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  • LG to give away 10 free apps every 60 days to their WP7 handset owners

    In a world dominated by same-same Windows Phone 7 handsets, LG have decided to take a different path to achieve product differentiation — free software. LG will give away a selection of 10 free apps (valued at about $30 a bundle) via their LG Application Store every 60 days to anyone sporting one of their WP7 handsets. That’s 60 free apps a year for every customer. Read More

  • AT&T cries foul on T-mobile's "largest 4G network" claim

    Let the advertising wars begin a-fresh. Last week, T-mobile launched a new marketing campaign that brands their HSPA+ network as “America’s Largest 4G Network“. Clearly, AT&T are unhappy about this. In an email to Phone Scoop today, AT&T called into question T-mobile’s numbers, stating: “T-Mobile’s claims about 4G are based on the same HSPA+… Read More

  • Motorola Droid Pro Pre-sale begins Nov 9, launches Nov 18

    If you’re keen on Motorola’s Android answer to the BlackBerry form-factor — the Droid Pro — then listen up, bucko, as we now have detals on both the launch date and the pre-sale period. Android Central have managed to uncover a top-secret, military-classified document outlining the dates, as well as the news that those placing a pre-order will actually receive the… Read More

  • Google Maps 4.6 gives us a view of updated Gingerbread UI

    Gingerbread is coming. You know it. I know it. That guy over there hiding behind your fridge? He knows it, too. Yet, despite its inexorable approach, we have seen very little of the promised UI update. Today, however, we caught a glimpse. Read More

  • SkyFire for iPhone pulled from the App Store, and it's not Apple's doing

    Didn’t get a chance to check out the Flash-friendly-ish SkyFire browser when it went live in the iPhone App Store earlier today? Sorry Charlie, it’s gone — and not because Apple decided to reverse their approval. Read More

  • Help Key: 3G, 4G, HSPA+, LTE, WiMax – What Do They Mean To You?

    As the big carriers continue to upgrade their network infrastructure, we’re being subjected to a torrent of confusing new terms, some of them misleading, some of them only a letter or number off from another, and so on. What’s a consumer to do when confronted with such a frightening array of acronyms and jargon? A little straight talk seems to be in order. Let’s get some… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 has an Application Kill Switch! Nobody Panic!

    Back when Windows Phone 7 was still pretty much a big mystery to everyone, Microsoft quietly hinted that their new OS — or more accurately, their new OS’ application store — would be able to remotely remove applications from user’s handsets. They didn’t really want to say much about it, and rightly so — when people hear the words “kill switch”… Read More

  • HTC Now Bundling The Music Identification Service 'SoundHound' With Android Devices

    When multiple groups start offering up services that most folks would see as mostly indistinguishable, it gets harder and harder for any of’em to bring home the bacon. Take music recognition/identification services, like SoundHound and Shazam, for example. Each has their own perks, and I’m sure both parties would debate the merits of their respective Song ID’ing algorithm to… Read More

  • Facebook for Android and iPhone updated with support for Groups and Places

    Hey Android fans! Tired of your handset’s Facebook app feelin’ all old and busted compared to its iPhone counterpart? Good news! For once, you’re getting an update at the same time! (..Sort of.) Read More

  • SkyFire for iPhone now available

    After a two month journey, the SkyFire browser’s seemingly endless voyage onto the App Store has come to a successful end. After word got out yesterday that they’d got the green light from Apple, we figured it’d show up sometime in the next day or two — sure enough, it just went live. Haven’t been paying attention, and are now wondering what all the hubbubs about? Read More

  • G2 to gain WiFi calling + tethering tomorrow

    If you’re lucky enough to rock a T-mobile G2, then you’ll be super-chuffed to hear that, come tomorrow, T-mobile will roll out an over-the-air update that will enable both WiFi calling and tethering on the handset, along with some other (unknown) updates. T-mo news have found a page describing the update, which — strangely enough — says that the tethering feature… Read More