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  • Video: Where baby Nokia 7205 Intrigues come from

    When a Nokia 7205 with a silver keyboard and a Nokia 7205 with a pink keyboard love each other veeeeerry much, they … dance. Then they spin around while showing off their features. It’s an odd mating ritual, but it’s about as sensual as phones can get without, you know, goodie bits. We’re not sure if this video is headed for the airwaves any time soon, as it was sent to… Read More

  • 3rd generation iPhone details trickle out

    Let us all for a moment believe that last week’s rumor of new iPhone hardware is true. With that in mind, let’s all settle in for the latest batch of rumors regarding the new hotness from Apple according to the Boy Genius. BGR’s sources within AT&T have revealed a slew of tasty morsels about the upcoming handset announcement. Read More

  • Verizon and Nokia launch the 7205 Intrigue

    The only Nokia handsets Verizon ever picks up are the flip phones, and now they’ve got a new one on top of the chain: the Nokia 7205 Intrigue. It’s your basic flip at its core, but they’ve wrapped it up in an ultra-slick shell and tossed in a new “Habitat Mode” screen. On this new Verizon-exclusive screen, “contacts are presented in chronological order… Read More

  • Better luck next time: Dell goes back to the (smartphone) drawing board

    Attention-grabbing rumors of a Dell smartphone began to surface this past January, and then again in February. Now, more than 2 months since the web-wide guessing game first began, there is fresh speculation regarding Dell’s secret handset. Read More

  • Sparkle: The iPhone Gets Its First Virtual World (And It's Completely 3D)

    The number of apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch is nearing the 30,000 mark but hardly any application takes advantage of the network effects that lie within the Apple ecosystem. Most developers simply ignore the fact that all iPhones and iPod Touches are interconnected globally and roll out stand-alone applications. This is one of the major reasons why the vast majority of fun apps lack… Read More

  • Palm: yeah, so we lost $100m – who cares, here comes the Pre!

    Palm’s third quarter earnings have been reported, and they’re as bad as anyone might have expected. But with the Pre just around the corner and everything on track, according to CEO Ed Collligan, nobody should be worrying about that. It’s a fair assessment, really: it’s like a boxing match where you know your fighter’s got a win in him. He’s battered… Read More

  • Rumor: iPhone with video recording coming later this year?

    Disappointed that the iPhone OS 3.0 announcement didn’t bring video recording? Sure – you’re not alone. With jailbreak-only applications like Cycorder having been recording videos for months now, many iPhone users are having a hard time understanding why Apple has yet to make it official – or why they haven’t allowed video recording applications in the App… Read More

  • Review: Locavore for the iPhone

    The term Locavore is one that I’m not very familiar with – and to be honest, I was under the impression that throwing out a blanket term like “eating organic” was good enough. The whole organic movement hit the mainstream as I was making an exodus from the west coast, so concrete and constant car honking have muddled my green/hippie roots. The thought of going to a… Read More

  • Photobucket teams up with T-Mobile and Danger to create mobile apps

    Understatement of the day: Apps are in. Having already released an iPhone app, it should come as no surprise that Photobucket has teamed up with T-Mobile and Danger to create mobile Photobucket apps for select T-Mo handsets and Danger’s Sidekick. Read More

  • Sekai Camera: Mobile social tagging is coming to Android phones, too

    Does Android dream of Sekai Camera? The answer is yes. The augmented reality app, which was unveiled for the first time during TechCrunch 50 last September, isn’t iPhone-only anymore. Sekai Camera is supposed to make it possible for phone users to tag objects and locations in the real world by using their camera phones. Read More

  • AT&T's Nokia E71X set to launch next week

    Some 8 months after the launch of the Nokia E71, the AT&T-branded E71x (which made its unauthorized internet debut four months ago) is finally set to hit the shelves next Tuesday. According to BGR, AT&T locations from coast to coast began receiving boxes full of’em sometime in the past few days. Whispers from the inside are pinning the handset at $199 bucks after rebate, which… Read More

  • Microsoft tweaks Windows Mobile 6.5 UI for the haters

    On left: Old and busted. On right: New hotness. When Windows Mobile 6.5 ROMs started floating around the Internet, people complained about the Honeycomb interface. When Microsoft made Windows Mobile 6.5 official at MWC, people complained about the Honeycomb interace. And when Microsoft started soliciting feedback from employees? You guessed it: complaints about the Honeycomb… Read More

  • Samsung to release Android-powered handset by Q3

    The DigiTimes has it (via all-knowing “market sources”) that Samsung will launch its own an Android-powered handset as early as the third quarter of 2009: Based on information leaked from Samsung, the company’s first Android handset will be similar to HTC’s forthcoming HTC Magic handset in design and hardware specifications, and both models will be built with 3.5G… Read More

  • Samsung Movies launched in UK and Germany today, rest of Europe to follow

    Samsung Mobile has launched “a dedicated [online] movie store for Samsung customers” aptly named, Samsung Movies. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson no longer sitting in tree, no longer kissing

    You know you’re in for a treat when the story you’re reading has, in big red letters, “Please note that this story is based upon rumor and/or speculation.” So let’s begin with that and move on to points rendered. Manager Magazin in Germany is reporting that both Sony and Ericsson are thinking of shutting down or selling their Sony Ericsson joint venture, a… Read More

  • eBuddy surpasses 10M downloads on GetJar

    With the entire tech word endlessly buzzing about the latest new smartphone, it’s easy to forget that around 75% of handsets sold are basic feature phones – often lovingly referred to as “dumb phones”. With these phones generally lacking an official “App Store” of their own, users turn to the web to find new applications. One of the most popular resources… Read More

  • Beejive IM Moves To Block Out iPhone Pirates

    BeeJive IM for iPhone, a popular instant messaging application, saw an update this week which added Facebook support to its corral of services. In the hours after the release, reports began to trickle in that something wasn’t quite right. For what seemed like a random group of people, the screen would suddenly read “PC LOAD LETTER” whenever the user tried to establish a… Read More

  • Review: Oregon Trail for the iPhone

    Short Version: If you like the original, you’d enjoy this version. Rather than tarnishing the memories of our childhood, Gameloft has built upon them; almost everything we loved about the original has returned, and the new platform and enhanced graphics have only improved them. Long Version: Oh, Oregon Trail. Multiplication and division be damned – it was the only thing I really… Read More

  • Metal Gear Solid Touch now available

    Ahoy hoy, MGS fans, who might also happen to own an iPhone and/or iPod Touch, Konami has pushed out Metal Gear Solid Touch today. So, go download the 87.3MB game and pony up $7.99. The game already has over 50 reviews with a 4.5 star rating, so it must be good! iTunes Read More

  • March 26 brings "No-Commit" iPhone 3Gs to existing AT&T customers

    Attention existing AT&T customers who have been eyeing an iPhone 3G. Stop whatever you are doing, grab a red Sharpie, and circle March 26, 2009 on your calendar. Why? Because according to BGR (who got their hands on some internal AT&T slides), that is the first day you will be able to purchase a “No-Commit” iPhone 3G for the economy-boosting price of $599 (8GB) / $699 (16GB). Read More