• HTC Nike, Touch Who?

    Many of us on domestic soil are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the HTC Touch, but the rumor mill is abuzz with talks of the P5500 aka Nike. This has long been rumored to be the Touch II, but the specs put it in a class of its own. The common bond between the two may be the TouchFlo interface, but the Nike blows the Touch out of the water. An auto-sliding keyboard is the key differentiation. Read More

  • Wii Firmware Update Breaks Freeloader Disc, Nintendo Can't Be Bothered

    A firmware update for the Nintendo Wii rendered Datel’s Freeloader disc completely useless yesterday. Freeloader lets users play imported games on the GameCube and, until yesterday, the Wii. Following the update, the Freeloader… she is dead. Yup, now gamers who want to play imported GameCube titles on their Wii will have to get one of those warranty-voiding… Read More

  • Mobile Linux Evaluation Kit Released

    At this week’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, ACCESS CO, LTD, announced the availability of a mobile Linux evaluation kit based on the ACCESS Linux Platform. This is optimized for the Marvell PXA30x and PXA31x application processors, and allow OEMs, ODMs and mobile operators to evaluate the benefits of the platform and Linux applications for mobile… Read More

  • FiOS: Not Just for 5 People Anymore

    Om is quoting a study on Verizon FiOS in the wild and came away with a starling realization: fiber optics will probably tear cable Internet and TV a new poop hole. Although only a few places have FiOS now, when Verizon rolled it out in Massachusetts: Comcast lost 5,216 subscribers across a base of 204,160, a drop of 2.6%. RCN lost 1,813 subscribers, or 7% off its base of 25,895… Read More

  • New .Mac Web Gallery Online Already

    Check out this new Web Gallery on a chick named Emily Parker’s .Mac service. Looks decent. Nothing to write home about I suppose but the pretty Apple flare is there. There’s a bunch of kids with chickens in one photo, which is pretty amusing. I don’t know. I’m not impressed. What do you think? School Garden [.Mac] Read More

  • GoLive Text2WAP

    A couple of weeks ago we posted about GoLiveMobile’s MobiCart plug in, and now we’re looking at their Text2WAP technology. This allows users to send a text message to 23907 and get back some useful information. The service basically has you text to the number, while sending a message with “about [XXXX]” as the message (with XXXX being your query of course). You then… Read More

  • Another Ad Gets Sony In Trouble

    Again Sony finds itself in trouble for one of its advertisements. Good grief, Sony, learn your lesson already! This time, over in the ban-happy UK, an ad for the PS3 that, apparently, “glamorizes” violence or anti-social behavior was so destructive to the social fabric that the country’s Advertising Standards Authority (wow…) banned it. Gone, the ad never existed. Read More

  • Motorola Launches Mobile Linux Platform, Begs for Spare Change Near the I96 Interchange

    After viewing Moto’s line-up this year — and playing with a number of Nokias, S-Es, and the iPhone, — I feel that Moto could put a singing puppy in every RAZR2 box and I’d still be disappointed. So, it is with a jaded sigh I announce Motorola’s new Linux platform, MOTOMAGX. That’s right. MAGX. Read More

  • Third Quarter Dividends for Sprint Nextel

    Any Sprint Nextel shareholder of record at the close of business on Sept. 7, 2007, has a quarterly dividend coming. The board of directors announced that a share of Sprint Nextel Common Stock returns 2.5 cents, payable Sept. 28, 2007. According to the Baltimore Business Journal, Sprint Nextel’s second quarter earnings dropped 94% because of costs associated with the company’s… Read More

  • Celunite First to Join LiMo Foundation

    Linux mobile software developer, Celunite, has become the first mobile phone operation system provider to join the LiMo Foundation. LiMo is a nonprofit organization that lobbies to increase the adaptation of Linux within the mobile industry. Giants Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodapone are founding members of the LiMo Foundation. The goal… Read More

  • New iMac Unboxing: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    The folks at Ars already dropped a few bones on a glossy new iMac and boy are they happy. They even took some purdy pictures for us all to look at! I sure would be happier if this were a widescreen multi-touch iPod, but whatevs, right? Unboxing the new, brushed metal iMac [Ars] Read More

  • Apple Adds Gigabit Ethernet To AirPort Extreme Base Station

    In addition to the iMac’s new paint job and some minor updates to iLife and iWork—Numbers notwithstanding—, Apple quietly updated several items in its online store, including the AirPort Extreme Base Station. The extreme router now has Gigabit Ethernet WAN and LAN ports. That means it’s faster (even though the Internet connection coming into your house is nowhere near… Read More

  • Update Improves Windows Vista Reliability

    Image Stolen from Dave …It’s called OS X. HAR! HAR! Go ahead and rock your Vista auto-update or click the link below because Vista is going to suck a little less today. The update improves memory leaks and freezes as well as speeds up a few little things — like the estimated time remaining read-out when copying files — to ensure that your Vista experience is more full… Read More

  • Samsung Blast Now Available For T-Mobile

    T-Mobile may not have the iPhone, but it certainly has a decent selection of other great phones. Coming to the lineup today is the Samsung Blast, a slider with some impressive features that won’t break the bank. You’ll find a 1.3-megapixel camera for starters, microSD for up to 2GB of storage, integrated AOL and Yahoo! mail, media player, Bluetooth, and four IM clients (ICQ… Read More

  • Hitachi and Alarion Working on Mobile WiMAX Jointly

    Japanese and other oversea markets will soon enjoy the collaborative efforts of Hitachi and Alvarion at 2.5 MHz. The Hitachi and Alvarion project will develop a Broadband Mobile Wireless Access System using WiMAX technology. WiMAX technology needs both a base station, which transmits broadband data, and mobile management technology, which handles handover between base stations. Thus the… Read More

  • U.K. Smoking Bans Equals More Texting

    Seems that people who would normally light up might be using those fingers to text instead. With no cigarettes to hold it seems that text messages are what smokers might be doing more of in the U.K. following the smoking ban, which went into effect on July 1. Texting across the Orange network of 17 million mobile phone users shot up by 7.5 million texts! The theory is that smokers need… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Upside Down?

    What goes up must come down, and when you’re a billionaire known for high flying – including high flying in hot air balloons you better be use to falling. But that doesn’t explain so easily why Virgin Mobile, once the darling of MVNOs, has fallen from grace. More so Virgin Mobile’s fall comes after being acquired NTL:Telewest? According to The Independent this was… Read More

  • A Billion Mobile Ads Served

    All that’s missing is the golden arches: “Over 1 Billion Served.” Except this isn’t hamburgers, this is mobile ads and that’s the monthly figure. AdMob announced that it had served up more than five billion targeted ads since its launch in December of last year, and that one billion of those ads were in July alone. “AdMob’s growth is a testament to… Read More

  • Scientific American Launches Mobile Web Site

    Need to search for daily news in science, technology, space or find interesting science related trivia… and need to do this while on the go? Now all this is as close as your mobile browser. Scientific American has launched a new mobile Internet site. Designed with mobile searches and browsing in mind, the search offers a listing of current articles in the newsstand issue, as well as links… Read More

  • T-Mobile: Cash for Old Cell Phones

    Last week we reported that mobile phone could be the toxic waste of tomorrow, but now comes news that some mobile companies are looking to do something about it. T-Mobile has launched a new initiate in the U.K. to get people to recycle their old phones. Under this effort T-Mobile is asking Britons to send their own phones, whether they work or not, and possibly even get some cash for doing so. Read More

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