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  • Nokia's Calling All Innovators Contest Is Looking For The Next Great Mobile App

    Nokia, fresh off implying that using Android would be like “pee[ing] in their pants for warmth during the cold winter,” has a new (and rather elaborate) contest to encourage you to create the next great mobile app. OK! It’s called the 2010 Call All Innovators, and there’s “$10 million in cash, devices, and marketing prizes up for grabs.” Read More

  • Sony Ericsson pushes back the Android 2.1 update for XPERIAs to "late October"

    Uh-oh. Looks like the wait for your XPERIA phone to get a well-overdue upgrade has just grown a little longer, with Sony Ericsson announcing on their blog today that the update has now been pushed back to the “end of October and onwards.” As you were probably painfully aware, the update was promised for a Q3 release… which they clearly missed. Read More

  • Photos, specs, and possible price leak for the HTC HD7

    It seems that the HD7 is now in fully operational leak mode, as we now have the biggest leak yet on our hands, with several photos, specs, and even a possible price leaked. First up, the specs as from WMPowerUser: just like before, we have a 4.3″ WQVGA touchscreen, but we now also know that it’ll run a 1GHz QSD8250 Snapdragon CPU, and pack a 5MP camera with dual-LED flash and… Read More

  • T-mobile claiming right to censor text messages it disapproves of

    T-mobile told a federal judge on Wednesday that it has the right to pick and choose which text messages are allowed to go out on its network. T-mobile are currently being sued by EZ Texting — a provider of SMS short codes, eg those text “GRASS” to 420420 ads you see around — because T-mobile blocked EZ Texting from using the T-mobile network after a medical… Read More

  • Marvell announces 1.5GHz tri-core mobile processor with 1080p encoding and decoding

    Looks like the future continues to creep toward us, as today Marvell announced the first tri-core low-power CPU for mobile phones and tablets. It also seems that the era of excessive pixels is well and truly upon us, as the chip promises to be able to encode and decode 1080p video… no doubt from a 5mm lens. Marketing excess aside, the new ARM v7 MP compatible system-on-a-chip (SoC)… Read More

  • Review: Case-mate ID Credit Card Case for iPhone 4

    When I initially asked Case-mate to send over their Credit-card-holding iPhone 4 case, I was planning on including it as part of a post called “Your wallet is dead”, based on the idea that smartphones can pretty much entirely supplant those bulging hunks of cow skin we gents lug around. I ended up scrapping that post, having come to the conclusion that the wallet isn’t dead… Read More

  • "Wingman" app makes meeting people at bars even weirder

    So you’re sitting at your local bar with your friends, chatting about this and that, when in comes this lovely specimen of the opposite sex. Unfortunately, because the city you are in (let’s say Seattle) suffers from crippling passive aggression and antisocial tendencies, you do not feel up to smiling at this person or walking up and saying hello. What can you do?! Why, hope… Read More

  • Words With Pirates is like Words With Friends, except.. well, you'll see.

    I’m just going to go ahead and let the screenshot do all the talking here. Yar. [Free, iTunes Link] Read More

  • Apple Reverses Another Stance, Allows Ringtone Makers Into The App Store

    You know, it’s starting to look like that set of App Store Review Guidelines Apple published recently might actually… mean something. Just 8 days after the guidelines went live, Apple blew all kinds of minds by allowing Google Voice apps (which had long been banished) into the store; now, another item seems to have been crossed off the blacklist: Ringtone Makers. Since the early… Read More

  • Droid 2 World Pictures Leak

    Pictures of the Droid 2 World edition leaked out today, revealing a white casing with a silver bezel. This is in contrast with the blue and gunmetal that was used in the first Droid 2, but it seems that the software is going to be more or less exactly the same. [via Phandroid] Read More

  • TextualAds Brings SMS Marketing To Facebook Fans

    Brands and businesses are increasingly setting up Facebook Fan pages, which acts as their social homepage on Facebook where they can interact with customers and hopefully find new ones. These Fan pages can be customized with all sorts of tabs and apps. A new app launching today called TextualAds, in the same space as Textopoly, lets marketers ask for their fans’ phone numbers and send… Read More