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  • RIM Launches One-Click-To-Join Mobile Conferencing App

    The majority of BlackBerry owners out there tend to fall on the enterprise side of things, so it only makes sense that RIM would build an app that caters to its suit-wearing, email-checking, conference-calling customer base. The app is called BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing, and it basically streamlines the entire tedious process of dialing in, giving an ID code, etc. North American… Read More

  • HTC Plans To Release Sense UI SDK

    HTC recently announced plans to release a software development kit for its Sense UI, which just so happens to be downright gorgeous in version 3.0. The SDK will allow developers to integrate their applications more deeply within the Sense software, according to HTC. And for developers who want to build 3D apps, the company also has plans to offer APIs and sample code for Sense handsets with… Read More

  • Girls Just Wanna Have A Pink Nokia N8 Running Symbian

    Looking for a bra made out of genuine, 100 percent smartphone that shoots laser beams from your chest? Or perhaps, you’ve been waiting for that multipurpose phone that moonlights as a back-lit performance stage? Unless you’re a skeezy GaGa-style Barbie, the pink Nokia N8 won’t include those cool features. Sorry. Read More

  • Xperia Play, Arc Get Android 2.3.3 Update From Vodafone Including New Facebook UI

    Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play and Arc smartphones will be getting an update this morning to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, but only for our cross-the-pond friends on Vodafone’s network. Sorry Verizonites, but I’m sure your Xperia handsets will get bumped up to 2.3.3 soon. In the mean time, Vodafone Play and Arc owners can look forward to a few bug fixes, and Facebook Inside… Read More

  • Sprint-Bound HTC EVO 3D Nabs FCC Approval

    The HTC EVO 3D is possibly one of the most anticipated phones of the summer, and both Sprint and HTC have done an excellent job of teasing out its launch date. Thanks to a RadioShack flyer discovered a few days ago, we were pretty certain the 3D-capable smartphone would hit shelves on June 24. Today, however, we’ve been given a little extra confirmation that the smartphone is on its… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play To Get 20 New Optimized Titles

    After what felt like decades of waiting for Sony to bust out a PlayStation phone, the Xperia Play landed with mixed reviews. The hardware, especially the D-Pad, and its super intense Facebook integration passed with flying colors, but we were somewhat disappointed to see just 50 Play-optimized PlayStation titles at launch. But just like Sony Ericsson promised, there are 20 new titles coming to… Read More

  • The iOS App Store Goes Down

    Having trouble pulling down the latest build of Angry Birds: Whatever Holiday Or Movie Is Currently Relevant edition? Don’t sweat it — you’re not alone. The iOS App Store is having some trouble this morning, it seems. While product pages and searches all seem to be doing well enough, any attempts to actually download or install anything are being met with the oh-so-helpful… Read More

  • T-Mobile myTouch Slide 4G Gets Caught On Blurrycam

    Gather ’round, friends, as a glimpse of a once mythical beast is unveiled to the world. Nay, not Bigfoot — something smaller, and with more buttons. Oh, and this one plays friendly with T-Mobile’s kinda-sorta-4G HSPA+ network! Can Bigfoot do that? No. He can’t. Because Bigfoot isn’t real. Tucked within that splash of blue jeans and blur you see over there is… Read More

  • Huawei Planning Android Smartphone Launch Later This Year

    The rumor mill’s churning away today, spreading word of a possible “high-end” Android smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Huawei. According to V3, Huawei’s smartphone (which, sadly, hasn’t been caught on camera just yet) will run Android 2.3 with a “custom 3D interface” on top. V3 also claims that the smartphone will look a bit like the HTC Desire S… Read More

  • Sprint: HTC EVO 4G To Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread On June 6th

    You know, it’s been a big ol’ week for Gingerbread updates. The Verizon Droid Pro got the update treatment on Tuesday, with the Droid X hopping on the Gingerbread train just one day later. That latter update didn’t exactly go off without a hitch… but the updates must go on. Next up in line for a taste of Gingerbread: the HTC EVO 4G. Sprint confirmed this morning that… Read More

