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  • Wooo-branded 3D mobile looks like the business

    I suppose it was only a matter of time. This handset, which will almost certainly never see our fair shores, sports a 3.1-inch 3D screen — 3D capable, to be precise, since I doubt there’s any 3D content ready to go, even in Japan (and certainly not Captain EO). Read More

  • Nokia releases "Curse of Silence" removal application

    Image by Katie Tegtmeyer As many of us were still sleeping off our New Years celebrations back in early January, a team of security experts found a nasty little bug tucked away into S60 handsets. Dubbed the “Curse of Silence”, SMS capabilities on a wide array of Nokia devices could be disabled by sending a series of specially formatted texts. Were you unlucky enough to be… Read More

  • Palm Pre hiding two neat little features: Drag to unlock, Spacebar triggered shutter

    CES 2009 is long since over, but details of the Palm Pre are still trickling out. Take this latest video from MobileDivide, for example – it’s largely a recap of stuff we’ve known for a while, but it packs in two little morsels that had previously gone unnoticed: Drag-to-unlock: Similar to the iPhone’s “Slide to unlock” mechanism, except optimized for… Read More

  • StarPlayr: You'll soon be able to listen to Sirius XM on your iPhone

    Fancy listening to Backspin on your iPhone? Or maybe you’d like to hear the comedy stylings of Christian Jimmy on The Virus? Soon, friends. Soon. Supposedly. On the way to the App Store, the uSirius StarPlayr, an iPhone app that lets you listen to Sirius XM on your iPhone. Fancy that. The application has been in development for some time, and the word over at Orbitcast is that it will… Read More

  • Unboxing: Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2

    After months of rumors and undercover imagery, the Virgin Mobile Helio Ocean 2 is finally just weeks away from hitting the shelves. Don’t want to wait to experience the rush of cracking open the box? Fear not, my friends – we’ve got what you’re looking for. We’ve peeled it apart, piece by piece, and snapped images all along the way. Ready for the unboxing of the… Read More

  • Helio Ocean 2 coming February 12th

    After word got out that Britney Spears’ next tour would be sponsored by Virgin Mobile and the Helio Ocean 2, the estimated Ocean 2 launch date finally found it’s first deadline: March 3rd, the first day of the tour. We can now confirm that the Helio Ocean 2 will be coming over 3 weeks earlier, launching on on February 12. Read More

  • Virgin Mobile to launch Ocean 2 on March 3?

    I was content with letting this press release slip into my trashcan but thought to give it a quick glance and I’m glad I did. Not because it has anything to do with Britney Spears, but the fact that Virgin Mobile dropped launch details surrounding Helio’s unreleased Ocean 2. VM is sponsoring Britney’s “Circus” tour which starts on March 3 with a private dress… Read More

  • Surprise! BlackBerry Storm costs more to build than the iPhone 3G

    It’s no secret that I loathe the BlackBerry Storm and for good reason. For my own sanity and to keep Marc M. at bay we won’t get into why, but as a lover of BlackBerrys I’m giving the Storm another shot, but I doubt my initial impressions will change regardless of the firmware upgrades. The touch-screen just hurts my thumbs. A clickable screen? Come on. I know you can do… Read More

  • Next-gen iPhone revealed deep in latest firmware?

    There is a slight chance that MacRumors stumbled across the first evidence of Apple’s next iPhone. It boils down to a previously unused product code – iPhone2,1 – which suddenly made an appearance in firmware 2.1.1. The current generation iPhone is notated with the product code, iPhone1,2 so they might be onto something. Plus, iPods have seen similar product code increases as… Read More

  • What's this about a Sidekick LX 2009?

