw a couple phones drop from Acer, namely the DX650 (which is weird) and the X960 (which is generic). Well, they’ve expanded the lineup and now they’ve got a few more phones ready to hit the market. They all run WinMo 6.1 and with a little luck and legwork we’ll have hands-on with all of them soon. Read More

  • Nvidia Plans To Power $99 Mobile Internet Devices

    Nvidia has announced that it plans to power $99 mobile internet devices with its Tegra 600 series chips, perhaps as early as this summer. What’s a mobile internet device (MID)? Well, it’s a gadget that fits somewhere in between a smartphone and a netbook. It’s compact and internet-enabled, but it can’t quite fit in your pocket or make phone calls. It’s… Read More

  • Flash officially coming to Palm's webOS

    Woohoo. This MWC is turning out to be pretty darn good. Adobe announced today that Palm is joining the Open Screen Project, which makes Flash on the Palm Pre officially official. The OSP is a “broad industry initiative dedicated to enabling standalone applications and full web browsing across televisions, desktops and mobile devices taking advantage of Adobe Flash Platform… Read More

  • LG Arena gets official at MWC

    As if we didn’t already know. LG officially took the wraps off the Arena today at MWC. It’s being touted as a multimedia device with an “exhilarating audio and video experience” coupled with LG’s ‘intuitive’ 3D S-Class UI. The Arena features a 3-inch WVGA touchscreen, 8GB of internal storage (expandable to 40GB), a 5-megapixel (AF/MF), a 1000mAh… Read More

  • Palm releases official webOS programming resource

    Itchin’ to develop for Palm’s webOS? Well, you’re in luck, friend. Today at MWC, Palm and O’Reilly Media announced that the first chapter in “Palm webOS: Developing Applications in JavaScript Using the Palm Mojo(TM) Framework” is available for all and it’s free. It includes info on the app model, framework and how to use the Mojo SDK. Palm’s VP… Read More

  • Nokia's 8 megapixel N86 gets caught on camera

    BAM! We had just hit the publish button detailing the N86′s early debut in some press materials when this little gem hit our tips line. Apparently, the 8-megapixel N86 did debut today – just not at Mobile World Congress, and with barely any fanfare. Read More

  • Oops! Nokia leaks their own phone in their own press materials

    We hear about loose-lipped employees leaking stuff all the time around these parts. Less frequently, but still pretty often, companies that have partnered together on a project will unintentionally leak the related products prior to announcement. Least common of all, however, is the treasured occasion in which a company leaks their own product. Such is the case with the 8-megapixel Nokia… Read More

  • iPhone card counting app comes under Las Vegas scrutiny

    So apparently card counting isn’t illegal per se in Nevada. The use of card counting machines, however, is (and is a felony at that), which is why this iPhone app named Card Counter is now in the news. Las Vegas casino owners, and their well wishers, have been tipped off to the app’s existence, which makes winning blackjack easier. Read More

  • HP to support Windows Mobile 6.5 like every other company

    HP wants everyone to know, via a press release, that the company is supporting the recently announced Windows Mobile 6.5. Details? Yeah, right. It seems that HP simply needed something to pass along to us media types with the hopes that we take the bate and post it. We bit, but only in good humor. After all, what mobile company wouldn’t support Windows Mobile 6.5? Next up, a press… Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 announced, Marketplace included

    Microsoft just took the wraps off of the latest WinMo release. Just like the dozens of leaked screenshots indicated, the OS has a totally revamped feel with a Zune-inspired user interface. The Marketplace and MyPhone are included too although details are a bit light at the moment. There isn’t any word about about paid apps or who will host the contents, although we expect those… Read More

  • Nokia unveils its own app store

    At the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has unveiled its initiative to try and repeat the runaway succes of Apple’s App Store with its own mobile storefront dubbed Ovi Store. This was an expected move as the rumors about the Finnish mobile juggernaut’s mobile applications store already spread last week; they were late confirmed to Reuters by industry sources. Here’s… Read More

  • The HTC G2 Magic spotted, Vodafone bound

    If we are to believe this Vodafone ad (and who are we to doubt the Internet), the European carrier will be the exclusive provider of HTC‘s next Android phone, the Magic. The phone does somewhat resemble early spy shots so we could be looking at the real deal, folks. Read More

  • The Samsung OmniaHD, BeatDJ, and BeatDisc get a MWC09 unveiling


    Samsung unleashed a three great looking phones at MWC09. Still no Android, but we’ll get over it. Pics and specs after the jump. Read More

  • Expect 2-3 Android handsets from Huawei this year

    Huawei has big plans for 2009. The OEM handset maker plans to launch two to three different Android phones and maybe even a Symbian and LiMo handset all this year. Even with the global economic doom and gloom? Wowzers! Read More

  • Shots of Huawei's iPhone-tastic "uPhone" Android phone

    This can’t end well. We stopped by Huawei’s MWC09 booth to ask about their previously discussed Android phone and were presented with what you see here. Now, we’re not ones to yell “iPHONE CLONE!!!!” at every phone with a touchscreen – but come on, seriously? It wasn’t powered up, they weren’t letting people touch it, and details were as sparse… Read More

  • Lenovo Constant Connect delivers BlackBerry email to ThinkPad automagicly

    Workaholics rejoice. Lenovo notebooks will soon be able to sync with BlackBerry handhelds thanks to the power of Bluetooth for automatic and instant access to enterprise email. The sync is designed to work without any user intervention too and according to the press release, even works when the notebook is powered off. The software is set to roll-out in the second quarter of this year but it… Read More