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The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • iPhone 3G has a crack problem

    Wuh oh – It’s the G4 Cube all over again. Less than a month after launch, attentive iPhone 3G users have begun to notice nasty little cracks showing up along the edges of the plastic rear casing. It doesn’t seem to be a matter of user-damage, either – even amongst the handsets that have been pampered from day one, cracks have been spotted. While white iPhones seem to be… Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G launching in 27 markets on October 1st

    From TmoNews: “This poster, taped (poorly we might add) on the wall outside a meeting is our glass slipper, our unwavering proof of a date that will live in T-mobile infamy. Mark your calenders folks, October 1. Wake up, walk outside and breathe that 3G air.” “Hey Bob – we’ve finally set the date for when we’ll be launching 3G services in 27 launch markets. Read More

  • Samsung Instinct gets its first firmware update, second coming soon

    Earlier this morning, Sprint rolled out the first firmware/software update for the Samsung Instinct. What got fixed, you ask? No one’s exactly sure, just yet. As the update lacks patch notes, finding the fixes has become a bit of an Easter egg hunt for Instinct users. Noted so far are perceived performance enhancements, and a battery meter fix – Let us know if you find anything… Read More

  • Sidekick 2008 goes for $1,000 on eBay just one day before it's $149 in stores

    Between 2 thousand dollar PS3s and 30,000 thousand dollar hoverboard props, eBay is no stranger to things selling for absurd prices. However, most things that have any value on eBay are those that are .. you know, hard to find. Someone probably should have mentioned that to the winner of this Sidekick 2008 auction. Just a day before the new Sidekick was readily available at T-Mobile spots… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson K330 and W890 gettin' new hues

    Looking to pick up Sony Ericsson’s new K330, but not feelin’ the color selection? According to a tipster over at the Unofficial SE Blog, you’ll soon have at least one more option. Joining gold/black and green/black is a gold/white variant (Pictured above). Also getting a color revamp is the 5-month old W890, with the addition of a silver/gold model. Tons of pictures of both… Read More

  • AT&T introduces TAP for disabled iPhone users

    While most people wouldn’t ever notice that you can’t buy an iPhone without a calling plan, that fact inadvertently shafts a huge group of potential subscribers: the deaf, hearing impaired, and those with difficulties speaking. If you don’t use the voice features to communicate, you don’t really need hundreds of minutes. With this in mind, AT&T yesterday unveiled… Read More

  • MobileMe syncing issues fixed, mail restored for the unlucky 1%

    If you’re been part of the 1% of MobileMe subscribers unable to actually use their MobileMe accounts, the MobileMe Status blog has good news for you. From a post made yesterday morning: “We have completed restoring Mail service, including historical messages, to all of the 1% of affected members.” If your MobileMe set-up is still all kinds of broken, they’ve set up… Read More

  • mSpot breaks the 4 mill subscriber mark


    Mobile entertainment company mSpot announced that it has more than four million subscribers. That’s a lot of people downloading media to their mobile phones. mSpot CEO Daren Tsui, says: “These numbers are a clear and overwhelming sign that consumers want to do more with their phones than just make calls and send text messages – they want entertainment too. mSpot’s… Read More

  • Cricket to deliver Fox mobile content


    No contract carrier Cricket Wireless has signed a mobile content deal with News Corp division Fox Interactive Media. Now Cricket customers can access Fox’s portfolio of mobile sites including: MySpace, Photobucket, IGN, FOXSports, RottenTomatoes, AskMen and more. Doug Hutcheson, president and CEO of Cricket’s parent company Leap said: “This is a significant milestone in… Read More

  • Nuvifone delayed


    As part of its quarterly earnings report, Garmin announced delays for its first mobile phone, while they had previously announced the Nuvifone would be available sometime during the fourth quarter, now don’t expect to see one until the first half of next year. See CrunchGear for the full scoop. Read More

