Nielsen publishes ‘The State of Mobile Apps’ for smartphones and feature phones so far in 2010
Jun02

Nielsen publishes ‘The State of Mobile Apps’ for smartphones and feature phones so far in 2010

Since the introduction of the very first smartphone nearly two decades ago, a lot of things have changed. Many of today’s current generation of smartphones are fully capable of serving as all-in-one computing devices and the advances in mobile technology make these as suitable replacements for laptops or any other larger mobile computing device. This has been made possible not only by the innovations brought forth in the...

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iPhone 4.0 video chat feature gets confirmed
May25

iPhone 4.0 video chat feature gets confirmed

A somewhat important innovation that has been available on other phones for years now has been missing on the iPhone for far too long. Two generations after the original iPhone, video chat still isn’t officially enabled or supported by Apple on their smartphones. But as seen in the recently leaked pics of the upcoming 4th-gen iPhone, a front facing video camera will be part of the new features so this means things in the video...

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Wal-Mart to bring down price of Apple iPhone 3G S to $97 USD
May25

Wal-Mart to bring down price of Apple iPhone 3G S to $97 USD

As the official release date of the next-generation iPhone is fast approaching (expected to happen next month), retailers are already moving to clear stock of older models which include the iPhone 3G S. Wal-Mart, for example, is reportedly going to lower the prices for the current version of the iPhone to just $97, a full $2 less than what some analysts have expected. It is also $100 less than the current selling price of this phone...

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Motorola i1 Android smartphone heading for Boost Mobile
May25

Motorola i1 Android smartphone heading for Boost Mobile

The world’s first rugged Android smartphone, as it turns out, will also be the first Android-running smartphone that will be offered by Boost Mobile in the U.S. The Motorola i1, which had been announced back in March for Sprint’s iDEN portfolio, will be available as the first Android smartphone without a contract from Boost Mobile through Best Buy. It isn’t said exactly when, though. For those that don’t know,...

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BOLT browser 2.1 gets announced, HTML5 support introduced with tightened Facebook integration
May24

BOLT browser 2.1 gets announced, HTML5 support introduced with tightened Facebook integration

Not quite satisfied with your current mobile web browser? You might want to check out BOLT, which has just been upgraded to version 2.1 and currently boasts tightened Facebook integration as well as a little something that’s going to make it great in the future: support for HTML5. HTML5 is hailed by many as our ticket out of Adobe’s flash player hell since it intros the video tag and enables developers to include video...

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New BlackBerry Bold 9800 pics leak out, show more of OS 6
May24

New BlackBerry Bold 9800 pics leak out, show more of OS 6

RIM’s upcoming slider called the BlackBerry Bold 9800 may have already been seen in a couple of live pics and a video before, but this time, we have new live photos which are of greater quality and show what is probably the final look of the upcoming smartphone. It’s definitely running BlackBerry OS 6 and is looking quite good as a slider, although it looks somewhat bulky in comparison to similar looking devices like the...

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G to be offered by Telstra in Australia
May24

BlackBerry Pearl 3G to be offered by Telstra in Australia

Following up on the announcement made about two weeks ago, RIM’s BlackBerry Pearl 3G (9100) smartphone is finally coming to Australia via Telstra either today or tomorrow (depending on where in the world you are reading this right now). The actual launch date is May 24th, and the retail prices have finally been revealed. The BlackBerry Pearl 3G boasts rather simple yet useful features: a full QWERTY SureType keyboard, 360 x 400...

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BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available from Sprint at $199
May17

BlackBerry Bold 9650 now available from Sprint at $199

While Sprint promised that the BlackBerry Bold 9650 will only be available on May 23, it’s already available now for some reason. There doesn’t seem to be an official explanation, but it’s out now and eager buyers can already purchase it. And even though the date of availability had a slight change (for the better, I might add), the expected price has remained the same: $199 USD. This is, of course, with a $100 MIR...

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Rumored “Project Emerald” might result in Android-powered Sidekick Twist
May17

Rumored “Project Emerald” might result in Android-powered Sidekick Twist

T-Mobile apparently has been working up a little something called “Project Emerald” and it has been deemed as a handset launch by those in the know. Info about this was first posted on tmonews.com about a week ago and today, more details about the device have surfaced. Earlier rumors and speculation about Project Emerald pointed towards the Samsung Galaxy S as the handset that would come out as the result of this top...

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UK bankers opt for Apple’s iPhone instead of RIM’s BlackBerry for business use
May17

UK bankers opt for Apple’s iPhone instead of RIM’s BlackBerry for business use

Judging from overall sales figures, it’s clear that many people think the iPhone is quite useful as a main mobile device that can juggle business and leisure at the same time. This is true not only in the U.S., but also in the rest of the world where the latest model of Apple’s iPhone is readily available. In fact, in the U.K., British bank Standard Chartered has started offering its employees the option to switch from the...

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