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  • HP CEO confirms webOS-powered Slates (and… printers?)

    .bbpBox{background:url( #1b1b1b;padding:20px;} Hurd: after @Palm close expect to leverage webOS “beyond smart phones into form factors such as slates and web-connected printers” $HPQTue May 18 21:09:41 via webHP Official News
    hpnews The very instant it was announced that HP had purchased Palm, one… Read More

  • Confirmed: AT&T launching the Palm Pixi Plus on June 6th

    When AT&T announced the availability of the Pre Plus last week, something was missing: its little sister, the Pixi Plus. Gasp! Panic tore across the nation (911 calls were made and subsequently ignored.) Had AT&T abandoned the Pixi Plus? Had a grand wizard, pissed off because his iPhone won’t stop dropping calls, warped them into another dimension? What was going on? Turns… Read More

  • Android 2.1 finally reaches 1/3 of Android handsets, just as 2.2 looms nearby

    For all of the folks who had to wait — and for all of those still left waiting — for Android 2.1 to be ported, smashed, tweaked, and OTA’d onto their handsets, the last few months may have seemed pretty unbearable. If it makes you feel any better, there’s a oh-so-dim light at the end of the tunnel: as of yesterday evening, more Android handsets are running on 2.1 than… Read More

  • Video: Game based on the awesomely NSFW "Truckers Delight" film-clip comes to iPhone

    You may or may not have seen the totally ridiculous, totally NSFW, 8-bit brilliance that is the film-clip for Flairs’ Trucker’s Delight (note: if 8-bit boobs, poop or misogynistic truckers offend, don’t click that link. Editors Note: Heads up – you’ll need to check your maturity at the door.). Have you watched it yet? To me, the logical progression from creating… Read More

  • Photo gallery: Japan's SoftBank shows 13 new, Twitter-powered cell phones

    We’ve shown you the summer cell phone lineup from KDDI (Japan’s No. 2 carrier) yesterday. Today, Japan’s third largest carrier, SoftBank Mobile, showed its own summer lineup during a special press conference, and all of their 13 new models have one thing in common: they all come with Twitter pre-installed. The buyers of these cell phones will be able to access Twitter either… Read More

  • Video: LG Ally mid-range QWERTY reviewed

    So, you’ve been with us from the beginning, back when Ally first popped her head out into the wild, then during her adventures with Iron Man, and finally, with her full spec sheet leak. You two have grown so close over the last month, that it seems that all you now need to achieve completeness is a video review. Oh, hullo, looky here! Read More

  • Verizon finally lets the $18,000 data bill slide

    The longest 4 years of Bob St. Germain’s life have finally come to an end, with Verizon letting him loose from his $18,000 debt. To save you having to read the article I just linked to (I’m nice like that), I’ll bring you up to speed: Once upon a time, Bob St. Germain signed up to a Verizon phone plan that included 2 years of free data. His son, Bryan, didn’t know that… Read More

  • The iAngle might just be the most clever iPhone stand ever

    This morning when I woke up, I thought to myself: “Man — I sure hope there isn’t anything sitting in my tips inbox that is so simple and yet so clever that it makes me feel completely inadequate.” Apparently I didn’t hope hard enough. Read More

  • Mobile Devs: Get 20% off the Uplinq Conference

    Qualcomm, makers of just about every comm chip in existence, are holding their annual Uplinq conference in San Diego this year and would like to invite you folks to roll on down for a bit of mobile fun in the sun. Check out their site and if you think the event is for you hit the jump for a coupon code to get 20% off. Read More

  • Visa officially announces their case that turns your iPhone into a credit card (and we've got pics!)

    Around two weeks ago, Visa announced that they’d partnered with a company called DeviceFidelity to build the iPhone case of our dreams: one that would allow us to use our iPhone as a credit card at any of the thousands of retailers who support no-swipe payments. As quickly as it was announced, however, it was gone; around an hour after the press release went up, it got pulled. It has… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 gets rooted.. sort of.

