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  • Sony Ericsson outs their first full-touch Walkman-branded feature phone: Yendo

    You know, not all of us want a smart phone. There are people out there who only use a mobile to make calls, send texts, and listen to a few tunes. They’re not the ones reading this blog, though. Maybe you know one of them and want to pass this information on? Anyway, Sony Ericsson today announced (alongside their next Android handset, the X8) their first ever full-touch… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson announces Xperia X8, plus Android 2.1 updates to Xperia X10 line

    Two pieces of good news here for Sony Ericsson fans: the company today announced the next phone in their Xperia line, the X8. Slotting in below the X10, the X8 will be its smaller, cheaper sibling. Speaking of the X10, here’s the other piece of good news: they (as in all three types of the X10), will get a bump from Android 1.6 to Android 2.1 in Q3 of this year. For the original X10… Read More

  • T-Mobile Rolls Out "4G Speed" Network In 15+ New Cities

    4G is in the air! Or, at least for T-Mobile, 4G speeds are in the air. While T-Mobile isn’t technically allowed to pitch their HSPA+ network as 4G, its speeds can exceed that of the networks that some carriers (read: Sprint) have been toting as 4G for the last few months. This morning, T-Mobile is officially debuting their HSPA+ network in 15 new cities, from Los Angeles, CA to New… Read More

  • Taptu announces new U.S. office to be lead by new President, Mitch Lazar

    Taptu, the company indexing mobile touch friendly content, announces today that they’re opening an office in the U.S. to drive business development, marketing and product management in response to rapid growth in the North American audience. The new office, to be located in Denver, Colorado will be lead by Mitch Lazar, formerly of Yahoo! Mobile Europe. Read More

  • Lesson Not Learned: AT&T locks down the HTC Aria's app selection

    Almost immediately after AT&T launched their first Android phone, the Motorola Backflip, folks noticed something weird: the option to install applications from third-party, non-Google-approved sources had been removed. People around the Internets — including yours truly — were a bit appalled. The freedom to do whatever the hell you please sans any sort of hand holding is one… Read More

  • Rumor: Droid X launching on July 19th?

    With the Droid, Droid Eris, and Droid Incredible all launching within the last year, is Verizon really ready for yet another addition to the Droid line? (Our say: Who cares? Keep’em coming!) Ready or not, here comes the Droid X.. Read More

  • Hands-on with the AT&T HTC Aria

    June 20th. That’s when AT&T gets the HTC Aria — a phone which, at least in my mind, is AT&T’s first to be powered by Android. What’s that you say? The Motorola Backflip was the first Android phone on AT&T? Sorry, I guess my mind has a tendency to block out tragic events. With past sins forgiven, I was pretty anxious to check out AT&T’s second… Read More

  • To round it all off, Samsung also announces two new Android Galaxy phones

    A big day at CommunicAsia for Samsung today. They’ve announced two new Bada phones, two new WinMo 6.5 phones, and now two new Android 2.1 phones: The Galaxy 3 and 5. Read More

  • T-Mo: Every phone is free on June 19

    In honor of dear old Dad, T-Mobile is offering every phone free-as-in-beer at their stores. Considering that iDay is only a week or so away, I’d worry about uptake on this offer but if your Dad is one of those weird types who doesn’t let you watch TV or use the Internet and instead is training you how to make chainsaw sculptures in your dusty back yard, scaring a set of mangy dogs… Read More

  • Turning the excitement up to 11, Samsung announces *two* new WinMo 6.5 phones

    I know I said yesterday that it would be hard to get excited over a WinMo 6.5 powered follow up to the Omnia, but Samsung today dropped a bombshell on us. No, not a WinPho 7 Omnia, two new WinMo 6.5 phones: the Omnia Pro 4 and 5! Using mathemagics, scientists have proven that news of two half-interesting phones actually equals the news of one interesting phone. But I can’t say that… Read More

  • Samsung predictably announces the next Wave(s)

    Just as they said they would, Samsung today announced their second (and third) Bada-powered phone, the Wave 2 (and Wave 2 Pro — identical, but with the addition of a slide-out QWERTY keyboard). Read More