Archive for November, 2008

Motorola Abdandons RAZR3

by Rob on November 29th, 2008

Ever since Motorola launched the very first RAZR it has been a worldwide success. In fact, that may be putting it lightly… the RAZR put up dynasty-like numbers, being the top selling phone for 3 straight years! That streak came to an end this past quarter as the iPhone passed the RAZR to take command […]

Japan Puts the “No” in Nokia

by Rob on November 29th, 2008

Nokia has had a difficult time growing its brand in the Japanese market and so it has decided to cease sales of Nokia phones in the country except for the “Vertu” luxury brand. The Japanese Market has been a quagmire for foreign manufacturers: the market share is dominated by local mobile phone makers who provide […]

Dell’s New Smartphone: $199 Of UnOriginality

by Rob on November 29th, 2008

We’ve known for awhile that Dell was releasing a new Smartphone called the Pharos Traveller and we’re happy to announce that it is now available for sale. You can get your mitts on it for $199.95 although with other amazing options at the same price point, its hard to justify a run-of-the-mill Dell offering that […]

The Goyard So Hard Man I’m Hugo’s Boss

by Rob on November 29th, 2008

The title is a line from Kanye West’s song called “The Glory” and its songs like these that for the last couple decades have blurred the lines between hot brands and hot bands and that is undoubtedly evident in the gadget world as well with rappers like Jay-Z and Lil Wayne commonly talking about their […]

BYON: Build Your Own Nokia

by Rob on November 29th, 2008

Customizing your cell phone for your own personal style is a big draw for mobile fans these days but its usually limited to a colorful case, snazzy wallpaper and cool ringtones. Nokia is changing that up with a Do-It-Yourself Phone Design Studio that lets you design your own phone online. Here are a few of […]

Samsung Omnia Now Available On Verizon!

by Rob on November 26th, 2008

For Verizon Wireless Customers who also happen to be Samsung Omnia fans, two worlds have collided because the Samsung Omnia is Now Available For Purchase on Verizon Wireless. And if you’re on the fence, trying to decide between oh… I don’t know…. the Omnia, Touch Pro and Storm – which I’m sure many of you […]

Bruce Lee Is a Nunchuck/Nokia Master

by Rob on November 25th, 2008

We should probably write a little something about these viral ads created by Nokia. Perhaps something about the phone they aim to promote. But… we don’t really care…we just LOVE – THESE -VIDEOS: This one is my favorite:

BlackBerry Storm OS “Conspiracy” Update & Tour

by Rob on November 25th, 2008

Oh BlackBerry Storm, how you tease us and confuse us with your whirlwind of multiple stickers. In a bizarre twist, an “official statement” was released by RIM which debunks the “conspiracy theory” hypothesized by BGR. The issue at hand is the OS version and whether it was downgraded at the last second because of security […]

HTC Touch Pro at Verizon, Alltel

by Rob on November 25th, 2008

We know mobile enthusiasts are picky… and sometimes that gets pricey. So if the BlackBerry Storm or Samsung Omnia aren’t enough to win the gadget investment from Verizon customers, perhaps the HTC Touch Pro will do the job. Big Red is now selling the device online for$349.99 after $70 Mail In Rebate and 2-year contract. […]

Verizon Samsung Omnia Comes Tomorrow

by Rob on November 25th, 2008

If the BlackBerry Storm isn’t up your alley, perhaps its the lack of WiFi getting you down. No need to sulk, Verizon’s version of the Samsung Omnia should be released tomorrow on the web and start landing in retail stores on December 8th or so. At $249.99 after a $70 Mail-In Rebate, the Samsung Omnia […]

BlackBerry Storm Shipments Delayed

by Rob on November 24th, 2008

Were you one of the troopers who waited in the wee-hours of the morning to stand in line for the BlackBerry Storm? Were you one of the few who walked away with one in-hand? If not, you might have to wait a little longer than initially promised for your Storm to arrive. Last minute issues […]

Sprint’s CDMA Head Departs

by Rob on November 24th, 2008

Struggling carrier Sprint Nextel saw the abrupt departure of their CDMA head, John Garcia, over the weekend. The CDMA division accounts for 70% of Sprint-Nextel’s customer base and the reasons for him leaving are still uncertain. Keith Cowan, president of strategy and corporate development, will takeover in the interim until a permanent replacement is found. […]

Verizon Employees Snoop Through Obama Email, Get Fired

by Rob on November 23rd, 2008

Sarah Palin isn’t the only political figure in the spotlight who has had their Email accessed illegally. This past week, Verizon Wireless issued a press release acknowledging the breech and apologizing to President-Elect Barack Obama: Verizon Wireless President and CEO Lowell McAdam made the following statement today: ‚ÄúThis week we learned that a number of […]

Samsung Omnia… In The Eye Of The Storm

by Rob on November 21st, 2008

In the world of mobile technology, November 21st 2008 belonged to the BlackBerry Storm and Verizon Wireless. But while the Storm caused a ruckus in long lines across the nation, even forcing police to restore order in a NYC Verizon store, there may have been a calm in the day that nobody noticed. The Samsung […]

BlackBerry Storm Launch Roundup

by Rob on November 21st, 2008

Today was the day the BlackBerry Storm finally appeared in Verizon retail stores and it brought in a Cyclone of customers eager to whirl away with the first ever BlackBerry touchscreen. Unfortunately, they were in short supply. In the Baltimore/DC area there was one uber-geek I know (ahem) who showed up uber early and was […]

Palm Treo Pro on Sprint, Verizon?

by Rob on November 20th, 2008

As of now its only a rumor but it looks like the Palm Treo Pro will be headed to Sprint on or around January 11th of 2009. Its basically the best Palm phone ever created although we’re not sure QUITE how much that says for it… Palm fans would say that means an awful lot. […]

BlackBerry Storm Reviews & Round Up

by Rob on November 20th, 2008

The BlackBerry Storm will officially be launched on Verizon Wireless tomorrow and tons of the top tech blogs are reporting their detailed reviews of the phone. We wanted to round up the top BlackBerry Storm reviews (seen below) and bring you a couple more details pertinent to the release. Two extra tidbits that are worth […]

Motorola VE240 on Cricket & Metro PCS

by Rob on November 19th, 2008

It seems only the big carriers get love. What are gadget lovers in small rural areas to do when they want their phone fix from their own service provider? Weeping in the corner is usually one of the only options. But come out for a moment to check out the Motorola VE240. Unfortunately, THIS is […]

iPhone 3G Landing At Wal-Mart December 28th

by Rob on November 19th, 2008

It seems like a sin to say the words iPhone and Wal-Mart in the same sentence. The first is the definition of mobile beauty and grace while the latter is a warehouse of everything cheap and affordable. The two worlds will collide on December 28th when the iPhone 3G goes on sale at Wal-Mart. This […]

125 Different LG Phones Coming Next Year

by Rob on November 18th, 2008

This holiday season it will be hard for mobile phone shoppers to choose which gadget to call their own. Next year it will be even harder, courtesy of LG, who hopes to launch 125 different models next year. Not included in those 125 are the same phone with different colors or variations… we’re talking 125 […]