    Alright, everyone — it’s that time again! It’s time for yet another weekly installment of “Good news, bad news”! Hurraaaay! The Good News: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has been rooted, granting hackers full access to the file system and the ability to install custom ROMs. The Bad News: … Read More

  • Video: Palm WebOS, meet laptop

    Now, it’s not the mystical HP webOS tablet we’ve all been dying for for what feels like forever (read: two weeks), but it’s a step in the right direction. PreCentral forumgoer cdowers managed to hack webOS onto an old Dell laptop they had laying around — and surprisingly, this “hack” didn’t really require all that much hacking. Read More

  • Leaked WinPho 7 ROM gives hints toward upcoming HTC Mondrian

    Over the weekend, a fresh WinPho 7 ROM leaked its way onto XDA Developers, and with it came some juicy information. The leaked ROM was labelled as coming from a device called the HTC “Mondrian” (a nod toward WinPho 7’s Metro UI). Since the leak, the studious fellows on the XDA forum managed to pick apart the ROM and reveal some tasty specs… Read More

  • Android-powered entry-level HTC Wildfire says hello to the EU a day early (with video)

    HTC held a press conference in Germany today where they showed off their successor to the entry-level Tattoo, dubbed the Wildfire. As strange as it sounds, it appears that HTC weren’t quite ready to announce it, but once the news was out, it spread like Wildfire across the web, so HTC went and confirmed it with a press release dated for tomorrow. So I guess we’re a bit like… Read More

  • Photo gallery: Japan's KDDI shows summer cell phone line-up

    Japan’s second biggest mobile company KDDI today unveiled [JP] the 10 cell phones of their new line-up for this summer. The first of these models, the majority of which are waterproof (which seems to indicate a new trend in Japan’s cell phone industry), will be rolled out in Japan as early as at the end of this month. Here’s the complete line-up. Read More

  • Video: WinPho 7 Transitions and 3D prowess shown in emulator

    This is just a quick one, but I wanted to show you guys n gals the pretty transitions that are being worked into WinPho 7. Although we’ve already had a quick peek at the interface, Mobility Digest have chopped out the boring bits from a recent (45 minute) video of a Channel 9 presentation, to present the juicy, 2-minute, emulator-driven, let’s-get-a-quick-taste-of-WinPho-7-apps… Read More

  • Rumour: myTouch 3G Slide available for $149 on June 16th

    The final pieces of the myTouch 3G Slide launch puzzle — price and release date — are beginning to come to light, with Tmo News claiming to have screenshots that show a $149.99 on contract/$399.99 off contract launch price. While the screenies don’t show the release date, Tmo News also claim that it has been pushed back two weeks from the previously thought June 2nd, to… Read More

  • Nissan Leaf to get iPhone integration

    When I read in my little RSS reader that Nissan’s Leaf electric vehicle would be getting some iPhone love, I got kind of excited. I don’t even have an iPhone. But I have an imagination. Make the car magically come to the phone! Locate it in parking lots with a customized compass! I don’t know. As it turns out, it’ll ping you when it’s done charging and you can… Read More

  • Back to square one: Android 2.1-powered Motorola Flipout spotted again

    I’ve still got no idea what the appeal of a square phone is. I’m not a big fan of the “Lets make it a weird form factor because we can!” mentality than Motorola has been dabbling with since the Backflip. But hey, whatever floats their boat — as long as it’s floating their sales numbers, too. Rants aside, it looks like the oh-so-stout Motorola Flipout we… Read More

  • Android's daily shipment rate jumps up to 65,000 per day

    Back in February of this year, Eric Schmidt used his keynote at Mobile World Congress to disclose an interesting tidbit: between Google and their hardware partners, they were then shipping a collective total of around 60,000 units per day. Not too bad, right? Its gotten even better. Read More