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  • T-Mobile In Talks For A Sub-$200 Android Phone

    Who says Android phones need to be expensive? The Wall Street Journal reports that T-Mo is working with Huawei to add an inexpensive Android phone to their product line up, the Ideos.T-mobile would be the first carrier to have a phone made by Huawei, and the Ideos would be available for less then $200, vs. the $500 most Android phones cost without a contract. The Ideos does have a smaller… Read More

  • Hey Palm: Take A Deep Breath. Leaks Happen. Be Proud. [Updated]

    Just days ago, Palm revealed a bunch of details surrounding webOS 2.0, which, as the name implies, is an upcoming major update to their webOS platform. Shortly thereafter, they released a big chunk of webOS 2.0 to a small section of their development community as part of a Beta program. Almost immediately, someone unearthed one little bit that Palm didn’t intend anyone to find: a… Read More

  • Come to the Dock Side, Luke: R2-D2 Edition Droid 2 gets its own matching dock

    Verizon’s got this crazy challenge going on over at the teaser page for the R2-D2 Edition Droid 2, wherein users are given clues that lead to special codes. Once one person finds and inputs one of these special codes, everyone gains access to a new section of the site, and the original finder scores themselves a free handset. Fortunately for D2-devotees everywhere, the force was strong… Read More

  • Motorola Pulls Out Another Full Page NYT Ad Aimed At Apple's Head

    Oh my, how I love some good ol’ fashion mudslinging. “Flash Websites? There’s A Phone For That.” To any ne’er-do-blog-read layman, the full page ad that Motorola just put in the New York Times might just seem oddly worded. To anyone who has even considered considering themselves a gadget geek — or has, at least, turned on their TV anytime in the past year and… Read More

  • Twitter for iPhone/iPad getting push notifications soon

    It seems that when the Twitter for iPad app launched a few days ago, a few users were accidentally blessed with push notifications. Those privileges have since been revoked, but it seemed to confirm that the option would be coming soon. Well, Twitter reached out to Mashable today to explain how it happened, as well as to confirm that push notifications are, indeed, coming to the iPhone/iPad… Read More

  • Notifo for iPhone Gets Free User-to-User Messaging, Real Time Twitter Notifications

    Last time we wrote about Notifo, we called it a “simple mobile notifications platform for anything” — and really, that’s probably the best way to describe it. Take your iPhone, install the Notifo app, hook it up to your favorite services (like Twitter, or GitHub) or any of the “Projects” (read: plugins, like Growl alert forwarding, or Chrome-to-Notifo )… Read More

  • Sharp Providing 3D Cameras For Mobile Devices

    Sharp shared some 3D camera goodness with Pocket-lint, just before they announced it at IFA today. In particular, Sharp revealed that they are working on a prototype for the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S that will use two cameras built into a mobile device to shoot 3D footage. The concept device uses a lenticular lens to allow viewers to see an image in 3D without the use of glasses, making… Read More

  • Verizon Offering Unlimited and 25MB Pre-Paid Data Plans

    Verizon announced today that they are now offering Unlimited and 25MB 3G data plans for their pre-paid users. The pricing seems reasonable as well — at least on the unlimited plan, which comes in at at $30. At $10 a month, the 25MB plan is a bit steep. Be careful about overages on that 25MB plan; Verizon will charge you $0.20 per megabyte if you exceed your limit. You can buy the… Read More

  • Symbian peeps can now have at Swype

    Texting has never been so much fun, thanks to the high-speed magic of the keyboard that could: Swype. But I know there are a lot of sad pandas out there who want to Swype, but just can’t because they own a Nokia. Well, you can turn that frown upside down, matey, as Swype is now available for S60 5th Edition through Nokia Beta Labs! Read More

  • 28nm Cortex A9 processors now possible thanks to Globalfoundries. Next stop: 20nm

    All the engineers in the audience will be pleased to hear that Globalfoundries today announced that the very first 28nm ARM Cortex A9 dual-processor qualification vehicle has now been taped out. Ah, yes. I know what they’re talking about. Don’t you? Alright, I admit it! You got me! From the press release, it seems that this will help chip manufacturers get their next-gen teeny… Read More

