Microsoft Aims for Emerging Market

by Elias Chiddicks on April 21st, 2010 No Comments

It is no secret that the initial devices running Windows Mobile 7 will be a tad on the pricey side, but it appears Microsoft has a plan for that, if not an app for that. After the initial launch, Microsoft has let slip that they intend to take their newest OS on the road to […]

4th-Gen iPhone Leaks, Apple Cries

by Elias Chiddicks on April 20th, 2010 No Comments

Oh yes, it was bound to happen SOME time. You can’t release every new device without a few hiccups, but as hiccups go, this one was particularly large. As in, somebody left the next generation jesusPhone lying around in a bar. And who would do better then Gizmodo but to get their hands on it […]

Microsoft’s April 12th Announcement Details

by Elias Chiddicks on April 7th, 2010 No Comments

As Microsoft’s April 12th event draws closer we are finally starting to get a few more details, thanks to CNET and the Wall Street Journal. Among the announcements are expected to be two new devices, which, as CNET puts it will “herald the introduction of Microsoft’s long-awaited new phones for the always-connected crowd.” Pictured are […]

Verizon Wireless Taunts Us With…6?

by Elias Chiddicks on April 7th, 2010 No Comments

Verizon, seriously, stop it. Only Apple pulls this kind of stuff. Wait, does this mean what your releasing is an Apple device? iPad? iPhone? Six new devices? Oh we give up. Any ideas people? [Via BGR]

iPad Sales Sail Past the 500,000 Mark

by Elias Chiddicks on April 7th, 2010 No Comments

Yes, we do do that here too. Periodically, we are forced to report on the relative successes of certain products, no matter how idiotic and useless they may seem. And really, what other device would we so harshly speak of other than Apple’s iPad. Fat iPhone, useless Macbook, halo device from Mars, whatever you want […]

Apple Event April 8th, iPhone OS 4

by Elias Chiddicks on April 6th, 2010 No Comments

Wireless nerds unite for a momentary, teenaged-girl squealfest! Apple is moving fast these days, what with the recent launch of the iPad. The invite describes the event as including a “sneak peak of the next generation of iPhone OS software” and shows a giant “4” on the front, so little is left to the imagination. […]

Kyocera Goes High-End for North America?

by Elias Chiddicks on April 6th, 2010 No Comments

Hah, no, not really, but we got your attention at least. Although offering a fairly good set of specs, including Android, WiFi, 3.5″ WVGA display and 3.2 MP camera, the build quality and choice of materials seen in the Zio makes this a decidedly classic Kyocera offering. Don’t take that the wrong way though, as […]

Sprint’s Samsung Moment 2 Shows Face for a, Wait for it…

by Elias Chiddicks on April 6th, 2010 No Comments

So, here you are, the requisite blurry pics of the Moment 2, in all of its keyboarded and Androidified glory. As you can see, this one is headed for Sprint, and from the looks of it, the wait won’t be long. It’s not all fun and games though, as the Moment 2 looks to be […]

HTC’s Legend Shows up With Specs

by Elias Chiddicks on February 11th, 2010 No Comments

As HTC continues to churn out more Android-powered devices, the lines them begin to blur a little (or is that MOTOBLUR a little, har har). Witness: the newest of the middle-of-the-range Androiders, with its now very recognizable hard-edged metal(ish) design avec the still-there (but barely) chin. Its clean, simple and looks like something that could […]

Motorola Devour to Launch Indirect Feb. 25th, Full Release March 15th

by Elias Chiddicks on February 11th, 2010 No Comments

According to the latest leaks from Verizon uses looking forward to Motorola’s Devour have a little better than a month to wait for release. As you can see from this full set of information-laden slides, the Devour sees partial (“indirect channel”) release on February 25th, and full release on the March 15th. As a refresher, […]

