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  • Rumor: Sony Ericsson Idou coming in October. Or November. Maybe.

    Since the day it was announced, Sony Ericsson has been saying the 12.1 megapixel beast that is the Idou would be launching in the second half of 2009. Sweden’s thinks they’ve managed to narrow down the window a bit. According to the Sony Ericsson rep they spoke to, the Idou is lookin’ at launch sometime in October or November. Read More

  • Samsung Impression hits the shelves at AT&T

    Samsung promised that the Impression would hit on April 7th – and sure enough, they’re just starting to trickle onto the shelves. Besides havin’ a nice, roomy QWERTY keyboard, the main sell here is the 3.2″ AMOLED Touchscreen. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s the first AMOLED screen in the US. Not sure what AMOLED is? It’s yet another acronym… Read More

  • iPhone Video Recording Screen Found

    If there were any lingering doubts that Apple would soon bring video recording to the iPhone in one way or another, let them be cast away. By tweaking a configuration file tucked away in the depths of the iPhone 3.0 SDK, a MacRumors user was able to coax the Camera app to load a slightly different interface. See that slider in the bottom right? I’m pretty sure it’s safe to… Read More

  • Tap Tap Coldplay released right on time

    As we predicted last week, Tapulous has just released the Coldplay-edition of their amazingly popular iPhone music game, Tap Tap Revenge. The game features 11 tracks out of the box; as we’d heard before, the majority of these are from their newest material, with two of them being remixes. Five bucks buys you all the screen-poking Coldplay goodtimes you could ever want. Check out the… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson releases S312, W205 Walkman phone

    Don’t worry: these won’t come out here. The S312 is a 2-megapixel camera phone with dedicated “camera” button for taking impromtu snaps of your friends and relations. It should be available in Q3 2009. The W205 (shown here) has a 1.3-megapixel camera and FM tuner and supports up to an amazing 2 gigabytes of Memory Stick Micro storage. It should be available in Q3 as… Read More

  • Rumor: BlackBerry Storm 2 coming in September, has WiFi

    Outside of the iPhone and the G1, very few phones fuel the forum flamewars like the BlackBerry Storm. As the first touchscreen BlackBerry, it was bound to have some haters. Whether you’ve been enamored since day one or a zealous skeptic since the beginning, the phone has one fault that is undeniably unfortunate: no WiFi. There’s nothing that can be done on the WiFi front for… Read More

  • Rumor: Nokia still looking at netbooks, going with Foxconn as the OEM?

    Remember back in February when Nokia’s CEO went on the record saying they were “looking very actively” at pushing out some Nokia-branded laptops? It looks like they may have moved past the “looking” stage. Read More

  • Stroke Dialer makes number dialing relative and blind-friendly

    It has only been a few months since Stevie Wonder was at CES to ask the phone industry to make the handsets more accessible to the blind, but it looks like it’s starting to catch on. Read More

  • Openmoko scraps next-gen FreeRunner, shifts to "Plan B"

    Although HTC was able to realize its Dream (aka G1), for many hardcore mobile enthusiasts, Openmoko’s open source and ultra-hackable smart device – Neo FreeRunner – was the real dream. Running on Openmoko’s open source Linux platform, the FreeRunner was arguably the first smartphone made specifically for hackers (er, developers) who, according to the Openmoko Wiki… Read More

  • Specs of three upcoming BlackBerrys leak out

    Well, well. What do we have here? It seems that we might have specs of some upcoming RIM BlackBerrys: Onyx, Driftwood, and Magnum. Don’t get too excited as release info and pricing haven’t been released, but these specs are enough to drool over for a bit anyway. Read More

  • Nokia N97 gets some quality time with the FCC

    The talented shutterbugs at the FCC recently got their hands on a sexy Nokia N97 ahead of the phones US release. Not only did the government suits photograph a previously unannounced color scheme, but also published all the details about the phone. We kind of already know most about the phone after spying it at Nokia World ’08 last December. Really, all we wanna know about is… Read More

  • T-Mo's full 2009 line-up leaked

    For those of you in high school, be prepared to get your mind blown. The Sidekick 2009 is coming May 13, the Wing II is coming on July 22nd and the HTC Snap is coming July 1. A few other models are rolling out of T-Mo this summer, but those are some of the greats. The folks at have found the full summer line-up including a prepaid Nokia 1661. Boring feature phones aside, I’m actually… Read More

  • Review: Cake Mania 3 for the iPhone/iPod Touch

    It’s no secret that my favorite Nintendo DS game is Cake Mania 2 (published by Sandlot) and my favorite Xbox game is Fuzion Frenzy. What these two games from two separate platforms have in common is Hudson Entertainment. And bless their hearts for bringing Cake Mania 3 to the iPhone. Read More

  • Review: Daniel X: Alien Hunter A Graphic Novel by James Patterson for the iPhone/iPod Touch

    A lot of folks have been declaring the iPhone as a worthy eBook reader and to them, I say, “Go take a long walk off a short pier.” No, it does not compare to the Kindle or Sony eReader or anything else. It’s tiny, harsh on the eyes and just plain sucks. With that being said, let’s check out ScrollMotion’s Daniel X: Alient Hunter, a graphic novel by James Patterson. Read More

  • Tapulous To Release Coldplay Edition of Tap Tap Revenge Next Week

    Details are a bit sparse for now, but we’ve now heard from multiple sources that Tapulous plans to release a version of their popular iPhone music game, Tap Tap Revenge, themed around British alt-rock band Coldplay early next week. This isn’t the first time the company has partnered with a band for premium releases; December of 2008 saw the Weezer-branded “Christmas with… Read More

  • OMG! Americans luv 2 txt, sent over 1 Trillion msgs in 2008

    On Wednesday, CTIA – The Wireless Association released its Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey results for 2008. According to the Survey, Americans sent over 1 Trillion text messages in 2008, almost triple the number (363 million) from 2007. That works out to roughly 3.5 billion txts per day, or almost 13 messages per wireless user (the survey reports that there are “more than… Read More

  • HTC Magic to be delayed by up to a month

    Aw, man – we were just starting to get excited. April, long listed as Vodafone’s launch windows for the HTC Magic, is upon us, and we’re ready to play with a new Android device. Unfortunately, there’s now good reason to believe that it may be up to a month before the device hits the shelves. Pocket-Lint contacted Vodafone’s sales line, who told them that the… Read More

  • CTIA09 Video: Palm demos Pandora, Fandango, Sprint TV, FlightView, and Nascar

    In a tucked away room in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sprint and Palm are demonstrating a number of Pre applications for the first time. Earlier this afternoon we got a bit of footage of Classic, a PalmOS emulator by MotionApps’ purposed for running any legacy applications you may have laying around. Since then, we’ve also had the opportunity to check out… Read More

  • CTIA09 Video: Palm demos MotionApps' PalmOS emulator, Classic

    If you’ve got loads of 5 year old PalmOS applications laying around, fear not – they’ll run on the Pre. Well, sort of; they’ll run in MotionApps’ recently announced PalmOS emulator which, for most purposes, should be just as good. We stopped by Palm’s lounge this afternoon for a quick demo, and brought the whole thing back on video for your… Read More

  • CTIA09: Hands-on video of the LG GD900

    Hey, look! It’s the LG GD900 from Mobile World Congress, except not behind an inch of glass! We’re amazingly torn on this device; on one hand, it’s an exercise of vanity, with nearly every defining feature existing solely for show. I mean, come on – a clear touch keypad? Why? On the other hand, hot damn it’s pretty. It’s a fashion phone without a fashion… Read More