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  • Leaked: The Samsung "Hercules" For T-Mobile Is One Part Infuse 4G, One Part Monster

    As our upcoming review of it will posit, I’m a pretty big fan of the AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G. It has its quirks — but overall, it’s one of the finest Android experiences around. Samsung’s not quite done tinkering with the idea just yet, though — at least, not if this latest rumor pans out. According to word around the rumor mill, they’re taking the look… Read More

  • Intel Promises x86-based Phones In 2012

    During investment presentations, Intel CEO Paul Otellini admitted that the company’s old strategy for mobile needed a makeover, but was optimistic about their prospects come 2012. Read More

  • Samsung "Hawk" (Exhibit 4G) Landing In T-Mobile Territory June 8

    <img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/samsunghawk.jpg"June 8 is to June 8 is to T-Mobile as May 26 is to Verizon. Three Android phones, one carrier, all launching on the same day. What was once referred to as the Samsung Hawk, now the Samsung Exhibit 4G, is set to hit T-Mo shelves on June 8, along with the HTC Sensation 4G and the Samsung Gravity Touch 2. Read More

  • LG Revolution May Join Verizon's Xperia Play, Droid X2 in May 26 Launch

    May 26 is shaping up to be a hectic day over at Verizon, as the carrier has seemingly planned a device-launch hat trick for a week from Thursday. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is already confirmed for a May 26 release, and current rumors suggest that the Motorola Droid X2 will hit shelves that day, too. Now, a leaked photo of Best Buy inventory information suggests that the retailer will… Read More

  • Radio Shack To Pick Up The HTC Inspire 4G In Red?

    Diggin’ that AT&T HTC Inspire, but want something a little bit more… spicy ? Maybe somethin’ to go with those candy red kicks you bought for your next salsa class? If this rumor pans out, you might be in luck: according to our amigos over at AndroidCentral, the ol’ Radio Shack should be slingin’ the Inspire 4G in the crazy cherry red hue you see up there… Read More

  • Apple Wants To Make SIM Cards Even Smaller Than MicroSIM

    You know, I’m really no fan of the SIM card’s pint-sized baby brother, the microSIM. It’s not that I have a thing against small objects, mind you — those itty-bitty bottles of Cholula they sell at Cost Plus? I hoard those like diamonds. The microSIM just gives me trouble on a daily basis. I switch phones with some regularity, and the microSIM — or, more… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play To Hit Verizon's Shelves May 26

    Like many of you, I have loved playing games on my phone ever since I got my first Nokia handset that came pre-loaded with Snake. Since then, mobile gaming has reached an entirely new level, and then when the smartphone appeared, a few more levels after that one. Still, no matter which handset you choose, your device is a phone first, and a portable gaming device second, or third, or fourth. Read More

  • HTC EVO 3D Pre-Orders Begin At RadioShack… Secretly

    HTC’s EVO 3D has been one of the most highly anticipated smartphones of the season. I’m sure many of you have been patiently awaiting some word on a launch date, and although I’m sorry to report that I don’t have an exact date, pre-orders have begun for the glasses-free 3D smartphone over at RadioShack. Read More

  • 99 Percent Of Android Devices Are Vulnerable To Password Theft

    Researchers at Germany’s University of Ulm have made some unsettling discoveries about the security of the Android platform. According to an article from The Register, the research group located a vulnerability that allows hackers to collect and use the digital tokens saved on a phone after a user inputs credentials for a password-protected service. Read More

  • Nokia Squashes Murtazin Rumor, No Handset Takeover For Microsoft

    Eldar Murtazin isn’t often wrong, but his latest rumor concerning negotiations between Nokia and Microsoft on the acquisition of the former’s handset business by the latter have been squashed by the world’s biggest handset maker. For those who missed it, Mobile Review editor and leak wizard Eldar Murtazin wrote on his blog that Microsoft was in talks to buy Nokia’s… Read More

