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  • Hands On With Palm's Mobile HotSpot For Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

    By the time Palm announced the Pixi Plus and Pre Plus at CES earlier this month, there wasn’t a whole lot left to reveal. From the names, to the specs, all the way down to the carrier the handsets would launch on — just about everything had made it into the realm of public knowledge by way of the rumor mill. However, there was at least one feature that Palm managed to keep hidden… Read More

  • Need to call Haiti? Its free for Verizon Wireless customers until January 31st

    Earlier this week, Skype offered up a few bucks of SkypeOut credit to anybody in Haiti; shortly thereafter, Google announced that any calls made to Haiti via Google Voice would be free of charge. Now, Verizon Wireless has joined the effort to connect people with their Haitian cohorts, without charging a dime. Verizon Wireless has just announced that any fees accrued for long distance calls made… Read More

  • AT&T needs to spend $5 Billion to catch up

    With all the crap that’s gone on (and still going on) between AT&T and Verizon, it’s safe to say that this is the last thing AT&T wanted to come out. According to a study that just came out, AT&T would have to spend approximately $5 billion US to get their network to the same level as Verizon and Sprint. Read More

  • Is the iPhone getting Binged?

    It seems that Apple may be inviting Microsoft’s Bing into the iPhone, at least according to BusinessWeek. In what could be some sort of bluff by Apple, Microsoft is apparently in talks to make Bing the default search engine on the iPhone, supplanting Google’s current position on the phone deck. This does not mention if they’re moving away from Google Maps and YouTube, but… Read More

  • Google Now Targets Mobile Ads (and App Download Links) By Device

    You can target Google mobile ads by location, but now Google is opening up two new targeting options for mobile ads running through AdWords. Ads shown on a mobile browser can now target by mobile device or by carrier. It is not clear how many devices are supported, but at the very least advertisers can specify that their ads only be seen on iPhones or Android devices. To the extent that… Read More

  • RIM's official Twitter for Blackberry client spotted?

    There’s no shortage of Twitter clients for BlackBerry. Lets see; there’s Seesmic, SocialScope, UberTwitter, TweetGenius.. hell, there’s not even a shortage of good Twitter clients for BlackBerry. That hasn’t stopped RIM from building one of their own, though. It’s not available yet – nor is it even officially official – but the above shot of it leaked… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Kurara accidentally announced early, now known as "Vivaz"

    Don’t you just hate it when some big dumb press release company spills the beans on your top secret product long before you intended? Wait, you’ve never experienced that? Well, neither have we. We were just trying to, you know, connect with our readers or something. Sony Ericsson, on the other hand, has felt that burn. Just today, in fact! We’d already heard rumors and tales… Read More

  • Skyfire For Symbian Brought Up To Speed

    Between UI enhancements, bug fixes, and neat new features like smooth scrolling, Skyfire has been slamming out the updates as of late — but only for one platform. While the Flash/Silverlight-capable mobile browser is available for both Windows Mobile and Symbian, the latter edition hasn’t seen any updates in months… until today. Read More

  • Oh my sweet Cthulhu! Nokia has something big about to go down Who knows what’s going on over in London right now but there are a few blolgers chilling out waiting for Nokia to launch something huge in 19 hours. The best thing? You can embed their little countdown thinger into your own blog, thereby completing the circle of blog wonkery. Writes symbian-guru: Read More

  • SlideScreen for Android borders on information overload (but the good kind)

    Let me start off by saying this: I really rather like the default Android homescreen. It’s simple, it’s functional, and above all, it’s endlessly customizable. Thanks to Google’s “do anything” approach to handling app development, end users have countless tools to trick out their phones anyway they want. That, as anyone who’s ever used MySpace knows, is… Read More

  • Video: Ericsson gets fancy with 3D maps on an Xperia X10

    As someone who makes a living babbling about cell phones all day, I can’t complain too much about my job. With that said, the dudes over at the Ericsson Labs don’t have it too bad either. Their job, as I see it: Make something really cool Release the source code for aforementioned really cool thing Start making something else that is really cool The latest cool thing to come… Read More