The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Google denied "Nexus One" trademark

    So in 2008, a company called Integra Communications filed for a “Nexus” trademark having something to do with voice and data telecommunications. Along comes Google a year later and files for “Nexus One.” Trademark office says no go. I’m not really surprised at this; it’s not really their job to determine which is the better or more popular product, but… Read More

  • The Top 15 Brands on the App Store Might Surprise You

    Brands are increasingly prominent on the App Store and Apple tends to love featuring folks like Britney Spears and Coca-Cola on the App Store’s front page. But who’s actually succeeding and which brands have managed to maintain high download numbers? PositionApp, the app that lets you track how iPhone apps are doing on the App Store rankings, might have the answer. They track… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 Gets Another Twitter App: Twikini

    A few days ago we wrote about Mel Sampat, a member of the Windows Phone 7 development team who had chosen to leave the team to pursue his own endeavors, part of which included making third-party apps for the very platform he helped make. You might assume that his history with the platform would make developing things for it a bit easier — and, well, you’d probably be right. Just… Read More

  • 3DCoche, augmented reality car location reminder – why not?

    If you’re anything like me, you consistently forget where and when you parked your car. I’ve called tow companies more than once to see if they took my car, when in fact I was simply one street off in my memory. I could probably use this little app we just got in our tip box, called 3DCoche or Car Finder AR, depending on whether you speak Spanish or not. It’s simple enough… Read More

  • It's official: Google's Nexus One is heading to Sprint

    We just got the good word from the folks at Sprint themselves: the Google Nexus One will be landing on Sprint. And with that, the Nexus One will be available for all four major US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile). Sprint’s being sort of tight-lipped here; they apparently haven’t quite figured out how to price it yet, so pricing details and availability… Read More

  • HTC Supersonic to be announced next week?

    There isn’t much to say about the HTC Supersonic that hasn’t been said already. It’s big (in a 4.3-inch-display sort of way). It’s beautiful. It’s Android-powered, and runs on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. It’s just not.. you know, official in any way. According to the Wall Street Journal, that’s about to change. Read More

  • HTC Desire shows up with a new color scheme: Silver

    If I had to pin a color on the HTC Desire we saw back at MWC, I’d have called it silver. Dark, sort-of-brownish silver, but silver none the less. But then this comes out, and shows us what a HTC Desire looks like when it’s really, really Silver. Read More

  • T-Mobile Motorola Cliq XT available now for $129.99

    It’s been a crazy ride on the rumor rollercoaster for the Android-powered Motorola Cliq XT. What started out as a mysterious spotting finally became official at Mobile World Congress in February. Then came a series of leaks, each half right: one got the date right, while the other nailed the price. Read More

  • AT&T ZERO to save the planet one phone charger at a time

    They’re in our homes, and they’re in our schools. There they sit, silently, eating our power. Even if you unplug your phone, they keep devouring power. What’s next!? Will cell phone chargers some day EAT YOUR CHILDREN? More at 11. In a move to save you some gadget juice and boost their “green”-factor, AT&T has just announced what they call the first… Read More

  • Android 2.1 to hit the Motorola Droid starting Thursday

    When it rains, its pours. We just found out yesterday that Android 2.1 hitting the Moto Droid sometime in March was a pretty sure thing, and now we’ve got an exact date. Read More

  • $199, March 24th release for HD2 on T-Mo confirmed

    We knew about the pricing, but until today, we weren’t sure exactly which day the HD2 was going to hit T-Mobile. So long, ignorance! March 24th it is! There’s more stuff going down at an HD2 event as I write this, if I’m not mistaken, and we’ll have the whole business for you shortly. There’s a lot of white space here, so I’m going to editorialize. I know… Read More

  • No copy-paste for Windows Phone 7 Series

    Le sigh. We actually already knew there was no copy/paste functionality in WP7S devices, but the announcement we were hoping for at MIX wasn’t “no copy/paste for real” but rather “here’s how we’ve obsoleted copy/paste.” Maybe they’ll add it later, but… really, now. Nothing at all? You guys are killing the dream. Read More

  • BlueAnt to launch a text-message-to-speech Android App next week

    Bluetooth headsets are great for keeping your eyes on the road while you’re driving — until you get a text message. “I wonder who that’s from? I’ll just take a peek!” you think, reaching for your phone… and BAM! Your car’s front end is now playing twister with another car’s rear end. Bluetooth headset manufacturer BlueAnt is looking to cut… Read More

  • 40% of BlackBerry users: "Yeah, I'd trade in for an iPhone"

    Can you blame ’em? If you bought into a two-year contract a little more than two years ago, possibly because of shortcomings in the first iPhone (a perfectly reasonable decision), you would have been watching with jealous eye the introduction of the 3G, the 3GS, and the launch and growth of the App Store. I wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to change horses. BlackBerry makes… Read More

  • Leaked: Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 to get Windows Mobile 6.5 this week

    Are you ready for your Windows Mobile 6.5 update, Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 owners? You should be — given that every other carrier threw 6.5 on the Pro2 months ago, you’re probably champin’ at the bit by now. We knew it was coming this month — we just didn’t know when. Thanks to your friendly neighborhood Sprint store spy, we’ve now got an exact date. Read More

  • T-Mobile Cliq XT to go on sale tomorrow for $99?

    If we were to take everything the rumormill said as gospel, we’d tell you that the Motorola Cliq XT launched in all of its Android glory on March 10th. Given that it’s now nearly a week later and the Cliq XT has yet to hit the shelves, we’d say that the rumormill is a dirty, dirty liar. Or, you know, something changed at the last minute. Either way, now there’s a… Read More

  • Chinese iPhone Air is super thin, super fake

    Come, friends! Circle ’round and let me tell you a tale of the finest fake in all the lands. Is your standard, completely not-shady iPhone too thick and legitimate for you? 12.3mm thick? That’s like a loaf of bread! What you need, friend, is the iPhone Air. Not only have they managed to completely rip off everything from the body design to the user interface (presumably poorly)… Read More

  • Nexus One with AT&T (and Rogers!) 3G now on sale

    A new challenger has appeared! The Nexus One may not have sold all that well, but it’s still the beastiest Android handset available on US carriers. Speaking of US carriers, add one more to the Nexus One’s supported list. Since day 1, the T-Mobile version of the Nexus One has worked with AT&T — as long as you didn’t mind that it couldn’t hop on AT&T’s… Read More

  • Google: Android Market now serving 30,000 apps

    At the most recent Mobile World Congress, Google CEO Eric Schmidt revealed that the company’s partners are now selling over 60,000 Android handsets on a daily basis. With that kind of growth rate, it’s no wonder that the size of the Android Market is quickly increasing in its slipstream. While Google doesn’t publicly show how many applications there are in Android Market… Read More

  • Sweet merciful Jehosaphat! Microsoft stole the WinPho UI from KLM!

    Super sleuths at MS Mobiles (Motto: “Our small phone-shaped favicon is so outdated it’s popular again”) is accusing Microsoft of wholesale theft and battery in their new WinPho UI. KLM’s inflight whatsitcalled looks just like Microsoft’s whatsitcalled and the big blue buttons appear on KLMs entertainment whatchamacallit when you fly on their big, beautiful planes. Read More