iphone 3g

  • BlackBerry Bold margins appear to be huge


    According to iSuppli the BlackBerry Bold has a BOM of $169.41, which might lead you to believe that RIM’s margins for the device are huge when compared to the selling price here in the US. AT&T will be selling the device for $300 with a 2-year contract or for $550 without (I think). Best Buy has it up on their website now for $660 and CompUSA is selling it for $800. The most… Read More

  • Analyst says Apple could drop iPhone price to $99 and still make 42.3% profit margin

    Would you buy an iPhone if it only cost $99 subsidized? It could make choosing other smartphone-like devices a lot tougher for most consumers. Analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham Research thinks that Apple would be able to lower the subsidized price of the 8GB iPhone 3G to $99 and still make a not-too-shabby 42.3% profit margin, according to Electronista. Wolf also said that if the price dropped… Read More

  • iPhone 3G baseband almost cracked, carrier independence imminent

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    3G Baseband Tool from iphonedev on Vimeo. The wizards at the iPhone-Dev Team have just about cracked the iPhone baseband which means carrier unlock is almost upon us. What does this mean? Sadly, not much. The iPhone is still physically… Read More

  • Officially official: BlackBerry Bold on November 4

    AT&T just told us that the BlackBerry Bold will be released on November 4 for $299. That’s the same price as the 16GB iPhone 3G, natch. That’s the official date. No rumors, no “sources,” none of that nonsense. Be there, or not. Read More

  • Kevin Rose demos Qik for the iPhone

    Yes, we know you can get Qik for your jailbroken iPhones now, but this is the App Store version and Mr. Rose, personal hero of mine, gets a look at it before all of us. Jealous? Didn’t think so. Anyway, Rose pontificates that the version he has is near final and that it should be coming soon for free. Would you want your Qik followers to know exactly where you’re streaming… Read More

  • Special Report: My iPhone 3G battery life is strikingly better

    Is there nothing Steve Jobs can’t do? After warning that a full recall or update would be required to get the IP3G to fighting trim, I’m pleased to note that this bastard now holds a charge like a champ. Before the latest update, my phone would literally be dead ten hours after being taken off the charger. I would wake up at 8am, pull it off the charger, and at about 6pm it would… Read More

  • Mophie starts shipping iPhone 3G juice packs

    That’s if you pre-ordered yours on or before September 8th, suckas. If you ordered beyond that date then don’t expect your juice pack to start shipping until the 30th of October. But be warned, consumers, for the juice pack for the iP3G is still awaiting its “Works for iPhone” Apple certification, which could effect shipping dates so maybe they should have held off, no? Read More

  • Rumor: iPhone 3G to be sold at Wal-Mart next month

    According to BGR, Wal-Mart may be carrying the iPhone 3G starting on November 15th. Also noteworthy is that it doesn’t look like the iPhone will be sold at Radio Shack, as previously rumored. Now, I’ve never purchased a cell phone from Wal-Mart before but here’s to hoping the activation process will be relatively hassle free, as I don’t remember ever seeing anybody in… Read More

  • Replacement Apple iPhone 3G power adapter now shipping

    Reports are filtering in that iPhone 3G owners are receiving their replacement USB power adapters before the Apple-announced shipping date of October 10, 2008.¬†The updated adapter look the same expect sport a green circle on the metal prongs side to differentiate¬†from the recalled versions. Hopefully, this version’s metal prongs will not break off in outlets, causing obvious safety… Read More

  • Why not, DIY edition: Turn your iPhone into a fishing lure

    The is the best use of the iPhone 3G I’ve seen yet. That is, other than using it as a communication device. Some guy, captain-ahab, dropped his phone in a river, rendering it useless. So, in the true spirit of something or other, he decided to turn his once head-turning phone into a fishing lure. A bit of revenge, if you will: that river took you from me, precious iPhone, now I’m… Read More