  • LG, now with surround sound


    LG announced plans to launch mobile phones that include Dolby’s Mobile audio platform, which according to the release, is built on “Dolby’s extensive portfolio of technologies,” and has been “optimized for mobile applications.” LG is the first handset maker to include Dolby Mobile in handsets designed for the worldwide market. Some Dolby Mobile features you… Read More

  • Sidekick LX Video OTA finally starts rolling out

    It’s been a while since we first mentioned the murmurs of Video support purportedly coming to the Sidekick LX. A mention of video playback popped up in a T-Mobile Sidekick LX support page – then nothing. After two months of silence, T-Mobile and Danger have begun rolling out the goody-stuffed OTA. It’s being distributed at random, so don’t panic if you don’t get… Read More

  • 3G HTC Touch Diamond gets the FCC thumbs up

    HTC’s Touch Diamond is one pretty little piece of fun. Unfortunately, the lack of U.S 3G spectrum support outweighs the Touch Diamond’s looks. Slow browsing = suck. That shouldn’t be a problem for much longer, according to this FCC posting.. Lets see here.. Touch Diamond model number.. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.. WiFi connectivity.. bam! 850/1900 MHz support, perfect for U.S. Read More

  • Glu’s Transformers G1: Awakening Coming this Fall

    If you want to take a nostalgic trip back to the original Transformers cartoon that spawned a popular culture phenomenon, you’ll be happy to learn that Glu will publish Transformers G1: Awakening this fall. The game will take players back to the original series and include characters, storyline and visuals that started it all. The upcoming game is the second title from a licensing… Read More

  • 7-Eleven launches prepaid service in Singapore

    Due its success in the U.S. and Canadian markets, 7-Eleven has expanded its prepaid wireless program to more than 400 stores in Singapore. The Singapore program is called 7-Connect and uses the 3G network of local operator M1. 7-Eleven says it is the first first retailer to debut a company-owned private-brand wireless program in Asia and, that it’s the first retailer to offer a… Read More

  • SendMe partners with Moderati for ringtones


    Mobile media company SendMe has announced a partnership with mobile content provider Moderati to provide SendMeMobile’s members access to Moderati’s indie music catalog. Members who sign up for SendMe’s mobile content offering will be able to select and download ringtones from Moderati’s vast catalog, including songs from labels such as Beggars Group, TVT Records… Read More

  • Four Sony Ericsson demo spots released: F305, S302, J132, K330

    Even though the C905 demo video leaked out almost a week prior to its announcement, Sony Ericsson managed to keep the demo videos for the other handsets announced in June under wraps until now. Released this morning, the demos show off the F305’s gesture-based gaming, the S302’s photo snapping prowess, and that the K330 and J132 are.. uh.. phones that can be used while standing… Read More

  • Sprint owes customers $73 mil in Calif. early termination fee ruling


    Struggling Sprint Nextel suffered another defeat, as a California court ruled it would have to pay $73 million in a case challenging the carrier’s practice of charging customers a fee who want to cancel their contracts before they are up. Called early termination fees, Verizon Wireless and AT&T face similar suits in various state courts over the practice; the charges argue that… Read More

  • Treo 800w to get Bluetooth Voice Dialing soon

    With the Treo 800w lacking a standard wired headset/headphone jack, users were a bit surprised (read: mad) to find that the voice commands they’d grown accustomed to on other (cheaper) Palm handsets weren’t functional over Bluetooth. Fortunately, it seems that voice-enabled features were just a bit delayed, rather than completely omitted. From this page over at… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson G705 slider leaked

    Looks like we have our first clue as to what SE might be announcing in two weeks. Some resourceful gent over at the arabic Sony Ericsson community, SE4m, has managed to get their hands all up on an unreleased Sony Ericsson slider, and was kind enough to share the experience with the world. Not a whole lot is known about the slider, tentatively labeled the G705. It’s packing a 3.2… Read More