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  • R2-D2 cheats on the Droid, shows up as an official iPhone case

    Oh R2-D2, you little harlot. Just when we were thinking that the R2-D2 edition Droid 2 was the most clever pairing in the history of everything, you go and make it a liiiittle less special. iPhone-toting Star Wars geeks, rejoice: you, too, can theme your handset like the galaxy’s bravest toaster. Read More

  • Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Top Mobile App Engineer, Sandeep Gupta

    Yahoo’s top engineer who heads up mobile app development for the company, Sandeep Gupta, just resigned, I have learned. It is another blow to Yahoo’s mobile ambitions. Gupta is a rock star mobile engineer who previously worked at Apple in charge of the iPod software and UI teams. At Yahoo, Gupta was in charge of creating all mobile apps for phones and tablets. He led the… Read More

  • Deal of the day: Samsung Vibrant $99 from T-mobile

    For today only, T-mobile have halved the price of their Galaxy S variant, the Vibrant, down to $99 on a two-year contract. The deal is for today only, and only from their online store. So, if you’ve been considering a Galaxy S, are happy to go with T-mobile, and have a spare $99, today could be your lucky day… [via BGR] Read More

  • The G2 cometh

    I know they say that if you remember 2008 “you weren’t really there, man” but I’m pretty sure I remember it, just as I’m pretty sure I was there. Man. My point is that I remember the excitement surrounding the world’s first Android phone, the T-mobile G1. 2 years on, T-mobile decided to retire the little piece of history, so it’s fitting that, only about… Read More

  • South Korea Goes Crazy Over The iPhone 4

    We can’t say we are surprised: it seems that the South Koreans can’t wait to lay their hands on the iPhone 4. The sole iPhone provider in that country, Korea Telecom (KT), says that its official website got jammed today as “tens of thousands of people” tried pre-ordering the phone in a matter of hours. Read More

  • HTC Wildfire "soft" rooted

    So, it’s not the big, badass hard root that enables custom ROMs and NAND unlocks, but the HTC Wildfire now has a method of rooting that allows the installation (and more importantly, the execution) of all those wonderful “root only” apps on the Android Market. Despite this limitation, you Wildfire owners can’t really grumble, as now you can wirelessly tether your… Read More

  • Waterproof Motorola "Jordan" coming to T-mobile/swimming pools in November

    Not content to let Boost and Sprint get all the rugged Moto fun, T-mobile are now set to launch their own rugged Motorola handset — codenamed “Jordan” — come November. But here’s the cool part, it’s going to be IP67 rated, which means it’s fully submersible in water. Read More

  • Grooveshark pulled from App Store

    Uh-oh… looks like another attack of the copyright owners. Apple Yesterday pulled the Grooveshark app from the App Store after they received complaints from Universal Music Group UK — this comes just one week after the app’s initial release. Few details are available right now, but Grooveshark have posted on their blog: Earlier this afternoon, Apple sent us a letter notifying… Read More

  • RIM's Flickering Torch Should Signal Defeat For The "Consumer-Grade" Blackberry

    In Zork, when your torch goes out you’re eaten by a grue. In real life, when your Torch phone is a flop – about 150,000 sold opening weekend and not many more sold over the week it’s been out – you could be eaten by your competitors. As I said before, the hard-core Blackberry audience cares about the much-ballyhooed features of the Torch – namely social media… Read More