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  • NAM Nokia 5800 XpressMusic coming later this month for 400 bucks?

    We weren’t huge fans of the 5800 XpressMusic when we first laid hands on it, and that probably won’t change when they slap North American-friendly radio in it. But if you’re aching to put your own paws all up on Nokia’s first touchscreen phone, this latest news might please you. Read More

  • Upcoming Sprint handset launch windows leaked, Treo Pro now aiming for March 15th

    If yesterday’s news that the Treo Pro’s launch date had slipped from February 15th to “TBD”, this latest bit of hearsay probably won’t help: “TBD” apparently means a full month later, with Sprint now hoping to get the Treo Pro onto the shelves by March 15th. Worse yet, that’s not even set in stone – it’s just Sprint’s hopeful… Read More

  • Qik and Boingo Wireless to announce partnership today

    Like all mobile video broadcasting solutions, Qik works at its best when it’s granted access to a nice fat WiFi pipeline. But beyond their living rooms, their local coffee shop, and that one street corner where they can pick up WiFi signal if they hold their laptop just right, most people don’t have a very wide array of WiFi spots available to them – not without… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson announces the W395 to get it out of the way

    Joining Samsung in the mentality of “Lets announce small stuff before MWC so that people don’t notice our gigantic leaks” is Sony Ericsson, who has gone ahead and announced the W395 Walkman phone. It’s not quite the beastly beaut we’re expecting to see next week at Mobile World Congress, but it might be just enough to tide over the desire for more leaks in the… Read More

  • Why no multitouch on the G1? Because Apple said so.

    When the G1 launched back in October, a common question clanged through the halls: wheres the multitouch? When a few clever minds managed to patch in their own multitouch support, proving that the hardware could handle it, things got even more perplexing. Had Google just not ironed out the multitouch workings enough to support it in this first device, or had Apple’s patent… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson releases C903 Cyber-shot in a pre-MWC explosion of phones

    It’s stirring. Even in this harsh economy, SE is still launching two phones for MWC, a move that shows SE’s dedication to the status quo and an understanding that consumers want more of the same. In a way, Sony Ericsson is telling the world “Yes, we’re still alive and kicking. Yes, we still have phones. And yes, one is is a mid-level cameraphone for Europe.” The… Read More

  • Yet more WinMo 6.5 screenshots

    It is probably safe to say that this is what Windows Mobile 6.5 will look like with this many screen shots. No one can deny the Zune-ish feel to ’em either. Mobile World Congress starts next week and purhaps Microsoft is reading the upcoming OS for a preview or soft launch. Previously we learned that 6.5 will hit manufacturers in April with the devices hitting consumer’s hands… Read More

  • Google releases Android Firmware 1.1 (RC33) patch notes

    We’ve known about the Android RC33 update’s flagship features, such as Latitude and voice search, for some time now. But what about all of the less obvious enhancements, API changes, and bug fixes that managed to sneak their way in? A few of these incremental improvements have been discovered the good old fashion way, but Google has gone ahead and published the full bug… Read More

  • Archos unveils plans for an Android-based Internet Media Tablet mobile "phone"

    Archos, best known for its line of hard drive-based portable media players, has announced plans to “extend its product line with a new ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet combined with a mobile phone, by merging Google’s Android telephony stack and the ARCHOS’ multimedia framework,” according to IT News Online. This new hybrid device (something of a joint effort… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson to announce 8-megapixel "Hikaru" Walkman phone at MWC09?

