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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • TunesRemote brings remote iTunes control to Android

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1919916&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 If there was ever any question as to how many days we’d have to wait after the release of the first Android handset before someone would crack out an iTunes remote application, we’ve now got the answer: Zero. By… Read More

  • UTStarcom Knick thankfully branded as Quickfire

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but “Knick” just seems like such a weird name for a mobile device. Well the UTStarcom Knick, which MobileCrunch briefly knicked a couple of weeks ago, is officially going to AT&T and will be branded as the Quickfire. Yeah! That’s more like it! It sounds like when a cowboy pulls a gun out of a holster and shoots it really fast! Alright! Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 gets its first user review

    Not tethered by the likes of embargoes and bravely challenging the heavy hand of their employer, a T-Mobile employee (Update: They work for a T-Mobile Master Dealer, not corporate) who doubles as a member of the AndroidCommunity forums has posted a user review of the T-Mobile G1. Fortunately, the giddiness of being one of the first in the world with the G1 didn’t keep… Read More

  • T-Mobile to launch the Samsung T919 "Behold"

    Looks like T-Mobile is finally bringing the F480 Tocco to their lineup – albeit with a bit of a name change. It’s now the Samsung T919 “Behold”. Fortunately, though we don’t know all that much about this one’s insides, we know the important bits: it’s got a full touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera with flash, Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, and… Read More

  • 8-megapixel LG KC780 made official

    As they so sneakily mentioned they would do in last week’s Renoir announcement, LG has announced the 8 megapixel KC780 slider phone. When the promo shots of the KC780 were leaked back in September, rumor had it that LG had been internally boasting that their 8 megapixel handset was the slimmest of the bunch. Seems like the Samsung Pixon may have just barely nabbed the title from them… Read More

  • Bell bringing the BlackBerry Storm to Canada, too

    Somewhere north of the Canadian border, a Bell PR flack just woke up, logged in, and smacked their foreheads. “Oh, man. We were supposed to announce the Storm at Midnight, not noon? Gah!” A half day behind everyone else, Bell has announced that they will be bringing the Storm to the land of poutine and Celine Dion. With both Bell and Telus now serving up the Storm in Canada… Read More

  • Motorola Q11 coming in December, will be "affordable"

    Sans fanfare or any sort of press release, the Q11 has made a low-key debut on the Motorola site. As I said when live shots of the handset leaked a few weeks back, the Q11 doesn’t seem to be a step in the right direction on the visual front. Even in the promo shots, the D-pad and the beveled buttons which surround it look rather cheap. Fortunately, the price tag should fit the looks… Read More

  • Google demonstrates Maps on Android, shows off the compass

    Though we’ve seen the Google Maps for Android compass feature or time or two since Android was announced, all of the videos we’ve seen so far have been gleaned from a projected image during a presentation, or otherwise not meant for the viewers at home. Looking to remedy this, Google has published a blog post specifically focused on the Android Maps application, with an emphasis… Read More

  • RIM releases developer tools and emulator for BlackBerry Storm

    So you’ve dipped your feet into iPhone and Android development, but aren’t really feeling either platform? Got an idea you think a carrier or two would pick up for the BlackBerry Application Center? Time to get crackin’. Now that the Storm is on its way to the starting block, RIM has released the development tools needed to get an application up and running on the handset. Read More

  • Verizon and Vodafone (Update: and Telus!) finally speak up about the Storm

    At long last, Verizon and Vodafone have officially acknowledged that they plan to offer the Storm in the coming weeks. Prepped to fit the needs of the enterprise user who may be tempted to sway from RIM, this much-coveted handset is the first touchscreen BlackBerry. With the 480×360 screen, 3.2 mp autofocus camera, Bluetooth 2.0, “ClickThrough” user selection for a… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will be able to unlock the new SAAB

    Embracing a concept found in just about every spy movie ever made, Sony Ericsson and SAAB have announced that the Xperia X1 will be able to communicate with the SAAB 9-X Air concept car, controlling some of the basic functionality (Read: No, you can’t drive with it.) Directly from the handset’s panel system, 9X-AIR/X1 owners will be able to: Lock/Unlock the doors Control… Read More

  • BlackBerry Media Sync coming to Macs

    After years of clamoring from Mac users who feel a bit left out in terms of software support, it looks like RIM is finally getting on the ball. BoyGenius has managed to get his hands on an early edition of BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac, and all is lookin’ … well, early. It’s limited to playlist and music library syncing at the moment, without much in the way of video, photo… Read More

  • Verizon BlackBerry Storm commercial hits the airwaves

    Anybody who is considered the “geek” amongst their less tech-minded peers best look out. The BlackBerry Storm has made its way to the moving picture box, and they decided to go all Coen Brothers with the ending. For the next week or two, you get to deal with a constant stream of “Hey! Hey! You like computers! What’s on the other side of the Storm?!” from anyone… Read More

  • Sorry, US. No Touch HD for you.

    You hear that crashing sound? Those are my hopes and dreams, shattering. Yesterday on Twitter, HTC announced that they have no plans to bring the Touch HD to US soil: sad news, US. we looked into it- by the time we could bring Touch HD to the states, it would be old news. we do have other cool stuff coming That’s really too bad. This was a really, really nice looking handset. After pawing… Read More

  • Forget The Blackberry “Application Center.” The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone’s App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps. What makes it better than the official BlackBerry App Center (besides the name), is that apps in the BerryStore work across both old and new BlackBerries alike (not just… Read More

  • Forget The Blackberry "Application Center." The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone’s App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps. What makes it better than the official BlackBerry App Center (besides the name), is that apps in the BerryStore work across both old and new BlackBerries alike (not just… Read More

  • Hands on: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Pantech and AT&T just announced the C610 a few hours ago, and we’ve already splayed one out for the world to see. For only setting you back $49 bucks with contract (or $0, in some markets), the handset is surprisingly easily on the eyes. It’s obviously not going to be a bar-setter, but with 3G, assisted GPS, AT&T Video Share, microSD, Bluetooth, and a 1.3 megapixel… Read More

  • Got vacation photos to show off? Send them to the T-Mobile CAMEO picture frame

    As much as I love the idea of digital picture frames, they don’t really do me all that much good. Once the nail is in and the frame is up, I forget about it. There it sits for months at a time with but a handful of pictures, doing little more than three or four standard frames and 62 cents worth of Costco prints could. With that in mind, T-Mobile’s soon-to-be-announced CAMEO… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm User Guide leaked

    With there still being about a month more to wait before the BlackBerry Storm hits the shelves (be it that the early November launch rumors hold true), what can anxious soon-to-be Storm owners do to pass the time? They could write haikus, comparing their love for the Storm’s touchscreen to a springtime breeze. They could also make a papercraft version of the BlackBerry Storm, jam… Read More

  • Rumor: T-Mobile to introduce sans-contract postpaid options tomorrow

    Back in July, word around the rumor mill was that T-Mobile was all set to roll out month-to-month postpaid options come August 6th. The big day came and went without any new contractual options, nary a word from Old Magenta. According to TmoNews, it may have just been pushed back a bit. Their sources are a bit shaky, but they’ve got reason to believe that T-Mo will be adding monthly… Read More