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  • 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

  • BlackBerry Storm: The netbook redefined?

    Research In Motion’s founder and co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, has cleared up some non-existent confusion about his company’s first touch screen device, the Storm — it’s a netbook. Wait, what? Sorry, can you repeat that? I must have misheard you Mr. co-CEO. In a recent interview, when asked “Would you consider Netbooks as your competitors?,” Mr. Lazaridis… Read More

  • RIM doing well at #2


    In a wide-ranging interview, Research in Motion talked today about all things Blackberry. Trailing only Nokia in terms of sales volume, RIM has a lot reasons to feel good. According to Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO “[t]he cell phone market in the US declined by 5 percent compounded per annum in the past five years, but the smart phone market grew 58 percent.” Mike Lazaridis, President… Read More

  • Stereoscopic 3D Graphics on the iPhone

    SpatialView has announced the Wazabee 3DeeShell, a protective casing that includes a removable lens to displays 3D stereoscopic images on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch without those dorky glasses. SpatialView also offers software to create your own 3D images using the iPod camera! Read More

  • Nokia 6208c phone features pen-based input

    Nokia, the world’s most ubiquitous cell phone company, is showing off the new 6208c phone in China, which sports a pen for easy input of Chinese characters. Read More

  • Got any questions for the iPhone Dev Team?

    With the iPhone 3G software unlock being set loose tomorrow, we were hoping to sit down and have a chat with the ones behind the handy work. We got into contact with the Dev Team and, sure enough, they were down to spare a bit of time on the eve of their big release. We’ve only got a few hours before we’ve gotta finalize our questions, but we figured our readers might have a… Read More