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BlackBerry services to be suspended in the UAE starting October 11th

August 1st, 2010

Apparently unable to work out a solution to get BlackBerry devices “compliant” with the UAE, the country has stated that it will disable BlackBerry services on October 11th. The Director of the Telecommunication Regulation Authority had this to say: “With no solution available and in the public interest, in order to affect resolution of this …

Google now serves up mobile ads based upon your location

July 31st, 2010

Google has introduced new location-aware advertising for iPhone and Android handsets. Advertisers will now have the ability to select a “location extension for display” option that will serve up their ads based upon a user’s GPS coordinates. Ads will appear within mobile applications and mobile browsers and will allow users to get mapping and contact …

Motorola DROID X source code released

July 30th, 2010

Yay, open source! Anyone interested in the DROID X source code? If you are, the files are posted on Motorola’s developer site. The code weighs in at a hefty 280 MB and was actually released several days ago on July 28th. If you’re ready to get down and dirty with lines and lines of code, …

Mexico getting unlocked iPhone 4 too

July 30th, 2010

If you live in the States and are dying to get an unlocked iPhone 4, prepare to be taunted by two bordering nations. It looks as though Apple will offer the iPhone 4, carrier unlocked, to Mexico via the Online Apple Store; Canada already has this option. The pricing on the unit has not yet been …

BlackBerry Bold 9780 appears on video again

July 30th, 2010

Thank you may I have another? Today, Salomondrin has decided to jump in on the BlackBerry Bold 9780 video fun. The blogger has posted up a seven minute video showing off the hardware and software of the not-so-secret 9780. Hit the jump and check out the video if you’re interested. Enjoy! [Via Crackberry]

FCC approves first LTE phone, Samsung SCH-R900

July 30th, 2010

The FCC has green-lighted the Samsung SCH-R900, what appears to be the U.S.’s first CDMA/LTE handset. The R900 was announced back in March at CTIA by pre-paid carrier MetroPCS, and the cost-conscious carrier stated it would have the device out before the end of the year. The Samsung device will contain a 1700/1900 MHz LTE radio …

Official: Sprint bringing Android 2.2 to HTC EVO 4G August 3rd

July 30th, 2010

It is officially official. Sprint has announced that it will be “the first wireless carrier to bring Android 2.2 to customers […] beginning Tuesday, Aug. 3.” Yesterday, leaked slides indicated that August 3rd was Sprint’s targeted go-live date, but a post on the company’s blog has made the date official. Go ahead EVO 4G owners, …

HTC blessing European Desire owners with Android 2.2 this weekend

July 30th, 2010

HTC has released a statement to let all those Europeans owning an unlocked HTC Desire know that they will start getting Android 2.2 this weekend. The update will have the latest version of HTC’s Sense UI, improved 720p video capture mode, iTunes integration, and its enhanced Caller ID. For American owners waiting for their cone …

Samsung Intensity II gets official on Verizon Wireless

July 29th, 2010

Well we knew it was coming, and now it is here. Today, Verizon Wireless made the Samsung Intensity II — a QWERTY-slider messaging phone — official. The device has a full horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard with external numeric keypad, 2.2-inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) screen, 1.3-megapixel infrared camera with night vision, Bluetooth, and micro-SD …