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  • Rumor: Samsung Delve heading to U.S. Cellular

    According to the wee bit of branding atop this leaked shot, Samsung’s got a new toy in the works for U.S. Cellular customers. Purportedly dubbed the “Delve”, the early specs outline a 2 megapixel camera, Samsung’s widget-tastic TouchWiz UI, Stereo Bluetooth, and a 3.0″ touchscreen. As BGR points out, it’s lookin’ to be the pretty-little-offspring of… Read More

  • Samsung officially unveils the 8 megapixel Pixon

    After a surprise early appearance on a UK retailer’s site and a last minute name change, Samsung has officially pulled back the curtains on the 8 megapixel Pixon(briefly known around the tubes as the Bresson). In the quickly filling arena of 8 megapixel handsets, the Pixon oughtta be able to put up a fight – it’s rockin’ Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSDPA, an 8… Read More

  • Verizon packs 10 social networks into "SocialLife" application

    Forgetting that quantity doesn’t necessarily mean quality, Verizon has packed the basic functionality of 10 different social sites into one little app they’re calling “SocialLife”. Besides the loss of pride that might come from needing a ten bladed social site swiss army knife, the application will only set you back $1.49 per month and carries support for Myspace… Read More

  • Glam Media Turns German Counterpart Codex Media Into Glam Deutschland

    Editor’s Update: Glam actually acquired Codex Media back in July. What it is doing now is integrating Codex into Glam Deutschland. Glam Media, the content network that mostly targets females, may have acquired a large German content network aimed at females, called Codex Media. A tipster who has a connection to Codex Media first told TechCrunch about the possible acquisition this… Read More

  • iPhone 2.2 beta software seeded, still vulnerable to jailbreaking

    A beta release of the iPhone v2.2 software began seeding to developers yesterday. While much of the developer community is still digging to try to figure out what exactly changed in this release, the iPhone-dev team has already torn it apart. At least in its current state, v2.2 is vulnerable to the same jailbreaking methods already freeing handsets around the world. They do note that the… Read More

  • Palm begins to ship Treo Pro

    If you plopped your name on the list when Palm started taking Treo Pro pre-orders not too long ago, expect a visit from the delivery man soon. They’ve made the jump from pre-order to immediate sales on the unlocked, $549 obsidian black handset, and a bunch of’em are already rattling around delivery trucks around the nation. According to Engadget, at least one lucky pre-order scored… Read More

  • SanDisk announces 16GB microSDHC and M2 memory cards

    You hear that rumble? That’s the purring of hundreds of thousands of handsets around the country, aching to gobble up one of the 16GB microSDHC and M2 cards just announced by SanDisk this morning. This announcement lifts the bar from the previous 8GB limit, allowing handsets which rely on microSDHC/M2 as their primary user memory to go gig-for-gig with handsets carrying 16GB internally… Read More

  • Motorola Q9h Silver packs more punch than previously expected

    As it turns out, that shiny new chrome and silver Q9h we wrote about back in August brings more to the table than just a new paint job. At AT&T’s request, the silver Q9h Global has gained support for push over-the-air firmware updates, allowing deeply rooted system elements to be patched with very little effort from the end-user. They’ve also improved battery life by as much… Read More

  • Texting while driving now banned in California

    To the girl who almost slammed into me as she was texting away on her phone while driving last week: regardless of the crazy face you made and the nasty words you mouthed through your windshield, that was your fault. California agrees with me. Just yesterday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation outlawing the reading or writing of text messages while driving. Read More

  • Art Lebedev Studio shows off Scartel WiMax handset concepts

    The design studio of Art Lebedev, perhaps most well known for their pocket-melting Optimus OLED keyboard, has been working on some WiMax handset concepts for Scartel, a Russian wireless carrier with plans to blanket Moscow and St Petersburg in WiMax coverage by the end of 2008. Though it’s likely little more than an idea at this point, the penned out concept specs are drool worthy. Read More

