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The latest mobile news and coverage including T-Mobile, plans, devices, smartphones, and accessories.

BGR Poll: What's your mobile social network of choice?

July 14th, 2010

Social networking is huge these days, and there are a lot of choices. Buzz, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Loopt, Foursquare; the list goes on and on. While all these companies have a slightly different slant on social networking, they all seem to agree on one thing: mobile devices are the future. So we wanted to know… …

Opera 5.1 for Android released

July 14th, 2010

Ah yes, pulled from the deep, cold fjords of Norway comes a fresh release of Opera for Android. The latest code out of Oslo — Opera 5.1 for Android — brings with it a slew of improvements, including: the ability to be set as the default browser, better kinetic scrolling, improved pinch-to-zoom functionality, and better overall rendering speed. …

Windows Phone Live to offer Windows Phone 7 syncing and remote wipe

July 13th, 2010

Microsoft unveiled its new Windows Phone Live website, a companion site that will be integrated into its upcoming Windows Phone 7 handsets. Similar to Microsoft’s MyPhone service unveiled as a beta in May 2009 for Windows Mobile 6.x handsets, the new Windows Phone Live will offer 25GB of SkyDrive storage space and will let Windows Phone 7 …

Apple removing links to Consumer Reports study from forums

July 13th, 2010

The Unofficial Apple Weblog is reporting that moderators of Apple’s support forums are deleting discussions and links to the Consumer Reports study released yesterday. The report stated that CR could not recommend the iPhone 4 due to an antenna glitch that the company feels Apple needs to fix. Users are reporting that more than one …

Samsung Galaxy S sales surpass 300,000 units in 19 days in South Korea

July 13th, 2010

Why do we love South Korea? Because it has Seoul, of course. The YONHAP News Agency is reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S has sold over 300,000 units, in just 19 days, on South Korea’s largest wireless carrier; SK Telecom. Samsung declined to comment on the worldwide sales figures of the Galaxy S, which is also out …

Consumer Reports: iPhone 4 antenna issues are hardware related

July 12th, 2010

Consumer Reports has just published a report on the iPhone 4 that refutes Apple, Inc.’s claim that the iPhone 4 signal issues are a “shocking” software error. Consumer Reports says: Our findings call into question the recent claim by Apple that the iPhone 4’s signal-strength issues were largely an optical illusion caused by faulty software that …

RIM releases second BlackBerry 6 video sneak peek

July 12th, 2010

RIM has just released another “sneak peek” video for its yet-to-be-released BlackBerry 6. The video demos the OS floating in space, rather than on a device, but hey…it’s better than nothing. We’re interested to know what you think. So on the double; hit the jump, watch the video, and sound off.

HTC EVO 4G delays hurting Sprint's 4G strategy

July 12th, 2010

While speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was quoted as saying, “we thought we would have more of a head start than we’ll end up having.” The CEO was referring to his company’s first-to-market 4G strategy, and more specifically about their industry first 3G/4G hybrid phone; the HTC EVO 4G. Currently, …

Motorola DROID X: camera features and settings walk through

July 9th, 2010

With the release of the DROID X just around the corner, we thought we would take some time and revisit one of the differentiating features of this particular Android handset: its 8 megapixel, mechanical shutter camera. We were a bit critical of the DROID X’s ability to take quality photographs with the default setting on the first …