HTC Thunderbolt 4G sign-up page now live

By on December 28, 2010 at 12:37 AM.

HTC Thunderbolt 4G sign-up page now live

Yesterday afternoon, we told you about a non-working website URL indicating that HTC’s first LTE device on Verizon would in fact be named the Thunderbolt 4G. Well, it appears as though that non-working link is now live. The page reminds you that on January 6th “HTC will be the first to 4G. Again.” and will kindly take your name and email address to provide you with news on the cloaked handset when available. Don’t take our word for it, hit the read link and have a look for yourself. CES draws near… get excited.

[Via Android Central] More →

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About.me now out of beta

By on December 17, 2010 at 1:31 PM.

About.me now out of beta

About.me is a relatively new service, but it’s already attracting boat loads of users. Since September, About.me has let people reserve personal profile pages, and has just opened up to everyone. It’s an incredibly simple concept — have your own profile page that has a short bio, links to your different social networking profiles and services, and most importantly, a super high resolution image of yourself. In addition to being a great personal landing site, About.me offers a great suite of analytics items to track how much traffic you’re getting and from where, etc. Over 400,000 people have reserved their profile page names on About.me since September, and the company raised around $425,000 in funding according to TechCrunch.

Check out my page at about.me/jonathan! More →

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HTC Merge appears, disappears from Verizon’s website

By on November 18, 2010 at 6:59 PM.

HTC Merge appears, disappears from Verizon’s website

If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer with an affinity for QWERTY-keyboards, Android, and HTC, listen up. The HTC Merge, an Android 2.2 handset that is anything but a secret, briefly appeared on Big Red’s website today. The 360-degree view module, which is a treatment all Verizon phones get, was briefly live on the company’s website. The gang over a Android Central managed to grab a video of the hot little number before it was vanquished back into obscurity. Hit the read link if you want to check it out and let us know in the comments if you plan on picking one up. More →

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Apple posts mysterious message on homepage, iTunes announcement due tomorrow

By on November 15, 2010 at 10:15 AM.

Apple posts mysterious message on homepage, iTunes announcement due tomorrow

This morning, Apple posted a mysterious message on its homepage. With instructions to “check back here tomorrow” the note alludes to an “exciting announcement from iTunes.” We’re not certain whether Apple will announce another iTunes milestone — billions and billions served — or if there is something else in the works from the Cupertino company (Beatles catalog, cloud computing?). We’ll find out tomorrow at 10:00AM ET. More →

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Google tweaks Gmail for mobile Safari

By on October 28, 2010 at 9:50 PM.

Google tweaks Gmail for mobile Safari

Today, Google announced two, small improvements to their Gmail web interface for mobile Safari: scrolling speed and the toolbar availability. First, scrolling: Google explains that the new scrolling on gmail.com is now “snappier” and better reflects the speed of an inputted swipe gesture. The second feature improvement has the navigation toolbar staying onscreen when scrolling through mail — rather than appearing, via a short sliding animation, after a delay. “Being able to access your toolbars from any point on the page should make it easier to triage your email and move around the app,” writes Google. The new features are available in mobile Safari for iOS versions 4.0 or higher (English only, for the moment). More →

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Apple removes white iPhone 4 from website

By on October 28, 2010 at 7:28 AM.

Apple removes white iPhone 4 from website

It’s not looking good, boys and girls. Late last night, Apple removed the white iPhone 4 from it’s website’s purchase page. No more placeholder with a “not available sign”, nada.

We reported that we had heard Apple might cancel the white iPhone 4 model entirely the same day Apple announced another delay until Spring.

What do you think? Is it gone or just hiberating through the winter?

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BlackBerry Bold 9780 artifacts appear on RIM's website

By on October 18, 2010 at 7:18 AM.

BlackBerry Bold 9780 artifacts appear on RIM's website

If you’re one of those people who still prefer the brutal, sometimes primitive, efficiency of a BlackBerry device, listen up. It looks like RIM is starting to get their proverbial ducks in a row for a 9780 launch in the near future. One of our readers was kind enough to point out the mention of the Bold 9780 on RIM’s official website. Links to a “9780 Demo” and “9780 Announcement” are visible on the 9700′s support page… for the time being. The links don’t yield any interesting results, but it certainly is a good sign for those waiting for the handsets release. T-Mobile launched the 9700 ahead of AT&T earlier this year, which carrier do we think is getting the device first this time?

Thanks, T.D.! More →

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Twitter website gets redesign, packs functionality

By on September 15, 2010 at 7:09 AM.

Twitter website gets redesign, packs functionality

Twitter has announced that its official website will be getting a heavy makeover. Aside from a cleaner, two-column layout, the new looks will also pack new functions, including:

  • Media. Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.
  • Related content. When you click a Tweet, the details pane shows additional information related to the author or subject. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: replies, other Tweets by that user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more.
  • Mini profiles. Click a username to see a mini profile without navigating from the page, which provides quick access to account information, including bio and recent Tweets.

