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Device-on images of the LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 for Verizon emerge

September 21st, 2009

Behold, Verizon Wireless subscribers — the upcoming Chocolate sequel you had been praying was the BL40. Unfortunately no, it is most certainly not the BL40. We’ve known the Chocolate Touch would be a previously unseen handset for a while now of course, so this shouldn’t come as too much of a disappointment. As these live …

Sony Ericsson prices high and aims low with the Xperia Pureness

September 15th, 2009

In what would certainly be an interesting move on Sony Ericsson’s part, Brand Republic is reporting that the upcoming Xperia Pureness will launch at £530 through various non-carrier retailers around the UK. We already knew that SE was targeting November for the Pureness launch but the price point, which is equivalent to $874 USD if …

Qualcomm’s BREW platform lives on; coming soon to Sprint handsets near you

September 11th, 2009

On one end of the mobile spectrum, you have smartphone OSes that are feature packed, diverse and almost endlessly enhanceable. On the other end of the spectrum, you have dumb phone OSes that are limited in function but typically well-suited for the average consumer. Somewhere in the middle lies Qualcomm’s BREW Mobile Platform. Some may …

Samsung Freeform now available from Alltel

September 10th, 2009

Sheesh — now even Alltel is getting in on the action. It seems like everyone is trying to detract from Motorola’s big announcements later today as the flurry of news this morning just keeps on coming. In this latest addition, Samsung has announced the availability of the Samsung Freeform via Alltel. Specs include: Slim Bar …

AT&T announces 2009 HSPA 7.2 network upgrade plans

September 9th, 2009

This morning, AT&T took the wraps off its plan to upgrade 3G in various markets across the US this year. By various markets, we mean exactly six. HSPA 7.2, or High Speed Packet Access capable of providing downlink speeds up to 7.2Mbps, will theoretically provide a tremendous boost to AT&T’s 3G network speeds ahead of …

LG Chocolate BL40 launching mid-September in Europe, October elsewhere

September 4th, 2009

Perhaps it’s the ultra-wide 21:9 touchscreen display or maybe it’s the revised LG UI, but something about the Chocolate BL40 intrigues us. The simple fact that this handset is decidedly different from anything else on the market could be what’s drawing us in. Whatever the case, LG has just officially announced that its new oddball …

LG GM750 Windows Phone gets official for Vodafone

September 4th, 2009

In case you were wondering, yes, the flood gates are open. Windows Phones — or handsets running Windows Mobile 6.5, for the marketing impaired — are raining down left and right since Microsoft’s official announcement that Windows Mobile 6.5 is set for takeoff on October 6th. LG promised three Windows Phones right off the bat …

Nokia Shade gets pictured; headed to Verizon to replace the Mirage?

September 2nd, 2009

Was the Mural announcement from this morning not quite enough to satisfy your entry-level Nokia cravings? Don’t fret — the Shade should be just what the doctor ordered. Not much is known about this mysterious flipping feature phone for the time being but suffice it to say, most of you likely won’t care one way …

Android-powered HTC Desire 6200 has Verizon in its sights

September 1st, 2009

It looks like it soon may be raining Android handsets in Big Red country as yet another handset touting the Google OS has reportedly been spied in Verizon’s inventory system. The image above is an alleged screen capture showing the previously unheard of HTC Desire 6200 sitting pretty in VZW’s system. We know the Sholes …