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  • Realtime Blabfest With Andrew Keen, John Borthwick, and Kevin Marks

    Earlier today I had a debate about the Realtime Web with author Andrew Keen on a Blogtalk Radio podcast hosted by Supernova’s Howard Greenstein. (It is embedded below if you have an extra hour to spare). Andrew thinks that real time streams such as Twitter are overwhelming and not very helpful for normal people yet. He pulled out the old canard that real time media will never… Read More

  • Nokia E72 gets an in-depth preview

    We always liked the E71 and E71x, despite their being saddled with a less-than-gorgeous S60 OS. Well, the E72 is out there somewhere, being previewed by some very thorough Russians, and it looks like, in my opinion, that they’ve fixed all the wrong problems. Read More

  • AdultSpace now plays friendly with smartphones [NSFW]

    We’ll go ahead and make it clear, for the sake of those who missed the headline: This post is not something you want to peruse in your cubicle. We’ll try to keep the post itself pretty clean, but clicking through just about any of the links within will lead you to pages packed with boobies, wing-wongs, and hoo-has. And yes, I did just use those words on TechCrunch. Back in March… Read More

  • Review: BlackBerry Curve 8520 (T-Mobile)

    John already gave you his “quick look” on the 8520, but a second look never hurt. Take into account the fact that my main phone is the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and you can see why I’m anxious to give you my thoughts on the latest Curve to hit the streets. It’s a budget BlackBerry that skimps on aesthetics, but manages to offer a lot of “must have” features… Read More

  • Schiller responds to Ninjawords debacle

    You and I can rail like a beplagued Job against the unfairness of the Apple store but do we ever get emails from Phil Schiller, Apple senior vice president? John Gruber does. Gruber got an email from Schiller last night after the SVP talked through the Ninjawords debacle with the Application Approval team. As you recall Ninjawords is a dictionary app that seemed to include some saucy language… Read More

  • Leaked Images Of The Facebook Android App Surface


    When Android made its handset debut on the T-Mobile G1 back in October of 2008, a nasty bout of drama between Facebook and Google kept the former from developing on the nascent platform. 9 months later, Facebook took a look at the ever growing number of Android handsets and decided to move past the politics. Work on the Facebook Android app began, with at least one Google engineer lending… Read More

  • Billshrink: T-Mobile myTouch 3G trumps iPhone 3GS, Palm Pre

    With T-Mobile’s latest Android device, the myTouch 3G, now readily available, Billshrink has done what they typically do and released a fancy comparison chart to help you, the consumer, make the right decision about which device to pick. Despite Billshrink’s relationship with T-Mobile, all the info comes directly from each carrier. Let the flame wars begin. Read More

  • BREAKING: Sprint announces the "eco-friendly" Samsung Reclaim

    Let me preface this post by saying that this whole “green movement” is a freaking scam. No company is making it easier for anyone to “go green” and buying a cell phone that’s made with recyclable materials doesn’t do anything for the environment. You’re still plugging it in to charge and they’re still churning them out in the same factory as… Read More

  • The Verizon Touch Pro 2 handled pre-release

    What do we have here? The new hotness? mhmm. The HTC Touch Pro 2 is still a while away from being launched but somehow it was placed in front of a camera lens. Overall, it looks great with a clever eatching of the world on the backplate, a 3.5mm jack on the bottom, and a sleek design when it’s closed. Hopefully the keyboard works as well as it looks. According to the tipster, Verizon… Read More

  • Steering wheel for iPhone — yes, iPhone

    In what may be considered an enormous oversight on Apple’s part, tilt-to-steer racing games require weak technology lovers to hold their arms up in the air for tens of minutes. Tens! No iPhone owner possibly has that kind of upper body strength. A company called CTA Digital knows this and has thankfully developed a racing wheel accessory. Read More

  • Android Handset Rumor Roundup

    The Android world was a simple place for quite some time. You had the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream), the T-Mobile myTouch (HTC Magic).. and that’s about it. But in the span of just a few weeks, everything has managed to go all crazy. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have all (purportedly) jumped up alongside T-Mobile on the bandwagon, each prepping to launch at least one Droid powered handset… Read More

  • Yes, the N97 Mini exists. No, we have no idea why.

    Hey! Have you read our review of the Nokia N97? Do you remember that part where we said “Man! If only they would rerelease this phone slightly smaller a year later, it’d be perfect!”. If you don’t remember that, or if you didn’t read the review, we’ll save you some time: We didn’t say that, because that would be dumb as hell. Nokia disagrees, apparently. Read More

  • Garmin Nuvifone coming in Q4, just in time for people to still not care

    In January of 2008, Garmin announced the Nuvifone. They were a bit light on details at the time (Who would offer it? How much would it cost?) but promised that it would be on the shelves by the third quarter of the same year. Well, that quarter passed. Then the next one. Jump forward a few more, and we’re in the third quarter of the next year – but the phone still isn’t… Read More

  • Rogers hints at 8GB iPhone 3GS

    Will Apple release an 8GB iPhone 3GS? If we’re to believe this photo, sent to BGR from an operative deep inside Canada’s Rogers, then yes. Yes it will. Read More

  • Qik for Android gets video editing, "Speed sharing"

    Just over a month back, an Alpha version of Qik found its way into the Android Market. As the Alpha tag implies, it was a bit of a rough cut; it lacked a number of features found on other ports, and plenty of bugs were abound. Still, it was an important release. As the first live streaming app to make it to the Android platform, it was bound to get some attention. And it did! Early this… Read More

  • Apple censors iPhone dictionary app

    In another fascinating move by the App Store acceptance team (Motto: Lunch is tasty! Is that a butterfly? We like cake.) the Ninjawords pocket dictionary, a $2 app, has been given an 17+ rating after being censored by Apple. This ensures that tittering schoolboys won’t scroll through the app and discover bad words like “tits,” “micturition,” and “enough… Read More

  • myTouch 3G now available in T-Mobile stores

    If you’re ready to ditch that G1 and upgrade to a phone that’s actually good looking (kidding), you better head down to the local T-Mobile establishment. Today is the day that the myTouch 3G finally hits the shelves. Peter found it to be a totally worthy successor to the G1. Of course if you’re still under blood oath to Tmo, you’re going to have to pay a hefty premium… Read More

  • Only in Japan: USB stick lets users watch digital TV on their iPhones

    In Japan, it’s hard to find a cell phone that doesn’t come with a digital TV tuner nowadays. Some of them even have two (so you can watch one program and record another on your phone’s microSD). And some people in this country actually do use these tuners, which means the iPhone is at a disadvantage when compared to domestic phones. Japanese customers could buy an… Read More

  • FYI: There's an Amazon Android app

    So there’s an Amazon app for Android now. That’s all. Features include: * Purchasing using Amazon’s 1-Click® ordering and Amazon Prime
    * Tracking packages or modifying orders using the Your Account feature
    * Receiving personalized recommendations
    * Viewing editorial and customer reviews
    * Getting the Gold Box Deal of the Day
    * Accessing their Wish List Read More

  • Quick Review: Much-hyped Minigore justifies its $1 price tag (but not much more)

    Developed by Mountain Sheep, Minigore was probably the most-hyped $1 iPhone game I’ve seen all summer. Unfortunately, when you hype a game as much as Chillingo did, it comes with a set of expectations. Though Minigore is a mildly entertaining survival shooter, it didn’t entirely hold up to said expectations. The game is simple: you are John Gore and your job is to survive as you… Read More