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Daring Fireball: Microsoft sold 503 KINs

July 7th, 2010

John Gruber of Daring Fireball has a “well-placed” source who informed him that Microsoft sold a mere 503 KINs before the handset was given its end-of-life papers on June 30th. Speculative rumors of the device’s dismal sales figures have been tossed around willy-nilly over the last several week, and five hundred was a popular guess; others quoting …

White iPhone 4 gets un-boxed and photographed

July 7th, 2010

Do black gadgets make you feel gloomy? Does pure-white better suit your bubbly personality? If you’re an iPhone user, and white is your thing, we’ve got a story for you. Japanese blog Impress Watch has gotten their hands on a white Apple iPhone 4 that they’ve taken the time to give a proper un-boxing and photo shoot. …

AT&T statement: software defect is the upload bottleneck, fix in the works

July 7th, 2010

AT&T has officially released a statement about why some users have been experiencing sub-par (and we do mean sub-par) upload speeds over the past several days. The statement reads: “AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent jointly identified a software defect — triggered under certain conditions – that impacted uplink performance for Laptop Connect and smartphone customers using 3G …

Motorola CHARM is official, exclusive to T-Mobile USA this summer

July 7th, 2010

Well that didn’t take long. Yesterday, we saw the Motorola Charm get the blurry picture treatment, and today, Motorola has made its existence and destination official. Formally the CHARM, this Android 2.1 handset packs a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, 3 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BACKTRACK trackpad thing, Flash web browsing, MOTOBLUR, and in-call noise cancellation. Not a bad …

Ars Technica: Android 2.2 JavaScript performance "destroys" that of iOS 4

July 7th, 2010

Ars Technica just pitted Google’s Android 2.2 against Apple’s iOS 4 in a JavaScript benchmark test…and Ars isn’t mincing words with their results. In a post titled ,”Android 2.2 demolishes iOS4 in JavaScript benchmarks,” Ars quipped: “The results show that the Android device delivers significantly faster JavaScript execution than the iPhone, scoring over three times …

BlackBerry 9300, 9670, and 9800 shown on video

July 7th, 2010

This is more like it, a little something new and different for the legions of BlackBerry faithful. Salomondrin has gotten his hands on three, count em’ three, unreleased BlackBerrys from Research in Motion. The first — and probably the least exciting of the bunch — is the BlackBerry Curve 9300, the second is the BlackBerry …

Do Android developers outnumber iPhone developers?

July 6th, 2010

Do Android developers outnumber iPhone developers? If you believe this survey of 401 mobile developers than yes, yes they do. Vision Mobile, a “market analysis and strategy firm delivering market know-how to the mobile industry,” have a poll that indicates that more mobile application developers have experience with Google’s Android platform than with any other mobile …

Motorola Charm gets photographed, to hit T-Mobile soon

July 6th, 2010

TmoNews has gotten their hands on an image of the Android-powered Motorola Charm which, by all accounts, appears due to land on T-Mobile in the very near future. The Charm is a chubby, full-QWERTY candybar phone that is reported to have a Backflip-like trackpad on its posterior and 3-inch touchscreen. The phone has all the …

Adobe demos Flash 10.1 running on DROID X

July 6th, 2010

In a brief blog post, and two-plus minute video, Adobe, Inc. demoed Flash 10.1 running on the yet-to-be released Motorola DROID X. Adobe Sr. Technology Evangelist, Ted Patrick, demoed a quick Flash game and an AP World Cup application. At the end of the video Patrick reiterates that Flash player 10.1 and Android 2.2 will …

AT&T throttling upload speeds?

July 6th, 2010

Rumors are starting to fly around the the interwebs about the alleged throttling of upload speeds by everyones favorite wireless carrier AT&T (note: sarcasm). Users are reporting — on Apple’s discussion boards amongst other places — upload speeds topping out at around 100 Kbps in areas that consistently had much higher upload speds. If you’re wondering if your upload …