• AT&T drops price of WP7 LG Quantum and Samsung Focus down to $100

    AT&T have now dropped the price of two of their Windows Phone 7 handsets — the LG Quantum, and the Samsung Focus — by $100, taking them down to $99.99. To further sweeten the deal, they have also thrown in free activation and overnight shipping. Keen to get your WinPho7 on? You can grab the deals here. Not interested in either of those phones? The HTC Surround is also… Read More

  • Japanese iPhone Gets E-Wallet Functionality (Kind Of)

    As we reported multiple times over the past months, the iPhone is a hit in Japan. When compared to other Japanese phones, however, it lacks a few key features such as digital TV tuners or an e-wallet function. Provider SoftBank introduced a hardware solution for the former problem in 2008, and now there’s one for the latter, too. Read More

  • Rumour: Samsung Epic 4G Froyo update coming day after Christmas

    Even if all you Samsung Epic 4G owners out there were particularly naughty this year, Sprint will give you some festive love the day after Christmas: a much anticipated Froyo update for your favourite toy. Of course, Froyo is by now getting a little stale, with the much fresher (and festively themed) Gingerbread on the scene, but that doesn’t mean you guys won’t enjoy the extra… Read More

  • HTC EVO Shift 4G appears in some more spy shots

    If there’s anything that my cold, black heart loves, it’s slide-out phone keyboards (and fluffy bunny wabbits). So, despite its enormous name, and fact that I’ll never see it in my home country of Australia, I like the HTC EVO Shift 4G. So, I’m happy to report news today of some more spy shots of the HTC E-S-4 emerging over at Phone Arena. And not just spy shots, mind… Read More

  • Verizon confirms Motorola 4G phone coming in the future

    Verizon has a shiny new 4G network, but only have a USB modem that you can use with it. We’ve previously heard rumours of two HTC phones making their way over to the big red 4G waves in 2011, but Verizon have now said — in a WSJ interview with Verizon chief operating officer, John Stratton — that Motorola will soon bring a handset to their new network. Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S hits 2 million units sold in Korea, soon to reach 10 million worldwide

    Like we needed any more evidence that the Galaxy S is slowly taking over the world, but Samsung recently announced that they have sold 2 million Galaxy S units since its June launch in their home country of Korea. They also announced that, at 9.3 million worldwide sales since launch, Samsung are on track to reach 10 million sales by the year’s end — giving the Galaxy S the… Read More

  • Gingerbread coming to the Nexus One "in the coming weeks"

    Now, I have a pretty good idea that pretty much every Nexus One owner out there is overly eager for the Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) update to be pushed to their handsets. And now, in lieu of an actual date, we have a vague idea of the kind of wait you’re in for. According to Google’s Nexus Twitter account, you Nexus One owners will get the update “in the coming… Read More

  • Best Buy sells Droid 2 Global and Droid Pros for cheap, Verizon gets mad, drops ban hammer

    If you thought that Best Buy selling the Droid 2 Global for $100, or the Droid Pro for $50, was a crazy-mad bargain, it seems that you weren’t the only one. Engadget are reporting that Best Buy have issued a “stop sale” on the two handsets, and are officially dubbing it a recall. It’s so serious, in fact, that it seems Verizon are no longer activating any phones bought… Read More

  • Video: Google gets the Nexus S a little closer to a Galaxy. Literally.

    In order to better judge the hardware requirements for some ready-made satellites that Skynet Google may or may not be making in the future, Google decided it would be a pretty cool idea to strap a few of its brand-spankin’ new Nexus S phones to some weather balloons, and send them skyward and out into the edges of our atmosphere. There, the phones met with tiny little aliens, and… Read More

  • Major software and hardware overhauls coming to Symbian/Nokia devices in 2011

    It’s not really news to anyone reading this blog that Nokia have kinda fallen behind in the smartphone race. That isn’t to say that they won’t catch up again, but as far as ranking devices on compelling user experiences goes, Nokia aren’t leading the pack. Well, it’s good to know that they’re trying to change all that, with Nokia senior manager Gunther… Read More

