Mobile

The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Innov8 with AT&T-friendly innards passes through the FCC

    Even without any sort of US Carrier availability, the Samsung Innov8 managed to crack at least one of our Top Picks of 2008 lists. As usual, however, the fact that it’s superb doesn’t equate to it being easy to buy. Fortunately, it looks like that might be changing. Amazon just started peddling the International Version this morning, but with an oh-so-hefty $799 price tag. If… Read More

  • Rumor: Casio Exilim cameraphone coming to Verizon

    Spyshots of a supposed Verizon-branded Casio Exilim camera-phone have surfaced on a Korean blog.  The images (posted by a random forum member) of this rumored clamshell device reveal that it will include a 5.1mp camera…and not much else. Read More

  • Samsung S8300 AMOLED Touchscreen Slider lacks kitchen sink

    While I can’t say I agree with the color scheme (Orange and black? I can’t decide whether it looks like a Halloween toy or a cheap pair of Reeboks), it looks like Samsung has managed one hell of an engineering feat with the just-leaked S8300. According to DailyMobile.se, this thing comes packed tight with a 2.8″ WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 8 megapixel camera with autoflash… Read More

  • T-Mobile to gift G1 owners with extended batteries?

    This one’s going to be shaky until T-Mobile makes an official statement or the first delivery is made, but it’s a nice enough idea that we figured it was worth a mention. GoogleAndBlog is reporting that T-Mobile is looking to pacify the complaints on the G1’s dismal battery by hooking up customers with a bigger, badder one. Read More

  • iPhone vs. OPhone: the side-by-side comparison

    Oh OPhone, you somber siren. You’ve managed to steal the throne from the HTC Touch HD in the realm of phones we want but will probably never get. You’re just as pretty, but with the added bonus of running Android rather than Windows Mobile. Alas, you’re probably never going to find your way out of China. Why must you tease us so, Lenovo? Looking to make our hearts pang a… Read More

  • RIM patents funky winged keypad design

    Apparently tired of having to conform keyboards to the shape of their devices, RIM is looking for ways to break out. According to a patent that just started its trek through the approval process, one concept floating around the is a fold out “Wing” keypad. Read More

  • Leaked 2009 Rogers/Fido roadmap is packed to the brim with smartphones

    Yo dawg – Rogers heard you liked smartphones, so they put smartphones in your smartphone so you can smartphone while you smartphone. But seriously, if you’re a smartphone fan on Rogers/Fido, your brain might just melt in 2009. HoFo-goer clearskies08 managed to sneak spy shots throughout the entirety of the recent employee-only roadmap presentation, bringing back just shy of 30… Read More

  • Sling Media bumps up Windows Mobile support for SlingPlayer Mobile

    Do you loves you some Sling Player Mobile? Ready to toss your old WinMo handset for a fresh one, but feelin’ a bit worried that Sling wont play friendly with the new guy? Good news! Sling Media has bumped up their Windows Mobile support, adding compatibility for 4 new resolutions across at least 15 new devices. Read More

  • SnaptureFlash adds light to your shots, bulk to your iPhone

    Sick of the lack of flash on the iPhone? No, not that flash – the other one. The one for pictures. Snapture has come up with a new solution: the SnaptureFlash, a slip-on case with a Xenon flash built-in. While the idea is novel, the execution isn’t without its faults. Read More

  • XSKN iPhone Nano cases go up for sale, rumor mill catches fire

    We remain dubious of the existence of an iPhone Nano, but case manufacturer XSKN has gone and taken things out of the concept renders stage we saw last week. It’s one thing to draw up some mockups based on rumors and put them on your site – even if it ends up not existing, you’ll get a sudden spike in traffic and whole bunch of Google Juice. But to actually put cases up for sale? Read More

  • iControlPad iPhone/Touch gamepad slips into production

    Sure – for all I know, it may be a while before we see a whole lot of support for the iControlPad gamepad making its way into various applications (besides the emulators, many of which already support it). And, yes, Apple might never, ever acknowledge its existence in any official manner. All that said, man do I want one. Read More

  • HP's iPrint Photo for the iPhone, iPod touch: Print your photos wirelessly!

    HP has a quick and dirty little iPhone (and iPod touch) application that may interest you. It’s free, too! Read More

  • ScrollMotion partners with major publishers to turn popular books into iPhone apps

    Tired of lugging around paperbacks, but don’t feel like dropping the extra change for a standalone e-book reader when you already own an iPhone? ScrollMotion has announced that they’ve partnered with Random House, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, Penguin Group USA and Hachette to begin selling e-books repackaged as iPhone applications, or “books-as-apps”. Serving… Read More

  • Angry mob attacks Nokia store in India

    Nokia’s maps caused a big stir in Jabalpur city, India, because they show Kashmir as being part of Pakistan. Led by members of the youth wing of BJP, one of India’s political parties, an angry mob seized Nokia handsets from a local store and set them on fire. Take that, Nokia! The local BJP legislator claimed Nokia’s transgression was “a case of anti-nationalism. Read More

  • Nokia N79 Firmware update packs a punch

    We’ve seen plenty of firmware updates hit plenty of devices in our time, but the newest N79 update puts them all to shame. Seriously – it’s fourteen pages long, by print preview’s count. Besides new versions of N-Gage and Mail for Exchange, the rest of the list is made up of bug fixes and tweaks. Now, one might be tempted to give Nokia a bit of flack for letting so… Read More

  • Elevation Partners Pours $100 Million More Into Palm. How's That Nova Running?

    Can Palm’s upcoming operating system, Nova, revive the fortunes of the flagging company? Palm’s biggest investor, Elevation Partners, is putting $100 million into that Nova, after already spending $325 million for 25 percent of the company last year. Maybe all Palm needs is a really good tune-up, but it is going to be tough to go up against all the newly-polished goodness coming… Read More

  • Nokia Launches Ovi Mail On Lower End Phones

    Robin Wauters at TechCrunch writes: Earlier this morning, Nokia released a public beta version of its Mail on Ovi service, which enables users to sign up for a free e-mail account directly from their Series 40 handsets. The new service is available worldwide and available in a dozen languages, after a test period of one month during which users in India, Malaysia and the Philippines were able… Read More

  • Android's coming on-screen keyboard demoed on video

    Be warned, folks: the video contains so much action-packed keyboarding that your face might just blow right off your head. There’s keyboarding car chases, keyboarding shoot-outs .. it’s a non-stop fiesta of fingermashing fury. Fine. It’s none of that. It is a video of the new on-screen keyboard from the work-in-progress “Cupcake” roadmap for Android, running on a G1. Read More

  • Android-powered Garmin devices coming second-half of '09

    2009 is set to be Google’s Androids big year with more and more manufacturers jumping on the open-source platform. Garmin has at least one smartphone slated for the second-half of ’09 release and with perhaps more on the way. We’re still too far away from the launch for exact details. There is a chance that the mobile might not see a Stateside release as the tidbit… Read More

  • Interview: Tracy DeMiroz, VP of Marketing at Skyfire

    I spent a few minutes earlier this week chatting with Tracy DeMiroz, the VP of Marketing for Skyfire. Skyfire is a free mobile browser for Windows Mobile and Symbian, and the only browser of the bunch to support Flash, Silverlight, and a number of other technologies generally reserved for desktop browsers. With Skyfire now open to the world and quickly approaching a 1.0 release, I figured it… Read More