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  • Dell Aero Shipping On AT&T

    When your main advertising point is that the Aero is “one of the lightest Android smartphones,” you might have a problem but here it is: the Dell Aero on AT&T, finally shipping for $299.99 ($100 with contract). If you’ll recall, the Aero is a smaller Dell Streak with a fairly unique UI focused on social media and usability. We’ve been excited about this for quite… Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 LG Panther clears the FCC, bound for AT&T

    Looks like LG’s first Windows Phone 7 handset, the LG Panther (or GW910, if you don’t like the whole “memorable names” movement), has cleared the FCC, bound for AT&T frequencies. This means that the currently developers-only handset is, indeed, bound for retail. Read More

  • Video: Windows Phone 7 web browser vs iPhone 4 and Nexus One

    I know you love a good fight: two or more opponents duking it out to determine the ultimate champion has engaged the human race since their very beginnings*. Well, like the gladiators of old, I have a video of just such a tourney. PocketMobile have pitched the browsing experience on the only WinPho 7 handset to date — the LG Panther — against the iPhone 4 and a Froyo-powered Nexus One. Read More

  • Yahoo's Chief Mobile Engineer, Sandeep Gupta, Lands At Next Jump

    On Friday, I caught wind that the engineering director in charge of Yahoo’s mobile app development, Sandeep Gupta, had resigned. Now I know where he landed: Next Jump. Gupta formerly worked at Apple on the iPod, and put out a slew of iPhone and Blackberry apps for Yahoo, including the Flickr iPhone app, Yahoo Messenger, and the Yahoo Entertainment iPad app. His hire by Next Jump… Read More

  • World Record texting speed broken — and once again, it's with Swype

    Back in March of this year, Guiness opened up their big book o’ World Records to anyone willing to claim that they were the fastest touchscreen texter on the block. The first contender to step up to the plate was a gent named Franklin Page, who used Swype’s slide-to-type tech to blast out Guiness’ headache-inducing pre-set sentence in just 35.54 seconds. Surely by no… Read More

  • Purportedly legitimate Nokia N9 specs trickle out

    Nokia’s recently leaked, oh-so-MacBook-Pro-esque N9 may not have the most original look ever… but these days, what does? We’ll give this thing a free pass through the Valley of Snark for the fact that it’s probably going to be one of this first handsets to hit the shelves rockin’ Nokia/Intel’s new operating system, MeeGo — something which… Read More

  • Details of the Motorola MB520 "Kobe" leak

    Soon there’ll be a new Android phone in AT&T Town. A phone goin’ by the name of Kobe. Moto Kobe. Details have leaked of the device from both the UPnP Forum, and the Wi-Fi Alliance, but today, Engadget got some insider knowledge on the matter, including a couple of benchmark screenshots, and a run down of the specs. The device will be a slate form-factor running a Droid 2/X… Read More

  • Motorola releases Android upgrade schedule

    If you’re a peachy-keen Android/Motorola user, then you’re no doubt jonesing for some upgrade action. Well, I have some good news and some not-so-good news on the matter. Good news: Over the weekend, Motorola released their upgrade schedule, outlining which models will get which version of Android, and when. Not-so-good news: I really wish I could tell you that you’re all… Read More

  • Your Facebook Friends Are Watching You—Did We Just Move Closer to 1984?

    Your Facebook Friends Are Watching You—Did We Just Move Closer to 1984?

    George Orwell’s novel 1984 begins with Winston Smith, the main character, seeing posters saying BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU. In 2010, that could be replaced with FACEBOOK IS WATCHING YOU. Or rather, YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK ARE WATCHING YOU. You and your friends can now post where you are and share this information, if you so chose. Facebook showed off the power of this new… Read More

  • Palm working on a high-res device called the "RoadRunner HD"?

    This is just the most micro-sized of clues we’re going on here, but some analytics have logged a device running webOS 2.0 on a 960×640 screen. What does it mean?! Read More

  • Dubious Study: Android users are dirty, dirty cheaters

    Remember that “study” from a few weeks back indicating that iPhone users are having more sexy-time than the rest of their smartphone carrying counterparts? Well, it turns out that they may just be having more of the sort of sexy-times that one would generally admit. In an equally-quoted-for-sarcasm “study” from (the entire purpose of which is to… Read More