Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • HTC Diamond 2 clone dual boots Android and Windows Mobile 6.5

    See that? That’s Android 1.6 (or “Andriod”, it seems) and Windows Mobile 6.5, on the same HTC Diamond 2(ish phone). Sure, it’s a knock-off made in China — and sure, it may very well explode into a fiery ball of death mere inches from your face. But if you’re worried about that, than you’re just a.. well, actually, you’re a perfectly… Read More

  • Drumroll, please: Android 2.1 now (finally) available for the Sprint Hero



    Never again! Never again do we have to write about Android 2.1 coming to the Sprint Hero. Why? Because it’s here. Though never officially given a date, the Hero 2.1 update was pinned on dozens of leaked purported dates — all of which were either false or missed due to delays. At long last, all that nonsense is over. Read More

  • Evernote coming to Canon scanners

    The Evernote news just doesn’t stop, does it? Hot on the heels of Evernote integration with Lexmark printers and Fujitsu scanners comes word that Evernote will be integrating with the new P-150 scanners from Canon. Read More

  • Sprint places foot in mouth, dissing the Pre while lusting after the iPhone

    At a recent investor conference, Sprint’s Chief Financial Officer, Robert Brust, admitted to investors that “The Pre didn’t work out as well as we hoped” (even despite its exciting appearance in Survivor: Heroes vs Villains) and that they’d “love to have” the iPhone. Read More

  • iPhone And Android Now Make Up 25 Percent of Smartphone Sales

    Google-powered Android phones and iPhones are both gobbling up market share. The combined worldwide market share of both operating systems reached 25 percent in the first quarter, up from 12 percent the year before, according to Gartner. The iPhone still has a bigger share, at 15.4 percent (up 5 points), but Android is catching up fast with 9.6 percent (up 8 points). All other smartphones… Read More

  • Mobile TV takes another blow, with Spain dropping plans for adoption

    Oh, mobile TV, you really are taking a beating, aren’t you? Despite hopes and promises over the last few years, nothing has really come of it but failures. And now, Spain has abandoned plans to bring the DVB-H terrestrial mobile TV service to its citizens. Read More

  • The original Prince of Persia coming to iPhone

    Every so often, some new iPhone app comes along that makes me go, “Dang, I really wish I had one o’ dem iPhone thingers.” Well, as you are probably expecting, right now is one of those moments. I just read on Mashable that the original Prince of Persia is coming to the iPhone/iPod Touch as Prince of Persia Retro. Read More

  • Photo gallery and video: NTT Docomo unveils 20 (partly amazing) cell phones

    Japan has been flooded with new cell phones over the last few days. We’ve shown you KDDI au’s 10 new handsets Monday, SoftBank Mobile’s 13 new models yesterday, and now it’s time for NTT Docomo‘s summer lineup. Japan’s biggest mobile carrier (55 million) unveiled 20 new cell phones [press release in English] yesterday, some of which are just… Read More

  • Holy cow! AT&T data tethering revealed in iPhone OS 4.0 beta 4

    You heard it right! AT&T have finally given their approval to allow their bazillion or so iPhone users to hook their computer up to AT&T’s magical data waves, tether stylee. Tethering was first introduced as an option in iPhone OS 3.0, but AT&T wouldn’t let US users get in on the laptop-on-iPhone action, for fear that their network would explode. So, up until this… Read More

  • Apples releases iPhone OS 4 Beta 4 SDK to developers

    It’s that time again, folks: with another two weeks behind us, Apple has released yet another Beta rendition of iPhone OS 4. Like those that came before it, this fourth Beta release is signed and sealed for developers only — in other words, if you’re not a dev, you’ll have to sit tight for a little while longer. If Apple’s development cycle for iPhone OS 4 is… Read More

  • HP CEO confirms webOS-powered Slates (and… printers?)