    Take the 8-megapixel shooter and slider form factor from the Sony Ericsson C905, up the screen from 2.4″ to 2.6″, throw in stereo speakers, dedicated music keys and an oh-so-necessary 3.5mm headphone jack, and stamp on the Walkman logo. What do you get? The Hikaru. According to the SEMCBlog, we’ll see this high-end camera phone/music phone hybrid get announced at Sony… Read More

  • Stay in sync (officially) with Google Sync for your mobile

    Sorry NuevaSync.  It (syncing Google contacts and calendars unofficially through your wonderful free service, that is) was fun while it lasted. Google has finally fleshed out its Google Sync to work beyond just BlackBerry handsets – enabling (most) smartphone (and iPod touch) users the ability to perform bi-directional syncing of Google contacts and calendars. Today’s update… Read More

  • Sprint Treo Pro not coming on February 15th

    If you’ve been keeping a tab on the Sprint Treo Pro lately, past hearsay might have you expecting it to hit the shelves (for real this time) on February 15th. Unfortunately, that’s just not going to happen – not anymore, at least. According to an internal news memo that found its way to BGR, the Pro’s launch has shifted from 2/15 to “TBD”, with dealers… Read More

  • Expansys steals Nokia's thunder, fully outs the E75

    It looks like Expansys is making a habit out of stealing people’s thunder, this being the second product page to go up prior to official announcement in the past week. This time it’s the Nokia E75 which, admittedly, wasn’t much of a secret at this point anyway. We’re a bit surprised this thing is actually making it to market, being that the timing and its chubby-bunny… Read More

  • Two more Samsungs sneak out of the oven

    Okay, seriously. Its gotta be intentional at this point. Samsung is a more than a dozen pre-MWC leaks deep, with everything from the lowest of lows to their higher-end stuff out on the table. Two more Samsung phones purported to be getting their announcements next week have now leaked. Neither are anything groundbreaking, but we’ll cover’em for the sake of completion. From left… Read More

  • Samsung to revamp TouchWiz for MWC09

    With good ol Sammie Samsung’s pipes being all kinds of leaky this year, it’s not too surprising that Samsung is going ahead and announcing somethings right before Mobile World Congress. Might as well make sure word gets out properly, right? This morning, Samsung announced that they have revamped the TouchWiz UI that graces a number of its handsets, and will be demoing it in… Read More

  • BlackBerry Gemini details revealed [Update]

    Now this is the Curve I would have loved for T-Mobile to have launched this year, but I’m perfectly content with my 8900. The BGR is reporting that the 9300, codename Gemini, is more or less a 3G Curve. Details are scant at this point and BG pontificates that we shouldn’t expect this until Q4 ’09 (if we’re lucky) but mostly likely Q1 ’10. Hit the jump to see what… Read More

  • Nokia planning it's own app store? Meh, we say

    Robin “Sassafrass” Wauters at TC is comment on the idea that Nokia could be opening an app store. Our take? Bleh. But that didn’t stop Robin from thinking about how dreamy it would be. Our sister site MobileCrunch may be convinced that not every company needs an app store, but for Nokia to launch a central platform for distribution and sales of micro-programs developed for… Read More

  • Samsung S8300 TouchWiz slider AKA Ultratouch coming tomorrow

    Hey, you. Get off the couch. Samsung’s S8300 TouchWiz slider with 8-megapixel camera is coming out tomorrow. Pricing and carrier are unknown at this time, but if you’re into sexy sliders with big touchscreens and Samsung’s pretty nice Croix interface, you, friend, are in luck. This thing comes packed tight with a 2.8″ WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 8 megapixel camera… Read More

  • What was in that AT&T iPhone carrier update?

    If you’ve got an AT&T-locked iPhone and have plugged it into iTunes anytime in the past few hours, you may have noticed a dialog box pop up with the following: “An update to the carrier settings for your iPhone is available. Would you like to download it now?” .. And that’s it. No patch notes, no sign of what said update would actually do. Always inquisitive, we… Read More

  • Confirmed: LG will debut the LG Arena KM900 at Mobile World Congress

    When word first got out of the LG Arena, we figured it was safe to say we could expect an official debut at Mobile World Congress – and it definitely was. LG has just pushed a previously unpublished shot of the KM900 (and its interface, which looks a whole lot less iPhone-y here than it did in previous shots) to their blog, saying nothing but “All will be revealed at Mobile… Read More