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Kelly Hodgkins

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Original DROID to get Froyo and Flash before the DROID X?

June 24th, 2010

A leaked internal memo purportedly from Verizon Wireless suggests that the original DROID will receive Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1 support before its bigger brother, the DROID X. The memo lists late July as the target date for the DROID 2.2 update and late August as the target date for the DROID X. That is one whole …

Symbian^3 gets exhaustively reviewed

June 24th, 2010

Nokia fans waiting with bated breath for Symbian^3 and the N8 to arrive now have an exhaustive review of the next generation Symbian platform to tide them over. Courtesy of Eldar Murtazin, the review covers nearly every nook and cranny of the upcoming mobile operating system with screen galore. If you are expecting a glowing …

Holding the iPhone 4 affects the antenna, degrades cellular signal?

June 23rd, 2010

A growing number of iPhone 4 owners are reporting that holding the iPhone 4 has an effect on the signal strength of the handset. Multiple videos demonstrate this unusual behavior in which the iPhone, when held in the palm of one’s hand, will lose signal strength by going from 5 bars of coverage to no service …

Rogers to drop the price on the BlackBerry Bold 9700 to $0?

June 23rd, 2010

Leaked signage from a Roger’s source suggests that the BlackBerry Bold 9700 has literally hit rock bottom. According to the placard, the Bold 9700 will be on sale for $0 with a three year customer agreement. It remains to be seen whether this price drop is a temporary sale or a more permanent means to …

White Apple iPhone 4 delayed due to manufacturing problem

June 23rd, 2010

Apple has confirmed that the white iPhone is delayed and will not be available until the second half of July. An unspecified challenge in the manufacturing of the handset is at the root of this unfortunate hold up. Whatever the cause, it thankfully does not affect the availability of the black iPhone 4 which is expected to …

Android 2.2 source code now available for Android developers

June 23rd, 2010

At the DROID X launch on Wednesday, Andy Rubin confirmed that Google is uploading the Android 2.2 source code to its Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository. With Froyo now in the hands of both the developer community and the OEMs, we can expect the latest Android OS to make its way onto handsets in the near future. While you …

HTC EVO 4G hacked to support 60 FPS video

June 23rd, 2010

HTC EVO 4G owners disappointed that the graphics on their premiere handset were deliberately capped at 30 FPS by HTC should head over to xda-developers and give the folks over there a hearty thank you. With some clever coding, this software cap has been lifted and select EVO 4G handsets can achieve up to 60 …

Verizon Wireless DROID X lands on July 15th for $199

June 23rd, 2010

Earlier today we were at the big event and covered the DROID X as it was announced, now it is time for us to take a step back and give you the details, summarized and presented BGR-style. So for all you diehards waiting for the DROID X, here are the official, drool-worthy specs: Texas Instrument …