Archive for June, 2008

Hello Rhapsody, Says Verizon.

by Rob O on June 30th, 2008

I’m sure you’ve been out of your house and had a song stuck in your head that you just had to listen to. If not, you’re an alien and I’m calling the FBI. For humans who also happen to be Verizon customers, get ready to rejoice: today, Verizon Wireless announced that it will be introducing […]

Motorola Blaze: Verizon’s Next Touch Screen

by Rob on June 29th, 2008

The LG Dare came out less than a week ago but Verizon Wireless already has another all-touch screen device ready to battle the likes of the Dare, Voyager and Glyde… introducing the Motorola Blaze. BGR describes the phone as, “A Ming crossed with a PEBL crossed with a RAZR 2.” Hmmm.. interesting. We’ve got (rumored) […]

Samsung Instinct Software Updates?

by Rob on June 29th, 2008

The guys at CrunchGear apparently went forum perousing (or more likely got a tip) that the Samsung Instinct will get a software update on June 30th. There have been a few little bugs with the Samsung Instinct and supposedly, this quickly pushed update will cure those ailments. So if you’re inclined to believe a rumor […]

You Say Goodbye, I Say Helio

by Rob on June 28th, 2008

If Helio had a theme song for a 2008 Soundtrack it would be the altered Beatles song mentioned in the title. With “You” being Helio Customers and “I” being Virgin Mobile. Virgin Mobile has just acquired Helio for $39 Million Dollars. Helio was one of the most popular MVNO’s and considered to be the most […]

T-Mobile Announces Motorola ROKR E8

by Elias Chiddicks on June 28th, 2008

T-Mobile has officially announced a new member of the family, the ROKR E8, meaning Motorola has officially made its first significant foray into North America with what we would term, its new generation. What makes it the new generation? Well, the new Linux OS for starters, plus a unique profile, cool morphing keypad, excellent music […]

iPhone Remote Control for iTunes

by Rob on June 28th, 2008

Apple seems to be proving themselves as perpetual innovators… and successful ones at that. In the readme of an upcoming iTunes update released only to developers, the following lines were found: Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and […]

HTC Touch Pro Gets Fondled

by Rob on June 28th, 2008

The “business professional” version of HTC’s highly anticipated and self congratulating HTC Diamond recently got played with by MobileBurn, SlashGear and PhoneMag. The Touch Pro and Xperia will go head-to-head for your hard earned bucks in a few months, but why wait to start information gathering? The folks at MobileBurn liken the Touch Pro as […]

LG Dare Now Available!

by Rob on June 26th, 2008

The LG Dare is officially “for sale” on the Verizon Wireless website. If you’re the type that needs to go into the store and play around before deciding, you’ll have to wait until next weekend. With that being a holiday weekend, we’d opt for the convenience of ordering online. Some of the features of this […]

Open Source Symbian: 2010 or Later

by Rob on June 26th, 2008

The muffled hoopla surrounding around Android enjoyed a temporary spike in interest earlier this week when Symbian, the operating system on more smart phones than any other platform, announced they wree going Open Source. The explosion of articles pitting Open Source Symbian vs. Android could not be avoided. As usual, people broke out their “Jump […]

Motorola Alexander = Android Phone ?

by Rob on June 25th, 2008

Motorola’s struggling handset division has been the subject of spinoff/sale rumors for quite awhile now. But with the launch of the new Motozine line and  its first phone, the Motozine ZN5, Motorola seems to have a lot more up its sleeve. The story of the codenamed “Motorola Alexander” was scooped by BGR and described to […]

Nokia N78 Hits American Shores (Not Stores)

by Rob on June 24th, 2008

We’ve got a quick little ditty for you: the Nokia N78 is now available in the good old US of A. It will only set high rollers back $560 while it will set chumps back a whopping $560 (see what we did there?). Remember, that $560 is an unsubsidized price that isn’t tied to any […]

ZN5 Gets Reviewed, Compared With The Best

by Elias Chiddicks on June 24th, 2008

From Russia with love comes these two extremely thorough reviews. SMAPE and Mobile-Review each found plenty of reasons to love the first MOTOZINE model, citing its large and beautiful display, imaging specific processor (delivering unparalleled speed when taking and viewing photos), extensive and balanced feature list, excellent build quality and good use of materials. Mobile-Review […]

BlackBerry Kickstart Pictured and Compared!

by Elias Chiddicks on June 24th, 2008

Perhaps RIM has just given up with secrets because it looks like the folks hanging around them are quite the shutterbugs. A plethora of blurry photos of the first ever (and unannounced) Blackberry flip phone – the Kickstart – have surfaced over at The shot above shows it beside the Blackberry Bold. While it […]

Cell Phone Tricks from Google!

by Rob on June 24th, 2008

How to blend your iPhone! How to save the world with Google Maps for Mobile! You can learn it all with a new YouTube Mobile Tricks Channel that Google has started for mobile enthusiasts to share great tricks and tips for their mobile phones: And while blending your iPhone and saving the world probably aren’t […]

Openmoko’s FreeRunner Races Towards Release

by Elias Chiddicks on June 23rd, 2008

Off the treadmill and onto the trackmeet! Oddball Korean phone manufacturer, OpenMoko, is headed straight for a July release with its newest device – the FreeRunner. Although originally scheduled for spring delivery, it was postponed. The company now says units should be arriving during the first week of July. The FreeRunner features a 2.8 inch […]

Motorola’s MING Series: We’re Here Too!

by Elias Chiddicks on June 23rd, 2008

Coming on the heels of Motorola’s biggest announcement in far too long, comes the quiet release of updates to the MING series. Certainly among the more interesting designs in the industry the MING series can, technically, be considered a clamshell (although a somewhat eccentric one). The MING never found popularity in North America but has […]

Samsung Omnia: Coming Soon to AT&T

by Rob on June 23rd, 2008

Rumor has it that the Samsung Omnia will suit up for the Blue Team with AT&T offering the phone in the near future. And by near future we mean July, August or September. Seeing as how initial conventional wisdom reported the Omnia wouldn’t make it to the states, this news couldn’t be any more exciting. […]

BlackOutBerry: RIM Service Outage Midnight Friday

by Rob on June 23rd, 2008

Mark your calendars BlackBerry faithful. From midnight on Friday, June 27th to 8AM on the 28th your trusty BlackBerry may not be, “unable to send or receive messages, use the BlackBerry Internet Service web site or perform activities such as creating new accounts, accessing your Internet mailbox, integrating 3rd party email accounts or viewing email […]

MotoZine ZN5 Finally Official

by Rob on June 23rd, 2008

It seems like years ago that we first heard rumors about Motorola’s new “Zine” product line that would supposedly feature a bunch of cool phones. No more dragging it out because we’re finally pulling in news from a Motorola Press Release stating that, “MOTOZINE ZN5 is the first device to carry the MOTOZINE franchise name, […]

Motorola Goes Back 2 The Future!

by Rob on June 21st, 2008

As if Motorola doesn’t have enough problems already, it seems they’re burning the midnight oil working on great new phones that fit on your face like an ugly mixture of 3D glasses and car phones from the early 90s. Are you kidding me Motorola? The “glasses” make sense in theory and this isn’t the first […]