01/11/2010, This is still firmly in the “rumor” bin. Sources have indicated that reps from Microsoft, HTC, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Lenovo, Texas Instruments, and even Nokia have said that Windows Mobile 7’s release has been postponed to 2011. It’s weird to see “Nokia” in the list, but maybe it’s due to it being a rumor. Apparently due to this delay, some “dedicated Windows Mobile 7” phones and smartbooks are being shifted to […]
01/11/2010, [CES 2010] You might have missed it, but LG announced a new Android-powered device at CES – the LG GT540. It’s dubbed by LG as a “specialized social networking smartphone”, and is aimed at first-time smartphone users, who are mainly looking for a quick and easy way to access their social networking profiles on the move. The GT540 is expected to be launched worldwide on April 2010, though there isn’t […]
01/11/2010, It seems that it isn’t going to be easy to find a balance in the approval process for an App Store approval. Apple’s has been cited as being too troublesome, while it seems that Google’s Android Marketplace might not be strict enough. First Tech Credit Union is warning users that the Droid09 application, which poses as a legitimate banking application, is designed to gain access to your financial information. So […]
01/11/2010, iPhone users will certainly be used to the weak battery of the iPhone by now, and if you’re constantly charging the battery of your iPhone at various locations, you’ll probably have an iPhone USB cable around you somewhere. The folks at Scosche have come up with the flipSYNC, which looks like an ordinary fob that you’ll stick on your keyboard, but can actually be unplugged and turned into a iPhone […]
01/10/2010, [CES 2010] The LG Rumor Touch was unveiled at CES and we got a quick overview. The successor of the LG Rumor gets now a large 3-inch WQVGA touch screen, a 5 line QWERTY keyboard (before it was 4 line), a 2 MP camera (before it was 1.3 MP) and 3G data capability on Sprint’s Network. The keyboard has a great touch and is very comfortable to use. The new […]
01/10/2010, It’s not the real deal, but that fact that screenshots of BlackBerry 9650 (Tour2) dummy units are showing up in screenshots of Verizon Wireless’ inventory is certainly a good indicator that the phone will be available there sometime soon. There isn’t any official release date for the device on Verizon just yet, but it should be fairly safe to say something should be happening within the next few months.
01/10/2010, [CES 2010] You don’t see all that many Android devices with a slider form factor, aside from the Motorola Droid, but the Inbrics M1 is also extremely thin (for a slider). Aside from its size, it’s not slouch in the feature department too, as it sports a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display, 3-megapixel camera, front-facing VGA camera, 800MHz processor, 16GB built-in storage, microSD card expansion, and a full QWERTY keyboard. While […]
01/10/2010, If you’re running a Motorola Droid but feel jealous of the HTC Sense UI featured on the HTC Espresso, you’re in luck. Folks have managed to get the HTC Sense UI installed and running on the Motorola Droid, though the process is a dangerous one, as you’ll need to root your Droid, and tinker here and there, running the risk of ending up with an expensive paperweight. Your Droid will […]
01/10/2010, [CES 2010] CES 2010 seems to have some rather interesting things to check out; amongst them is the Emblaze Else, by Emblaze Mobile. Chances are that you haven’t heard haven’t heard of the company or the phone before. We actually did briefly mention this a while ago, but details were rather scarce back then. The Else, manufactured by Sharp, will sport some rather nice specs such as a 3.47-inch touchscreen […]
01/09/2010, [CES 2010] We got a demo of the Motorola Backflip that launched at the show. The video shows the MotoBlur user interface that is also integrated in the Motorola Cliq, the trackpad on the back of the device, and how the phone closes backwards. We covered the launch 2 days ago, check our article.
01/09/2010, The Google Nexus One has been hacked now, where both wireless and wired tethering is now available in Android 2.1. To get this up and running, you will need to install some add-ons from the folks at XDA forums. Bear in mind that this is not a full ROM update, but is an add-on pack that comprises of a custom kernel, Busybox, Nano 2.09, powertop, dropbear, titanium backup and more […]
01/09/2010, DIY Touchscreen Analysis from MOTO Development Group on Vimeo. Non-CES news is far and few between during these few days, but this ought to catch your interest – MOTO Development Group released a video and photographs of a touchscreen performance test that sees the Google Nexus One, the Apple iPhone, the Motorola Droid and the HTC Verizon Droid Eris lock horns. Their criteria for evaluation involved opening a basic drawing […]
01/09/2010, [CES 2010] CoPilot Live took the opportunity to roll out its v8 GPS navigation app for the Google Nexus One here, where you are able to purchase it for $34.99. This places the app as the top grossing paid app on the Android Market to date – guess there is a trend to make more use of your smartphone as a GPS navigation device where possible compared to purchasing a […]
01/09/2010, [CES 2010] If you find Bluetooth headsets to be a pain to wear, then it would be safe to consider the SmoothTalker range of hands-free car kits. What this does is, it works with any Bluetooth-enabled handset (check with the official list here on whether your phone is supported or not), entering a hands-free mode the moment you place your handset in its cradle. When you’ve arrived at your destination, […]