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  • The Verizon Touch Pro 2 handled pre-release

    What do we have here? The new hotness? mhmm. The HTC Touch Pro 2 is still a while away from being launched but somehow it was placed in front of a camera lens. Overall, it looks great with a clever eatching of the world on the backplate, a 3.5mm jack on the bottom, and a sleek design when it’s closed. Hopefully the keyboard works as well as it looks. According to the tipster, Verizon… Read More

  • Steering wheel for iPhone — yes, iPhone

    In what may be considered an enormous oversight on Apple’s part, tilt-to-steer racing games require weak technology lovers to hold their arms up in the air for tens of minutes. Tens! No iPhone owner possibly has that kind of upper body strength. A company called CTA Digital knows this and has thankfully developed a racing wheel accessory. Read More

  • Android Handset Rumor Roundup

    The Android world was a simple place for quite some time. You had the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream), the T-Mobile myTouch (HTC Magic).. and that’s about it. But in the span of just a few weeks, everything has managed to go all crazy. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have all (purportedly) jumped up alongside T-Mobile on the bandwagon, each prepping to launch at least one Droid powered handset… Read More

  • Yes, the N97 Mini exists. No, we have no idea why.

    Hey! Have you read our review of the Nokia N97? Do you remember that part where we said “Man! If only they would rerelease this phone slightly smaller a year later, it’d be perfect!”. If you don’t remember that, or if you didn’t read the review, we’ll save you some time: We didn’t say that, because that would be dumb as hell. Nokia disagrees, apparently. Read More

  • Garmin Nuvifone coming in Q4, just in time for people to still not care

    In January of 2008, Garmin announced the Nuvifone. They were a bit light on details at the time (Who would offer it? How much would it cost?) but promised that it would be on the shelves by the third quarter of the same year. Well, that quarter passed. Then the next one. Jump forward a few more, and we’re in the third quarter of the next year – but the phone still isn’t… Read More

  • Rogers hints at 8GB iPhone 3GS

    Will Apple release an 8GB iPhone 3GS? If we’re to believe this photo, sent to BGR from an operative deep inside Canada’s Rogers, then yes. Yes it will. Read More

  • Qik for Android gets video editing, "Speed sharing"

    Just over a month back, an Alpha version of Qik found its way into the Android Market. As the Alpha tag implies, it was a bit of a rough cut; it lacked a number of features found on other ports, and plenty of bugs were abound. Still, it was an important release. As the first live streaming app to make it to the Android platform, it was bound to get some attention. And it did! Early this… Read More

  • Apple censors iPhone dictionary app

    In another fascinating move by the App Store acceptance team (Motto: Lunch is tasty! Is that a butterfly? We like cake.) the Ninjawords pocket dictionary, a $2 app, has been given an 17+ rating after being censored by Apple. This ensures that tittering schoolboys won’t scroll through the app and discover bad words like “tits,” “micturition,” and “enough… Read More

  • myTouch 3G now available in T-Mobile stores

    If you’re ready to ditch that G1 and upgrade to a phone that’s actually good looking (kidding), you better head down to the local T-Mobile establishment. Today is the day that the myTouch 3G finally hits the shelves. Peter found it to be a totally worthy successor to the G1. Of course if you’re still under blood oath to Tmo, you’re going to have to pay a hefty premium… Read More

  • Only in Japan: USB stick lets users watch digital TV on their iPhones

    In Japan, it’s hard to find a cell phone that doesn’t come with a digital TV tuner nowadays. Some of them even have two (so you can watch one program and record another on your phone’s microSD). And some people in this country actually do use these tuners, which means the iPhone is at a disadvantage when compared to domestic phones. Japanese customers could buy an… Read More

  • FYI: There's an Amazon Android app

    So there’s an Amazon app for Android now. That’s all. Features include: * Purchasing using Amazon’s 1-Click® ordering and Amazon Prime
    * Tracking packages or modifying orders using the Your Account feature
    * Receiving personalized recommendations
    * Viewing editorial and customer reviews
    * Getting the Gold Box Deal of the Day
    * Accessing their Wish List Read More

  • Quick Review: Much-hyped Minigore justifies its $1 price tag (but not much more)

    Developed by Mountain Sheep, Minigore was probably the most-hyped $1 iPhone game I’ve seen all summer. Unfortunately, when you hype a game as much as Chillingo did, it comes with a set of expectations. Though Minigore is a mildly entertaining survival shooter, it didn’t entirely hold up to said expectations. The game is simple: you are John Gore and your job is to survive as you… Read More

  • HTC Hero for Sprint spied, kind of

    Looks like EngMo has more or less confirmed the HTC Hero for Sprint. Unless, of course, the image above is a complete photoshop, which we doubt since Hesse has pretty much confirmed that the Hero is coming to Sprint. We’ll know more later, maybe tomorrow, if the Hero will launch on October 11. EngMo Read More

  • LG GM750 "Layla" gets Wi-Fi certified, details leak

    It’s becoming a standard process at this point: First, BigPhoneCompany submits their new handset to the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi Alliance approves it, and throws it into their big list of Certified Products. Eagle eyed mobile mavens prowl the newly granted certification for a model number, and then turn to BigPhoneCompany’s own records for more information. The latest gem… Read More

  • TeleNav coming to the Sidekick LX, as well

    Jeez, TeleNav. Leave some for the rest of the GPS-making-folk. We barely just got the chance to mention that TeleNav was bound for the T-Mobile myTouch, and now they’re announcing a TeleNav Navigator port for the Sidekick LX ’09. Same deal here as with the G1: 3D maps, Turn-by-turn voice directions, automatic rerouting, and speech recognition, all for $10 bucks a month. We… Read More

  • Quick Look: T-Mobile BlackBerry 8520

    Me: A normal guy, no issues, really into BlackBerry Curves. You: A BlackBerry Curve with a similar build quality as the 8900 with a lot of class and great UI. Let’s meet for drinks, dinner, movie? Be prepared to spend time in my pocket. When I ran that personals ad on Craigslist I didn’t quite expect the 8520 to answer. This inexpensive phone will cost $48 at Wal-Mart (!!) and… Read More

  • TeleNav GPS Navigator hitting the T-Mobile myTouch tomorrow

    If you’re surprised by this, you haven’t been paying much attention. TeleNav is the first GPS house to really get messy with mobile (well, except for Garmin, who is just doing it entirely wrong), having already launched full-fledged Turn-by-turn apps on both the iPhone and the G1. With their Android port already up and navigating, you can bet that they’re itching to get on… Read More

  • Rumor: BlackBerry Storm 2 to hit VZW in November

    Remember last year when everyone was stoked about the new touchscreen BlackBerry called the Storm? Oh man, the hype was huge. There was iPhone-ish lines, media coverage, the works. But then the first reviews came out and we all realized the truth: the phone sucked. It’s now a lot better thank to firmware updates, but the upcoming BlackBerry Storm 2 will hopefully recapture some of… Read More

  • Love fraggin' dudes and checking out graphs? Treyarch's COD: World At War app is for you

    If you’re constantly getting into intense debates with your closest compadres over who has the most headshots or the best Kill-to-Death ratio in Call Of Duty: World At War (and really, who isn’t? I mean, besides normal people), Treyarch’s got a little surprise for you. This morning, the folks behind CoD: World At War (otherwise known as the first WWII shooter that anybody… Read More

  • Review: BlackBerry Tour 9630 (Sprint)

    Short Version: Unless you’re shopping specifically for the Palm Pre, this is the smartphone to buy for Sprint customers. The weight is right, the speed is right, the OS is at the perfect point in its evolution. Read More