    .bbpBox{background:url(http://a3.twimg.com/profile_background_images/55625859/twitter_skin_template.jpg) #1b1b1b;padding:20px;} Hurd: after @Palm close expect to leverage webOS “beyond smart phones into form factors such as slates and web-connected printers” $HPQTue May 18 21:09:41 via webHP Official News
    hpnews The very instant it was announced that HP had purchased Palm, one… Read More

  • Confirmed: AT&T launching the Palm Pixi Plus on June 6th

    When AT&T announced the availability of the Pre Plus last week, something was missing: its little sister, the Pixi Plus. Gasp! Panic tore across the nation (911 calls were made and subsequently ignored.) Had AT&T abandoned the Pixi Plus? Had a grand wizard, pissed off because his iPhone won’t stop dropping calls, warped them into another dimension? What was going on? Turns… Read More

  • Android 2.1 finally reaches 1/3 of Android handsets, just as 2.2 looms nearby

    For all of the folks who had to wait — and for all of those still left waiting — for Android 2.1 to be ported, smashed, tweaked, and OTA’d onto their handsets, the last few months may have seemed pretty unbearable. If it makes you feel any better, there’s a oh-so-dim light at the end of the tunnel: as of yesterday evening, more Android handsets are running on 2.1 than… Read More

  • Video: Game based on the awesomely NSFW "Truckers Delight" film-clip comes to iPhone

    You may or may not have seen the totally ridiculous, totally NSFW, 8-bit brilliance that is the film-clip for Flairs’ Trucker’s Delight (note: if 8-bit boobs, poop or misogynistic truckers offend, don’t click that link. Editors Note: Heads up – you’ll need to check your maturity at the door.). Have you watched it yet? To me, the logical progression from creating… Read More

  • Photo gallery: Japan's SoftBank shows 13 new, Twitter-powered cell phones

    We’ve shown you the summer cell phone lineup from KDDI (Japan’s No. 2 carrier) yesterday. Today, Japan’s third largest carrier, SoftBank Mobile, showed its own summer lineup during a special press conference, and all of their 13 new models have one thing in common: they all come with Twitter pre-installed. The buyers of these cell phones will be able to access Twitter either… Read More

  • Video: LG Ally mid-range QWERTY reviewed

    So, you’ve been with us from the beginning, back when Ally first popped her head out into the wild, then during her adventures with Iron Man, and finally, with her full spec sheet leak. You two have grown so close over the last month, that it seems that all you now need to achieve completeness is a video review. Oh, hullo, looky here! Read More

  • Verizon finally lets the $18,000 data bill slide

    The longest 4 years of Bob St. Germain’s life have finally come to an end, with Verizon letting him loose from his $18,000 debt. To save you having to read the article I just linked to (I’m nice like that), I’ll bring you up to speed: Once upon a time, Bob St. Germain signed up to a Verizon phone plan that included 2 years of free data. His son, Bryan, didn’t know that… Read More

  • The iAngle might just be the most clever iPhone stand ever

    This morning when I woke up, I thought to myself: “Man — I sure hope there isn’t anything sitting in my tips inbox that is so simple and yet so clever that it makes me feel completely inadequate.” Apparently I didn’t hope hard enough. Read More

  • Mobile Devs: Get 20% off the Uplinq Conference

    Qualcomm, makers of just about every comm chip in existence, are holding their annual Uplinq conference in San Diego this year and would like to invite you folks to roll on down for a bit of mobile fun in the sun. Check out their site and if you think the event is for you hit the jump for a coupon code to get 20% off. Read More

  • Visa officially announces their case that turns your iPhone into a credit card (and we've got pics!)

    Around two weeks ago, Visa announced that they’d partnered with a company called DeviceFidelity to build the iPhone case of our dreams: one that would allow us to use our iPhone as a credit card at any of the thousands of retailers who support no-swipe payments. As quickly as it was announced, however, it was gone; around an hour after the press release went up, it got pulled. It has… Read More