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  • Sprint tweets about Android 2.1 update, coming second quarter

    If you own a HTC Hero or Samsung Moment, don’t get too jealous at DROID and Nexus One owners just yet. Sure, it might take a while, but Sprint is working things out so that its Android handsets receive the latest version of Android, 2.1. Read More

  • Verizon and Skype make sweet music together with new mobile app

    No surprises here today as Verizon and Skype partner up and announce Skype Mobile at Mobile World Congress. This news is so exciting that I’m tempted to dump my current carrier and sign up with Big Red today. But are there any catches or caveats? Read More

  • Google: Android now shipping on 60,000 handsets per day

    We’re in Barcelona keeping an eye on Eric Schmidt’s Mobile World Congress keynote, where the Google CEO just disclosed an interesting fact: Google and their hardware partners are now shipping 60,000 Android handsets each day. Read More

  • RIM CEO pulls an AT&T: "We need to conserve bandwidth"

    RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis started blabbering on in an interview about network applications for the Blackberry platform. Was he thankful that developers were creating rich applications for his phones? Was he excited for the future? No. He started horking about “conserving bandwidth,” just like AT&T’s CEO: “Manufacturers had better start building more efficient… Read More

  • Hands-on with the HTC Desire (with video)

    Considering just how similar the new HTC Desire is to the not-quite-as-new Google Nexus One (read: very, very similar), I wasn’t expecting to walk away from my hands on session with my mind too blown. I mean, it’s essentially just a Nexus One with HTC’s Sense UI and an optical trackpad, right? Right – and that’s exactly why it’s amazing. Read More

  • RIM shows off the new WebKit-powered BlackBerry browser

    BlackBerry users have long suffered with horrible mobile Internet browsers. But help is on the way in the form of a WebKit browser. The company showed off the new goods at its MWC press event. No word on the expected release date, but seeing as BlackBerry users have dealt with it this long, they can probably hold out a little longer. That is if they don’t get baited by the new… Read More

  • I Am Legend: How the HTC Legend stacks up to a Hero

    The HTC Hero, available in the US from Sprint, is less than a year old but that doesn’t mean HTC can’t up the ante. The Legend, a 3G GSM phone not currently available, has a slightly faster processor and a few interesting – and telling – details that are worth a second look. First, the processor has jumped from 528 MHz to 600, a bump that puts it on par with the Palm Pre… Read More

  • Hands-on with the HTC Legend (with video)

    When the HTC Hero was announced in June of last year, I would have made a valiant effort to eat my own head if it meant I got to own one. It was just so damned pretty. I just got the opportunity to play with its brand-new successor, the HTC Legend – and, well.. to put it gently, it makes the HTC Hero look like an antique. I only got to spend a few minutes with it, but I walked away… Read More

  • Sagem officially announces the PUMA PHONE

    We knew it was coming and caught a glimpse of its posterior last week, but Sagem’s solar-powered Puma (as in the clothing brand) Phone is now one hundred percent official. Read More

  • Video: HTC Legend, Desire, and HD mini promo spots (Update: More videos!)

    We’re not sure when HTC plans to make these videos available through their own channels, but we just got a trio of videos showing off the three handsets they just announced at Mobile World Congress: the HTC Desire, HD mini, and Legend. Check out all three after the jump. Read More

  • HTC announces the Nexus One's slightly cooler twin, the Desire

    What’s in a name? Would a Nexus One by any other name still be as sweet? Yep. In fact, it might just be a bit sweeter. Though it lacks almost any indication as such, Google’s Nexus One is actually made by HTC. HTC reserved the rights to the hardware design, and today they’re making good use of that decision with the announcement of the HTC Desire. It’s essentially the… Read More

  • HTC makes the HD mini official

    Only when you’re talking about a phone designed in the same vein as the massive (though drop-dead gorgeous) HTC HD2 with its 4.3 inch display would you ever call a phone with a 3.2″ display “mini” . That’s exactly what HTC’s doing this morning in Barcelona, with the announcement of the Windows Mobile 6.5.3-powered HD mini. Read More

  • There's a new Hero in town: HTC announces the Legend

    As we expected after the leaks last night, HTC has just dropped the good word on three brand new handsets at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The first up is the Android 2.1-powered HTC Legend, which is essentially a spiritual successor to the much-loved HTC Hero. Read More

  • Verizon going BOGO crazy, launching Buy One, Get One promo on six phones tomorrow

    We just got a hot tip from one of our Verizon buddies. Apparently Verizon Wireless is starting a new BOGO campaign tomorrow that includes both of its Android handsets – the Droid and Eris – both Palm phones – the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus – along with the LG Chocolate Touch and Samsung Alias 2 features phones. We hear the promotion will allow you to mix and match any of… Read More

  • iPhone to get a really bad version of Street Fighter 4

    I don’t know about you guys, but playing a complicated fighting game like Street Fighter 4 on the iPhone just sounds like a losing proposition. I mean, your fingers cover up a bunch of the screen, you’re going to be hitting the wrong buttons all the time, and the screen isn’t high-resolution enough to really show off the art. Whose idea was this? Read More

  • Microsoft Turtle and Pure deets are revealed

    With the huge announcement of Windows Phone 7 out of the way, we’re anticipating what was rumored about another Microsoft phone last week: news about a project Pink revival. Before Microsoft can say anything officially, however, the folks over at WMExperts have unearthed some gritty details about the coming phones. Read More

  • Motorola CLIQ update hits this week with touchscreen and GPS updates

    Hurrah for updates! Nothing can give your aging phone a fresh feeling like an update can, and CLIQ users can get excited about that this week. Is this the big update that we mentioned last week? Perhaps not. Read More

  • Mobile companies band together and rise against Apple

    When one thinks of mobile apps, it’s tough to think of anything other than the ones for the iPhone. There’s an app for that rings through our heads as TV commercials and websites reveal to us that the iPhone is the platform of choice when businesses want to develop mobile apps. Apple now has a little over 175,000 apps in its store and over 3 billion have been downloaded to date. Read More

  • Huawei makes the U8100, U8110, U8800 and U8300 with Android official

    Looking at the image above, I know what you’re thinking, but look on the bright side: you’ll be much safer crossing the streets at night with that thing plastered to your ear. Huawei has just announced a number of colorful handsets that don’t look like your average Android handsets. Read More

  • Sagem Cosyphone with NFC technology is perfect for granny and gramps

    We’re so caught up with fancy gizmos and gadgets that it’s easy to forget about our elders; technology has a place in their lives, too. While Sagem is busy catering to the youth with its Puma phone, it also kept grandma and grandpa in mind with the Cosyphone. Read More