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  • Tighten Up Those Apps Or Android 1.5 "Cupcake" May Break Them

    Android developers are obviously excited about the new 1.5 version of the SDK. The so-called “Cupcake” update features several new features and overall improvements. But, “don’t get too excited yet,” a post on the Android developers blog reads today. Apparently, the new release is going to break a number of current apps. And these aren’t just random apps. Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230, now with more Alltel

    Research In Motion, as the name implies, is always on the move. In today’s breaking BlackBerry news, Alltel Wireless will begin selling a CDMA flavor of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 for a recession-proof $79.99 (after $70 MIR) come May. However, this reasonable price is not sans strings. Read More

  • Google Product Search now plays friendly with iPhone and Android

    Oh Froogle, how far you’ve come. As they’ve been doing with products throughout their services suite, Google announced this morning that they’ve revamped the Google Product Search page for iPhone and Android. Read More

  • Android Catches Up To Palm In Mobile Ad Market Share. IPhone Still Blows It Away.

    Android is making steady gains in mobile ad market share, accounting for 6 percent of all mobile ad requests measured by AdMob in its latest March metrics. That puts it neck and neck with the Palm OS, compared to a 5 percent /7 percent share split in favor of Palm just one month before.. Windows Mobile Devices also saw a share decline from 13 percent to 11 percent, while Blackberry’s… Read More

  • Samsung Trance announced by Verizon

    Announced minutes ago was the Trance from Samsung that hits Verizon stores tomorrow for a $50 after a $50 MIR. The most exciting feature about this phone is the Bang & Olufsen ICEpower amp, which means audio quality should be decent. Along with that are 1GB of internal storage, a 1.3-megapixel camera with NightShot (what’s that?), stereo Bluetooth, voice commands, and that’s… Read More

  • Unboxing and Ears On with the Aliph Jawbone PRIME

    We just deboxed the brand new Jawbone PRIME, and figured we ought to share some of our first impressions. First off, on the box itself: this thing would make Cupertino’s finest hot under the collar. Coming in at $129 bucks, we didn’t expect this thing to come in a plastic baggy or anything like that, but they still managed to impress us. It slides, it opens, it carefully cradles… Read More

  • Aliph announces Jawbone Version 3: Jawbone PRIME

    We teased you (and ourselves) a bit earlier with our miniature box of mystery, opening up the floor to anyone who wanted to guess what was inside. Though you guys made some great guesses, we can honestly say that it’s not a Palm Pre, Sidekick LX, or the next Android phone. In fact, it’s not a phone at all. Tucked inside that small cardboard box and rushed to MobileCrunch HQ… Read More

  • The French Come Calling For Wikipedia (Orange Strikes Mobile Deal)

    France Telecom’s Orange, one of the biggest mobile phone operators in Europe, has partnered with Wikimedia to provide Wikipedia content through co-branded channels on Orange’s mobile phones and web sites. Through a revenue-sharing arrangement, the non-profit Wikimedia foundation will get a cut of some of the advertising dollars (or Euros) generated by its content. Orange will… Read More

  • The French Come Calling For Wikipedia (Orange Strikes Mobile Deal)

    France Telecom’s Orange, one of the biggest mobile phone operators in Europe, has partnered with Wikimedia to provide Wikipedia content through co-branded channels on Orange’s mobile phones and web sites. Through a revenue-sharing arrangement, the non-profit Wikimedia foundation will get a cut of some of the advertising dollars (or Euros) generated by its content. Orange will… Read More

  • We just got a mysterious box of mystery! What's inside?

