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  • Apple ruins our Halloween Miracle, Pulls iDOS from the App Store

    Well, it was fun while it lasted. Just two hours ago, we declared the approval of iDOS (a DOS emulator for iOS) a Halloween Miracle. Really — it was on par with an appearance from the Great Pumpkin, or all of the candy corn in the world suddenly becoming edible. Cue the Sad Trombone: Apple just pulled it. Read More

  • iDOS brings your favorite DOS games to iOS [Update: Pulled!]

    If it were December, I’d call this a Christmas miracle. As it’s October, we’re just going to have to pretend that “Halloween Miracles” are a thing. IT’S A HALLOWEEN MIRACLE! A few hours ago, something awesome managed to find its way into the App Store. Something which I never imagined Apple would approve. No, not another baby shaking app. Something wonderful… Read More

  • Evo-like HTC Incredible HD hitting Verizon on November 23rd?

    Take the Sprint Evo 4G, slap a Verizon logo on it, and you’ve got an HTC Incredible HD. Now, we’re not usually ones to take anonymous Internet forum posts as truth — but when the guy who previously nailed the original HTC Incredible’s launch date comes out saying they’ve got the launch date for the HTC Incredible HD, we’ll give him the listen he deserves. Read More

  • myTouch 4G to launch Nov 3rd

    T-mobile’s latest-and-greatest HSDPA+ handset, the myTouch 4G, has had us impressed since its announcement at the beginning of the month. And what isn’t to love? Front facing camera, 3.8″ 800×480 screen, 5MP camera, 4 colours to choose from… the list goes on. But despite some leaks, we haven’t had any solid info on a release date. Well, as you have… Read More

  • T-mobile to charge $14.99 tethering fee come Nov 3rd

    Those of you on T-mobile that have been eagerly awaiting the day when you can tether your phone to your PC can now breathe a sigh of relief, as BGR received word today that T-mobile will release their “Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing Add-On” for a mere $14.99 a month. Aaaand what does this $14.99 net you? Comfort in the knowledge that you are doing what T-mobile want you to. So…… Read More

  • Rumour: Dell to release Android-powered version of WinPho Venue Pro

    So you’re sold on the 4.1 inches of QWERTY power that is the Dell Venue Pro, but you’re not sold on the v1.0 feel of Windows Phone 7? Do you have a little more faith in the 2.x-iness of Android? Well, a throw-away comment in an article for PC World today says that Dell have plans to release a phone that resembles the Venue Pro sometime in the future. Read More

  • White iPhone 4 (almost) available for reservation on Apple Store app

    A recent update to the Apple Store iOS app — which allows you to reserve products at your local Apple Store — has brought with it the ability to reserve the white iPhone 4 model… or it almost has. Some astute users discovered that both the 16GB and 32GB white iPhones appear in the app, leading them to believe that the Melville-esque model was finally available… but no. Read More

  • Android Market hits six figures: 100,000 apps available

    It seemed like it was only yesterday that I was handing the Android Market its lunchbox and sending it off to school with a kiss on the cheek, and look at it now! 100,000 apps! It’s all growed up! Estimations of the number of apps seen in the Android Market have often been just that: estimations, but when the Android Dev team tweet out a number, it’s a number that means something. Read More

  • Video: Hands On With KDDI's Transparent X-Ray Cell Phone

    Last week, we reported about the new cell phone line up of Japan’s second biggest mobile carrier, KDDI. The company unveiled no less than 19 new handsets, and among those, one model stood out because of its unique design: the aptly named X-Ray. Read More

  • Garmin and Asus go their separate ways

    Aw. The end of an era (of sorts). Garmin-Asus today announced that they’re chucking the towel in on the navi-smartphone business, stating that they won’t produce any new phones, but will continue to sell and support the 6 models that are already out in the world. Asus will continue to make their own phones, and won’t shy away from using Garmin navigation in some of their… Read More

  • T-Mobile G2 owners pledge cold, hard cash for a permanent hack

    At face value, the HTC G2 for T-Mobile seemed no harder for the Android modding community to crack into than any of the handsets that came before it. Once the hackers really had a chance to tear into it, however, something strange started happening: it… repaired itself. Hacks could be made, but they’d disappear as soon as the handset was reset. Understandably, these temporary… Read More

  • Lose your phone? This site can help.

    Maybe you were drunk and decided it would be a great idea to hide your phone in the laundry hamper. Maybe you just didn’t see it slip between the couch cushions. Either way, you’ve gotta go somewhere now, and you’ve got no idea where your phone is. You’ve already asked your significant other to call your misplaced phone twice this week, and doing it again might make… Read More

  • T-Mobile Optimus T might just be the cheapest Android phone yet

    Back when T-Mobile announced that the Android-2.2-powered and “budget-friendly” Optimus T would be hitting their network, they got away without mentioning two important bits: pricing and launch date. Fortunately, they’ve gone ahead and remedied that this morning. Read More

  • The Truth: Why iPhone Users Will Ditch AT&T and Run to Verizon

    The Truth: Why iPhone Users Will Ditch AT&T and Run to Verizon

    Last week we saw the carriers’ growth numbers for Q3 2010, and AT&T completely blew away Verizon with new subscribers. Despite mass availability of Android phones, Verizon only added 1 million subscribers in Q3, its lowest total in years. AT&T added 2.6 million. It’s now completely clear why Verizon has finally capitulated and cozied up with Apple—even with tons… Read More

  • Starbucks now lets you pay for your caffeine fix with your iPhone in New York City

    New Yorkers have plenty of good coffee on just about every block (Shout out to Think Coffee on Mercer!), but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a Starbucks on every other corner just like the rest of the world. If you’re a regular at the ol’ Bucks (Hey, I’m not judging. Coffee snobbery is for chumps), live in NYC, and tote an iPhone, you’ve got a new trick… Read More

  • Ray Ozzie Has Seen The Future, And It Looks A Lot Like Google

    Ray Ozzie Has Seen The Future, And It Looks A Lot Like Google

    Just as Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie is preparing to step down, he’s leaving the software giant with a farewell memo outlining where the “Post-PC” world is headed. Titled “Dawn of a New Day,” it comes across as a dire warning for Microsoft to move faster away from its dependence on the PC towards “continuous services” in the cloud… Read More

  • Get Yourself A Bright Yellow StarTAC

    If you were too young to own a StarTAC, you totally missed out, buddy. The StarTAC was the coolest phone of the 1990s and thousands of young dot-commers carried it like a badge of courage. Well, now you can own a bright yellow GSM model for a mere $150. Read More

  • Hands-On With the Blackberry Style

    As you recall, the Blackberry Style AKA the 9670 just hit Sprint and boy is it a doozy. We got our unit in today and I’m pleased to report it’s not as goofy as everyone makes it out to be but, sadly, it’s still pretty goofy. Read More

  • Video: WebOS games running on a Nokia N900

    This is a pretty neat trick. A clever user over at noticed that Nokia’s N900 was pretty similar in specs to the Palm Pre, and that they both run SDL 1.2 — meaning that it should be able to run unmodified WebOS binaries. Using a little elbow grease, hoodoo, and magic, YouTube user fukywak has put together a video showing that it is possible to run EA’s Sims 3… Read More

  • HTC Knight to launch as "Speedy" on Sprint, Jan 6th

    Over the weekend, those ever-dilligent people over at XDA managed to source this image of an upcoming, Android-powered 3.7″ HTC Knight (you probably don’t need me to tell you that I added the mouse). Very Little details are known right now, but further documents found with the image suggest that it has a sliding keyboard. Then, today, BGR was informed that the device will be… Read More