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  • Angry Birds Plush Toys go up for pre-order, will ship in December

    Got Angry Birds Fever (I guess calling it “Angry Bird Flu” might be a bad idea), but can’t muster up the energy to build a man-sized Angry Birds costume? Want something a bit more portable? Don’t fret. We’ve known for a while now that Rovio Mobile was working on a line of plush toys based on their ever-frustrated Birds. Hell, we’ve seen the things a bunch… Read More

  • U.S. Cellular picks up the Samsung Galaxy Tab

    Though they’re the 6th largest carrier in the US, U.S. Cellular isn’t really known for offering brand spankin’ new mobile technology. They’ve always had plenty of phones, mind you — they just tended to go for phones that were perhaps a bit older, or a bit less flashy. That all started to change back in April, when U.S. Cellular announced that they were getting the… Read More

  • Amazon announces Kindle for Windows Phone 7

    With Amazon having built Kindle applications for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry, you probably could have guessed that they had plans for a Windows Phone 7 app. Sure enough: this morning, Microsoft and Amazon are announcing that the Kindle application is on the way, with an always-helpful launch date of “soon”. As far as we can tell so far, the Kindle for WP7 app will tout just… Read More

  • Samsung Mesmerize (Galaxy S) now available on US Cellular

    The final piece of the US Galaxy S puzzle has now fallen into place, with US Cellular’s version — the Mesmerize — becoming available today. The phone is pretty much the standard version minus the front-facing camera. You still get that gorgeous 4″ Super-AMOLED display, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and 5MP camera. It’ll run you $199 on a two-year contract, after an… Read More

  • Droid 2 update rolling out to customers tonight

    There’s something in the air tonight… an update perhaps? To your Droid 2, maybe? Correct! Verizon have said that the latest software version — v2.3.20 — for the Motorola Droid 2 will start rolling out to a limited number of people tonight. But what does the update bring? I have a list for you after the jump! Read More

  • T-mobile confirms Nov 3rd release date for myTouch 4G, $200 price

    Yesterday, all we had were rumours, now it’s official — the myTouch will launch on November 3rd for $199 on a two-year contract. My how times change. Of course, if you’re clever, you can scoop it up for less than that. There isn’t really much more to add: you already know that it runs Froyo, is HSPA+ compatible, sports the latest 1GHz snapdragon processor, has a… Read More

  • Monocle now offering limited edition BlackBerry Bold 9700… for £750

    Ok, now I know that BlackBerries are popular with those “corporate” types with their “business trips” and their “incomes”, but this limited edition £750 BlackBerry Bold 9700 just seems a little …overpriced. What do you get for £750? Gold accents? Nope. Leather trimming? Nope. A concierge service? Not that, either. How about some custom wallpapers… Read More

  • Rumour: Hon Hai Precision to ship CDMA iPhone to Apple in 2011

    Hot off of the presses from CENS, comes news that Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Co., Ltd (now the largest electronic manufacturing service IN THE WORLD) will ship a CDMA version of the iPhone to Apple come 2011. The manufacture of the device has reportedly been split evenly with Hon Hai’s buddy Pegatron, who will cease his duties saving the planet from evil robots, just so you can enjoy… Read More

  • These Man-Sized Angry Birds Just Might Be The Geekiest Costumes Of 2010

    When can you really declare your game a smash hit? When it cracks through 10 million downloads? Eh. When you’ve got a full line of plush toys coming based on its characters? Sure, I guess that’s alright. But here’s the real challenge: dig your game deep enough into the hearts and minds of your fans that you’ve got people dressing up like the characters for… Read More

  • Sprint to kill off their iDEN network… eventually

    If you’re still rockin’ a phone on Sprint’s iDEN network, it’s time to start thinking about other ways to fill your push-to-talk needs. According to Sprint’s main man, Dan Hesse, Sprint’s iDEN network is on the way to ol’ Technology Museum in the Sky. And by that, I mean they’re going to take it to a farm, where it can run and play with all the… Read More

  • Dennis, Tell Us How You Really Feel About Facebook

    Ever wonder what the inspiration was for the Facebook Friends icon, the one with the outline of two people side-by-side? Neither have I. But now that Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley put up this side-by-side comparison of images on his Tumblog, I will never be able to look at the outline of the woman friend’s bob haircut again without thinking of Darth Vader’s… Read More

  • Foxconn Said To Be Making Next Gen WebOS Devices

    Industry sources at Foxconn Technology and Compal Communications are stating that they are currently manufacturing multiple WebOS devices including the so-called PalmPad. Read More

  • This Election Day, Foursquare Is Going To Be All Over The Map

    The clock is counting down until November 2, when American citizens will flock (hopefully) to their local polling places to cast their votes for the mid-term elections. And you can bet some of them will be checking in on Foursquare. To mark the occasion, Foursquare has teamed up with noted design firm JESS3 to create a dynamic map, which will display Foursquare check-ins in real-time at… Read More

  • The Playstation Phone Appears To Exist

    I don’t know what to say about this bizarro device. I mean… as a game platform it depends entirely on the games. As hardware it’s… difficult to say until you hold the thing. That trackpad in the middle is out of this world, though. With the dots? Sony is either out of its mind or doing something really interesting here. Read More

  • Apple ruins our Halloween Miracle, Pulls iDOS from the App Store

    Well, it was fun while it lasted. Just two hours ago, we declared the approval of iDOS (a DOS emulator for iOS) a Halloween Miracle. Really — it was on par with an appearance from the Great Pumpkin, or all of the candy corn in the world suddenly becoming edible. Cue the Sad Trombone: Apple just pulled it. Read More

  • iDOS brings your favorite DOS games to iOS [Update: Pulled!]

    If it were December, I’d call this a Christmas miracle. As it’s October, we’re just going to have to pretend that “Halloween Miracles” are a thing. IT’S A HALLOWEEN MIRACLE! A few hours ago, something awesome managed to find its way into the App Store. Something which I never imagined Apple would approve. No, not another baby shaking app. Something wonderful… Read More

  • Evo-like HTC Incredible HD hitting Verizon on November 23rd?

    Take the Sprint Evo 4G, slap a Verizon logo on it, and you’ve got an HTC Incredible HD. Now, we’re not usually ones to take anonymous Internet forum posts as truth — but when the guy who previously nailed the original HTC Incredible’s launch date comes out saying they’ve got the launch date for the HTC Incredible HD, we’ll give him the listen he deserves. Read More

  • myTouch 4G to launch Nov 3rd

    T-mobile’s latest-and-greatest HSDPA+ handset, the myTouch 4G, has had us impressed since its announcement at the beginning of the month. And what isn’t to love? Front facing camera, 3.8″ 800×480 screen, 5MP camera, 4 colours to choose from… the list goes on. But despite some leaks, we haven’t had any solid info on a release date. Well, as you have… Read More

  • T-mobile to charge $14.99 tethering fee come Nov 3rd

    Those of you on T-mobile that have been eagerly awaiting the day when you can tether your phone to your PC can now breathe a sigh of relief, as BGR received word today that T-mobile will release their “Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing Add-On” for a mere $14.99 a month. Aaaand what does this $14.99 net you? Comfort in the knowledge that you are doing what T-mobile want you to. So…… Read More

  • Rumour: Dell to release Android-powered version of WinPho Venue Pro

    So you’re sold on the 4.1 inches of QWERTY power that is the Dell Venue Pro, but you’re not sold on the v1.0 feel of Windows Phone 7? Do you have a little more faith in the 2.x-iness of Android? Well, a throw-away comment in an article for PC World today says that Dell have plans to release a phone that resembles the Venue Pro sometime in the future. Read More