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  • AT&T refreshes their deck with Yahoo! oneSearch

    Giving in to the fact that every WAP deck any carrier has ever made in house is just about useless, AT&T has refreshed their deck with Yahoo’s oneSearch at its core. Search for a movie, it gives you local show times. Search for a sports team, it looks for current games and reports scores. Tell oneSearch you’re having a bad day, and oneSearch will tell you that you’re… Read More

  • MAXroam v2: Full data all over the place

    The inimitable Pat Phelan has just announced MAXroam v2, an upgrade and improved version of his popular MAXroam SIM. The service now offers more roaming options along with data plans. From his blog: Data roaming – from 0.005/kb
    USA Roaming – from €0.39 per minute
    These are two huge milestones for us, USA as it the most visited country by global cellular customers and Data as its… Read More

  • T-Mobile’s 3G turned on early in Philadelphia

    Know what I learned the last time I was in Philadelphia? Ben Franklin invented EVERYTHING. So it may be that Mr. Franklin is behind the surprise early launch of T-Mobile’s 3G service in his fair city. A post left yesterday on HowardForums details the adventures of one young man unexpectedly enjoying “800-1000kbps download and 200-300kbps upload” speeds. While some… Read More

  • N96 and N78 get Fring support

    Bummed out because the N78 doesn’t offer VoIP compatability right out of the box? Fear not – Fring has got you covered. Apparently using their own VoIP client rather than the Nokia-made client (which Nokia decided not to build into the latest N-series devices) required by other services, Fring has added support for both the N78 and the N96. If you’ve got an N78 or by some sort… Read More

  • Nokia falls short of their own predictions for Q3

    Anybody hedging bets on Nokia’s Q3 market share results at the local mobile market gambling hall based off of the company’s previous predictions might want to see if they can weasel their way out. Where as Nokia previously predicted that their third quarter sales would be right on par with those of the second, they’re now warning folks that it may come in a bit lower than… Read More

  • T-Mobile launches the Sony Ericsson TM506

    Oh, hey! It’s the SE TM506, that pretty little green 3G flip we mentioned a few weeks back. Last anybody knew, it was set to launch sometime in early September – turns out, that meant today. You can nab T-mobile’s first HSDPA handset at any of the normal T-Mo outlets for a cent short of $80 after a 2-year blood pact and a $50 dollar rebate. If you’re itchin’… Read More

  • Tatango Opens Their Group SMS Service To The Public

    Tatango, the ad-supported group SMS service previously known as networkText, spent the last few months in a private beta following a functional and visual overhaul and a round of funding by Bellingham Angel Organization. Now everyone is free to get in on the group texting good times; they’ve opened the doors to the public. The service is dead simple to use, as it should be. I made the… Read More

  • Tatango Opens Their Group SMS Service To The Public

    Tatango, the ad-supported group SMS service previously known as networkText, spent the last few months in a private beta following a functional and visual overhaul and a round of funding by Bellingham Angel Organization. Now everyone is free to get in on the group texting good times; they’ve opened the doors to the public. The service is dead simple to use, as it should be. I made the… Read More

  • LG PRADA II specs leaked

    Further confirming the existence of a PRADA II, BGR has managed to get their hands on the full tentative specs: Quad-band GSM/EDGE, dual-band HSDPA (850MHz/2100MHz) 950mAh battery 240×400 3.0″ screen 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash and VGA recording Bluetooth 2.1 Wi-Fi b,g Infineon MP-EH + M180 chipset Motion sensor FM Radio 104.5 x 54 x 16.8 mm It’s certainly a powerful… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm delayed 3-4 weeks for technical certification?

    BoyGenius is reporting that at least a birdie or two dropped by with a bit of bad news for those anxious for the BlackBerry Thunder Storm: it’s facing delays. If what they’re hearing is right, “Technical Acceptance” testing and adjustments at Verizon HQ may set the Storm back 3-4 weeks to a mid-November window. As BlackBerry’s first touchscreen, the Storm is going… Read More

  • Qik adds support for HTC devices, SE XPERIA X1

    Even after having Qik on my iPhone for a month, I get the worst friggin’ case of stage fright every time I hit that record button. I have no problem being in front of an audience; nor do I generally mind cameras. But there’s something about streaming live to the internet that turns me into a babbling fool. That said, there are probably plenty of folks out there with more e-courage… Read More

  • Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi now plays friendly with (some) Sony Ericsson UIQ phones

    Boingo Wireless has announced that their global network of WiFi hotspots are now open to owners of certain Sony Ericsson UIQ handsets. For right around 8 bucks a month, owners of SE W960i, SE P1i, or SE G900s can gobble up all the bandwidth they want at any of Boingo’s 80,000 hotspots. For more details and a 30 day trial for Sony Ericsson owners, hop over to… Read More

  • LG officially announces the 8 megapixel KC910 (Viewty II)

    While pretty detailed word of this one came down the pipes weeks ago, LG just realized that they oughtta go ahead and send out a press release for it. Nothin’ too new here, except a good amount of “Oh maaaan, we are so awesome for making this phone.” More details after the jump. Read More

  • Samsung M320 Photo Gallery

    A box o’ Samsung’s new M220 and M320 flip phones just showed up at MobileCrunch HQ. While it’ll be a few days before we’ve got full reviews prepped, we figured you guys may want to take a peek at’em in the mean time. The M320 gallery is after the jump, or check out the sans-camera M220 over here. Read More

  • Samsung M220 Photo Gallery

    Samsung yesterday announced two new basic flip phones, the M220 and the M320, and Mr. FedEx man just showed up with’em in tow. We’ll have full reviews up once we’ve played with’em a bit more, but we figured some folks out there might wanna take a glimpse at’em now. Shots of the M220 are right after the jump, and the M320 gallery is right over here.. Read More

  • Samsung Knack keeps it basic and.. patriotic?

    Sometime around early 2006, I decided to kill a spare half hour my loitering around in a Verizon store. I know – coolest hang out spot ever, right? Anyways – at some point, an older gent stomped into the store, cherry faced and steam-eared. We’ll call him Bob. Being the nosey curious person I’ve always been, I eavesdropped on Bob’s conversation with a VZW employee. Read More

  • Google co-founder says Chrome on the way for Android

    The browser-bearing world was atwitter yesterday with the announcement of Google’s Chrome browser. Just about overnight, they’ve managed to convince hordes of people that Chrome is the way to browse on your PC. Next step? They’re taking it mobile. According to an interview with Google co-founder Sergey Brin, the two projects will start working together more closely now that… Read More

  • RBC Analyst predicts Apple is working on a sub-$100 "iPod/phone"

    Analyst for RBC Capital Markets, Mike Abramsky, is suggesting that Apple is working on a sub-$100 pre-paid iPhone-alternative (or “iPod/phone”) limited to music playback and phone calls, though he doesn’t necessarily believe they’ll announce it at their event next week. Our call? Buuuuuullcrap. Won’t happen. At least, not any time soon. If anyone thinks this is… Read More

  • Find the fun around you with buzzd on Virgin Mobile

    Virgin Mobile USA today announced that they had sealed the deal to bring buzzd’s location-based services directly to the WAP deck of all VirMo handsets. buzzd uses your location to find local happenings, doubling as a way to quickly find reviews for restaurants in your immediate area. This is really more of an extension than some brand new deal. Helio partnered with buzzd back in… Read More