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  • Verizon Wireless to get more Intensity, go Rogue in September

    Gather ’round, mobile-lovin freaks girls and boys, Samsung is bringing some back-to-school love over to Verizon on September 8. For under a penny shy of $100 (after MIR $100 w/ 2yr contract), you can be your own superhero and get yourself a shiny new Samsung Rogue (u960), complete with QWERTY landscape slider, touchscreen display, 3MP camera, GPS, and good ol’ 3G connectivity… Read More

  • Rumor: Sprint Touch Pro 2 shipping September 8th?

    While past rumors indicated that Sprint’s Touch Pro 2 would be shipping out beginning September 3rd, a just leaked document makes it seem like things have slipped back a bit. Read More

  • MetroPCS is getting a Windows Mobile phone!

    MetroPCS has been around since 1994. Windows Mobile has been around in one form or another since 2000. You think at some point their paths would have crossed, right? Nope – not until now, at least. Live images of the Samsung SCH-i220 Code have just leaked out, and there it is, emblazoned across the top of the device: the MetroPCS logo. Running WinMo 6.1 on a QVGA display with EVDO, a… Read More

  • MetroPCS launches the Samsung Messager II

    Damn it, Samsung. Really? You’re carrying on with this “Messager” non-sense? Yeah, yeah, it’s a perfectly valid (if obsolete) synonym for “Messenger”, but so is “crier”. You probably wouldn’t call a phone the Samsung Crier, would you? Oh well; names aside, MetroPCS’ new Messsenger .. Massager .. Messager’s toting a slide out… Read More

  • Nokia N97 Mini promo shot gets leaked

    We haven’t been posting too much about the N97 Mini, mainly because we think the fact that it exists is a bit silly. We feel that there’s plenty of stuff Nokia could be doing that would be better than remaking the same phone 2-3% smaller. It’s tough to write about it without sounding bitter, and no one likes a bitter blogger – so we’ve just been avoiding… Read More

  • This week's Best Comment Ever prize: Jaybird JB-200 Stereo Bluetooth Headset

    We just launched Best Comment Ever, our new running contest in which we award the authors of the best comments (on any story) from each week with awesome prizes. You can find the full details here. For the first week’s give away, we’ve got a set of Jaybird JB-200 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones, worth about $130 bucks a pop. The box touts them as “Small & light… Read More

  • Introducing our new running contest: Best Comment Ever!!!111!

    You know what? We like you. We talk at you all day about cell phones, gadgets, and awesome stuff from around the Internets, but we rarely get the chance to hear back from you. We want to fix that. That’s why we’re introducing our new running contest: Best Comment Ever. Each week, we’ll throw a prize up for grabs. One week, it might be an iTunes gift card; the next, it might be… Read More

  • Samsung Omnia II for Verizon teaser page pops up

    Er – Samsung? What’s with the silhouette? Pictures of the Omnia II are readily available. Hell, the device itself is available in some parts of the world. Oh well. While the previously rumored launch date of August 23rd has come and gone, the Verizon Omnia 2 shouldn’t be too further off – at least, so says Samsung Mobile USA. BGR reader Pandabarr spotted this new… Read More

  • Samsung S3650 Corby and a new BEAT phone spotted

    While we’re not exactly impressed with the overall look of Samsung’s upcoming budget-friendly touchscreen, the S3650 Corby, that doesn’t keep us from getting excited when it gets caught behind a camera lens. The design of the battery cover is ever-so-slightly different than the one we saw before, implying that this may be a prototype. Final hardware or not, it brings a friend. Read More

  • The Nokia 5230 is like a 5800 Lite

    So, lets say that, despite the snags during its North American launch, you’ve got a soft spot in your heart for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone. But that price.. without any US carriers eating the up front costs, the cheapest you’ll find this thing is 400 bucks. Fear not, though, friend – you’ve got options. If you’re willing to shave some hairs from the… Read More

  • Chipotle Ordering iPhone app means less talking, more eating delicious burritos

    If you’ve never eaten at Chipotle, you don’t know what you’re missing. Really – make it a priority. They’re the only restaurant I’ve ever gone out of my way to contact, just to say “Hey! You should really open up a location in my town”. I’m confident that I could singlehandedly eat that place into a profit. Now its gotten even better. Next… Read More

  • AT&T rolling out BlackBerry Bold update, includes Visual VoiceMail

    Good afternoon AT&T BlackBerry Bold user- You’ve got an update coming later today, so be sure to frantically refresh the wireless update option on your ‘berry. The update will bring forth the following goodies: • general handset optimizations • the ability for the user to manually select whether they want their smartphone to connect to either 2G and 3G networks… Read More

  • Nokia N900 press shot trickles onto the interwebs

    See that image up above? Looks like our mockups from waaaaay back in May were about as spot on as it gets – though the in-the-flesh shots from a few days ago already proved that. Though there’s not much left to be revealed at this point, the fact that the above promo shot is all wrapped up and being leaked further cements the idea that Nokia will be announcing the N900 at Nokia… Read More

  • ComiXology adds 50 new comics to Comics

    I recently reviewed the Comics app by ComiXology and criticized them for lack of content, but they’ve added over 50 new comics. Who has pie on their face? Me! Check out the first three pages over at ComiXology to see what’s new. Read More

  • FTC gives Sprint-Virgin Mobile merger a thumbs up

    Earlier today, the FTC announced that Sprint Nextel’s proposed merger with Virgin Mobile USA has received antitrust clearance, i.e. the deal can move ahead. While still too early to tell if this is a good move for the struggling number 3 carrier, at least it looks like Sprint won’t have to deal with any legal roadblocks on its way to bolstering its prepaid segment. Now, if Sprint… Read More

  • EA Mobile nearly doubles its games catalog on BlackBerry App World

    Last Friday (sorry for the delay, we like to spend some time out of our caves as much as the next mobile-obsessed guy) EA Mobile announced the availability of eight major gaming franchises on BlackBerry App World. The newly added “global blockbusters” include Bejeweled, Need for Speed Undercover, RISK, SCRABBLE (in the US and Canada only), Tetris, Tetris Mania, The Sims 3, and… Read More

  • One Verizon slide leaked, a ton of details (Moto Sholes, Storm 2, Curve 2, Samsung Rogue) uncovered

    Somewhere out there, a VZW employee was tasked with making this “Coming Soon” presentation. As they began their work, they likely thought to themselves, “Hey. If this leaked, it would reveal a whole lot of crap we probably don’t want revealed yet. Given our history, it will probably leak.” and then proceeded to make the slide so as to not get yelled at. A few… Read More

  • Rumor: Sony Ericsson announcing something next week?

    We’d usually expect to have seen a leaked event invite pop up by now, but SEMC Blog is claiming that Sony Ericsson will be hosting an announcement event next week. What ever might they be announcing? Our fingers are crossed in hopes they’ll debut the X2 (or, better yet, that they’ll skip the X2 and announce the Android-powered X3, otherwise known as “Rachel”)… Read More

  • Leaked Samsung S3650 Corby pictures indicate designers might have been colorblind

    What’s black, yellow, red, and just a wee bit ugly all over? If you guessed the Samsung S3650 Corby, good job! We also would have accepted “Clint Howard wearing a bumblebee suit and a red fedora.” The Corby, pictured here, rides that fine line between “Budget featurephone” and “Phone you’ll still like 6 months from now” quite well. Its got… Read More