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  • Hacked Windows Phone 7 emulator demoed on video

    Earlier this morning, the Windows Phone 7 emulator was “unlocked” (so to speak), granting anyone with a few spare minutes and basic tinkering abilities an opportunity to get a look at a bunch of stuff Microsoft didn’t originally include. Not everyone is prepped and ready to get their hack on, though. Maybe you’re on a Mac. Maybe it’s Friday and you just… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 emulator hacked. Sweet, sweet secrets spill out.

    As anyone in the history of ever who has ever written a single line of code that might be subject to hacking knows, the only way to keep something “hidden” in an application is to just not include it at all. Sure, you can obfuscate the hell out of it out in the source code, or add some crazy configuration value that enables it; just don’t expect either of those to work for… Read More

  • Ready for Windows Mobile 6.5 on your Sprint Touch Pro2? The upgrade is now available

    Here it is, folks! Its been a few long months for Sprint fans toting Touch Pro2’s, given that the same device on all of the other carriers saw upgrades to Windows Mobile 6.5 months ago while their own Pro2s stayed back at WinMo 6.1. We knew the update was coming sometime in March, and then we pinned the date down to some more specific: today. Read More

  • Palm: We coulda been a contender

    In Greek tragedy, the flaw of hubris was the decisive plot point that brought down many great men. Palm, then, is the Oedipus of a modern tragedy, their efforts to rebuild hampered by a failure to see past their own greatness and a refusal to enter the market on the market’s terms. To be honest, I was a Palm fan, then I wasn’t a Palm fan, and now am part of the chorus of voices… Read More

  • Sad Clown: Users having problems with the touchscreens on the AT&T Nexus One?

    We’ve had a few interesting reports of folks having huge problems with the AT&T Nexus Ones. Here we see a lad tap-tap-tapping away, unable to get anything pressed. Read More

  • Blackberry 6.0 screens leaked?

    I’m calling BS on these but it looks like these are screenshots for BlackBerry OS 6.0 complete with widgets out the wazoo. Clearly the thought here is to bring BB into the 21st century, a move that’s sorely needed by BlackBerry’s current sad sack OS. The fact that there are no other specs point to some kind of leaked app and little more. Read More

  • Confirmed: HTC will announce at least one device next week at CTIA

    The stars are all starting to align around the launch of the HTC Supersonic happening at CTIA. If yesterday’s report from the Wall Street Journal wasn’t enough for you, check out this line pulled directly from CTIA press materials: Read More

  • Bad News: Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid has been delayed

    Bad news, everyone! Remember that Droid update that was supposed to hit today? The one that was supposed to bring Android 2.1 and all of its wonderful features? Yeah, erm, about that.. It’s been delayed. Read More

  • Review: BugMe for iPhone

    I’m not a Getting Things Done kind of guy. I’ve never understood people who live and die by their Franklin Planners. I’ve never understood the huge proliferation of scheduling and reminder applications for the various computing platforms I’ve used over the years. I’ll reveal my secret at the end, but for now we’re going to take a look at BugMe, a… Read More

  • Copy and paste coming to Windows Phone 7 later down the road?

    Microsoft has taken a very Apple-esque approach to the development and launch of Windows Phone 7. Now, before anyone tears into me in the comments with some crazy knee-jerk response, think about it for a second. Developed in the utmost of secrecy? Check. Closed-wall app store? Check. Minimalist user interface? Check. Apple also has a tendency to speak out against things that their product… Read More

  • Verizon to launch the HTC Incredible within 2 weeks?

    Oh, HTC Incredible, you just can’t stay off the Internet, can you? We’ve seen you in not one, but two series of spy shots, we’ve seen you leak out in alternative color schemes — hell, we’ve even spotted you roaming around Verizon’s inventory system. We sure are seeing a lot of you — and you know what? We don’t mind one bit. According to the… Read More