The Motorola EX225 has been revealed by the Bluetooth SIG and images of the phone show a dedicated Facebook button. The EX225 looks nearly identical to the HTC Status and, like that phone, is expected to offer a fully Facebook-integrated user interface, a 2.4-inch touchscreen display and a full QWERTY keyboard. In August, a report suggested that AT&T was going to discontinue the Status after the phone failed to attract a substantial customer base but AT&T immediately dispel the rumor, stating “The HTC Status is a great product and our plans for it to be part of our portfolio haven’t changed.” Now, it looks like other companies will try to follow HTC’s lead. A second image of the EX225 suggests Motorola also has plans for a version of the phone without a Facebook button, and that version could launch as a dual-SIM device. The second image follows below. More →
We’re not sure why HTC decided to change the name of its ChaCha handset in Spain. Maybe it’s the fact that ChaCha is already the registered trademark of a mobile search engine? Or maybe it’s that “chacha” slang for “servant” or “slave” in Spanish? Whatever the reason, HTC has decided that its Facebook-button bearing, ChaCha handset — which could be making its way to AT&T this summer — will be known as the ChaChaCha in España. Earlier today, the company took to Twitter to let Spaniards know about the name change. What do you think? Are three chas better than two? More →
One of the announcements made by HTC this morning revolved around two devices, the Chacha and Salsa, that have a dedicated Facebook button. We would have loved to get our mitts on the device and test just how functional having a hardware shortcut to The Book is, but, unfortunately, the two devices were encased in glass and inaccessible to the masses — which usually means the software is barely functional. The two devices are set to hit Europe and Asia — sorry U.S. Facebook lovers — in Q2 of this year. Hit up our gallery to have a look at the two handsets for yourself.
It looks like search giant Google has started to roll out a new feature to its Gmail users that also utilize Google Voice. The new functionality allows Google Voice users, receiving a call from within Gmail, to record the voice conversation. Blog TechCrunch is reporting that some users have begun to see a new “record” button show up in Gmail’s call window. The feature has been available to Google Voice users for quite some time by hitting the number “4” on your phone’s dial-pad after receiving an inbound call. After activating call recording, both parties are notified that the conversation is being recorded with a verbal queue. Google has yet to publish a press release announcing the feature or detailing when it will be rolled out to all users. Anyone have the new feature in Gmail yet? More →
Blog Pocket-lint managed to bird-dog a jacketed-gentlemen at a New York City press event carrying a white iPhone 4. The albino iPhone was promised way back in June, but has yet to actually be released by iMaker Apple, Inc. The publication queried said iPhone user as to how he came to acquire the seemingly un-acquirable and his responses were quite candid. According to the anonymous man in the suede jacket, Apple has hordes of white iPhone 4s in their Cupertino headquarters; the iPhone-owner has a friend who works for Apple who managed to pick one up for him. The person went on to say that the reason the iPhone 4 is so back-logged is due to the fact that the white paint used on the “home” button and the white paint used on the case of the iPhone 4 do not match. Apple will not release the product as is. Sad for all those iPeople that love white phones. We’ve reached out to Apple for comment and will update the article if they respond. More →
Today, Twitter announced that they are launching their very own “Tweet Button.” The new button: “Lets you share links directly from the page you’re on. When you click on the Tweet Button, a Tweet box will appear — pre-populated with a shortened link that points to the item that you’re sharing.” The service will replace the more common and widely used tweet-button created by TweetMeme. Twitter has licensed some of TweetMeme’s technology and have announced that they are “working closely” with the company, and that TweetMeme’s site will now point to the new official Tweet Button. Hit the jump to check out a video of how the new Tweet Button is going to work. More →