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  • LG's Android-powered Optimus One breaks 1 million sales in 40 days

    Who’da guessed it: the world likes cheap stuff. Oh, we already knew that? Okay — then it should come as no surprise that LG has already managed to sell one million of their intentionally-easy-on-the-wallet Android phone, the Optimus One, just 40 days after launch. LG has done one helluva job with this handset; between getting it out the door with Android 2.2 and launching it in… Read More

  • Verizon! Stop This Autoplaying Nonsense!
    What the hell is this? An autoplaying advertisement for Verizon’s shitty media software pack when I plug in my Droid X? Who? Why? I’m ready to cancel. I’m not entirely sure when this started, but it was within the last week. But now whenever I plug my Droid X into my computer, a… Read More

  • LG's secret 4-inch Android phone is a bit of a monster

    LG’s had their fair share of Android handsets, but they’ve yet to launch any that really rule the roost — at least, not in terms of specs. Looks like that might be about to change. Say hello to the Star, LG’s 4-inch superphone planned for early next year. Read More

  • Sacramento, California gets Sprint 4G

    It was either this or a picture of Sacramento. Sorry, Sac-Town, but Laser Cat will pretty much always win. Do you call California’s capitol home? Have an HTC EVO or Epic 4G? Got that “Welcome to Sacramento, Sprint 4G!” banner ready to go? Fantastic. This morning, Sprint threw in the last bit required before the 4G-celebration-parties (which totally happen all time time)… Read More

  • Stickybits Turns Product Barcode Scans Into Rewards

    Foursquare and Facebook Places are popularizing the location check-in. Instagram and PicPlz are perfecting the photo check-in. Is the product check-in next? Billy Chasen, the founder of barcode-scanning app Stickybits, thinks so. He’s spent the past few months pivoting his startup to focus more on brands and turn product check-ins into rewards. A major update of Stickybits is in the… Read More

  • Video: Sharp's Naked-Eye 3D Smartphone Up And Close

    About ten days ago, we reported about Sharp’s 003SH, the company’s new 3D smartphone, which will go on sale in Japan next month. And now, thanks to our friends over at Diginfonews, we can see the device captured on video. Japan’s biggest mobile carrier, NTT Docomo, will brand the device as “Sharp LYNX 3D SH-03C” (that’s how the device is being referred to… Read More

  • Dual-core Samsung Galaxy 2 confirmed by Eldar Murtazin, Sony Ericsson Anzu not that great

    Mobile phone blogging god Eldar Murtazin has a long history of getting his hands on devices well before anyone else, so when he tweets out some info, we tend to listen. Today, he tweeted that he was playing with both the recently spotted Sony Ericsson Anzu, as well as a previously unknown dual-core Samsung Galaxy 2 GT-i9100. Read More

  • Path Takes Photo Sharing The Wrong Way

    Path Takes Photo Sharing The Wrong Way

    Buzzy stealthy startup Path, which was founded by ex-Facebooker Dave Morin and Shawn Fanning, finally launched its mobile app tonight. It is a private photo sharing iPhone app similar to Instagram or PicPlz, except that it makes sharing photos more difficult than it needs to be. Path is designed to share photos with only your closest 50 friends, primarily through the app itself. You… Read More

  • Netflix coming to "select Android handsets" early 2011

    If you’re an Android user that’s been a bit miffed by the lack of Netflix availability on the platform, then I have some good news for you: it should be coming in early 2011. However, I also have some bad news for you: it’s only coming to “select” handsets. Read More

  • Dell Streak to get Froyo by month's end

    All you giant-handed Dell Streak owners rejoice! Dell have confirmed (via Facebook) that everyone’s favourite phone-that-thought-it-was-a-tablet will receive the update to (the soon to be deprecated) Froyo by the end of this month. The update will roll out in the UK initially, with other regions (including the US) following shortly after. Read More

  • LG Vortex coming soon (and free) to Verizon

    There’s something wonderful about cheap Android phones, and there ain’t nothing cheaper than free. Using that logic, the LG Vortex that is soon making its way to Verizon is about as wonderful as phones get. OK, so my logic is flawed, but you can’t be upset at getting a smartphone that would have cost about $200 only 2 years ago for nuttin’ (after $100 mail-in rebate… Read More