Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’
  • Survey says: Europeans love Android, Milestone. Exclusive online retailer sells out within 2.5 hours after hanging “for sale” sign.
    by Mike
    Posted December 11th, 2009 at 7:51 am
    Typically the iPhone is the talk of the town when sales numbers and "sell outs" are concerned as such things often include large sales volumes and quick sell outs when considering how many phones they actually push out. But they're not the only cool kid in town anymore. For the last month, our European friends have had to sit back and watch us poke and prod our lovely Moto Droid's in jealousy, longing for the day that such happiness can fall upon them. That day came in the form of December 10...
  • Swipe keyboard ported to Touch Pro 2, Diamond 2, and other VGA+ devices.
    by Mike
    Posted December 10th, 2009 at 11:17 pm
    Attempts to artificially limit customers in the digital age, especially when smartphones, OS's, and exclusive programs are involved only pushes hackers and developers harder in opening up the platform or program at hand. For today's "That didn't last long moment", we're looking at the new Samsung Omnia II and it's exclusive "Swipe" keyboard. This new keyboard is unique because it allows you to "swipe" across the board to spell out words instead of having to actually life, press, lift, press. ...
  • 4th Gen iPhone order placed. See you same time, same place this summer.
    by Mike
    Posted December 10th, 2009 at 8:04 am
    While newspapers and large organizations would like you to believe they still are the best place for breaking, exclusive news, anyone remotely familiar with the way in which the digital world works knows that many of the "breaking" stories start in short 160 character messages and can be found on Twitter. Sourcing Twitter for major news articles by big media outlets is still somewhat a rarity though is increasing in usage. In contrast, the ultra fast and ever changing tech scene whom stays up ...
  • Orange arrives to app store party late. Clean up crew already heading home.
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 10:43 am
    I love choices. Choices are brought on by competition. With that said, no one will deny that 2009 was the year of the app store. With the success Apple initially had with launching the first widely successful app store in 2008, tons of app stores (even the other 3 members of "the 4") have cropped up as "me too" options. In the mobile app marketplace, consumers have 4 top of the line options between Apple's App Store, Android's Android Market, RIM's BlackBerry App World, and Microsoft's Windo...
  • The xPhone will decimate all mobile devices! [Video]
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 9:14 am
    Having as many things as you can think of crammed into one device seems like a gift from above. But often times, such gadgets often suffer from "jack of all trades, master of none" syndrome in that no single feature stands out for being amazing. A phone stuffed with a bajillion mediocre features is far from exciting and in fact quite frustrating and disappointing. Thankfully we can always dream about the "xPhone" -- a do it all, no compromises mobile device that fits everything inside. Hell,...
  • Quick impressions of Android 2.0.1…
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 12:50 am
    First and foremost, I'll apologize to those out there sick of hearing about Android news tonight. What can I say, it's been a busy night for the little green giant. Anyway, I went ahead and downloaded the Android 2.0.1 firmware and followed the instructions. After about 3 minutes I had a new Android version number and a much bigger smile. My Droid is like new. Ok, am I being melodramatic and overhyping the update? I don't think so. The speed navigating between the homescreens is fin...
  • Manual upgrade for Android 2.0.1
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 12:01 am
    A few fortunate Droid users are going to bed tonight with a nicely updated Droid featuring OS 2.0.1. I myself can count myself in that group, though it was by my own doing. I've grown tired waiting impatiently for my 2.0.1 Droid update. So I did it myself. So far so good. My Droid is snappier in pretty much every area and I'm really liking the new lockscreen. Jealous? You can get in on the action too. First download theAndroid 2.0.1 firmware Rename to update.zip Copy "update.zip" t...
  • Droid gets the root treatment!
    by Mike
    Posted December 8th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    It's been a busy two days with the site and all. So much to my surprise when I was taking a relaxing stroll through a couple Droid forums did I find the answer to my dreams (as of November 6th) -- the Droid has finally been rooted. You know what this means folks: multi-touch is this close. No to mention, plenty of tweaking, endless hours exploring new ROM's (when they become available) and overall getting a sense of newness will be returning to your device. Who doesn't love a gadget reborn? ...
  • HTC Passion becomes “Bravo” for stateside appearance.
    by Mike
    Posted December 8th, 2009 at 7:17 am
    So far most in the Android realm have been enamored with this so called HTC Passion. With a lovely 3.5" AMOLED and 1GHz Snapdragon processor, on paper it's easily the best Android phone to date. Unfortunately, word of delays are making their rounds, destroying what little happiness we had been reserving for the holiday gadget shopping season. But such is the way of the world. A few days back, HTC's entire product map was leaked for the 1H of 2010. In it was a rather Passion-esque "Bravo". ...
  • DROID and HTC Droid Eris to receive Android 2.1 update January 11th or January 22nd?
    by Mike
    Posted December 7th, 2009 at 9:46 am
    Get your salt shakers folks. You'll need them yet again as this is for now a "what if" type of question. It's highly suspected that the Android 2.0.1 update will drop on December 11th just a few days from now. Verizon themselves mentioned that the Droid would receive such an update "before the holidays". Now, also put into your internal RAM that Verizon has stated that the HTC Droid Eris will receive an upgrade to at least Android 2.0 in Q1 of 2010. Finally, back on November 9th we had a st...
  • Nokia N97 price cut in half. 3-year marriage commitment to Bell Canada needed…
    by Mike
    Posted December 7th, 2009 at 9:07 am
    For whatever reason, Nokia phones have failed to really catch on here in the states. I know we've all seen those junk freebie Nokia's that just about every carrier has, using them to inflate their bottom line. But the real meat is that of smartphones. Here in the states and even North America as a whole, Nokia smartphones are often left for those with deeper pockets than most thanks to a lack of carrier subsidizing. $5-$600 phones are simply too much for most end users to pay. Even the most...
  • Xperia X10 AT&T and T-Mobile bound?
    by Mike
    Posted December 6th, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    Boy how I love a freshly leaked spec sheet for lusted after gadgets. Today's gadget-o-love spec sheet pays homage to the Sony Xperia X10. While the hardware itself and overall skin of the UI are simply gorgeous, the Android 1.6 underpinnings aren't exactly the first choice for most. Android 2.0 or even 2.1 would be much more deserving for such a gorgeous device. But I digress. Personal inhibitions aside, a spec sheet showing off everything that resides under the X10's hood sheds light on so...
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