• iPhone Couture

    If the glow of your iPhone is starting to wear off, it’s time to accessorize. “Project Runway” season two winner Chloe Dao teamed up with Pacific Design to create designer cases for the iPhone, a few Motorola handsets like the RAZR, and some generic bags. The designs are basic, but the fabrics are bold and eye-catching. The line also includes iPod cases, laptop bags, and… Read More

  • Time Warner Cable To Expand VOD Service

    Since we got Time Warner Cable in our new apartment, I haven’t been the hugest fan of the service. I do enjoy the quick video-on-demand features that let me watch “Flight of the Conchords” anytime I want however and it looks like TWC will be improving the on-demand service. A new feature called “Start Over” could be available by years end and will allow the user… Read More

  • DirecTV To Offer Internet Over Power Lines

    Not a lot of info here, but the WSJ is reporting that DirecTV will FINALLY start offering broadband Internet access via power line distribution. The service is possible through a deal with Current Group, who provides broadband communications over power lines. How much would you pay for broadband ‘net from DirecTV? With $20 satellite TV available, this could make up part of a wicked… Read More

  • Energizer Gets With The Program, Releases iPod Charger

    Having to buy batteries stinks, but at least Energizer is starting to cater to gadget-lovers. After a positive response with its cellphone chargers, Energizer has released the Energi To Go Portable Power For iPod. The device runs off of two Energizer e2 Lithium AA batteries, which provides up to 32 additional hours of music. Energizer will sell tons of these to people with dead iPods… Read More

  • Helio Officializes the Fin, Thinnest Flip in North America

    We’ve been hearing rumors, and today we find they’re true: Helio‘s got a new phone, it’s called the Fin. Which rhymes with thin, as in what the phone is. Read More

  • Click-to-Video Mobile Advertising

    Advertisers looking to deliver the mobile video ad campaigns can now use the Click-to-Video landing page service from Nexage, a mobile video solution provider. This service will make ad campaigns accessible to 550 million mobile phones, including 450 phone models operating on more than 350 wireless networks worldwide. This self service tool enables advertisers to create mobile Web pages… Read More

  • Irish Law Bans Mobile Use by Prisoners

    According to breaking news from the Belfast Telegraph, three prisoners have been sentenced to one month for unlawful use of a mobile phone while in custody. On May 1st of this year, the Irish passed legislation that makes the possession or use of a mobile phone by inmates a criminal offense. Six men are currently under incitement under this law. Other countries should consider following… Read More

  • iPhone Usage Warrants 300-page Bill

    Well, isn’t this a kick in the pants? I haven’t seen a physical phone bill in years since I switched to e-billing, but the video above was too funny not to mention here at the Gear and Justine is, how you say, hot. Most of you aren’t making 30k texts a month, but if you are one to take advantage of that unlimited plan then take heed and think twice about sending out your… Read More

  • HTC Iris Clears The FCC

    The good ole FCC has confirmed that HTC’s next mobile phone juggernaut will be launching in the US this fall. Say hello to the Iris aka S640. It isn’t much to look at now, but those of you on Sprint or Verizon should listen up. Let’s be honest for a minute. This is like, the red headed stepchild among the HTC family, but it does have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WinMo 6, 2-megapixel… Read More

  • Sony Alpha DLSR, Myth Or Reality?

    A little competition is healthy, right? Well, let’s hope Nikon sees it that way when Sony releases the next Alpha series later this fall. If you didn’t already know, Sony makes the sensors for Nikon’s DLSRs. With that aside, all the major DSLR folk should be on their collective toes right about now. Canon is on the verge of releasing of the 40D, which a lot of photogs are… Read More

  • Eight Ball in the Side Pocket

    The combo I-play and IPA World Pool Championship have knocked in a crisp bank shot with, World Pool Championship 2007. Big name pool sharks like Phil Harrison, Neil Raybone and Chris Melling are featured in this latest mobile phone game. Developed by, Blade Interactive, this game will have you practicing your ball-racking skills while remaining on the go. David Gosen, CEO, I-play commented… Read More

  • Mobile Phone Sales Increase 14 Percent

    Mobile phone sales to consumers in the United States reached 33 million units in the second quarter of this year, a decline of nearly 17 percent compared to the unit sales during the previous quarter according to The NPD Group, a consumer and retail information company. However, reports NPD Group, the second quarter is typically a slow sales quarter for mobile phone retailers… and there was… Read More

  • 2shop4 Mobile Shopping Service

    Who needs a personal shopper when you can save the trip to the mall, and browse on your mobile handset instead? Dialogue Communications has just announced the launch of 2shop4, the U.K.’s first mobile shopping mall, where users can buy products through the mobile Web using simple text codes. Send a keyword or code to 84777 and you can receive a Buy-Now WAP advert, which will allow you… Read More

  • iPhone Now a Book Reader for HarperCollins Titles

    Apple’s iPhone is now an iBook-reader, as HarperCollins Publishers announced that it will make digital book content available for the iPhone platform. There will be an initial 14 new titles, which will debut throughout August and September, and will be made available online in an iPhone-compatible format. “Reaching consumers on mobile devices and the Internet is increasingly… Read More

  • There’s a New Mobile Greeting Card Service for U.S.

    AG Interactive began a new e-card service today. Users can send e-cards via mobile phone over most U.S. wireless carriers. The innovative people at AG Interactive and Image Semantics have fine-tuned the e-cards so that they correspond to the parameters of the receiving device and destination carrier. This greatly increases the chance that full-color, animated greetings will be properly… Read More

  • Win Chance to Carry Olympic Torch

    Sometimes I dream of competing in the Olympics but then I look in a full length mirror and realize that they wouldn’t even let me tryout. If you or someone you know has had their dream of gold crushed, perhaps Samsung’s Mobile Phone Samaritan contest is one way to catch Olympic glory. To enter, go to Samsung’s contest Web site and tell a story about how someone (you may… Read More

  • Why Dial 911 When You Can Ring Your Local Constable?

    In America there is a joke that if you want to reach the police call the local donut shop. But in Wales, you don’t need to call the station house. You can now call officers directly on their mobile handsets. The phone numbers of more than 100 police officers in Swansea have been published in the Welsh city’s Evening Post newspaper. The South Wales Police provided the names and… Read More

  • Boost Mobile Subscribers Get Crushed or Flushed

    Boost Mobile’s 4.5 million subscribers will be happy to learn today that Crush or Flush is available to them for the low price of 69 cents a day. If you are over 25 you may not know what Crush or Flush is, so read on ancient one, read on. Crush or Flush is a safe and simple way to social network using a mobile phone. Since IceBreaker Inc. launched it in January 2007, over 250,000 people… Read More

  • Actress Bipasha Basu Becomes Mobile Game Heroine

    According to the, Times of India, mobile gamers and fans of Bipasha Basu will see the starlet in three upcoming mobile phone games. In the Bollywood realm, Bipasha Basu oozes glamor. Today, software publisher Jump Games announced a two-year, worldwide contract with her to create and distribute mobile games featuring Bipasha Basu. The first game to be released is, Bipasha Basu Jet Ski Champ. Read More

  • Wiz and Waz To the Rescue

    If you spent all day playing video games you might turn into a blob… or so we’ve been told. But what if to save the universe you need to be a blob? Well, there is a tough question we can’t answer. However, we can tell you that come September this will become more of an issue. In a mobile video game anyway. Eidos Interactive has announced the September launch of SolaRola, where… Read More

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