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  • Dual-display Samsung Continuum detailed in pics

    Hot on the heels of the bulk Verizon leak today, comes a bucketload of images of the Samsung Continuum. You remember the Continuum, don’t you? The one that grabbed your attention as being “a dual-screened Android-powered monster”. I know that sparked my curiosity, so I’m rather happy that BGR now have a bunch of (quality) images showing the device and it’s handy… Read More

  • WinPho7 HTC Spark images appear, looks like a Mondrian

    Yesterday, we reported on the leaked press images of the HTC Mondrian, but today, Engadget are reporting that some hands-on images of the very same WinPho7 device have leaked, and it’s clearly labelled as the HTC Spark, aka the HTC Trophy. The most notable feature is the inclusion of HTC’s Hub, which is HTC’s attempt at differentiating themselves from a crowd of very… Read More

  • Verizon Data Dump: Storm3 Cancelled, Tons of New Android phones on the way?

    Our buddies (brothers?) over at Engadget just had a massive pile of info land in their inbox. There’s lots of good news in here for Android fans — but if you were looking forward to the Storm3, you might want to take a deep breath before diving behind the jump. Read More

  • PSA: Today's the last day to get your free iPhone 4 case

    Back when Apple announced that they’d be giving all iPhone 4 owners a free case as penance for the handset’s antenna woes, they also noted that the freebies were only guaranteed until September 30th. A few weeks of evaluation later, Apple announced that the 30th would indeed be the hard stop for the case program. Know what today is? As you may have guessed from the context of this… Read More

  • Beerby: Find Beers Near You

    Ah, beer. You’re my solace and my comfort in these trying times and I love you. But how do I find you, especially the odd and unique members of your extended family? Thankfully, there now exists BeerBy. Read More

  • iPhone 3GS Supports HDR

    Don’t go rioting in the streets or anything but apparently there are some small icons in the iOS SDK that show the HDR On and HDR Off logos in standard and “retina” resolution. This could mean that the 3GS could feasibly support HDR photo shoots although it probably actually means that Apple simply created a high-def version of all its icons and this one slipped past the censors. Read More

  • First Look at the Qwiki IPad App

    A Super Sneak Peak At Qwiki On The iPad

    Yesterday, at Disrupt it took a long time for the judges to decide to award the top prize to Qwiki, the visual information consumption service that presents information in a fluid assemblage of photos, videos, and spoken words. It’s the kind of service that would demo really great on an iPad, where you want to just sit back and watch as information is presented to you. Although the… Read More

  • Nokia N8 starts shipping worldwide

    Nokia’s first Symbian^3 powered device, the Nokia N8, has now started shipping to all those proud Nokia fans that pre-ordered it. The N8 will be Nokia’s last N-series device to run Symbian (they’re switching their high-end devices to Meego), and comes with a 3.5″ display, HDMI out, and a simply stunning 12MP camera. I miss having a good camera in my phone. Previous… Read More

  • Droid R2-D2 site now live and selling

    If you’ve been itching for the R2-D2 edition of Motorola’s Droid 2, then you should probably head on over to Verizon’s site right now, as the world’s favourite unintelligible Droid is now up for sale. It’ll cost you $249 (after an instant $100 online discount) with a two-year contract, or $599 without, and comes bundled with the special edition multimedia dock, a… Read More

  • WinPho 7 HTC Mondrian strikes a pose for the press

    The Windows Phone 7 leaks keep on coming thick n fast, with yet another device showing off its bad self on the web. This time around it’s HTC’s high-end Mondrian (which is a code name for one of the many WinPho7 devices that HTC plan to release at or near launch). Read More

  • Image of Samsung Omnia 7 with Windows Phone 7 leaks

    We’ve seen Samsung’s GT-i8700 in both photo and video form, but this is the first we’ve seen of the next in their Omnia line. Taking a page from HTC’s playbook, Samsung have decided to honour Microsoft’s latest mobile OS by skipping digits 3 through 6, and naming the follow-up to the Omnia 2 the Omnia 7. Read More

  • Google launches an online database of Android phones

    If you’re in the market for an Android phone, but find the sheer number of devices, carriers, and plans overwhelming, then you’re not alone. Android has exploded, and there are more smartphones available now than ever before. So, what can you do? Google have heard your cries, and have now launched their Google Phone Gallery, which offers a near-complete list of all the Android… Read More

  • webOS (sort of) clicks past 5,000 applications

    When it comes to third-party applications, quantity has never been webOS’ strong suit. While BlackBerry OS is hovering at around 10,000 apps and Android and iOS are well past 80,000 and 250,000 respectively, webOS has yet to move beyond 5,000. Until now. Sort of. Read More

  • Killing Bad Android Apps: A Primer

    Lifehacker has a great primer on killing bad Android apps and uninstalling them before they cause damage. While it may feel great to kill apps and see your phone work faster, in reality you could be doing more harm than good. Read More

  • AT&T picks up the BlackBerry Curve 3G and BlackBerry Pearl 3G as U.S. exclusives

    Fresh out of AT&T’s mouth comes word that they’ll be taking two exclusive handsets off of RIM’s hands: the BlackBerry Curve 3G (left, above) and BlackBerry Pearl 3G. Read More

  • iOS 4.2 Beta 2 now available to developers

    Roughly two weeks have passed since the developer-only release of the iOS 4.2 Beta. Know what that means? It’s time for another Beta! iOS 4.2 Beta 2 just went live in Apple’s dev center moments ago. Now, the only question: will you do what you had planned to do tonight, or spend the evening digging around in the new Beta in search of hidden gems? Read More

  • Ever wonder where that 4G signal comes from? No? Well, here's a video.

    4G, like all wireless technologies before it, is more or less a big magical mystery to most consumers. All they know — and all they care to know, really — is that 3G was fast, and 4G is faster. For that little niche who does care to know more, however, Sprint’s taken it upon themselves to mount up on a rooftop, camera in hand, and show you all the workings. To make the… Read More

  • QWERTY candybars may be the next Windows Phone 7 form factor

    From the very beginning, Microsoft have insisted on keeping complete control over both the form factors and internal specs of any phone that wishes to run their upcoming OS, Windows Phone 7. So far, however, Microsoft have only given details about one of the promised two “chassis” of their phones: the slate-style phones that you’ve seen around. It should be noted that… Read More

  • Apple's Remote app gets a much need upgraded

    Given that Apple’s Remote app is built by… you know, Apple, you might have assumed that it would’ve been one of the first out of the gate with support for the iPhone 4’s Retina display, the iPad, and other such Apple-made treats. You know what they say about assumptions, right? As it turns out, the Remote app’s team is pretty small — in fact, last we heard… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Releases a Teeny Weeny Little Second Screen For Its Phones

    Awww… look how cute! That little bugger is the LiveView Screen, a tiny little screen that connects to SE’s Android phones and acts as a second screen for calls, music control, and other bits of information including Twitter feeds. This is highly evocative of SE’s earlier attempts at creating a cool Bluetooth watch that let you take calls from your wrist. Why they have such… Read More