Archive for January, 2010

Blurrypic 5,127,172: MOTOSPLIT?

by Elias Chiddicks on January 25th, 2010

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, […]

Verizon Releases Palm Pre and Pixi Pluses (Plusai?)

by Elias Chiddicks on January 25th, 2010

We all knew this was coming, but now it is finally official. If you weren’t feeling very friendly with Sprint, or you have already given your life (via contract of course) to Verizon, now is the time to experience Palms newest and bestest. The Pre Plus is now available to new customers on contract for […]

Your All-in-One-Verizon-Being-Less-Craptastic Report

by Elias Chiddicks on January 21st, 2010

Okay, when we say less craptastic, we mean very slightly less craptastic. But mostly just because the FCC threatened them, not because they actually wanted to be a better carrier. Anyway, the major stories out of Verizon recently are as follows: Verizon Friendlies up the $350 ETF for “Advanced Devices” by Removing Them From the […]

Our Handy Dandy Everything Apple Update

by Elias Chiddicks on January 21st, 2010

So, as it turns out, there may be some very interesting/possibly game-changing devices coming from Apple in the near future. Here, therefore, is our update on those rumors: Apple Tablet Rumors Condensed and Concisized Gizmodo has made us a special guide to all the different rumor flotsam floating around the interwebs. Observe said easy guide […]

Rumor: Zune Phone in 2 Months

by Elias Chiddicks on January 21st, 2010

This is a pretty cracked-out rumor, but one we would truly like to see come to fruition. Katherine Egbert of Jefferies stated the following in relation to Microsoft and mobile phones: “Our recent industry checks indicate Microsoft will be debuting its own phone sometime in the next two months…We expect the new phone to debut […]

Lenovo Lephone Looks Like Great Android Hopeful

by Elias Chiddicks on January 15th, 2010

Lenovo has just started into the mobile world, and so this new Androider is fairly exciting news for them. The Lephone was first seen a few weeks back, but as reminder it features a 3.7 inch screen and the usual dash of features we see in today’s smartphones. It will also be introduced to some […]

WM 6.5.3: Lipstick on a Pig or Serious Usability?

by Elias Chiddicks on January 14th, 2010

Here is a short walk-through of the recent improvements made to our current aging Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. Note the shifted “Start” key, larger menu buttons and interface controls and vastly improved (from stock that is) on-screen keyboard. Is this enough to tide us over until Windows Mobile 7? [Via Gizmodo]

Orange Delegate Confirms Apple Tablet

by Elias Chiddicks on January 14th, 2010

It is always a good sign when you can get the upper uppers like Orange CEO Delegate, Stéphane Richard to talk. And talk he did. Translated, the conversation with an off-cam reporter goes somewhat like this: Elkabbach: According to weekly Le Point, in a couple of days Apple will be launching its tablet computer… Richard: […]

Video: “Unbreakable” Phone Fails. Hard.

by Elias Chiddicks on January 14th, 2010

If the phone you are manufacturing has only one feature to separate it from the rash of middling but capable competition out there, you better first make sure that it’s really damn good at that feature. As we all know, unbreakable is a pretty strong statement to make, and it is also a bit of […]

Rumor: T-Mobile to Carry 8 HTC Handsets in 2010

by Elias Chiddicks on January 13th, 2010

The folks over at BGR have gotten wind that T-Mobile will have 8 SKUs in their catalog this year belonging to HTC models. These models will include both those already carried by the company and those that have yet to be launched. By our count, that means we should be seeing 5 new HTC handsets […]

Samsung gets real with LTE Devices

by Elias Chiddicks on January 12th, 2010

The race for 4G is unquestionably well on its way, and in our opinion, it can’t come sooner. No matter what the numbers show, browsing on your mobile still just isn’t as easy or comfortable as using your favourite web browser and a computer. Some of that has to do with varying speeds, and anything […]

Expect Windows Mobile 7 at MWC in February

by Elias Chiddicks on January 12th, 2010

Windows Mobile 7 is Microsoft’s last great hope to prevent them from fading away into the mists of non-competition. And, as it happens, the Mobile World Congress is just the place they seem to have chosen to prove that all is well with WM7. Although nothing has been stated specifically mentioning both “Windows Mobile 7″ […]

Apple in Search of an LED Flash

by Elias Chiddicks on January 12th, 2010

It is pretty common knowledge that, if Apple wants to compete in the mobile phone camera fight, its fairly measly attempts made thus far will not fit the bill. What with an uncompetitive number of megapixels and almost no low-light abilities, the current offering leaves a lot to be desired. Rumors for the next-gen already […]

DIY Touchscreen Test by MOTO labs

by Elias Chiddicks on January 11th, 2010

Not all smartphone touch-screens are created equal, at least according to this simple test suggested by MOTO labs. Although it may appear so, MOTO labs is not connected to Motorola in any way, as becomes apparent when observing the results. This simple test essentially acts as a judge for how accurate a touchscreen is on […]

LG Lotus Elite gets Official

by Elias Chiddicks on January 8th, 2010

Yay, the news we have all, some of us someone(?) has been waiting for. While the Elite maintains the originals oddball design, it does add some nice features. The Elite features a larger 2.4-inch external display, some awesome tattoo patterns from two years ago, support for up to 32GB of memory, Sprint TV, and TeleNav. […]

ZOMM Wireless Tether gets Demoed on Video

by Elias Chiddicks on January 8th, 2010

Ah CES, making sure that we get to see some of the coolest technology in action. The ZOMM impressed earlier on idea alone, but this video confirms that it could work out to be a very useful device for a wide range of users. Not only does the tethering function work well, with graduated steps […]

Palm Introduces Mobile Hotspot App

by Elias Chiddicks on January 8th, 2010

In a brave and thoroughly excellent move, Palm has released a Mobile Hotspot app for WebOS. Working much like the MiFi, it takes that beloved 3G coverage and creates your very own mobile hotspot to share with up to five devices of your choice. Palm warns that this application is subject to your carriers specific […]

MobileNavigator Arrives for Windows Mobile and Android

by Elias Chiddicks on January 8th, 2010

NAVIGON’s MobileNavigator is a great turn-by-turn navigation app originally released for the iPhone. The app is designed to work with your devices built-in GPS and uses pre-loaded maps in areas of low coverage. More importantly, it has recently been updated for Windows Mobile and Android. Some more of its advanced features include: Reality View Pro […]

LG’s GW990 gets Videoed

by Elias Chiddicks on January 8th, 2010

The GW990 has a bit of identity crises, but still manages to be one of the most exciting devices to come out of LG this year. According to Engadget’s hands on, the device is as large as you would expect but feels solid and well designed. The massive 4.8 inch touchscreen, with a max resolution […]

LG Rumor Touch Launches on Sprint

by Elias Chiddicks on January 8th, 2010

The long line of Rumor-based phones marches on through Sprint’s catalog. The newest of the bunch is the Rumor Touch, which became official today. The full list of specifications includes: 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen QWERTY landscape keyboard GPS 2 megapixel camera EV-DO Rev. 0 Also included is access to the App store, with the phone itself […]