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  • Rumor: BlackBerry 8900 pricing revealed

    After over 6 months of rumbling around the rumor mill, the T-Mobile-branded BlackBerry 8900 is almost upon us. We’ve got purported release dates (January 19th for corporate users, February 11th for the general public) and we’ve had the specs for ages, so there was really only one thing left: the pricing. ‘Till now, of course. Read More

  • Thief caught red-handed with $90,000 worth of laptops and Sony Ericsson prototypes

    Okay, first three rules of stealing: A) Don’t steal, B) Don’t steal from your employer – not only are they the hand that feeds, but they’ve got your name on all kinds of lists, and C) Don’t friggin’ steal limited run prototypes that only certain people have access to. When a bunch of junk went missing from the Sony Ericsson labs in Lund, Sweden earlier… Read More

  • Apple dismounts from high horse, approves 3rd Party Browsers

    Whoa! Has Apple just changed its mind on one of the lamest policies plaguing its App Store? In the weeks after the App Store submission process went live, a number of developers got a big smack in the face from Cupertino. After spending hundreds of hours developing their wares, they were turned away for offering features too similar to Apple’s own offerings, or “duplicate… Read More

  • Dell set to unleash killer smartphone?

    The smartphone market used to be reserved just to business types and nerds, but now everyone wants an iPhone or Palm Pre; Dell likely wants a piece of that action and might have a smartphone ready. It could be unveiled as soon next month at 3GSM or the Mobile World Congress. But does Dell have the goods needed to make a killer smartphone that stands out from the cool kids? The Palm Pre made a… Read More

  • Offerpal coming to the iPhone within weeks

    Contrary to stories of overnight fortunes and money-printing fart machines, making money with an iPhone app can be tough. Thus far, your primary options are to charge for it (risky, unless your app is amazing or you manage to pull in a decent amount of coverage), or to place advertisements in the app (which, depending on your users, ad placement, and app usage could work out to big money or… Read More

  • Slacker for iPhone now available

    When we had our surprise hands-on with the Slacker for iPhone application a few days ago, the rep mentioned that it could be available “as soon as tomorrow”. Well, just a mere 5 tomorrows later, their prophecy has come true. Apple has greenlit the application, and now nothing stands between you and the customized internet radio goodness. Read More

  • Hold your breath! Report states iPhone Nano coming in June!

    According to Chinese-language Economic Daily News a chip manufacturer is going to receive microchip orders from Apple sometime in March which must mean that we should see an iPhone Nano sometime around June. Right? It must. Maybe. Read More

  • Motorola to cut handset division by half?

    Our compadres over at Phone Scoop have it on good word that Motorola will cut up to half of their handset division in an upcoming round of layoffs. This move wouldn’t surprise us considering the number of lackluster devices to come out of the company since the popular RAZR was released. All other divisions of Motorola seem to be in the clear. Read More

  • Rumor: Large touch screen iPhone/Pre killer coming (soon?) from HTC

    According to a senior Telstra exec., HTC is planning to release a touch-centric, iPhone/Pre competitor killer in Q2 2009.  The device is said to operate on a combination of Android and some HTC-made Linux tie-ins, and is expected to have the largest screen to date on any HTC device (currently 3.8″ is the biggest). In response to seeing Palm’s newest darling – Pre – at… Read More

  • 13-year-old girl sends 14,528 text messages in a single month

    Man alive! This young lady sent an astonishing 14,528 text messages in a single month, embarrassing her entire family, yes, but giving the New York Post the opportunity to use “lol” and “omg” in its story. It’s a great paper, really. The girl, 13-year-old Reina, from California, sent the texts during her winter break because she was “bored.” Reading a… Read More

  • Palm Pre pricing update: $399 is indeed sans contract

    When the rumor mill set the Palm Pre pricing at $399, outcries of shenanigans were shouted through the halls of CES (and the comment corners of MobileCrunch.) It just didn’t make sense: Both Palm and Sprint need this phone to be a success – if it’s out of everyone’s mid-slump price range, it’s not going to do any good for anyone. Turns out, the rumor was… Read More

  • Extra, extra: Full 2009 HTC lineup outed (maybe)

    Ah, the Interwebs.  A magical land of glorious product-outing forums like PPCGeeks, where user Arlen was kind enough to post 25 leaked images of what are supposedly HTC’s “full” 2009 lineup of devices. Unfortunately, there is not a lot information about any of the particular handsets other than that 2 of them are apparently headed to AT&T (Topaz, Barium), 2 of ‘em… Read More

  • Full video of the Palm Pre keynote now available

    Just can’t get enough Pre? Want to experience the magic of being at the presentation from the comforts of your arm chair? You’re in luck. Palm captured the presentation in its entirety, and it’s now available online. With the Apple MacWorld keynote being relatively lackluster (and, perhaps most importantly, Jobs-less), Palm’s timing and execution of this press event… Read More

  • LG recalling popular Incite phone, dozens affected

    If you’ve been under a rock for the past month you might have missed the news about the AT&T Incite, a phone. Well, that phone is now going to be recalled due to some software problems so if you bought one you’d best get thyself to the AT&Tery. Mobility Today has some original documents describing the recall. We received some information that the LG Incite has been recalled… Read More

  • Palm Pre to get its own "App Catalog"

    With the Palm Pre rocking a brand spankin’ new OS and an entirely new development platform, it was pretty foreseeable that Palm would eventually announce plans for a central application store. Apple’s doing it, Google’s doing it, RIM is doing it – if you don’t have an App Store of your own, you’ve got nothing. Sure enough, Palm has gone ahead and announced… Read More

  • Devastating rumor puts Sprint's Palm Pre at $399 at launch

    What’s the quickest way to kill any momentum you might have built up in the past 24 hours, Palm? How about pricing the Pre at $399, as this rumor currently zipping around the Internet suggests? A Russian, who is apparently Mr. Credible for having reported on the death of the RAZR 3, says that Palm will price the Pre at $399 when it launches on Sprint in a few months. That’s $100… Read More

  • Palm Pre Hands On: The Movie

    Here it is, folks – our video of the Palm Pre in its factory-made flesh, mere inches away from our lens. We intended for this to go live at the same time as our primary hands on, but the winds just wouldn’t blow in our favor. We shot the video, brought it back for editing.. and then things broke, USB drives were lost, and the video was 1 minute too long for YouTube (which we found… Read More

  • Thin is in: Skype lite (beta) launches for Android, 100+ Java-enabled phones

    Skype announced today that it has released a new “thin” client – Skype lite (beta) – available for Android-powered devices and over 100 other Java-enabled handsets from the likes of Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG.  The launch of Skype lite also marks the first time a mobile version of the app is available for use in the US. Read More

  • Slacker for iPhone coming "as soon as tomorrow"

    Hungry for some Slacker streaming radio on your iPhone? The BlackBerry app just became available earlier today, and it looks like they’re already prepped to go live on Apple’s finest. We ran into a Slacker rep tonight at the ShowStoppers CES event, said some magic words, and were presented with Slacker for iPhone in all of its glory – and we’ve got the screenshots to… Read More

  • "Hands on" with the Palm Pre

    Seeing as everyone in the blogging world is scrambling to get up a Hands-on article on the Palm Pre, I’ll go ahead and say this now: if anyone claims to have gotten a true hands-on, they’re probably lying. We just got back from a post-announcement, closed doors Palm event where a handful of Pres were being demonstrated. While we could touch the phones, we couldn’t actually… Read More