Happy Motorola ATRIX 4G Day!

By on February 22, 2011 at 7:11 AM.

Happy Motorola ATRIX 4G Day!

Those of you clinging on to AT&T, waiting for a serious Android handset, rejoice. Today, February 22nd, is the day that you can officially purchase yourself a dual-core, laptop-docking, 1GB of RAM having, Motorola ATRIX 4G from your local wireless retailer. AT&T will be selling the set for $199.99, RadioShack will be pricing the unit at $149.99, and we’ve heard select Walmart stores will be offering the ATRIX for a very reasonable $129.99. If you’ve already taken pre-order of, or are going out to pickup an ATRIX today, make sure to drop us a comment and let us know what you think of your new device. More →

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RadioShack to launch Sprint’s EVO Shift 4G early; $149.99 on January 6th

By on January 5, 2011 at 8:20 AM.

RadioShack to launch Sprint’s EVO Shift 4G early; $149.99 on January 6th

If you’ve gotten yourself all worked-up about Sprint’s EVO Shift 4G from HTC, listen up. As we told you yesterday, the official Sprint launch date for the Now Network’s third WiMAX-enabled smartphone is January 9th. Best Buy will be offering pre-orders of the Shift to Reward Zone members on Thursday, January 6th and to the general public on Friday, January 7th. Your friends at RadioShack, however, will be selling the EVO Shift 4G tomorrow, January 6th, via its chain of retail stores. A memo obtained by BGR indicates that the Shack will provide you with the new 4G handset in exchange for $149.99 with a new two-year contract — no rebates (of any kind) required. And there you have it. If you need the Shift, the Shack’s going to have it… a full three days early.

Thanks, Drew! More →

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Dell Venue Pro available today, ships December 9th

By on December 1, 2010 at 11:08 AM.

Dell Venue Pro available today, ships December 9th

It’s official. Via a press release, Dell has announced that its Windows Phone 7 handset offering, the Venue Pro, is now up for grabs. The device, which boasts a 4.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and vertical slide-out QWERTY-keyboard, will start at $99.99 (8GB) with a signed 2-year contract on wireless provier T-Mobile. Dell says the device will ship by December 9th. Hit the jump to check out the full press release. More →

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Skyfire browser hits Apple’s App Store

By on November 3, 2010 at 2:16 PM.

Skyfire browser hits Apple’s App Store

Just a quick follow-up to a story we posted yesterday. Alternative iOS web browser Skyfire — the browser that will let you watch Flash movies through some back-end HTML5 wizardry — has officially made its way to the App Store. The application has an “introductory price” of $2.99. If you’re interested, you know what to do. Let us know what you like/dislike about the new browser.

Thanks, deezayy!

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Nokia N8 available for pre-order, end of September release

By on September 8, 2010 at 10:53 AM.

Nokia N8 available for pre-order, end of September release

Nokia has made their unreleased, flagship N8 handset available for pre-order in the U.S. via shop.nokia.com. The device, which will retail for $549, has a listed availability date of the “End of September.” The date seems to confirm the “late September” timeframe that was reported by Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti this past Monday. More details are sure to emerge as Nokia’s worldwide conference — Nokia World — is set to kick off next week in London on September 14th. More →

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Happy Fascinate Day to you… and a friend

By on September 8, 2010 at 7:07 AM.

Happy Fascinate Day to you… and a friend

If you’ve been patiently waiting to get yourself a Samsung Fascinate from Verizon Wireless, the day hath cometh. Oh, and it might be a good idea to bring a friend with you. Verizon has their iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S on a “buy one get one free” promotion on its inauguration day; the deal will allow you to “get up to four free phones.” So, if you’re looking to pick up one — or more — Samsung Fascinates, head over to verizonwireless.com and order yourself up the goodies. More →

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Chubby Motorola Charm now available on T-Mobile

By on August 25, 2010 at 12:37 PM.

Chubby Motorola Charm now available on T-Mobile

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 →

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Nokia N8, pre-order now, available end of September

By on August 16, 2010 at 1:19 PM.

Nokia N8, pre-order now, available end of September

Hey there Nokia lovers, we’ve got some good news for you! It looks like the company’s newest flagship device, the N8, is now available for pre-order via store.nokia.com. The N8 will retail for $549 contract free and its availability is listed as the “end of September 2010.” Anyone out there enticed by the 12 megapixel camera and full touch-screen format going to pre-order one? More →

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Dell Streak to go on sale August 13th, $300 on-contract, $550 off-contact

By on August 10, 2010 at 3:19 PM.

Dell Streak to go on sale August 13th, $300 on-contract, $550 off-contact

Dell has announced that the much hyped Streak will be on sale this Friday, August 13th, to AT&T customers. The device — which has a 5-inch WVGA display, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, and more — will retail for $299.99 on a two-year contract and $549.99 off-contract. Curiously, Dell neglected to mention which iteration of Android the device will be shipping with (so we’re guessing it’s still 1.6). We’ve got the full press release for you after the break. Who’s excited for the Streak?

UPDATE: From Dell’s PR team: “We will ship [the] Streak to customers in the US with Android 1.6 and will offer an over-the-air upgrade to Android 2.2 later this year.” More →

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iPhone 4 hitting Telus July 30th

By on July 21, 2010 at 10:49 AM.

iPhone 4 hitting Telus July 30th

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Oh hai Canadian frandz! Cellular carrier Telus, from the Great White North, has announced that they will be carrying the iPhone 4 beginning on July 30th.  A little tip from your friends in the States: start looking for a good case now! You can “register your interest” in the iPhone 4 by hitting up our read link. Who’s excited? More →

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Deutsche Bank gives Sprint buy rating, cites success of EVO 4G

By on July 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM.

Deutsche Bank gives Sprint buy rating, cites success of EVO 4G

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Right before Q2 earning go live, Deutsche Bank has knighted Sprint with the coveted “buy” rating. DB noted that they “expect Sprint’s 2Q results to highlight continued improvements in its post paid ops,” which prompted Deutsche Bank to reduced their estimate for post-paid net losses from 500,000 to 400,000 for the quarter. The firms analysts credit strong sales of the HTC EVO 4G — the first 3G/4G hybrid smartphone — for Sprint’s lower churn rate (2.05%) and 42% year-over-year growth in post-paid customer additions (gross). Sprint is scheduled to announce earnings for Q2 2010 on Wednesday July 28th. More →

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Is Microsoft looking to buy RIM?

By on October 10, 2008 at 4:02 AM.

Is Microsoft looking to buy RIM?

Is Microsoft looking to buy RIM?

Is Microsoft looking to buy RIM? According to the latest buzz on Wall Street, the answer is possibly, but only if RIMs shares hit the $40 mark. With RIMs shares hovering around the $60 mark, Microsoft is rumored to be looking for RIM to tumble further before taking action. Said Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek, “RIM is a massive strategic fit for Microsoft. I’m fairly certain they have a standing offer to buy them at $50 [a share].” Granted this does sound a bit far fetched, but considering that the market cap of RIM is approximately $34 billion at $60 a share and would equal $28 billion at $50 per share, the move makes sense. But how would Microsoft afford such an expensive purchase? With cash and stock options, something which Microsoft has $23.6 billion to spare. If you were Balmer & Co., would you pursue the purchase of RIM?

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