• Looking for new revenue, cellphone providers begin pushing video

    It seems that wireless providers will be ignoring that pesky “phone” part in “cellphone” in the coming months, instead promoting them as portable video gadgets. So, great news for those of you who simply want a cellphone with decent reception and battery life. Some 89 percent (!) of Americans already have cellphones, so wireless providers, say analysts, will… Read More

  • Help Key: Fix an iPhone caught in a bad reboot cycle or that won't boot

    This has come up a few times in the past couple days with folks trying to install pwned and failing. What happens is that the firmware doesn’t flash correctly and you have an iPhone or Touch caught in a horrible boot cycle that consistently fails. Sometimes it draws junk on the screen, which is basically the kernel trying to start and then failing and retrying. These instructions are… Read More

  • Latest iPhone SDK beta has interesting strings indeed

    Hacker and developer types are finding clues in the latest release of the iPhone SDK about the next version of Apple’s magically popular phone. Notable inclusions are threads referring to “A2DP” and “HeadphoneBT”, hints that Bluetooth wireless stereo headphones will be supported with the next version, mentions of remote controls, real GPS tracking, and YouTube… Read More

  • Professor: The iPhone will destroy the Internet!

    I’m an expert when it comes to cellphones and wireless devices of all kinds. I write about them and the technologies they utilize every single day. That being said, I’m no professor. Jonathan Zittrain is, though, and he says that devices like the iPhone are going to be the death of the Internet. It’s easy to say, “No way, they’re innovation,” but he argues… Read More

  • 3G iPhone to cost $400

    Rumor has it that the 3G iPhone, which should launch at WWDC 2008, will cost about $399 and have 8GB of memory. A 16GB version will cost $499 and a possible 32GB will cost $599 while a terabyte version, the size of a man’s fist, will cost $1 billion. I made up that last part. They’re expecting an overhauled look and feel without changes to the UI or OS. There will be two… Read More

  • Native iPhone Twitter app: Awful nice

    Twinkle is a new native Twitter app with location sharing for the iPhone. That means you can twitter folks nearest to you with your location and do all the regular twitter-jive from your handheld. It’s not available right now but JustAnotheriPhoneBlog has an exclusive sneak peek. Head on over and check it out. Read More

  • More details on Nokia's 'Tube' device

    Like an old man at a urinal, details have slowly been trickling out about Nokia’s upcoming iPhone killer puncher. A post over on Symbian-Freak.com quotes an anonymous “journalist” as saying the following… Read More

  • Latest iPhone dev kit reveals 3G chipset

    Did you hear about the iPhone fiasco? Seems the latest dev firmware beta (well, latest until yesterday) expired yesterday, leaving developers with no way to program for a little while. Worse still, if a developer had installed the firmware on their main phone, they were left with a nice brick on their hands. A new firmware was released yesterday, though, so that’s no longer a… Read More

  • I Saw The Future Of Social Networking The Other Day

    Anyone who’s been reading this blog for more than a few months knows I’m bullish on mobile social networking. The space is wide open at this point – no one has created an application that has gotten enough traction to go mainstream. That’s partly because of tech limitations – browser based networks don’t leverage the power of the mobile device, and client… Read More

  • Uncle Walt retracts statement over 3G iPhone

    All that bullhonky over the weekend about a 3G iPhone being released in 60 days was pure speculation says Mossberg. “If I knew when this date was, why would I announce it in the middle of a sentence at the Finnish embassy, rather than report it in the Wall Street Journal?” Read More

  • NetBlender using sorcery to get Blu-ray onto iPod Touch, iPhone

    We’re not sure exactly how this is going to work, but NetBlender is touting a new technology it’s creating that will allow set-top Blu-ray players connect with iPhones and iPod Touches, allowing the handhelds to become remotes for said set-top boxes. What’s more NetBlender says the technology would allow the transfer of video from the Blu-ray devices to the handsets without… Read More

  • LG holding contest to design UI for next touchscreen cellphone

    LG will trick budding designers into entering a contest to help design and develop the successor to the Prada phone. The KF750, part of the Black Label Series 3 line, is the latest in LG’s line of touchscreen cellphones, which have done an admirable job of being walked all over by the iPhone. Designers are be given the opportunity to develop the phone’s UI, with some $14,300… Read More

  • Nokia "Tube" meant to compete with you know what

    I’m just as sick of writing about this thing as you are of reading about it, but Nokia doesn’t seem to get that. While they’ve been working hard on the “Tube” (we first heard about it in August) the world has moved on and realized the thing from Apple isn’t hot shit anymore. Really, Nokia, you’re approaching 10 months since we first saw the… Read More

  • FlyTunes iPhone radio service now at 160 channels

    FlyTunes, the service that brings Internet radio to cellphones, has increased the number of channels it offers to 160. When it debuted last January, it had about 50 channels, so more than a 200 percent increase. The new channels run the gamut from news, talk and all sorts of music channels. Provided there’s at least one similar to Sirius’ Area 33, I’m game. Well, if I had… Read More

  • German CrunchDeals: 8GB iPhone now only 99 Euro

    Flickr’d via a simple Google search of “apple phone.”
    T-Mobile in Germany is clearing the way for the 3G iPhone by dropping the price of the 8GB model to €99. The offer begins April 7 through June 30 with a 2-year contract dubbed Complete XL. Other plans offer tiered pricing for the iPhone. Does that mean the 3G version will hit July 1? The odd thing is that the price… Read More

  • Gentleman requests more Americans embrace mobile iPhone porn

    Some dude—it has to be a dude—wants Americans to embrace mobile pornography, specifically on the iPhone. The Europeans do it, the Asian do it, so why can’t we? Clearly this man is tackling the tough issues for us. I applaud his character. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Quake 3 for iPhone

    Just after discovering Yeti3D I’m pleased to find that Quake 3 is now ported to the iPhone, completing the karmic circle that all handheld devices must follow. In the first incarnation, they must play Doom. Then they must play NES. Finally, they must play Quake 3. So it is written, so it shall be. Best of all? It uses the accelerometer instead of the insuckerometer AKA pressing… Read More

  • Is this the butt-end of the 3G iPhone?

    The iPod Observer scored a photo of what is purported to be the 3G version of the iPhone, or the iPhone 2, or the one I’ve been waiting for. It’s only the back, and I’m not 100% convinced it’s real, but I like the look. The iPod-ish metal backing never sat well with me. I also not the camera does not yet have a flash, something we’ve heard the 3G iPhone would… Read More

  • Lookit me, Ma! I'm programmin' my iPhone!

    Just grabbed a floater copy of the iPhone SDK and I just wrote my first application. It does nothing, but I’m so proud of myself. It’s almost as if I’m entering a brave new world where I never failed CS 101 and had to end up in Information Systems. The SDK is fairly easy to install and run. Obviously I’m going to need to figure out what the heck everything is doing and… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Yeti3D for real (and really cool) 3D games in the iPhone

    If you doubted the power of the iPhone’s wee processor, I dare you to download Yeti3D or 3DPacman for the iPhone. I tried them out last night and the graphics are incredibly smooth and acceptably detailed. Considering this is a completely homebrew product, I’m fairly excited for the future prospects for gaming on the platform. Read More