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  • Samsung Instinct unboxed via MMS

    Whenever a new device launches, there tends to be an unspoken battle amongst all of the sites to get the best unboxing shots up before anyone else. It’s madness. Well, it looks like some Sprint employee has beaten everyone to the punch by about 2 1/2 weeks. Josh33_unc over at SprintUsers was treated to an unboxing gallery via a series of MMS sent by a buddy at Sprint, and he was cool… Read More

  • Vollee’s Streaming Game Service Launches on Second Life

    Linden Lab’s 3D virtual world, Second Life, can now be accessed with mobile devices. Vollee’s new 3G streaming service allows Residents to explore the entire virtual world from 3G or Wi-Fi enabled handsets. Currently, 40 devices can utilize Vollee’s technology. Support is soon planned for additional 3G and Wi-Fi enabled handsets, including the iPhone. “Vollee offers… Read More

  • Good shots of the Samsung i900 finally surface

    While the Samsung i900 was announced almost a month and a half ago, every shot of the handset released thus far has been crap. The best shot of it was a black and white mock up, watermarked to the point of insanity. Chinese news site managed to get a hands on with the device, and they were nice enough to bring back some visuals. The i900 is Samsung’s newest Windows… Read More

  • AT&T Settles Class-Action Lawsuit

    If you are an AT&T mobile service customer you may want to check your past bills carefully. For at least four years content providers have been sneaking charges onto AT&T bills for services like ringtones, jokes and horoscopes. These fees, which may be hidden or poorly explained, show up on cell-phone bills, often as recurring charges. In a bid to win back customer trust, AT&T… Read More

  • Whrrl rolls out client for BlackBerry users

    Pelago’s mobile social discovery service Whrrl ties the social networking concept into a map of your surrounding area, allowing users to rate and review local spots, and share their current location and status with trusted friends. While it’s an awesome idea, its growth thus far has been stunted by its limited list of native mobile clients. Sure, users could interact with Whrrl via… Read More

  • Samsung F480: Your daily dose of WTF?

    Are they selling something? Making a comment on male-female relations? Hiring for an a cappella group? All we do know is that this is a non-US cartoon made for the Samsung F480, a phone we all want but will never, ever own because it’s Asia-only. Read More

  • Rumor Roundup: 3G iPhone

    With seven days to go before WWDC, the 3G iPhone rumor mill is pretty much on fire. Some of the rumors are pretty bonkers, but most of the more popular ones are pretty darn reasonable. In the name of science, we’ve pushed all of the rumors through our FCF (Fanboy Crap Filter), and rated the more likely rumors on the PKL (Pre-keynote Legitometer) scale. Lets take a look: Rumor: It’ll… Read More

  • AT&T Mobile TV Launched in 58 U.S. Markets

    AT&T, which is about a year behind Verizon Wireless in the Mobile TV market, has announced today that subscribers in 58 areas around the U.S. can sign up for the company’s new mobile TV service. AT&T Mobile TV is now available in 58 markets, including the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the service… Read More

  • HTC Touch Diamond ROM dumped, ported to other HTC handsets

    Even though the HTC Touch Diamond is barely out the doors, the talented magicians over at xda-developers have already managed to dump the Diamond’s ROM and are quickly getting it up and running on other HTC handsets. Within hours of release, the ROM is already reported as functional on the HTC Touch Elfin and the HTC Kaiser, with more in the works. While it’s ultra unlikely that… Read More

  • China Unicom to buy China Netcom

    Last month, the Chinese government ordered changes in the country’s telecommunications sector. The plans call for the country’s six telecommunications companies to combine into three groups. The move in meant to create a more competitive atmosphere and stop one operator from monopolizing the market. Pursuant to this mandate, China Unicom announced today that it will buy the… Read More

