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  • More than half of Verizon's customer base wants them to get the iPhone

    It’s been said before, but let it be said again: Verizon better be kicking themselves right now. Not only did they not fight for the iPhone, they outright turned it away. This new 4,000-person survey by ChangeWave probably isn’t going to make them feel much better. Read More

  • Clearwire to offer WiMax phones from HTC and Samsung this year

    Whenever we talk about WiMax phones (like the oh-so-drool-worthy EVO 4G), we’re usually talking about Sprint. Well, Sprint’s WiMax is powered by a (not so) little company called Clearwire (which, in turn, is 51% owned by Sprint) — and they want some WiMax phones of their own. During an earnings call yesterday, the company disclosed that they’re planning on launching… Read More

  • SlingPlayer for Android sneaks into private Beta

    If you’re the proud owner of both an Android handset and a Slingbox, you might be a bit bummed out right now — and rightly so. While almost every single other smartphone platform around has been slingboxin’ video content freshly piped from a remote TV for years now, Android has, thus far, been left out in the cold. Sure, sure — Slingbox for Android is coming. We just… Read More

  • Sprint Hero NOT Getting Android 2.1 on May 7th

    Although I’m sure you’re used to the disappointment by now, it pains me to tell you this: the Sprint Hero won’t be getting its much-hoped-for update to Android 2.1 this Friday. A Sprint Community Administrator has closed the thread where the original rumour surfaced, stating: “Closing this thread because I don’t want folks to think that 2.1 is coming out on… Read More

  • Motorola Milestone Finally Gets Android 2.1

    This post here is for all our UK readers. Your prized Motorola Milestone (that’s “Droid” to all you yanks) has just been given a most precious gift: an update to Android 2.1, affectionately known as “eclair”. Now, this isn’t as revolutionary an upgrade as all those late-to-the-party Hero owners are about to get (because they’re coming from Android… Read More

  • Evidence Shows iPhone HD's Ability to Shoot in… HD

    Well, this one isn’t really surprising now, is it? Mac Rumors have unearthed evidence in the latest iPhone 4.0 beta SDK that points pretty clearly to 720p video recording. Y’see, the latest iPhone SDK allows full access to video capture data, and there are some preset values in the SDK that explicitly mention a 1280×720 video resolution. Read More

  • HTC EVO 4G Preorders Start This Month (May)

    I have a confession for you: the HTC EVO 4G is my fav phone at the moment. I can’t lie. Snapdragon processor, 4.3″ 800×480 screen, 8MP camera, Android 2.1, all topped off with a blazing-fast WiMAX data connection. It’s irresistible. So I’m pleased to tell you that the all-powerful fiery-phone-of-awesome will be available for pre-order this month at The Shack. Read More

  • Send in the clones: Shanzhai's version of the Nokia C2 is out there

    There’s been rumors floating around about the existence of a Nokia C2, but there really hasn’t been any kind of reliable siting, and a phone with a rotatable screen just seems a bit off. That doesn’t stop the knockoffs from coming out of Shanzhai though, and they’ve already made a clone. No pricing or availability of course. [via Cloned In China] Read More

  • More pics of the new BlackBerry flip phone – whose idea was this thing?

    There must be a crack surplus at BlackBerry HQ, because they really seem to have lost it with these new designs. The old half-and-half BlackBerrys have something special about them, something fundamentally strong. You know it’s a good phone because it’s refined. This flip phone (the 9670) and that slider we saw a while back, however, present a slightly less promising… Read More