Sprint on the Up-and-Up? Losing Customers More Slowly

by Elias Chiddicks on February 11th, 2010 No Comments

Okay, so maybe that is not wholly good news, but hey, it is progress. In the words of a rather timely comparison, it is better to be slowing down whilst approaching failure than accelerating uncontrollably  towards it. Sprint is reporting a loss of $980 million, or 34 cents per share this quarter. Still bad, yes, […]

Nokia 5320 Nuron Due March 17th

by Elias Chiddicks on February 10th, 2010 No Comments

If a Nokia with touchscreen capability, 3G and a 3.2″ touch screen is your style, then feast your eyes on the 5320. The middling-at-best-device is set for full release on March 17th on T-Mobile, but no price has come through yet. [Via BGR]

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Gets Updated with more RAM, Storage & 3.5mm jack

by Elias Chiddicks on February 10th, 2010 No Comments

What you are looking at is basically the same myTouch 3G (less the T-Mobile part), but with a few tweaks. Those tweaks include the aforementioned 3.5mm headphone jack (which should have been there from the beginning), 288MB of RAM, an 8GB of microSD, Swaype for better text input and a few other apps, including a […]

Nexus One Updated to Include Multitouch, 3G Fixes

by Elias Chiddicks on February 9th, 2010 No Comments

It hasn’t taken too long for the standard initial issues common with new handsets to show face in the Nexus One. Prominent among those issues were problems related to 3G network handling, and Google has already done us the service of releasing an update to fix said issues. In a positively exciting move, Google has […]

Verizon Commercials: Still Claim Best 3G, Now With More Jingles

by Elias Chiddicks on February 9th, 2010 1 Comments

Now, we don’t normally just post ads for particular companies, but this is just getting funny. AT&T managed to run some pretty uninteresting ads in rebuttal to the Big Red’s earlier attacks, but Verizon has come back with some pretty good stuff. This time we have jingles included, and the ad manages to mention Verizon’s […]

AT&T (Un)Suprises, Requires Text Plans for Feature Phones

by Elias Chiddicks on February 2nd, 2010 1 Comments

Don’t you love it when massive, money-grabbing coorporations prove to you that they are truly (in)different? Yeah, we do too. Which is why we don’t love this scenario. Anyway, tears aside, AT&T is now requiring all feature-phones to have text messaging plans attached to them. Because, you know, people don’t just call anymore. Here are […]

More Zune Phone Rumors Stir

by Elias Chiddicks on February 2nd, 2010 No Comments

It’s rare that a product from Microsoft might actually cause excitement enough to warrant wild rumor-mill grist, but for the Zune phone, we can agree that it’s worth it. The latest news comes from a Spanish blog, muycomputer (computadora?), who are claiming that the Mobile World Congress 2010 is totally and absolutely when we are […]

Verizon Updates VZ Navigator

by Elias Chiddicks on February 2nd, 2010 No Comments

Verizon has never really be known for very friendly (or attractive) UIs, so any type of update is important, especially since this update will be seen across almost all of their feature-phone/Smartphone lineup. VZ Navigator 5.0 now makes use of a better designed interface, location-based functions and full integration with Facebook, enabling you to share […]

Blackberry Magnum Prototype Gets Caught on Film

by Elias Chiddicks on February 1st, 2010 No Comments

Ever wonder whether that combo Bold 9000/Storm touchscreen/hardware thingy actually ever existed beyond the a 3D model? Well, here is your proof. We’re sure the end result would look much different, since RIM has not changed (somewhat) design languages away from the original 9000, but you get the idea. [Via Crackberry]

Blurrypic 5,127,172: MOTOSPLIT?

by Elias Chiddicks on January 25th, 2010 No Comments

Its just a render, but still we’re a little excited. Pictured here could be the much rumored Motorola MOTOSPLIT, featured a Snapdragon processor and a really cool looking split QWERTY keyboard.Think DROID but with a way cooler format, albeit cooler may not equate to functional. This device could apparently be headed for AT&T in Q3, […]