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Peter Martin

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Nokia N900 marketing shot leaks, official announcement imminent

August 24th, 2009

If there is still doubt in anyone’s mind that Nokia plans to officially unveil its next-generation Maemo 5 handset at the modestly named Nokia World show next week, behold: The first official press render of the N900 has leaked. Call it the Rover, call it the RX-51 or call it whatever else you want — …

Rhapsody app coming soon to an iPhone near you… Pending approval

August 24th, 2009

Got an iPhone or an iPod touch? Got a Rhapsody ToGo subscription? Life is about to get a whole lot better for you… If Apple decides to approve Real’s new iPhone app, that is. That’s right folks, RealNetworks has submitted an app to the App Store that will allow ToGo subscribers to stream any and …

BlackBerry App World hits the Web

August 18th, 2009

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 …

Sprint 4G "Blazes" into Las Vegas, Portland and Atlanta

August 18th, 2009

As the line between Clearwire and Sprint’s 4G services continues to get more confusing with each passing day, we can at least take solace in knowing that WiMAX is progressing somewhere in the country. Corny and redundant press release titles aside, Sprint announced yesterday that its 4G services are now live and ready to rock in …

Page Plus intros Unlimited Talk n Text plan, $39.95

August 7th, 2009

If you haven’t yet heard of scrappy wireless carrier Page Plus, it might be time to check it out. Specializing in prepaid, Page Plus is known in many regions for its competitive rates and respectable coverage (as long as you don’t live in the middle of the country or the Northwest). On top of its …

The good news: Orange's LG GD910 watch phone is not £1,000

August 7th, 2009

The bad news: it’s €899. Subsidized. On contract. Seriously. Orange has finally made LG’s highly anticipated GD910 Watch Phone official, confirming it will be the phone’s exclusive carrier in Europe. The sleek 3G touchscreen handset wristset is available immediately in France and the aforementioned price is tied to “an Origami star, first, jet or Origami plus …

Nokia N86 8MP lands in the US on August 22nd, MSRP $499?

August 7th, 2009

Ready to get your NAM on, Nokia fans? Nokia’s first crack at an 8 megapixel beast is reportedly touching down stateside on August 22nd, which is just over 2 weeks away. But wait, there’s more good news in store for all you Symbian fans out there. It turns out the launch price of the N86 …

WildCharge introduces wired wireless charging

August 6th, 2009

In the immortal words of Johnny 5… “Does not compute.” Back when WildCharge first came out on the scene, the ambitious company definitely made some waves. Yes, its charging pad accessory looked a bit odd, but cell phone manufacturers were sure to jump on board and crank out some WildCharge-ready handsets because the product was …

So much for Walmart; Amazon selling BlackBerry Curve 8520 for $0.01

August 5th, 2009

Sorry Walmart, it looks like your time in the sun was over before it began — at least as far as the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is concerned. Not really of course, since Walmart presents the handset to an entirely new range of consumers across the country, but you know what we mean. We spilled the …