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  • Is the Pre heating up or overheating?

    The Pre has launched and talk of its success are buzzing around the net. According to ZD Net, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Walkley said initial sales were “solid” and J.P. Morgan analyst Paul Coster reported that most Sprint stores he called were sold out. Earlier, we reported that Palm Pre shipments to Best Buy would be limited. Despite that, Coster estimates that 50,000 Pres… Read More

  • T-Mobile: "If you got hacked, we'll let you know." [Update]

    Ever since news of this T-Mobile hacking business broke, we’ve been waiting on them to release some sort of update about the situation. They’ve just come through for us with a recently released statement, and while it isn’t likely to assuage anyone’s fears, it’s good to see that T-Mobile is on the job. “The protection of our customers’ information, and… Read More

  • T-Mobile USA hacked, data up for sale

    We’re waiting to hear back from our T-Mobile reps, but it appears that T-Mobile USA’s servers were hacked into over the weekend. The group who allegedly hacked into the servers of the wireless carrier is now offering all data to the highest bidder. Read More

  • Verizon Wireless: BlackBerry Storm vs Palm Pre

    It’s not surprising as we’ve seen these sorts of acts in the past, but Verizon is really pushing it by comparing the Pre to the BlackBerry Storm. I’ve had my Pre for just a few short days and I’m already itching to ditch my Curve and skip on over to Sprint for the Pre. Anyway, hit the jump to check out all the Verizon propaganda. Read More

  • 8 People Palm Poached To Make The Pre

    In early June 2007, Palm was teetering on the edge of obscurity. Their flagship Treo product line had gone stale, numbers were down across the board, and rumors of a sale were abound. On June 4th, 2007 it was announced that Elevation Partners had purchased a 25% equity stake of Palm for $325 million. Flash forward to today; just two years later (almost to the day), Palm has launched the Pre… Read More

  • Friday iPhone App Roundup: Brain Genius Deluxe, Phaze, Johnny Crash

    Another week, another iPhone App Roundup. The inaugural post last week highlighted three apps that probably didn’t deserve a second take. This week’s hunt was a lot more successful, turning up three games worthy of opening up your wallet. Read More

  • Facebook for BlackBerry v1.6 launching tonight

    Do you live your day status update by status update? Are the pads of your CrackBerry thumbs wearing away due to nonstop wall posts? Get ready for new stuff. When the clock strikes 6 p.m PST (not EST as some sites are reporting), Facebook will be pushing a minor update to their BlackBerry App. Patch notes after the jump. Read More

  • Garmin might finally launch the Nuvifone this month

    When the Garmin Nuvifone was first announced, it was truly interesting. A GPS-centric handset made by one of the world’s leading GPS manufacturers? Awesome! That was a year and a half ago. Just when we were starting to get the inkling that this thing had gone the way of Duke Nukem Forever, Garmin has come out and given it a launch date – sort of. In a shareholder’s call… Read More

  • IAB Reports 5 Percent Decline in U.S. Online Ad Revenues For First Quarter 2009

    More evidence just came in that the recession has come to online advertising (in case you were still wondering). The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCooper today reported their numbers for online advertising revenues in the U.S., and they are not pretty. Internet advertising declined 5 percent in the first quarter of 2009 to $5.5 billion, compared to the first quarter… Read More

  • New iPhone christened iPhone Video?

    With rumors of the new iPhone’s video recording and editing capability abound, it seems clear that Apple is focusing their attention on one of their mobile juggernaut’s weakest points. So much so, in fact, that rumors also peg the new iPhone as having a front-facing camera for honest-to-goodness video chat (as opposed to AT&T’s one-way Video Share streaming service). Read More

  • Sprint CEO: Not so fast, Verizon, the Pre is ours

    Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that Palm Pre exclusivity will be longer than “six months” according to a CNET interview. “We are very different company than we were 12 months ago,” he said. “And the Pre is the coming-out party for the new Sprint that shows off our fantastic data network and rate plans.” Read More

  • Are you dumb enough to buy a Pre from eBay?

    You’ve waited so long, and your time has almost come. If you’re anything like me, you’re refining your early morning line strategy, making calls to every Best Buy Mobile, Radio Shack, and Sprint store within a ten mile radius, and psyching yourself up to elbow a guy in the face if need be. In short: the Pre drops tomorrow, and you’re getting one no matter what the… Read More

  • The myTouch 3G: T-Mobile USA's name for the HTC Magic

    This is a picture of the box of T-Mobile’s version of the HTC Magic, called the myTouch 3G. It should be available sometime this summer. Read More

  • NTT prototype phone lets you play the flute, check your blood and read e-papers (video)

    These are some very early prototypes Japan’s No. 1 telecommunications company NTT recently showcased during the JPCA Show 2009 in Tokyo, but they are pretty cool to look at and may show a glimpse of the near future. The basic idea is to one day be able to offer cell phones featuring an interface for attachable and replaceable hardware add-ons. Read More

  • Leak: Full specs of BlackBerry Tour 9630

    The BlackBerry Tour 9630 could go down in history as the most leaked cell phone ever. The phone isn’t suppose to hit carriers until mid-July and we already know everything about it after this latest leak. Heck, there have been full reviews done of the upcoming BlackBerry. In case you missed those, or just want a handy-dandy spec list, here ya go. Read More

  • RIM purchases Dash Navigation

    Huh, this could work out. Remember Dash? It was that the little GPS start-up company that made the innovative PND that had a monthly subscription, but also routed you around traffic issues through the magic of the cloud. You probably never saw one in person because, well, no one wants a GPS with a monthly fee. Anyway, RIM, the makers of BlackBerrys of course, just purchased the company. Read More

  • Apptagious's Toss! falls short of expectations

    Football, cornhole, leap frog and horse shoes. Sound like a Sunday in the Midwest? No – it’s Toss! for the iPhone, a recently-released suite of games by Apptagious. This all-in-one app consists of four games with the same basic premise – you use the iPhone’s accelerometer to mimic “toss”ing, and your goal in all of the games is to throw something to hit… Read More

  • The LG GD910 watch phone to ship in July

    You’re soon going to be able to live out your Dick Tracy fantasy when LG ships out its video-calling watch phone this July. Read More

  • Hands-on with the Pharos Traveler 137

    There are phones with GPS and then there are GPS phones. The Pharos Traveler 137 is in the latter camp, a device designed to be a GPS unit and a phone in one. Pharos has been making mapping software and devices for years, mostly for a less commercial market, and their specific knowledge in what makes a good GPS device is quite important when looking at the 137. The 137 is a G.S.M. 3G phone with… Read More

  • Sony Style taking preorders for the W995a

    Got a hankering for a new Sony Ericsson phone, but don’t want to wait for September for the CS8 to come stateside? Well, you’re in luck, because their Sony Style retail site has just started taking preorders for the W995a, a 8-megapixel sharp shooter due to ship next month. Read More