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  • Tellme adds sports scores to its voice powered search service

    Tellme is a free, Microsoft-owned voice powered search engine. Want to find a local coffee shop? Call up Tellme and ask for it. Want to know the weather forecast? Boot up the free BlackBerry application, hit a button, and say “Weather”. In addition to local business searches, weather forecasts, movie times, and directions, TellMe has now added support for up-to-the-minute… Read More

  • Enthusiasts bring TouchFLO 3D interface to a bunch of additional HTC handsets

    The crew over at XDA-developers never ceases to amaze. This time, they’ve managed to snatch a huge chunk of the look-and-feel from the TouchFLO 3D interface running on the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro, repackaging it as “TouchFlo 2D” for use on an impressive number of other HTC handsets. So far, they’ve got it up on the HTC Elf, Polaris (Touch Cruise)… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson: Xperia brand "not tied" to Windows Mobile

    Anytime there is discussion about Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1, you can almost guarantee that someone will chime in with “Yeah, too bad it’s running Windows Mobile.” While there isn’t much hope at this point for anyone dying for an X1 powered by anything but Microsoft’s platform, that might not be the case for future Xperia handsets. According to Magnus… Read More

  • BlackBerry Storm prep papers show up at Verizon stores

    Click image for the embiggened version Today’s supposed to be the big news day for the BlackBerry Storm on Verizon and, lo and behold, documents prepping Verizon employees for the news have started hitting desks. While it doesn’t mention pricing or reveal the release date, it does confirm the high-resolution touch screen (“RIM’s highest resolution screen… Read More

  • HTC Touch 3G product page spotted early, too

    Hand-in-hand with the HTC Touch HD page spotted earlier, the product page for the equally unannounced HTC Touch 3G has also made its way into the public view. It’s packed with visual goodies and specs, so check it out As far as anyone can tell from the images available, it’ll come in blue, brown, black, and gold varieties. Spec-wise, it’ll be luggin’ a 2.8″… Read More

  • AT&T set to roll out BlackBerry Bold in Week 4 of September?

    According to BlackBerryNews, some “internal information” from the AT&T camp is pointing at a Week 4 release for the BlackBerry Bold. Which would be awesome news, if everyone hadn’t expected this handset to be released 5 separate times already. Peter of CrunchGear was sick of the pushback nonsense back in July. [Via IntoMobile] Read More

  • HTC Touch HD gets its product page a bit early

    The gadget loving internet first heard of the HTC Touch HD through a handful of spy shots that hit the internet last week, so it seems almost appropriate that its first official debut was pushed into the spotlight a bit earlier than HTC apparently intended. One way or another, some crafty gent found himself at a full-blown HTC Touch HD product page complete with visuals and specs galore before… Read More

  • Flutter: It's MMS for the iPhone.. sort of.

    Little known fact: Steve Jobs has a time machine. No, not the OS X 10.5 “Time Machine” backup system. An actual Sherman-and-Mr.Peabody time machine. He doesn’t use it often, because he kind of considers it cheating. The last time he used it was right before the launch of the original iPhone. He traveled forward 30 years, only to find that no one used picture messaging on… Read More

  • ASUS taking on the Omnia with a 5-MP WinMo handset of their own?

    Wuh-oh. Looks like the Samsung Omnia might soon have a heavy-handed challenger in the 5 MP Windows Mobile 6.1 handset arena. The specs are in no way official until ASUS gets around to makin’em so, but heres what can be gleaned from the shots: it has got a trackball in place of the Omnia’s optical sensor, a front facing camera, 3g, WiFi, Bluetooth, a solid resolution touch… Read More

  • Congrats to our Newber beta key winners!

