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  • Palm WebOS update released, still no iTunes support

    The latest version of the WebOS was released today, with some minor improvements to the bluetooth, email, and the calendar. They still haven’t worked out that pesky iTunes problem though. As far as updates go, this one isn’t terribly exciting. Palm added support to phone downloads from the Amazon music store (you used to have to use WiFi), backed up your bookmarks to your profile… Read More

  • New Verizon HTC Imagio shots surface, release date still unknown

    Half the fun of waiting for a new phone to be released is meticulously combing the internet for every minute little detail: specifications, what comes in the box, hell – even just a picture from an angle you haven’t seen before. If what I’ve described sounds a touch too familiar for comfort and your current mobile obsession is Verizon’s forthcoming HTC Imagio, then get… Read More

  • HTC Desire gets FCC and Wi-Fi Alliance approval – Verizon bound?

    Uh oh! Looks like the Motorola Sholes isn’t the only Android-totin’ kid hanging around on Verizon’s block. According to BGR, Verizon’s cracking away at an HTC-made Android handset called Desire, which they plan to launch shortly after the standard approvals and regulations are dotted and crossed. And what do you know? Both the FCC and the Wi-Fi Alliance just gave it… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve 8530 sneaks into Verizon's inventory

    Now, now. Don’t get too excited. Verizon tends to put stuff into their inventory months and months earlier than they need to. You can, however, get a little bit excited: this more or less confirms that the low-end (but still Wi-Fi enabled!) BlackBerry Curve 8530 is coming to Verizon.. you know, eventually. In fact, it look like it’ll be coming in two colors: one black, the… Read More

  • Which cell phone provider has the best customer service? You might be surprised

    Given how much people depend on their mobile phones these days, it’s pretty much catastrophic when they stop working. Most these days don’t have a traditional land-line, so when your phone stops working, you lose touch with the world. So which carrier has the best customer service? Who can you depend on to help you in your hour of need? Read More

  • Android-powered Motorola Sholes clears the FCC

    Ah – there we are. Just as the long rumored Motorola Sholes started to slip off the radar after failing to make an appearance at Motorola’s big (read: somewhat underwhelming) Android announcement earlier this month, it has moseyed its way right through the FCC. Now that the FCC has verified that the Sholes wont melt your brain or ruin all nearby radio equipment, when can we expect… Read More

  • New Zealand law poised to ban GPS, e-mail, etc. on in-car cellphones

    A well-meaning law, yes, but one that just misses the mark. I refer to, of course (as if you have any idea what I’m talking about), the Road User Amendment Rule 2009 in New Zealand. It would make it illegal to use a cellphone as a navigation device while inside a car. Read More

  • iPhone no longer exclusive to O2 in the UK, heads to Orange ‘later this year’

    Some pretty big iPhone news to share with y’all this morning: the iPhone will no longer be exclusive to O2 over in the UK, becoming available on Orange “later this year.” So for all of you in the U.S. who one day hope to see the iPhone on a different wireless provider (like, say, Verizon Wireless, differences between CDMA and GSM notwithstanding), well, you now have a precedent. Read More

  • Tricked out Acer A1 Android phone makes an appearance on Expansys’ German site

    The Acer A1 has shown up over on Expansys’ German web site for 390 Euro ($571). The availability just says “Pre-order” so no word on when it’s actually shipping. Under the hood, there’s an impressive array of bells and whistles: 768MHz Qualcomm CPU, Android Donut, 512MB of ROM, 256MB of RAM, 3.5-inch 800×480 touchscreen, 7.2 Mbps download speeds, GPS… Read More

  • HulloMail Launches Visual Voicemail App For BlackBerry

    Voicemail. You hate it. We hate it. Damn near everyone hates it – at least, we all hate it in its current form. It’s an antiquated system desperately hobbling on its last leg in an industry where technology moves forward at a nearly absurd rate. While our phones get bigger and better each and every month, our voicemail system has, for the most part, remained the same for over a… Read More

  • Apple rejects "iSinglePayer" app for being "politically charged"

    It’s tempting, in these cases, to look on Apple as a sort of mother figure. They keep the apps in the app store wholesome, keep you from growing hair on your palms, and prevent you from being exposed to anything that might be controversial or fun on any terms but theirs. Actually, I’m going to give into the temptation – Apple takes a smothering mother role to the iPhone… Read More