Mobile

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  • Android Overtakes Windows Mobile In Sales


    comScore is reporting that Android overtook Windows Mobile by 5 percentage points, rising from 12% to 17% while WinMo dropped from 14% to 11.8% in share percentage. Rim dropped two points while remaining on top and the iPhone dropped 2 points as well, from 41% to 39%. Read More

  • Video: $100 origami iPhone 4 stand is as neat as it is expensive

    If you’re good with your hands, have a $100 bill burning a hole in your wallet, a need to hold your iPhone 4 upright, and a spare 5 minutes 30 minutes hour or two, then you should definitely check out this video. If you answered yes to everything but the $100 bill part, then you can still participate, but your friends won’t be as impressed by your wanton disregard for currency when… Read More

  • HTC Desire Z priced at €549, £499, or £430, depending on where you look

    While not entirely relevant to our friends in the US of A, Amazon.de have now placed a price on the freshly announced HTC Desire Z. And what is that price, I hear you ask? €549, which is currently about US$717. To put this into perspective, when the Desire (vanilla flavour) went up for pre-order on Amazon.de, it was €519. Read More

  • Windows Phone to support USB Tethering, no extra fees allowed?

    Whether you’re shouting your love for Windows Phone 7 from the tallest buildings or bashing it at every opportunity, one bit is mostly inarguable: it’s..a bit short on selling points. Most of what it does, the competition does already; most of what it doesn’t do, the competition does that too. If this seemingly solid rumor turns out true, though, it might have at least… Read More

  • Pew Survey Finds Predictable Trends Among Mobile Phone Users

    Pew Internet has just completed a survey of nearly 2000 mobile users in the US and has come up with some not particularly startling statistics about phone and app usage. Still, it’s good to have some cold hard numbers to look at, even if the sample size seems a bit small. Here are a few highlights from the survey and writeup: 23% of Americans are now landline-free
    Higher than I expected. Read More

  • Palm's WebOS 2.0 Shows Up On YouTube

    WebOS was initially a bit of a disappointment, to be honest. Sure, there are die-hards that love it, but lets be honest, most people went with Android or the iPhone. Palm’s hoping to change all that with WebOS 2.0, and while there have been some still shots floating around, no one has seen any video until now. Check out the video after the jump. Read More

  • TRTL BOT Annouces Two New Eco-friendly iPhone Cases


    Design group TRTL BOT announced two new iPhone 4 cases today, both reportedly eco-friendly and specially designed to work with the iPhone 4. Both are produced using recycled plastic, and have special features to make your iPhone 4 more user friendly. Read More

  • Sprint fires up 4G in Nashville, TN

    Nashville, Tennessee is famous for three things: Being the one place on Earth where Carmen Sandiego hasn’t been Being the home of the World’s Largest “World’s Largest” museum, which is comprised of nothing but pictures of World’s-Largest items from around the.. erm, world. Being the latest place to get Sprint 4G network coverage Yeah, I made two of those up. Read More

  • iOS 4.2 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch now available to developers

    4.2 means different things to different types of geeks. To SciFi-geeks, it’s the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything divided by 10. To Apple-geeks, it represents the most important software update in months. Why? Because it’s the first build of iOS 4 (with its folders, multitasking, etc) compatible with the iPad. Steve promised that 4.2 would… Read More

  • Video: Russian 4G handset shows off its dual displays

    While it’s tempting to start with an “In Soviet Russia…” joke, I’m going to do my part to let that meme finally get the rest it deserves. So, with this awkward intro in mind, I present to you a video of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev handling a 4G prototype phone that has a display on both sides of the device! Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve 9330 coming to Sprint Sept 26, will get BBOS 6 upgrade later

    Last month, we talked about the likelihood that a replacement for the BlackBerry Curve 8530 — known as the Curve 9330 — would come to Sprint sometime soon. Well, hey now, look at this! A shiny Press Release confirming a September 26 release date! The device packs 512MB on-board memory plus a MicroSD slot (with 2GB included card) for the media hungry, a 2MP camera, WiFi b/g/n… Read More