07/01/2009, O2 beat Orange in the bidding to get the Palm Pre for the U.K (they also got the iPhone a couple of years ago). At the moment, there is no word on availability and pricing, and we wonder if there is going to be some behind-the-doors drama as O2 also carries the iPhone 3GS. [The Gardian] Related: GSM Palm Pre spotted.
07/01/2009, The word on the street is that iPhone developers have been seeded with the iPhone OS 3.1 and the SDK 3.1. Right now, the iPhone Dev-Team is waiting for the OS 3.0.1 and a critical mass of users before unleashing their jailbreaking and unlocking software, but we wonder if they will hold on until 3.1 now… The second obvious question is: what’s in the 3.1 release? Update: according to developers, […]
06/26/2009, We already said that the T-Mobile myTouch 3G will be available for pre-orders on July 8th and will ship to those who pre-ordered on July 29. We also know that the phone will be available in retail store in “early August”. But when in early august? According to androidandme, it’s August 5th. How do they know that? Apparently, they have discovered a secret site via feedburner on which there is a counter. […]
06/24/2009, I have a few friends who can’t stand the outdated BlackBerry lineup available at Verizon and can’t wait to get their hands on the Blackberry Tour. The good news is that Verizon has already setup a $70 rebate for this phone. The date on the upper-left shows that the rebate is good for the 6/28 to 8/1 period, so it means that the launch is somewhere in there…
06/24/2009, iSupply has done an analysis of the iPhone 3GS and estimates that the bill of material and the assembly cost about $179 (iPhone 3GS 16GB). That doesn’t take into account other things like marketing, shipping and R&D. The cost is very comparable to the iPhone 3G 8GB model that iSupply previously looked at , although one would believe that the component prices for that other model went down (a little) […]
06/22/2009, Anandtech has been digging hard and went over the trouble of measuring the time it took to load popular websites. The conclusion is: the iPhone 3GS is much faster than the iPhone 3G and the T-Mobile G1. The Palm Pre does well and stays close, but ultimately loses the battle. Go to Anadtech to read the real review, or to give them some pageview love. [via umpcportal]
06/18/2009, Windows Mobile 6.1 is still around and kicking with the Samsung Jack (aka Samsung SGH-i637), a phone that could also be called the Samsung Blackjack 3. Codenamed Samsung SGH-637, the AT&T Jack is a QWERTY phone that has a solid Windows Mobile 6.1 implementation. Even though touch phones are all the rage these days, the qualities of an affordable QWERTY Smartphone with a great battery life should not be underestimated. […]
06/11/2009, PhoneArena.com has received word from an anonymous tipster that the BlackBerry Tour will have the same touch-display technology than the BlackBerry Storm. It’s not clear if it’s a good thing or not, but we like the idea of having the touch+keyboard combo. We’ll have to see how this will be implemented because 80% of everything lies in execution, right?
06/10/2009, One week after a ridiculous thumbnail of a black XPERIA 2 leaked on the web, here are much better pictures of the X2, in silver, this time. It seems to run Windows Mobile 6.5, but it is hard to tell if the X2 has the same built quality that made the X1 great to the touch. On one of the photos we can see some bits of specs: ARM 1136EJS […]
06/10/2009, People looking at some script files on the Palm Pre’s operating system (OS) have noticed that the Pixie name showed up, hinting that Pixie would indeed in on Palm’s new OS. It’s not really a shocker to think that Palm would use and re-use the OS that it worked so hard on, but that’s always a relief to know that the seemingly low-priced device will have most of the goodness […]
06/10/2009, Everyone is excited by the iPhone 3GS, but hardcore open-source fans might be interested by the fact that the T-Mobile G1 is experiencing a price drop (contract and data plan required). There is no rebate paperwork involved. you’ve been warned.
06/10/2009, Thanks to T-Mobile Netherlands, we now know for sure that Apple has effectively double the amount of memory in the iPhone 3GS. Some have speculated that it was likely a performance booster for the new phone in web benchmarks. The 600Mhz processor is also in the list of features, something that leaked out from China before WWDC. At Ubergizmo, we also believe that Apple improved the power leakage of the new […]
06/05/2009, Publisher’s note: unlike the older Palm Pre mini Review, this post was written with the final retail version of the Palm Pre. Remember the old “Don’t call it a phone” ads for wireless company Helio? I was reminded of the “don’t call it” imperative when I first laid my fingers on the new Palm Pre from Sprint this evening. Everyone wants to know how it compares to Apple’s iconic handheld. […]
06/05/2009, We’re at the NYC Palm Pre premiere in where Alfredo and Ellen (left and right in the photo above) have become the first Palm Pre customers. We hope that they have fun with their new gadget while the rest of you will have to wait until tomorrow to get one. We’ll be there for this evening and so far we’ve posted a few pictures and comment on live.ubergizmo.com. Related: Palm […]