The new layout, which also provides infinite scrolling (thank you!), will be rolling out to a small percentage of users today and the vast majority of users in the next few weeks. We have a video detailing some of the functionality after the break. More →

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Windows Phone Live to offer Windows Phone 7 syncing and remote wipe

By on July 13, 2010 at 12:36 PM.

Windows Phone Live to offer Windows Phone 7 syncing and remote wipe

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Microsoft unveiled its new Windows Phone Live website, a companion site that will be integrated into its upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets. Similar to Microsoft’s MyPhone service unveiled as a beta in May 2009 for Windows Mobile 6.x handsets, the new Windows Phone Live will offer 25GB of SkyDrive storage space and will let Windows Phone 7 users sync contacts, calendars, OneNote files, pictures and more between their handset and the web. The website will also host the Find My Phone service which provides users with the ability to map, ring, lock and remote wipe a missing handset. Microsoft also confirmed that Windows Phone 7 is on track for a global launch in time for the holiday season. At launch, Windows Phone 7 handsets will support five languages including English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and the Windows Phone marketplace will go live in 17 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and United States. More →

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Twitter gives mobile page desperately needed update

By on December 4, 2009 at 7:37 PM.

Twitter gives mobile page desperately needed update

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Here at BGR we have been known to drop a tweet or two from time to time — we’re looking squarely at you @bettiol — and although we usually use a certain Twitter client since we’re rockin’ BlackBerry smartphones, we were still happy to hear Twitter’s mobile site has received a makeover. The previous iteration of Twitter’s mobile site was, how do we put this, non functional impossible frustrating useless bad, so when the new site hit we were skeptical. However, we are happy to report that the new mobile site is fully featured, properly laid out, easy to use, and well designed. We actually kind of like it. Now, the current version is only optimized for WebKit based browsers (Android, iPhone, WebOS, ect.), but the site does seem to run on our BlackBerry browsers just fine. Go ahead, take you handset over to mobile.twitter.com and give it a whirl. If you are really bored you could always friend @mdflores, @andrewmunchbach, @bettiol or our official @boygeniusreport account. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about Mikey though!

P.S. We’d post BG’s Twitter username but he insists on only having “organic” followers. If you’d like to add him, it’s not like it is rocket science… More →

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BlackBerry App World hits the Web

By on August 18, 2009 at 11:19 AM.

BlackBerry App World hits the Web

The good news: BlackBerry fans can finally get their App World fix on their computers. The bittersweet news: App World’s desktop experience is way better than its on-device experience. RIM has just launched a new Web-based version of its App World offering, allowing users to browse the catalog in its entirety from any desktop browser (or even a decent mobile browser). The new interface is awesome but it’s not all ponies and lollipops, unfortunately. There are plenty of things we’d like to see improved in Web-based App World going forward; most importantly, it needs to be better integrated with the on-device portal. Currently, when you find an app you like all you can do is email a link to your Berry. Lame. We want deeper integration — mark apps of interest on the website and they should automatically jump to a flagged page the next time you open App World on your device. There are a few other things we would like to see implemented soon but since the site is fresh out of the oven, we’ll give RIM some time to flush things out a bit. In the meantime, hit the read link to browse App World on the Web and let us know what you think.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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Rogers website appears to confirm iPhone 3GS 8GB

By on August 10, 2009 at 7:51 AM.

Rogers website appears to confirm iPhone 3GS 8GB

An iPhone 3GS versus 3G comparison chart on the Rogers website seemingly confirms the existence of an iPhone 3GS 8GB as we scooped exclusively earlier this month. Even with a casual glance, one can not miss that big blue check mark clearly marking the iPhone 3GS as being available in an 8GB capacity. Whether this is an errant check mark that needs to be wiped from the chart or a cleverly designed leak remains to be seen but with the previous intel we unleashed last week, we’re obviously leaning towards the latter. No other details are available but it looks like those of you who haven’t yet snagged an iPhone 3GS will have an 8GB model to look forward to soon enough.

[Via Macrumors]

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T-Mobile account interface gets a UI overhaul

By on June 1, 2009 at 6:35 PM.

T-Mobile account interface gets a UI overhaul

Well hello there, sexy. T-Mobile recently went live with its account management UI face lift and we’ll be damned if it didn’t do an amazing job. Talk about clean! The design is fantastic, with smooth lines and terrific gradients to spice things up. The new UI also presents pertinent info logically and just about everything you need is one click away. At this point we’d have to say there’s really no question — T-Mobile’s account management site is unrivaled. Well, AT&T might have a solid design as well but we wouldn’t know… We’re still waiting for the page to load. Hit the jump for a bigger shot and if you’re a T-Mobile customer, hit the Read link to check out all the changes.

Thanks, Hassana!

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