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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • HTC fills a gap we didn't know existed with the S743

    Existing somewhere between (and a sidestep or two away from) the full-touch HTC Touch Diamond and the HTC Touch Pro QWERTY slider is the S740, a non-touch, Windows Mobile 6.1 QWERTY slider. While it’s been floating around Europe for a few months now, HTC is just today announcing its US brethren: the S743. Surprised that HTC is still making non-touch Windows Mobile 6.1 phones for the… Read More

  • AT&T East Coast data network on the fritz

    Early this morning, we woke up to a thicket of tips informing us that a hefty helping of AT&T’s East Coast data network had gone done. From New York City to Chicago, anybody lookin’ to do some early morning mobile browsing was out of luck. Fortunately, word is now trickling in that everything is up and happy again. These quick-fixes have a tendency to be a bit shaky, though… Read More

  • Coming Soon From Sling Media: Watch Cable TV From Your iPhone

    Sling Media, the company behind the popular (and very cool) settop boxes that allow you to stream cable from your house to your computer, looks like it has outdone itself. At this week’s Macworld the company will be showing off its upcoming iPhone application, which effectively gives iPhone owners instant access to their Cable TVs and Tivos from anywhere they have a network connection. Read More

  • Motorola announces A3100, Renew, and Tundra VA76r

    Gettin’ a head start on CES, Motorola has announced 3 brand spankin’ new handsets. Here’s what we know so far. From left to right: MOTOSURF™ A3100: Hey everyone, it’s the Motorola Atila! We’ve known the basics about this guy for some time, but now we know a bit more spec-wise. Behind that 2.8″ touchscreen, its totin’ WinMo 6.1, aGPS… Read More

  • Apple moves to patent iPhone gloves

    Nothing beats the smooth, silky glide of a capacitive touch screen – but nothing’s more annoying than trying to use one in the dead of winter. Unless you’re ultra-hardcore-extreme (or just too cool for school. or stupid.), you’ve got gloves on. Your phone rings; by the time you get your nice, snugly gloves off, you’ve missed your call. Apple feels your pain. At… Read More

  • Say cheese: LG Viewty camera phone hits 5 million sales worldwide

    LG announced today that it has sold 5 million Viewty camera phones worldwide after 14 months on the market.  The 3″ touch screen-equipped, 5mp handset (now available in more colors – black, silver, red, blue, pink, purple, and white) has proven extremely popular abroad thanks to its emphasis on “real” camera features including its ability to capture video at 120fps… Read More

  • Pantech Cupid IM-S390 is a phone, has "Cupid" in the name

    Women on Korea, prepare to have your minds blown in 5 days. How so, you ask? What could be so special about the Pantech Cupid IM-S390? It has a built-in DMB TV tuner. WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Wait, a ton of phones have that? Well, this one has support for external memory, an electronic dictionary, and built-in subway maps. None of that is too revolutionary, either, but get this: according… Read More

  • Exclusive: New Palm phone to have slide-down keyboard, large touchscreen


    We have information from a trusted source that the latest Palm smartphone running the Nova operating system will be launched Thursday. The new phone will have a full QWERTY keyboard that will slide down under a portrait-oriented touchscreen. We’ll have a mock-up shortly. The new operating system is described as “amazing” and there will be a full software bazaar on launch. Read More

  • Me2: Swap contacts on your iPhone to the squeals of a 56k modem

    Me2, a new app that just went live on the App Store, allows users to transfer their contact information in a way that is sure to stir up some familiar (and perhaps not so fond) memories for any computer user over the age of 12. Using similar technology to the modems of yesteryear, the free application transfers data between two iPhones using a brief series of audible chirps. To send a… Read More

  • Exclusive First Look: BeeJiveIM 2.0 for iPhone

    digg_url = ‘http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2009/01/04/exclusive-first-look-beejiveim-20-for-iphone/'; If you’re a regular IM user with an iPhone, chances are you’ve heard of BeeJiveIM. Long established as a top choice IM app for BlackBerry, the iPhone release rocketed up to the #2 best selling application in the iTunes Social Networking category for 2008 – even with… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson C510 finally captured in focus