  • China's ZTE ships 100 millionth handset

    If I managed to ship 100 million anything, I’d call it a day and go lay around on a beach somewhere. I don’t care if it’s 100 million pasta noodles; once you break the 9 digit wall, you’ve done some good. ZTE, China’s largest telecoms equipment manufacturer, has leaped past that hurdle, announcing this morning that they’ve shipped their 100 millionth… Read More

  • 8 megapixel Samsung M8800 Pixon makes a real world appearance

    Looks like LG isn’t the only one doubling up their entry into the 8 Megapixel market. While word got out about Samsung’s not-the-INNOV8 M8800 Pixon (previously known as the Bresson) handset a few days ago when a popular UK phone retailer put details up on their site a bit early, actual shots of the handset have managed to avoid making their way online. Before any official word… Read More

  • Sprint's XOHM WiMax service slips back to October

    Remember just last week, when someone at Sprint said they’d still be launching their XOHM WiMax service in September? Turns out “September” is just a fancy way to spell “October” around the Sprint campus, with the company announcing that XOHM will launch in Baltimore come October 8th. Don’t cruise out to Baltimore to try to bask in the glorious rays of… Read More

  • Kingston 8GB SDHC Kit Giveaway: 2nd winner announced, but we've still got 3 more to come

    Round 2 of the 5-part Kingston 8GB SDHC Kit Giveaway spree came to an end last night, and a winner has been drawn. Congratulations to Kevin H. We’ve still got 3 more 8GB SDHC kits to give away before October 2nd. How can you enter? Comment on any MobileCrunch post published between today (9/24) and Friday (9/26). Each post you comment on (including this one) is an entry. Comment on 5… Read More

  • Motorola Q11 caught on camera

    After the Q9, where was Motorola to go with the model numbers? Q10, you say? Heck no. Sequential numbering is for jerks. This new Motorola handset will be dubbed the Q11. Number skipping. That’s innovation right there, folks. All of squat is known about it so far, besides that it runs WinMo 6.1 and packs Bluetooth, WiFi, GSM, GPS, and a 3 Megapixel camera (up from 2 on the… Read More

  • WinMo 7 delayed until the second half of next year?

    Imagine today, but a year from now. You might still be waiting for the next version of Windows Mobile. Apparently hardware vendors had been expecting the final version to arrive “by early next year” but were recently told that it wouldn’t be ready until the second half on next year, according to CNET. In other news, guess what’s white hot right now? Operating systems… Read More

  • Next Sony Ericsson Xperia handset probably won't run Android

    Did you feel a small glimmer of hope that Android might be the next platform donned by the Xperia line when Sony Ericsson mentioned that the brand wasn’t tied to Windows Mobile? We’ve got bad news. In Copenhagen this week, Sony Ericsson’s chief technology architect, Mats Lindoff, confirmed that while they had a few prototype Android devices back in the labs, they… Read More

  • Summizer v1.1 hits the App Store, price dropped

    When we mentioned Summizer, a Twitter search application for the iPhone, a few days back, I noted that the 1.1 version of the application I had been using for the review hadn’t yet made its way through the App store approval process. Sometime last night, said version was approved and made available (iTunes link). One of my only gripes with the application was that it cost $4.99. Read More

  • LG Xenon QWERTY Slider and 8 megapixel LG KC780 details leaked

    You just know a company isn’t having a good day when they’ve got two unrelated product leaks on the same day. On left is the LG Xenon, a QWERTY slider that looks to be borrowing some facial aesthetics from the LG Dare, though there doesn’t seem to be a touchscreen. It’s on its way to AT&T, and it’s got a 240×480 2.8″ LCD, 3 megapixel camera… Read More

  • Skyfire mobile browser now open to everybody

    After months of private beta, Skyfire, a free mobile browser lauded for offering support for Flash, AJAX, and other goodies generally reserved for PC browsers, has opened its doors to the public. Just in time for the resulting stampede of new users, they’ve also introduced a fresh release of the browser for Windows Mobile complete with a handful of new features. (Update: Though… Read More