  • Apple Wants To Be It's Own Carrier; MVNO Patent Application Extended

    One of the greatest struggles I’ve had to face with my iPhone is the fact that I have two different companies to deal with. When I have a hardware issue, I’m Apple Store-bound. If I have a service issue, I’m headed to the nearest AT&T location. But wouldn’t it be nice if Apple just had its own network? It would be really nice, and it just may happen, according to… Read More

  • I Spy With My Little Eye: HDMI On The Xperia Play?

    A mystery has surfaced with regards to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone, in that one black-sheep unit apparently has support for HDMI out. Since its release, gamers have grumbled over the fact that the handheld multi-purpose gaming device can’t play games over HDMI, in cases when the Play’s rather small screen just won’t cut it. Read More

  • Caution: Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA Update Bricks Some Droid X

    We’re seeing a number of comments on MobileCrunch, as well as other forums such as DroidForums, Yahoo Answers, and Android Central Forums, notifying us that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA update has bricked some of the Motorola Droid X smartphones for which it was destined. Read More

  • Bond Mixology for iOS Helps You Booze Like Bond

    Uh oh. It’s your turn to host your crew’s weekly Movie Night, and you’ve gotta come up with a theme. The Austin Powers guy made bangers and mash and forced everyone to speak in a British accent. Harry Potter girl pulled out all the stops with a wand-making craft hour and lightning-shaped temporary tattoos. How ever will you top that?! Don’t worry, you’ve got a… Read More

  • 30+ New Malicious Apps Spotted In The Android Market

    Over the holiday weekend, another batch of malicious apps were found in the official Android Market. According to the Lookout Security Blog (who, it should be disclosed, makes an anti-malware product for Android), at least 34 applications have been infected with a variation of DroidDream, the same malware found in the Android Market back in March. Researchers are calling this iteration of… Read More

  • Motorola Droid X Gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA Update

    Earlier this week, Android 2.3 Gingerbread became available to Droid X owners online, as a tethered manual install. For some, manual updates are a walk in the park, and for others, a complete nightmare. Anyone’s whose impatience led to a bricked phone knows exactly what I’m talking about. Luckily, Motorola‘s Droid X will be receiving an OTA (over-the-air) update to get… Read More

  • Acer Announces First Windows Smartphone: The Mango-Flavored W4

    Back in February, we heard that Acer had plans to join Nokia on the WP7 platform and release a Windows Phone in September or October of this year. Luckily, September and/or October are just around the corner, and Acer has officially announced its first Windows Phone, dubbed the W4, during the Computex trade show in Taipei. The Acer smartphone will launch with the rest of the forthcoming… Read More

  • Facebook For BlackBerry Gets A New Beta Build

    Remember that one time when there was no Facebook app for the iPad? And everyone was really upset about it? And we all just wished that Zuckerberg and Jobs could find some common ground, whether it be in Flash or not? Yeah, we haven’t quite woken up from that nightmare yet, but BlackBerry users certainly have something to celebrate: Facebook for Blackberry Beta v2 (Beta 3!) just went live… Read More

  • Qualcomm, Adobe Optimize Flash For Snapdragon-Powered Android Phones

    Adobe Flash is to the smartphone as an unwanted cousin is to your wedding: necessary, yet painstaking. Apple CEO Steve Jobs seems to hate the software, neglecting to support it on all four models of the iPhone. Google’s done a better job of incorporating Flash support into the Android operating system, but still, most of the time Flash ends up being a battery killer, a security risk, not… Read More

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread Hits Motorola Droid Pro Today

    As originally promised last week, the Motorola Droid Pro will be receiving updates starting today to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. According to users, Android 2.3 Gingerbread comes in the form of an OTA update, where the Droid Pro will notify you once the update hits the device. Read More