If you’re a T-Mobile BlackBerry user, and have no plans of jumping off the BlackBerry or T-Mobile bandwagons, listen up. T-Mobile has just announced, via Facebook, that they will be launching the BlackBerry Curve 3G on September 8th. The device runs BlackBerry OS 5 (but is BlackBerry 6 ready), has Wi-Fi, 3G, and a 2 megapixel shooter. The handset will retail for a mere $80 on a 2-year contract and will be available in grey and purple. There you have it. More →
The Motorola Charm, a pudgy little Android handset we first heard about in July, is now available for purchase on T-Mobile. Here is a quick recap of what the Charm is working with: quad-band GSM, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps, 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and 2.8-inch touchscreen display; the device will also be sporting Motorola’s MOTOBLUR UI overlay. The full-QWERTY, candy bar shaped phone can be yours — in a red cabernet or golden bronze — for just $74.99 with a 2-year contract. The two links are after the jump. More →
A couple of weeks ago, we arranged that registered developers could buy an unlocked Nexus One via their publisher page in Android Market. We think it’s a good development platform and a nice phone. Apparently, you agree. Somewhat too many of you, in fact; we blew through the (substantial) initial inventory in almost no time, and they’re back-ordered from HTC, who are doing a pretty good job of managing runaway success amid a worldwide AMOLED shortage. Everyone appreciates that it’s important to the platform to get phones in the hands of developers, so we’re working hard on re-stocking the shelves; stand by.
If you have a Nexus One, hold it close. If you yearn for a Nexus One… absence makes the heart grow fonder. No? More →
If you’ve enjoyed mucking around with the beta builds of Firefox 4, you might want to pay close attention to the next release. Slated to drop on Monday, Firefox 4 beta 4 will enable hardware-accelerated graphics for some Windows users. As CNET explains, “Hardware acceleration [...] is designed to shift some tasks from a computer’s main processor to its graphics processor. One way Firefox is tackling the technology is by using Windows’ Direct2D interface, which can speed up the display of text and graphics on newer versions of Windows.” The feature will be off by default, but you can enable it by:
- Entering about:config in the Firefox Awesome Bar
- Accept warning asking you to “be careful.”
- Search for mozilla.widget.render-mode and set its value to 6
- Search for gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled and set its value to true.
The ability to group tabs into “tab sets” is also scheduled to be available in beta 4. Anyone out there using Firefox 4 beta as their primary browser? More →
A few days ahead of its expected launch date of January 25th and a few days behind our original scoop, the Sprint Treo Pro is now listed on Sprint’s website for a cool $249 after $200 in instant savings and a $100 mail in rebate. You’ll need to add an Everything plan, Data Premier add-on or PRO Pack add-on to be eligible for the rebate. The Treo Pro features a 320 x 320 touchscreen display, QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera, microSD expansion, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Windows Mobile 6.1 professional. The Sprint version also includes Sprint-specific features including Sprint TV, Sprint Music store, Sprint Mobile sync and NFL Mobile Live access. If Windows Mobile is your thing and Sprint your carrier of choice, then break out that plastic and get on with some shopping. Sure it’s no Pre, but we’ve still got some time to kill before roll out.
UPDATE: It looks like Sprint pulled the Treo Pro page. Did someone get a little trigger happy this morning?
UPDATE 2: Official word just came down from Sprint and the Treo Pro cameo was indeed a mistake. No firm release date was given so we’ll have to revert to the presumed date reported last month: This Sunday, January 25th.
Right on schedule, the HTC Touch Pro made its debut on Verizon’s website and is now available for ordering online or via telesales. The Touch Pro from Verizon is a bit pricier than its Sprint and AT&T counterparts, coming in at $349 after a $70 MIR and 2-year contract, $419 after $70 MIR and a 1-year contract or $539 for full retail. Current customers eligible for an NE2 upgrade can take $100 or $50 off those prices. Those who prefer to try before they buy will have to wait until the Touch Pro hits Verizon Stores on December 1st. Happy ordering!
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Fancy yourself sporting a white G1 instead of the somewhat drab black and brown models that currently grace the shelves of T-Mobile? If you do, it looks your wait might soon be over as we got our hands on some images showing a white T-Mobile G1 in action. According to our tipster, some T-Mobile retail stores now have the white G1 in stock, though we don’t know how many for the time being. It may be a select few or a bit more widespread. Either way, if you have been waiting for the white G1 you may want to check out your local store(s) and you may be pleasantly surprised. If you score one for yourself, let us know in the comments. Hit the jump for a few more pictures.
The news you have all been waiting months for is finally here. Unleashed a few hours early, the Blackberry Bold is now available for sale on AT&T. We could pontificate about all the ups and downs of the past several months but we won’t — enough has been said. So get on with some ordering and get yourself a little bit of that Bold action direct from AT&T’s website.