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  • Verizon's answer to the EVO 4G hits the FCC

    Last week we reported on the new almost-an-EVO from HTC that’s making its way to Verizon in the near(ish) future. And I have it on pretty good authority that you loved it. So, you’ll be pleased to know that the upcoming (but still nameless) device has had its required photo-shoot with the FCC, and we have some more photos for you. Read More

  • 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