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  • Yellowsn0w becomes ultrasn0w, iPhones everywhere swoon

    iPhone OS 3.0? Pah! Baseband 2.30.03? Ain’t got nothin’. This evening, the iPhone Dev Team displayed their inimitable talents with a live video demonstration of yellowsn0w’s
    big, bad, unstoppable brother: ultrasn0w. They’re keeping mum on the details to make sure it’s all still working come Friday’s iPhone 3G S launch, though there’s no saying for… Read More

  • Review: Quantum Collapse brings quality Real-Time Strategy to the iPhone

    We’ve been waiting for this. Finally, a developer creates a quality Real-Time Strategy app for the iPhone. No, it wasn’t one of the big iPhone game developers. Instead, it was made by a team of just 5, led by Javier Davalos, who don’t even have their own website (they use this Facebook page for now). Quantum Collapse brings Starcraft-like real-time strategy gameplay to… Read More

  • Symbian not in a hurry to take on smartphones

    Apparently they’re not too worried over there among the Symbianites. Despite growing pressure from ever-more-inexpensive smartphones, they don’t seem to care much about competing. Maybe it’s overconfidence from years on the top, or maybe they have an ace up their sleeve. I think it’s a little of both; they don’t think they need an ace, because they’ve seen… Read More

  • iPhone carrier bundle updates iTunes 8.2 are but one command away

    If you’re looking to get MMS/Tethering up and working right this second on an iPhone running the developer’s release of OS 3.0, you’re going to need to manually update the carrier file. In past builds of iTunes, performing this update was a matter of holding the shift key and pressing the “Update” button on the iPhone screen. In iTunes 8.2, however, Apple decided… Read More

  • Google Maps for Android robustified: voice search, transit directions, and more

    Google Maps for Android has been functional since its release, but now it’s actually catching up to the real thing, and sports some features that integrate it more completely with Android while also increasing its usefulness. Personally, I’m excited about public transportation being included in directions; you’re most likely to need that when you’re out and about and… Read More

  • iPhone app review: Taptu, the alternative search machine

    Everyone moans about the lack of Flash on the iPhone, right? Let’s face it: if someone makes a solid Flash implementation for the iPhone there would be substantially less interest in making native iPhone apps. You could create a rich user environment in the browser, and the iPhone App Store would be less and less relevant. As things stand now, I prefer native apps over browser apps… Read More

  • After the G60, Garmin's devices will only run Android and WinMo

    The Garmin nuviphone G60 will come out one day, friends, most likely during the second quarter of this year. And when it does come out, there will be much rejoicing: it’s the last time the Garmin-Asus operating system will be used on a device. From there on out it’s Android and Windows Mobile all the way. Read More

  • Sprint announces the BlackBerry Tour 9630 for $199

    Not to be outdone by Verizon, Sprint went live with their BlackBerry Tour 9630 site and with it came details of pricing for the 3G variant of the 8900 Curve. If you’re not down with the Pre then I suggest getting this badboy for $199. Sprint Read More

  • Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Tour 9630 goes live

    Looks like McAdam was telling the truth after all, I just hope for VZW customers sake that he was telling the truth about everything, too. Earlier today, Verizon went live with the BlackBerry Tour 9630 teaser site and we’d assume its launch is imminent, but you can never tell with these sorts of things. Read More

  • Brightkite For Android Coming Soon, Beta Access Open Now

    The Android userbase may not be quite as big as that of iPhone OS – but man, they are one loud bunch. More so than any smartphone platform past, users of these two operating systems tend to consider themselves rivals of sorts; if you release an application for one, users of the other will begin to clamor almost immediately. It’s been about 8 months since the launch of their iPhone… Read More

  • Samsung preps the Jet for takeoff

    That’s right folks, Samsung is on fire today. Hot on the heels of the all the other handsets that they’ve rolled out so far, the Jet looks poised to fill in that crucial gap between feature phones and smartphones. Support for ActiveSync via Microsoft Exchange is huge here, and it means the Jet can sync with your data remotely to make sure everything you need is up to date when you… Read More

  • Palm Pre now tether-friendly, depending on your definition of "friendly"

    We’re not sure if there’s a direct connection here or not, but here’s the way we saw it: PreDev Wiki opens the floor to anyone looking to discuss tethering the Pre, then nixes the topic at the request of Palm. Just hours later, the first tethering solution has gone up. Coincidence? Did someone get a spark of motivation after the discussion got pushed under the rug? Either… Read More

  • iPhone app review: MovieLingo

    I’m not a huge movie buff, but I have a pretty good memory and do well enough at movie trivia games. I am also often able to repeat lines verbatim from movies I saw years ago, and usually enjoy doing so. So I was pretty intrigued when I saw Avalinx’s new app, MovieLingo. It’s a simple app, but I think it’s a good example of how to use mobile computing and always-on… Read More

  • Samsung B7610 enters the fray, officially

    Today at an event in Singapore, Samsung Korea officially launched four new handsets to the market. The flagship of the four phones introduced was the Samsung B7610, a part of Samsung’s Omnia brand of smartphones. The B7610 comes with a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen display (800×480 resolution), a slide-out keyboard, a 5.1-megapixel camera, 1GB of memory, FM tuner, Wi-Fi, TV Out, and… Read More

  • Q3 2009: Nokia E72, XpressMusic 5530

    There’s two more Nokia phones for you to choose from. Well, soon there will be. There’s the E72, which has been shot-teased for a few months and is billed as “swift, slim, and resourceful”; it’s sentient, too. That’s a new feature this year. Then there’s the far simpler XpressMusic 5530, which, as the name implies, is built around its music-playing… Read More

  • Verizon to get the Samsung Omnia 2

    Get ready Verizon subscribers for the Samsung Omnia 2 is coming your way. The Omnia 2 boasts a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with WVGA resolution, TouchWiz 2.0 (more widgets!) and WinMo 6.5 when available (ships with 6.1). Pricing and availability are unavailable. Read More

  • AT&T FAQ reveals no extra charges for MMS

    AT&T will not be charging subscribers extra for MMS when it rolls out, according to an FAQ (PDF) that iLounge found online. Just thought you should know. I was worried about that and now it looks like I’ll be dumping my BlackBerry Curve and heading to AT&T for the 3G S. Will AT&T offer MMS and tethering? Later this summer, as part of the 3.0 software, AT&T will make… Read More

  • Belkin announces a cornucopia of iPhone 3G/3G S cases

    What would a Monday morning be without an iPhone accessory post? I don’t know because it seems like we do them all the time! With today’s announcement, Belkin has covered the whole gamut to meet everyone’s needs. A variety of silicone and leather cases with various graphics will adorn your iPhone and there’s even a douchey horizontal holster for you belt. Oh… Read More

  • Dell's Android phone pictured?

    Is this Dell‘s upcoming Android-powered smartphone? Hmmm? It does sport a Dell logo on the bottom chin. And it does seem to be running Android. Still, there isn’t anyway of verifying this pic’s authenticity so we’ll just add this bad boy to Mr. BlurryCam’s portfolio. Read More

  • BlackBerry Messenger update in the wild

    It’s not available yet, but BGR got his hands on the latest build of RIM’s upcoming update to BlackBerry Messenger. The following are new features to the PIN-based messeging system: Avatar support, GPS location integration, Proximity sensor, Set conversation subjects, and Homescreen support. Hit the jump for details. Read More