    It’s not all that rare for us to get deliveries around these parts. Hell, we’re on a first name basis with the FedEx man. That said, it’s pretty uncommon for us to get packages that we’re not supposed to pay too much attention to until a few hours after it’s delivered, but such is the case with this one. So what’s inside? Update: We opened it Read More

  • AT&T trains its staff to be Pre assassins


    It seems that AT&T is getting ready to poison the Pre well by providing its staff with a damning comparison between the upstart Pre and that phone of phones, the iPhone. When was the last time you saw such a preemptive strike against a phone? I don’t think even the G1 got this kind of consideration. Let’s see what AT&T has to say about Sprint’s comeback kid. Read More

  • CTIA joins GSMA in support of a "Universal Charging Solution" for mobile phones

    Earlier today, CTIA-The Wireless Association announced its support for the “Universal Charging Solution” (UCS) for mobile phones (developed by the Open Mobile Terminal Platform industry standards group) “to celebrate Earth Day.” CTIA joins the GSMA, which announced its endorsement of the Micro-USB-based universal mobile charger solution back in February. Read More

  • Leaked: LG enV3 VX9200 to have a 3 Megapixel camera

    There’s nothing really inherently exciting about a shot of the back of a phone. To be honest, there’s not really anything about the LG enV3 that gets us excited But if you look real close at the picture above (obtained by PhoneArena), you’ll see one previously unleaked gem. See it yet? Directly to the left of the camera lens: “3.0 Mega”. Unless that’s… Read More

  • Facebook for BlackBerry v1.5 now available

    Here it is, folks, at long last. Its been over a month and a half since details of Facebook v1.5 for BlackBerry spilled all over the place, but it’s now available for anyone and everyone with a compatible ‘Berry. Beyond the standard bug fixes and performance tweaks, the biggest updates are all focused around integration: Facebook messages can now be routed through your standard… Read More

  • Slightly better shots of the Toshiba TG02 and TG03 emerge

    We got a glimpse at some itty bitty fun-sized shots of the Toshiba TG02 and TG03 back when word of them first leaked. A week later, the embiggened versions of the same shots have emerged, and they’re looking.. well, about the same. Just bigger! Toshiba has obviously found some comfort in this design, with all 3 models being essentially the same thing: a 1Ghz Snapdragon CPU with varying… Read More

  • Sample footage from the T-Mobile 3G Sidekick LX

    After we snagged some info on the video capabilities of the new Sidekick LX yesterday we couldn’t help but ask for more info. And we sure got it. After the jump is sample video taken from the Sidekick LX as well as the startup screen, which was taken from a different device (which apparently refused to focus). We also have a few other hands-on shots and a sample image taken with the new LX. Read More

  • FCC approves T-Mobile Sony Ericsson CS8 Cyber-shot handset

    If I was the FCC, I’d start my own gadget blog in light of the fact that I’d have first dibs to all the new gear. Er, wait…nevermind. Scratch that, stick to your federal duties and leave the blogging to us. Sony Ericsson’s newest (T-Mobile-bound) slider phone, the Cyber-shot CS8 (known elsewhere as the C905), has received approval by the FCC. Not only are there a bunch… Read More

  • Verizon opens their catalog to user reviews, probably a bad move

    This ought to be interesting. Apparently never having felt the wrath of a dissatisfied buyer with access to the internet, someone over at Verizon has just decided to enable users to leave public reviews on any phone in their catalog. Users can rate their handsets on a scale of 1-5 for ease of use, display, features, and battery life, then manually add their own pros, cons, and… Read More

  • Qik Launches Facebook Connect Support

    With too many companies to list battling it out for users in the live mobile video broadcasting space, spreading the word is key. Most people just don’t realize such a thing is possible; outside of geekier circles, the entire concept is still fairly new. Stream a live video from your handset and send the link off to some friends that don’t lurk blogs and social sites all day… Read More

  • 2009 Sidekick LX will support H.264 playback, MP4 recording

    When we heard that the 2009 edition of the Sidekick LX would be rockin’ an oh-so-droolworthy 854×480 screen, we crossed our fingers in hopes that it could playback video at a resolution worthy of the display. Not content with waiting for tomorrow’s Sidekick shindig, we did a bit of digging – and uncovered pretty much everything there is to know about video on the… Read More