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  • A new HTC Android phone surfaces on the rumornets

    We know that there are going to be dozens of Android handsets out there within a year, so why shouldn’t they start popping up all over the place? Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that many of these phones will be as exciting as the Hero or Rachel, as this rumored HTC handset shows. It was natural with the G1, myTouch, and others that Android should start in the high end and work its… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm 2, now with less suck

    Crackberry has some hot video of the Storm 2, RIM’s follow-up to the abysmal Storm. This new model has a less clicky screen with better keyboard and it’s slightly thinner. It also has dedicated call buttons. No word on Wi-Fi, though. via Giz Read More

  • Apple sold 5.2 million iPhones last quarter

    Haters be damned: like it or not, the iPhone just won’t stop selling. This quarter’s results, boosted by the release of the iPhone 3GS, absolutely demolished results of quarter’s past (well, except for Q4 of last year). Fresh off today’s Apple’s earnings call for the third fiscal quarter of 2009: Apple pushed 5.2 million iPhones between April 1st and June 30th, 2009. Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve 8520 set to launch on August 5th

    Dying to get your hands on some optical-trackpad BlackBerry goodness? Looks like you won’t be waiting too much longer. After 3 long months of having the Blackberry Curve 8520 dangled in front of our face leak after leak, a release date has finally slipped out. According to the slide above, obtained by BlackBerryRocks, this thing ought to hit the shelves at all of the regular T-Mobile… Read More

  • Namco jumps into the crowded sea of iPhone game developers

    How many different ways can the iPhone pie be split? Namco just joined the leagues of gaming developers with iPhone-exclusive gaming shops. Touch Arcade reports that Namco is creating an “Apple Games” division, and will kick off the venture with a new version of the classic arcade franchise, Pac-Man, with Pac-Man Remix. The new division’s General Manager will be former… Read More

  • Rural Cellular Association agrees: Verizon's new exclusivity deal sucks

    Just a few days ago, Verizon announced a change to the way they’d handle exclusive handset deals: rather than holding on to all of their exclusive handsets for years and years, they’d let any small carrier (defined as any carrier with under 500,000 customers) offer the same phones after a 6-month absolute exclusivity period. It was a move in the right direction, but it was still… Read More

  • Motorola Morrison gets pictured, Android and all

    While this is by no means the first time Motorola’s up-and-coming QWERTY-slidin’ Morrison handset has been caught on camera, it is the first time it’s been caught with Android on the screen. All past rumors had indicated that this one was headed for T-Mobile and was rockin’ the Droid – both of which are more or less completely confirmed at this point. The black… Read More

  • Review: Worms for the iPhone will disappoint even the series' biggest fans

    Team17 completely blew it with Worms for the iPhone (iTunes link). I was running around the house screaming my head off like my team had just won the Super Bowl when I found out Worms was coming to this handset. When I finally got to playing it, it was as though the clock was reset to 0:10 left and the opposing team just hit a last-minute field goal, crushing my hopes and dreams. That’s… Read More

  • Phone Slipper protects your phone and holds your money

    Something like this may have been done before in some capacity or another, but the basic idea of the Phone Slipper is a pocket on the back of a silicone phone case that holds your cash and credit cards in lieu of having to carry your wallet around. That’s actually not a bad idea. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson "Rachel" is the XPERIA X3, Specs leaked

    Oh man, Expansys. Either you’ve got someone who doesn’t know how to punch in embargo dates properly, or whoever is in charge of determining when your product pages go live likes to live on the edge. Expansys has leaked or confirmed details on more handsets than we’ll even bother to count. This time around, they’ve shined a light on Sony Ericsson’s first (and… Read More

  • Unboxing: T-Mobile myTouch 3G

    Here it is, folks. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G, the second Android device to hit US shores from HTC. John already reviewed the Hero, which is more or less the same device under the hood aside from the Sense UI. The only noticeable difference I can see on the myTouch 3G is the build of Cupcake it carries, COC10. Packaging is quite nice and comes with a set of earbuds, USB to 3.5mm adapter… Read More

  • "World's Sexiest App"? Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Now Clutch Themselves On The iPhone.

    The print magazine business isn’t doing so hot right now, but Sports Illustrated might just have found a new business model: selling an iPhone app featuring models from its 2009 Swimsuit Issue. Although the Swimsuit issue came out in February, the app just hit the iTunes store today (iTunes link). Marketed as the “World’s Sexiest App” with a 17+ age rating, it… Read More

  • Palm looking for a 3D graphics engineer for WebOS. Take a hint.

    Here’s an interesting job opening at Palm, posted exclusively on recruitment network Mary Margaret: apparently the company is looking for a graphics engineer who will work on webOS, the Linux-powered operating system that powers the Pre. More specifically, the company is looking for a Game Frameworks Engineer with development experience in the game industry and preferably with knowledge… Read More

  • Review: T-Mobile Dash 3G

    The short version: A solid, compact WinMo smartphone that’s capable of a lot, but can’t really compete with the others on the market. The Dash 3g is the successor to the Dash (obviously), which was a good phone back in the day, though limited by Windows Mobile as many phones are. The Dash 3G has its strengths, and shares some of its predecessor’s weaknesses, but more… Read More

  • What is Sprint planning for August 6?

    I’m not sure, but we’ll find out on August 6 at 8AM ET when Dan Hesse reveals Sprint’s green initiative plans and other “several important announcements” in NYC. Read More

  • Crippled Chinese iPhone coming in September

    Fortune is reporting that China Unicorn will launched the crippled iPhone without Wi-Fi in September. The crippled iPhones are being made by Foxconn in China. The phones will be crippled to follow China’s guidelines on high-speed mobile Internet access. Should be fun. Read More

  • Oops! Customer orders BlackBerry Tour from Sprint, gets a Verizon-branded Tour instead

    When the UPS man dropped off Crackberry user Kurpaige‘s brand new Tour from Sprint, it was a matter of seconds before the gadget was in hand. The shipping box was torn to shreds, now little more than a pile of tape and corrugated cardboard. The paper packaging was thrown aside, and the Sprint-branded box delicately dismantled. There it was, in all of its glory: a Verizon-brand… Read More

  • Review: HTC Hero

    There is a fairly standard montage in the canon of bad 80s movies. It involves the protagonist(s) working hard to build/do/invent something to beat the stuck up and dismissive antagonists. See, for example, Summer Rental, a John Candy vehicle in which Candy and crew convert a seafood restaurant that was originally a boat back into a boat in order to win a big, rich boat race against snobs. Read More

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software for OS X coming in September (!!!!!)

    RIM has been blasted for years about not have a native OS X BlackBerry application but that should stop in September when BlackBerry Desktop Software will be released. The program will do just about everything BlackBerry addicts expect with syncing of iTunes playlists, calenders, contacts, notes, tasks, along with adding and removing software. Plus, the app will be able to backup and… Read More

  • What is the HTC "Mega" Series?

    Dang, Wi-Fi alliance. You guys should be bloggers. First you accidentally out the Samsung Behold 2, and now you’ve spilled the beans on something called the HTC “MEGA” series. So, what do we know about this “MEGA” product? A whole lot of nothing, really. It looks like the certification has since been changed to read “PB74 Series”, so we’re… Read More