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  • Video: David Fincher's iPhone 3G S TV commercial

    Apple has hired David Fincher, director of movies such as Fight Club, Zodiac or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, to direct a TV commercial for the iPhone 3G S. The 30-second spot is supposed to push the phone’s video recording feature. Fight Club cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth took over the camera work for the commercial, which was released today. Commercial after the jump. Read More

  • Virgin Mobile USA offers Broadband2Go service with no contract

    Using Sprint’s EVDO Rev. A network, Virgin Mobile USA announced today the launch of their wireless broadband service, Broadband2Go. When the service goes live later this month you’ll be able to purchase a Novatel Ovation MC760 USB dongle for $150 sans contract. Pay-as-you-go VM Top-Up cards can be purchased in the following increments: 100MB, 250MB, 500MB and 1GB. Here’s where… Read More

  • Pre root image leaks with recovery tool

    It was bound to happen eventually: the recovery tool used by, presumably, Palm and Sprint employees to breathe life into dead Pres has leaked onto the internets — I’m thinking maybe some techno-Robin Hood did it and jacked a copy of Snow Leopard on the way. Included with the tool is a full root copy of webOS. Inconceivable! While this doesn’t mean anything for the lay Pre-user… Read More

  • When It Comes To Getting Local Content On Your Phone, The Mobile Browser Is Still King

    Despite the avalanche of mobile apps that let people access local information, the mobile browser is still the king when it comes to finding out what’s going on in your city or neighborhood. People across the board are using their mobile phones to look up local info. ComScore reported today that the number of people in the U.S. who sought local content on mobile devices grew 51… Read More

  • You got your cube in my WinMo

    Is it just me, or is that cube that comes up at about the minute mark totally ridiculous? Supposedly this UI feature will be in the Omnia II and possibly other Samsung WinMo handsets, but I’m really not feeling the magic. The gallery was pretty nice, though. I liked the visual indicator for zoom. [Mobile Port via Phone Arena] Read More

  • T-Mobile USA finds no evidence of being hacked

    Here’s an updated statement that T-Mobile just released regarding the possible breach of servers that may or may not have occurred over the weekend. “Following a recent online posting that an alleged hacker apparently accessed T-Mobile servers, the company is conducting a thorough investigation and at this time has found no evidence that customer information, or other company… Read More

  • Round-up: Every iPhone 3G S Compatible Accessory Ever.

    When Apple announced the iPhone 3G S yesterday, some folks were shocked — or disappointed, even — that the new one was a spitting image of the last one. Width, height, depth – besides being 2 whole grams heavier, the physical specs were a perfect match. We’ve been reminded of this fact roughly 300 times this morning, as every case manufacturer and battery-pack maker… Read More

  • The iPhone 3G S gets the FCC treatment

    You would think this is planned, but there is no way that the FCC is efficient enough to release documents detailing the iPhone 3G S on the same day as the announcement. No way. But here they are anyway. Read More

  • 30cm: The world's biggest cell phone strap is a cute husky

    Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank is currently running a summer marketing campaign [JP], using gift certificates, coupons and (almost certainly) the biggest cell phone strap on the planet to attract customers. The strap, a stuffed husky standing 30cm tall, is limited to 30,000 units. Read More

  • Nokia To Pre-load Qik On S60 Phones

    With all of the collaboration going on between Qik and Nokia over the past few months, it seemed like it wouldn’t be too long before Nokia went ahead and put the live mobile video broadcasting service onto handsets right out of the box. Sure, enough: Beginning with this morning’s release of the North American N97, Qik will come preloaded onto all Nokia S60-based phones. Read More

  • The Nokia N97 hits Nokia Stores for $700 today

    We knew it was coming this month and sure enough, the Nokia N97 is now available for $700 at Nokia Stores everywhere. 700 bones will net you Nokia‘s flagship touchscreen device, unlocked and ready to make iPhones jealous everywhere. Well, maybe not the last part, but it’s still a solid device and worthy successor to the N95/N96. Read More

  • Real Racing: electrifying gameplay, jaw-dropping graphics – a must-buy

    WOW. I can’t put my iPhone down. Seriously — I’ve stopped writing this review two three times now to go back and play another race in Firemint’s recently debuted Real Racing. With truly electrifying gameplay combined with jaw-dropping graphics, Real Racing provides a rich, gripping and realistic experience for anyone who is blessed with the chance to play it. Ok… Read More

  • Want to upgrade to an iPhone 3G S? Don't want a contract? Here are the final prices

    A lot of numbers are being thrown around right now, and just about everyone wants to know: if I already own an iPhone 3G (or if I dont, and I just don’t want a contract), how much is this new one going to cost me? Here they are, folks. The final numbers, straight out of AT&T’s mouth: Read More

  • AT&T on iPhone 3G/3G S tethering, MMS, availability, etc.

    We’re trying to get through all of this Apple iPhone related news as fast as possible so just bear with us. To start, AT&T will offer tethering, but there’s no official announcement on that just yet. On the MMS front, AT&T will offer MMS on the iPhone 3G S later this summer once system upgrades have been completed. These upgrades are unrelated to the 3G network, says AT&T. Read More

  • Official: The iPhone 3G S

    Here it is, kiddies: the latest iPhone. Just one year after Apple announced the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3G S has been announced. There is much to love in this update including larger storage options, a faster CPU, HSDPA support and a better camera all for the same price as the current set. The OS should now run faster thanks to a 50% bump in CPU speed; it now runs at 600MHz. The system memory… Read More

  • Find My iPhone helps when AT&T's insurance can't

    It may be one of the iPhone’s newest features, but we can already tell it could become of the most touted. I’m talking of course about the new Find My iPhone feature in the iPhone’s 3.0 software release. Only available to MobileMe customers, Find My iPhone will help do you exactly what its title would lead you to believe. Should you (gasp!) lose your iPhone, you can log into… Read More

  • Live from WWDC 2009

    Here we are, folks. The day that Apple fans have been anxiously awaiting since.. well, since the last major Apple event just a few months ago. What will we see? iPhone 3GS? The Apple Tablet? By the time the sun cracks over the hills of San Francisco tomorrow, we’ll already be well on our way to the pungent circus that is Moscone West on Day 1 of WWDC. We’ll begin our liveblog… Read More

  • Is the Pre heating up or overheating?

    The Pre has launched and talk of its success are buzzing around the net. According to ZD Net, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Walkley said initial sales were “solid” and J.P. Morgan analyst Paul Coster reported that most Sprint stores he called were sold out. Earlier, we reported that Palm Pre shipments to Best Buy would be limited. Despite that, Coster estimates that 50,000 Pres… Read More

  • T-Mobile: "If you got hacked, we'll let you know." [Update]

    Ever since news of this T-Mobile hacking business broke, we’ve been waiting on them to release some sort of update about the situation. They’ve just come through for us with a recently released statement, and while it isn’t likely to assuage anyone’s fears, it’s good to see that T-Mobile is on the job. “The protection of our customers’ information, and… Read More

  • T-Mobile USA hacked, data up for sale

    We’re waiting to hear back from our T-Mobile reps, but it appears that T-Mobile USA’s servers were hacked into over the weekend. The group who allegedly hacked into the servers of the wireless carrier is now offering all data to the highest bidder. Read More