  • T-mobile G2 will rock an 800MHz Scorpion CPU, Froyo, Flash 10.1

    T-mobile have now confirmed, via their Scoop page, that the upcoming T-mobile G2 will rock an 800MHz Scorpion processor (as part of the new MSM7x30 Snapdragon chipset), run the Android hotness that is Froyo (sans Sense, as previously thought), and will also be “ready” for flash 10.1. Read More

  • Ding! Windows Phone 7 Is Done, Released To Manufacturing

    According to a post at the Windows Phone 7 blog, Microsoft’s latest operating system is now fully cooked and ready to consume. They’ve shipped off the masters to manufacturers. The die is cast. And now they can start work on changing the die up all over again! I mean, chances are there was a feature freeze maybe six months back, and their efforts have been entirely directed at… Read More

  • T-Mobile G2 Pricing Revealed: $200 With Contract, $500 Without

    Not a lot to say here. The T-Mobile G2 (by HTC and Google… it’s a collaborative thing, you know), which we just saw official pictures of earlier this week, has had its price leaked: $199.99 with a new contract and $499.99 raw. What don’t we know about this handset at this point? Pretty much just the release date, and we’re pretty sure that’s at the end of September. Read More

  • Apple Releases iOS 4.1

    iOS 4.1, which has had a few beta releases over the last couple months, has been released. It’s nothing too major, but let’s go down the additions: Updated Game Center “HDR photos” HD video uploads over WiFi TV show rentals It should be rolling out next week. iOS 4.2, which will bring multitasking, folders, and other functionality to the iPad, will be here in November. Read More

  • Sure Enough, SkyFire Announces They've Submitted To The App Store

    Just last week, a couple of much-trusted birdies popped into the MobileCrunch office, claiming to have some details on SkyFire (a Flash-friendly mobile browser already available on a number of smartphone platforms) and its impending iPhone release. “They’ve entered the very final round of testing!” they said. “It’s going to get submitted to Apple early next… Read More

  • Droid Incredible Froyo update now rolling out to the masses. For real.

    Now I know that the Froyo update for the Incredible was released on the 27th of this month, but that was just one of those limited-release roll-outs used to weed out any major faux pas before making it available to the great unwashed. If you weren’t lucky enough to get that joyous notification this past week, well, hold onto your hats, coz word on the web/streets is that the Froyo update… Read More

  • T-mobile's "almost 4G" HSPA+ 3G now live in 9 more cities

    T-mobile continues to bring the latest update to their 3G network to more cities today, with the “4G-like” HSPA+ speeds now available in Boston, Mass; Erie, Penn; Fresno, Palm Springs and San Diego, Calif; Miami, Fla; Richmond, Va; Spokane, Wash; Topeka, Kan. This brings the total number of HSPA+ cities up to 55, with 100 million lucky Americans now basking in the warmth that… Read More

  • Verizon soon to offer Android, BlackBerry, and Palm on Pre-Paid

    Good news for any contract-a-phobic smartphone fans out there: several leaks today pointing to a high likelihood that Verizon will soon offer most of their Android line up (including the Droid series, as well as the yet-to-be released Samsung Fascinate), a healthy dash of BlackBerries, and both the Palm Pixie Plus and the Palm Pre Plus, on their Prepaid Monthly Talk and Monthly Talk &… Read More

  • The T-Mobile G2's Official Pictures Get Leaked

    The G2, sequel to the late, lamented G1, has been leaking all over the place. This latest, caught by CellPhone Signal, has what appear to be the official pictures for T-Mobile’s site, and though they don’t really reveal anything new, they’re clear and show the handset off well. And would you care for some specs with those leaked pics, madame? 3.7″ OLED… Read More

  • Facebook for webOS gets a lil' upgrade, gets some much needed features

    Slow and steady wins the race, right? Wrong. Not in the mobile world. In the mobile world, where next month’s software patch is all the rage before it’s even announced, slow and steady gets you tromped all over. Alas, until HP/Palm really get into their post-merger swing, slow and steady is all they’ve got. This morning, that slow and steady pace brings a minor update (1.3)… Read More