Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Review: EasyPlay makes your iPhone/iPod Touch slightly less dangerous to use while driving

    So there you are, cruising down the road in your new Honda Civic. The sun’s beating down on the arm you’ve got casually hanging out the window, the wind riding up your sleeve. Then that damn song starts blasting out of your iPhone again — you know, the one that you’ve heard 53 times on the radio this week. “No more!”, you think to yourself, “I refuse… Read More

  • Live the dream: Chinese iPhone knock-off with a removable keyboard


    Want an iPhone but don’t want to put up with an on-screen keyboard? Are you also kind of fuzzy on the whole “what is a real iPhone” thing? Do you also have $149 to spend? Well, you’re in luck because China as the answer. Read More

  • United States Postal Service goes mobile

    Sometime yesterday, the one and only United States Postal Service launched a mobile-friendly website – m.USPS.com – for any web-enabled mobile device. Hooray! The new mobile site sports the USPS’ most “popular [online] functions” including Track & Confirm, Post Office locator, and everyone’s favorite application (according to the USPS itself), ZIP… Read More

  • Create and order personalized Nike sneakers straight from your iPhone

    Sportswear giant Nike has a nifty application in the App Store that allows you to create custom sneakers and order them straight away, with just a couple of taps. The app is in fact a mobile extension of NIKEiD, a program that allows customer to order personalized Nike shoes straight from the manufacturer. And an excellent extension it is. The free app (iTunes link) has been available on the… Read More

  • Rumor: Best Buy to have the Motorola Droid on October 24 for $599 sans contract


    It should be known by now that there probably won’t be much happening with the Motorola Droid until October 28 at the earliest, but according to these screenshots of Best Buy’s system, the retailer might have the phone available early on October 24. Now, the 24 is this coming Saturday, which is a usual inventory restocking day so just because the stores have them somewhere… Read More

  • Google Maps with Layers is now available for BlackBerry (it's must-have download)

    Google Maps is the best BlackBerry mapping solution I’ve found and it just got a whole lot cooler. The Layers function will overlay different information sets on the the current map few. For instance, you can overlay a location-aware Wikipedia screen. Or Latitude. Or even make your own favorite locations and travel itinerary in a function called My Maps. You really should watch the… Read More

  • Verizon Sent Us a Droid – Sort of.

    About an hour ago, we received a mysterious package from Verizon bearing the somewhat-gorgeous, somewhat-creepy red eye that the Motorola Droid is now known for. We, of course, could hardly wait to tear it open – but not before we put up a shot of the box to give you guys a chance to guess what was inside, first. Some guessed that it was a T-shirt; others guessed that it was a human head. Read More

  • What's inside this mystery box?

    This just mysteriously appeared on our doorstep. The return address on the label leads to Verizon’s PR company, Weber Shandwick. We’re going to do a video unboxing in just a second – in the mean time, any guesses as to whats inside? Update: The unboxing is live. It is indeed.. a Droid. Of sorts. Sorry for the delays – YouTube just sat there spinning the… Read More

  • Video: Chuck Norris and his Beard, coming to an iPhone near you

    Gameloft just sent over this teaser trailer for an upcoming title, “Chuck Norris: Bring on the Pain”. Sure, Chuck’s a bit late to the iPhone game if he’s looking to milk this meme for all it’s worth – but we had to share the video with you, or he’d burst through our office wall and roundhouse kick us in the face. We didn’t want that to happen. Read More

  • Leaked: T-Mobile's "Project Dark" Unlimited plan pricing

    We should all probably wait until this is the least bit official before we start drooling too much, but these pricing sheets leaked to TmoNews look pretty legit. It looks like T-Mobile’s Project Dark, which has been all the rage around the rumor mill lately, is finally coming to a head. Read More

  • Verizon Stores & Best Buy have BlackBerry Storm 2 dummy units, launch imminent?

    We just got word that Verizon Stores are now receiving their BlackBerry Storm 2 dummy units and training is finally available for retail associates. All that should mean that the Storm 2’s launch date is quickly approaching. November has been the target date for a while now, but with stores already prepping for the launch, availability will probably be early in the month. That reliable… Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold 9700 launching on domestic and European GSM carriers in November

    The BlackBerry Bold 9700 has finally been announced. Details have been leaking in about the “Onyx” for months and most of the seem to be true in hindsight. The BlackBerry Bold 9000 successor rocks a Tour-like keyboard but ditches the trackball in favor of a little trackpad like in the Curve 8520. The camera has been upped to 3.2MP and the screen is now a 480 x 320 display. Just… Read More

  • RIM is working on a WebKit browser for BlackBerry, and they need help

    RIM is good at plenty of stuff: As any sore-thumbed business-type could tell you, they’ve got the whole email thing down. They can pump out software updates for a bunch of handsets at an outright impressive pace. With the BlackBerry Storm2, they’ve shown people that they can build the touchscreen device everyone thought they were building the first time around. Even with all… Read More

  • Cryptic Droid release date counter reveals October 28th announcement date


    This one goes out to all the Da Vinci Code fans out there. You know who you are. The Droid is incoming, this we know, but the day and date have eluded us… until now. The little countdown on the Droid does site is made of little glyphs, but a simple substitution code isn’t going to hold off the internet for long. I could have applied my steel trap of a mind to it, but I’m… Read More

  • Palm catalogs webOS apps online for all to see

    Being the new kid on the block is always tough, especially when the guys who have been around always seem to be a few steps ahead of you. Palm certainly knows how that feels: after launching the hardware equivalent of a Hail Mary pass in a market that’s already saturated with smartphones, the pressure has been on them since day one to keep up with the competition. Say what you will about… Read More

  • U.S Cellular launches the Samsung Trill, Samsung Caliber

    Further proving that they can blast out feature phones at a rate faster than any other manufacturer in the world, Samsung has just launched not one, but two new pieces for U.S. Cellular. Read More

  • WinMo 7 vs. WinMo 6.5, in screenshots

    Though we certainly made an effort, we just don’t play well with Windows Mobile 6.5. With that said, we really do (honestly!) hope that Windows Mobile 7 comes and blows our minds. Though we’re still almost completely in the dark when it comes to WinMo 7 details, WMExperts has managed to shed an inkling of light on the subject. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: AT&T BlackBerry Curve 8900 for a penny (or upgrade for $50)

    New AT&T customers can grab the BlackBerry Curve 8900 from Amazon for just a penny when signing up for a two-year contract. Existing customers can get it for just $50 with a contract renewal. The same phone is going for $150 directly at AT&T’s site. Read More

  • Motorola Calgary is like the Droid, but horribly ugly

    Their seems to be two distinct camps when it comes to the Motorola Droid. One group looked at it and said, “Wow! That is a gorgeous phone!”; the other looked at it and said, “Wow! That is a horrendous phone!”. I, personally, am in Camp 1 – I think the Droid is pretty stunning. The same can not be said for Motorola’s other Android phone for Verizon. Read More

  • Mozilla to release "an app" for the iPhone soon

    Whenever anybody from the Mozilla, the overseers of Firefox, gets to talking about iPhone apps, the geek-blooded world gets themselves all in a tizzy. As the mobile port of Firefox, otherwise known as Fennec, ticks away through the beta paces on Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Linux, iPhone owners care about only one thing: When do they get it? Over the weekend, GigaOm spoke with Mozilla CEO… Read More