    If you entered our drawing for a spot in the Newber beta, check your inbox! All winners have been informed by the e-mail addresses that they provided when filling out the comment form. Didn’t win? Don’t sweat it. We’ll have more opportunities for our readers to get into closed betas in the future, so you’ll have another shot at it before too long. Read More

  • HTC Touch Diamond shows up for sale on Sprint.com

    No word yet on when you’ll be able to get an HTC Touch Diamond straight off of Sprint’s retail shelves, but BGR has noticed that you can now grab’em off Sprint’s online store. While there’s a good chance they’ll hit the meatspace outlets as early as Monday, you can have yours dropped off at your front door for $249.99 after a 2-year contract, regularly $549.99. Read More

  • SNL tears into the T-Mobile Fav 5 commercial

    http://www.hulu.com/embed/0Jj6zSP684dbae0cMGbvPw Just a bit of fun for anyone checking in on an otherwise slow Sunday, straight from last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live. The show itself was hit-or-miss from sketch to sketch, but this one had us rolling. Read More

  • Beta key giveaway: Newber, the location-aware second line for your iPhone

    This week at CTIA, California’s FreedomVOICE launched Newber (a portmanteau of “New” and “Number”), a secondary business line product for the iPhone. The idea isn’t too far from that of Google’s GrandCentral: One phone number that will always ring on the phone nearest you. GrandCentral’s means of pulling this off is a bit blind, dialing all… Read More

  • No Ocean 2 until 2009 — too little too late?

    Already blue-faced from holding your breath for Oz 2? You might just go purple before you’ve got one in your hands. According to Jayne Wallace, spokeswoman for Virgin Mobile, we won’t be seeing it on the shelves until 2009. Why? Because it’s not yet “the best it can be.” Read More

  • Still trying to get into the Skyfire Beta? Heres the way.

    Even with Skyfire opening the floodgates for about a week back in August and sites around the tubes having given away bags and bags of beta keys, I’m still getting e-mails asking if there are any quick and easy ways to sneak into the beta for this remarkably cool browser. Though we’re not sure how long it’ll work, we’ve got a way. At a mid-CTIA press event, Skyfire… Read More

  • A trio of freshly repainted BlackBerry 8120s on the way for T-Mobile

    If you’ve been just dying to get a BlackBerry 8120 and your favorite color is “Frost”, “Black Emerald”, or “Indigo”, you’re in luck. Come October 15th, T-Mobile will be offering the Pearl 8120 in your hue of choice. Nice to see some color choice added to the line beyond just “Boring Gray”, though two of the three colors are still… Read More

  • Hands on galleries of Velocity Mobile's new handsets (103, 83, 301)

    Velocity Mobile brought a trio of shiny new handsets to CTIA today, and we got to spend just a bit of time with all three: the 103, 83, and 301. In the flurry of crazy that is CTIA scheduling, I wasn’t able to spend enough time with’em to write a full hands on for each. Velocity hooked us up with a 103 to review, so we’ll have more to say about that one in just a few days. Read More

  • Google Mobile App now for BlackBerry

    Same delicious Google application flavor, with just a little bit less BlackBerry browser. Not unlike the iPhone application, Google Mobile for Blackberry is primarily a way of launching a search without having to deal with the initial page loads.

    What it does: Fast Google search – enter queries without waiting for a browser to load Search history – easily access and amend… Read More

  • GeoGraffiti rolls out of beta, onto iPhone

    Oh, the memories that come rushing back at the mention of GeoGraffiti, the second thing I ever wrote about after joining up as MobileCrunch’s editor. To quote myself for the sake of wallowing in the rays of nostalgia: “Now in public beta, GeoGraffiti is a free “Verbal Bulletin Board” that allows you to record and share location-specific voice notes, or ‘Voice… Read More

  • Putting Slacker to work

    Today RIM announced the Slacker application available for BlackBerry. It was demoed at CTIA and I got a chance to play around with it a little bit. The relationship brings Slacker Personal Radio to BlackBerry devices. The biggest benefit is the ability to cache thousands of songs. Every time you hit a hotspot the device will sync and update the station. Plenty of music is available from Fergie… Read More