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  • RIM releases developer tools and emulator for BlackBerry Storm

    So you’ve dipped your feet into iPhone and Android development, but aren’t really feeling either platform? Got an idea you think a carrier or two would pick up for the BlackBerry Application Center? Time to get crackin’. Now that the Storm is on its way to the starting block, RIM has released the development tools needed to get an application up and running on the handset. Read More

  • Verizon and Vodafone (Update: and Telus!) finally speak up about the Storm

    At long last, Verizon and Vodafone have officially acknowledged that they plan to offer the Storm in the coming weeks. Prepped to fit the needs of the enterprise user who may be tempted to sway from RIM, this much-coveted handset is the first touchscreen BlackBerry. With the 480×360 screen, 3.2 mp autofocus camera, Bluetooth 2.0, “ClickThrough” user selection for a… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 will be able to unlock the new SAAB

    Embracing a concept found in just about every spy movie ever made, Sony Ericsson and SAAB have announced that the Xperia X1 will be able to communicate with the SAAB 9-X Air concept car, controlling some of the basic functionality (Read: No, you can’t drive with it.) Directly from the handset’s panel system, 9X-AIR/X1 owners will be able to: Lock/Unlock the doors Control… Read More

  • BlackBerry Media Sync coming to Macs

    After years of clamoring from Mac users who feel a bit left out in terms of software support, it looks like RIM is finally getting on the ball. BoyGenius has managed to get his hands on an early edition of BlackBerry Media Sync for Mac, and all is lookin’ … well, early. It’s limited to playlist and music library syncing at the moment, without much in the way of video, photo… Read More

  • Verizon BlackBerry Storm commercial hits the airwaves

    Anybody who is considered the “geek” amongst their less tech-minded peers best look out. The BlackBerry Storm has made its way to the moving picture box, and they decided to go all Coen Brothers with the ending. For the next week or two, you get to deal with a constant stream of “Hey! Hey! You like computers! What’s on the other side of the Storm?!” from anyone… Read More

  • Sorry, US. No Touch HD for you.

    You hear that crashing sound? Those are my hopes and dreams, shattering. Yesterday on Twitter, HTC announced that they have no plans to bring the Touch HD to US soil: sad news, US. we looked into it- by the time we could bring Touch HD to the states, it would be old news. we do have other cool stuff coming That’s really too bad. This was a really, really nice looking handset. After pawing… Read More

  • Forget The Blackberry “Application Center.” The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone’s App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps. What makes it better than the official BlackBerry App Center (besides the name), is that apps in the BerryStore work across both old and new BlackBerries alike (not just… Read More

  • Forget The Blackberry "Application Center." The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone’s App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps. What makes it better than the official BlackBerry App Center (besides the name), is that apps in the BerryStore work across both old and new BlackBerries alike (not just… Read More

  • Hands on: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Pantech and AT&T just announced the C610 a few hours ago, and we’ve already splayed one out for the world to see. For only setting you back $49 bucks with contract (or $0, in some markets), the handset is surprisingly easily on the eyes. It’s obviously not going to be a bar-setter, but with 3G, assisted GPS, AT&T Video Share, microSD, Bluetooth, and a 1.3 megapixel… Read More

  • Got vacation photos to show off? Send them to the T-Mobile CAMEO picture frame

    As much as I love the idea of digital picture frames, they don’t really do me all that much good. Once the nail is in and the frame is up, I forget about it. There it sits for months at a time with but a handful of pictures, doing little more than three or four standard frames and 62 cents worth of Costco prints could. With that in mind, T-Mobile’s soon-to-be-announced CAMEO… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm User Guide leaked

    With there still being about a month more to wait before the BlackBerry Storm hits the shelves (be it that the early November launch rumors hold true), what can anxious soon-to-be Storm owners do to pass the time? They could write haikus, comparing their love for the Storm’s touchscreen to a springtime breeze. They could also make a papercraft version of the BlackBerry Storm, jam… Read More

  • Rumor: T-Mobile to introduce sans-contract postpaid options tomorrow

    Back in July, word around the rumor mill was that T-Mobile was all set to roll out month-to-month postpaid options come August 6th. The big day came and went without any new contractual options, nary a word from Old Magenta. According to TmoNews, it may have just been pushed back a bit. Their sources are a bit shaky, but they’ve got reason to believe that T-Mo will be adding monthly… Read More

  • GameFly launches mobile-optimized site for on-the-go management

    GameFly, which is perhaps most easily explained as the NetFlix of the gaming world, today launched a new version of their site specifically optimized for mobile handsets. Through the magic of user agent detection, getting to the mobile site is a one step process: just type the standard GameFly.com address into the browser of any mobile handset. Once there, users can search through the… Read More

  • Instinct gets a firmware upgrade, browser gets a bit of polish

    Over the weekend, Instinct owners discovered they had a new patch awaiting them courtesy of Sprint and Samsung. Anxiously awaiting the patch that will bring keyboard support to Java applications on the Instinct? This isn’t it. It does, however, give the browser a bit of much needed love. According to the patch notes (available after the jump), this release (BH29 – catchy name… Read More

  • iPhone 2.2 firmware has Google Street View, Emoji, Auto-Correction toggle hidden inside

    Just a few days ago, iPhone developers started receiving a test version of the iPhone 2.2 software. Oddly, the only item Apple chose to list in the patch notes was “compatibility testing” – no mention of new features, specific bug fixes, or, well, anything. Tired of staring at this list of lies, the craftier amongst the crowd decided to delve a bit deeper. So far… Read More

  • Can't wait for the T-Mobile G1? Play with a virtual one

    So you’ve pre-ordered your G1, and now you don’t know what to do with yourself? You could install the Android SDK and get to know the platform itself a bit better – but you’d have to tape a little paper G1 cutout around the emulator window to really give it that special feel. Cell Phone Signal found a better different solution. It’s not a fully functional… Read More

  • Kingston 8GB microSDHC Giveaway: Final 3 winners

    Congratulations to the three final winners in our 8GB microSDHC Mobility Kit giveaway spree: Riles, Syclone1978, and Nate. Check your inboxes for details on how to claim your bounty. I loves me some giveaways, so hopefully we’ll have more goods to hand out to our lovely readers in the near future. Thanks to Kingston for setting us up with the cards. Read More

  • Fring brings Skype and other VoIP services to iPhone

    After 6 months of not-quite-official availability for those of us with jailbroken iPhones, Fring, a free mobile Voice-over-IP service (VoIP), has made its way to the App Store. With that, a day that some said would never come has arrived: Skype calls can now be made on the iPhone, no hacks required. Beyond the Skype functionality (which I imagine would be its most popular use), Fring also lets… Read More

  • HP has a new WinMo 6.1 Touchscreen handset in the works – return of the Oak?

    Back in January, word got out of a new WinMo 6.1 touchscreen handset floating around the Hewlett Packard labs. Called the Oak and tentatively set for a September launch on Vodafone, it had a number pad on its face and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard packed away underneath. Unfortunately, all’s been mum on the matter since the initial leak. September came and went, and the Oak didn’t… Read More

  • Sprint finds potential buyers for Nextel

    As Nextel continues to hemorrhage customers, Sprint is still trying to push it (and the accumulated debts) on someone else. According to the WSJ, they’ve received a handful of inquiries as of late. Amongst those said to be interested are Latin American iDEN carrier NII, and private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. Just three years ago, Sprint snapped up Nextel for $35 billion. Now… Read More