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  • Jeff Bezos On The iPad: "It's Really A Different Product Category"

    Jeff Bezos On The iPad: "It's Really A Different Product Category"

    A day after Amazon made it abundantly clear it’s gunning for world domination in the e-reading space by lowering the price of the Kindle from $259 to $189 – following competitor Barnes & Noble’s decision to slash the price of its Nook e-reader down to $199 – chief executive Jeff Bezos sat down with Fortune’s JP Mangalindan for a fairly interesting… Read More

  • Nokia N9 makes its film debut

    Oooh! it looks like a video of the upcoming Meego-powered Nokia N9 has surfaced. The video shows us a large screen (or tiny hands), an 8mp camera with flash, a front-facing camera, a full-QWERTY slide-out keyboard (with an angled hinge similar to the N97), and what looks to be a mini HDMI port. Read More

  • AT&T and T-Mobile Nexus Ones receiving another Froyo update

    It seems like only last week that I talked about the final Froyo build rolling out to Nexus One owners across the country. Now it seems that there is a newer build (FRF85B) rolling out over-the-air to T-Mobile and AT&T users running last week’s FRF83 release. There are also reports that some users running the (Android 2.1) build EPE54B are getting pushed the upgrade. Read More

  • All 5 US variants of the Samsung Galaxy S compared

    We knew that Samsung had a winner on their hands with the Samsung Galaxy S, and we knew that a US version would probably be popular, but we didn’t think we’d end up with 5 versions across 5 US carriers. If you’re stuck deciding on which variant would best suit you, we’ve compiled this handy list outlining the main differences, prices, and launch dates for the next… Read More

  • Opportunistic law firm to launch class action lawsuit against Apple concerning reception issues?

    Let’s file this one under “potentially frivolous.” Kershaw, Cutter, and Ratinoff are a legal outfit best known for filing against Zynga regarding the notorious Farmville offers, may be filing for a class action lawsuit against Apple. Unlike the Zynga case, this one seems less than legit. That’s assuming they even deem it worthwhile; they’re just collecting data… Read More

  • Instant Karma: Nokia pokes fun at iPhone 4 death grip, is quickly rebuffed

    Well, we can file this one under blatant Apple apologizing, but the story is too funny not to post. You probably saw the funny little Nokia post that went up this morning, detailing the many ways you could hold your phone without affecting the signal. I like that they make fun of their own 7600, too. All in good fun — until the commenters quickly pointed out videos and even manual… Read More

  • Sprint kills the HTC EVO update in light of bricked handsets

    Almost immediately after Sprint started rolling out this morning’s over-the-air update for the HTC EVO 4G, we started getting tips claiming that the patch had totally wrecked their handset. Some of the folks complaining had modified their handsets through unofficial means; others were running it just as it came from the factory. Whatever was triggering it, one thing was sure: these… Read More

  • Video: An EVO 4G Salesman Confronts An iPhone 4 Shopper (NSFW)

    Video: An EVO 4G Salesman Confronts An iPhone 4 Shopper (NSFW)

    The iPhone 4 vs. the EVO 4G. It’s the battle of our time. Or, at least, it was until Verizon unveiled the Droid X, thus continuing the cycle of Android phones one-upping one another from week to week. But regardless, iPhone 4 vs. EVO 4G is an interesting battle — at least among fanboys of the iPhone and Android platforms. And now there’s a great video to personify it. The… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate for AT&T

    I can’t say much about the Galaxy S Captivate that hasn’t been said, other than to inform you that this ultra-slim Android phone is amazingly small, light, and very exciting. Styled like the EVO 4G but running on AT&T, the phone features 16GB internal storage and a 1GHz processor. The model I saw was production-ready and ran Android 2.2. Read More

  • Even At Launch, Kindle For Android Is iPhone's Poor Cousin

    Finally, there is now a Kindle reader for Android phones. Amazon wants to sell electronic books across multiple mobile devices, and currently supports its own Kindle readers, iPhone, iPad, IPod Touch, Blackberries, PC and Mac computers via a desktop client, and now Android. You can read any of the 620,000 books available on the Kindle in the Android reader, and sync your bookmarks and… Read More

  • Uh oh: That HTC EVO 4G update might be bricking phones

    A quick word to the wise for those about to party with the just-released OTA update for the Sprint HTC Evo 4G: tread carefully. While I’m mostly hearing success stories, we’re also getting a fairly surprising number of tips in our inbox from folks saying that the OTA update just bricked (read: broke) their handset. While the vast majority of this group admits that their handsets… Read More