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Microsoft MyPhone Beta available to the public for free

May 19th, 2009

If you’re currently rockin’ a smartphone running Windows Mobile 6 or higher, it’s time to get on the MyPhone wagon. Microsoft’s new OTA backup system is now in open beta and is ripe for the picking. You get 200MB of free storage, which isn’t a whole lot, but it should make do for emails, contacts …

iPhone rumor alert: Next-gen specs and launch date

May 19th, 2009

Apple’s WWDC is almost here and as such, it’s time for iPhone rumors and speculation to get hot and heavy. The latest and greatest — July 17 is the rumored launch date and there is a lengthy list of specs to accompany the news. Of course, history shows that when it comes to iPhone rumors, …

Sprint advocates receive Palm Pre units

May 16th, 2009

It seems like all the Pre minutiae is hitting the Internet like a ton of bricks but here’s some more news indicating its release isn’t far off: Palm Pre handsets are making their way to Sprint stores specifically for the store advocate, or the one who will be the Pre pro. Images surfaced recently with …

Confirmed: Verizon stores get netbooks May 17; changes to broadband plans

May 13th, 2009

Just a few days ago we told you that Verizon Wireless stores were getting the HP Mini 1151NR and now we have official confirmation (from an announcement going out tomorrow) along with a few more details. First off, pricing is indeed $199.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and on a 2-year Mobile Broadband contract. Also confirmed …

June Zune Surprise: ZuneHD or new phone from Microsoft? [UPDATED]

May 12th, 2009

June 2009 is going to be a big month: WWDC (iPhone announcement), the Palm Pre will be in action and rumor has it Microsoft has big news for the Zune. While many would speculate that the latter would mean a Zune phone from Microsoft, we’re thinking more along the lines of a Zune HD. After …

The Novel on the F Train: An Interview with Peter V. Brett

May 10th, 2009

How do you pass the time when you’re sitting in a train, plane or bus? Do you listen to music or surf the web on your phone? Are you the type who likes to get some work or emails done on your daily commute? For those of us who like to think we’re being productive …

AT&T ready to pick up some Alltel assets from Verizon

May 9th, 2009

Back when Verizon acquired Alltel, the FCC would only give the nod under certain conditions. One of those conditions was that Verizon divest some of Alltel’s assets after the acquisition so the market didn’t look like a Big Red monopoly. As was expected, AT&T is going to pick up a good chunk of those assets …

Android 1.5 (Cupcake) official rollout date leaked

May 6th, 2009

We’ve been teased and we’ve waited and waited for this, and now it’s finally here. After several false alarms, it looks like the big update to Android is officially coming our way. We knew it was coming sooner than later when it became available for dev phones a few weeks back. Late last month, some …

Nokia announces the E52: A phone that lasts and lasts

May 6th, 2009

There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a phone call and having your handset die on you. Or perhaps checking your work email on a long trip and having the juice run dry. This morning, Nokia broke out another Eseries device that will reportedly solve all your battery woes. The E52 boasts an …

Samsung announces Star S5230 and Preston S5600 touchscreen phones

May 6th, 2009

Never resting on their laurels, Samsung has just cranked out two new touchscreen handsets for this year: Star S5230 and Preston S5600. There’s no mistaking these as Samsungs given their looks — you can tell they’re obviously related to the Instinct and the Behold. The S5230 is a 2.5G handset (really?) coupled with a 3-inch …