    The Sony Ericsson C510 is the friggin’ Big Foot of the mobile world. Put this thing in front of a camera, and said camera suddenly becomes incapable of taking proper photos. It’s like it magically generates blur. Fortunately, PhatTrance of DailyMobile got his hands on the C510, and was fortunate enough to have his anti-blur-generator charm on. Months after we first got wind of… Read More

  • iPhone 3G unlocking software updated; should work now (hopefully)

    Yellowsn0w, the illustrious iPhone 3G unlocking software, dropped with the Times Square Ball yesterday, but the first beta edition didn’t work for many. Hopefully the updated 0.9.4 beta from the iPhone Dev Team should resolve those issues and allow all those Jesusphone 3Gs to be released from their AT&T shackles. So if our step-by-step guide left you frustrated and furious, give… Read More

  • Rumor: T-Mobile to go green with Moto Renew

    You’re looking at a supposed image of Motorola’s yet to be officially announced green candybar handset, the W233 Renew. The Moto Renew (as listed on the leaked T-Mobile release schedule) is rumored to be made out of sustainable materials and should come in environmentally-friendly packaging. That’s about all we know about this hypothetical, Earth-conscious mobile at the… Read More

  • T-Mobile Dash goes black, turns to the Dark Side

    It’s been over two years since HTC first launched the Excalibur, better known as the T-Mobile Dash here in the States. Originally released with a metal-like finish (perhaps paying homage to its Arthurian roots), this affordable smartphone (currently $99 after MIR) is finally receiving a makeover, albeit a minor one, just in time for the new year. The Dash is now available in Darth… Read More

  • How to unlock your iPhone 3G


    YellowSn0w is out and it’s ready to rock. Here’s how to become SIM-independent. 1. First, download quickpwn and jailbreak your phone. Use the latest firmware to pwn your phone (download it from Apple here). This will allow you to install Cydia or Installer. Read more… Read More

  • Don't eat the yellow snow: No iP3G unlock yet


    Here’s the current YellowSn0w status. I’m going back to bed. Update 4: (a) The yellowsn0w Cydia package will be available as soon as our devteam member in charge of the repo wakes up to fix a file permission error. (b) Once it’s out, those users with SIMs that have apps and other menus on them will need to do that extra step we’ve been talking about. They’ll… Read More

  • Interview: Pytey of the iPhone Dev Team

    Have you ever jailbroken an iPhone? Ever used a software solution to “unlock” the iPhone’s SIM slot, freeing it from the shackles of its original carrier? Chances are, the iPhone Dev Team had something to do with it. This group, made up of some of the iPhone development scene’s finest minds, spends countless hours tearing apart the iPhone to make it do all of the… Read More

  • Survey says: U.S. consumers don't trust mobile banking security

    A new report entitled “2008 Mobile Banking Security Standards” by Javelin Strategy & Research finds that less than 10% of U.S. consumers use mobile banking tools.  47% of those surveyed do not use mobile banking due to security concerns and 73% are afraid that hackers will remotely compromise their handsets. Consumers are also worried about losing private banking information… Read More

  • Phenom GSM watch phones drop, give Dick Tracy a lot more options

    Watch out LG, looks like you’re not the only touch screen watch phone maker with an announcement this week.  Phenom Communications has released an entire line of timepieces-turned-mobiles, (creatively named) the Phenom Watch Phone(s). These unlocked GSM, MP3/MP4 playin’ watch phones sport a 1.3 TFT touchscreen display, Bluetooth, a USB port, speakerphone, digital still/video… Read More

  • iPhone Dev Team posts cryptic message – what are they up to?

    Update: The Dev Team has released an image with further confirms our original suspicion. Check it out after the jump. On the eve of the iPhone 3G software unlock, the following text just went up on the iPhone Dev Team blog: 01110110 01110100 01100001 01100010 01100101 01110010 00100000 00110110 00110001 00110000 00110110 00110000 00110001 00110111 00110100 00100000 Now, any self-respecting… Read More