Mobile

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  • Nexus One with AT&T (and Rogers!) 3G now on sale

    A new challenger has appeared! The Nexus One may not have sold all that well, but it’s still the beastiest Android handset available on US carriers. Speaking of US carriers, add one more to the Nexus One’s supported list. Since day 1, the T-Mobile version of the Nexus One has worked with AT&T — as long as you didn’t mind that it couldn’t hop on AT&T’s… Read More

  • Google: Android Market now serving 30,000 apps

    At the most recent Mobile World Congress, Google CEO Eric Schmidt revealed that the company’s partners are now selling over 60,000 Android handsets on a daily basis. With that kind of growth rate, it’s no wonder that the size of the Android Market is quickly increasing in its slipstream. While Google doesn’t publicly show how many applications there are in Android Market… Read More

  • Sweet merciful Jehosaphat! Microsoft stole the WinPho UI from KLM!


    Super sleuths at MS Mobiles (Motto: “Our small phone-shaped favicon is so outdated it’s popular again”) is accusing Microsoft of wholesale theft and battery in their new WinPho UI. KLM’s inflight whatsitcalled looks just like Microsoft’s whatsitcalled and the big blue buttons appear on KLMs entertainment whatchamacallit when you fly on their big, beautiful planes. Read More

  • Flurry: more Droid devices than iPhones sold in first 74 days on the market

    Mobile app analytics company Flurry estimates that while Apple sold 1 million iPhone devices in its first 74 days of availability on the market, the Motorola Droid actually shipped more devices during that timespan. Sales of Google’s Nexus One, by comparison, kinda stunk: the company only sold an estimated 135k phones in 74 days. Flurry reaches its conclusions through applications using… Read More

  • Samsung's WinPho7 handset peeped, specs set in stone at MIX


    Hey, I told you MIX was going to be hot. A talk at the development conference has revealed a third flavor of Windows Phone 7 Series, though alas, it does not appear to be the third chassis style we heard exists — unless the extra-hot camera is the third style. This shiny new Samsung keeps the lozenge style but has a more rounded look than the “reference” design we saw at launch. Read More

  • Stainless steel iPhone case protects your precious

    Still carrying your iPhone in your pants pocket eh? Well, I guess you can do that. Be careful if you sit down though, you might end up with a pocket full of broken dreams and unicorn tears. Well, unless you have this pretty sweet stainless steel iPhone case. Read More

  • Droid 2.1 update coming in March, says random Motorola CS rep

    Oh, customer service agents, how we love you. You’re an endless source of knowledge — even if about 80% of it tends to be taken from gadget blogs, pushed through the fact distorting ears of the rumor mill. That other 20%, though.. there are some real gems in there. Like the launch window for the Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid, for example. Read More

  • Netflix with Watch Instantly support announced for Windows Phone

    Gratuitous shot from Mortal Kombat used here because A) Mortal Kombat is available via Watch Instantly and B) Mortal Kombat is fantastic. You know, in it’s own way. Just about every smartphone has some sort of Netflix support at this point. Movie browsing… queue management.. all the basics. What they don’t have, unfortunately, is the one feature that everyone is asking… Read More

  • Palm launches a new slogan for webOS: Life moves fast. Don't miss a thing.

    We love webOS around these parts. What we don’t love — not one bit — is how they’ve been advertising it. They kicked things off with creepiness, and then followed it up with mis-aimed cheesiness. Fortunately, it looks like Palm has finally, finally figured this advertising thing out. Just minutes ago, Palm used a new commercial to debut the brand new slogan for webOS… Read More