Archive for August, 2008

HTC Dream Leaked Pics!

by Rob on August 30th, 2008

Oh, Android… how you tease us. After months and months of silence the Android floodgates have opened. First HTC Dream rumors, then drawings of the device, then the Android Market and the ADC Winners. And now… Live pictures leaked of the HTC Dream itself:

Samsung Instinct at RadioShack: $99.99

by Rob on August 30th, 2008

The Samsung Instinct is one of Sprint’s best ever selling phones. It completely took off and they must have known they had something good with enough guts to launch an advertising campaign that pits it 1 on 1 with the iPhone. And BestBuy… well they inherited this gem by being the exclusive retail partner for […]

Garmin NuviFone Delayed Until 2009

by Rob on August 30th, 2008

When GPS powerhouse Garmin announced they’d launch their first ever mobile phone in time for the holidays, there was a burst of excitement. It seemed like a natural  transition that could become one of the top Tech gifts of the holidays. Unfortunately, that will have to wait until the 2009 holidays as the Nuvifone won’t […]

Xperia Delayed Until January

by Rob on August 30th, 2008

The Sony Ericsson Xperia, which was announced in February 2007 and received enormous praise initially, has now been delayed until January 2009. According to sources, the reason for the long wait is that the Windows Mobile 6.1/6.2 isn’t functioning properly on the device. This is a total shame for those who have been following this […]

AT&T’s BlackBerry Bold Due October 2nd!

by Rob on August 29th, 2008

It’s been a long, long, long road for the BlackBerry Bold. Ever since it was spotted and leaked in the late 17th century, people have been hailing it as one of the sickest phones ever created. And then it faced delays. And then 3G was poor. And then more delays. Well it seems as if […]

Jay-Z vs. Dr. Dre, Headphones Edition

by Rob on August 29th, 2008

Its commonplace, almost expected, for musical icons and HipHop stars to make the foray into the fashion industry. But Jay-Z and Dr. Dre could spark a new East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry with an unexpected brand extension… headphones. According to several reports, FCC documents show that on August 12th Motorola submitted an application for […]

Android Market PWNS iPhone App Store

by Rob on August 28th, 2008

Android has been hyped since November 2007 and the potential of the mobile phone OS has been talked about in geek circles for quite some time. Yes, Android COULD unlock the true potential of mobile communication but a lot of that would depend on how they handle the distribution of applications. Well, it looks like […]

Sprint Customers in Baltimore 1st For WiMax

by Rob on August 28th, 2008

Sprint has just released a Press Release providing us some details of its XOHM WiMax launch which are essentially its branded version of a 4G network. According to the release it will enable users with portable devices such as laptops and phones to access location based information that will enrich their experience. The content for […]

LG KC910 Joins The 8 MegaPixel Party

by Rob on August 28th, 2008

Apparently LG didn’t want the Sony Ericsson C905 and Samsung INNOV8 to walk away with the best camera phone title without being contested. Before the end of September the company is set to launch the 8 Megapixl LG KC910 to stand up to the ever increasing spec challenge. Apparently the device is a follow up […]

BlackBerry Thunder, BlackBerry Storm Both Brewing

by Rob on August 28th, 2008

You probably know that BlackBerry’s first every touchscreen device is coming very soon and has long been rumored to be named the Thunder. You may also know that a little online spat between two popular tech blogs pitted the name Thunder against the name Storm… both claimed to have incredibly reliable sources saying their version […]

Casio Exilim Phone Spotted via FCC

by Rob on August 27th, 2008

Casio isn’t exactly a mobile phone juggernaut in the states, but they’re slowly creeping up their market share. And one thing they ARE known for is creating is affordable, compact and surprisingly powerful digital cameras. With Kodak and Carl Zeiss getting lots of mobile phone love, Exilim decided to join the party. The FCC document […]

HTC Releases S740

by Elias Chiddicks on August 27th, 2008

Lets be honest, we can’t ALL have the Touch Pro can we? Not everyone wants to dump his or her life savings into a phone these days. While, if you fit into that category and enjoy that extra dose of an actual alphanumeric keyboard, then HTC has just released the device for you. Enter, the […]

Aww, Bold Wants to be Like iPhone

by Elias Chiddicks on August 25th, 2008

They say immitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I guess the iPhone should feel glad to have another high-end device to share its problems with. Its seems that Apple products aren’t the only ones with starting stutters. While the iPhone’s 3G dropping behavior may be caused by more major hardware shortcomings, all kinds […]

Nokia Delivers the N85 and N79

by Elias Chiddicks on August 25th, 2008

Nokia had just released two new handsets to add to the N-Series fold, the N85 and N79. Although hardly unexpected, they do carry some strong features, albeit nothing that is really out of the ordinary for Nokia at this point. The N85 stays the N-Series course with a 2.6-inch AMOLED screen, GPS,  5 Megapixel camera, […]

XPERIA Reviewed ‘Til The Cows Come Home

by Elias Chiddicks on August 25th, 2008

Smape has got its hands on the hotly anticipated Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 and managed to photograph, video and scribe about pretty much every detail possible, which is all good news for us. As with many Windows Mobile handsets, the experience is generally good but never fully “there.” Despite the great build quality and high-end […]

Motorola Blaze and Motorola Rapture: Live Pics

by Rob on August 25th, 2008

Those who think the higher the tech the better likely won’t stoop to the level of the Blaze or Rapture, but Motorola has two phones here that could fill the touch screen hunger for the low end market. PhoneArena has uncovered live pics of the Blaze and Rapture and they don’t look too shabby… especially […]

Alltel Commercial – Lemonade Stand

by Rob on August 21st, 2008

The good people at Alltel have sent me over their newest TV Commercial which is set to begin airing tomorrow. Its called “Lemonade Stand” and depicts the “Sales Guys” from their childhood days… its cute and the MyCircle advertisements are certainly catchy: What IS surprising is that Alltel has continued to run advertisements bashing Verizon […]

8 New Phones: (Mid-Range Roundup)

by Rob on August 21st, 2008

We’ve seen bunches of new phone announcements cross the MobileRoar desk recently, but many of them were shuffled to the bottom of the priority list due to the surplus of mobile news in the past week or so. SO without further adieu, lets take a brief look at some of the new/upcoming phones that slipped […]

Football Loving Sprint Fans, Rejoice

by Rob on August 21st, 2008

If you’re a Sprint customer who also loves the NFL, you’re in for a treat. NFL Mobile Live will be available for free to data subscribers this season, keeping you in touch with every game, regardless of where you are. Fantasy Football players will likely see use of their phone increase about 2,000 percent. So […]

BlackBerry Kickstart, Pearl 2.0 Forthcoming

by Rob on August 19th, 2008

Remember how BlackBerry’s first ever flip phones were dubbed the “KickStart” and “SeaWolf” but rumored to change to the BlackBerry Pearl in an odd twist? Regardless what they end up being called… their release seems right around the corner. An online retailer (Expansis) has already posted a pre-order page for the device and they’ve include […]