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  • Samsung and Nokia: 2010 will be worse than 2009 for mobiles

    Samsung and Nokia: 2010 will be worse than 2009 for mobiles

    Although the market has more interesting phones and services than ever before, what with iPhone triumphant, Android ascendant, and data unlimited, the economic slump has curbed spending on what consumers perceive (probably correctly) as a luxury. For someone like moi, the newest smartphone is easily justifiable, but fewer people than expected, and probably even less next year, are making that same… Read More

  • Video: Multi-Touch on the G1

    Caution: Pink Floyd blasting as soon as you hit “play” I’m pumped about this because I just got a G1. This video shows a pretty basic paint program tracking two inputs at once — it’s pretty hacked together but it clearly works okay. We knew it was possible technically, now we see it’s possible practically, and hopefully soon we’ll see it supported… Read More

  • American Airlines introduces mobile boarding passes

    American Airlines introduces mobile boarding passes

    Though nearly the entire pre-flight process has been tweaked to make use of modern technologies, one outdated aspect still lingers: the tickets. Every single time I fly, I find myself checking the location where I put my tickets once every 3-4 minutes. Are they still there? Did I remember to zip up after I last checked? When I pulled my hand out, did the ticket sneak out? I’ve never lost a… Read More

  • Nokia announces the E71's little brother: E63

    Nokia announces the E71's little brother: E63

    This morning Nokia made the E63 official although we found out about it yesterday. Nothing too fancy compared to the E71, but it does come with Wi-Fi, 3.5G and a 2-megapixel camera for 199 Euro. Read the rest at MobileCrunch Read More

  • Oakley, Surfline launch free surf report app: Surf Report

    Oakley, Surfline launch free surf report app: Surf Report

    I haven’t run into any surfers with iPhones, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there. Today, Oakley (the guys that make those hideous Thump sunglasses) and Surfline announced their free app: Surf Report. There’s only one other surf-forecasting app, GreenRoom Surf Forecasts, available today and it costs $2.99. It’s limited to spots in California, but you can get a… Read More

  • New Palm OS: ALP 3.0

    New Palm OS: ALP 3.0

    Alright, folks. Here we go. This is the new Palm OS, fresh out of Access, the company that bought PalmSource during the Great Post-.Com Boom Palm Upheaval. The OS supports Linux applications along with classic Garnet apps from the previous generation. Access has published PDFs on the OS and framework and there is some expectation that the OS will be hit Japan sometime this year and, if the angels… Read More

  • Apple sells 6.9 million iPhones in Q4 of 2008, beats RIM at their own game

    Apple sells 6.9 million iPhones in Q4 of 2008, beats RIM at their own game

    Hot off of Apple’s Q4 earnings call comes a bit of iPhone news: Alongside 2.6 million Macs and 11 million iPods, Apple managed to sell 6,892,000 iPhones in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008. In contrast, they sold just 1,119,000 iPhones in fiscal Q4 of 2007. Feeling a bit spunky, Jobs’ mentioned that they’ve outsold some significant competition, saying “We’ve sold… Read More

  • Xberry brings Xbox Live to your BlackBerry

    Xberry brings Xbox Live to your BlackBerry

    You have to imagine that at least a few Xbox Live users have a BlackBerry and this app is aimed right at ‘em. XBerry Live! seems to do about everything a Live user would want on the go, but be warned that this BlackBerry app isn’t going to make your day go by any quicker. Just think, it’s around 2 o’clock and you see all your buddies gaming away on COD4 while you have a… Read More

  • Unboxing: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Unboxing: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Pantech’s C610 clamshell was announced today for AT&T and we were lucky enough to have one dropped off at the office. The C610 isn’t a bad looking phone to be honest and is well equipped. It can tap into the 3G network for downloading music, games and watching TV clips. It even gives directions with built-in GPS. Memory is expandable via microSD and also includes Bluetooth. The… Read More

  • Nokia's Comes With Music on the 5800: Nokia's attempt to out-iTunes iTunes

    Nokia's Comes With Music on the 5800: Nokia's attempt to out-iTunes iTunes

    Nokia announced their Comes With Music program last month, a media download offering with backing from Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, EMI, and Universal Music Group. The system, along with the Nokia Music Store, has about 5 million tracks currently available and Nokia has announced the Music PC client for easy downloads. You can drag CDs into the application for immediate ripping. Comes With Music… Read More

 
  • Adobe working on Flash for iPhone, but the ball is in Apple's court

    Adobe working on Flash for iPhone, but the ball is in Apple's court

    After a nearly endless stream of hearsay and rumors on the matter, Adobe has now gone on the record about Flash on the iPhone. During a presentation at the Flash on the Beach expo today in the UK, Adobe’s Senior Director of Engineering Paul Betlem mentioned that the Flash development team was actively working on a release for the iPhone, but due to the closed nature of the handset, the final… Read More

  • We've got a new look!