    Well, isn’t this a kick in the pants. As TmoNews was reporting earlier that a 3G Sidekick could be in the works, Ed over at Hiptop3 just sent this our way. One of his readers sent in an image from a survey he/she/it took at QuizPoints and, well, the title pretty much says it all. Of course, we’ll wait to get some more evidence to say a 3G Sidekick is coming, but it certainly… Read More

  • Leaked docs pin Samsung Memoir for T-Mobile release on February 25th

    After making the exciting journey from friend-to-friend and scanner-to-internet, a document detailing the launch details for the Samsung Memoir has been leaked for all to enjoy. The good news? In just under a month, we’ll all be able to enjoy the Samsung Memoir in all of its 8-megapixel glory. The bad news? It’ll apparently set you back 300 greenbacks – and that’s… Read More

  • Review: T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 [Update 2]

    RIM really dropped the ball after launching the Bold with the shouldhaveneverbeenlaunched Storm. But I’m happy to say that they’ve come back into our good graces with the launch of the T-Mobile Curve II otherwise known as the 8900. For all intents and purposes the 8900 is a baby Bold. It lacks 3G but makes up for it with UMA support, which means you can use it in a dead zone or take… Read More

  • Rumor: T-Mobile working with Danger on 3G Sidekick?!

    Ahhh, the rumormill.  Nothing like the smell of freshly minted bs theories and speculation. The latest “hot tip” comes in the form of a supposed Sidekick refresh a la 3G flavor. If T-Mobile is serious about keeping this fading classic around amongst the likes of the G1 and other recent releases, 3G is an absolute must at this point. What will this new high-speed update look like? Read More

  • T-Mobile launches the new Shadow and finally debuts the Nokia 7510

    Just as expected, the T-Mobile Shadow (Shadow 2, technically, but they’re dropping the trailing number for the sake of branding and confusing the hell out of everyone) is hitting store shelves today – and it’s bringing a friend! Tagging along on the Shadow’s coattails is the Nokia 7510, which we actually expected to see last week. $200 bucks and a fresh contract will… Read More

  • v.Final: Opera Mini 4.2 for Android leaves beta, available now

    Attention droids and droidettes: Opera has released a final version (as in non-beta, not the last version ever) of Opera Mini 4.2 for Android.  It’s available now in the Android Market and includes the following changes from the last beta: Now you can upload and download files through Opera Mini and save pages for offline viewing Videos will be redirected to the system’s… Read More

  • Motorola Tundra tortured for your viewing pleasure

    Just how rugged is the military-spec Motorola Tundra? Our buddies over at Phonescoop put it to the test during their full review – and by “put it to the test”, we mean throwing it across a driveway, kicking it into a wall, jamming it in the snow, running it over with a car, dropping a wrench on it, and blasting it with a blowtorch. Sure, it would’ve been great to see… Read More

  • Acer smartphone to be announced on February 16th

    Acer wants everyone to know that it is launching a smartphone at the Mobile World Congress cellphone extravaganza in Barcelona. The February 16th press event is also nearly one year after Acer scooped up the experienced smartphone maker, E-Ten. M’kay, now that we know Acer has a smartphone coming in a couple weeks, get ready for some *air quotes* leaked product shots to keep our attention. Read More

  • Video/Photos: A look at the Most Recent Android "Cupcake" Development Build

    As 2008 came to a close, we saw the first hints of a new developmental branch of Android called “Cupcake”. Promising video recording, copy and paste, stereo bluetooth and more, an endless clamor has rang from the userbase ever since. There’s still no word as to when we can expect it to drop onto devices, nor are they making promises that any specific feature will make it on… Read More

  • iPhone software bumped up to version 2.2.1

    There I was, attempting to load my iPhone with the latest Fergie/Lady GaGa/Cyndi Lauper mashup, when word came down the pipes that the mighty makers from Cupertino had passed down a morsel of mending, a reliquary of repair. In other words, new iPhone software update yo. This latest revision is a minor one, only bumping the version number up a single digit – but that doesn’t… Read More

  • AT&T launches the LG CF360, even they don't care

    Practicing a controversial new “Lets not tell anybody” marketing method, AT&T has quietly slipped the LG CF360 onto store shelves. The demand was overwhelming – at one AT&T spot in Galesburg, Illinois, one whole person waited through the night for the doors to open. Upon questioning, the anxious would-be CF360 owner responded, “Crap, I thought it was a new… Read More