  • Motorola, Verizon post Droid X2 Listings Pre-Announcement

    In our little tech blog world, leaks are the enemy of big brands like Motorola and Verizon. OEMs and carriers try desperately to keep new products under wraps until the day of announcement, just to make the big moment that much sweeter. Maybe today is opposite day, but in any case, you tipsters may be out of a job, as Motorola AND Verizon have posted the unannounced Droid X2 to their sites. Read More

  • HTC Lead Rounds Out AT&T's Summer Lineup

    As of right now, AT&T is on pretty equal ground with its rivals when it comes to HTC handsets. While AT&T has the HTC Inspire 4G, its competitors have the HTC Sensation (T-Mobile), the HTC ThunderBolt (Verizon), and the HTC EVO 3D (Sprint). Though, it would seem that equal ground isn’t quite satisfactory for AT&T, as the number 2 carrier has scooped up another high-end… Read More

  • 12 New Handsets From Japan: KDDI au's Entire Summer Line-Up

    Following Docomo yesterday, Japan’s second biggest mobile carrier KDDI au has unveiled [JP] a total of 12 new cell phones today. Their line-up consists of six smartphones (all Android) and six feature phones (well, what the Japanese call feature phones), all of which are listed up below. Read More

  • Video: KDDI's iida INFOBAR Android Handset Boasts Unique Design, UI [Update: New Video]

    Japan’s second largest mobile carrier KDDI au unveiled its summer line-up of cell phones today, and one of the 15 new models is particularly interesting: the so-called INFOBAR A01 [JP], which is part of KDDI’s designer sub-brand iida. The biggest selling points are the Android phone’s pretty unique design and UI. Read More

  • iPhone 4, App Store Get A Bevy Of Records In The Guinness Book

    We’ve learned some pretty amazing (and incredibly arbitrary) things from the Guinness Book of World Records. Did you know that the record for most people dressed as Smurfs was set on July 18, 2008 by 1,253 attendants of Ireland’s Muckno Mania Festival? Now you do. Or did you know that Jean-Francois Vernetti of Switzerland set the record for the largest “Do Not… Read More

  • Apple Files Text-To-Speech/Speech-To-Text Patent For Phone Calls

    You’re out at a restaurant, and your phone rings. You don’t want to be that chump blabbing to himself into a headset — but if you take the call outside, your risotto is going to get cold. You’re knee deep in the middle of a first world problem, friend — what’s your move? Apple, it seems, feels your pain. The tech giant recently filed a patent application for… Read More

  • Samsung Postpones Their Mysterious May 24th Event Indefinitely

    Oh noes! Just a few weeks back, Samsung told the press that they were going to be announcing something come May 24th. We guessed that “something” was the Galaxy S II’s US launch details — and, given that the Galaxy S II is one of the finest pieces of Android we’ve seen so far, we were pretty excited. Consider our bubble burst. Samsung just hit us up to let us know… Read More

  • This Rilakkuma iPhone Case Has Ears

    I had a beautiful Rilakkuma iPhone case a few months ago but mine did not have ears. I am concerned that I missed out on something special. However, this one costs, inexplicably, $19 when the old version, without ears, cost $12. I’m no economics scientist, but ears don’t cost $7. Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Renamed 3x For American Debut: AT&T Attain, VZW Function, and Sprint Within

    Those of you who’ve been anxiously awaiting the launch of Samsung’s sweetest smartphone may have a few new names to memorize. Before any carrier announcement, retailer Wireless Xcessories Group leaked the new names of our beloved Galaxy S II in a phone case listing. According to WXG’s page, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread-powered smartphone will roll out as the Samsung Galaxy S… Read More

  • Will Nokia Become The IBM Of Handsets?

    Tech industry insider and Mobile Review Editor Eldar Murtazin hit us with what could be the most shocking bit of leaked Nokia news since his infamous N8 hands-on last year. What happened? This morning Murtazin posted some crucial information regarding the ongoing Microsoft/Nokia deal on his personal blog. Read More