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  • NAM Nokia E63s now available at the flagship stores

    It was only a few weeks back when Nokia announced that a model of the E63 with North American 3G friendly internals was on the way, and it’s already found its way to the shelves. While it doesn’t appear that Nokia has gotten around to putting it online yet, the flagship Nokia stores in Chicago and New York are reporting that they just received their first shipment and are letting… Read More

  • Microsoft's SkyBox redubbed "My Phone", info page briefly goes live

    Looks like the rumors from a few weeks back about Microsoft launching a MobileMe-esque product for Windows Mobile were spot on – except for the name. Earlier this morning a beta signup page briefly went live at GetSkybox.com, but wherever we expected to see “Skybox”, it said “My Phone” instead. Perhaps Microsoft got a bit tired of the Skynet references? The page… Read More

  • LG Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard outed by the FCC

    Looks like LG is really starting to get into this idea of optional QWERTY keyboards. First they crank out the mix-and-match Versa, then this little gem passes through the FCC. Called the “Bluetooth-enabled QWERTY Card”, it looks to be a Bluetooth keyboard intended for use with LG devices, with a built-in screen for displaying incoming texts and allowing you to respond without… Read More

  • How to get RC33 on your G1 without the wait

    If you’re a G1 owner and are anything like us, you’ve been checking your handset every 20 minutes for the last two days in hopes that it’s finally your turn to bask in the light of the latest update, RC33. It’s not the Cupcake update folks are so anxious to get their hands on – but its got voice search and Latitude, and that more than justifies the patch for us. Read More

  • Verizon going BOGO for BlackBerry

    Any chump can have one BlackBerry. But you, you.. you’ve got bigger dreams. You want to rock the pair, to tote the twins. You want two BlackBerry handsets. Beginning tomorrow, Verizon wants to make that happen – so they’re giving you a second BlackBerry for free. Buy one, get one! Read More

  • 2009: Year of the Snapdragon?!

    It seems like only yesterday (although technically, it was 48+ hours ago) when Qualcomm’s Snapdragon remained a mythical (mobile technology) beast, yet to be discovered by the modern (handset manufacturing) world.  However, all that changed after Toshiba shocked the cellular industry by unleashing Snapdragon from its proverbial cave with its TG01 announcement. Read More

  • Yet another Samsung phone leaks: the C6625

    Jeez – at this point, saying something like “when it rains, it pours” would almost seem rude. The number of Samsung phones leaked prior to MWC has now leapt out of “countable on two hands” territory, with details of an 11th previously unheard of Samsung phone, the C6625, making their way onto the tubes. Unlike all of the past leaks, this latest… Read More

  • Acme i8910 Samsung superphone spied


    The Mobile World Conference is almost here and the pre-show leaks are flowing nicely. The Acme i8910 Samsung phone will hopefully make a MWC debut and if the leaked specs are correct, it’s going to make a huge splash. Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 coming soon, WinMo 7 later this year

    We have already seen what 6.5 screenshots of the next WinMo refresh, but now we have a roadmap of the mobile OS. It seems that manufacturers will get the 6.5 update in April and those devices should hit consumer’s hands the following September. WinMo 7, however, should be released to manufacturers in November followed by devices in April 2010. Hopefully the upcoming release of 6.5 is… Read More

  • T-Mobile officially acknowledges the Samsung Memoir

    We know just about all there is to know about the 8-megapixel Samsung Memoir at this point, but that doesnt keep us from gettin’ that funny feeling we get whenever a carrier makes a handset official. It’s like an angel getting their wings – except instead of an angel it’s a phone and instead of wings it’s a press release. Still, yay! There’s still no… Read More

  • Judge Tells UMG: No, You Cannot Sue Veoh's Investors For Copyright Infringement

    Things are not going well for Universal Music Group’s in its lawsuit against video-sharing site Veoh. First, the Los Angeles judge, A. Howard Matz, ruled last month that the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act do apply to the case, contrary to UMG’s request for summary judgment. On Monday, Veoh scored another point in the preliminary legal sparring… Read More

  • More LG Arena details revealed

    With all of the good stuff on the way in the coming months, it’s a bit hard to get excited about what looks to be a pan-for-pan iPhone clone. But if yesterday’s leak of the LG Arena KM900 got you all antsy in the pantsies, we’ve got some more details for you. A Dutch site called AllAboutPhones has scooped some details on the handset’s specs, which are lent credence by… Read More

  • Want Google Latitude for your T-Mobile G1? RC33 has it

    As the clock struck midnight this morning, Google announced Latitude, a new tool purposed with sharing your whereabouts with your contacts by way of GPS. Some call it creepy, and others welcome it with open arms – but it seems like just about everyone wanted to check it out. For folks running Windows Mobile, S60, or BlackBerry, that was no problem. They just had to point their… Read More

  • Ecosumers rejoice! MOTO Renew lands at T-Mobile today

    Have you hugged a tree today? Didn’t think so.  But you can do the environment right by heading over to your local T-Mo brick and mortar and picking up the (previously announced) brand-new MOTO (W233) Renew for just $9.99 w/ two-year agreement. This handset, “initially exclusive” to T-Mobile, features a plastic phone housing made out of recycled water bottles.  The best… Read More

  • Not every company needs an App Store

    Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Mobile Applications Marketplace, a storefront purposed with peddling Samsung-friendly Windows Mobile and S60 applications to consumers while making developers some more cash than they otherwise might. It’s an admirable idea at face value – but is it the beginning of a terrible trend? Read More

  • Mysterious swiveling Acer phone sighted

    It’s Just a couple weeks before the 2009 Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona. Thus, a flurry of leaked mobile devices continues to grow, day by day. In today’s pre-release news, BGR has got his hands on a crystal clear image of an unidentified Acer smartphone.  All that can be gathered from the shot is that it has a strange swiveling QWERTY key pad. Is it just me, or is… Read More

  • Broadcast Your Location To Friends With Google Latitude

    Google Mobile Maps is getting a new feature tonight called Google Latitude. It will allow you to broadcast your location to select friends, family, and colleagues based on the coordinates of your cell phone (via GPS or otherwise). If you have the GPS feature enabled in Google Maps on your mobile phone, you are probably familiar with the reassuring, pulsating blue dot on the map that… Read More

  • Room for one more? LG Arena touch screen phone image leaked

    Move over FADs (“for a day”), it’s time for FAFYs (“for a few years”). Thanks to Apple’s lead, touch screen mobile devices have just about consumed the entire mobile industry. Including a touch screen just for the hell of it is like putting lipstick on a hockey mom pig. On the other hand, more competition helps everything: prices drop and innovation… Read More

  • Eight unannounced Samsungs leak flood prior to Mobile World Congress

    Yikes – between yesterday’s leak that Samsung might be debuting as 12-megapixel camera phone at MWC and this leak of what likely makes up a huge chunk of their remaining MWC announcements, someone at Samsung needs to be clued in a tried and true slogan: “Loose lips sink ships.” Actually, wait – wrong one. “Loose lips make my job easier”. That’s… Read More

  • AT&T going elemental with LG Neon

    Apparently, 2009 is the year of the Periodic Table, at least in terms of mobile device names.  First, we caught wind of HTC’s upcoming Rhodium, and now comes word that AT&T will be offering the LG Neon. Originally known as the LG KS360 (or at least it appears to be identical), the newly coined Neon features a 2.4″ touch screen (for on-screen dialing purposes only), a full… Read More