  • RunKeeper: Run with your iPhone


    Although logic dictates that smaller is better when it comes to running gear, RunKeeper, a cool iPhone app that tracks your treks via G.P.S. adds a compelling exception to that old adage. The iPhone isn’t the first thing you think of when going out for a run – maybe a nice Nano would be a better fit – but Runkeeper is something to consider. RunKeeper is a fairly unique product. Read More

  • Apple recalls Ultracompact USB Power Adapter, but calls it an exchange program


    Attention iP3G and Ultracompact USB Power Adapter owners- Today, Apple made it clear that the little USB power adapter that came with our iP3G (first thumbnail after the jump or for those who bought it as a standalone product
    ) is defective, like, the prongs will break off in the electrical socket, which will then shock the living life out of you. Ok, it won’t actually kill you, but… Read More

  • Earthscape iPhone App Now Free For Limited Time, Grab It Now

    Earthscape (iTunes link), the incredible iPhone application that brings Google-earth to the iPhone, just discounted its $10 pricetag to…free. For a “limited time.” The app, which we first wrote about in May, puts a little globe in your pocket that you can spin around and zoom in to specific locations. It shows where you are based on your GPS coordinates, highlights locations… Read More

  • SGN Launches Wii-like iGolf For iPhone.

    Once you’re done turning your iPhone photos into works of art that Monet would be envious of, check out iGolf, a minutes-old app created by Palo Alto-based Social Gaming Network. The application uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to detect a golf-swing like motion with the phone. Choose a club and swing the iPhone just like a golf club. Save your high scores and challenge your friends… Read More

  • iPhone 3G wins Stuff Magazine's "Gadget of the Year" readers choice award

    Congrats, Steve ol’ buddy! Your life long dream has finally come true! Yeah, yeah, selling millions of iPhone 3Gs was cool and all – but now it has won the UK’s Stuff Magazine readers pick award for “Gadget of the Year”! You can pick up your plaque and $50 dollar Hometown Buffet gift card next week. The other nominees for the readers choice award were the PS3… Read More

  • Confirmed: iPhone 3G hack – buy, cancel contract, keep phone – sort of works


    Reader Mike writes: I recently sent you guys an e-mail about how I was going to try to get the iPhone 3G and then cancel the AT&T service within the first 30 day to avoid an early termination fee. Well, the [charming folks] got me. I tried canceling it and it turns out if you cancel within the first 30 days Apple AND AT&T want you to return the iPhone wherever you bought it from… Read More

  • Gesture App For iPhone Lets You Turn Photos Into Impressionist Art On The Fly

    If you like taking and sharing photos on your iPhone, add this to your list of must have applications: Gesture. The $4.99 application lets you turn any photo you take on the iPhone into a really cool artwork-type image. Easily pointilize the photo, or zoom in and do the detail work yourself. My quick artwork is above, with my dog Laguna acting as the model. Altered images can be saved in… Read More

  • Direct Line Saves iPhone Users From Automated Call Hell

    Add this to your list of must have iPhone applications. Direct Line (iTunes link) is a service that helps you automatically navigate phone trees to get right to an operator (exactly what companies don’t want you to do). Install the application, browse of search the included companies, and select the one you want. Direct Line then calls the number and preselects the appropriate choices to… Read More

  • Straight from AT&T: We're working on reception problems, but it's your fault

    An internal source at AT&T discussed the problems fixed by the 2.0.2 update, explaining, in no uncomplicated terms, that the update controlled the UMTS power control in the phone. Each iPhone requires a small amount of power from the transmitter and that power is requested by the phone itself. If too many phones ask for too much power at once, the transmitter starts shutting down… Read More

  • New iPhone/iPod battery pack and chargers from Kensington

    Kensington announced the immediate availability for some new battery packs and chargers for use with either the iPhone 3G or the iPod. Also a couple of versions of a charger for use in the car are now on sale. First off, there are two new versions of the battery pack and charger. The Mini version costs 50 bucks and gives you three hours of talk time, 30 hours of music playback, or six hours… Read More

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