  • 4 more Sony Ericsson demo videos released

    Jeez – there has been a pretty much constant flow of Sony Ericsson demo videos over the past few days. First the Paris, then the BeiBei, and now demos for the W760, W980, G700, and G900 have hit YouTube. These new ones aren’t quite as exciting as the others, as they’ve already been formally announced — but it’s still nice to see them in action. Sony Ericsson… Read More

  • Two Nokia Supernova phones leaked

    It seems like Nokia is pretty dedicated to their new female-focused Supernova line. The super shiny Nokia 7310 Supernova trickled out to parts of the Asian market over the weekend, and now details on two more Supernova handsets have leaked out. The model numbers rumored to be tied to these S40 handsets are bit dubious as one has already been used by Nokia in the past, but they’re… Read More

  • The past week on MobileCrunch

    Top stories for the week of 5/25/08 – 5/31/08: Rumor: 3G iPhone to be delayed? Monsoon Multimedia to announce HAVA player for S60 tomorrow Adobe and Qualcomm partner to integrate Flash into BREW Samsung Soul slider reborn as candybar, dubbed Soulb Sprint’s QChat PTT going national in June RIM to meet with Indian Officials over Security Issues Hutchison Telecom bringing iPhone to… Read More

  • Sidekick LX over the air update will be packed with goodies

    With the Sidekick Gekko expected to launch soon at a wallet-friendly price, it looks like Danger is giving the higher-end Sidekick LX the update treatment to keep it in the top spot. While there doesn’t seem to be a concrete date when the OTA update will roll out, the guys at Hiptop3 managed to get the rundown on some of the coming features. Video playback and recording through the… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson BeiBei demo video released

    Hot on the trail of the Sony Ericsson Paris video we saw a few days ago, a demo video of the equally unannounced-yet-widely-known-about Sony Ericsson G702 BeiBei has hit the tubes. Unfortunately, the guy with the snazzy cardigan from the Paris video doesn’t make an appearance this time around. Like the Paris, the WiFi totin’ BeiBei is expected to get its official announcement at… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Festival Wild Card Special Edition

    To celebrate the Virgin Mobile Festival coming up in August, Virgin and Kyocera are launching a limited run of the custom-themed Virgin Mobile Festival Wild Card Special Edition. Believe it not, that’s supposedly an abridged version the device’s full name: Virgin Mobile Festival Wild Card Special Edition Ultra Mobile Xtreme Deux Plus. Deluxe. They’re throwing in all kinds… Read More

  • Hutchison Telecom bringing iPhone to Hong Kong

    Joining Japan and Korea on the list of Asian countries planning on bringing the iPhone over, Hutchison Telecom is set to bring the iPhone to Hong Kong and Macau within the next few months. They’re being a bit hush-hush about the specifics, especially about whether the iPhone they’ll offer will be 2G or 3G – but it’s pretty safe to assume it’ll be the latter. Still… Read More

  • Windows Live for Nokia expanding availability

    Windows Live for Nokia is a service that brings Live Contacts, Messenger, Hotmail, and Spaces to the Nokia S60 platform. While it has been available in many parts of the world for quite a while, the US and a number of other countries have been missing out. Today, Phil Holden announced on his blog that Windows Live for Nokia would be rolling out in 7 new markets, bringing the total up to 33. Read More

  • Samsung Soul slider reborn as candybar, dubbed Soulb

    Samsung has announced the Soulb, which they say contains “all the merits of Soul DNA” in a candy bar form factor. The names an interesting one — though I’m unable to replicate it here without using an image, the trailing b in Soulb is actually written as if it were a superscript, like so: . How would that be pronounced? Soul to the power of b? Soul-bee? Soul… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Paris demo spot hits the Internets

    Someone managed to get their hands on the ad spot for Sony Ericsson’s P5 Paris, and the folks over at JustAMP pushed it to YouTube. Details about this QWERTY/NumPad combo slider have been leaking out for the past month. Word is it’ll be made official at Sony Ericsson’s press conference on June 17th. It’s a pretty lookin’ thing for sure, but if it doesn’t let… Read More