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AT&T warns Quickfire users about charging ports

February 25th, 2009

Listen up Quickfire owners, AT&T just made a pretty major announcement: Your phone is going to self-destruct in exactly five days! Just kidding, sort of — if you don’t follow the proper procedures for charging your device, it just might. On Monday we broke news of the Quickfire being pulled off shelves and being cut …

Microsoft retracts demand for payment of severance overage

February 24th, 2009

Word broke out over the weekend that Microsoft had sent letters to ex-employees asking for repayment of severance package overages. Apparently damage control was able to beat the Grinch out of HR because the company apparently decided to do the right thing. Microsoft human resources chief Lisa Brummel says the company is reversing its course …

Samsung Shift and LG GT365 Etna for AT&T previewed on video

February 23rd, 2009

Hardcore messaging fanatics on AT&T have a few more options to look forward to in the near future. If you find yourself in need of a full QWERTY keyboard and blazing fast data speeds aren’t a necessity, the Samsung Shift and LG Etna might be for you – if the Propel, Quickfire, Slate, Matrix and …

Microsoft to laid off employees: We’re gonna need that cash back

February 22nd, 2009

Microsoft has allegedly sent out a notice to former employees (those who were recently laid off) to come back so they can pour a little bit of salt in their wounds. Apparently, human resources in Redmond made a little oopsie and overpaid severance for some ex-workers. According to the notice, the folks in question have …

Danger Alert: Sidekick 2009 spotted in the wild

February 17th, 2009

Sidekick fans everywhere are drooling, and now there’s a real picture to back up all the rumors and rendered images from just a few weeks ago. If there was any doubt about the legitimacy of this new swivel phone it should certainly be squashed now (still, cross your fingers!). This sweet new device looks exactly …

Helio Ocean 2: The Wait is Over

February 13th, 2009

At long last, the Helio Ocean 2 is now available online. Many will just chuckle and give this bubbly handset a pass (especially for those who gave up after waiting for so long), but for those few die-hard Helio fans left it’s better late than never. If you have been lusting after this device and …

T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900 now live with pricing – $199.99

February 11th, 2009

Several of you have had the pleasure of receiving your BlackBerry Curve 8900s early, but the rest of us have had to wait patiently and eagerly for this day. The (sorta) smallest and (kinda) thinnest ‘Berry available is now live with pricing details on T-Mobile’s website. As you can clearly see, the phone will cost …

Best Buy offering BlackBerry Curve 8900 for $149.99

February 10th, 2009

Anticipation is mounting for those who didn’t get the chance to call in for their 8900 orders early. Even better news is that it looks like Best Buy might be offering it for just $149.99 with a two-years-of-your-life deal. It certainly beats the $299.99 price that many have paid, and will pay, coming straight out …

Samsung M7600 takes a small cue from Helio, big cue from Spinal Tap

February 7th, 2009

We can’t help but think of the upcoming Helio Ocean 2 when looking at this device – it’s as if Samsung took a good chunk of its design cues from fellow Korean handset manufacturer Pantech. However, it is definitely safe to say that physical design is where the similarities end… As in, hit a brick …

Apple planning to bring video-recording to the iPhone?

February 2nd, 2009

From the time it was released until today, one of the many gripes about the iPhone is its lack of video-recording capabilities (and MMS and copy/paste, we know). For the time being, only those who jailbreak their iPhones can enjoy video recording with apps like Cycorder. While nothing has been confirmed yet, it would appear …