    We've got a new look!

    After a few years on the theme of yesteryear, MobileCrunch has been given a facelift under the mighty styling scalpel of Mark Hendrickson. Readers of TechCrunch should feel right at home with the new look. It’s sharp, it’s clean, and it’s just oh-so-easy on the eyes. Though there might be a few tweaks here and there in the coming weeks, a couple of features have already made… Read More

  • MobileCrunch is looking for interns

    MobileCrunch is looking for interns

    Do you live and breath mobile? Do you want to be the one to bring the news to the masses as it breaks? MobileCrunch is now looking for interns. Think you’re the one for the job? Shoot us a line at mobilecrunch at crunchgear dot com. Be sure to include a bit of information about yourself, a basic rundown of your background, and some examples of your writing style. Read More

  • HTC Touch 3G product page spotted early, too

    HTC Touch 3G product page spotted early, too

    Hand-in-hand with the HTC Touch HD page spotted earlier, the product page for the equally unannounced HTC Touch 3G has also made its way into the public view. It’s packed with visual goodies and specs, so check it out As far as anyone can tell from the images available, it’ll come in blue, brown, black, and gold varieties. Spec-wise, it’ll be luggin’ a 2.8″ QVGA… Read More

  • SNL tears into the T-Mobile Fav 5 commercial

    http://www.hulu.com/embed/0Jj6zSP684dbae0cMGbvPw Just a bit of fun for anyone checking in on an otherwise slow Sunday, straight from last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live. The show itself was hit-or-miss from sketch to sketch, but this one had us rolling. Read More

  • ASUS taking on the Omnia with a 5-MP WinMo handset of their own?

    ASUS taking on the Omnia with a 5-MP WinMo handset of their own?

    Wuh-oh. Looks like the Samsung Omnia might soon have a heavy-handed challenger in the 5 MP Windows Mobile 6.1 handset arena. The specs are in no way official until ASUS gets around to makin’em so, but heres what can be gleaned from the shots: it has got a trackball in place of the Omnia’s optical sensor, a front facing camera, 3g, WiFi, Bluetooth, a solid resolution touch display… Read More

  • Hands on galleries of Velocity Mobile’s new handsets (103, 83, 301)

    Hands on galleries of Velocity Mobile’s new handsets (103, 83, 301)

    Velocity Mobile brought a trio of shiny new handsets to CTIA today, and we got to spend just a bit of time with all three: the 103, 83, and 301. In the flurry of crazy that is CTIA scheduling, I wasn’t able to spend enough time with’em to write a full hands on for each. Velocity hooked us up with a 103 to review, so we’ll have more to say about that one in just a few days. Read… Read More

  • Putting Slacker to work

    Putting Slacker to work

    Today RIM announced the Slacker application available for BlackBerry. It was demoed at CTIA and I got a chance to play around with it a little bit. The relationship brings Slacker Personal Radio to BlackBerry devices. The biggest benefit is the ability to cache thousands of songs. Every time you hit a hotspot the device will sync and update the station. Plenty of music is available from Fergie to… Read More

  • Yahoo oneConnect connects all

    Yahoo oneConnect connects all

    Today at CTIA Yahoo announced oneConnect for the Apple iPhone. The stand-alone app aims to aggregate all your social networks into one place. Naturally, all your favorites are included: Facebook, YouTube, Dopplr, Twitter, Flickr, even Friendster. Of course Yahoo being Yahoo, others are included too. Read the rest over on MobileCrunch. Read More

  • Motorola officially launches the silver MOTO Q Global

    Motorola officially launches the silver MOTO Q Global

    Remember that Silver MOTO Q we mentioned had found its way into a few AT&T stores last week? Its made the jump to the land of the official, available immediately as an AT&T exclusive. As mentioned before, it’s pretty much a MOTO Q9h pre-flashed with Windows Mobile 6.1 and given a flashy silver makeover. Same quad-band radio, UMTS dual-band 3G, 2.0 megapixel camera — same… Read More