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  • Hands-on with Motorola Backflip

    We spent a few minutes with the just-announce Backflip and, well, it’s a Moto Cliq with weird swivel keyboard. Really, everything about the device feels the same as the Cliq. Even the love-it-or-hate-it MotoBlur interface is still in place. But depending on the price and carrier, it could be a popular product. The device is different and that’s important these day. The… Read More

  • Ovi Store comes to AT&T, brings carrier billing with it

    If you’re an AT&T customer and you have a Nokia phone, you probably already know that the app scene is pretty barren. AT&T’s Media Mall offers a few pages of arguably useful apps, but support for programs like AT&T’s App Beta developer initiative is limited to a single Nokia handset. Fortunately, Nokia has just opened up their catch-all Ovi Store to all… Read More

  • Dell's Mini 3 Android Phone headed to AT&T

    No sooner had AT&T announced they were making a massive leap onto the Android bandwagon than Dell went and announced their part in the plan. Just as we’d guessed in our post on the matter earlier, Dell’s contribution to AT&T’s Android endeavour is the Mini 3. We knew this long-available-elsewhere handset would be launching stateside sooner or later, but it’s nice… Read More

  • AT&T to launch two webOS devices in the next six months

    They’re keepin’ mum on exactly which devices they’ll be getting, but AT&T just announced at their press developer conference that they’ll be offering up not one, but two Palm webOS devices by mid-2010. Sure, it could be the Pre and the Pixi – but at this point, that’d be all kinds of disappointing. Read More

  • Mophie, FLO TV join forces on new TV-capable iPhone case

    You can surf the web with your iPhone, you can take payments with your iPhone, you can make music, drive a car, and even fart with your iPhone, but to date one of the few things you haven’t been able do is watch television on your iPhone. Read More

  • AT&T confirms they'll get Android phones from Motorola, HTC, and Dell in first half of 2010

    This page just went live over on AT&T’s site. While it doesn’t give a whole lot of specifics, it does confirm that we’ll be seeing no less than three (Update: make that five!) Android handsets hit AT&T’s shelves sometime in the first six months of this year. The “unique form factor” Moto phone is undoubtedly the kinda-wonky Backflip, Dell’s… Read More

  • Netgear announces two 3G/4G/WiMax routers at CES

    With the nationwide roll-outs of 4G and WiMax finally on the horizon, it’s just about time to upgrade the ol’ gadget collection. Netgear just announced a couple of new toys that might pique the interests of the road warriors out there: wireless routers that play friendly with 4G/WiMax USB dongles. Read More

  • Jabra launches two new bluetooth devices at CES

    Good news for Jabra fans; they just announced two new Bluetooth devices at CES. For the traditional headset wearer we’ve got the Jabra Extreme, and for the speakerphone fan we’ve got the Cruiser Bluetooth speakerphone. Both devices use Jabra’s new Noise Blackout technology, to cut down on the background noise issues. Read More

  • Toshiba works on instant voice translation software for cell phones

    It makes a lot of sense, but it seems to be hard to realize: Using the cell phone for instant voice translation of basic sentences whenever you’re in a foreign country. But Toshiba is one of the companies working on this, and apparently they’re almost ready to offer a decent solution. Their translation software, in its current iteration, enables cell phones to interpret between… Read More

  • The Droid You’re Looking For: Live From The Nexus One Event

    While it’s technically called the “Android Press Gathering,” we all know what’s coming. Today, Google is expected to formally unveil the Nexus One (the device which some have been referring to as the “Google Phone“). The long event taking place today is expected to have both a presentation as well as demonstrations. Follow our coverage below, live. Read More

  • Off To CES We Go!

    Another year, another CES. Each year brings bigger, badder gadgets, and each year we put our nose-to-the-grindstone in hopes of bringing you guys the best coverage yet. We’re kicking things up a few notches this year; we’ve got more happy faces from the CrunchGear and MobileCrunch team roaming the halls of the Las Vegas Convention center than ever before — and this time… Read More

  • Rogers Canada to carry the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, first in North America

    Looking to make sure they’re not entirely overshadowed by Google’s much hyped Nexus One announcement later today, Rogers Canada has squeaked out a last minute Android-related press release — fortunately for them, it’s a handset we’re still pretty excited about. Read More

  • T-Mobile bumps their entire 3G network up to 7.2Mbps, 21Mbps coming soon

    T-Mobile might have been a bit late off the plate in rolling out their 3G network compared to the competition, but that gave them one small advantage: foresight. By the time T-Mobile started setting up towers, the world was already well aware that the same technology that powered their 3.1 Megabit per second 3G network could be bumped all the way up to 21 Mbps without drastic… Read More

  • Rumor: Verizon orders 400,000 Palm handsets

    Someone’s gotta help Palm out. After the somewhat lukewarm response to the Pixi and the Pre, it’s rather surprising that Verizon would decide to place a big order. Word is though, that’s exactly what they did. Read More

  • Final Fantasy creator working on an iPhone game

    Legendary RPG creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is working on a new game for the iPhone. In case you don’t recognize the name, he helped create a few games you might of heard of: Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG, Xenogears, and Final Fantasy. Read More

  • New cameraphone sensor to take terrible, terrible 1080p video

    I’m sure this is a very grand advance in miniaturization, but I’m afraid the results may be of questionable quality. Omnivision has announced a new sensor for mobile phone cameras that will take 14MP photos and do 1080p video at 60FPS. As far as I’m concerned, this is bad news. Cameraphone lenses are slow and of very low quality, and the tiny sensor size means both bad low… Read More

  • Rumor: Palm Pixi to go Pink?

    As any long time MobileCrunch reader (hey, they exist!) ought to know, we’ve got a bit of a soft spot for pink phones. I’m not really too interested in carrying one (nothing against’em, it would just clash with my depressingly grey-hued wardrobe), but I like to keep a careful eye on them as they surge in popularity right around February 14th of each year. This time around… Read More

  • Unnamed Sony Ericsson QWERTY phone spotted in the wild [Updated]

    I’ll go ahead and say it: the fact that this unnamed, mostly undetailed Sony Ericsson touchscreen/QWERTY handset is running Symbian S60 5th Edition rather than Android is a travesty. Read More

  • Video: iPhone hacked to support the Magic Mouse

    Those gifted gents over at the BTStack might just be too clever for their own good. First they blow our minds by sneaking Wiimote support onto the iPhone, and then tickle our productivity-loving souls by hacking in Bluetooth keyboard support. It’s a bit awkward to be typing away on a physical keyboard, only to have to reach over and poke the screen whenever you want to do something… Read More

  • Kleiner-backed GOGII Releases textPlus for Android

    Why pay for text messaging anymore when you can send texts for free? That’s the message GOGII is trying to send to users via its textPlus application, which has been wildly successful on the iPhone with over 3.2 million downloads. As with many other successful iPhone applications, textPlus is moving to Android and bringing free texting along with it. UPDATE: As noted by some commenters… Read More