  • Huawei announce two new Android phones: the Ideos X5 and X6

    Huawei, makers of the super cheap Ideos U8150 (aka T-mobile Comet) Android phone, announced this week two new (and likely cheaper than you’d expect) Android handsets: the Ideos X5 and Ideos X6. First up, the Ideos X5 comes with a 3.8″ capacitive screen, 5MP camera with LED flash, WiFI b/g/n, GPS/A-GPS, and HSPA/HSUPA. Playing the roll of big brother, the Ideos X6 packs a… Read More

  • LG and VMware make sweet love, bring virtualization to Android

    Virtualization. There are few words quite as able to make a geek’s heart all a-flutter. Teaming it up with a smartphone? Man, you gonna give a geek a cardiac arrest! LG have now teamed up with VMware to help bring virtualization to the smartphone world. But why? Well, it’s purely for the enterprise geeks. Having to carry two phones around is a pain in the ash, but the requirements… Read More

  • The iPhone 4 Diamond Spider, for the Nigerian Prince in your life

    Luxury phones, eh? There’s something peculiar about the idea that glueing bits of shiny mineral to a phone increases its worth by 25x. I mean, I know that diamonds are rare, and I know that they are representative of your social status, but I just can’t comprehend the value in shelling out £15,000 for a device that otherwise costs £599. Ok, so they throw in a cool phone number… Read More

  • Playstation Phone spotted in secret spycam video

    As the eventual launch of Sony’s not-Playstation-branded Playstation phone nears, leaks inevitably start to happen with greater frequency. Today’s leak? A super-secret spy video filled with intrigue, espionage, evil geniuses, and — yes — even the Playstation Phone*! Jump on past the break to have a gander. Read More

  • MetroPCS launches LTE in San Francisco, still only one compatible featurephone

    If you’re the type of person that craves high download speeds, but doesn’t go for the whole “smartphone” thing (plus you live in SF), then — as strange as it may sound — MetroPCS have you covered. Today MetroPCS launched their LTE network in San Francisco, and — just like before — are only offering the one device to use on it. Namely, the… Read More

  • Video: World's first Tegra 2 phone, the LG Star, vs iPhone 4

    If you’ve been drooling over that LG Tegra 2 powered 4″ beast that we recently spied, but wanting more than what a few spy shots can deliver, then check this out: there’s now a video available. The guys over at GSM Israel have managed to get their hands on the device, and have given it not only a thorough photo-shoot, but also a video. Read More

  • Chevron releases custom ringtone manager for WP7

    If you can’t wait until January to add custom ringtones to your new Windows Phone 7 handset, and aren’t afraid of a little hackery (and warranty-void-ery), then listen up: the same folks behind the WP7 unlock and side-load tool have just released their custom ringtone manager for WP7. Now, this isn’t as simple as loading up a ringtone Android stylee, so check out the… Read More

  • Acer Liquid Metal may be coming to AT&T and/or T-mobile?

    If you cast your mind back to October, you may recall talk of Acer’s Liquid Metal handset hitting the FCC. Well, at a press conference in New York City last week, a senior Acer official mentioned that Acer are in the process of evaluating the device for possible release in the US. Read More

  • Acer working on a Windows Phone 7 handset

    In an interview with Mobilized today, Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci mentioned that they are working to create a Windows Phone 7 powered handset. Gianfranco also talked about why they originally turned to Android (over Windows Mobile 6.5), and why Windows Phone 7 has them interested again. Jump on past the break for the quote, and an unrelated video. Read More

  • Android-powered LG Star pics and details leak

    Do you remember that 4″ beast from LG that we talked about the other week? Well, a member of the Android Forums managed to get his hands on one, and has done a little photo-shoot with it. He’s also unearthed a name and some specs. First up, the name: LG Star. No idea if that’ll make it to retail, but that’s what it’s called at the moment. Jump on past the break… Read More

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