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  • AT&T launches three new Motorola Android phones: the Flipside, Flipout, and Bravo

    Surprise! The Motorola Flipout for AT&T isn’t dead! After a bit of weird behavior on AT&T’s part and an early sales debut on eBay , the Motorola Flipout will be hitting AT&T’s shelves on October 17th. Better yet, it’s bringing a couple of Android-powered friends. Read More

  • A Phone Marketer's Nightmare

    Take a look at this wild exchange that appeared on Facebook (click to embiggen). The original poster asked what they should get – a “droid” or a Blackberry (not mentioning that they were on AT&T and couldn’t get a Droid in the first place.) The “advice” given by well-meaning participants ranges from “iPhone sucks” to “boss Tim”… Read More

  • AT&T launches a pair of USB dongles for people travelling to the future

    AT&T doesn’t seem to have pictures of either the Shockwave or the Adrenaline dongle yet. Instead, here is a picture of Shockwave (the Transformer), and Adrenaline (the chemical structure). AT&T might not be dishing out the high-speed HSPA+ or LTE radio waves just yet, but that doesn’t mean they won’t sell the hardware to anyone lookin’ to be future ready. Read More

  • Nokia launching In-App Purchase Beta and Ads in December

    CTIA — which is simultaneously my most and least favorite wireless trade show of the year — begins tomorrow. Looking to drum up a bit of interest before the show starts, Nokia is hosting a “Developer Day” gathering right down the block. Thought its mostly dev-focused, you can’t bring a bunch of execs into a room to talk about their products without at least a… Read More

  • Nokia Music Store becomes Ovi Music, still not open to the US

    Oh, man! Its been a long time since we’ve done a good news, bad news post. Fortunately, this post is perfect for that. The Good news: The Nokia Music Store has been officially renamed to Ovi Music, and has more than doubled the number of countries Nokia offers the all-you-can-eat music service in. The Bad News: The US still isn’t one of the support countries. Read More

  • CEATEC 2010: Panasonic's New Lumix Cell Phone Up And Close

    Panasonic was all mysterious when it announced a “Lumix Phone” last week, teasing it with a special website (now updated, but still in Japanese) that contained neither pictures nor solid information about their newest cell phone. But the company today unveiled the handset at CEATEC 2010, Asia’s biggest technology and electronics exhibition, which takes place yearly in Chiba… Read More

  • Skype for Android is here and works over WiFi and 3G (exceptions: US, China, Japan)

    It took a while, but Skype has now released an application for Android smartphones, enabling users to make free calls to other Skype users and send and receive IMs, one-to-one or with a group. The Android app works over WiFi, 3G, EDGE and GPRS, and comes at a cost that’s hard to beat – gratis. Big caveats: you can only make calls over WiFi in the United States, and the app is… Read More

  • Netflix for iPhone updated to support video out

    We all knew that the iPad version of Netflix’s app supported TV out, allowing you to… you know… hook up your iPad to your TV, but it was a bit disappointing that the feature was missing on the iPhone 4/iPod Touch 4G. You can probably guess where I’m going with this, but… an update to the Netflix app came out today that allows you to output all your favourite… Read More

  • Ruggedized Android Motorola DEFY coming soon to T-mobile

    Motorola continue to blast your eyes with all uppercase names with their latest Android handset, the ruggedised DEFY (henceforth known as the Defy). The product page is now live on T-mobile’s website, but is only listed as “coming soon”. The specs page is noticeably light on actual specs, but I can glean from the page that it runs Motorola’s revised MOTOBLUR on top… Read More